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Challenge: In the Garden II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di for Nikon
Location: Falls Church, VA, USA
Date: Feb 23, 2010
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/20s
Galleries: Abstract, Nature
Date Uploaded: Feb 23, 2010

I saw this spot on the way to the lawn in our apartment. I placed the dried leaf on the oil stain and composed against the crack on the road.

Place: 16 out of 160
Avg (all users): 6.1594
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
Avg (participants): 5.9661
Avg (non-participants): 6.2365
Views since voting: 979
Views during voting: 316
Votes: 207
Comments: 7
Favorites: 3 (view)

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03/04/2010 12:15:04 AM
Hi, Critique Club here...

This one is easy for me because there is so much right about it. The colors all work together and I love the diagonals in the composition.

I can understand the comments and some of the lower scores for not being garden enough though. Even with those, you finished above 6, which is great.

What I would nitpick though is I think the white rock in the asphalt is a bit distracting. The black crack I both like and dislike. I like it because I think it balances out the composition. I dislike it because it's bold enough to attract attention and following it leads the eye out of the picture in either direction.

I didn't vote in this challenge but if I had, this would have gotten a 7 from me. Holding it back a little would have been the weakness in relating to the challenge.

Of course this is just one opinion, I hope it's helpful.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/02/2010 01:39:59 PM
Love the colours and textures, especially that sheen of rainbow on hte oil. But the tarmac surface doesn't really connote gardens to me!
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03/01/2010 04:42:18 PM
Great closeup, colors, composition, lighting. Wish for more setting for a "garden" photo.
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03/01/2010 03:27:45 AM
Nice subject. DMC. (Does Meet Challenge) as this could be in your driveway. Good PP and colours, reflections in the water covered oil.
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02/27/2010 09:38:14 PM
Fantastic contrast, texture, lighting and composition.
Top vote with 8*.
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02/24/2010 06:52:52 AM
love the way the colours form lines also the colours of the leaf are reflected in the stones of the pavement or read, wouldn't mind having this onmy wall.
Only thing garden? could have been taken on the road as well
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02/24/2010 06:09:18 AM
Sorry the concrete and a dead leaf do not evoke a "In the Garden" feel for me.
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