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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Complementary Colors III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Pentax *ist DL
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Pentax Digital AF
Location: Sandgate, Queensland, Australia
Date: Apr 20, 2006
ISO: 100
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Apr 20, 2006

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Statistics
Place: 6 out of 287
Avg (all users): 6.8893
Avg (commenters): 8.2800
Avg (participants): 6.5610
Avg (non-participants): 7.0389
Views since voting: 2959
Views during voting: 397
Votes: 262
Comments: 41
Favorites: 10 (view)


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05/10/2006 02:38:29 AM
Originally posted by jdannels:

A Critique from the CC
My first impression of this photo when I saw it in voting was that it had a huge wow factor and everything needed for a ribbon winner and congratulations on your top ten finish. I had this photo rated higher than every photo that finished above you. To me this has everything put together nearly perfectly. The tremendous Dof field and calm water truly give a serene feel and I also like it because it does not feel like you were forcing the viewer to look at orange and and blue like so many other entries. But I feel this can be a bit of a double edged sword on this site because so many voters want to see exactly what the challenge details are that they may knock a point down for the brown boardwalk for example. As I read through your comments received during the challenge it always strikes me that this is a contest and not an art exhibit, meaning that people want to see certain things in every photo, the rule of thirds and such.(In your specific case some voters commented that they would have liked to have seen the horizon moved up or down abit.) Eventhough I believe those can be broken, many people maybe eager to give critiques or generally feel that without seeing these rules it is an issue to be marked down on, they will take off a point here and there. So as far as composition goes I think it is amazing and I feel like thats how I would look at the scene if I was there. My only other question is why did you not use the full 150 kb size limit for your photo? I looked on your page at your other entries and they all seemed closer to the max allowance. Lastly as far as your title goes I noticed a few didn't think it was interesting enough even though I thought it fit well. The only alternative I could come up with would be "Complements of Sandgate Bay" or wherever the name of this specific pier is. I hope this was helpful and if you have anymore questions or think some of my comments are completely wrong and want to let me know about feel free to PM me. Personally I thought this would ribbon and finding things about I didn't like was very difficult for me.


Great critique, much appreciated.
05/09/2006 08:05:11 PM
A Critique from the CC
My first impression of this photo when I saw it in voting was that it had a huge wow factor and everything needed for a ribbon winner and congratulations on your top ten finish. I had this photo rated higher than every photo that finished above you. To me this has everything put together nearly perfectly. The tremendous Dof field and calm water truly give a serene feel and I also like it because it does not feel like you were forcing the viewer to look at orange and and blue like so many other entries. But I feel this can be a bit of a double edged sword on this site because so many voters want to see exactly what the challenge details are that they may knock a point down for the brown boardwalk for example. As I read through your comments received during the challenge it always strikes me that this is a contest and not an art exhibit, meaning that people want to see certain things in every photo, the rule of thirds and such.(In your specific case some voters commented that they would have liked to have seen the horizon moved up or down abit.) Eventhough I believe those can be broken, many people maybe eager to give critiques or generally feel that without seeing these rules it is an issue to be marked down on, they will take off a point here and there. So as far as composition goes I think it is amazing and I feel like thats how I would look at the scene if I was there. My only other question is why did you not use the full 150 kb size limit for your photo? I looked on your page at your other entries and they all seemed closer to the max allowance. Lastly as far as your title goes I noticed a few didn't think it was interesting enough even though I thought it fit well. The only alternative I could come up with would be "Complements of Sandgate Bay" or wherever the name of this specific pier is. I hope this was helpful and if you have anymore questions or think some of my comments are completely wrong and want to let me know about feel free to PM me. Personally I thought this would ribbon and finding things about I didn't like was very difficult for me.
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05/05/2006 07:29:30 AM
Originally posted by cushla:

Alway's the Bridesmaid when are YOU going to get another top 5 finish - "you must be getting frustrated, keep Trying mate - Maybe you should take up slot car racing as a hobby?"

Oh thatís right you've tried that! Who put a stop to that hobby anyway?,

I like to refer to these people as "Handbrakes" or in your case "Maniacs"


Cushla!! I'm going to quote this to Xan, you know
05/04/2006 10:25:02 PM
Originally posted by cushla:

Alway's the Bridesmaid when are going to get another top 5 finish - "you must be getting frustrated, keep Trying mate - Maybe you should take up slot car racing as a hobby?"

Oh thatís right you've have tried that! Who put a stop to that hobby, I like to refer to these people as "Handbrakes" or "Maniacs"


Real FUNNY!
05/04/2006 10:10:28 PM
Alway's the Bridesmaid when are YOU going to get another top 5 finish - "you must be getting frustrated, keep Trying mate - Maybe you should take up slot car racing as a hobby?"

Oh thatís right you've tried that! Who put a stop to that hobby anyway?,

I like to refer to these people as "Handbrakes" or in your case "Maniacs"

Message edited by author 2006-05-04 22:49:26.
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05/03/2006 06:56:57 PM
this is a stellar image. the colors just sing. did you use a starburst filter?
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05/03/2006 10:35:55 AM
This is beautiful, congrats.
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05/03/2006 07:09:46 AM
Nice peaceful scene. Nice tones.
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05/03/2006 06:50:34 AM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
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05/03/2006 12:39:00 AM
I had this in the top 3. Congrats.
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05/03/2006 12:17:24 AM
Very nice! Congrats on your top 10!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/02/2006 11:38:43 PM
Wonderful shot! Good color and clarity. I like how the lamp light looks like a star too.
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05/02/2006 09:42:29 PM
The size of this doesn't do it justice. 10.
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05/02/2006 02:05:32 PM
One of my favourites and a nice format as well.
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05/02/2006 06:32:55 AM
Pretty contrast of natural and artificial light
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05/02/2006 01:57:26 AM
Hate the Title - not much imagination in creation of it! - However this is truley a great image.
I would of loved to see more of the Pier it is a bit dark.

Love the complementary colour in this image (you need to win the photoshop award)
Well Done photoshop King!
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04/30/2006 09:15:45 PM
Very, very pretty!
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04/30/2006 05:34:18 PM
Holy cow, nice surprise here, didnt see the thumb, this is a great photo, in fact its a 10, -- good Luck.
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04/30/2006 10:23:30 AM
This rocks. I just will try the horisont line to be higher a bit if it is possible.
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04/30/2006 09:16:49 AM
fits the challenge.
title is uninteresting
8
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04/29/2006 11:21:06 PM
wow really awesome photo, love the colors here
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04/29/2006 10:23:25 PM
serene it is. nice shot. like how well the light works with the sunset!
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04/29/2006 05:21:31 PM
This is fabulous. I love the simplicity of it and, of course, the colors. The light on the pier just adds that something extra that makes this "WOW", can't wait until I take photos this good.
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04/29/2006 02:55:25 PM
it is serene indeed. love the long exposure in this image. the colors are wonderful and pleasing to the eye.
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04/29/2006 01:50:09 PM
nice, I would have put the horizon lower in the frame. Generaly, in basic composition, horizons should not go through the middle of your frame. Of course, I'm all about breakin the rules! But if you look at seascapes that are really good, rarely will the horizon go straight through the middle. 6
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04/29/2006 09:41:52 AM
great shot
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04/28/2006 07:49:55 PM
Nice take on the challenge. Different that typical glass and flowers for this challenge. Top 10? Best of luck.
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04/28/2006 08:45:23 AM
Only one word for this. Gorgeous.
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04/27/2006 10:28:13 PM
Fantastic capture. Beautiful colors. Mysterious.. One of my favorites. Great job 10.
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04/27/2006 08:30:47 PM
8 - Very nice. Wish it had a bit more height, but depends what was there/you had, obviously. Colors work well here, but still wonder if a tweaking of them a fraction more vivid (looks like might result in contrast/etc issues) make this even stronger, especially for the Challenge. Apologies in advance if wrong, but horizon looks like it needs a fraction nudge rotate up on the left. edit:typo

Message edited by author 2006-06-17 18:14:23.
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04/27/2006 05:26:32 PM
Beeeeautiful blues and oranges.
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04/27/2006 09:39:11 AM
bravo! edit: had rated this 9.. im changin it to a 10 :)
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04/27/2006 09:34:37 AM
Lovely perspective. That single lamp post really makes the shot. Two leading lines, which pulls your eye right to it. I like the velvety smooth water.
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04/27/2006 02:06:25 AM
This is a beautiful shot - the colours, stillness of the water...deserves a ribbon...
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04/26/2006 11:08:14 PM
good shot
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04/26/2006 08:01:51 PM
One of my favorites. Nice use of aperature to get the star from the lamp post. Can't you picture having a glass of wine and sitting on an adorondack chair? Maybe that's what you did. Nice shot. +9
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04/26/2006 10:14:16 AM
Great Shot!
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04/26/2006 06:29:03 AM
what an amazing composition...hope you do well with this
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04/26/2006 05:09:27 AM
Woah.. Cool shot. Loving the water. The posts just top the shot off!
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04/26/2006 02:39:12 AM
I love this baby! I'm predicting a 7.5 :)
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04/26/2006 01:40:48 AM
amazing. great clarity, comp, shutter speed. etc. excellent.
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