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Light Tower
Light Tower
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Challenge: Free Study II (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-20
Location: Kemah
Date: Dec 8, 2002
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 1/640
Shutter: 80
Galleries: Sky, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Dec 8, 2002

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Statistics
Place: 21 out of 67
Avg (all users): 6.3516
Avg (commenters): 7.3214
Avg (participants): 6.4194
Avg (non-participants): 6.2069
Views since voting: 7098
Votes: 91
Comments: 30
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12/21/2002 09:07:09 AM
Critique Club for Light Tower

Composition - Really unique lighthouse. This is a great subject for a picture. It is really well taken and really well framed. The thing I like most about this pic is the light/shade contrast in the diamonds. I think I would've liked to have seen the bottom of it if the landscape was friendly enough to allow for that.

Background - Hard to go wrong with a nice blue sky like that. Polarizer? It looks like it to me. The sky is sort of dark blue which may be from the polarizer or just the time of day. It looks a little unnatural to me above the lighthouse.

Camera work - Couldn't be better

Post processing - Maybe a little work with the blue to make it look a little more like sky.

Overall - I really liked this picture when I saw it, and still do. You picked a great subject to shoot and did a nice job with it. The only thing I would change would be to move back a little and get the entire lighthouse with a little background stuff. I think it might add a little more color and verve to the image. - Inspzil
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12/15/2002 11:17:02 PM
This is a difficult shot to critique for me. Shades of blacks and whites with this level of extreme contrast are not easy to shoot. I love lighthouses, so it has my interest. The blue of the sky is rich in color and the detail is clear throughout the picture. The contrails are a little distracting to me but there’s not a lot you can do to fix that short of re-shooting in an hour. I want to see something else in the picture to give me an idea of the size of the tower. (Only because it almost looks like a toy). The black frame is a nice addition. Good Luck – Gotcha 7
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12/15/2002 09:37:45 AM
the absolute starkness of the light house is somewhat disturbing to me. I have come back for a second look and am bumping you to an 8, as everything is great with this shot. The more I look the more I like,,, I'll make it a 9.
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12/15/2002 08:12:13 AM
Gorgeous capture of architecture. It looks like its leaning to the left to me. Great job getting the sky nice and blue. Overall a good pic - Inspzil
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12/14/2002 05:00:44 PM
crisp, clean lines. good sky, good exposure. doesnt affect me much emotionally tho. . maybe there needs to be another element like a bird or a human?
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12/14/2002 09:25:07 AM
I like your use of the frame in this. Makes the background fade back and the foreground pop. Good work!
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12/14/2002 04:09:01 AM
this is fantastic! i adore the very starkness of the white, black and blue together. i also love the light you captured it in--makes it almost seem surreal. great job!
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12/12/2002 11:47:55 PM
Love lighthouse pics. Can't wait to see where this one was taken. The sky is so pretty and so blue, I'd almost like to see a bit more of it in this photo.
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12/12/2002 09:00:32 PM
This is one of my four tens in this challenge. I love these colors, and it's not a low-light, so your phocus is phenomenal! The only complaint I have is that there appears to be an airplane contrail in the clouds that messes them up a little. Obviously not in your control, and it's the only flaw there. Good job!
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12/12/2002 06:02:21 PM
This is a very cool picture. The colors are great, and the placement of the subject within the image works good. Nice touch with the frame. Good luck!
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12/12/2002 02:18:10 PM
Nice picture, neat pattern on the lighthouse. Prudy clouds and blue sky. Low interest for me. (it needs something, what I dunno) 7 Swash
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12/12/2002 01:33:36 PM
I really like the simplicity of the blue, black, adn white in this shot. The geometric shapes are really eyecatching, and the clouds are a nice addition as well. This would look really good hanging on my wall (hint, hint)! 10
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12/12/2002 12:36:28 PM
This is an interesting light house, and a nice sky, but I think there are more interesting things you could do than just place it on a third. A steeper angle (ie. taken closer to the base of the light house and looking up) would be more dynamic. Otherwise, it is techinically very good. It just lacks a bit of interest.
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12/12/2002 10:24:18 AM
Good composition, generally. I like your POV-orientation, to make the patterns on the lighthouse symmetric. Good work. Only comment: Should be off-center OR tilted, but not both. Great contrast.
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12/12/2002 04:05:49 AM
I really like the color contrast of this shot. The black and blue and white go really well together but it looks to me like the tower is a little crooked.
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12/11/2002 12:23:18 PM
I really like the harsh black & white against the sky. Too bad there were not any clouds the day you were shooting an all blue sky would have looked great. Nice capture of the shadows on the left side of the tower. Good framing. = 8
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12/11/2002 09:22:03 AM
Hmm.... what can I say about this one... :o) Hmm.... the tower could do with being rotated about 1 degree clockwise, since the main grey/white boundary line is very slightly angled. Other than that, the composition is good, the colours contrast well against the background sky, and the RoT is observed to reasonably good effect.
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12/11/2002 04:58:25 AM
Awesome lighthouse. I wish I lived somewhere by a lighthouse. I like the black and white color if it. I don't know but it seems to slightly lean to the left.
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12/10/2002 11:33:50 PM
good vision.. it\'s definately visualy interesting... a slower shutter or larger fstop # might make the color of the blue sky a little bolder.. maybe
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12/10/2002 10:08:08 PM
Great shading on the light house. Great color of sky. Good shot.
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12/10/2002 09:25:06 PM
Such boldness! This is a mathemetician's dream come true!
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12/10/2002 01:57:17 PM
Nice and sharp with great color.
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12/10/2002 12:52:34 PM
Very well technically executed, while composition-wise is uneventful. Just an opinion.
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12/09/2002 11:29:53 PM
Very nice use of colors and the subject is in perfect focus.
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12/09/2002 09:49:55 PM
Great color composition. The black is really black the white is really white, looks awesome against hte sky, and the black border fits in perfectly. Well done.
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12/09/2002 09:00:44 PM
Really neat contrasting colours. Good eye. The borders helps the photo too. Jacko. 9
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12/09/2002 07:14:34 PM
Great colors.....wow, love the composition and focus. Good light. Bravo. Nice work.
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12/09/2002 03:33:27 PM
I think it loses something by not seeing at least some of the horizon in the image.
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12/09/2002 12:36:46 PM
BEAUTIFUL
12/09/2002 01:01:21 AM
what a wonderful shot!! I really like this one a lot. The angle and framing/cropping are great! I really love the lighthouse against the blue sky and the clouds are beautiful. Your focus and clarity are supurb! What an excelent job you have done with this. I could hang it on my wall for sure. Good luck in the challenge.
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