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Sun Kissed
Sun Kissed

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Challenge: Orange II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Backyard Mt. Pearl
Date: Mar 28, 2010
Aperture: F/4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2000
Date Uploaded: Mar 28, 2010

A Walmart wall ornament stuck in a snowbank. Cropped, some tint, saturation and resized. Finished with sharpening. Taken around dusk.

Place: 70 out of 175
Avg (all users): 5.6232
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.5342
Avg (non-participants): 5.7231
Views since voting: 492
Views during voting: 238
Votes: 138
Comments: 8
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04/07/2010 10:00:34 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

An interesting take on the OrangeII challenge, and I am glad to see you did so well. Technically, in camera you did everything right - low ISO, fast shutter, shallow fstop for your subject matter. But I have to agree that the smudge/smoke? is distracting, as the rest of the bg is so clean. The border, in my opinion, is a little too much - for me anyway, too thick and too distracting. Not to mention that it cuts into that precious amount of space you have to play with.

Artistically, I like the tilt of the sun ornament and feel that it gives a sense of action and playfulness to the shot. The Orange is definitely there, you're on the right track. Just keep on shooting, think about thinning down the borders, and you will definitely improve.

Feel free to PM me with any questions,

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/04/2010 11:55:04 PM
I like the composition and color.
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04/03/2010 07:57:16 PM
A good one: idea + execution.
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04/03/2010 11:59:48 AM
what a great subject...what is the black smokey stuff at the top???
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03/31/2010 10:56:20 PM
Bottom area is distracting but I like the sun.
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03/30/2010 01:19:03 AM
I really like the colors here!
If you look at where the twirly thing seperates from the sun rays on the top left (sorry, I suck at describing) there seems to be a slight imperfection in the sky. I think you could have easily cloned that out. Just a thought for next time.
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03/29/2010 05:13:22 PM
Very nice although a bit grainy. Love the colour, the tilt, good job.
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03/29/2010 03:12:40 PM
Jumps at you, but what's with the smudge at the top?
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