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Adagio in B Minor
Adagio in B Minor

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Challenge: Rhythm III (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot A530
Location: Hackettstown, NJ
Date: Jul 22, 2007
Aperture: 5.5
ISO: auto
Shutter: 250
Galleries: Water, Children
Date Uploaded: Jul 22, 2007

crop, calculations to b/w, USM. There is a repetition of pillars and of boys. The pillars create the rhythm, the boys are the melody.


adagio is a slow rhythm; boys, which start with B, are minors

Place: 117 out of 159
Avg (all users): 5.3333
Avg (commenters): 5.6364
Avg (participants): 4.9057
Avg (non-participants): 5.6571
Views since voting: 716
Views during voting: 177
Votes: 123
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/11/2007 11:21:45 AM
Beautiful processing and I like how you captured the light of the day in the sheen on the boys' backs, and how the dark and light patterning of the background tree line makes it's own rhythmic contribution to the composition. I admit I did not see the rhythm in this until I was able to read your explanation - but I appreciate the thought and subtlety here. I find myself wanting to see less of the foreground grass...but I can't tell if removing it will help or harm the image overall.
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08/07/2007 08:22:42 AM

Yes, No and Yes.

and thanks, Larus, I've been enjoying your critiques!
08/07/2007 12:08:22 AM
Don, sometimes I feel like you're playing with us. You know exactly what you're doing, and it's like you dare viewers to figure it out. I'll be the first to admit I didn't get it, and I still don't, but just knowing it's yours makes me look more and try to find it. As an image outside the challenge, I agree with Larus that the tones and composition are quite interesting.
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08/03/2007 10:38:48 AM
Greetings from the critique club :)

Well well, I get assigned to one of your photos again, hehe :)

Again, I don´t really get how it ties in with the challenge, to me rythm was more about repetition of something, had maybe a couple of the boys been in the same position jumping into the lake or something, that definately would have met the challenge as I interpreted it but frankly, had I voted I would have given you the benefit of the doubt, however that doubt still would have prevented me from giving a very high score. Think I would have voted this a 6 because I really REALLY like the b/w processing work I am seeing from you lately, these tones really appeal to me and look very film like, wich is a huge compliment. Frankly am amazed you can pull off images with this b/w look with a p/s camera so coudos from you.

Composition is also very good, personally if I had processed this shot, I would have cropped it to a more square format, taking off the shadow at the bottom and a little bit off the trees at the top but I can understand why you decided to keep the crop as it is, it just would have appealed more to me personally if it was more square cropped.

Not really much more I can say except nice work, I dig it. Kind regards from Iceland, Lárus.
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08/01/2007 08:40:46 PM
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07/30/2007 12:07:29 AM
Hey, who peed in the lake??

Way to think out of the box for this entry!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/29/2007 02:00:46 PM
Very strange looking but i like it. looks like it`s at night with stars in the background.
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07/29/2007 01:28:51 PM
Hmm. I'm not getting the repeating pattern or rhythmic feel of this, and the meaningless title isn't helping ...
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07/28/2007 05:47:40 AM
Their placement reminds me a bit of notes on a staff.
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07/27/2007 08:16:06 AM
very dark
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07/26/2007 12:15:07 AM
i love the dark tones in this. very nice.
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07/25/2007 07:19:11 PM
Cool shot. Shadows are a bit dark though. Big black voids in the trees and lake, but otherwise very good.
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07/24/2007 10:01:48 PM
I really love this image.
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07/24/2007 05:49:10 PM
seems dark, is it suppose to represent piano keys? I'll look forward to seeing your description of the picture.
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07/23/2007 11:19:51 PM
Pleasing rhythm image here with this one, and I also love the dark tom\nes as well.....
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07/23/2007 04:32:27 PM
interesting feel, I struggle to get the rhythm aspect from it though
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07/23/2007 01:24:58 PM
nice work 9
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07/23/2007 10:34:14 AM
nice captured. Like the b + w, but it's too dark over all, IMO
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