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Challenge: Suburbia (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Canon
Location: Pozzuoli
Date: Oct 11, 2008
Aperture: F/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Emotive, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Oct 11, 2008

develop the raw. in photoshop: rotation and crop, lucis art, S&H, new level convert in black and white overlay and reduce the opacity to 42%, reduce noice, smart sharpen,brightness and contrast.

Place: 28 out of 74
Avg (all users): 5.8023
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.5000
Avg (non-participants): 5.8741
Views since voting: 894
Views during voting: 336
Votes: 177
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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10/24/2008 05:23:34 PM
Cheers from the Critique Club:

Well your photo did certainly well in the challenge. Congrats.

What this photo has going for it:
Amazing geometrics and an interesting mix at that. One window open, one closed, towels hanging from the rail, lines going up and down, they all make for a good photo. It is all nicely composed too, you used the frame wisely. I like the square crop.

Scoring better:
Just some ideas if you were looking for a better score, ignore this if you were not. Usually high key/bleached photos do not tend to do as well unless it is a portrait shot. You might try using a wider tonal range. Matra here, the less noise the better, (probably because of the crop)? Anyhow, if scores are not your concern just ignore this. I personally like the bleached effect here.

Things to consider in the future:
Some things I would like to see. A single person would add so much to this photo. Whether they are peaking out the window or standing on the balcony. Maybe that absence was your intent. Not sure if you heard the saying, odd numbers are more pleasing to the eye. Not sure how much of that is real, but perhaps something to consider in the future.

To Sum Up:
Personally, I think it is a wonderful photograph with a lot going for it. 5.8 is a terrific score and you should be happy. I gave some tips on what I think you could do for a better score, but take that with a grain of salt. The last part is more of a reflection what I like to see in a shot and is a matter of personal preference and in no way impacts this wonderful shot.
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10/20/2008 03:17:33 PM
Very good geometrical abstract.
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10/20/2008 03:01:32 PM
Excellent composition. Love the laundry, but especially love the liquid reflections in the glass on the porch doors.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/19/2008 12:21:58 PM
Excellent, love it. Hope for top 10 for you.
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10/17/2008 05:37:53 PM
I'm loving the PP on this
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10/16/2008 05:28:01 AM
nice eye on this one, really like the mood and feel you have captured /8
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10/15/2008 09:29:42 AM
Interesting juxtaposition of tonality - the walls and the site background, making it difficult to be quite sure where the image ends and the site begins. I'm not sure the New Worlders won't think you're outside the challenge guidelines either - perhaps more urban than sub-. Excellent sense of composition though.
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10/15/2008 05:10:21 AM
nice photo, great and symmetric, but how it doesnt fully match with the subject ... 6
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10/14/2008 01:38:42 PM
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10/14/2008 04:06:04 AM
Nice image - Nice slice of life captured here. Good sharpness and composition. Very nice.
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10/13/2008 08:36:58 PM
Great shot, but I feel it describes the city, not the suburbs.
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10/13/2008 11:04:16 AM
Looks more urban than suburban... doesn't convey the theme.
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