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Rolling Countryside
Rolling Countryside

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Challenge: Repetition (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5400
Location: Oxfordshire, UK
Date: Aug 29, 2003
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Aug 29, 2003


Place: 34 out of 140
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09/08/2003 09:57:40 PM
**Critique Club**
First Impression: Very dark, and that made it take a few seconds to see the hay bales, which I'm assuming is your repetition factor here.

Composition/Technical: Again, it's dark. I agree with the comment already provided about cropping this slightly higher on the bottom, although I think a greater effect would be to crop some of the top away. Given that you provide no explanation of this photograph, it's difficult to discern what you were really going for here.

Overall: If it is the hay you were shooting, it captures the essence of the challenge. However, as it's difficult to see, judging the quality of the repetition portion of the photograph is tough. Good effort.

Thanks for sharing, and good luck in future challenges. -Steve
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2003 08:41:49 PM
I'd try cropping a little more from the bottom, to just under the first roll. Don't think it has to be so dark and gloomy on the ground, but the clouds look good.
09/07/2003 06:21:33 PM
Nice sky, I like the range of tones here. However, the horizon is unimaginatively placed in the middle of the picture which doesn't work well too often, and I think that there needs to be something more in the foreground to sustain interest. 6
09/07/2003 05:24:14 PM
The seemingly random placement of the roled bales on the ground and the cloudy, but not all dark sky provide exactly what is needed to render such a serene and pastoral lay.

The image is a little dark, perhaps, more suitable for an etching, IMO, than for the purpose here, particularly with respect to the highlights on the bales. With the horizon almost centred, a static quality has been introduced, for which I can find no purpose. The soft focus chosen here, I feel, is a debatable, but probably a deliberate choice based on a personal aesthetic.

All in all, a beautiful photo approaching the c l a s s i c.
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09/06/2003 11:12:59 PM
Nice tones. Maybe push your whites just a bit more, but very, very nice. 9
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09/05/2003 04:26:25 PM
Nice, but I think it's a little dark... even with the approaching storm.
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09/03/2003 10:42:16 PM
What a splendid vastness.
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09/03/2003 11:13:08 AM
this is dark and the repetion of the bales of hay gets lost in the darkness
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09/03/2003 11:09:52 AM
Sorry, I don't see where b & w helps this. It's a great capture, though.
09/03/2003 01:33:33 AM
wow... one of my top three of this week. I love the colour of your picture. No doubt, meets the challenge... 10
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09/01/2003 11:08:04 AM
When I first saw this pic I thought of a website I had looked at in considering repetition //www.photofocus.com/zine7/dejavu.html
However I like that this one is black and white. The only thing that bothers me is the blaes of hay that are on the left border - being cut off. Would have preferred either to see it in total or not at all. Good job.
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09/01/2003 07:35:40 AM
Great photo. a bit more brightness and higher contrast would've made it even better.
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09/01/2003 12:14:58 AM
this is a beautiful photo, but your choice of underexposure doens't seem to work well for me... I would definitely believe that this would be a much stronger photo (IMO) with a stronger tonal variation.
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