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Challenge: Orange II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Fimmvruhls, Iceland
Date: Mar 26, 2010
Aperture: f4
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Mar 28, 2010

What a good weekly theme for volcanic images!

The people are actually not that close to the volcano. I used an 200mm lense to zoom into people standing about 4-500m from it.

Place: 13 out of 175
Avg (all users): 6.5497
Avg (commenters): 6.6250
Avg (participants): 6.5455
Avg (non-participants): 6.5541
Views since voting: 1559
Views during voting: 348
Votes: 151
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/09/2010 02:25:58 PM
Greetings from the Critique club!

I must say, first off, that I am a little jealous you got to shoot this. :)

I have to agreee with the previous commenters to certain extent. It would have have been nice to have them the people in better focus. Its understandable why this wasn't so. It looks like your focus was on the lava and not the people. Unless you were to back up a lot more they would have been out of focus no matter what. And you were shooting at f/4 which didn't give you a lot of depth of field to play with. True you could have tried to stop down but I don't think you would have gotten the depth of field anyways and you would have introduced more noise using a higher ISO or messed up the perfect capture of the lava which you got with your shutter speed. I think given all that, having the people sharp AND the lava sharp might not have been an option.

The composition works well for me. It is a little central but I think it works in this case. The people could have been separated a bit more but again, that probably wasn't an option and I think there's sufficient separation to pull it off.

In regards to the challenge? Yup...that's definitely orange. :)

Overall, a great image. Great job!
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04/05/2010 08:01:47 AM
Great shot. 9 from me.
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04/05/2010 03:11:44 AM
Congratz on an excellent 13th place.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/03/2010 08:29:45 PM
A very good one: idea + execution.
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04/03/2010 11:27:27 AM
seems like they are sooooo very close to the spew...great colors
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04/02/2010 05:07:10 PM
dansing with the evil,,,,,,,,,,,,
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03/31/2010 04:04:06 PM
One of the more interesting volcano shots. I love the colors and the millions of little dots of lava.
But I really really feel like the people should have been in sharper focus. Especially the two blurry ones on the left are very distracting. It is the people's silhouettes that make this photograph interesting and sets it apart from the other volcano shots, so the fact that they are not all in focus is a downer. For me, it makes the difference between giving you a 6 and an 8.
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03/29/2010 04:23:28 PM
Dramatic! Three recent challenges in one - Silhouette/Orange/Stop motion. How about that as a challenge?
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03/29/2010 03:57:54 PM
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03/29/2010 02:08:01 PM
nice shot 7
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03/29/2010 08:18:45 AM
Dramatic shot, nicely executed. Imo it will finish in the top ten. 8
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