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Where the Deer Roam
Where the Deer Roam

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Challenge: Home Sweet Home (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Cades Cove, TN
Date: May 26, 2003
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: May 27, 2003

I was trying to show the heritage and beauty of East Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains. This shot was taken in the open air museum.
I didn't realize I had ISO at 200 or I would've lowered it. Focus isn't as crisp as it could be due to the wide aperture, but I think it looks ok soft. It actually looks even better with a gaussian blur layer in soft light.

Place: 4 out of 175
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06/07/2003 05:33:46 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club
By Inspzil

Ironically I just read your CC for the horse shot 5 seconds ago
I thought it would be an opportune time to sneak in one myself, and BAM! I get yours :)

Composition - Great. Should I elaborate? I think the way this is framed in by the trees makes this one something special. The colors are very nice. The tree down in front of the building makes it seem a little more reclusive than it really is. And then you put the deer into the picture. That is just the icing on an already tasty cake. The only gripe I have about this picture is that the deer is facing away. Maybe if you would've shouted his name he'd have turned around and looked up. Just a thought :P

Technical - The soft focus isn't hurting a thing. It isn't but a touch soft, and also it is a very natural picture (like nature natural). My opinion is that those things can effective be left a little soft most of the time. I don't think your ISO 200 hurt a thing either. There isn't a bunch of noise or grain or anything. I think you might even be able to get away with switching this to sepia or B&W and it still be very effective. The exposure is right on, and like i said in the composition part, the framing is outstanding.

Overall - A very good picture. Nice composition and well executed. Not a lot that you could change on this one, or would want to for that matter. Excellent work and good luck on your future submissions - Bob
06/06/2003 01:10:58 AM
Mine is one of the 7 tens!
06/06/2003 12:41:27 AM
Pleasing photo to look at. I like the different colors of green and the wood. Great shot.
06/05/2003 09:16:54 AM
Beautiful saturation of colors, and a very calming effect you have portrayed here! Congrats on 4th indi!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/03/2003 03:08:17 PM
Where are the antelope? Good photo, but doesn't make me think of home.
06/03/2003 06:04:29 AM
This makes me want to drop in for a drop of the hard stuff and to say how lucky they are for living in such well-kept peace and tranquility. Very luscious shot indeed.
06/03/2003 03:52:41 AM
very nice...I almost expect the deer to turn around and look at me. Nice coloring also.
06/02/2003 07:58:56 PM
very nice capture
06/02/2003 06:00:27 PM
this feels like a postcard and a place I'd like to visit. Nicely done.
06/02/2003 05:06:04 PM
See you there soon! ;) (Pretty donkey! Ok.. just kidding)
06/02/2003 04:32:55 PM
06/01/2003 09:55:17 PM
Fantastic color......rich, warm. Bravo.
06/01/2003 08:54:52 PM
Decent shot, well exposed and composed. (Might have liked it better without the deer... not sure).
06/01/2003 01:14:22 AM
i dont have much to comment. but a 7 for the bright greens of the trees and grass, and the soft colours on the woods of the house.
05/31/2003 10:43:33 PM
Through all these photos, ive been looking for the one that makes me feel like home the most and i think that so far, this is the closest. 8
05/31/2003 11:45:02 AM
Great colors! My "deer" shot for fauna was taken in fog and it showed - I prefer this actually! I wish s/he was facing the cam, but I realize how hard it is to 'place' elements the way you'd like in a shot like this. Nice! 9
05/30/2003 08:40:28 AM
i like this a lot, nice, clear and tranquil - 10.
05/29/2003 04:00:25 PM
5. Fits the theme well enough, and there are no blatant \'you suck!\' flaws to it, but neither does it really grab me for any reason at all. For reasons of composition, cropping, or subject choice, it\'s just a photo, and doesn\'t do especially much for me, aesthetically. Good focus, lighting, and color, though.

It might have been about the deer, or the building, but somehow managed to not quite be either.
05/29/2003 09:49:34 AM
Great shot. Colors, deer, & green.
05/28/2003 09:30:22 PM
Absolutely perfect. Beautiful picture. Do you really live here?
05/28/2003 08:41:05 PM
Preserved disuse. God bless the dear deer and the photographer to graze here.

I can see it wasn't taken at 5 am, but it's hard to get an appt with wildlife these days, isn't it? Worthy and memorable capture. Glad you left her a lil room.
05/28/2003 01:47:11 PM
Those greens come through wonderfully, very vibrant! - 8.
05/28/2003 08:13:38 AM
A nice rural photograph. Would stand without the deer, but the deer is a definate plus.
05/28/2003 02:54:23 AM
nice greens!
05/28/2003 01:37:29 AM
Very nice 10 from mE!

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