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to promote off-season tourism: "The Winter Cape  A Beach of Your Own"
to promote off-season tourism: "The Winter Cape A Beach of Your Own"
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Challenge: Billboard (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: Harwich Port, MA, USA
Date: Feb 26, 2005
Aperture: f:7.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Feb 27, 2005

Gradient to darken sky. Levels, selective color, hue/saturation, neat image, border

Statistics
Place: 92 out of 148
Avg (all users): 5.2775
Avg (commenters): 4.6250
Avg (participants): 4.9775
Avg (non-participants): 5.5000
Views since voting: 870
Views during voting: 326
Votes: 209
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0


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03/04/2005 07:25:24 PM
Returning for Comment: Superb shot and composition, but to me the burnout is a distraction. Perhaps if the sun was in the picture, for example, to offer a sunrise/sunset, it might just be emphasis, but being that it's just glare in the water, it doesn't work for me. In fact, the snow is lovely, but I could really see this being a winner if it were a winter beach sunrise! Or maybe putting someone out in the snow on a blanket, as that other picture did, might have been funny enough to make me ignore the burnout. Still better than avg shot = 6.
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03/03/2005 05:55:32 PM
the sun on the water is a bit blown out for my taste.
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03/02/2005 05:44:03 PM
My evaluation method of this challenge is as follows:
1. Did you catch my eye while I was driving by? not sure I would recognize this.
2. If I didn't catch the text while I was driving, did you intrigue me enough to look for this billboard again? Hmmm...
3. Did you sell your stuff to me? That depends...
4. Extra thoughts: A very beautiful photo. But I'm afraid it does not serves it's purpose well here.
If I drove by it, I would need a lot more then a quick glance to understand what I see. Gave you a 6 just cause the photo itself really is beautiful.
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02/28/2005 09:13:54 PM
ok, i am voting this challenge in 2 passes. in this pass, you will get a partial comment and a score. then i will come back to comment again. if you have any problem whatsoever with this comment, pm me and let me know. otherwise, take it with a grain of salt...i'm not trying to be a know-it-all, i'm just explaining where i'm coming from in voting this challenge. and, if this comment is NOT helpful (of if you think i'm full of $#!+), don't mark it helpful.

billboards are a science unto themselves. a lot of research has gone into determining just how much information a person can digest and retain in specific time spans. they use this information to develop formulas for determining the number of words and letters to use on billboards, as well as their sizes. they also determine the size and number of visual elements to include.

the graphics/photograph on a billboard are designed to get the point across in a moment. on the road, a driver will have less time with a billboard than a voter will give your image. this is a key element in the challenge: composing a shot that will get its point across quickly and succintly. along those lines, a strong composition will probably have few details and make strong use of negative space.
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interesting idea for a billboard, would probably work from a higher perspective that would create more negative space. the blowout on the water is a bit too much. good luck!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/28/2005 04:51:56 PM
To the sun glare is a bit to distracting to the nicce snow/ocean
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02/28/2005 01:39:16 PM
this is not 640x320
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02/28/2005 01:11:42 PM
I think the snow on the sand is incredibly beautiful, but the sun on the water is a little too strong for my taste - it detracts from that awesome, snow-covered sand. Otherwise, it's a really nice composition. I can imagine the text being placed on the water in the upper right area. Perfect slogan.
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02/28/2005 12:59:04 AM
Nice pic, but there should be an area for the printed message that does not get lost in the image itself.
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