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branch and berries
branch and berries
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Branch (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Olympus C-2100UZ
Location: backyard
Date: Sep 2, 2005
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800sec
Date Uploaded: Sep 4, 2005

The branch of a tree in backyard taken into the sun in morning..levels, unsharp mask, cropped.

Statistics
Place: 104 out of 432
Avg (all users): 5.4505
Avg (commenters): 6.1667
Avg (participants): 5.3429
Avg (non-participants): 5.5490
Views since voting: 537
Views during voting: 357
Votes: 293
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0


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AuthorThread
09/18/2005 09:48:45 PM
Greetings from the critique club:

First I would like to say that I do like this photo. With just a little work it could be really great.

Exposure: This is a little hot. Notice how the blue in the sky is a little washed out? If the exposure was a little bit darker you would have had a much deeper blue in the sky and a deeper green in the leaves. Not to mention that leaf to the right is completely blown out. As well as the tops of the berries. If you shot this raw, you might try decreasing the exposure.

Composition: Pretty good. The diagonals are a good idea. This doesn't really follow the rule of thirds. The diagonal is going right down the center of the frame. You could easily fix this with a crop I'm sure.

Processing: Pretty good job. I think you could have boosted the saturation a little. You might also be able to help this pic by decreasing the brightness.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/12/2005 08:18:30 PM
showdows and coloring is very nice
and how the leaf fits on the corner perfecttly is a great touch
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09/12/2005 07:45:50 PM
The colors in here are very nice.
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09/11/2005 12:14:32 AM
This has been done alot ... I like the leaves far more than the berries.
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09/10/2005 08:11:14 PM
Nice lighting and I love the berried on the tree!
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09/10/2005 05:26:28 AM
I like the strong forms of the berries, and use of shape and line in the leaves and twig, but could have moved out to relax the composition more and make it a little about the berries and let them become simply an interseting decoration on the branch.
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09/08/2005 08:40:54 PM
Nice focus and colors.
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09/08/2005 08:12:14 PM
Wow!!! Very good!
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09/08/2005 05:00:07 PM
Love the lighting and dof here!
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09/07/2005 10:18:45 PM
I like your subject matter and composition. For me, had that one leaf in the background (bottom) not been there, I would have scored this photo higher.
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09/07/2005 08:13:14 PM
Good foces and lighitng and coloring. I like this photo
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