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Liberty
Liberty
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Challenge: Free Study 2009-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: NYC
Date: Jul 18, 2009
Aperture: f/18.0
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Jul 25, 2009

On the ferry back from the Statue of Liberty (on my birthday :) I had been disappointed that afternoon outing had resulted in the Lady being backlit, but this was the last shot i snagged as the sun started to set... very impromptu compared to the rest of the shots I took of Ms. Liberty...

Cloned out a bunch of dust
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Statistics
Place: 348 out of 419
Avg (all users): 5.1241
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.0360
Avg (non-participants): 5.4118
Views since voting: 387
Views during voting: 219
Votes: 145
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0


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08/11/2009 06:45:24 PM
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Critique Club Critique

First Impressions
Don't mind the concept with the sun, flare and statue - but for a famous statue that has been photographed thousands of times, you'd have to either be very creative or produce a very technically sound image for it to truly captivate your audience. I voted this a 4 during the Challenge - primarily for the potential and what I perceived what some creativity.

Photograph Information, Technicals & Composition Review
Just read your comments - I think there is the potential to turn this 'backlit' (silhouetted) moment into a dramatic scene. Sure, the sun might not be that best placed to do so, but I still think there is potential in post processing with the image as is to give it more drama.

As is, cropping the sun out entirely, in fact a very bold crop almost half way down, leaving a few clouds at top right and on the left, frames her quite well. Possibly even a toning applied, but that would produce 'another' image.

'She' also needs a nudge up on the right to straighten her out.

Even with the framing and composition as is, perhaps there is potential, again with toning or b&w to push this into an artistic realm further, who knows.

Comments, Score & Placement Review
348/418 tells me that people perhaps saw a snapshot and also the sun 'hurt their eyes' so didn't linger long in the image. A score of 5.12 is fairly good for a low placement.

An average of 8.25 is excellent from your commenters and they all seemed to really like it. You have one especially helpful comment in there.

Summary
Good potential, well seen - just some experimenting in processing with the image as is. If you get the opportunity again, trying to garner a better angle for sun placement (and watching the exposure), may provide some added element interest.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/08/2009 10:58:05 AM
Great job!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2009 08:08:28 PM
The silhouette is very nice in this shot. My only critique would be that the lighting is very harsh. This shot could have greatly benefitted from a better time of day. Overall its a pretty good shot with a good composition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/04/2009 09:55:30 PM
Very nice! Fantastic silhouette.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/03/2009 12:09:43 PM
Nice shot...10
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