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The Zoo
The Zoo

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Challenge: Triptych II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: LA Zoo
Date: Apr 26, 2007
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 100/200
Shutter: 1/150 ish
Galleries: Animals, Diptych / Triptych
Date Uploaded: Apr 26, 2007

It was hard getting all the photos to have the same tone and contrast. When they all looked best, they didn't fit because the contrasts were different. So played around with this for a long time, trying to figure out which ones looked okay at which tones, etc., and finally decided that as a whole, they looked best at this tone, with not very much contrast. Lots of grays, with not much black or white. I couldn't really get the flamnigo picture to match too well, but that's the best I could do. The giraffe sort of fades into the background when I brought the contrast down, but I don't think it takes away too much. And the last photo, the chimp(??? I think that's what it is) looked best the way it does. And it was my favorite photo of the day.

Place: 34 out of 244
Avg (all users): 6.3505
Avg (commenters): 7.7143
Avg (participants): 6.2421
Avg (non-participants): 6.4370
Views since voting: 1159
Views during voting: 357
Votes: 214
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/07/2007 08:38:24 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club -

First off - nice image and great score. You caught and presented 3 cool shots of the zoo animals. The b&w conversions are nice (though I would love to see a color version - even with the issues you had) and the layout is well done.

Not a whole lot I can comment to make the pic better. One thing that I may have done is flipped the giraffe on the horizontal. This would have placed him in a mirror position to the flamingo with his neck coming out of the right corner rather than the left. That may have offered a better balance. But this is just a small thing.

You have nice detail, caught nice poses and have three very different animals pictured. Just a very nice shot overall presented very well.

Not much else to offer you here. Keep up the good work!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/06/2007 05:06:23 PM
Great photos.9
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05/06/2007 04:01:12 PM
Wow this could be a promo poster but I don't understand why you chose b/w for this piece...
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05/05/2007 11:53:57 PM
A nice set of characters here! (especially the chimp) 8
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05/04/2007 06:40:17 AM
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05/03/2007 11:12:07 PM
good use of black and white to make consistent
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05/03/2007 04:37:14 PM
i think it would have been more dramatic in color, but i do like it.
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05/01/2007 05:43:30 PM
Great job getting all that emotion in one "picture". Great summary of a trip to the zoo!
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05/01/2007 04:43:37 PM
nice black and whites.
nice all round entry.
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05/01/2007 12:49:45 AM
Great set - Love the giraffe - Only gripe is that I would have liked to see real blacks as the images are a little gray.
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04/30/2007 10:58:41 PM
Great expressions on the faces!
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04/30/2007 08:50:43 PM
Very well put together and nice b/w.
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04/30/2007 08:33:07 PM
Love that Giraffe. Thats hilarious.
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04/30/2007 03:16:50 PM
I like the black and white. Great job = 9.
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04/30/2007 12:10:22 PM
Nice B&W's, you should do an outtake with the color version.
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04/30/2007 10:39:22 AM
Three stellar protraits. Awesome job.
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04/30/2007 12:54:55 AM
This is stunning composition and what a great use of B&W. Can't wait to see how this will score and how is behind this excellent image!!!! 10
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