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Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Date: Oct 9, 2006
Aperture: f16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.5s
Galleries: Landscape, Travel
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2006

Sunrise at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Place: 627 out of 833
Avg (all users): 5.1690
Avg (commenters): 5.9286
Avg (participants): 5.1014
Avg (non-participants): 5.4805
Views since voting: 829
Views during voting: 575
Votes: 432
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0

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02/03/2006 07:41:07 PM
I loved this shot... I gave you a 7. A high score from me for this Challenge. Great work...way, way underated. What were people thinking?

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02/02/2006 01:10:08 AM
**** Greeting from the Critique Club ****

- Good or Bad? How can it be fixed? The composition is okay, but you missed an opportunity to get a better reflection of the temple in the puddle in the foreground. With the hazy/cloudy weather you really have to squint to see the temples which make this site famous. I do like the leading lines of the stones and path. There are mixed emotions about the blurry guy, and I share those mixed feeling. I usually don't like Blurred people in scenes, but this one doesn't bug me.
- Is there anything that should be removed? The top third of the image. Lose the overexposed sky and the temple stands out.
- Good use of Depth of Field? Yes.
- Good focus? The issues that commentors are having don't having to do with the focus so much as the length of the exposure. Bump it up to ISO 200 or 400 and you'll get much better reactions because your people won't be out-of-focus.

- Good use of light? The lighting is questionable. The clouds are blown out, but the details along the edges of the path are lost.

Aesthetics/Artistic Appeal:
- What is my reaction or feelings? I share the opinion that the viewpoint is powerful in this image. My eye keeps going into those clouds though. You may have intentionally or unintentionally wanted them in the image, but they don't help it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/28/2006 10:55:24 PM
10 from me...good luck!
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01/26/2006 11:36:12 AM
I would have liked this so much more, if the moving person wasn't in the image...
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01/24/2006 10:43:17 PM
Very clever idea.
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01/23/2006 09:01:36 PM
too blurry
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01/22/2006 10:41:37 PM
not sure if I like the dof, subject?
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01/22/2006 05:59:03 PM
I like the low angle of this shot - gives it depth. The bluury guy - big distraction! Sky is over-exposed.
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01/22/2006 05:09:28 PM
nice idea, color a bit washed out, great lines, good texture, blacks ok, whites blown, great dof, overall ok pix
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01/22/2006 12:30:35 PM
I like the perspective on this shot and the wonderful lighting in the puddle, although I feel that it could do with a slight anti-clockwise rotation, as it doesn't look quite straight.
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01/20/2006 04:37:46 PM
i like the blurry affect on the man to the left....7
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01/19/2006 03:19:58 PM
I love the POV.. the lighting could have been slightly better handled, but I like what you've done with it.
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01/18/2006 08:58:53 PM
I like the motion blur on the person. I think it would be even more effective if everyone was blurred.
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01/18/2006 08:00:15 PM
Wish the gentleman on the left wasn't blurry, but thanks for stirring up wonderful memories of Angkor Wat. Such a special place.
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01/18/2006 06:58:10 PM
Nice effect to blur the nearest person (is it motion blur or did you do it ouside the camera?) The path and pudddle both seem to glow. While there are some nice leading lines, the destination is less interesting than the journey (How symbolic)
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01/18/2006 06:52:11 PM
This one stood out for me because of the unusal compersions I very much like this.
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01/18/2006 09:23:22 AM
really nice....love the feel of this photo....the colors are great and the composition is outstanding! I gleefully give you a 10...
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01/17/2006 04:23:27 PM
Nice point of view.
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01/17/2006 07:13:07 AM
very nice!
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