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Photographer Cow discovers tomb at the beach!
Photographer Cow discovers tomb at the beach!

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Challenge: Sand (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2009 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: La Studio des Snaffles
Date: Jan 4, 2009
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Humorous, History
Date Uploaded: Jan 4, 2009

Couldn't resist trotting out at least Photographer Cow for this 'sand-y' shoot. The Cows' sand is white and brown sugar. The tomb was originally meant to be a treasure chest, but realized while shooting that it looked more... tomblike than anything. Light is the $2 wonderlight. Yay incandescents!

pp: RAW conversion, crop, clone, levels, curves, brightness, contrast, resize, usm, sharpen edges, save for web

Place: 123 out of 124
Avg (all users): 4.0921
Avg (commenters): 2.3333
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Views since voting: 929
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Votes: 152
Comments: 6
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01/17/2009 09:28:11 PM
This is Kari Ann, greetings from the Critique Club:

composition: strange.

color: The blues are very strange, it dosent seem to tie into any other aspect of the photo.

contrast: a little strong on the background, but i like the contrast in the sand, very nice.

focus: good focus on the sand, sharp and crisp.

depth of field:
Perhaps a smaller aperture would have been better, i find the cow and treasure chest out of focus is a distraction.

I actually like the lighting you did. Just wish more of it was in focus.

other: Some sort of editing line (clone, or heal brush) is visible around the cow and the "tomb". That's a big distraction. Overall, i wish a little more effort would have went into making this into a more acceptable photo. But, you got a ribbon (even a half of one counts for something), and that's more than I can say, so I'll just shush now. If you have any more questions, feel free to PM me.
-Kari Ann
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01/12/2009 12:31:55 PM
You beat me!

And now they're sending ten-year-olds to snitch the brown ribbons off us.

No fair.

There's always the half-ribbon ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/55000-59999/57229/120/637532.gif', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/55000-59999/57229/120/637532.gif', '/') + 1) . ' - 'cos the guy who came last probably doesn't want it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/11/2009 09:59:21 AM
Hard to see the cow, treasure.
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01/10/2009 08:24:46 PM
Not really working for me. Subject is odd, without really having a quirky appeal. Narrow DOF may be too narrow here. Seems like some cloning/editing lines are also visable.
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01/10/2009 05:02:25 PM
The cow with camera and the blueish background look weird for me.
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01/08/2009 11:20:48 AM
lol, i guess 1 point for creativity?
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