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A Cast Away
A Cast Away

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Challenge: Image Grain (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Olympus C-2100UZ
Location: Long Island, NY
Date: Oct 18, 2005
Aperture: F 2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Oct 23, 2005


Place: 112 out of 274
Avg (all users): 5.4158
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 5.2605
Avg (non-participants): 5.6761
Views since voting: 581
Views during voting: 258
Votes: 190
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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11/03/2005 05:03:01 PM
Greeting from the Critique Club:

This is a good photo that could have said so much more. The sepia effect works, but on what? I want to see what that fisherman has caught, if anything.

The grain works well in the lower section of the picture, but the sky seems more in need of colour. I don't know what your processing steps were, but obviouxly you converted from colour to B&W or sepia. I think the main problem is that the shot falls between to two genres, it is neither landscape nor portrait. As a landscape it would work better as a straight colour shot with saturation, those cliffs jutting out into the sea are great. The man on the spit shows as just a pixelated form. Could a close crop of either the one fisherman or perhaps almost a panoramic with both fishermen in have worked better?

I like grain in a sepia/B&W shot, but it didn't quite work this time, the subject just aren't large enough. I don't want to sound too harsh, but it doesn't grab me. I think it scored about right for the challenge, but has the potential to have scored better. Hope this has been helpful and constructive.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/29/2005 03:45:16 AM
the grain is a bit heavy and I'm not sure how it relates to the image.
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10/27/2005 05:49:49 PM
Ooooooh. . . .I like this one VERY much! The grain is very appealing. I also love the sepia look. Fantastic job.
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10/24/2005 12:33:00 PM
Looks like a classic. I would crop just a little of the sky - that woudl move the horizon more away from the center and accentuate the clouds more and also provide more focus on the fishermen.
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