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03/08/2017 07:41:19 AM · #1
I am not complaining about the score, I just want to know why this image didn't appeal to people.Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1196102.jpg

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03/08/2017 08:06:08 AM · #2
I assume you meant this:
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1196102.jpg

If so, I gave it a 6, based on the value of art it gives. But there are a some major technical problems that are likely what kept it scoring low:
1. The focus is in a weird place. Our eyes are not drawn to the focus point, giving it an out of focus feel.
2. There seems to be a lot of artifacts. Did you super heavily crop this? Or save it at a lot file quality?
03/08/2017 08:43:29 AM · #3
Yes, that is the photo. I did heavily crop it. Thank you.
03/08/2017 09:23:39 AM · #4
Images like these need to be taken with a good macro lens otherwise like mike said when you crop it down you get artifacts and a soft focus. I'm guessing that might have been your problem.
03/08/2017 10:06:05 AM · #5
Originally posted by sjhuls:

Images like these need to be taken with a good macro lens otherwise like mike said when you crop it down you get artifacts and a soft focus. I'm guessing that might have been your problem.


When you're shooting at that small an aperture (this is f22) diffraction is going to impact your ability to capture and render details. Even with macro lenses you're better off focus stacking than trying to get it all at once.
03/08/2017 11:37:49 AM · #6
I gave this a 7, actually. When I ignore the artifacting of it and just soak in the ambiance, the image has rather an entrancing, otherworldly glow to it.
03/08/2017 11:44:31 AM · #7
Originally posted by sjhuls:

Images like these need to be taken with a good macro lens otherwise like mike said when you crop it down you get artifacts and a soft focus. I'm guessing that might have been your problem.


Dang! Look who dropped in for a visit!! Hi Jen!! *waves wildly*

Donna - the images is lovely, very "madonna and child". But as others have pointed out, it's the technicals that brought down the score.
03/08/2017 12:21:31 PM · #8
Thank you all for your input. I now understand and am appreciative of you helping me to be able to do better next time!
03/08/2017 02:03:03 PM · #9
That is a great lot of answers/help. what a great lot of experts we have on hand. Now if you can start at the top,you can go thru most of my also rans and give me an insight !!!!!!
03/08/2017 04:25:42 PM · #10
Originally posted by tanguera:

Originally posted by sjhuls:

Images like these need to be taken with a good macro lens otherwise like mike said when you crop it down you get artifacts and a soft focus. I'm guessing that might have been your problem.


Dang! Look who dropped in for a visit!! Hi Jen!! *waves wildly*

Donna - the images is lovely, very "madonna and child". But as others have pointed out, it's the technicals that brought down the score.


Hi! :)

03/08/2017 06:52:09 PM · #11
I agree with the other comments... but I do add that Free Study challenges are held to a higher standard with the voters... since the entrants have an entire month to come up with their best and there is no topic requirement.

All of that said, I liked your image... thought it looked like a severe crop... but still liked the colors.

I gave it a five and I'm looking forward to seeing more from you!
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