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01/08/2009 09:28:42 PM · #1
Hey all, I'm not complaining about my FS score on this months entry "Smoke Ribbons."
I expected it to get 6 plus, but I've learned to understand that not everything that you think will do well, does well. :p

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Anyhoo, I appreciate all nine comments I got but I wanted a few more critiques and suggestions on how I could have improved the score this image, or even more important, how to just make it a better image (irregardless of score).

Let me know what you think guys, all your comments are very important as the only way I can grow is with your help!

Evan
01/08/2009 09:33:31 PM · #2
I like the image overall, and find the colours very nice.

Some critiques though... I think the smoke could be sharper. It is very sharp on the left side... if then entire photo was this sharp, i think it would be even better.

But most of all, for me anyway, I find smoke shots to be uninteresting because we have seen so many of them. It would take a really unique or absolutely outstanding smoke shot for me to consider voting it higher than a 6 or 7.

I didnt vote in this months FS.
01/08/2009 10:46:16 PM · #3
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The patterns in the smoke consist first of two starting points, at the bottom, that lead you into a square plane that is tilted away from you, giving a sense of depth. Now, within the two points, lines and planes of this composition, are a series of random motions. Finally, the use of multiple lights gave a distinct impression to the rule of thirds which often creates a more dramatic effect.
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