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Winter Scene
Winter Scene

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Challenge: Broken (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: Outside garden at BkStudios
Date: Dec 12, 2004
Aperture: f4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500 sec
Galleries: Nature, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Dec 12, 2004

Shot taken in my backyard garden.I spent the week shooting broken windows, broken fences, broken doors, broken whatever... nothing seem to work. I was editing a shot and not to thrilled when I spotted this scene outside in the garden. I like the final effect of the shot.It definetly passes the hang on wall test :)

Hope it does well


Place: 25 out of 177
Avg (all users): 6.0000
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 5.8750
Avg (non-participants): 6.1304
Views since voting: 1165
Views during voting: 294
Votes: 188
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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12/23/2004 06:13:09 AM
*Critique Club*

This photo has a good subject, nice composition, and a nicely quiet background. However, it appears that the background (snow) is quite "blown out" in the top right corner.
I could suggest that a way of dealing with the "snow blindness" would be to use a different setting (faster shutter speed(1/2000), smaller aperture (nearer to f8.0), and used a flash to light the subject you may have gotten more detail in the background while retaining detail in the plant.
Another suggestion would have been to move around the subject to the other side, which may have cut out some of the extreme lightness.
What I like most about this photo though is the composition, you could have cropped to just the "broken" stem, but you included the other stems which leads the eye from the tallest one to the lowest one (broken).
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/19/2004 02:35:27 AM
very interesting and beautiful. people may complain that it looks a little blown out in the right section, but i guess it's more detail than it would be in a indoor studio! great find.
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12/18/2004 06:10:53 PM
I'd be happier with this if the diagonal were not so aggressively centered, and if there were more subtle detail in the bright areas. But it is otherwise a very pleasing image.
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12/18/2004 03:51:26 PM
I love it. wow, great, ... thanks ...
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12/17/2004 11:36:13 AM
Stark simplicity with impact.
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12/16/2004 09:39:57 PM
Simple and elegant. My pick for the blue. I might have used a thiner border. I feel it over powers you shot.
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12/16/2004 08:14:06 PM
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12/15/2004 12:58:16 AM
Simple, stark, and elegant. I love it. 10
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12/14/2004 06:17:22 AM
Composition: 6, Technical: 6, Appeal: 7, Challenge: 6, Overall Calculated Average Score: 6
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12/14/2004 04:33:21 AM
Composition: 7, Technical: 6, Appeal: 6, Challenge: 6, Overall Score: 6 (weighted)
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12/14/2004 12:20:05 AM
Nice and simple, I like it.
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12/13/2004 09:10:53 PM
do not like the over exposed background, dof
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12/13/2004 06:45:12 PM
Nice "broken" image - I feel, though, that I would like to see more texture of the snow - or something else to put it more in a context (besides the title).
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12/13/2004 08:06:12 AM
I'd like to have seen more texture in the snow. 6
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12/13/2004 06:48:57 AM
I like the stark contrast - could do well
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