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Gordon


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Challenge: The Four Elements (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-D60
Location: Austin, Tx
Date: Feb 14, 2004
Aperture: f32
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.3 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Action
Date Uploaded: Feb 14, 2004

Pinwheel, polariser.

Some spot editing for sensor noise,
hue/ sat adjustments

Statistics
Place: 14 out of 139
Avg (all users): 6.6380
Avg (commenters): 7.8846
Avg (participants): 6.5349
Avg (non-participants): 6.7532
Views since voting: 1593
Votes: 163
Comments: 37
Favorites: 10 (view)


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02/28/2004 11:49:09 PM
*Greetings from the Critique Club*

Wow, I feel EXTREMELY unworthy to critique this shot.

First Impressions:

WOW!! This was my personal favorite in the challenge. The reason is that I believe that the wind element was probably the hardest one to capture and look well. Let's just say you went well beyond the call of duty their.

Composition:

Okay, there is only 1, just 1 thing I would do to maybe make this shot better than in already is, and that would be to include more of the pinwheel. But in all reality, that is such a minor technicality in this beautiful shot. I LOVE the blurring of the pinwheel, gives the sense of wind motion, and that fits the challenge extremely well. Personally, I love the center of the pinwheel and how it's in focus in contrast to the spinning wheels. The clouds also add a lot to this shot by adding more emphasis on wind. plus the white helps the balance a lot. The colors are phenomenal and I like how the colors works with the sky, it just works so well. The lighting is absolutely perfect, it really makes that wood stand out.

Other:
I can't get over how well this shot was captured, picture perfect. If I had it my way, this shot would have ribboned. This is definetely a shot you should feel proud of. Good luck and I look forward to seeing some of your future work!

~Matthew Dykman (goinskiing)

Feel free to PM me if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Thank you.
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02/24/2004 07:54:08 PM
this is awesome g. so soft and surreal. love it.
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02/24/2004 05:45:22 PM
Looks great! Love the color but agree with the placement. It's just missing a little something that, if you had it, would have put it over the top. Maybe you cropped a little too much and should have left more of the pinwheel in the photo. Try again for kicks. I'd like to see what you come up with.
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02/24/2004 09:48:19 AM
great shot. should've been at least in the top 10. love the colors and the sky and of course the perfect focus in the wood stick in the center while everything else is moving. ribbon worthy, LM
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02/23/2004 08:08:08 PM
Great colors, focus and capture. I didn't see it when I was voting, or I would have gave it a 10.

A great photo, keep it up...
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02/23/2004 10:19:37 AM
Couldn't vote on this one, but this was my favorite. Simple, colorful and very well done. IMO it should have been at the top.
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02/23/2004 03:45:34 AM
yeah that's for sure. i was almost certain it would have received one. just tells you what people really look for...
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02/23/2004 03:40:49 AM
should have been a ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/22/2004 08:38:02 PM
So glad to see that your depiction captured the movement to show the "wind" of it.
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02/22/2004 02:07:14 PM
I like the subject placement in the frame
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02/22/2004 08:24:46 AM
Great capture of wind! I really like the blur/sharp subject and you've selected an excellent part of the sky to put as the backdrop. Good job
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02/22/2004 08:10:37 AM
This would make a good stock photo - very effective. Up against the moody shots this may not fair so well, but you should be pleased with the shot anyway - it's uplifting, proficient and very well taken. My only crit is the movement in the clouds. I think these should be static or a pure blue sky.
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02/21/2004 06:36:50 PM
Nicely done! Very nice color and composition, creative touch. Good luck - Super job!
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02/21/2004 11:00:19 AM
Wonderful abstract feel and conveys so much more than just the concept of wind - it takes me back to summer days on the beach running around with similar whirly wind powered toys and I can even feel the sun and wind on my skin. I like the angle of the spindle, the amount of motion blur compared to the amount of discernable detail and I like the way the blue sky is broken up the fluffy white cloud.
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02/19/2004 04:59:49 PM
Excellent ... very creative .. wonderful color.
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02/19/2004 04:47:07 PM
love it!
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02/19/2004 03:47:10 PM
Good use of a pinwheel. Excellent colors and intresting perspective. Really one of the more eye catching wind photos. Nice job.
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02/19/2004 02:45:03 PM
well done!
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02/19/2004 10:19:32 AM
Love the colors and motion in this shot. Very nice work.
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02/19/2004 10:05:51 AM
This image shows that you have command of your camera. It took me a second to figure out just what it was but I knew I liked it as soon as I saw it. Nice job. 9
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02/19/2004 12:15:00 AM
awesome colors and beautiful motion.
I really dig the idea ! 10
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02/18/2004 03:50:53 PM
wow, this is beautiful, i really like the contrast between the moving pinwheel and the sharp peg. Great use of color too! -9
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02/18/2004 12:11:10 PM
Beautifully composed. My favorite so far for this contest.
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02/18/2004 05:01:29 AM
Nice colours and capture.
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02/17/2004 07:01:42 PM
WOW!
I can see a ribbon coming after you...!
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02/17/2004 05:24:13 PM
Motion! Yes! Good air representation.
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02/17/2004 04:55:29 PM
very kinetic. i like it.
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02/17/2004 01:28:49 PM
Good idea, good movement, excellent colours. All in all very good!!
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02/17/2004 01:07:58 AM
Heh... that's one of the four elements of the *band* Earth, Wind & Fire... but not of the challenge :)
02/16/2004 08:49:46 PM
Great color and action.
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02/16/2004 12:46:55 PM
Its out of focus. Maybe if you buy a fast lens and a dlsr camera you could get a faster shutter speed to stop all this blur that is making it out of focus. i think the lens that comes on the drebel would probably do the trick :) Is this time lapse photography? ;)
02/16/2004 12:38:42 PM
Beautiful colours and captures the movement perfectly. Great shot. 9
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02/16/2004 12:26:41 PM
Simple and very effective. I like you picture a lot, the colours are excellent - how did you achieve this
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02/16/2004 10:47:23 AM
Great use of colour and shallow DOF.
Well done
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02/16/2004 10:37:19 AM
the colors are magical
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02/16/2004 01:00:57 AM
Wow, the colors! The nice soft blurring! Lovely! 9!!!
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02/16/2004 12:42:13 AM
just awesome. I love this wind shot!
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