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Challenge: Desolation II (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: 2006 challenges
Camera: Samsung Digimax 201
Location: Chesterville area, Ontario
Date: Jun 14, 2006
Aperture: default
ISO: default
Shutter: default
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Jun 16, 2006

I found this moth's corpse in a paddock just as I was turning a horse out. It struck me as both sad and striking so I got the camera. The horses stood around and helfully cast their shadows over the moth, so it pops from the b/g.

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Statistics
Place: 191 out of 197
Avg (all users): 4.3118
Avg (commenters): 4.2500
Avg (participants): 4.2619
Avg (non-participants): 4.3529
Views since voting: 988
Views during voting: 292
Votes: 186
Comments: 24
Favorites: 1 (view)


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07/02/2006 12:54:27 AM
Hello from the Critique Club. After viewing the photo I have some suggestions for you. First its a great subject and the depiction of desolation is pretty well there. However the photo has some definate focus issues. And the moth seems to almost be blown out with very little detail and clarity. Centering and shooting straight down also seems to take away. Perhaps shooting at an angle and focusing on your subject and then recomposing your photos. Dont be afraid to compliment your photo with some editing, sharpening and adjusting colors, brightness, and contrast. Overall the photo scored about where I would have scored it. Good luck in future challenges.
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06/26/2006 09:46:17 AM
That this is a great find and a great idea overwhelmed the technical issues for me. I'm sorry it didn't do better here, it certainly addressed the challenge well. Keep shooting what you like ;-)
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06/26/2006 02:25:09 AM
Poor moth. I love moths. :*(
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/25/2006 07:27:49 PM
That's an amazing find though I do wish the picture was much clearer, more detailed and sharper.
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06/25/2006 02:42:28 PM
I like the idea, i feel the focous is off though
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06/25/2006 10:30:18 AM
very nice - if the exposure were right and you hadn't lost the details of the wing, this would have been great.
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06/24/2006 08:03:03 PM
Contrast is OK, but needs some sharpness.
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06/23/2006 11:05:34 PM
I love the poetry of this. It doesn't quite offer the visual feast that my 9s and 10s do, but it is moving nonetheless. 8.
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06/23/2006 04:46:23 PM
a good depiction of desolation, but not very well focused
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06/23/2006 07:24:16 AM
Sad!!!
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06/23/2006 02:16:00 AM
A great find for this challenge, just a little weak on the technicals. Sharpness and contrast would have seen this score better, I think :)
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06/23/2006 02:03:41 AM
Dial down your exposure. The pic also seems blurry, maybe handheld zoom or digital zoon on a P&S camera???
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06/22/2006 11:38:32 PM
The lighting, cropping, composition, and subject matter are all rather bland, with the ensuing results being that this image with not fare well in this challenge.

Keep plugging away, for it is only through time, effort and dedication that we can ever hope to improve.
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06/22/2006 10:54:08 PM
Hmmm...well. I think think the focus is a little too soft for me. the highlights in the wings also seem a bit blown out. a different angle and better focus could make this a really interesting pic.
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06/21/2006 11:56:03 PM
too blurry
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06/21/2006 07:28:28 AM
The focus could be better.
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06/20/2006 10:49:38 PM
Great idea that needs some more clarity to really communicate what you want. ( My humble opinion anyway..)
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06/20/2006 08:41:33 AM
Sad, certainly, and probably very desolate, but the photo is very flat and uninteresting. Also, with a shot like this you would want your main subject to be in crisp focus, but it appears the focus is here a few centimeters off. Giving it a more interestin crop could've helped immensely, you don't really need so much dirt arounf the wings.
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06/20/2006 03:28:59 AM
This is a nice find but I wish it had more detail and was abit more in focus. Also I don't know what you use to prepare your images for challenges but you might look at this link. You can get more detail if you use the full 150 kb file size limit, yours is 70kb. Hope this is elpful.
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06/20/2006 12:58:41 AM
Interesting choice of subject. Looks like the focus is kind of off though. Possibly the camera was too close to subject? Inside the minimum focus distance. Or perhaps camera shake from being hand held and lo light?
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06/20/2006 12:53:00 AM
blurred
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06/19/2006 06:57:07 PM
Sharper focus would benefit this shot IMHO
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06/19/2006 03:21:22 PM
This is a great idea. It would have been so much better if it was in focus.
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06/19/2006 12:30:22 AM
This photo is really out of focus to me. Also, this probably would have worked better in a monotone image.
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