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Challenge: Constructed By Nature (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX Macro for Nikon
Location: Moscow, Russia
Date: Feb 14, 2010
Aperture: f20
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1''
Galleries: Abstract, Nature
Date Uploaded: Feb 14, 2010

Section of an ice wall in the park. Levels and hue/sat, both applied quite liberally.

Place: 84 out of 119
Avg (all users): 5.1675
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 5.1489
Avg (non-participants): 5.1728
Views since voting: 602
Views during voting: 322
Votes: 209
Comments: 7
Favorites: 1 (view)

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02/25/2010 12:24:10 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

First Impressions:

This is a cool looking abstract but I donít know what I am looking at.

Technical (Comp, lighting, color, focus, Processing):

The composition works well for this shot and I like how you have different shapes and colors going on throughout the image.

The lighting seems a bit weird, not bad but I am guessing this is just the natural light on the subject. I would like to see a bit more lighting to give this image some pop and a bit of contrast.

The colors are nice sea tones but they could use a little boost to really grab my attention, nothing over the top just maybe a bit of saturation.

I donít really see any issues with the focus at all. As for your processing it doesnít look like you really did much. All I would suggest is to try and bring out the colors a touch and get more contrast in the shot.


Meets the challenge but I think some voters didnít get what they were looking at and I donít think your title really helped much.


This was a nice abstract and a different take on the subject. It is always nice seeing different views on a challenge.


This shot was pretty well done but it could use a boost to grab the voterís attention. In a challenge with so many vibrant landscapes this, sadly, is just lost in the mix. You got a few good votes I am guessing from voters who appreciate the abstract. In the end this finished about where I would expect it to on DPC. A solid 5 to me is a good shot that just lacks impact or a shot that doesnít fit in the DPC mold. I encourage you to keep up with the different views on the challenge and just work a bit on some technical issues.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/23/2010 11:22:50 PM
gorgeous abstract
02/21/2010 12:25:02 PM
Nice abstract - I'm curious to find out what I'm looking at.
02/21/2010 11:24:19 AM
Can pass as a beautiful painting
02/20/2010 01:03:03 PM
awesome subject living in south florida i forget some of the beautiful formations that come from the icy north. like this shot very much 7
02/18/2010 07:54:06 AM
nice and abstract, i like it :)
02/18/2010 12:55:31 AM
not sure what this is....I see the water but what's it falling onto? but yet this is still a very interesting image

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