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Peek-a-Boo Neighbor
Peek-a-Boo Neighbor
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Peek-a-Boo (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: My backyard
Date: Mar 9, 2008
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/25 sec
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2008

I really struggled with this challenge and had decided not to enter, then 2 hours before the challenge deadline I was in the backyard and saw these holes in the fence and decided to give a go. Recruited my daughter to go into the neighbors yard and peer through the fence.

Post-processing:
Convert from RAW
Curves
Saturation
Crop/Rotate
Selective desaturation of leave behind 2nd knot hole.
USM

Statistics
Place: 28 out of 131
Avg (all users): 5.9773
Avg (commenters): 5.9000
Avg (participants): 5.9649
Avg (non-participants): 5.9832
Views since voting: 906
Views during voting: 303
Votes: 176
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/16/2008 09:21:27 PM
Nicely done. I'd like to see a smaller knothole just large enough for the eye, but I suppose you have to work with what you have. I think a closer crop would be better.
03/15/2008 02:43:28 PM
Nice focus on eye, excellent idea. The green is a bit distracting, I would have tied it back maybe.
03/15/2008 12:31:53 AM
nice idea a good pic. I think a tighter crop on the area of the knot hole might have helped this shot.
03/13/2008 03:18:01 PM
I like this - I think it fits in with the idea of the challenge nicely, and is well lit and executed.

I wonder if a different crop would make it even stronger ?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2008 09:47:56 PM
Very simple, yet effective. Wish there was more greenery, though.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2008 11:10:25 PM
Fences are what fences are, but the knot in the slat right next to the peek hole takes a lot away from the image. Perhaps if you could have poked through a bit and placed on eye in each hole, it would have worked better.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2008 07:11:19 PM
Wow, I've got one of those! I want to squirt the hose at her for it! *wink*
03/11/2008 08:52:29 AM
This works overall. Could use a little spicing up with a boost in contrast and some controlled burning of the edges.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2008 12:29:53 AM
Nice shot. If I was being picky I would just say maybe it needs a tighter crop. I don't think the trees add any value to your photo. They seem to be more distracting than anything else.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/10/2008 05:31:17 PM
Normally I'd say this could have been composed better. I find the eye isn't where I naturally look and the plant to the left is very distracting.

However this works with the theme I found myself looking aimlessly around the picture then stumbling across the eye, having a peekaboo moment.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/10/2008 01:12:42 AM
Nice composition.


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