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Challenge: Free Study 2009-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2009 - Challenges
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: Middleton Plantation at Charleston, SC
Date: Mar 28, 2009
Aperture: f/5/3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/25th
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Mar 29, 2009

This is an attempt on using the PAINTING TOOLS from PS...I was just playing around with it and this is what I got....but it is a PAINTING EFFECT that you are seeing...

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Artistic Sponge
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Taken at Middleton Plantation in Charleston, SC I really liked the effect of the Artistic Sponge on this picture...to me it adds alot...

Place: 424 out of 475
Avg (all users): 4.8268
Avg (commenters): 0.0000
Avg (participants): 4.7938
Avg (non-participants): 4.9333
Views since voting: 709
Views during voting: 206
Votes: 127
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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07/26/2009 11:13:47 AM
lovely comp -n- colors
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04/11/2009 03:24:27 AM
This is actually quite a nice shot Janine, however (sharpness aside) it lacks that something extra that is needed for a FS entry to score well. Had this been entered in to say a bridges challenge it would have done far better.

I suffered the same fate this month because I entered a shot that I personally really liked rather than one I knew would go 6+
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04/10/2009 05:39:00 PM
Some feedback, per your request in the forums. Your's did not come up for me in voting, btw.

Seems a little soft somehow. I'm not quite sure what it is. It does not appear focus was off, but its not sharp either. Looking at your shot info, I think it may have been the shutter speed of 1/25th second. Fast enough to not cause obvious blur, but just enough movement to dull the image a little. Was this handheld? Bumping up your ISO to 400 woudl have probably solved the problem. My Rebel XT does fairly well at 400, and I'm sure your D80 would perform even better at that setting. (My own FS entry was shot at ISO 200)

The other thing that struck me was the composition. The focal point that the eye is drawn to is the bridge, but it seems too centered top to bottom in the frame for my tastes.

Hope this helps to figure it out.
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04/10/2009 04:51:14 PM
Reading in the forum that you wanted comments, I'll oblige. I gave it a 5. The focus seems a little soft for anything higher. Your shutter speed is a little slow unless you're on a tripod. Maybe a higher f stop would help with DOF. The bridge seems a little pale. My 2 cents worth.
BTW, I'm viewing on an uncalibrated laptop so that may come into play as well.

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