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Christmas 2002
Christmas 2002

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Challenge: Best of 2002 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Olympus D-380
Location: Elmira Heights, NY
Date: Nov 25, 2002
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Apr 1, 2006

My house during a big snow storm. ;)

Place: 78 out of 201
Avg (all users): 5.8389
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.4070
Avg (non-participants): 6.2340
Views since voting: 949
Views during voting: 249
Votes: 180
Comments: 9
Favorites: 2 (view)

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04/14/2006 04:03:08 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Overall, a nice image with an immediate impact, particularly for those of us who live in a part of the world where an picture like this brings back great memories of childhood. The colours are satisfying for a photograph that's mostly snow. Composition is done nicely, the three-quarter view of the house a good choice.

The snow gives the photo a noisy quality that detracts for me, although it is indeed immediately recognizable as snow. It also has the effect of giving the entire composition a somewhat soft feel, which does not benefit the photograph. The large dark tree at left draws the eye persistently; perhaps a tighter crop around the house would have avoided this. Similarly, the house almost "floats" above a very soft undefined area of snow in the foreground, which is just slightly too heavy for my taste. Overall tone and exposure leaves the image slightly flat. Perhaps some work in post could have popped the house and made the elements around it recede somewhat.

Overall, though, a good photo, and one that really does bring back wintry memories of my childhood. Thanks. :)

Hope this helps,

Message edited by author 2006-04-14 16:04:22.
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04/09/2006 08:13:50 AM
WOW, that's nice one Deannda. Looks like a chritsmas card. Nice composition.
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04/09/2006 03:01:00 AM
The feeling of Christmas really shines here! The house is so inviting, too ... and I love the dark sky!! Nice work, Deannda.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/03/2006 11:11:28 PM
Beautiful capture of snow. Nice composition. The red and yellow makes it really stand out. 10
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04/03/2006 09:15:12 AM
nice feel to this photo
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04/02/2006 11:13:18 AM
I like the dark wintery mood with good control of the highlights here.
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04/02/2006 06:57:01 AM
Quite magical, just like a xmas card.....
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04/02/2006 05:55:31 AM
Brrrrrr. Now that looks cold!
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04/02/2006 12:36:15 AM
Just like a postcard. Nice!!
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