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Young Branch
Young Branch

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Branch (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Mum's Front Yard
Date: Sep 3, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 6, 2005

Just the ends of a branch. One day; they will have little branches of their own running around.
Used USM for resizing (though the original was very grainy and tweaked brightness/contrast as it seemed a little muddy.

Place: 207 out of 432
Avg (all users): 5.0727
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
Avg (participants): 5.0890
Avg (non-participants): 5.0559
Views since voting: 611
Views during voting: 359
Votes: 289
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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09/18/2005 02:25:08 PM
**Greetings from the Critique Club!**

The DOF for this photo is excellent. This really represents the challenge, and you did a good job.

A few things I would work with: The colors of the needles blend in too much with the background. The large cone seems to be slightly out of focus. A bump in contrast would be good, to really separate the foreground from the background.

In your description, you say that you used USM and resized. As I have learned, it is best to resize first and then sharpen, that way you have less artifacts in your completed photo. Also, you should do all editing first, and then resize, and sharpen (if necessary).

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to PM me. :)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2005 09:39:00 PM
its a little pixilated...
09/13/2005 08:35:56 PM
I enjoy a good contrast shot and this is well seen.
09/13/2005 12:54:37 PM
more focus...
09/12/2005 08:40:20 PM
awww cute
good idea
09/11/2005 11:49:28 AM
This has good DOF. I think if the lighting were better, this would really have some impact. I like the comparison of the old and new, but it lacks emphasis as the lighting is maybe too low.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2005 10:40:58 AM
Sorry, these don't look young. Young branches are typically a brighter colour with a green core. They usually ahven't gone to seed either. I'm probably not qualified to say this, but I think a slightly tighter crop on the bottom and the left would make this picture more appealing. I did not remove points for the young branch title.
09/10/2005 05:15:29 AM
Not focused, which may be from camera shake considering the dark shot and a long exposure, maybe?
09/09/2005 04:42:43 PM
Are these really on the same tree?
09/07/2005 11:44:38 PM
EDIT: unhelpful comment removed by voter

Message edited by author 2005-10-05 01:30:17.
09/07/2005 09:13:53 PM
Focus could be sharper, but all and all a good shot.
09/07/2005 08:39:56 PM
Good focus and I like how it is up close.
09/07/2005 07:13:36 PM
very cool. i really lilke the fact that you have a new and and an old of the branch. nice colors. lower half of the photo is a bit blurry and grainy.

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