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Florida's Back County
Ja-9


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Challenge: Country Life III (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2010 - Challenges
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: Tavares, FL
Date: Sep 26, 2010
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/30 sec.
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 28, 2010

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Statistics
Place: 66 out of 96
Avg (all users): 5.0870
Avg (commenters): 6.1667
Avg (participants): 4.8605
Avg (non-participants): 5.1463
Views since voting: 707
Views during voting: 349
Votes: 207
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0


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10/09/2010 06:03:24 PM
Hi Ja-9! Welcome to the critique zone...

Overall, I would have to say that this shot does not match up to your usual standard. It doesn't communicate to me that you were trying to get something specific across and the technicals distract from the photos aesthetic appeal.

Technically: Your smallish depth of field focuses the eye on the right, but the actual focus isn't as tight as I would expect - or very possibly you have a little shake from being in the canoe at such a relatively slow shutter for the focal length - can the D80 not push the ISO a little more? The lighting is quite stark and gives huge contrast between the trunks and the water which doesn't really appeal to me.

Artistically: There is some thirds action here, but not knowing what I am supposed to be seeing, it is difficult to use this effectively. I also suspect that the theme being 'country life', the voters were expecting something more dynamic.

Overall, it is a pleasant enough scene, but I am very confident of your ability to represent it more strongly.
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10/06/2010 12:18:17 AM
It looks like you are seeing some beautiful places with your new canoe. You placed well above my entry in this challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/05/2010 02:22:51 PM
I guess you were on the canoe and forgot the VR/OS/IS lens in the SUV?
Would have been nice without the camera shake...
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10/05/2010 12:35:15 PM
A very different view of country
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10/04/2010 04:05:19 PM
cool looking photo
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10/02/2010 04:20:02 PM
This is a beauty of a shot. The reflections add greatly to the scene.
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09/30/2010 02:30:27 PM
Beautiful idea but a bit blurry.
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09/30/2010 01:01:08 PM
Like the scene, though it appears to be just a touch soft or blurred, as if it were handheld at a very low shutter speed.
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