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Getting Late, should I stay or should I go?
Getting Late, should I stay or should I go?

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Challenge: Choices (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Kodak DX6490
Location: Knysna SA
Date: Jun 9, 2004
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Water, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jun 12, 2004


Place: 86 out of 227
Avg (all users): 5.2085
Avg (commenters): 5.1818
Avg (participants): 4.9263
Avg (non-participants): 5.3720
Views since voting: 694
Votes: 259
Comments: 13
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06/29/2004 05:10:06 PM
Hi from the Critique Club.
When I critique a shot, I first look at the photo without the title or other information and try to figure out which challenge it was from.
I really had no idea which challenge this would be from, althought I thought it might do nicely for sillohuettes, I knew that was too long ago to be getting critique photos. My first impression is that it's a very nice setting and photo, but I don't see much of a connection to the challenge.

I really like the golden tones of the evening light within the clouds and on the water. It does give a somewhat dramatic feel to the shot. Other than a poor connection to the challenge, I think the weakness of the photo would be in the composition / cropping. I like the exposure and the focus seems okay...although the boat could be a bit clearer.

For the composition, I would prefer totally cropping out that dark shadow on the left (the front of another boat?) I would also crop slightly from the right side which is just a bit too dark for my tastes. With that cropping, your boat would be a little less centered in the photo, and I think it would have a greater impact on the viewer.

It sure is a nice scene to capture, and I think with a little different cropping and experimenting with the photo it would be a nice keeper.
I hope these comments have been helpful.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/22/2004 08:13:58 PM
Not a great photo, there's no one subject that creates a balance...
06/21/2004 04:38:45 PM
Doesn't suggest choice
06/21/2004 02:48:53 AM
doesnt meet the challenge... only the title does
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06/20/2004 11:19:05 AM
Just a little softer and this would be perfect.
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06/20/2004 06:35:15 AM
A beautiful sunset. Sadly, the title is the only thing here that has anything to do with "choices".
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06/18/2004 10:56:22 PM
Those clouds create a serpentine pattern of light that is outstanding. The birds/bouys? in the water are a bit distracting.
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06/18/2004 02:43:39 AM
"We all face many choices every day. Take a photo representing a choice that you must make."
I didn't see this as a clear image regarding choices.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/17/2004 02:01:36 PM
This is beautiful Good luck.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/16/2004 09:18:40 PM
a nice sunset photo but rather dependent on the title to instil the theme. Also I think the horizon is slightly sloping to the left and is a bit too central for my taste
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06/16/2004 03:44:49 PM
Gorgeous shot, but it feels to me like you're stretching the theme boundaries a bit. I'm going to ignore that thought since I like the picture so much.
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06/16/2004 02:04:39 PM
Just 10.
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06/16/2004 11:36:17 AM
very dramatic shot
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