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Fisherman's Friend
Fisherman's Friend

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Challenge: Bicycles II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: St Kilda Pier, Melbourne
Date: May 14, 2008
Aperture: F9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Black and White, Water
Date Uploaded: May 13, 2008

The Image: I can just see this plunging my average score received to the depths of despair! I really wanted to enter something and see what happens. I like the story of the bike and the fact that the guy was still wearing his helmet. I found that funny and interesting. He was lost in the moment here, along with his Greek buddies next to him.

I wish I had more space on the bottom of the composition, but it's OK. The pole is a major distraction.

The Edit: Just basic B and W conversion, some USM, Levels

Prediction: Anywhere from 5 to 6

Post: I knew I shouldn't have entered this...weak image, full of flaws...know better for next time. Actually, it's amazing I have two 10's

Place: 76 out of 139
Avg (all users): 5.1535
Avg (commenters): 5.1000
Avg (participants): 4.8103
Avg (non-participants): 5.2706
Views since voting: 853
Views during voting: 334
Votes: 228
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/20/2008 03:15:22 PM
the overall focus of your image really makes it stand out
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05/20/2008 10:07:22 AM
i think it could have been better in color. you could have seen the cool colors of the water.
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05/20/2008 09:56:07 AM
Compisition is pretty weak and the focus is off.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/20/2008 12:20:21 AM
Good composition... real eye-opener into the world of the fisherman in the shot. Good b&w shot.
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05/19/2008 03:32:47 PM
Maybe a tighter crop would have looked better.
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05/19/2008 11:58:02 AM
The cement in front blocks part of the scene and is distracting to me. Perhaps a tighter crop?
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05/17/2008 10:42:39 PM
Great comp and capture. I'd guess that you used a channel mixer layer to convert this to B&W. I think a bit more balance on the RGB would've added more contrast to make the fisherman stand out more as opposed to the fence. Alot of potential in this shot. (only my humble, albiet lengthy, opinion)
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05/16/2008 06:49:25 PM
is the bycicle fishing too???
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05/16/2008 01:57:57 PM
I like the contrast and the scene overall, though I'm finding the comp isn't working for me. It may be the square crop, I don't care much for square crops. It's hard to nail this one down, though, I'm not really sure.
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05/15/2008 09:48:20 AM
i like the contrast in this. maybe if the sunject was just a little to the left away from that pole that could help
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