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Valley Orchard
Valley Orchard

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Challenge: Ansel Adams IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-500D Rebel T1i
Location: Brunswick, OH
Date: Dec 4, 2014
Aperture: 11.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: Various
Date Uploaded: Dec 7, 2014

Three exposure HDR merged with Photomatix. Used Topaz filters (BW Effects, Clarity, Deatail) in Photoshop. Tweaked highlights, shadows, black clipping, clarity, and cropping in Lightroom.

Place: 25 out of 48
Avg (all users): 5.8690
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 5.8824
Avg (non-participants): 5.8600
Views since voting: 182
Views during voting: 176
Votes: 84
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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08/30/2015 06:55:37 AM
*Hello from Sid and the Critique Club*

An appealing image hat partially meets the challenge.

To clarify my position, I think your image has an element of Ansel Adams hallmark in that it features the wide open landscape but as some of your commenters have expressed it doesn't have the clarity of detail that you would associate with him.

Your composition has some good elements for example, I like your placement of the wagon, but I'm not sure about the pole bottom right. I like the light on the foreground bushes and I like your range of tones throughout. In general the scene as a whole is somewhat under impressive and lacks the impact that has Ansel Adams stamped upon it.

Apologies for the delayed critique, as they say, better late than never, Sid
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/14/2014 09:33:30 PM
I particularly like the range of tones you captured in the background trees. A very pleasing and interesting composition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/14/2014 08:26:57 PM
I like the processing
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/14/2014 12:39:41 PM
Nicely composed and has a classic look to it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/14/2014 10:15:31 AM
boring 6
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12/14/2014 08:26:00 AM
Need to bring the detail in the trees out a bit more. Adams' work is, if nothing else, crisp in its details.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/13/2014 06:12:25 PM
Too out of focus.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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