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No Wake Zone
No Wake Zone

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Challenge: Opposites (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Alum Creek State Park Ohio
Date: May 8, 2004
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: May 9, 2004

Photo was taken at the boat docks.

Place: 281 out of 286
Avg (all users): 3.4801
Avg (commenters): 3.0000
Avg (participants): 3.3130
Avg (non-participants): 3.6082
Views since voting: 758
Votes: 302
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/18/2004 04:44:28 PM
Interesting way to interpret the challenge - the geese captured in frame are great, but the idea of no wakes isn't quite illustrated by the photo - it's only in the title. I like the turquoise of the boat and the color of the water.
05/18/2004 11:28:35 AM
very good
05/18/2004 05:50:24 AM
not bad.. could be sharper
05/16/2004 09:22:06 PM
Good try. Would have been better to zoom in more, if you wern't at max already.
05/15/2004 12:14:05 AM
Not sure how this meets the challenge. Aside fdrom that, it would have been nice to have less water, and more of the tree on top. Perhaps cropping out the yellow vehicle (or turning the camera slightly to the left) would have helped as well.
05/14/2004 10:30:35 AM
Sorry, can't see an opposite.
Boats and ducks?
Looks nice though.
05/14/2004 12:16:59 AM
focus is off. jet ski i think should be either full in the frame or cropped out all together, same with the craft nosing in on the right. Maybe crop out some of the excess water in foreground. I think maybe framing less water, more of the tree behind the boats. sorry, but i don't see the opposites connection.
05/13/2004 07:48:06 PM
I would have composed if differently. Catch the boat and as many geese as possible and cope to fit.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/13/2004 04:07:29 PM
??? What was the theme. I like to just put any picture I have on here.
05/13/2004 03:33:24 PM
The boat's pointing left and the geese right? Is that it for opposites?
05/13/2004 02:32:09 PM
Not really feeling it for the challenge but I'm jealous that I'm not out on the water!
05/13/2004 12:51:37 PM
I see nothing here that meets the challenge, but the title.
05/12/2004 07:44:46 PM
Opposite what ? - Ahh ok opposite directions (boat/geese).
So lets look at the image and work out why I couldn't figure that out.....
The composition of the image doesn't lead me to see these two elements as being the main points. Sure the boat is big and bright, but the geese are small and almost incidental. A very different angle and/or crop might have given a better lead into the frame.
I think you needed to be very much closer to the birds to give them equal space in the frame.

A couple of other points while I'm looking at the image more closely....
the horizon is tilted - fix this in PS. In fact you could crop it just above the boat. Theres a whole 1/3 of the frame wasted with no foreground, again a goose or some otheer foreground object would be ideal to fill this emptyness.
The yellow jetski is only half in the frame, you shouldn't have things 'hanging'. The tree at the top breaks the horizon line, which is another of the golden rules, like the rule of thirds.

There's a lot which can be learned from a picture like this if you look closely enough.
Next challenge, try to work up the composition to lead the eye to you main subject(s), make sure they are prominent, and are situated on the golden 1/3rd lines. Check the edges of the frame for hanging artefacts, make sure the camera is level and focussed.
Then take the shot.

Hope that helps to explain why I rated it so low.

  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/12/2004 03:23:26 PM
Sorry, but there are lots of things wrong with this picture. Most important is that it is just a snapshot, not really a picture of any unusual merit. The geese and boats are too ordinary to be interesting. The landscape is insufficiently beautiful. Technically , the focus is either not sharp or your camera has too few megapixels to give a clear picture at this magnification., the sky is faded out and the horizon is not horizontal.
05/12/2004 02:37:31 PM
Don't really know what's opposite, maybe the waverunner and the boat, but if so then you need to have both in the pic without cutoff.
05/12/2004 09:25:07 AM
blurry, I'm not sure what you want me to focus on, to much foreground
05/12/2004 06:00:28 AM
Don't quite understand the opposites... though maybe it's just me.
05/12/2004 03:30:16 AM
overexposed on back of right boat. also, on my screen the rub strip on boat is very jaggy..not sure if bad resizing, compression or you blew up a smaller low res pic.

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