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Hikers on the Hill
Hikers on the Hill

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Challenge: Life III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko Digital
Location: Staple Plain, Quantock Hills, Somerset
Date: Jan 11, 2009
Aperture: f10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Sky, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2009

Taken as the sun peeped through incoming rain clouds this morning - just one of those moments when you know the light is quite special. I reckon this may get knocked down as it is so similar in concept to philup's winning shot in the last challenge, although not as good nor as creative. But I liked it a lot so thought I would give it a chance. The location is the Quantock Hills in Somerset ..the shot is taken from Staple Plain looking across to Bicknoller.

Although I shot in RAW and JPEG, I only worked on the JPEG file. Fixed aspect ratio crop, levels and curves, resized, added stroke border and saved for the web.

Place: 88 out of 200
Avg (all users): 5.6646
Avg (commenters): 6.5556
Avg (participants): 5.4634
Avg (non-participants): 5.8659
Views since voting: 648
Votes: 164
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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01/23/2009 08:42:24 PM
This is Kari Ann, greetings from the Critique Club:

composition: the tree, hikers and hill are all placed pleasingly in the composition. enough sky to make me smile.

color: The enchanting pinks, yellows, and reds play a vital role in the image, making memories of childhoods long ago

contrast: a little more contrast in the sky would have been nice, but the creamy flow of them also is pleasing, either way.

focus: great sharp focus on the hill and elements

depth of field:good

lighting: your right, it was one of those moment when you know the light is quite special. this is exceptional lighting, great find

other: overall, a very achieving image, i wish it would have scored higher. the hikers remind me of us her in everyday life, traveling to the ends of our hills, going where we have never gone before, seeking the beauty, and embracing nature. i hope this was helpful to you, if you have any further questions feel free to PM me.
-Kari Ann
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/18/2009 08:18:04 PM
I'll bet they have cameras and tripods.
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01/17/2009 03:39:37 PM
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01/17/2009 10:13:24 AM
One of my favs in this challenge...it's people out living life!! Nicely composed and just very well done.
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01/17/2009 09:30:32 AM
I think it would have been much more dramatic if there were more color in the clouds, if that would have been possible. As is, I really like the low clouds hanging out in the sky - it's a nice capture.
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01/16/2009 09:28:30 AM
I love the clouds, especially the one on the left side. It's like coming down on them. The sky colour is nice too. Where is this place?
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01/14/2009 02:07:20 PM
Really lovely. I love how the people emphasize the scale and majesty of nature.
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01/13/2009 08:35:46 AM
Interesting low clouds; the trees and hikers look very solid in comparison.
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01/12/2009 05:22:17 PM
Gorgeous pink tones here and some excellent silhouettes. If this were my shot I would have made the silhouettes even darker to really contrast with the sky.
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01/12/2009 03:09:33 PM
grainy and indistinct "living" subjects
01/12/2009 11:38:46 AM
What a great pink sky!
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01/12/2009 12:57:49 AM
i love the negative space on this. 9
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01/12/2009 12:46:44 AM
Gorgeous. Love the pink.
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