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DPC Takes a Field Trip
DPC Takes a Field Trip

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Challenge: Photojournalism (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A10
Location: National Gallery, Washington DC
Date: Nov 23, 2002
Date Uploaded: Nov 24, 2002

3 anonymous DPC enthusiasts vie for the perfect shot.

Place: 50 out of 147
Avg (all users): 5.5314
Avg (commenters): 6.8696
Avg (participants): 5.4907
Avg (non-participants): 5.5583
Views since voting: 982
Votes: 271
Comments: 27
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/03/2002 05:46:00 AM
~~~~Critique Club Comment~~~~

*Composition (content)*
Pleasant composition, except for the bottom where the knee and foot from the middle person are cut off. The railing, the twist in the railing, the wall behind with the shadows the position of the subjects and the people below provide a good depth.
The tinted glass provides a nice color break between the background wall and foreground floor. The red shirt of the lady provides some color and makes the scene less dull.
The positions of the subjects provide a variancy that makes it worth to look at all three of them.
Not much reflection from the glass, which is good.

Background is neutral and pleasant to the eye. It doesn't distract from the main subject.
It also provides information about the location, it looks big without being a shopping mall and the kind of material used makes it look important, like a museum, government building or expensive business location. Blurring it by using a wide aperture would have ruined that information. Very good.

*Camera Work (Technical)*
Good focus, good sharpness.
Colors look natural, so good white balance.
It is a difficult situation for exposure with the bright white in the background and I have the feeling that this was the maximum achievable. A bit overexposed behind the lady, a bit underexposed in the foreground shadows. Good balance between that, for better results you might need better gear.

*Digital Processing (technical)*
The only thing worth mentioning: save as close as possible to the 150kb limit. A higher quality setting gives better edge sharpness and better color in large patches.

*My opinion*
Funny, but not really special. It looks like there is something going on that they all wan't to capture, but the surroundings don't provide exact information about that. It does show photojournalism at work, but I miss the large flashes etc. :-)

12/02/2002 01:56:00 PM
Its a nice tutorial on how to steady your camera. :-)
I guess these are real dpc fanatics. The guy on the left being the goofus who calls himself a goofus!? :-) If it wasn't for magnetic's profile, I'd have mistaken that camera for a Hasselblad. :-)
12/02/2002 12:33:00 AM
51???? awwww too bad!!! I like this! and it is funny, too! (in a nice way!) :0)
12/02/2002 12:28:00 AM
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/01/2002 11:28:00 PM
Thanks for showing me our DPChallengers in action! Great submission :)
11/30/2002 12:06:00 AM
This is my favorite shot of the challenge. It look like the President is in the room and you all wish to capture him. - 10
11/29/2002 09:58:00 PM
great headline
11/29/2002 07:49:00 PM
Your score is going down now for not inviting me! Just kidding. Very nice picture. Vote 8 Sonifo
11/28/2002 01:18:00 PM
Who's the goofy looking kid on the left? <g> My mom is a docent there - great spot for some PJ. Nicely done!
11/27/2002 09:43:00 PM
man, if i knew a place where this happened i'd go and take a zillion pictures like this, really really cool, talk about your rule of thirds. darn crouching man's knee is just a little cut off but whatever, would it have been worth the lady's scalp? probably not.
11/27/2002 09:32:00 PM
Good Job. Captivating. Almost looks posed. Lnede
11/27/2002 07:15:00 PM
this is awesome! looks like you guys had such a good time!! thanks for sharing this pic! - karen b
11/27/2002 12:40:00 PM
That's hilarious. Mall, airport???? composition is okay but not great, colors are okay but obviously not planned. That's okay, but working to use what you are given is a thing to work on. 5 nards656
11/27/2002 11:40:00 AM
Would be more newsworthy with Terry juggling the three cameras...
11/27/2002 11:39:00 AM
wow.. geeks with cameras :) I bet juggling all those cameras is a real pain sometimes... But, making photos can be a blissful experience :) Be careful not to drop the camera tho or it goes BAM when it hits the floor :) - setzler
11/27/2002 10:24:00 AM
Wonderful action shot! I love to take pictures of people taking pictures of me -- sounds goofy, but it's just a thing I've got. This is an excellent shot...turning paparazzi on its head. muckpond
11/27/2002 06:06:00 AM
Very nice Guys.
11/25/2002 11:17:00 PM
I think I recognize that guy in the middle. Good shot, but you might want to watch your borders. Missing body parts (like part of a leg) are a little distracting. ~indigo997
11/25/2002 07:33:00 PM
Can't wait to see the 3 near-identical shots! Nice photo, would look good in dpc weekly.
11/25/2002 06:52:00 PM
who ARE these people? I want to meet them. they are all sooo unbelievably attractive. god, i bet they are really good in bed. : ) : ) : ) : )
11/25/2002 03:26:00 PM
Fun, creative, wonderful capture................great timing!!!!!!! Bravo!! Congrats, job well done. Justine.
11/25/2002 01:13:00 PM
This image would be better if I could see what they were photgraphing.
11/25/2002 10:07:00 AM
Paparazzi!! - inspzil
11/25/2002 09:44:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background7,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing7,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 7,
Total Averaged Rating7. Autool
IMO the relationship between the title and picture are key elements in this challenge. You just have to submit the story next week. Good job.
11/25/2002 07:42:00 AM
hey..I wasn't invited!...lol
11/25/2002 02:43:00 AM
Very very cute.
11/25/2002 01:36:00 AM
Very cute, and defiitiely news for DPC the magazine! :-) Good idea.

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