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Challenge: Rule of Thirds IV (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2009
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF for Sony
Location: United States
Date: Aug 22, 2009
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/6000
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2009

What the heck...I'll toss this in for the fun of it. Hadn't really set out to shoot anything for this weeks open challenges. I was at my son's soccer practice and this flock of geese did a very low fly-over so I grabbed a few shots as they went on past. Kinda liked the way it looked (wish we had 720 for this to show more detail).

As far as Rule of Thirds...it's loose, but mostly there. :-) On top of borderline DNMC, I'm sure to upset the "stay in the box" voters with the two partial geese. I like it this way personally as it adds to the sense of motion and flight.

Watch out 4.0 score, here I come!!!

Sony IDC
- exposure +1.0
- convert to TIF

- Crop
- Histogram (0,1.10,225)
- Resize (1800)
- Resize (1200)
- Resize (620)
- VirtualPhotographer: B/W Hammer
- Colorize (13,80)
- Border
- Save as JPG

Place: 96 out of 194
Avg (all users): 5.3396
Avg (commenters): 4.5000
Avg (participants): 5.0952
Avg (non-participants): 5.5000
Views since voting: 538
Views during voting: 246
Votes: 159
Comments: 3
Favorites: 0

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09/08/2009 01:34:46 PM
Hi from the Critique Club,

You asked for your shot to have an in depth comment from a member of the Critique Club.

Cool shot!!!! an added bonus to the soccor match!

Your rule of thirds is fairly loose as you stated but it is there, kinda. I think what hurts this shot is the fact that it is 150 and 640. I am seeign the jaggies in this shot, that could also be the jpeg compression. It is difficult when you have a great shot and little things like the size hurt it.

The details that you have are good, sharp good colours. you have a high ISO but I can not see grain,

this is a good solid shot

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08/28/2009 06:09:42 PM
border hurts this one.
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08/27/2009 11:24:31 AM
Looks like a heavy crop maybe?... so it's poor image quality, but still charming.

ETA: Looking at this again in the daylight, I think the image quality problem might be due to the basic's 150K max. It's better viewed in the daylight, but still the jaggies are distracting to me. I'm staying with my vote of a 6 because it's clearly a Thirds image and it's so charming.

How'dyagetem to pose for you like that? *grin*
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