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Water Wheel (Old Red Mill)
Water Wheel (Old Red Mill)
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Challenge: Wheels (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 950
Location: Clinton NJ
Date: Apr 3, 2004
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/67
Galleries: Architecture, Rural
Date Uploaded: Apr 6, 2004

I took a lot of pictures and either got a good picture of the wheel that wasn't interesting or a good picture but the wheel was not prominent. Cropped the picture a little so the wheel would be larger in the final pic.

Statistics
Place: 104 out of 283
Avg (all users): 5.3798
Avg (commenters): 5.7778
Avg (participants): 5.3421
Avg (non-participants): 5.4097
Views since voting: 4150
Votes: 258
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/13/2004 11:28:25 PM
I like this photo but it looked flat to me. I opened it in Photoshop and it looked better making me think that you saved it with a color profile that didnít work on the web. I donít know much about color spaces but I think you lost something in the translation.
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04/13/2004 10:32:13 PM
A LOT more mill than wheel...
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04/13/2004 09:25:13 PM
that's a lot of windows! I love a good cottage when i see one! the wheel in this photo is a little dark, but still looks great!9
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04/12/2004 08:58:22 PM
Beautiful subject for wheels. I think it might have been even more attractive if the saturation had been increased just a tiny bit.
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04/12/2004 02:19:06 PM
nice photo. i would have suggested a tigher crop, losing the left side of the building and emphasizing the wheel and waterfall.
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04/11/2004 10:16:01 AM
Good subject, nicely cropped. I'd have saturated the reds and yellows as much as 40-60% (Maximum without noticeable oversaturation effects) with a little decreased brightness in the saturation to bring out more vibrant building colors and give it a more "New England" look.
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04/11/2004 01:31:50 AM
Nice picture of the mill, but the wheel is too dark to make out properly.
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04/10/2004 12:38:41 PM
Perhaps a closer crop??
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04/10/2004 12:05:00 PM
You picked a tough one given how well known this subject is. I feel the color is flat rather than soft, but I'm afraid (other than waiting for a less overcast day) I don't know how it could be improved from a technical standpoint. Composition is o.k. though the horizontal seems off. Wheel lacks emphasis due to lighting and lack of sharpness. (Just my opinions, throw me a raspberry if you don't agree.)
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04/09/2004 12:53:00 PM
My attention was drawn more to the color of the mill, than the wheel
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04/09/2004 09:54:38 AM
I am such a sucker for old mills with water wheels. Where was this taken?
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04/08/2004 04:40:56 PM
The water wheel is to small in this picture. I think that hurts the picture. 4
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04/07/2004 10:33:17 PM
I know you can't control it, but this exact shot with all the trees blooming, or fall colors would be a postcard shot. Great subject.
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04/07/2004 09:32:32 PM
nice find
was this the true colour red on the house??
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04/07/2004 08:37:31 PM
i like the shot... i like the rainy, wet mood in it, but... the wheel is too dark... well, now at a second thought.... i guess it gives some mystery to the shot; i would have liked more water...
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04/07/2004 01:15:04 PM
I'd like a little wider view of the setting
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04/07/2004 12:04:36 PM
lighting a bit flat, low contrst. the wheel, the subject of the pic is too dark, hard to see. perhaps a tighter shot or a different time of day
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04/07/2004 09:12:28 AM
ok,you must be from NJ.....this is the same as my postcard challenge entry.
I actually thought of going back to take one for this challenge.
Nice shot, but I would have boosted the reds a little. You will also get lowered in your score from the voters here for the fact that the wheel isn't the main subject here.
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04/07/2004 09:01:44 AM
All in all a nice photo, but for this challenge, you might have found a way to make the wheel more of the focal point. It is dark and overshadowed by the size and color of the building. Maybe a different time of day or a sunnier day where the sun highlights it better?
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04/07/2004 01:01:30 AM
Great subject material with good composition. Go back and re-do this one on a bright day, or, if you want, pump up the color and contrast.
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04/07/2004 12:43:41 AM
This is a good photo in my opinion but I would have liked to have seen the wheel more prominent. It kind of gets lost both because of its relative size and how dark it is. Still I am going to give a good score because the photo as a whole works for me.
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