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Challenge: Free Study 2009-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Lensbaby Composer
Location: Duart Castle, Isle of Mull
Date: Jul 13, 2009
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2500
Galleries: Black and White, Lensbaby
Date Uploaded: Jul 24, 2009

Duart Castle stands on the Isle of Mull, I've visited it several times but this is the first time I've gone to the seaward side. Shot with the Lensbaby Composer and double glass optic.

Place: 165 out of 419
Avg (all users): 5.8071
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
Avg (participants): 5.7798
Avg (non-participants): 5.9032
Views since voting: 744
Views during voting: 229
Votes: 140
Comments: 7
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/08/2009 08:38:20 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Well, this is going to be difficult for me to critique under the circumstances, but as you have put it up for comments, I will give it a go. I personally like it very much, but I think you already knew that.

I was browsing through the highest LB scores section and noted that there are quite a few rather high scoring images with the LB. Perhaps people are starting to appreciate the blurry effects now.

As far as your score goes, I do think it was pretty respectable for a lensbaby image. I think possibly the burnt out highlights in the sky may have made the difference between 5.8 and 6, sorry I didn't think to mention it before! I'm not sure if that's a product of the lensbaby itself, or if it's come about by the b&w processing, but it did possibly impact the score.

Overall the moodiness created by the heavy sky really makes this image. I'm certain there are still a few people put off by the blur, but still a good performance from where I am sitting. Well done!

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08/08/2009 03:18:35 AM
It is hard to imagine that this is summer. I still like it and think it's a pretty cool LB image.
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08/08/2009 02:04:22 AM
Well, it nearly hit your average ;) Think we definitely need to revisit this place when the light is on this side! I miss Mull...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/04/2009 09:52:32 PM
Too much blur around the edges, IMHO
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08/02/2009 03:50:24 AM
really nice look and feel...lensbaby???
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08/02/2009 01:54:54 AM
Fancy title Mr M :)
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08/01/2009 04:47:38 AM
Ya, LB, a castle, and ominous sky. Has a horror movie feel. Love the contrast in this image.
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