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Challenge: Free Study 2009-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC for Canon
Location: Blacklick, OH
Date: Jul 16, 2009
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250 sec
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Jul 5, 2009

I had a really tough time debating which picture to send in for this freestudy. I captured a lot of, what I thought were, really good animal pictures. However, I felt this images emotive response and amazing definition bested those images. Hopefully this proves right. I really am hoping this image can give me my first 6, it probably won't but I'm praying!(a pun on the subject!).

Post: The lighting several of you mentioned was a little washed out, this was actually my intent. I personally enjoyed this look a little better because I think it adds a little more power to the shot. I had a feeling people might dislike it but I just wanted to say I actually edited it to have an increased contrast like this, initially it wasn't like this.

Place: 249 out of 419
Avg (all users): 5.5524
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.5048
Avg (non-participants): 5.6842
Views since voting: 468
Views during voting: 208
Votes: 143
Comments: 6
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08/10/2009 06:47:26 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Initial impression: Made me question...religion lost, then found? Or always there even when you fall on hard times? A very interesting choice of topic.

Technical: Lighting is a little washed out in some areas, but dof is good. Like the extreme pov on the cross. I assume this is ambient lighting with sunlight; another stop or two down may have helped bring down the glare.

Artistic: I like the grit, gives a sense of reality; fingernails add a sense of scale and texture to the shot. Again I think the grit adds tremendously here to the impact.

Overall: Very decent shot. Not a mind-blowing WOW! shot, but I sense that wasn't your intention here.

Feel free to PM me with any questions,

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2009 11:03:34 PM
Bold. Original.
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08/05/2009 11:39:18 PM
Not a bad shot, good detail and light.
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08/04/2009 09:36:43 AM
probably a little too washed out
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08/01/2009 06:20:01 PM
Nice and crisp. Good contrast too. I think the composition of this shot works well and overall its a very pleasing image.
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08/01/2009 02:01:13 PM
I like the grit, but not a big fan of the composition and the lighting is distracting
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