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Not Alone
Not Alone

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Challenge: Simplicity (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 990
Location: Near Monument, Colorado
Date: Dec 6, 2003
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 125
Galleries: Landscape, Travel
Date Uploaded: Dec 7, 2003

Pike's Peak from NE. FYI, the two dots above the peak are an airplane pulling a glider over the Air Force Academy.

Place: 132 out of 262
Avg (all users): 5.3405
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 5.0092
Avg (non-participants): 5.6341
Views since voting: 766
Votes: 232
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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12/18/2003 11:35:01 AM
from the Critique Club

Thing you achieve best of all here is the positioning of the tree within the framing of the shot: it bridges the transition from foreground to distance nicely.

Focus and depth of field and all that technical stuff is pretty well done - though there seems to be a lack of detail: I wonder if it's perhaps cropped slightly too far?

The image suffers most, IMO, from an indecisiveness about what the true subject is: the tree? the peak and the openness of the view? the progression of hills into the distance? If it's the tree, then I think it would need more careful placing against this background (obviously, by moving the photographer, not the tree itself): perhaps at least to exclude the town visible in the valley. There are too many small elements that compete for attention here for this not to suffer in voting in a simplicity challenge.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/12/2003 01:19:21 PM
Very nice composition ! I would of liked the foreground to be a bit brighter.
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12/10/2003 06:57:49 PM
not alone eh? the lumberjack will fix that... bwahaha
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12/10/2003 04:05:50 PM
Cut away a part of the black foreground and it becomes much more appealing.
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12/10/2003 11:31:59 AM
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12/10/2003 11:16:55 AM
Pretty shot. Are those birds or planes over the mountain? Foreground is a bit dark. I probably would have cropped most of it out..
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