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Standing Out in the Crowd
Standing Out in the Crowd

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Challenge: Collections (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4200
Location: My living room
Date: Nov 29, 2005
Aperture: 1:2.9
ISO: 105
Shutter: 1/32 sec.
Galleries: Still Life, Animals
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2005

My model, Powder, attempts to set herself apart from the rest of the herd for her photo debut.

Place: 166 out of 210
Avg (all users): 4.4307
Avg (commenters): 5.7500
Avg (participants): 4.1011
Avg (non-participants): 4.5892
Views since voting: 1185
Views during voting: 380
Votes: 274
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0

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12/12/2005 06:23:38 AM
Im loving this pic shame i missed out on voting cos it would of been a 10!!
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12/09/2005 05:03:36 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Congratulations on your first entry and welcome to DPC! Be careful, it can become addicting!

I really like the composition of this shot. I love that you placed the central pony on top of the others, making it stand out even more. There's a lot of talk about rule of thirds, but I think putting something in the dead center of a photo can often be just as interesting, and this photo proves that point.

As you heard from many other commenters, this photo is just way too small. I feel that whenever someone has a small photo, they're usually trying to hide something, such as poor focus or dust on the lens. The larger a photo is, the more confidence it seems to have, so don't be afraid to really utilize the maximum size allowed.

I love the colors in this photo, they make the whole frame very interesting to look at. Unfortunately, there seems to be a yellowish color cast caused from the tungsten lighting in your living room. Most cameras have a feature that can get rid of this, and Photoshop can also fix it. This, along with a slight increase in saturation and contrast, would have really made the colors jump out of the photo more.

I also really like the dark spots between the dolls. I'm not sure if this is a result of lighting or if they're sitting on a dark surface, but I think the deep shadows really make the photo more interesting and give it depth.

I hope these comments were helpful. Good luck!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2005 09:08:45 PM
i like how the central pretty pony is looking up at the camera in terms of composition. it makes for a sweet little photo. lots of fun colors, too.
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12/06/2005 02:29:50 PM
Would love it if this was larger.
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12/06/2005 05:13:13 AM
Shame about the size. Good idea anyway.
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12/03/2005 12:09:35 AM
There my little ponys!!!
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12/02/2005 12:56:21 PM
The photo could be biger, but despite of that it is nice
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12/01/2005 02:38:07 PM
Cute, and great arrangement and colors. But why not submit a bigger image - I want more pixels.
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12/01/2005 11:32:36 AM
You'll hear this many times I am sure... too small. Looks like a good picture otherwise.
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12/01/2005 01:04:10 AM
! I have the one on the bottom. The light blue-green one with the purple hair. xD I wish this one would've been bigger, however.
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11/30/2005 11:59:06 PM
oh, how cute, my little ponies!
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11/30/2005 10:46:23 PM
which one, my guess would be the unicorn
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11/30/2005 09:28:22 PM
i love my little pony!! would be better if it were bigger though, but other than that-great job!
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11/30/2005 06:43:28 PM
aww I love this image! Colorful and clear - great focus and composition. and it brings back My Little Pony memories when I was a kid. :) the only problem is that it's a little too small.
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11/30/2005 04:41:45 PM
4 - Mainly for the potential. Colors are good and (from what I can discern) the focus & focal point is good too. Criticism; the size of this is the biggest negative. Needs to be 640 on either width or height, in this case width. I like the way you have set the middle unicorn facing up to the camera. A slightly different crop (carefully choosing what to 'cut out'), and the size, would have made this much better in my opinion.
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11/30/2005 04:27:47 PM
hope you do well!
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11/30/2005 03:45:55 PM
I absolutely loved My Little Pony as a kid!
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11/30/2005 02:53:41 PM
oh my gosh! this is the cutest! i love this photo!
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11/30/2005 02:51:19 AM
Nice shot, a little on the small side, though, and if there was slightly more focus on the center pony staring out...
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