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Barn On The Prarie
Barn On The Prarie

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Olympus SP-570 UZ
Location: Escanaba, Michigan
Date: Jul 7, 2009
Aperture: 2.97
Shutter: 4.33
Galleries: Urban, History
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2009

Used tripod, used adobe photoshop elements 6 to edit photograph. Added a little more color to the photograph and used the smudging tool to change the clouds. Used landscape mode on camera.

Place: 411 out of 419
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Views since voting: 711
Views during voting: 229
Votes: 148
Comments: 4
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08/16/2009 05:06:49 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club and welcome to DPC!

First impression: I like the tall grass on the foreground but the image does not have anything that captures my attention for a long time.

Composition: Your composition is too central for me, I would have liked to see it with less sky, which would put more emphasis on the grasses.

Technicals: Your focus seems a bit off -- nothing seems in focus. I would suggest getting off the landscape mode and try your hand at actually taking control over your photo -- aperture of 2.97 does not really work for a landscape shot, try F 8 and higher next time.

Final Thoughts: While your photo has potential, there is nothing there that grabs attention for a long time and the technicals are off. There are good tutorials on this site about how to improve the technicals and the processing skills as well as multitude of forum threads which can be very helpful.

Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2009 07:49:05 PM
The composition is good, I think a better time of day could have greatly benefitted the lighting for this shot
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08/05/2009 09:34:45 AM
very bland and very noisy, lacks crispness...composition is too central...sorry :(
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08/01/2009 01:07:38 PM
I like the tall grasses in the foreground. Would like to see better focus on the barn.
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