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Wild Blue Yonder
Wild Blue Yonder

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Challenge: Silhouettes (Advanced Editing I)
Collection: Challenge Photos
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Fremont County, Colorado
Date: Apr 17, 2004
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Sky, Action
Date Uploaded: Apr 18, 2004

I took the picture against the sunset sky. It was darkened a little. That's it.

Place: 38 out of 169
Avg (all users): 6.0583
Avg (commenters): 7.4444
Avg (participants): 5.8716
Avg (non-participants): 6.2680
Views since voting: 1107
Votes: 206
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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04/29/2004 05:18:28 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Hi Patsy!

As this image is your highest rated yet, I find it almost amusing to try and tell you how to improve it. Instead, I'll focus on what I see and don't see.

What I see is that it looks like you used a gradiant fill from top right to bottom left. While these are nice effects and I use them as well, the black doesn't fit and the lines it creates in an image like this are distracting. You could have cleaned them up with a healing brush, though admittedly that's more work.

I also see a stunning shot with 3/4 of an inch off both the top and right margins. These areas aren't adding anything to the photo - get rid of them and make the subject larger as a portion of the image.

I don't see a pilot looking into the sun. I don't see the wing. And I don't see anything on the right side of the image to balance this composition except the streak in the upper right.

This is a wonderful image and congrats on your best yet score! Keep shooting and good luck!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2004 01:20:13 AM
Wow! What a picture! Bravo!! The blue of the sky is fantastic. 10
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04/22/2004 08:07:39 PM
Way cool image! Show this to the drivers--they'll love it.
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04/20/2004 09:20:16 PM
There's really nothing to say about this except "well done." Especially if you were driving the other plane... 10
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04/20/2004 03:36:55 AM
whoa! you sat on a wing of an airbourne F4 phantom??? PSYCHO! hope you remembered to buckle your seat belt. splendid! gorgeous colours, sharp bolt silhouette. 10 from me!
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04/20/2004 02:48:46 AM
You had the right idea here. Nice skly colors and a good subject matter for a silhouette. I change of position / perspective could have made this a spectacular shot.... by virtue of having included the rest of the plane wings and form
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04/19/2004 10:23:15 PM
To me the colors of the sky have been way over edited.
04/19/2004 01:55:40 PM
Nice color. Contrail adds a lot.
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04/19/2004 10:52:49 AM
Nicely composed and good colour
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04/19/2004 04:38:28 AM
Dramatic but noise in the sky slightly distracting...use neat image perhaps?
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