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Rainy Day
Rainy Day

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Challenge: Image Grain (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron AF 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 LD Aspherical IF Super II for Canon
Location: Park
Date: Oct 21, 2005
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Oct 21, 2005


Place: 149 out of 274
Avg (all users): 5.1895
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
Avg (participants): 5.0522
Avg (non-participants): 5.4000
Views since voting: 666
Views during voting: 304
Votes: 190
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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11/04/2005 10:55:28 AM
*Critique Club*

First of all... does it meet the challenge? Yes... you have grain... I feel that maybe there is a bit too much here... but I actually kind of like it (which is unusual for me). Good choice to put this in black and white, or it wouldn't have worked with the grain.

On to specifics...

Great composition... my eyes go right to where they are supposed to and nice use of empty space as well, The darkness of the duck really draws you to that right corner, which is a good thing. And that mallard, leads you to the other duck, who by having his head turned and not looking off the frame manages to keep you in the image.

I agree with metatate I feel there is something funny about to happen... in a sort of Charlie Chaplin way. The pond is just too calm... and that mallard looks ready to end the duck's peaceful sleep :-D.

I like the fact that you didn't go for extreme contrast here... it's all slightly greyish and I think it works... I think this is really a picture that at first looks a bit dull, but as you look at it, it draws you in more, which is a good thing. Did you get more frames? Did anything funny happen next?

Nicely done.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/29/2005 11:38:45 AM
nice shot. it gives me a sensation of cold
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10/29/2005 08:37:42 AM
nice capture. looks like something funny about to happen. 7
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10/28/2005 11:38:50 PM
Bumping up after second look. Nice, simple composition and as I interpret the challenge you do have image grain. Had there been a bit more overall contrast, I would have scored it higher.
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10/25/2005 11:15:01 AM
this photo is ripe for interpretation...and i dig that.
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10/24/2005 05:20:00 PM
Great melancholy subject for a grainy picture. You also weren't chicken with the grain, and I'm saving my top scores for those. 9
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10/24/2005 01:06:02 PM
I think this photograph is awesome! You did an excellent job catching this moment on your camera. Good luck!
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