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A Walk Until the End
A Walk Until the End

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Challenge: Complementary Colors (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
Location: Memphis, Tennessee, conwell road
Date: May 16, 2003
Galleries: Emotive, Still Life
Date Uploaded: May 16, 2003

I took this photograph outside my dormitory, you can see it in the background.

Place: 82 out of 82
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05/28/2003 11:19:23 PM
*Critique Club*

FIRST IMPRESSION: The fence is a very prominent feature here, and the grass needs watering. The background is 'reached' by the fence, which does a good job of leading the eye.

CHALLENGE: On a color wheel, you would determine complimentary colors by looking at the opposite side from the primary color you use - or may be determined by figuring which two colors are not involved with the color you've picked, i.e. Green= yellow + blue, so red is not involved. Given how pale the colors are in this photo, and that the gray fence is the focal point to me, the challenge is not met especially well.

COMPOSITION: Again, the fence is the focal point - the photo has good focus, and the fence leads the eye to the trees in the background. The Dormitory is difficult to see for the fence.

TECHNICAL: Depth of field is good - the focus difference between the foreground and background is quite distinct.

CONCLUSION: An attempt worth taking, unfortunately not executed as well as it could have been. My suggestion for a shot like this would be, if the colors of the grass and the dorm are to contrast each other, this shot might have been better received had you stood on the other side of the fence, as in the same side as the dorm.

Thanks for sharing and good luck in future challenges!

Message edited by author 2003-05-28 23:27:46.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/25/2003 11:42:11 PM
Nice point of view. The fence really steals the show here.
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05/23/2003 09:20:12 PM
I don't really see the use of complementary colors here -- is it supposed to be red and green?
05/23/2003 03:02:37 PM
Nice depth of field, but I can't figure out what the picture means or where the complimentary colors are.
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05/23/2003 12:26:38 AM
if the red brick and green grass are to be the comp colors, it doesn;t work here as the fence is the main subject.. not the colored items
05/22/2003 08:04:28 PM
Erm. Okay, the house is vaguely red-brick vs green-grass, I guess, but sicne the focal point appears to be far more on the fence I think this misses the opportunity of topical display. Plus a healthier lawn might have worked better for that.
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05/22/2003 04:35:34 PM
I don't think that this foto has met the challenge. I do not see any complementary colours here, let alone the one colour enhancing the other. Please excuse me If I have made a mistake and there is are complementary colours here
05/21/2003 03:55:04 PM
Color isn't in abundance in this photo. i like the DOF in it though.
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05/21/2003 09:35:13 AM
I'm not sure I get the meaning here, but good try, and good luck.
05/21/2003 12:48:20 AM
I like the shallow depth of field that you use, but the colors seem a bit muted to me. Maybe some saturation would help?
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05/20/2003 08:40:07 PM
This photograph is beautiful, perfect use of light. - 10
05/20/2003 10:18:23 AM
i gotta assume this was the wrong challenge or something...where's the color? 2
05/19/2003 06:46:25 PM
not sure that I see the challenge theme in this
05/19/2003 05:43:36 PM
good...I like it the dof is very nice.
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05/19/2003 03:01:51 PM
I'm looking for the complementary colors here, and I really don't see them. If you send me an email explaining where they are (if I just missed them), I'll come back and look again and certainly revise your score.
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05/19/2003 09:17:37 AM
I don't see the complementary colors in this, so I have to grade you down a bit. There's definitely green, and I could push it to say yellow in the lawn, but I don't see any other real colors besides brown and silver. In this challenge I'm grading people who put the colors front and center higher than those who don't (simply to save my sanity and give me SOMETHING to grade on, to winnow the photos before considering Overall Quality).
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05/19/2003 12:13:42 AM
I can't see where this photo meets the challenge... I am also having trouble finding interest in what I'm looking at.... = 1

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