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Challenge: X Marks The Spot (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2009
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Dallas, Texas
Date: Sep 26, 2009
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/4000
Date Uploaded: Sep 27, 2009

Hoisting the mainsail at Whiterock lake in Dallas.

Pre-challenge notes:
I think this is likely worth a mid-5, but also figuring in a few low votes from those that say the x is not prominent enough, and I am guessing this comes in between my average and a 5 1/2

Anticipated critiques:
-X is not prominent enough or is not the main subject.
-Haloing or artifacts. (looks ok on my monitor after cleanup, but I suspect some monitors may show something)
-Should have cropped less and not cut off subjects feet. (And then the X would be less prominent)

Post challenge notes:
Well, I was correct about one of the critiques, but the shot itself was not strong enough to overcome it. Between the "not prominent enough" and "boring" votes, I was lucky to come in over a 5. I really can't argue about this one.

Place: 59 out of 79
Avg (all users): 5.1210
Avg (commenters): 4.7500
Avg (participants): 4.9118
Avg (non-participants): 5.2000
Views since voting: 535
Views during voting: 261
Votes: 124
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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10/05/2009 03:58:19 AM
Excellent and obvious X. This should have placed much higher. I gave this a "7".
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/02/2009 10:32:26 AM
The X is kind of a stretch here. Good composition, though I would've liked to see more of the land (at least I think it's land... the trees on the bottom left?), or none at all.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/30/2009 10:07:41 PM
I see the X but fail to see what spot it marks.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/30/2009 04:19:49 PM
Not a huge amount of interest in this image
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09/28/2009 10:28:15 PM
Nice catch.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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