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Waiting for Spring
Waiting for Spring

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Challenge: Country Life II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Quantaray AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 High-Speed for Canon EOS
Location: Glenwood Springs Colorado
Date: Feb 7, 2006
Aperture: F/22
ISO: ISO-1600
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Feb 12, 2006


Place: 51 out of 219
Avg (all users): 5.9343
Avg (commenters): 7.3000
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Views since voting: 1206
Views during voting: 305
Votes: 198
Comments: 14
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02/25/2006 07:36:51 AM
Living myself in the Northeast this picture talks to me.....melt....come on !!!!! MELT!! Nice picture.
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02/25/2006 12:44:56 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

You have presented us with a wonderful minimalist shot here. At first glance one perceives a cold lonely, abandoned feeling of the piece of farm equipment. Very fitting of the Challenge.

Studying the shot in depth, the time of day that this was shot casts a nice shadow that adds to the effect nicely. The angle and placement of the subject are such that it leads us through the frame which makes this simple shot appealing.

If there is a distraction in this shot, for me it would be the footprints in the snow in the upper right corner. Personally, I would rather see no sign of (recent) life in a shot of this nature. As I'm drawn to the subject, my eye picks up those footprints in the corner and wants to bring them to focus taking us past the subject. The snow covered trails add texture/flow but do not draw attention and are integral to the shot.

Finally I would like to see a little more sharpness on this shot. Not only would it add a little pop to the cold steel equipment but I think it would add a little more life to the snow.

Very nice shot and a tough one (snow) to shot... Congrats on a wonderful shoot.


Ed: Typo

Message edited by author 2006-02-25 00:53:36.
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02/20/2006 12:59:05 AM
Totally underrated IMO, a pleasure to look at.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/19/2006 11:37:55 AM
I like the off centeredness (if that's a word) of this one. The simlicity works well too. It looks as though it could use some sharpening though (USM).
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02/18/2006 09:13:03 AM
Absolutley beautiful simplicity
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02/16/2006 04:50:07 AM
Awesome find, well done;10
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02/15/2006 04:41:38 AM
nice shot...hope this does well for you
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02/14/2006 12:56:37 PM
Very nice shot. Composition is very simple and uncluttered. Snow is tough - good job.
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02/14/2006 01:29:11 AM
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02/13/2006 04:57:36 PM
wonderful shot of winter and farming.
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02/13/2006 04:18:52 PM
I like how I can see more detail the more I look at this. Shadows in the snow, tracks and trails, old and new. Nice composition and subject.
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02/13/2006 09:49:15 AM
too much snow maybe you should have come in closer
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02/13/2006 01:32:27 AM
Almost like a skeleton, frozen in the snow. I like what was once a trail that's now covered with new snow and the new footprints in the upper right corner. The shadow of the metal adds a bit of extra texture to this simple image. Upon second review, I'm bumping it up. 8
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02/13/2006 12:38:36 AM
There are some excellent smaller composition opportunities here.. i hope you worked this subject thoroughly :)
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