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Picnic by Candlelight
Picnic by Candlelight

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Challenge: The Four Elements II (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Date: May 27, 2007
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/80
Date Uploaded: May 27, 2007

Breezy candle-lit picnic by the lakeshore, includes all four elements.

-White Balance = Cloudy
-RGB Curve
-Blue/Yellow Curve
-Resize for DPC
-Crop L/R to 3:2 ratio
-USM at 12%/48 dia/TH = 0
-USM at 66%/0.6 dia/TH = 5
-USM at 66%/0.6 dia/TH = 5
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 6/10 = 138kb

Place: 342 out of 394
Avg (all users): 4.9114
Avg (commenters): 4.2000
Avg (participants): 4.8039
Avg (non-participants): 5.1071
Views since voting: 653
Views during voting: 210
Votes: 158
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/03/2007 11:09:38 PM
I wish it would be taken at night, unless it is a mosquito candle :)
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06/01/2007 06:07:36 PM
Do not see the relation...
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06/01/2007 11:52:39 AM
I'm guessing the element you're trying to portray here is fire, but I think the picnic really distracts from the candlelight. It also seems like the brightest areas, like in the lake and on the path, are a bit too bright.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/31/2007 04:01:01 PM
raw corn on a picnic? hehe it has all the elements.. but I'm sorry to say I find it lacking in oomph.
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05/31/2007 01:24:32 PM
This would be much more effective if it didn't look like it was noon when it was taken; even dusk would have been better. Your candle flame doesn't take center stage - in fact I have to look for it, and then it seems out of place.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/30/2007 02:28:37 PM
not quite there
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05/30/2007 03:27:19 AM
i usually dont make comments like this but i gotta:
1. candlelight in broad daylight?
2. where is the focus on an element?
3. eggs and raw corn for a picnic?

ill give it a 5 for the nice location
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/29/2007 12:38:25 PM
blown highlights and lack of shadow details hurt this image ...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/29/2007 07:08:18 AM
The reflections from the water and sky are very distracting IMHO.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/29/2007 06:55:10 AM
the concept of "elements" is not obvious, though you have included fire and water and produce from the earth. The composition lacks of a main focal point. in addition, the contrast is too high, you have lost detail in water, path, trees and in the dishes
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05/28/2007 04:40:52 PM
Nice and simple.
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