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Challenge: S-Curve II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II
Date: Aug 31, 2010
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2010

[Sep. 10th, 2010 12:11:09 PM]

Come on, folks!

Did anyone read the challenge description?

"An S-curve is a line (often in the shape of an 'S') that leads the viewer through the image. Use the classic S-Curve to compose your photo. The curve may be literal or implied."

It's not supposed to be multiple items shaped like an 'S'. It's supposed to be a curved line that leads the viewer's eye through the photo. It doesn't even have to be 'S'-shaped.

It doesn't have to be "in your face" ... just something that leads your eye on a curve of some sort throughout the image.

Before entering, I showed this image to a popular DPC-er whose response was a person would have to be blind not to see the S-curves. *sigh*

To me, it's quite obvious that Upper Right wing (viewer's right, not the bird's) down the body and out the Lower left wing is a perfect 'S' shape.

But, if that's not obvious, then the beak down to the tail is certainly 'S'-shaped.

*heavy sigh*

I took this specifically for the challenge... Not a shoehorn, but specifially thought-out.

Guess I should try thinking more often. Obviously, I need more practice. *grin*

Place: 72 out of 82
Avg (all users): 4.9836
Avg (commenters): 4.8333
Avg (participants): 4.9737
Avg (non-participants): 4.9881
Views since voting: 593
Views during voting: 275
Votes: 122
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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09/15/2010 10:41:05 AM
Oh, NO! Not a 4.+ for this one!

Beautiful image, for sure.
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09/13/2010 02:54:19 PM
If it's worth anything... while scrolling down the list of results, this is one of the seven (total) that caught my eye to make me want to view the full-size image. Great S-curve! :)

Edit: image count updated

Message edited by author 2010-09-13 14:57:45.
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09/13/2010 01:50:36 AM
Oh shame on your placing, I gave you an 8, and saw the S-curve clearly.
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09/13/2010 12:09:35 AM
I didn't vote on this but I will tell you my interpretation of "through the image". I was looking for something that would wind it's way into the depth of the scene and force me to continue looking even further.

I can certainly see the S-Shape. And this is totally a fantastic capture. I believe that this is the type of shot that would have done amazingly well in a FS challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/12/2010 10:50:16 PM
great photo, and im sure youve heard it a lot, dnmc imo.
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09/12/2010 02:03:48 PM
Fantastic shot, but I'm not sure I know what is the s-curve element. Perhaps the shape of the hummingbird?
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09/10/2010 02:58:26 AM
S is for shoehorn. Sorry. 4
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09/09/2010 08:10:46 AM
That's a subtle s, the wings ?
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09/09/2010 07:05:52 AM
Beautiful capture. There are many Ss here, real and implied, and I hope you don't get the shoehorn label from anyone. Great photo.
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09/06/2010 09:02:01 PM
Lovely bg bokeh and I really like the detail - I can almost hear the humming!
I'm only afraid that the voters might find the S too substle. I think it's fine though.
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09/06/2010 01:07:57 PM
Very subtle "s". This came immediately after another hummingbird image.
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