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Firework display

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Challenge: New Year's Resolution VII (Standard Editing)
Date: Jan 1, 2017
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 80
Shutter: 2
Date Uploaded: Jan 2, 2017


Place: 55 out of 55
Avg (all users): 4.2000
Avg (commenters): 0.0000
Avg (participants): 4.3704
Avg (non-participants): 4.0789
Views since voting: 159
Views during voting: 102
Votes: 65
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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01/19/2017 10:46:35 AM
The challenge was standard editing. You could have played a bit with color and saturation. I gave it 5 because I liked the explosion of what looked like ribbons, but the brownish background put me off.
01/19/2017 02:01:58 AM
I think it is an exposure problem the image looks a litle flat,play around a little with PS .play around with your camera controls also.

photography is about experementing and we learn heaps from our mistakes, However it was a bold entry and good on you for participating. Keep on taking photos, look at the work of other photographers you are always learning about this hobby of ours
01/18/2017 09:54:19 PM
Beautiful entry. Nice job.
01/18/2017 02:13:06 PM
21.gif GeorgesBogaert wrote:

I think this picture should have scored much higher.
I gave it a 7. The background colour is somehow unappealing. I would have changed some tones to lean more to blue.
01/18/2017 10:08:43 AM
Love what you do. Do what you love. Take lots of pictures. Participate in every challenge by thoughtfully voting and commenting. The worst place to finish is in the middle of the pack--this photo came in last, which means people had a reaction to it that they didn't like. So, if you can change the reaction to 'like' it will score higher. As you discover what you like, and shoot it, your pictures will become uniquely yours. People will respond to that. This is of course only one opinion.
01/18/2017 08:45:37 AM
I love the delicacy of this! Can you post your exif?
01/18/2017 07:48:37 AM
I finished one whole place ahead of you -- I don't think the voters were impressed by burning things this time.

I also agree this might have done better if color-shifted to resemble a "normal" fireworks shot with a night sky.

In the meantime, keep shooting and experimenting, and don't worry too much about the scores here -- if you are happy with it then it is a "good" photo.
01/18/2017 06:33:11 AM
Dear Fina

So sorry that your lovely firework display didn't score better.
The Challenge was about a resolution - something you want to achieve or change in the New Year: that is missing in your picture and maybe the reason why voters didn't rate it higher. This picture would have done better in the "Holiday Cheer" challenge I think.
Can you handle postprocessing? To darken the sky might have helped too. If you want me to help you just contact me, ok?
Don't be sad, just go for the next time

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