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Simplicity or Huge sea/small boat (framed)
Simplicity or Huge sea/small boat (framed)

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Challenge: Framing III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Las Grutas, Argentina
Date: Jan 17, 2008
Aperture: 9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Jan 17, 2008

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Boring sky, what can i say, i can not change the weather! :)

Place: 17 out of 159
Avg (all users): 6.2581
Avg (commenters): 6.1538
Avg (participants): 6.0769
Avg (non-participants): 6.3061
Views since voting: 1240
Views during voting: 387
Votes: 248
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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02/04/2008 02:41:52 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

Wow, can I just say - I love this!!! Great simple framing and composition, and the slight imbalance in composition makes it seem pretty much as if the boat is rocking :)

Strange patronising comment about how you should learn what a frame is? Ignore it. Obviously this is a frame, and obviously it meets the challenge. And a very nice frame too.
As for the comments along the lines of - wouldn't it be nice if it was a full-on pirate longboat having a marine fight with a large sea monster poking its head out just as you took the shot... Well, they stand :) That would be awesome. But what can you do.

One thing I don't like about the photo is that it strikes me as a bit too gray, I think it would look much nicer if it was lighter. Something that could easily be altered in pp, by lightening it using levels or brightness/contrast adjustments. Maybe a little bit more saturation would be nice as well (though not necessary).

So yeah, I'd say overall the picture is very good (as you can tell from the score), but maybe tweaking with it a bit more in post-processing would have made it even better.

The title... It's a good idea not to hit the voters on the head with the challenge theme in the title, it should be obvious from the picture. I do like both the titles though :)

Anyway, hope this helps. And good luck with future challenges!

 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/29/2008 08:10:07 AM
Impressive exposure and depth of field!
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01/28/2008 02:13:00 PM
How convenient is this?! :-D Very nice frame for the challenge. While the boat is "ok" this would really pop if there had been a sailboat or something a bit larger. I understand that you most likely had zero control over what showed up out there. :-) The photo as is, is pleasant to look at, and is fine on merits of technicalities (exposure, focus, etc...). Good luck in the challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/28/2008 11:32:55 AM
this is great, I wish the frame was lighter colored. Really like the minimalist approach though
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/27/2008 09:48:41 AM
Simplicity indeed! Love the cleanness of the shot and the alternative title - huge sea, small boat.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/25/2008 06:24:12 AM
I really like this. The flavor is very smooth. I wish the boat was just a little bigger. Nice image, though.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2008 05:28:58 PM
I understand what you did, but it does not meet the classical definition of framing. I assume you are here to learn and improve your photography. Your creative stretch of the definition of framing will not be able to compete with your competition. Hopefully you will learn what framing is and add to your photographic knowledge.
01/24/2008 12:41:58 AM
I like this!!! simple, nice and I like it :D
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2008 12:05:31 AM
This one seems to be from greece, right? Love the framing. I feel a little work on levels might have made this even stronger composition. Still a great capture.9.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/23/2008 10:05:48 PM
Love the image - would enjoy seeing a whiter wall but the composition is strong in my opinion. Thanks!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/23/2008 07:14:32 PM
Very nice as the coloring goes and use of subject....
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/23/2008 05:39:26 PM
Clean, crisp and simple.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/23/2008 04:54:26 PM
The color on this is amazing
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/23/2008 10:39:39 AM
The frame is more interesting than the subject.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/23/2008 09:34:24 AM
Nice picture but the title kills it for me. I think we can all see that the boat is framed.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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