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Windows at sunset
Windows at sunset

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Challenge: Image Grain II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Location: Porto Alegre
Date: Mar 10, 2007
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 0.6s
Galleries: Sky
Date Uploaded: Mar 12, 2007


Place: 237 out of 399
Avg (all users): 5.1379
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 4.8889
Avg (non-participants): 5.4667
Views since voting: 624
Views during voting: 248
Votes: 174
Comments: 7
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/28/2007 03:49:54 PM
In terms of being technically well done within the confines of the challenge topic, this works OK.

Lighting and general exposure and lighting seem good. Composition with offset and use of negative space is OK. Overall grain in this image is much better than in most others in the grain challenge.

The challenge:
Though the grain is well done it is not really necessary for this particular image within the confines of this challenge and that is a critical element.

I suspect the below average DPC score for this image results from two things... One, grain does not contribute significantly to the overall impact of the image and; two, it has little to attract viewer interest on a DPC level. It is just a building with attractive window lighting. DPCers want more "wow" factor in their images.

For the challenge perhaps there is to much grain or it is closer to the "digital noise" variety.

In the end perhaps subject matter played a greater role in this challenge in the acceptance of this image than anything else. Maybe you should have chosen a different subject for a higher impact and therefore a higher score.

Technically speaking there is little to suggest. Changing subjects to add viewer interest might be in order. Grain generally works well for 'old' style photography and/or hard core inner city imagery. BW is more common than not for grain.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/20/2007 11:10:28 AM
I love the lighting to this image. The grain is a little too heavily applied however.
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03/19/2007 09:40:43 PM
I think this is an exceedingly artistic photo. Love the simplicity. I can honestly see this one hanging in a gallery or even MOMA.
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03/19/2007 06:47:22 PM
I like this effect, as enhanced by the grain. 7
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03/19/2007 05:54:52 PM
i like how the windows are so bright - not a fan of the extent of the grain in the sky - it seems to overwhelm the nice lines in the clouds
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03/15/2007 01:17:14 PM
great color
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03/14/2007 01:59:53 PM
Nicely captured light
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