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Challenge: Shoes II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Location: Cambridge, UK
Date: Feb 21, 2010
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Feb 21, 2010

Been wanting to try something like this for a while. A few challenges have been possible but never got there, but this challenge was just perfect for it, and the weather finally Sunday afternoon came good enough to take it as well.

Really simple editing in LR2 and CS4
Desat all Colours but Red
Crop
Rotate slightly
Resize
Sharpen
Save for web


Statistics
Place: 36 out of 138
Avg (all users): 5.7904
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.6479
Avg (non-participants): 5.8958
Views since voting: 687
Views during voting: 300
Votes: 167
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0


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03/01/2010 04:10:29 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

It's very difficult to critique an image that you like.

This image has a lot going for it: The handling of the tones & the perfect exposure on the tricky white shoes, the lighting, DoF, and the deliberate, visually interesting composition.

All well done and professional looking.

I think the selective de-sat works here, but I'm not sure it works perfectly, and I feel as though voters will hate on a selective de-sat image processing unless it is perfectly complimentary to the image. The red may just not take up enough space or be bright enough to really carry the gimmick. Only other technical thing I can think of is perhaps we could be closer to the ball and shoes, and have less trees and background, but would have to see this in practice.

In sum, I think this is a largely successful image, partially hurt by people not liking selective desat, partially hurt by it just not being very 'Wow', but ultimately a nice stock image.

Thanks and good luck!

-Adam

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/28/2010 02:54:59 PM
nice selective de-sat....very popular lately. Arranged well too.
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02/25/2010 01:46:23 PM
LOVE IT! (nuff said!)
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02/23/2010 11:08:58 AM
great use of selective color and DOF- top 10
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02/22/2010 02:35:45 AM
Nicely composed. Desat really works here.
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02/22/2010 01:04:11 AM
I like the use of the goals for framing, very nice.
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