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Challenge: Rule of Thirds II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF for Canon
Location: Rustington
Date: Sep 1, 2006
Aperture: F/10
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1000 sec
Galleries: Animals, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Sep 5, 2006

I would have liked to use this photo showing more of the sunrise, even as it is I think a few might not like the rule of thirds. I based the intersection line across the body of the middle bird. Also there is a section of blockiness in the blue at the top.

I had 2 curves adjustment layers one for sat one for light / dark. Also a levels adjustment layer. Applied various USM and NN to achieve this result (and I'm still not entirely satisfied with it)


Statistics
Place: 17 out of 320
Avg (all users): 6.5676
Avg (commenters): 8.0714
Avg (participants): 6.3152
Avg (non-participants): 6.7462
Views since voting: 2323
Views during voting: 321
Votes: 222
Comments: 19
Favorites: 5 (view)


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10/31/2006 03:57:54 PM
I love this photo. Very crisp and clear.
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09/18/2006 01:52:37 AM
Critique Club Review:

Nice Picture!

You are correct, the blue looks a bit over processed.

I really like the sihouttes of the birds. However, my eye keeps getting drawn to the band of white clouds that run across the center with all the detail there. The brightness there, especially in the right third of the frame, is a bit distracting.

Color saturation and hue, is done very well. Focus is spot on. A little more softness in the clouds would keep the eye on the birds.

Overall this is a very well done photo, and I add my congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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09/14/2006 11:37:47 PM
What an impressive overhead! Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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09/13/2006 10:12:03 AM
congratulations..wonderful image with lovely line and color...simple yet elegant.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/12/2006 02:16:39 PM
Wonderful color and light, quite dramatic. Very nice!
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09/12/2006 01:48:45 PM
gorgeous, and I appreciate the use of triplets to give an extra nod to the challenge. I did that as well.
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09/12/2006 12:40:27 PM
I'd say you nailed the timing on this...well done
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09/11/2006 02:06:43 PM
I feel the bands across the sky make this a difficult choice for a good ROT photo. Against a clear or even slightly cloudy sky you would have it. Nice photo and the placement of the birds works well.
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09/11/2006 08:52:11 AM
I love the simplicity of this. Wonderful colors, clouds/textures, and the 3 birds are perfectly composed IMHO! 10
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09/10/2006 07:02:11 PM
WOW, great colors and composition!
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09/10/2006 06:02:11 PM
Very nice shot. 9
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09/09/2006 05:15:10 AM
Wow...sweet...here's a ribbon contender for sure! Beat the heck out of my boring birds! Great job...10+!
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09/08/2006 10:26:04 AM
very beautiful and simple - I love it
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09/07/2006 11:13:34 AM
Awesome layers of color. Perfect for Rule of Thirds.
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09/07/2006 09:34:27 AM
I like the idea of the birds flying into the sunset, but this shot may have been better if it was a little bit lighter. The birds kind of almost blend into the clouds
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09/07/2006 07:29:13 AM
Beautiful, colorful painted sky... nice composition with birds.
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09/06/2006 10:15:24 PM
ill just adivse you right now.
You won.
=) or at least better. good luck! 100000.
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09/06/2006 09:01:43 AM
wow! spectacular...stunning in every way...good luck
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09/06/2006 07:51:37 AM
Good composition
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