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A Cloudy Day in Taipei City
A Cloudy Day in Taipei City

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Challenge: Landscape V (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro for Nikon
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Date: Nov 21, 2009
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125s
Galleries: Landscape, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Nov 21, 2009

During the submission dates, it was rainy all the week and I had no time to leave the city. I thought that maybe I should shoot some different landscape photo from those in sunny day. Since the sky was always cloudy and grey, I decided to creat a "cloudy grey" image with a little color, and I thouth the grey city and high-votage tower could match the grey sky, so here comes this entry.

Place: 70 out of 136
Avg (all users): 5.8239
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.7460
Avg (non-participants): 5.8673
Views since voting: 1058
Views during voting: 361
Votes: 176
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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08/13/2010 09:53:58 AM
really like the ominous feel of the clouds
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12/04/2009 06:44:49 AM
Hey there from the Critique Club

My thoughts on the image: I absolutely love the drama you captured in the sky, as well as the balance created with the reflection in the water. While not a common presentation in landscape images, the power lines you included serve well as a line that leads me deep into the image. I agree with Jeff in that I like the left to right transition of color to monochrome. Additionally, I like the dichotomy you created with the nice green grass, a peaceful pond that is led into a busy city by a row of menacing power lines. This entry speaks a lot if one takes time to listen.

My ideas for improvement: I would have probably not have included the city in a landscape challenge, but that is strictly personal opinion. Had I voted, that may have prevented me from scoring this one well.

Where I would have/did score this entry: As I eluded to up above, I did not vote in this particular challenge. I am actually torn as to how I would have voted. If I were taking the time to study and comment on much of the challenge, this one would have pulled an 8 or 9 from me because of all it contains. Had I been storming through, handing out votes like many of us so often do, I would have most likely written it off as more of a cityscape and low balled it with a 4. Either way, I am glad I got the opportunity to critique the image and really have a chance to listen to all that is said within.

Thank you for the opportunity to provide a critique on your entry,
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/29/2009 07:21:35 PM
I love the contrast in this photo.
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11/29/2009 11:33:37 AM
Nice composition with a dramatic cloudy sky. I like the way the power lines lead the eyes towards the city in the distance. 10
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11/27/2009 11:12:14 PM
even though you have a strong presence with the power lines in this I think that they add to the interest of the picture
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11/27/2009 06:10:59 AM
really nice shot with great lead lines from those power cables. Just a little over processed. 8
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11/27/2009 12:24:39 AM
Nice deep DOF!!!
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11/26/2009 08:06:49 PM
Great sky . The wires help to take the viewer through the shot. Nice work here
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11/24/2009 10:59:40 PM
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11/24/2009 10:03:21 PM
Interesting how the photo transitions from a deep green color on the left to monochrome on the right.
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