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Challenge: Free Study 2007-12 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Dec 6, 2007
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Dec 10, 2007

so here's mine thought this was like a classic christmas shot-took it from this angle cause i'm goin to grandmas-got a comment about the trees? couldn't cut them--lol--there are picknic tables on the bridge you can't drive across this 1 but with the snow and all i thought it was pretty good? what do i know!!lol

Place: 390 out of 429
Avg (all users): 4.6923
Avg (commenters): 4.2500
Avg (participants): 4.6321
Avg (non-participants): 4.7937
Views since voting: 553
Views during voting: 243
Votes: 169
Comments: 15
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01/10/2008 01:12:27 AM
Keep in mind that voters see a lot of photos and when they see so many that are very sharp and even oversharpened anything less may appear to be undersharpened even when it's not. So you may want to sharpen with that in mind. For me that's fine.

That aside, what I don't like about this photo is the lighting and the tonal range in general. The detail isn't strong in the shadows and the highlights particularly the snow is too bright. I think if you were able to light up the inside of that barn more either with a lower sun or artificial lighting it would have a greater impact.
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01/09/2008 03:20:25 PM
It is a beautiful shot. I think for DPC sakes, more post-processing would have really upped the score. I hope you don't mind, but I messed with it a little for fun. I am not great at post-processing. <---- Disclaimer. I desaturated the trees a bit, to give more focus to the barn. Who knows if it would have gotten a higher score or not! Either way, you have a nice shot.
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01/09/2008 12:46:01 AM
Nice framing, but there is a lack of contrast and sharpness that really hurts the shot.
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01/08/2008 11:00:22 PM
Looks pretty good to me. The only thing that I don't really like about the photo is the border. I like the snow, the shadows, the composition... but hey - my image did bad, so who knows, right?! :)~Magen
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01/08/2008 09:41:16 PM
Why is there a bench in the bridge? That is the thing that interests me. I think maybe getting a bit closer and emphasizing that would be cool. RIght now it is is a standard old red bridge picture. In itself it is good, but if you are going to do the ordinary on DPC, they usually expect it as the over-the-top style. Personally, I find the shot good. I gave it a 5 in the challenge, so above the average...
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01/08/2008 06:29:37 PM
5 from me to. Snow in sunlight is perfect for blown highlights. Interesting image with potential but as is...
I only got a 4.7 so what do I know?
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01/08/2008 04:10:35 PM
It's a little pale for me and could do with a touch of sharpening.
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01/08/2008 01:19:43 PM
I gave this a 5. I think the scene has lots of potential but it appears overexposed.
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01/08/2008 12:09:24 PM
I think the composition is fine, and the fact there are tree branches there is quite natural - doesn't bother me at all. It's kind of a pleasant surprise to find a picnic table in the bridge. You've got good exposure on the bridge itself, but the background seems a lot brighter, in need of a bit more contrast, a bit less light. Can't much fix that with the exposure but you can darken the trees behind a bit in post processing. Give it another pass of sharpening and see if it perks it up a bit.
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01/08/2008 11:53:00 AM
For me, it's too soft - in an unfocused way, not a dreamy way. A bit of sharpening and intensification of the colors - just a little - would have probably helped. The frame seems heavy and unnecessary. I would have given it a 5.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/05/2008 01:15:25 PM
I am sure summer time this would have better view. I can see the barricade in the bridge :(
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01/04/2008 06:58:18 AM
Some of the detail is a little blurred. It detracts from a well composed and well lit picture.
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01/03/2008 03:35:23 PM
It's good, but the view is not grabbing me uch. Perhaps it's the common perspective of standing in front of it.
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01/02/2008 10:33:55 AM
It would be nice to see a little more detail inside the bridge.
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01/02/2008 07:00:10 AM
From the camera position you took it from the side of the structure is obscured by the tree.

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