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Dreams are like rainbows. Only idiots chase them.
Dreams are like rainbows. Only idiots chase them.

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Challenge: Motivational Poster (Advanced Editing I*)
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: Tour Eiffel
Date: Dec 23, 2003
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Cityscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Dec 23, 2003


Place: 69 out of 94
Avg (all users): 4.8295
Avg (commenters): 5.3846
Avg (participants): 4.4925
Avg (non-participants): 5.0367
Views since voting: 1949
Votes: 176
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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01/07/2004 10:34:30 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Hello! Well, I made some comments during the challenge, now to get more nitty gritty.

Like I said before, I love this shot overall but the balance seems off because of the bottom rail cutting across the way it does. Maybe if it was slightly rotated to straighten it up but then that would make the upper part off balance, wouldn't it? It's a tough call on that one.

I wish there were comments so I could figure out just how you got this shot so maybe I could offer another idea on how to straighten it up or balance it out more. Are you on the level below the man looking out. Is this a posed shot on his part or a lucky shot on your part? If posed maybe you could be more directly under him so you could get the rail to be a little straighter while still having the tower going up the center?

I like the way the tower also fades into the fog, very nice effect and capture. The lighting is very well done on this shot.

As for meeting the challenge I'm betting you lost some points there with some voters because the title wasn't very motivational in the traditional sense of the word and the lack of border on the shot. I know I felt confused by the title compared to the shot and if it has to do with the person who designed and built the Eiffel Tower I'm not that familier with them so it wouldn't make sense to me.

I hope this helps.

Good Luck In Future Challenges!

DNeufer@stny.rr.com if you have any questions or want to discuss this further!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/03/2004 10:07:15 PM
Just how motivational is that title? The shot is wonderful, Not quite sure how you pulled it off but it is well done. The lack of border hurts this shot for this challenge and the shot seems it could be rotated just a tad clockwise to line up the railing so it was more leve. A 4
01/03/2004 04:06:47 AM
Rainbows are a motivational icon though. Do something like this: Determination and Success: Great things come of them.
01/02/2004 05:48:41 AM
I don't get this .. this is not a photo of a rainbow ... then this most be the idiot?
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12/31/2003 07:03:02 PM
beautiful photograph! I love the angle
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12/31/2003 11:03:20 AM
Not really a motivational phrase, don't you agree? Kind of grim and glum. Really a great shot, though.
12/29/2003 12:46:15 PM
Interesting photo. I wish your motivational phrase was more clearly connected to it. Did Eiffel have a dream which he chased? Was he an idiot? Or is this fellow in the photo looking at a rainbow and thinking about chasing it? Are the rainbows you mention real ones (in which case chasing them is foolish!) or metaphorical (not foolish - but contradictory to something like the Eiffel Tower).
12/29/2003 10:17:26 AM
nice picture, although i do not necessarily agree with your statement we would not have had flight if the wright brothers had not chased their dream so i would say this is a demotivational poster
12/29/2003 08:45:59 AM
The faces seem a bit out of focus, otherwise this is really good.
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12/29/2003 08:26:35 AM
Interesting shot, but I think I'd like it better without the people.
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12/29/2003 08:10:16 AM
The text does not match the image. I would have expected to see a rainbow or I would have expected a text using "height".
12/29/2003 07:00:28 AM
This is a wild shot. Not sure I quite follow the text, but I'm guessing that we come from different cultures.
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12/29/2003 06:05:08 AM
Interesting viewpoint. Colours are a bit on the darker side with the top disappearing into the whiteness. But the photo itself doesn't really make sense with your title (IMHO).
12/29/2003 03:27:54 AM
Very good.
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