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Taming of the Poles
Taming of the Poles

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Challenge: Henri Cartier-Bresson (Minimal Editing I)
Camera: Nikon D3100
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Location: Scarborough Bluffs, Toronto, Ontario
Date: May 23, 2011
Aperture: f 6.3 (5.31)
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 25, 2011

A friend and I found a rope while strolling on the beach after late lunch.

Picasa: converted to B&W, sharpened a bit.

Place: 72 out of 97
Avg (all users): 5.1859
Avg (commenters): 5.8333
Avg (participants): 4.8929
Avg (non-participants): 5.3500
Views since voting: 540
Views during voting: 375
Votes: 156
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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06/08/2011 03:19:34 AM
Hi Kari,

Welcome to the Critique Zone! It's an interesting shot and well worth taking. Somewhat limited by the restrictions of minimal editing but that's the nature of the challenge!

Technically: Not a great deal to say, except that I would have been tempted to go for a more limited DoF, right down at f3.5 probably, to make the subjects more the focus of the shot. If you have one, a red filter can help to make black and white shots 'pop' more during minimal editing challenges - this one is a little flat.

Artistically: There are a few things that you could have done differently: The horizon is very central in the shot, which is rarely aesthetically pleasing - up or down would have been better; the Horizon is also almost matched to the top of the posts, which minimises their effect; I would have been tempted to move around a little to spread out the posts, really get the value out of them; the left post and your model are both quite close to the edge, which gives the shot a slightly cramped feel.

These are just some thoughts, but I hope that there is something there of use to you!

Happy hunting.

06/03/2011 12:45:32 AM
wonderfully bizarre.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/02/2011 11:58:08 PM
she has a carefree look to her and is well composed.
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05/31/2011 04:31:36 PM
Taming the poles with high heels? That's impressive!
Something feels just a bit off to me. I'm not sure if it's the angles, the lighting, or what it is. But I feel this has more potential than what was captured.
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05/31/2011 12:41:34 AM
Not sure I get this, but it's kind of interesting in a quirky, odd sort of way. Heels on the beach?
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05/29/2011 04:32:52 PM
I can only wonder what was going on in this iamge.. The horizon is slightly tilted, though.
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05/27/2011 11:03:26 PM
Very nicely photographed. A little to "posed" for though IMHO
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05/27/2011 08:57:03 AM
very nicely done.
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05/27/2011 12:57:34 AM
Lovely tension.
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