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Worship Him From Afar
Worship Him From Afar

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Challenge: Distance (Basic Editing)
Camera: Kodak Z612
Location: Guanajuato, Mexico
Date: Oct 18, 2007
Aperture: f3.20
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Landscape, Travel
Date Uploaded: Oct 18, 2007

Looking up and contemplating the walk up to view a statue of one of the Saints on a Mexican Hacienda in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Aperture f3.20, ISO 64, Shutter Speed 1/100, resized, cropped, dust/scratch removal, added border.

Place: 84 out of 156
Avg (all users): 5.3480
Avg (commenters): 5.2500
Avg (participants): 4.9796
Avg (non-participants): 5.4645
Views since voting: 882
Views during voting: 291
Votes: 204
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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11/01/2007 10:45:21 PM
Hi from the Critique Club,

My first thought when I saw this image was that it has great potential. The exposure is nice, and the perspective is good. I'd like to see the composition cropped a bit tighter, so that the black and white signs on the left and right are the stairs are cut out. By cutting out the archway on the right and the lights at the top, you'd create much stronger lines up to the statue.

Colours are nice in the image, but I'd recommend either increasing their saturation or eliminating colours almost to a black and white.

Most importantly, I think a strong boost in contrast would serve this image very well. The editing ruleset prevents you from selectively dodging and burning or vignetting the edges, but I think a simple curves adjustment layer would have boosted this image to a higher score.

Taking these points into consideration, along with some of the recommendations made in previous comments, I think you have a great image here that could be fixed up and printed. Good job.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/30/2007 09:17:20 PM
The focus should be on the statue not the stairs.
10/30/2007 01:07:47 PM
Like the idea
10/26/2007 04:38:08 PM
Looks like a nice location.

I'm thinking you want my eyes to be drawn to the image at the top of the stairs. Unfortunately due to the flatness of the image up there, it doesn't automatically happen. The stairs in the higher up group seem to have the greater focus which doesn't sit well with the viewer.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/24/2007 12:18:00 PM
I really like the lines formed by the stairs, this would make a good, from the ground up shot, I think, but it works for this one too. I only wish that I could make out more details of the guy at the top of the stairs, but I guess that is hard to see with a low res photo. Nicely done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/24/2007 05:05:21 AM
Too many items in frame are distrcting
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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