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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: HDR in B/W (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2016 - Challenges
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD with Piezo
Location: Big Talbot Island State Park, FL
Date: Feb 2, 2016
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/400
Date Uploaded: Feb 2, 2016

DSC_7388_89_90-1 2016 01 28

3 Images Merged in Photomatix
Converted from RAW
Curves/Brightness/Levels
Moved to PsCC
Viveza
Sharpen
Silver Efex
Color Efex (x2)
D & B
Analog Efex
Resized
Saved for WEB

Statistics
Place: 64 out of 93
Avg (all users): 5.2727
Avg (commenters): 4.2500
Avg (participants): 5.0889
Avg (non-participants): 5.5313
Views since voting: 130
Views during voting: 171
Votes: 77
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0


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02/12/2016 07:47:59 PM
Originally posted by snaffles:

Greetings from the Critique Club!

I gave this a 5 in voting and I think the fact that it's a duotone, and not b/w, is one reason; the next would be that 'melting brain' as described in a comment. It's a good pic, I like the comp and the rock/sponge/whatever-it-is...but I think its intrinsic texture is already a little discomfiting and off-putting for most people. Looking more closely I think it's a rock with foam washing over it, but it doesn't come across as such and the title doesn't help!! Just the word putrefied, which means rotting out, is a tip-off that the thing is unpleasant, almost preparing the viewer to be disgusted, if you can see what I mean. The NIK'd in scratches are imnsho a little much. You can and have done a lot better than this, Janine!

Feel free to PM me with any questions

Susan
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/12/2016 07:17:18 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

I gave this a 5 in voting and I think the fact that it's a duotone, and not b/w, is one reason; the next would be that 'melting brain' as described in a comment. It's a good pic, I like the comp and the rock/sponge/whatever-it-is...but I think its intrinsic texture is already a little discomfiting and off-putting for most people. Looking more closely I think it's a rock with foam washing over it, but it doesn't come across as such and the title doesn't help!! Just the word putrefying is a tip-off that the thing is unpleasant, almost preparing the viewer to be disgusted, of you can see what I mean. The NIK'd in scratches are imnsho a little much. You can and have done a lot better than this, Janine!

Feel free to PM me with any questions

Susan
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/09/2016 11:25:25 PM
Texture and toning add a lot to this dark and mysterious photo where even a rock looks like decaying brain...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/09/2016 07:48:48 PM
Interesting
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/07/2016 09:29:29 AM
Love the subject, perspective and everything about the processing except the texture you applied. To bad, this would have been one of my top photos.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/04/2016 08:56:15 AM
In my opinion this would look better without the color toning and the texturing, I would like to see a clean sharp photograph displaying true HDR.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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