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Restoration Park Revisited
Restoration Park Revisited

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Challenge: Free Study 2012-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: West Monroe, Louisiana (restoration park)
Date: Jan 29, 2012
Aperture: f 32
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1 / 180 sec
Date Uploaded: Jan 29, 2012

There is a little park not far from where I live that at one time had been a clay mine and then a place for people to dump trash. The state came in and proceeded to clean it up, and add trails and bridges. It is a very nice place to go a take pics.
The main editing I did was levels.

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02/08/2012 06:19:06 PM
I knew this was Lousiana having lived there as a kid. Though I would have guessed South Louisiana. Still, very nice. An eight from me.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2012 06:59:27 PM
A wonderful landscape that intrigues me for reasons I can't describe.
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02/01/2012 11:59:41 AM
This is a pleasant landscape. The walkway is a very interesting subject, as it winds through the interesting and nicely detailed wetlands. I think there are two problems for the viewer. One cannot see where to enter the walkway. And, while it provides good leading lines, the destination area falls off the right side, making the viewer wonder what's over there. Those things are not fatal flaws, but they are minor distractions. Your perspective leaves the viewer a bit disconnected from the walkway. Your DOF is deep and your focus is excellent. I also like the colors of the forest... very natural. The light is somewhat harsh with an acute angle to somewhat high sun. Because of this, there is some detail lost in the shadows. (The highlights are okay.) The edge of the forest represents the "horizon" in this image. You've placed that on the vertical middle. That creates a quandary for the viewer... making them switch back and forth between bg and foreground. As the artist, you should direct the viewer's eyes to what you want them to see. Almost always better to place a "horizon" on one of the thirds lines. Overall, a pleasant photo. Maybe this needs another element of interest, like a person with colorful clothes posing on the curve.
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