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Challenge: Branch (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Sony DSC-V1
Location: Cherry Hinton Hall grounds, Cambridge, UK
Date: Sep 4, 2005
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Emotive, Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 4, 2005

A short walk to Cherry Hinton Hall grounds

Statistics
Place: 118 out of 432
Avg (all users): 5.3702
Avg (commenters): 5.9167
Avg (participants): 5.1918
Avg (non-participants): 5.5524
Views since voting: 823
Views during voting: 377
Votes: 289
Comments: 15
Favorites: 3 (view)


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09/14/2005 08:18:39 AM
This really was underrated. It was so beautiful and moody. I would put this one on my wall. I think you should try to sell it as a print. I am adding it to my favorites.
09/14/2005 02:29:12 AM
wow. this was so underrated. adding to my favorites. love the feeling and colors of it.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2005 10:55:37 PM
This made me smile. It's like they sat there so long the branch started to get weighed down.
Seem like alot of green, like maybe the white balance was off, but I like it that way, it makes it more artistic.
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09/13/2005 09:55:54 PM
Soft and beautiful. Really a work of art. Should rank high. Great Job!!! Last minute tweaking of my votes and I am bumping you to "10" and you are my only perfect for this challenge.
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09/12/2005 08:27:57 PM
There seems to be a lot wrong with the picture. It has a lot of glare behind the branch, and the focus is somewhat off, but I love the image so much, and the tonal treatment is so nice, that I have to give it a 9
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09/10/2005 01:29:42 AM
Seems a little too overexposed.
09/09/2005 01:19:41 PM
I would like this better without the green saturation.
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09/08/2005 12:29:34 AM
Too much green for my tastes. but such a great photograph beautiful.
7
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09/07/2005 11:42:48 PM
If only you had waited a moment for the swan to drift out of sho, or even just crop it out this would have been a very good shot, perhaps cropping a little bit off the bottom of the pic as well to help composition wise (rule of thirds). The ducks are just distinct enough but not too obvious to overpower the subject of a submerged branch. As it is though the swan has completely stolen the show and spoiled the theme imo, and robbed you of a very high mark.
09/07/2005 08:50:49 PM
I don't like the green film. I feel like someone blew grass in my eyeball.
09/07/2005 06:01:51 PM
This is a nice action shot, a little space in front of the swan would have improved the composition so it didn't appear to be leaving the frame. The whole image seems to have a green colour cast and be a little over exposed. I still like the image though, sometimes breaking the rules can work.
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09/07/2005 05:46:40 PM
poor lighting, everything looks washed out good swan capture
09/07/2005 02:15:14 PM
This shouldn't work yet somehow it does - very moody
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09/07/2005 08:37:22 AM
interesting composition, it works- and lovely soft tone
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09/07/2005 12:17:26 AM
This would be wonderful if it weren't overexposed. Maybe adjust layers and bring the depth into the coloration. I love the movement of the swan.
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