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Along the peer
Along the peer
jjbeguin


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Challenge: National Geographic (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Sony DSC-F828
Location: Geneva / Switzerland
Date: Jan 14, 2004
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2004

This week is International Conformity Week after all.
So what to show? In this season, the sun's existence becomes a debatable question in Geneva Switzerland, so I won't even start thinking of sunsets. To bad, these have been a very hot and popular topic lately. Birds also I notice! Swans? Yes why not! Lazy choice? Oh yes, very lazy!
Hope you enjoy anyway.

PS: Sorry for the typo...

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01/26/2004 12:53:54 AM
JJ

Very nice.
I think the overall black/grey look did not help you much.
It gave me a feeling that the shot was done in a zoo or etc.
A more natural setting/colors would have really boosted your shot I think?

I would love to hear your thoughts.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2004 09:25:20 PM
Best of show.Good composition and excellent tonal range couple with perfect timing make this a thought provoking image.
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01/25/2004 01:22:46 PM
good texture and reflection
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01/23/2004 06:39:56 PM
Very pretty! Nice shot!
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01/23/2004 03:42:17 PM
Could have used a more creative title, but an incredible picture none the less.
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01/23/2004 10:37:06 AM
The ice patterns(?) at the bottom of this photo really adds interest - they seem to draw your eye to the swans. Very nice photo.
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01/23/2004 05:07:08 AM
I like this, but I think it'd be a little more powerful with better cropping/framing.
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01/23/2004 01:44:49 AM
The more I look at this the better I like it. The foreground affect is intriguing...
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01/22/2004 02:54:54 PM
That water looks "CRYSTAL BLACK" it is beautiful.
LOVE IT I would have scored it 10 if that bright area at the bottom was cropped out
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01/22/2004 09:50:19 AM
Excellent dof and sharpness. great shot.
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01/22/2004 06:15:43 AM
Your work is becoming instantly recognisable M. Beguin. No bad thing, either. Reflections bottom frame are fabulous, the parallel poses of the swans add balance, just sufficiently disturbed by their not being mirror images of one another, quite. There's an odd effect given by the upper-two-thirds composition, similar to your point of view shot, where the lower part of frame, those reflections, almost seem to belong ot another image entirely.

A radio produceer I know once told me that you should always try to have at least two things going on in anything you produce ... this is just more proof of that, I suppose.


PS. This better had be a JJ photo, after all that :-)
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01/21/2004 03:20:45 PM
I'm wondering if the spelling (-peer- instead -pier-) is deliberate?
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01/21/2004 02:41:43 PM
The swans are graceful and nicely captured, but my favorite part of the photo is the patterns in the water in the foreground! The way you have composed the picture tells me you like them too.
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01/21/2004 02:09:39 PM
Pier. Couldn't resist. The water in front looks really funky in a pleasant sort of way. SO much so, I find myself studying it more than the swans. What an opportunity for a cool abstract! Seems they are more in focus that the swans.
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01/21/2004 12:18:58 PM
Beautiful animals. The picture is pretty well taken. I'm really lost though as to why this is framed this way. the negative space at the bottom is not leading me to the swans, but instead it leads me to "comment on this photograph" which is not conducive to this photo, especially since the upper part is really nice. Maybe you have succeeded in making me comment on this photo, but a stunning picture would've done the same thing :)
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01/21/2004 11:18:22 AM
The swans are nicely rendered, but I think the foreground reflections, while interestring, are also distracting. The swans are the picture, and they should be emphasized through tighter cropping, IMHO.
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01/20/2004 08:38:05 AM
Like the composition and clarity in this image.
Good work
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01/20/2004 06:47:50 AM
wow, wow... I really love it. It´s a great image. One of my favs of this week. 9
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01/20/2004 05:26:18 AM
this is a great swan shot, but i find swans quite a cliche and very easy to shoot.
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01/19/2004 11:19:28 PM
Pretty picture.
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01/19/2004 11:13:33 PM
The odd reflections in the front are distracting. Try cropping them? Otherwise a nice image.
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01/19/2004 04:49:32 PM
Crisp blacks and whites artistically done.
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01/19/2004 04:46:52 PM
beautiful shot of these swans. love the silvery effect of the water in contrast to the white feathers.
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01/19/2004 01:06:11 PM
Peer where?
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01/19/2004 12:49:42 PM
Nice. Your editors at NG would give you hell for your spelling, though! :)
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01/19/2004 12:41:10 AM
Gorgeous shot, the darkness of the water just adds more focus to the swans great job
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01/19/2004 12:10:48 AM
The lighter reflections on the water compare nicely with the shade of the birds. Good positioning as well.
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