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park tryst
park tryst

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Challenge: Night Shot III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Fort Santiago
Date: May 9, 2006
Aperture: F/5.6
ISO: ISO-1600
Shutter: 1/30 sec.
Galleries: Snapshot, Urban
Date Uploaded: May 9, 2006

Lovers (I think) in a park.
They had no idea they were being watched.

Place: 124 out of 287
Avg (all users): 5.5073
Avg (commenters): 6.6364
Avg (participants): 5.0723
Avg (non-participants): 5.6963
Views since voting: 778
Views during voting: 416
Votes: 274
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0

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07/13/2006 11:43:49 PM
Interesting - I just read over some of the comments and I have to disagree with quite a few. I like the light, and I like it blown. I like the motion of the hand caused by the slow shutter speed. Composition works very well, and I rather think the softness/lack of sharp focus lends itself nicely to this picture and its tone.
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06/16/2006 02:09:31 PM
Greetings from your own critique club.

First Impression
Nice shot.
Good Composition.
Nice, meets the challenge
Technical (Colour and light):
The focus is very soft on the faces. I don't know if it's over done in proceesing or not. Not sure if you use NI to reduce noise. But the focus in not there quite right on the faces.
Nice over all image lacking the proper focus or processing is over done.

Cheers!! Keep shooting.
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05/27/2006 07:26:56 PM
from da critique post II.

How goes it? Sorry this is a tad late but better then never yeah?

So, I really like this shot & its title. Its a nice candid capture. Some things I would do differently tho, are as follows:
- Settings on the cam- if I'm using a 1600 ISO, i would definitely use a faster shutter spped. In fact, I would use a 1/60 shutter spped. Would have avoided the hand trail in the gesture. Also, the lamp prolly wouldn't have been overexposed.
-Since the lamp was a but blown, I would have cropped it out or shot the scene from a different angle.
- Too much neat image or whatever noise remover yu used. It's overkill, at least fo rmy taste.

I do like the colours in the shot, it's deep, subtle & rich. All in all, it's good stuff!
Hope this helps.
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05/25/2006 07:22:32 PM
hey there from ctp2:

I liked this shot a lot. The interaction between the two people is great, and the subject is interesting.
The blur caused by the man's hand movement is a little distracting. I like the lamp, and the glow that's cast from it, leading to the couple.
Nice shot.
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05/18/2006 10:12:43 PM
Greetings from Rebecca of your CTP2!

First, I will tell you that the color and tone is really nice. I liked that this was the rare shot with people in it.

However, I still think that the lamp is very distracting and would have cropped it out. Maybe even better would have been taking up a position more to the left, slightly in front of the couple and excluding the lamp.

It's a shame that there was so much motion in the shot, but I wonder if a shutter speed just one click faster might have helped a bit? I don't think that a slightly darker photo would have hurt the scene. But mostly I think it would have been better to use some models instead of attempting a night candid. They're near impossible.

A more expansive comment than the one I left during voting, eh? ;-)
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05/17/2006 10:34:55 AM
From the CTP MkII

First Impression: nice night candid.

Composition: I like it, he on the very right and she more centered.

Subject: wonderful. You take a good subject and original on the challenge. She seems so in love with him!

Technical: the colors are a bit desaturated, but I like them that way. The light in her is great, but in him is a bit too dark. The focus is the main flaw IMO. She is not very sharp.

Improvement: First of all, the sharpness. I know how difficult is in that low light conditions, but if you could achieved her with a tack sharp focus this photo would have bumped a lot its score. The other thing is about the light on the top; it's a bit distracting. I'm not sure but maybe if you could make it in landscape and left more space on the left. But that's just an opinion.

Summary: Very nice work. It's your second highest score, so it isn't so bad.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/16/2006 07:27:51 AM
I like the feeling here. Good composition. The moment is captured nicely. The soft noise reduction? works well here. 7
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05/16/2006 06:40:32 AM
digital cameras always have trouble coping with dark scenes, try and avoid photographing a direct source of light to prevent that 'faded' effect. Nice shot though (7)
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05/14/2006 06:52:47 AM
nice and soft
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05/14/2006 12:26:25 AM
A little too much neat image, but nice lighting.
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05/14/2006 12:20:59 AM
Very nice, a little too soft for my taste though. Oh, is that at Intramuros?
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05/13/2006 12:06:50 AM
I think this would work better if the light were cropped out. It's very distracting.
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05/12/2006 10:52:53 AM
Very original picture in this challenge. Very few people shots. The girl is captured perfectly. If not the slight blur I would say it is a top 5 picture (or maybe even with the small blur it is?). Good luck with this one. 9.
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05/12/2006 01:28:47 AM
mabait ako eh.
translation: i gave you a 10. :p
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05/11/2006 11:37:48 PM
Nice photo. Pleasant change from all the architecture and bridges. Has a great candid feel to it. The very bright light in the background is a bit distracting.
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05/11/2006 12:34:16 AM
Nice composition!
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05/10/2006 02:12:15 PM
This is a really good SHOT!!Love it!! ill give ya a 9
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05/10/2006 01:47:51 PM
such a nice composition, I only wish it wasn't so soft!
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05/10/2006 05:14:19 AM
Yes more people for this one
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