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The Silent Stand
Judi


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Challenge: Silhouettes III (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challenges Landscape
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM
Location: Queensland, Australia
Date: Aug 27, 2006
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Landscape, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2006

This is how I feel right now. After the crap going on about who can say and do what in the forums...I am feeling like escaping right now. Just being alone...but you know what...I can't. I have friends that care. Friends that are by my side...and that is more important than pathetic prudent idiots who think they are more pure than anyone else. Well guess what....It is those ridiculous people who think they are holier than thou' that are getting laughed at. Get your noses out of the air and come back down to earth. In other words, grow up!

Statistics
Place: 23 out of 352
Avg (all users): 6.4115
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 6.1224
Avg (non-participants): 6.5864
Views since voting: 1372
Views during voting: 388
Votes: 260
Comments: 38
Favorites: 6 (view)


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09/12/2006 09:59:44 PM
Critique Club Review:

Nice sharp focus on the subject. I really like the way the gold of the sun fades into a rose colored sky. A take without the tree present might increase the feeling of solitude. The way the umbrella gives a good strong silhouette, yet the fabric glows in the sun is great.

There is a little halo along the horizon, but what the heck. I think it adds to the mood of the piece, and the picture might not be as strong without it.

If there is anything that I would really change, it would be the border. It could be an optical illusion that the bottom is thicker than the top. I would have prefered a more symetrical border, personally.

I have no idea why anyone voted a 1-2-3 on this piece, even accounting for different tastes. Good job! (notice I did not say sir. ;-)
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09/09/2006 11:15:46 AM
congrats, Judi, this should have been in the top20
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09/06/2006 05:21:28 PM
Gorgeous colors.
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09/06/2006 02:10:05 AM
Way to go Judi. great shot.
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09/06/2006 01:26:43 AM
Here, Here, with you all the way Judi, And the photo deserved better, well done, Kita is giving you a run, so you can't go and be alone,we need your spirit on this site.
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09/06/2006 12:21:00 AM
Well said! This is a lovely image. Really Really nice!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/05/2006 08:52:18 PM
GREAT UMBRELLA!!! TOO BAD YOU DIDN'T HAVE A MODEL WITH IT. STILL A 8 FROM ME.
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09/05/2006 05:54:18 PM
very nice picture but for me the frame is disturbing
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09/05/2006 05:21:22 PM
Very pretty. That lacy umbrella is definitely a nice touch.
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09/04/2006 05:43:37 PM
Wonderful colours!
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09/04/2006 02:32:17 PM
One of my favorites, love the colors... Good placement of subject :o)
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09/04/2006 02:05:58 PM
Wow colours!
Nasty halo on the horizon spoils it a bit for me.
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09/04/2006 11:33:22 AM
Rich, vibrant colour. I am not a fan of such a large border, especially on the top and bottom of the image. The image is very eye grabbing though.
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09/03/2006 04:39:34 PM
like the picture a lot but i don't care for the frame that much.7
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09/02/2006 09:21:38 AM
That's a great umbrella, nice colours, but I don't care for the frame.
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09/01/2006 08:34:00 PM
Great detail and composition. The colors look a bit over-processed (i.,e. above and below the land in the background).
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09/01/2006 03:28:41 PM
Lots of wow factor for me. The detail in the umbrella designs is very cool!

I think if you spend some more time with this applying advanced editing techniques, it might be worth the work to paint/sharpen the ground and horizon outlines and blend in the saturation halos.
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09/01/2006 08:46:28 AM
Very pretty the way the light shines through the umbrella. I like the lacy silhoutte contrasted with the dark shoreline and the bright sunset.
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08/31/2006 04:42:01 PM
Wow! That's pretty! The lace of the umbrella works so beautifully with the sunset to create a silhouette with sufficient detail and beauty to hold the interest. I'm not sure I like the heaviness of the tree top at the top right hand corner, especially as it's not really anchored by a tree trunk. It's kind of a dark splodge just hanging there. I wonder if moving a few steps left or right or just framing slighly differently would create a stronger composition?
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08/31/2006 03:29:15 PM
I really love this one. I hope to see it in the top 10! Good luck!!
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08/31/2006 03:23:00 PM
excellent
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08/31/2006 01:31:42 PM
This is my favourite. The pattern in the umbrella and the sunset colours are fantastic. Not overly fond of your border but I won't hold that against you.
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08/31/2006 09:23:02 AM
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08/30/2006 11:18:58 PM
beautiful
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08/30/2006 09:54:27 PM
This is absolutely gorgeous... i love it!!
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08/30/2006 09:13:21 PM
Gorgeous colors!
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08/30/2006 08:34:01 PM
Really like the photo, but definately not the border. It seems a bit to heavy.
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08/30/2006 08:04:49 PM
Nice colors and nice control of light. Well done.
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08/30/2006 05:33:36 PM
The frame is taking away from the beauty of the picture.. The simpler frame the better, without even better..
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08/30/2006 03:44:26 PM
I think your picture is amazing and beautiful, however I feel it does not meet the challange of silhouettes. I am sorry.
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08/30/2006 02:39:28 PM
cool idea, nice photo, I would have used a even border though.
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08/30/2006 01:32:40 PM
I like the use of frame here
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08/30/2006 08:43:16 AM
lovely postcard image! nice work
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08/30/2006 08:29:14 AM
Lovely coloured photo, but one heck of a distracting border.
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08/30/2006 06:29:32 AM
Fab image here. Nice interesting silhouette and as for the colour, its gorgeous. If I were nit picking, the tree that encroaches into the left of the frame is a little distracting, but nothing a little cloning couldn't deal with.

Nice work,

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08/30/2006 05:10:19 AM
framing is overdone, otherwise very good composition and color, good DOF - 7
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08/30/2006 12:55:43 AM
Wonderful colors has the wow factor
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08/30/2006 12:49:19 AM
I'm debating on whether or not I'd like this more with the background sharp as well as the umbrella. I like this image, and I think it meets the challege.

Very nice, very good colors and placement
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