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Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks
CraigD


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Geology (Basic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A300
Lens: Sony DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical ED Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha
Location: Snoqualmie Falls, WA
Date: Jul 10, 2009
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 25s
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jul 12, 2009

Not sure if this title is going to help or hurt me here, but the title is obvously not a description of the geological feature, this is the famous falls and hotel from the tv show Twin Peaks. I had two shots a warmer one and this one; not sure I went with the correct shot but it just looked more correct to me.

And as far as the challenge geology, this shows erosion or a fault; your choice.

Statistics
Place: 24 out of 86
Avg (all users): 5.8360
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 5.3030
Avg (non-participants): 5.9487
Views since voting: 1146
Views during voting: 313
Votes: 189
Comments: 8
Favorites: 2 (view)


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AuthorThread
07/24/2009 05:28:41 PM
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Critique Club Critique

First Impressions
First impression is that this is more about the water and overall scene than the geology. Second aspect I notice is that the rock/geology closer to the fore is too dark to discern.

Photograph Information, Technicals & Composition Review
A deeper depth of field may have produced more detail in the rock, especially at the fore. After reading your Photographer's Comments I see that you were aware that the main focus of the image was not the geology, although by default it is included. Even cropping the buildings out, whilst destroying the landscape scene, would still allow the geological formations to come into play more than they do with the composition and image as it is, in my opinion.

Comments, Score & Placement Review
25/82 with a score of 5.83 is a fair score and placement in a difficult Challenge. You awakened memories in many of your commenter's which was in your favor. One of your commenter's makes a good point.

Summary
The crop and lighting on the rock formation isn't showcasing it strong enough for this particular Challenge. The main subject dominates more than the Challenge theme, but you produced a strong enough image of that to woo the voters anyway. I like the flow of the water and the flowers in the corner, but would like to have seen this showcase the "erosion or a fault" more.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/21/2009 11:24:54 PM
A nice long exposure, but the large dark areas of the cliffs do not have the depth of colour and detail to make them a feature.
07/20/2009 03:15:05 PM
nice capture I love it there and thought of it. but i live in Az now
07/19/2009 05:48:52 PM
great shot.
thats a nice location.
07/19/2009 07:32:45 AM
Wonderful POV. Nice lighting too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/16/2009 10:25:58 PM
Beautiful waterfall and great composition-wise. The blue in this picture seems a bit off, try adjusting the saturation or desaturating it altogether!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/15/2009 10:11:50 PM
i've been there! i think. snoqualmie?
07/15/2009 12:14:08 PM
Ah...Snoqualmie Falls!


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