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peak and fountain
peak and fountain

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Challenge: Framing IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: colorado springs
Date: Feb 26, 2010
Aperture: 11.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Feb 26, 2010

I really like this and if I had real post processing skills I could make it pop, but I don't so it is what it is.

Place: 57 out of 127
Avg (all users): 5.6963
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 5.4444
Avg (non-participants): 5.8642
Views since voting: 489
Views during voting: 238
Votes: 135
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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03/08/2010 06:50:22 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

First impressions are of the fountain and the shadows across it.

Technically the commenters during the challenge said it all. The shadows are distracting and the composition, cutting off the top of the circle, is not overly pleasing. Processing is ok for the fountain but the rest of the shot seems a bit flat.

Artistically I see what you were going for but the crop doesn't show it off. A square crop just outside the circle might have forced us to focus inside rather than the current crop which draws us to the writing. The mountain in the background doesn't look all that impressive from this angle - that reduces what "wow" we might have. The trees also obscure it so in essence this shot has the trees in the "frame".

In summary on ok shot that scored midrange and does meet the challenge. It struggles to present the viewer with much to score above the 5/6 "average".

Feel free to PM me if you have any queries.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2010 08:10:07 PM
trees ruin it for me
03/07/2010 06:50:51 AM
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03/05/2010 06:39:42 AM
Great scenery and I love the round 'frame', but why oh why did you cut the top off!?
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03/03/2010 11:02:38 PM
Awesome capture! Really different view of Pike's Peak. My only suggestion would be to keep the top of the sculpture in the frame, but it's lovely as is.
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03/01/2010 12:57:24 AM
I generally like this, but 2 biggies are bringing it down for me.
1) The harsh midday sun is creating some shadows that don't help it any. (Some careful selective editing can help in some cases.)
2) The very tip of the sculpture is cut off at the frame edge.
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