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Bridge over Troubled Water
Bridge over Troubled Water

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Challenge: Song Titles (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: Hudson, MA
Date: Dec 31, 2002
Aperture: f1.7
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/200 sec
Galleries: Rural
Date Uploaded: Dec 31, 2002


Place: 45 out of 188
Avg (all users): 5.8409
Avg (commenters): 6.5357
Avg (participants): 5.5950
Avg (non-participants): 6.1414
Views since voting: 1078
Votes: 220
Comments: 31
Favorites: 0

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01/14/2003 09:34:06 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club :)

On a first note, I really liked this image. I also think it would have been a very powerful image without the tree branches in the foreground. The bridge itself is very beautiful and would have made an excellent photo on its own :) The curves and snow highlights on this bridge are quite amazing in my opinion :) The lack of color saturation really creates a nice wintery feeling... cold... somewhat somber. The 'somber' aspect of this image ties in nicely with your song title as well :)

On the technical side, I am wondering why you may have chosen the camera settings you did. I don't know if you were trying to introduce grain with the higher ISO setting or not, but there is very little or no grain at all in the image. In a normal situation, ISO 200 on this shot may have given you a 1/100" exposure length which could have created a higher black/white saturation in this image? Not sure...

Great shot and keep up the good work :)

John Setzler
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/12/2003 11:33:28 PM
Interesting photo, but I find the branches with berries very distracting if the subject of the photo is the bridge. Your composition and reflection of the bridge make me feel like I'm looking at a pair of eyeglasses.
01/12/2003 08:50:54 PM
with the trees as the focus, the title doesnt fit
01/12/2003 01:27:10 AM
The water doesn't look to troubled. I don't think the shallow DOF works with this pic either. The branch in the foreground is really, really not helping this pic live up to its potential. - Inspzil
01/10/2003 01:56:13 PM
This is a very pretty picture. There is a lot to like about it. However, the water does not look at all troubled. To me the picture just doesn't illustrate the titile. So I am going with a 7.
01/10/2003 10:28:01 AM
imo I would like to see some trouble to the water. I do like the bush in the foreground however, adding color and dimension.
01/10/2003 08:16:27 AM
Nice. 9-Martin
01/09/2003 09:27:06 PM
great composition!
01/09/2003 12:43:17 PM
I kept coming back to this - the moodiness may not please everyone but it was my top score this week.
01/09/2003 11:36:33 AM
Lovely photograph. Are those berries, or early spring flower buds?
01/08/2003 09:29:06 PM
Water doesn't look 'troubled' but it's a great photo.
01/08/2003 07:53:51 PM
Nice reflection, however I don't see the troubled water (looks prety calm). The branches seem to be the main focus of the photograph since they're the only objects in focus. Jacko.
01/08/2003 02:20:28 PM
Very nice picture!!
01/08/2003 08:13:12 AM
Nicely composed shot, love the colors - small points of bright red contrasting against a very muted and soft background. I like the composition of the bridge in the background, not so sure about the branches, seems a little busy. Hard to say if it could have been improved without being there. Nonetheless, a great shot!
01/08/2003 02:46:33 AM
01/07/2003 08:58:09 PM
It's a beautiful photo, but the water isn't troubled. I still give you a 9... Cub
01/07/2003 08:25:05 PM
The water doesn't seem troubled to me, but the photo is beautiful and elegant. I like it very much.
01/07/2003 04:51:06 PM
looks like stone bridge in cooperstown.
01/07/2003 03:22:55 PM
what a serene scene.. quite pretty and soothing
01/07/2003 03:09:37 PM
Nice how the soft bridge-background creates a mood that seems to go with the song. The effect from the snow is great!
There are a lot of jpeg compression artefacts around the branches and berries, could be avoided by saving at a higher quality level. There is room for that, the size is only 65kb (150kb max). It would look much better I think.
Still worth an eight for the pic itself.
01/07/2003 02:58:21 PM
The picture is gorgeous but I just don't think it fits the title too well. The focus is on the tree and not on the bridge and the water sure doesn't look troubled it looks as serene as can be. But aside from that it is a neat shot.6.

Take my comments for what they are worth for I am just a novice with a new camera. Dodo
01/07/2003 12:17:51 PM
01/07/2003 11:41:35 AM
I like this Shot, but the focus is more on the branches rather than the bridge. Was this intentional?
01/07/2003 11:29:44 AM
This image has a lot of potential but I don't like the branches obstructing my view of the bridge. Also, this is a very serene and tranquil setting, and doesn't portray the "troubled waters" stated in the title.
01/06/2003 09:18:33 PM
Very beautiful picture, except the water is not trouble ....!
01/06/2003 06:53:25 PM
This is different. The subject, the bridge, soft focus and almost out of focus, and the branches right in front sharp and the berries clear red. The rest of the photo looks like a grey tone. The bridge is rather hard to find because of this, but in some way this is an appealling photo. Can't quite figure it out. But it's worth a 6 to me. PTL
01/06/2003 03:27:42 PM
Nice picture.
01/06/2003 12:04:49 PM
The bridge is awesome, with the snow on the arches, and the reflection is great. But your foreground is too busy. You can barely see the bridge. Also your water is not very troubled.
01/06/2003 11:32:37 AM
the bridge is out of focus--maybe the concept would have blurred the water
01/06/2003 10:23:59 AM
Although this is a beautiful picture, I don't feel it represents the song title... Maybe if it was a bridge over running water...
01/06/2003 04:35:18 AM
The water doesn't look very troubled. Otherwise a nice pic.

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