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morpheus opiatum
morpheus opiatum

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Blue (Classic Editing)
Camera: Logitech ClickSmart 510
Location: looking up
Date: Nov 27, 2002
Galleries: Abstract, Nature
Date Uploaded: Dec 1, 2002

taken as a random shot on the way to taking the a picture that wasn't for this challenge. my real photo didn't work, nor did the other thing i wanted to use.

yes, i know there's jpeg compression. it's my camera. i like it. stuff it.

Place: 221 out of 243
Avg (all users): 4.0723
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.0276
Avg (non-participants): 4.1444
Views since voting: 1485
Votes: 235
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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12/31/2002 12:39:10 AM
This photo reminds me of a bedspread for some reason. I like the colors. very nice
12/10/2002 05:09:04 PM
~~~~Critique Club Comment~~~~
Morpheus Opiatum

Composition (Content)
I like how the right most flower points to the center of the image. I feel it gives the eye a direction to look at. That being said, it's pointing to open space. I know there are limitations to the camera you use, but NeatImage could help cleanup the noise in the sky and create a smooth gradient. The cluster of flowers are interesting with the many directions of the leaves.

The noise is my biggest concern with the background. I also feel that doing some work with your color balance/contrast and intesity, the leaves in the front wouldn't be 'so in your face'.

Camera Work (Technical)
Limitations of the camera prevent you from being able to apply filters or do much in the way of shutter speed and F/stop so within the limits of the camera this is a ok shot.

Digital Processing (Technical)
Sharpening is fair (Not sure you sharpened this photo).
Balance between light and dark is fair. (Leaves are a tad washed out or lack enough contrast to show the individual direction of each leaf)
Compression is fair(Within the limits of the camera)

My opinion
Honestly, I had to just sit and look at this one for a while. I finally had someone else look at it and she said that it would be great as a Christmas card. I then took off my critique hat and put on my artists hat and see the potential for a photo like this. I feel that as you learn to use post processing tools a little more, you'll be able to have some images that go higher in the ratings. This one has potential.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/08/2002 10:53:29 PM
You've already heard my comments on this...very nice.
12/08/2002 05:06:41 PM
Over bright at bottom. Too much empty at the top. Out of focus. Mets challenge. Good idea but needs better execution. PTL 4
12/08/2002 01:00:43 AM
This does nothing for me. :-(
12/06/2002 10:53:07 AM
I think it's fabulous. But the neatimagine version is better. Now we know, right?
12/05/2002 03:33:54 PM
Can't say why but I like it
12/04/2002 01:09:00 AM
too much digital art processing
12/03/2002 04:38:00 PM
Kinda fun, but the effect seems to have taken some of the sharpness away. 6 Swash
12/02/2002 04:35:00 PM
Nice idea (invert) but you should have shot something that files the frame better and produces more blue flowers.
12/02/2002 12:41:00 AM
A bit too washed out at the bottom. Nice shades of blue, though.

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