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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
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.

Statistics
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.
Composition:
Good Composition.
Subject:
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.
Improvement:
Focus.
Summary:
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.
peace
rooster
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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.

Álex
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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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