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Overlooking the valley
Overlooking the valley

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bokeh V (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 LD for Nikon
Location: Hyderabad, India
Date: Dec 13, 2008
Aperture: 13
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Dec 14, 2008

The photo was taken at 7:50 in the morning when the sun was getting a bit harsh and the fog around the valley was lifting. Underexposed the frame by 1 stop to get the tones in the background layer and to get the backlighting highlighted

Place: 67 out of 216
Avg (all users): 5.5817
Avg (commenters): 5.7143
Avg (participants): 5.5200
Avg (non-participants): 5.6165
Views since voting: 791
Views during voting: 323
Votes: 208
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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12/26/2008 02:26:18 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club...

I was not able to vote on this challenge, but if I had, I probably would have given you a 5 or 6.

You're bokeh is a lot more subtle than most of the entries I have seen, but the photo works well as a whole. I like the layering of the horizon and the aerial perspective created by all the fog. I realize you were trying to highlight the rim lighting, but I find the foreground a little dark overall. This may be a personal taste however. In the end, it is a nice photograph and just a little too subtle for the fast voter to appreciate.

If you need any clarification on any of my comments, please feel free to pm me. It might take some time for me to get back to you.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/22/2008 10:36:17 AM
There could be a closer look at those leafs! The background is too sharpened and i don't see any creamy aspects at the fore or background...like i said, try a closer look at those leafs, and the lens wide open, more speed...i'm sure you will get a good bokeh with that mountains and sunlight, which are great!
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12/19/2008 11:13:08 PM
Beautiful outlining of the leaves.
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12/19/2008 06:57:45 PM
nice one, like it
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12/19/2008 04:36:06 PM
the backlight to highlight the edges of the plant - the layers of hills behind - really good vision to find this
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12/19/2008 11:38:11 AM
this is beautiful. the rim lighting on that plant is perfect. nice work!
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12/19/2008 08:05:45 AM
I like this. Your bukeh adds to the value of the picture - unlike most of the other photos in this competition.
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12/19/2008 03:12:29 AM
better lighting on the subject would help for me pretty close
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12/17/2008 03:09:06 AM
Nice - has depth to it.
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