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Fields of Gold
Fields of Gold

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Challenge: Book Titles II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Svendborg, Denmark
Date: Aug 6, 2009
Aperture: 10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Aug 9, 2009

I did most of the proces in PS CS3 in the RAW conversion. Lots of work on hue, black, light and contrasts.

The goal for this picture is an average score on 5,5.

Place: 39 out of 130
Avg (all users): 5.9222
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 5.5349
Avg (non-participants): 6.0565
Views since voting: 771
Views during voting: 265
Votes: 167
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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08/20/2009 01:14:38 AM
Hi Andi

Thanks for at very good critique. It is a big help to improve my pictures in the future. By the the way, what is a PB?

Best regards

PS: I think my next picture will just reach 6, but let's see.

Message edited by author 2009-08-20 01:16:30.
08/19/2009 06:14:56 PM
Greetings from Andi via the Critique Club. First off congratulations on a new PB Thomas, that first 6 is just around the corner!

First Impression: Very close to being an excellent image, for me the colours, hue/saturation and shadows are a little too harsh when they should have been softer.

Composition: Not quite a central horizon but think a lower viewpoint and less sky would have helped the overall feel of the image. Placing the main bale in the bottom left of the image might have added as well.

Subject: I think the image might have suffered a little when you attempted to get the colours to be gold (and thus fit the title)

Technical: For me what lets the image down is the lack of detail in the front of the main bale and its screaming for fill in flash to complete the image. The only area in sharp focus on my monitor it the bale on the horizon and cloud to the right of it and for me the main subject should be sharp. I love the sky, nice rich blue with the whisper of cloud.

Final thoughts: A nice image, looks like late afternoon/early evening with the long shadows and hint of pink in the sky top left. The lack of detail and too central horizon (for me) lets the image down a little though the voters liked the image, its your pb (at the time of critique) and thats what counts so congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/16/2009 11:01:08 AM
nice processing and composition.. 8
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08/14/2009 10:02:25 PM
Beautiful colors!
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08/13/2009 03:40:33 PM
Either - Lose the dramatic shadows, or make the yellows/golds richer and grander. Still 7
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08/13/2009 03:26:47 PM
Nice, not quite focused but the colors are good.
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