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A Cliché Perspective?
A Cliché Perspective?

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Challenge: Clichés (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE X
Location: Truckee, CA
Date: Jan 28, 2003
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jan 28, 2003


Place: 8 out of 246
Avg (all users): 6.9717
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
Avg (participants): 6.8722
Avg (non-participants): 7.1392
Views since voting: 2161
Votes: 212
Comments: 38
Favorites: 10 (view)

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05/11/2004 05:08:54 PM
Considering that this was a challenge prior to the spot editing rules change this is indeed a remarkable shot. It looks quite unreal - just a unique photo.
02/15/2003 10:42:14 AM
Critique Club Critique

(1) COMPOSITION (CONTENT) This is a wonderful photograph. The absolute simplicity of the photograph is its real strength.

(2) BACKGROUND The background seems to go on forever. This vision of infinity gives the photograph a surreal feeling, almost like in a dream.

(3) CAMERA WORK ,TECHNICAL The DOF is very good, all of the important parts are in sharp focus. You have used leading lines (the poles and wires) to lead the eye back and back and back. It seems to go on indefinately. You have also used the rule of thirds in a very creative way here, you have placed the horizon on the bottom 3rd, allowing the sky to become a very important part of the photograph. I have read the comments you received from others, and I have to agree that the one little distraction is the shadow from the pole that is not seen.

(4) DIGITAL PROCESSING ,TECHNICAL Your post processing is good. Saturation is good. You did a very good job of keeping the snow white instead of blue.

(5)MEETING THE CHALLENGE I am not sure how this is a cliche. Mpsst of us try to keep telephone poles OUT of our shots. Still a very nice pic.

(6) MY OPINION ON THE PHOTO The subject here is wonderful. The way you executed it is great. This was one of the best of the cliche pics.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/09/2003 11:18:23 PM
Very different type of subject matter, but not a popular one? Nevertheless, good eye for catching this scene, and well captured.
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02/09/2003 05:54:46 PM
I like it - ironic as i'm always trying to keep the power lines out of my shots.
02/08/2003 07:18:00 AM
i love the stark simplicity of this, and the poles fading into nowhere
02/07/2003 06:39:53 PM
It isn't one of your more commong cliches, but this is one fine image!
02/07/2003 12:24:34 AM
I keep coming back to this one. It really draws me in. Did you try it in black and white?
02/06/2003 11:45:46 PM
I love this shot! Nice colors, composition, and great focus!!! 9 Cub
02/06/2003 11:16:39 PM
Cool! For me this pictures captures alot of feeling - Brrr! Nice Job!
02/06/2003 08:43:01 PM
Wow, I love the way the sky/fog blends into the snow - there is really no horizon line. My only negative about this image is the shadow at the very bottom - obvisouly from the next pole. I might have included this pole and then the perspective of the shadows would also be obvious - very well done though.
02/06/2003 06:52:34 PM
This picture is awesome. not sure if it fits this category, but it is just so neat I have to give it a 9. good job.
02/06/2003 02:12:58 PM
Looks bloody cold. Great shot. I like how the telephone poles disappear into the fog. It's also hard to tell where the snow ends andthe fog begins.
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02/06/2003 09:48:08 AM
Interesting shot. I like the white poles and how it fades into the distance.
02/06/2003 09:08:53 AM
My personal favorite of this competition
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02/05/2003 10:55:10 PM
Great shot!!!
02/05/2003 11:32:43 AM
Amazing photo. I though it was unusual that the telephone poles were white and then I noticed that they aren't, they're covered in snow! I love the perspective and the way they just disappear into the fog.
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02/05/2003 03:09:19 AM
02/04/2003 11:44:42 PM
This is beautiful. i like it how the electrical wires fade into the background. 10
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02/04/2003 08:28:53 PM
Now that is different. they must be snow covered. I love how they disappear in the horizon. Very well done. Jacko. 9
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02/04/2003 07:22:23 PM
i like the colors
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02/04/2003 07:02:41 PM
And the DPC winner gets two tickets to Hawaii. Man do I pity your front yard buddy. Cryogenics for brass monkeys or what. I am in love with the stark brutal bite of this shot. The fuzzy clouds and disolving poles are spectacular. Personally I would like to trash the shadow near the bottom frame to accentuate the floaty feel. Frozen drool over the poles and the wires. A totally brilliant show.
02/04/2003 06:49:07 PM
wow...i love this! very surreal looking. i love how the poles just disappear into the mist. beautiful!
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02/04/2003 06:40:57 PM
Very cool shot- and I didn't mean just the snow! :)
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02/04/2003 04:50:00 PM
Looks almost heavenly 10
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02/04/2003 12:34:01 PM
Wow! Beautifull picture, did you paint all those polls white yourself?
02/04/2003 09:49:15 AM
Fantastic shot! From your title, you don't seem too confident you met the challenge :) This challenge has such an open ended definition it would be nearly impossible NOT to met the challenge. I love the dream quality this gives.
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02/04/2003 02:59:34 AM
A lovely shot. I like everything in it except the shadow at bottom lrft. Perhaps you should crop it away? Anyway, good colour, focus and composition. High score from me. Good luck.
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02/04/2003 01:32:48 AM
Was this taken in North Dakota? I love the look of this and how it just fades out. Great shot.
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02/04/2003 01:29:29 AM
This photo is great It would win this weeks challenge -Perspective-9
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02/03/2003 08:05:01 PM
cold, harsh colors and composition blending with a soothing cool tone make this photo one of my top choices this week. The simplicstic elegance is enticing and contemplative to behold. I would like to know where this is. The only thing I would have changed is the shadow of the pole closest to you that isn't visible. I find it disturbing to the eye. I would crop it out or have gone back at a time when the shadows were angled differently, perhaps to show more of the one from the first visible pole. Excellent job, 8.
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02/03/2003 07:12:01 PM
This is an interesting picture - I really like it.
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02/03/2003 06:23:53 PM
Great DOF. Nice one. Snow is so hard to do. This is super. Well taken.
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02/03/2003 03:12:48 PM
to me this is the winner .. what Perspective 10/10
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02/03/2003 02:57:32 PM
Wow. Love this stark, cold shot.....really pulls the eye. Nice work. Bravo.
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02/03/2003 02:17:53 PM
This would work better in next weeks' members challenge probably. I have to give it a 9 instead of a 10 just because I don't really think of powerlines as being in the top ranks of overdone photography subjects. Very cool photo!
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02/03/2003 02:08:52 PM
This is a very awesome photo. I like the fog and the snow and the deserted effect that it provides. This was a very creative idea. Good job!
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02/03/2003 02:01:12 PM
Nice photo, I really like the fog.
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02/03/2003 12:35:07 PM
What a great shot. Nothing much to see here, but the effect you managed to pull out of this is just amazing. 9
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