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Determination
Determination
agwright


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Challenge: Motivational Poster (Advanced Editing I*)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Pentland
Date: Dec 27, 2003
Aperture: F22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/90
Galleries: Landscape, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Dec 27, 2003

Taken on the pentland hill - midlothian

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 94
Avg (all users): 6.8652
Avg (commenters): 7.8571
Avg (participants): 6.6418
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 1991
Votes: 178
Comments: 24
Favorites: 0


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01/07/2004 10:50:11 AM
Critique Club

I really liked this shot. What makes it good for me is the sense of scale. The really tiny figure is placed near the edge where he is almost lost in the great landscape, but you've used leading lines to great affect so that people don't miss him (or her!). The composition works very well overall.

I do think that the photo itself looks a bit washed out, especially against the heavy black border. I think you should have maybe decreased the brightness a tiny bit, and increased the contrast, to get the whites whiter too. Other than that I can't fault the photo.

The quote fits the photo very well but I think it's placement makes the bottom of the frame look too crowded. I think it would have helped to have an equal gap between the quote and the photo, and the quote and the bottom. To make more room, moving the photo up to have the top of the frame smaller wouldn't have hurt. In fact, the bottom of borders are quite commonly bigger than the top. I think A light grey would have worked better than white too, so that so much attention wasnt brought away from the great photo.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/04/2004 02:52:49 PM
I love this shot and the phrase!
I do not like the wide black border.
Had the making for a great poster otherwise.
But that is minimal in my voting.
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01/03/2004 04:46:31 PM
You got this one right! Bold frame sets off the photo. Only suggestion - I would have done something different with the title (all caps, different font?) since you use the word in the quote it needs to stand out a bit more. 10
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01/03/2004 03:39:48 AM
Great in showing how to get somewhere. This is motivational (although mountains are becoming cliche). This worked really well. If the person was a little more identifiable. The line leads to him, but you have to really recognize that he's there.
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01/02/2004 05:22:30 PM
The framing feels a bit off... otherwise, beautiful and meaningful shot.
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01/02/2004 04:53:43 PM
our guy is just a wee bit too small to be very noticeable, but I like the leading lines and the formidableness of the journey he's on. Works very well.
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01/01/2004 02:11:54 PM
good title 8
Sue
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01/01/2004 01:11:06 PM
Overall - nice. Would have liked to see the figure a bit closer .....
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01/01/2004 10:20:24 AM
A beautiful entry for this challenge. I like the wide border and thin white line around the photo and intersecting the keyword. Very nice job.
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01/01/2004 09:42:58 AM
Great photo - very crisp and well composed.
Typography is too low in the frame and tight to the edge.
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12/31/2003 10:45:46 PM
Great image but the border seems to over power a bit I like this
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12/31/2003 07:01:58 PM
nice photo.....message, and creative use of the text
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12/30/2003 06:47:28 PM
Nicely bordered and subject matter really matches the motivational message very well.
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12/29/2003 11:51:16 PM
beautiful photo. message is clear and motivational and fits the photo. 8
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12/29/2003 09:43:48 PM
Very nice and professionaly presented
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12/29/2003 05:06:57 PM
taken right off the office wall. 9!
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12/29/2003 03:25:52 PM
Beautiful picture and very well laid out poster. Love everything about this. I can see this hanging in just about any school or work place. I maybe would have moved the photo just a bit more toward the top moving the wording up just a bit so that the top and bottom were a little more evenly spaced but this is just personal preference. It really is awesome as is. Good luck with the challenge!!!
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12/29/2003 02:32:09 PM
A good idea and nice photo, but this doesn't appear to be a very difficult hike so overall the concept isn't powerful enough. I'd consider making the title larger.
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12/29/2003 02:21:49 PM
Compliments only. Bravo!!
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12/29/2003 02:09:24 PM
If the guy is closer to the camera, it'll have a better impact, also, if you view him from a even lower angle (i.e. if he's close you can do that), it'll increase the impact more. 6
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12/29/2003 11:47:51 AM
Very good poster. Great image and good fit between text and image. (Not perfect match : The height is not unimaginable yet, still modest hills and a tree in the landscape, I guess you did not have time to visit the Everest last week....)
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12/29/2003 06:56:41 AM
Good job!
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12/29/2003 03:44:33 AM
The text really fits the theme of the photo. This photo would have been great in b&w as it has very little colour in it. But the sky is kind of nice too. Did you use hight speed film? It appears a bit grainy on the darker portions of the photo. But I still like it a lot.
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12/29/2003 01:32:54 AM
Excellence! The picture and your message are so fitting. The picture itself is beautifully done ... with the diagonals leading to the person who seem to be very determined to reach the peak. Well done!
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