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Challenge: Bridges (Classic Editing)
Collection: Scenic
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: Crabtree, NC
Date: Mar 9, 2003
Aperture: 2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 10/1000
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2003

Out in the country near where I grew up. The bridges used to be very common, but many are being rebuilt to be stronger, though they are still used. You can almost always find them near a barn or cow pasture. (It stunk, bad, btw)

Resized, added a touch of saturation (just a little), low levels of NEATIMAGE and added a frame. Looks jaggy, but it IS in focus, I promise; I think this may be a software issue, we are working on it.

Place: 78 out of 229
Avg (all users): 5.7933
Avg (commenters): 5.8182
Avg (participants): 5.6593
Avg (non-participants): 6.0411
Views since voting: 1207
Votes: 208
Comments: 13
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03/17/2003 01:18:03 PM
A visit from the Critique Club ;)

I like this image, but I think the emphasis here is on the building more than the bridge. I think you should make it stand out more. Different angle and point of view maybe? Even different lighting to strengthen the texture.

I'm not sure if you oversharpened this photo but I can see some jaggies in diagonal lines. I'm neutral on the colors they don't seem to be oversaturated but they have enough contrast to balance this photo out. Too bad about the shadows on the bridge.

I like how the photo displays the age of this bridge. And a nice sleek frame. A good contender but I think you could improve on this by using a different angle.
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03/16/2003 12:07:40 AM
Deep, rich colors - almost like a postcard. The area under the bridge is very dark, making the bridge almost non-apparent since I really can't see anything under it. Also, IMO, there may be a little too much unnecessary space included at the top of the piocture - I think this might look better to me in a more panoramic shape.
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03/15/2003 09:45:05 AM
Very nice country pastoral scene
03/15/2003 01:12:08 AM
The barn is in focus and gets the attention here. Did you mean for that to happen? The bridge itself is out of focus. Try to find (or wait for) more interesting light.
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03/13/2003 01:25:43 AM
Really like your bridge over this creek/river. My eyes travel from this plank bridge to the barn, to the sky and all the way back to the bridge. Great colors, like the shadows of the trees, nice job.
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03/12/2003 11:39:42 PM
Ahhh serenity! Love it!
03/12/2003 04:38:24 PM
beautiful postcard.
03/11/2003 11:46:48 PM
I really like this shot but it looks like the barn is the main subject and not the bridge. Have to subtract a few points for that.
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03/10/2003 05:02:17 PM
Unfortunately the barn and the hill steal this photo away from the bridge. Also, the shadows cast over the bridge make it hard to identify. So, I'd say the photo is kind of off topic, but it is a very nice photo. I like your border - it's a good proportion to the size of the image.
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03/10/2003 04:29:51 PM
A very well-composed image. I love the shadow of the trees across the bridge too. The only thing that spoils it for me is the wire fence.
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03/10/2003 02:15:24 PM
I like the way in which you shot this picture it was done very nicely. Good work
03/10/2003 01:02:21 PM
Nice composition & range of colors. Like the parallel leading line of the hill.
There are a lot of diagonal jaggies, probably caused by the resample routine or by oversharpening.
03/10/2003 07:58:54 AM
Awesome landscape... nice shot

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