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Disneyland's Gateway to Fantasy
Disneyland's Gateway to Fantasy
dr rick

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: On the Edge (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Anaheim, California
Date: Dec 19, 2003
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Travel
Date Uploaded: Dec 21, 2003

Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland, gateway to Fantasyland.

Place: 119 out of 164
Avg (all users): 4.7077
Avg (commenters): 5.2500
Avg (participants): 4.4429
Avg (non-participants): 4.8560
Views since voting: 824
Votes: 195
Comments: 11
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12/31/2003 03:35:59 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Initial thoughts - My opinion
Well-made night shot which has some problems to get the association with the challenge topic on the first glance.

The nicely lit castle is captured very direct in full frame without any direction to strengthen the intention. The tree and the two bushes in the foreground are not used as compositional element but rather appear as obstacles to the free view to the castle. Same holds for the reflection of the castle in the lake: because it's only showing a small part of the castle, it's hard to recognize it as for what it is.

A lower position, using the bushes as frame and zooming closer to the gate might have been way better. It is not necessary to get the whole castle. Cutting of parts of an object most times increase the interest, because the viewer can use his/her imagination to fill in the rest in his mind.

Camera work -technically
No particular issue here. Exposure is good, maybe only a tad on the dark side. Focus is good as well.

Digital Processing - Technical
Might have been sharpened a bit more.

Fits the challenge
As stated above, boundary or better transition is not easy to see on the first, even the second glance.

Good luck for you further submissions

PS: As this is my first Critique Club critique, it would be helpful to get some feedback if you like.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/30/2003 11:57:33 PM
great nite shoot...how about using a filter ...like the star filter?
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12/30/2003 08:32:07 PM
I'll give you the challenge theme at least. Your photo is not straight (an easy fix in photoshop) and the white balance appears to be off (bluish cast) It's also rather underexposed in the foreground.
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12/29/2003 03:06:08 PM
This is pretty, but too much like a snapshot or postcard image for my tastes.
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12/28/2003 05:08:52 PM
Nice color, and has a great mood to it.
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12/27/2003 03:01:08 PM
dont see much relevene to the topic,....exporsure is not enough
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12/27/2003 10:35:26 AM
Nice capture on the lighting and the details of the castle. The lights in the foreground add enough interest to make this more than the usual vacation shot.
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12/26/2003 12:20:54 AM
Does not meet challenge. 1
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12/25/2003 05:11:56 PM
wow! a perfect 10! (voted 9.... hihihihihih)
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12/24/2003 01:28:20 PM
wish i was there!
12/24/2003 12:02:39 PM
Good lighting and DOF. Slight tilt to the picture.
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