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Challenge: Song Titles (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Smoky Mountain Park
Date: Jan 5, 2003
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Nature, Water
Date Uploaded: Jan 5, 2003


Place: 42 out of 188
Avg (all users): 5.8654
Avg (commenters): 7.3846
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Avg (non-participants): 5.8681
Views since voting: 1088
Votes: 208
Comments: 15
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01/14/2003 10:50:21 AM
Critique Club Critique

(1) COMPOSITION (CONTENT) Well composed. The diagonal lines of branches/snow really draw the eye into the frame. This along with the strong use of rule of thirds makes a very powerful composition. The scene is also very interesting, making this a photograph that keeps the attention of the viewer for a long period of time. The longer one looks at it, the more interesting details come to light. This is a photograph that would not do as well in a thumbnail view, as many of the really interesting details are lost.

(2) BACKGROUND I like the use of a slow shutter speed to soften the water in the background which makes the foreground really "pop". This is magnified by the whiteness of the snow on the branch.

(3) CAMERA WORK ,TECHNICAL Exposure is good. Composition is very strong.

(4) DIGITAL PROCESSING ,TECHNICAL There is only one change that I might suggest. Your exposure and post processing got the water just right, but the highlight on the snow seems just a little bit burnt out. I wish I could see just a little more detail. I am not sure that you could have improved this with the limitations on post-processing on DPC though.

The blue cast to everything puts a surreal feeling into the photograph, as well as adding to the feeling of cold The surreal feeling is almost like pulling the viewer into a dream world. This is one of the dominate aspects of this photograph.

(5)MEETING THE CHALLENGE This photo does a very good job of meeting the challenge. I might have suggested putting the name of the group into the title for those of us that are getting senile, and can not remember.

(6) MY OPINION ON THE PHOTO A very good winter picture. I especially like the use of a very slow shutter speed to soften the water snd the use of blue to create that coldness. I shivered just looking at it.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/12/2003 07:36:41 PM
Definately a photo of ice. I take your word for it that it's a song. I think that the white on the right branch is a tad washed out, kind of too white. I am not a huge fan of the long exposure water, however, you have done it quite well. Technically, it's just fine, just not my personal preference. I like the blue cast to the photo. I get the same thing when I'm taking pics outside when there is snow. not quite sure why it does that, but I like it that way. Good luck in the challenge.
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01/12/2003 07:24:05 PM
The bright snowy bits are a bit blown out - the log in the middle of the frame doesn't really add much, and obscures the waterfall, which is the most interesting bit I think...technically well done, though.
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01/12/2003 07:06:30 PM
Really nice colours and composition. Excellent water. jgillard10
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01/11/2003 02:36:00 AM
This is great. Perfect shutter speed. I love waterfall photos.
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01/10/2003 09:47:33 AM
Stunning composition, I'd be really interested to hear your camera setup for this one - extra marks for shooting with gloves, hat, scarf etc :)
Love it!
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01/09/2003 07:10:29 PM
Nice shot (except for the excessive glare on the one log). Love water fall shots. I honestly don't recognize your song title, but I'll take your word for it. 6 Swash
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01/09/2003 02:52:00 PM
nicely composed, good color. very nice feel to it.
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01/08/2003 06:24:41 PM
Cool 9
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01/08/2003 06:43:09 AM
Very nice!
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01/07/2003 03:05:00 PM
Nice flowing motion, and the glare on the branche is just enough to show the layer of ice. Blue is pretty dominant in this image, seems to create the right mood (cold).
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01/07/2003 03:06:49 AM
Excellent photograph. I love a slow shutter on water. The snow/ice on the log is a little hot. Who sings this song, "Ice?" I'm sure there's a song out there somewhere by that title, heh. Good job.
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01/06/2003 04:01:20 PM
Nice photo!
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01/06/2003 08:07:05 AM
This is georgeous. Great one. Could be this week's also. Only complaint is I would love to have seen up the stream further, and further, and further. As you can see it's not a problem. Beautiful one. 9 PTL
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01/06/2003 01:07:15 AM
I love the blue tone against the snow. This looks like a album or CD cover for Ice. Nice job ! = 9
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