DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
Family of Ducks on the Rideau Canal
Family of Ducks on the Rideau Canal

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2009-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D5000
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR
Location: Rideau Canal, Ottawa
Date: Jul 31, 2009
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 1000
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Cityscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2009

I took this yesterday for a friend's birthday to be blown-up and mounted, and decided, "what the heck, I'll submit it." Not expecting much! The parliament buildings are in the background.

Desaturated, adjusted curves, added a film grain

Place: 398 out of 419
Avg (all users): 4.5959
Avg (commenters): 5.3333
Avg (participants): 4.5310
Avg (non-participants): 4.8182
Views since voting: 595
Views during voting: 215
Votes: 146
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

Please log in or register to add your comments!

08/09/2009 09:39:36 AM
Greetings from the CC Club

I like your title, it took me a moment to see why you titled it, cute!

Now I am presuming that you took this at night time or very late in the evening? Your ISO is way up there. Your high ISO will give you a fair amount of grain to start off with, and then you added grain. Obviously you like the grain or your wouldn't have done it, so I will stop talking about the grain!

There is a lot of dead space at the top of your shot, a closer crop would have drawn more attention to what you wanted the people to see, which was the three boats and the surrounding areas. You have lost a massive amount of details when you added the grain. You have 5 leading lines in this shot and none of them are really that dominant.

When taking a shot like this, you have to have a focal point in mind. I can not find one that I want to look at, rather I am scanning all over the place to find something. I am finding the angle a little hard to work with also.

If you get teh chance to do this again, do so, because it is a gorgeous scene

  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/04/2009 07:51:24 PM
How many comments have you gotten already with people saying... "Too Grainy..." Anyway, just wanted to say that I like the effect. I think the composition is good and I think the grain helps to set the mood, gives it an old-world feel... Well done!
08/04/2009 08:49:06 AM
OK overall...the noise adds to the moodiness
08/01/2009 07:24:09 PM
I don't think the grain is doing this photo an favours.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2020 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 06/03/2020 09:14:25 AM EDT.