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An alternative landscape
An alternative landscape

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Challenge: Sand (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Napoli
Date: Dec 29, 2008
Aperture: F/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/40 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jan 4, 2009

develop the raw with dpp. in photoshop:rotation and crop, adjust the perspective. lucis art, levels,curves,h&S,denoise with neat image,usm.clone out the garbage on the beach,some point on the mirror and sensor dust in the sky!

Place: 53 out of 124
Avg (all users): 5.6689
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.3023
Avg (non-participants): 5.8190
Views since voting: 732
Views during voting: 284
Votes: 148
Comments: 10
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01/19/2009 06:39:14 PM
This is Kari Ann, greetings from the Critique Club:

composition: very unique. The mirror is positioned just perfectly to align the stone walk.

color: The pop of blue really adds interest to the photo, along with the differently colored boats in the background

contrast: nicely conrolled here, except a suggestion would be to increase it in the sky to make it bolder.

focus: great focus, everything can be seen clearly, from the background boats to the little sand grains.

depth of field: excellent choice on f8, it really makes everything tack sharp and interesting from front to back

lighting: beautiful light, not too overpowering, but enough to highlight everything in the image with a nice soft light

other: this image really made me take a double take. i love the creativeness, its really unique to see something like this. Only thing i can see to be improved is the rocks in the reflection have a slight halo around them, possibly due to oversharpening. but its minor and not a big distraction. Keep using these creative eyes of yours, you'll go far. If you have any other questions or concerns, you can PM me anytime.
-Kari Ann
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/11/2009 09:52:30 AM
Interesting perspective. Makes you look twice.
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01/11/2009 08:45:58 AM
Very nice. I like taking shots like this. I often use my car's rear view mirror to take the shot.
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01/09/2009 11:58:53 PM
Interesting double view.
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01/08/2009 11:10:15 PM
I like the right hand third of this. The blue wall and the blue boat really works well. It is a frame within a frame. As far as the whole picture, the juxtoposition of the left half and the right half does not work for me.
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01/08/2009 03:08:17 PM
very nice, one of my favorites that i've voted on so far. Not crazy about the reflection coming right up against the crop though...
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01/07/2009 07:54:10 PM
I love the reflection in this photo, the story is told through it.
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01/06/2009 07:30:18 PM
ooooh, i like....
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01/05/2009 04:25:56 PM
Smart composition depicting a dichotomy in multiple ways (Sea vs. Sky, Free vs. Grounded, Sand vs. Water, Far vs. Close, Blue vs. Orange to name the ones I could spot)
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01/05/2009 01:48:24 PM
Very interesting picture. The mirror is a very unexpected element. Perhaps oversharpened as a whole.
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