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Challenge: Motivational Poster (Advanced Editing I*)
Collection: 2003
Camera: Olympus C-5050Z
Location: Mer Bleue Bog, Ottawa
Date: Dec 27, 2003
Galleries: Persuasive, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Dec 28, 2003

The picture itself is edited within the old rules (contrast, saturation, whatever), except that I added a layer, coloured the layer in a gradient from medium blue to transparent, and blended in darken mode at about 50% (to even out the exposure between sky and boardwalk).

I resized the picture, sharpened, added grey and black borders, then added the words.

This is such a corny poster :)) I almost got sick looking at "motivational posters" to get more or less inspired for the challenge.

Place: 24 out of 94
Avg (all users): 6.4560
Avg (commenters): 7.6154
Avg (participants): 6.3788
Avg (non-participants): 6.5000
Views since voting: 1693
Votes: 182
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/09/2004 01:27:20 AM
Hi Ursula,
A very technically sound photograph. Your timing (Sun), Your setup position here hit the mark (Nailed it). I don't think the photograph would have had as much impact in any other position. Your choice in using the bridges guard rails as your leading lines entering and exiting the photograph are also very well done. The details through out the entire photograph are to be commended especially on the shadowed side of the guard rails. These could have gone over looked and lost without anyone really noticing (my complements) on this point. I really like the balance in the light & shadow's ties in very well with the concept of the photograph kind of like the good (sun) & evil (shadow). The low tight angle here gives the photograph great depth, looks like your looking out for miles (excellent). Your position relative to the bridge and the tree give the photograph a marvelous sence of scale. I also like the way you caught the reflection from the guard rails down onto the bridge planks (caught light) if you will giving us the details in the planking. The sky portion of the photograph is also well done, I very much like the way the color mells together here from the nice golden into the blue. The Cloudless sky works extremely well here, in fact I think a cloud or anything in the sky here would have actully hurt in this instance. The use of your title & text here work real well here tieing the whole photograph together. If there was anything I would have considered here and it would be just that was the words being done in the golden color of the sky blending the entire photograph into one. Over all this was a well thought out, well composed photograph. This is a sellable photograph !!!. Would love to see this shot in both color and B&W with snow. Again my complements on this photograph know dout taken by someone that loves photography and takes pride in her work. Again VERY WELL DONE.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/04/2004 02:46:40 PM
very nice
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01/04/2004 02:28:08 PM
Nice shot. I do not agree with the phrase but that is my opinion :)
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01/03/2004 09:33:45 PM
I love this shot, the way the walkway leads to the unknown which is wha hope is all about, being positive about the unknown. ;) a 10
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01/03/2004 09:01:14 AM
I like this very much, the light on the rails lead the eye 'torward' . great shot and an 8 from me
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01/03/2004 03:38:21 AM
Fun, but the picture compliments hope how? Is a very good base. Just touch up the motivational phraseolgy with the picture.
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12/31/2003 06:57:01 PM
very nice....I like the photo, and the creative use of the text
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12/30/2003 02:31:01 PM
Very pretty shot. I don't really feel the connection with the text and title, though.
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12/30/2003 02:31:03 AM
Awesome picture, good composition! I like the lines leading up to the glow of the light. Very symbolic. My favorite in this challenge.
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12/29/2003 10:21:53 AM
Like the way the sunlight on the fence leads us forward.
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12/29/2003 10:03:20 AM
This is SO perfect ! Simple and yet screams volumes !
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12/29/2003 04:48:06 AM
Nice and I like it.
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12/29/2003 03:12:35 AM
I am really into bridges, so this one is in my top list. Wonderful perspective and the glow it has ads additional touch to the hope. I also like the text very much (the font selection). Very well done.
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12/29/2003 12:51:26 AM
Very appropriate picture for the message. The golden light on the railing leads you to whatever lays beyond, hopefully good stuff. Good job!
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