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Challenge: Selective Desaturation (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-D60
Location: Alnwick Gardens ,Northumberland ,England
Date: Jun 20, 2004
Aperture: f-4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/350th
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 20, 2004

copyed layer ,greyscale via colourise and erased parts of the image to allow the colour to come thorough

Place: 171 out of 227
Avg (all users): 4.8586
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 4.7480
Avg (non-participants): 5.0400
Views since voting: 514
Votes: 198
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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06/30/2004 04:34:08 AM
Greetings from the Critque Club!

This is an interesting composition. Your framing is excellent. Keeping the front tree off center is very effective.

Your lighting is good, there is detail in the shadows and the exposure is correct.

Your photo is technically sound.

Here is what killed your score. First of all, there is color in almost every pixel. It might be brownish etc, but it is still color. The voters were looking for greyscale specifically, as their comments mentioned. Also there are too many things colorized. This photo begs for just the front tree to be in color. All the other colorized trees only distract from your main subject.

You got a great capture, but you didn't deliver the challenge theme in your editing to appease the voters. Next time make sure that all color is removed from the parts that aren't supposed to have any. Also had you only colored the front tree, it would've been tremendously more effective at capturing the challenge theme. Try it for yourself. I think you'll see what I mean.

Hope you do better in the future.

Message edited by author 2004-06-30 04:35:42.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/26/2004 02:03:09 PM
ever heard of greyscale? if the picture was black and white, with the trees green it would be beautiful
06/25/2004 12:49:39 AM
Backgound is sepia and not greyscaled as mentioned in the challenge. One tree might look fine, but, with all the rest it looks very much like a normal picture taken on a cloudy day.
06/21/2004 02:11:01 PM
Great point of view - use of foreground and background elements leads the eye around the image. Well done.
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