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Challenge: Metal on Metal (Basic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A100K
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm f/4.5-6.7 DL for Minolta
Location: Prosser, WA
Date: Sep 29, 2010
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Textures, DPChallenge GTGs
Date Uploaded: Sep 29, 2010

Hand-held shot of a metal plate connecting two railroad rails.

Place: 65 out of 127
Avg (all users): 5.1437
Avg (commenters): 4.3333
Avg (participants): 5.0172
Avg (non-participants): 5.2110
Views since voting: 531
Views during voting: 292
Votes: 167
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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10/18/2010 03:48:43 PM
Greetings From the Critique Club

First Impressions:
I like this picture.

Technical (Comp, lighting, color, focus):
You've captured some nice colors however the harsh lighting really takes away from the image. As one of your commenters mentioned this could be corrected by shooting at a different time of day.

Yep, I'd say this is a metal on metal image.

I think artistically, you knew what you wanted to convey but it had a hard time reaching the voters.
emotionally? I just think it's kind of flat, nothing really for one to draw on.

In summary I think this is a very interesting photo, with lots of nice colors, the rust, blues and yellows all play well together but it was the lighting that really hurts the photo. I'd love to see this shot at a different time of day and perhaps at a different angle. I hope this helps. :-)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/06/2010 10:17:16 AM
harsh shadows, i guess
10/06/2010 08:19:15 AM
There's a good range of colours in this photograph, however I feel as though the shadows are a little too didtracting. Obviously, shooting at a different time of the day would help improve this.
10/06/2010 12:24:39 AM
I like the colors. not sure of the perspective/framing

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