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Mercury Silk Waves
Mercury Silk Waves
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Challenge: Silky-Smooth (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G
Location: Lake Hodges, Escondido, CA
Date: May 14, 2007
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: May 15, 2007

water from my local lake. got bored and decided to zoom in on it.

lowered brightness
contrast
re-size
add border
save for web

Statistics
Place: 36 out of 144
Avg (all users): 5.9825
Avg (commenters): 6.7857
Avg (participants): 5.4667
Avg (non-participants): 6.1200
Views since voting: 671
Views during voting: 410
Votes: 285
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)


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05/27/2007 10:53:09 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

Hi Marco,

Welome to DPC, and congratulations on your 3rd entry.

It looks like you split the voters on this one. The shot has an exceptionally high difference between Avg for commentors and overall Avg. What is clear is that a lot of people loved the shot, and a number felt it DNMC. Some love your DOF, and other do not. On the whole I think the shot scored and palced well in a challenge with loads of excellent shots.

I do like the composition, and balance of the image. There is a wonderful sense of the wave/ripple moving forward slowly. I personally think the blur, and shallow DOF add to this. The diagonal lines add to the sense of movement. The colour and contrast is also lovely, and IMHO is what gived this image it's claim to silky-smoothness.

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.

Cheers
Paul
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/22/2007 10:46:49 PM
What can I say, 10
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05/22/2007 07:01:52 AM
You've a good eye for a pattern!
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05/21/2007 08:25:25 PM
Nice and abstract, just lacks a bit of punch.
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05/21/2007 01:17:23 PM
I like the composition. It evokes less a feeling of smoothness in me. I think it'd have been improved by cropping out the blurry portion at the top.
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05/18/2007 06:07:52 PM
what interesting texture! cool.
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05/18/2007 04:25:53 PM
nice shot I like abstractions
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05/18/2007 10:08:28 AM
nice image the water looks like mercury
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05/17/2007 11:27:10 AM
nice colors
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05/17/2007 11:22:11 AM
Great image. I love the rippled texture shown. The color also makes the image a lot more interesting. Good angle as well.
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05/17/2007 10:31:53 AM
Love the colour here, great abstract
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05/16/2007 09:27:11 PM
Excelent texture, just enough DOF, good composition, great toning, all around very good work
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05/16/2007 06:43:43 PM
beautiful
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05/16/2007 01:27:13 PM
The breaking of the wave is interesting and I like the angle that it cuts through the frame.
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05/16/2007 09:12:52 AM
no idea what the silk connection is, when I think of water I definitely do not think of it being silk like
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05/16/2007 08:28:16 AM
I would have liked it better with a a great f/stop to create more detail. A very nice picture.
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