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Vintage Lady
Vintage Lady

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Challenge: Complementary Colors (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-D60
Location: decatur georgia
Date: May 17, 2003
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/6 sec
Galleries: Fashion, Vintage
Date Uploaded: May 18, 2003


Place: 80 out of 82
Avg (all users): 3.9615
Avg (commenters): 4.2857
Avg (participants): 3.8704
Avg (non-participants): 4.0600
Views since voting: 850
Votes: 104
Comments: 9
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06/01/2003 06:20:05 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club...

COMPOSITION... I think the shot has a sort of "snapshot" feel to it, though the lights and bricks in the background (or reflections) add some interest to it. This could also be another issue of shooting artwork... A window display is set up by someone else, and the photo is using someone else's 'composition'. I understand though that shooting artwork, displays, allows you to crop and place elements in your own photo the way you envision it, plus I think the main reason many shots of this nature are taken are because they are arranged by someone else with the intent of being pleasing to the eye. I started off by taking sections of grafitti artwork and paintings ariynd my parents homes...

TECHNICAL... All I can say here is that the image overall looks soft. Try applying an unsharp mask filter in this case. A little saturation could have given the shot more color..

OVERALL..what killed your shot ultimately, was the fact that there wasn't that strong a theme of "complementary colors" going on. Complementary colors are surely there but in this case it should have been a dominant aspect of the photo. Perhaps if you had boosted the color saturation of the shot some of those complimentary colors would have stood out more... Good luck on your future challenges!!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/23/2003 09:22:04 PM
I don't really see complementary colors in this photo -- there are so many colors generally, you can probably pick them out, but they really don't appear to be the subject of the photo.
05/23/2003 06:13:31 AM
05/23/2003 01:05:39 AM
A very strange picture, and I'm afraid the colours are busy enough to not call to mind the topic. Seems an interesting Victorian/Asian sort of mix of costume but the busy-ness of it all detracts.
05/21/2003 09:36:38 AM
Interesting set up. Did you take this thru a window? The words in the window across the road are mirrored - 5.
05/19/2003 11:44:00 PM
I like this picture, even though I am having a bit of a hard time figuring out the complementary colours. The face looks transparent (I know, it's a reflection, it just looks that way). Good job! ~7
05/19/2003 07:28:16 PM
not sure I really get a strong 'complimentary colour' feel from this. Interesting reflections though.
05/19/2003 01:14:17 PM
These colors are weak at best.
05/19/2003 09:10:35 AM
I see the complementary colors in the ribbons, but the exposure on this shot doesn't let those colors stand out and play much of a role in the photo... = 4

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