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Pollen on the Move
Pollen on the Move

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Challenge: National Geographic (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Fujifilm DX-9
Location: Florida
Date: Jan 14, 2004
Aperture: f4.92
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Abstract, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2004

While riding my bike, I noticed this colourful abstract on the lake shore.

Place: 61 out of 124
Avg (all users): 5.8835
Avg (commenters): 6.5714
Avg (participants): 5.6145
Avg (non-participants): 6.0650
Views since voting: 982
Votes: 206
Comments: 16
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02/01/2004 05:36:54 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Initial thoughts/My opinion
Colourful image speaking of flowing shape, lines and a strong blue. Initially I didn't get the title.

A very tranquilling, aesthetic picture that is very well composed: having the grass on the lower right with showing some of their reflections is well considered. Beside this main-focal-point the wonderfully flowing lines of the water with its smooth surface work very well. And the contrast between the blue and green is very good too.
So regarding the composition everything is just right.

Camera work -technically
Focus, exposure and white balance are all set right as far as I can see.

Digital Processing - Technical
It seems that we look at a small crop out of the original that is oversharpened: the water is somewhat grainy. The colour saturation is also a bit too strong for my taste.

Fits the challenge
I do see an issue here: even with the title I can not see it too well in NG. While the topic "pollen" is of course well suited for NG, I and probably other don't see this topic in the image. This is of course do to my lack of detailed knowledge about pollen.

Good luck for your upcoming submissions

01/26/2004 09:39:19 AM
Very nice shot. Nice title, too.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/24/2004 05:11:29 PM
IMHO this looks over sharpened and perhaps a touch over saturated.
01/21/2004 07:39:23 AM
unique shot - needs a bit of neatimage mind you.
01/20/2004 09:45:38 PM
Neat effect... like the colors... like it better now that I know it is not an oil sheen....
01/20/2004 11:30:27 AM
Almost makes me want to sneeze!
01/20/2004 08:56:01 AM
Beautiful colors and mood.
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01/19/2004 10:04:28 PM
Nice reflections -- the swirling shades of blue are a nice touch!
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01/19/2004 06:13:46 PM
I love the swirling green on the blue. A very clear, crisp, and aesthetic shot. Nicely done!
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01/19/2004 06:05:30 PM
I love the beautiful swirled blues and greens in this shot, nice capture. Good luck in the challenge.
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01/19/2004 03:48:19 PM
good use of color here, almost surreal
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01/19/2004 03:35:39 PM
Very nice colours here, reminds me of a slight wash of oil in the water?? I like the different colours of the reeds.
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01/19/2004 02:21:00 PM
Wonderful photo! The colors are good and the focus is crisp.
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01/19/2004 11:00:18 AM
Don't mention editting done in title. Nice composition and colors. Not sure I understand "pollen on the move".
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01/19/2004 02:09:49 AM
Beautiful coors. Some people might say it looks unnatural but you auto-level adjustment certainly enhances the quality of your pic. Congratulations.
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01/19/2004 12:08:51 AM
I think you need to work on your titles :)
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