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Demotic Pagan Choir
Demotic Pagan Choir

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Challenge: DPC Album Cover (Advanced Editing II*)
Camera: Sony DSC-F828
Location: Webster, Massachusetts United States of America
Date: Jul 22, 2004
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 64
Shutter: 125
Galleries: Abstract, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jul 22, 2004

Photo taken with bright sunlight, gradient filling for the fire out of the dragons mouth. Hue, and saturation altered before negative art applied for the effect you see.

Place: 121 out of 122
Avg (all users): 4.0286
Avg (commenters): 3.0909
Avg (participants): 3.8824
Avg (non-participants): 4.1280
Views since voting: 966
Views during voting: 351
Votes: 210
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/01/2004 06:23:32 PM
Very noisy, kind of hard to look at.
08/01/2004 04:10:20 PM
Image is a bit small, it is differnt then normal, but I don't think I would actually see this on an album cover. I like that you listed the feature songs.
07/30/2004 06:23:18 PM
I'm honestly not too fond of the effects here... and the text is really hard to read... sorry...
07/28/2004 04:48:17 PM
Sorry this photo is so busy that nothing really stands out or attracts your attention. Its impossible to read the writing as well.
07/28/2004 02:10:25 PM
The negative effect (or whatever it was) definately seems like a bad call here. The colors don't work well, the image is overly busy, your text is impossible to read at bottom left, and it's nearly impossible to tell what this photo is actually of.
07/28/2004 09:37:16 AM
Yikes! Too overdone. The colours confuse the image and the lettering.
Good band name. Good idea.
07/28/2004 12:17:41 AM
This is very hard to look at for any length of time. The smaller lettering is very hard to read and almost blends into the background in some areas. If you had left all the song titles off I would have scored this much higher.

The shot itself is interesting but the inversion and post processing leaves me blinded if I look at it too long. It literally hurts my eyes. If I saw this in the store I would pass it up without a second glance.

As is a 4

Added after receiving a PM from shooter:

No I did not try to read the titles of the songs you put on your album cover for a couple of reasons.

First, as I said before it literally hurt my eyes to look at it the picture too long.

Second, the lettering almost blended into the background, I could not see it that well.

Third, it was rather small overall and again, difficult to see with that particular font.

There are my reasons for the vote. I'll be honest, I like the cleaner shots for the album covers. Some of the best covers I have ever seen, IMHO, are clean, crisp and grab my attention. To much writing and such is just distracting to me in any picture venue. Even on my album covers, some of my favorite covers from the 70's and 80's were the easy on the eyes ones. :)

07/27/2004 08:18:24 PM
It does look "albumy" - but not very "photographic." Text is very difficult to read - especially some of the featured tracks.
07/27/2004 01:32:19 PM
hard on the eyes
07/27/2004 12:06:00 PM
I think it is too "busy" I can't read the names of the songs because of the background.
07/26/2004 10:54:52 PM
I'm not sure where to start here, but I'd at least like to know why you chose not to anti-alias your bottom text... but did on the top...
07/26/2004 07:39:28 AM
I'm really not keen on the editing here. Other than making the shot look unrealistic, it also makes a lot of the text unreadable.
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07/26/2004 12:54:10 AM
Cudos on the name of your band!!
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