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building up wave by wave
building up wave by wave

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Challenge: Constructed By Nature (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-1000D Rebel XS
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Tunnel Mill Scout Reservation Charlestown In.
Date: Feb 13, 2010
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Date Uploaded: Feb 16, 2010

Wondering around camp I got plenty of nice snow pictures but this ice formation caught my eye thinking about this challenge. I assume it started as an ice sickle and when it met the water it just build up.

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Place: 85 out of 119
Avg (all users): 5.1674
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.0962
Avg (non-participants): 5.1902
Views since voting: 498
Views during voting: 321
Votes: 215
Comments: 3
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02/26/2010 08:50:33 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

It looks like this is your second challenge entry. I hope you'll keep at it. It's fun, and if you're like me you'll learn a ton.

Now to the photo ... I didn't vote in this challenge but upon seeing the photo I liked it right away. I get tired of seeing the same old things here, and i appreciated your fresh subject. You did a nice job with focus and depth of field to isolate and showcase your subject and to bring out the various textures. The subject itself is interesting with the little ice-pad-feet for the branch. The composition is good, especially the placement of the branch above midline and the placement of the ice-pad-feet near the rule-of-thirds sweet spots.

Given the original, it's hard to imagine how you might process it differently to improve it. Maybe experiment with B&W or Sepia. Maybe try rotating for more of a diagonal composition. I like to experiment with images I like to see if I can improve them.

When you're shooting subjects like this, point of view is important. I try to shoot as many angles and perspectives as I can. Perhaps you did this and this is the one you liked best. But if not, try it next time and see if it doesn't give you more options.

I look forward to seeing more from you in the future.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/19/2010 12:41:05 PM
very very good
02/18/2010 10:14:06 AM
this is an interesting photo; the ice looks like suction cups

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