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Mold and Corrosion to Flowing Silk
Mold and Corrosion to Flowing Silk

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Silky-Smooth (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Location: Exterior water runoff
Date: May 12, 2007
Aperture: F22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.3
Galleries: Nature, Water
Date Uploaded: May 12, 2007

Small roadway water runoff. I thought it was interesting having two opposite ends of the spectrum in this. Bright shiny silky looking water, to grimy dirty, corroded mossy stone. This was about an hour before sunset, and it was much brighter then it appears. I ended up shooting through some ND to get it the way i wanted.

Place: 48 out of 144
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05/24/2007 09:39:55 PM
this shot is serene, glad you showed me this website!
05/24/2007 02:40:55 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

Hi Joel,

Welcome to DPC. Congratulations on your third challenge entry and new personal best.

You have very clearly satisfied the challenge with wonderfully smooth flowing water. I personally think your idea of retaining the corroded stone was effective in off-setting the smoothness of the water, but do agree with comments that imagewould be better if the leaves on the left were excluded. Other than that the composition is not overwhelmignly engaging, I think due to a lack of clear focal point - without the title and challeneg I wouldn't conclude that you were trying to tell me anything about smoothness.

This is a technically sound shot. With ISO at 100, your aperture at F/22, and using an ND filter I see that you have already doen loads to try drag out the shutter.

It is my hope that these insights are helpful and constructive. Please feel free to PM me if you have any questions regarding this critique. And please remember to mark it "Helpful" if you found it so. Good luck with future challenges.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/19/2007 06:13:09 AM
the leafs on the lower side are a bit distracing.
05/18/2007 06:30:00 PM
The water part is beautiful, but I think the rest is disturbing, given this challenge.
05/18/2007 10:09:56 AM
nice image the scean looks very peaceful
05/16/2007 09:50:55 PM
this is quite nice, although I think an even slower shutter speed would have made the water even 'silkier'.

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