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Challenge: Centered Composition (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Date: May 12, 2004
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Still Life, Travel
Date Uploaded: May 15, 2004

Adjusted Levels
Auto Contrast
Auto Color
Unsharp Mask
Crop
Cloned out just a few distracting spots, nothing huge or part of the subject.

Statistics
Place: 121 out of 240
Avg (all users): 5.3392
Avg (commenters): 6.2857
Avg (participants): 5.2545
Avg (non-participants): 5.4918
Views since voting: 1183
Votes: 171
Comments: 9
Favorites: 3 (view)


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05/26/2004 02:14:21 PM
Hello from the Critique Club.

This is a great shot of a motorcycle. I like the angle and framing, and feel the overall post-processing was done very well. I agree with the comment from Pedro about the difficulty getting the chrome looking good without blowing out all its highlights.

I think the image may have suffered in the challenge because of a few factors that take away from what is essentially a great shot.

1. Focus seems sharp, but maybe a little camera shake at 1/25? I probably would have played with the ISO and/or aperture to get the shutter speed up higher.

2. The crop seems a little tight. If you could have made this a wider shot, that would have given a stronger feeling of the bike being the centered subject. As it is now, it looks like maybe the engine of the bike is the center, not the whole bike.

3. Your comments indicate that you cloned out some distractions. I agree with the comment from doctornick - you could have gone further, cloning out the streaks and dots in the black background, maybe even cloning out the sign behind the fork and headlight.

Feel free to critique my critique,
Ara
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/23/2004 09:14:59 PM
wow gorgeous bike
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05/22/2004 05:15:48 AM
I like this very much it looks really professional is this your bike?
Nice composition I think this will do very well a ribbon I think for you
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05/20/2004 11:12:35 PM
gorgeous bike
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05/19/2004 02:22:39 PM
Nice shot. 10.
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05/19/2004 07:06:40 AM
a very nice, impactful shot but the background is much too dark, it takes away definition by blending with the black parts of the subject (tires and seat)
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05/18/2004 09:05:31 PM
NIce but the streaks on the top left and bottom left are distracting. This being an advanced editing rule challange, removing the streaks is allowed. Nice capture otherwise. I like how you made the background black to bring out the bike.
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05/18/2004 06:56:42 PM
nice ride. simple composition, and you managed to keep the chrome from blowing out everywhere - that's a chore. well done. P
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05/17/2004 12:56:47 AM
nice shot. doesn't fit the theme much for me, and the focus could be a little better, I feel.
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