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I told you this was a bad idea
I told you this was a bad idea

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Challenge: Sand (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: colorado springs co
Date: Dec 31, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2009

well here we go again lets see how this does.
used the blur tool
saved for web.

Place: 112 out of 124
Avg (all users): 4.6471
Avg (commenters): 5.8571
Avg (participants): 4.3043
Avg (non-participants): 4.7944
Views since voting: 455
Views during voting: 276
Votes: 153
Comments: 9
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01/23/2009 12:40:57 AM
Ahhh Rosemary, I thought this was such a cute idea. I loved all the arrangement of your items and the map was a fun addition. Love the duck!
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01/17/2009 09:44:37 PM
This is Kari Ann, greetings from the Critique Club:

composition: maybe having both of the characters in complete focus would have helped the image. i feel the eye of the snowman that isn't in focus, distracts.

color: nice, but the orange in the background does not compliment the sand very well. maybe a blue or black background would have helped.

contrast: good, not much else to say in this category.

focus: as said before, both characters would have been nicer in focus.

depth of field: someone suggested earlier to have the background all out of focus would have been better. I agree.

: pretty flat, does not compliment the scene very well.

the image, overall, made me smile, i love how different you took this challenge. But, the flaws are obviously in the execution and location. First, lose the background. Second, bring both characters into the focal plane. Third, make sure that the cute little map is still in the frame, love it. Fourth, try different lighting. With a little fine tuning, this could be a very well accomplished image. I hope this helped you out. If you have any more questions, feel free to PM me. Keep on chugging along!
-Kari Ann

Message edited by author 2009-01-17 21:45:51.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/11/2009 01:41:26 PM
This is so cute!
01/11/2009 11:25:55 AM
"I should have taken a left at Albuquerque!"
01/11/2009 09:54:42 AM
01/10/2009 08:03:35 PM
Cute. I like the map. Having only one of the snowman's eye within the DOF is a bit distracting.
01/10/2009 04:58:58 PM
Like the idea.
01/07/2009 07:36:36 PM
LOL...this is so cute! Especially true for those of us living in areas with snow and unable to even find SAND! In my opinion, I was thinking that perhaps, having angled the duck and snowman more towards the front of the sand so that the background was also sand, or perhaps, a sky blue background (poster board or construction paper?) would have driven that idea home a bit more. However, I love this idea as it made me smile!! 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/05/2009 12:05:31 PM

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