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Challenge: Leading Lines III (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Shawnee, OK
Date: Sep 16, 2006
Aperture: f8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Sep 17, 2006

Didn't do to much to it. Rotated to get the diagonal result, cropped to bring the converging strings to the corner, USM, Saturation, SFW

This was at a kite festival and this thing was all over the place. I really liked the color contrast. A faster shutter speed would have 'frozen' the strings, but I think I would have lost that little bit of movement. The sun is over my left shoulder, high.

Place: 37 out of 294
Avg (all users): 6.0053
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 5.9067
Avg (non-participants): 6.0696
Views since voting: 797
Views during voting: 266
Votes: 190
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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10/03/2006 07:56:16 AM
Hello from the Critique Club,

There is no doubt that this image meets the challenge and your rotation and crop to put the strings leading from the corner made for a stronger leading line impact and helped this image break into the 6 scoring range. However, there is considerable pixelation in the strings and some movement visible as well (as you noted yourself in your comments). I think the image could have used just a bit more saturation for the sky (bump the blue color saturation only).

Your score probably suffered some from the standpoint that your leading lines were basically horizontal and didn't have a lot of depth to them. If you look at the top 10 images for this challenge, the voters seemed to like the images where the leading lines went deep into the image the most. All in all, the colors of the kite gave this image a different look to it and helped you achieve that coveted 6+ score. Congratulations!

Feel free to PM me if you have any questions regarding this critique.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/26/2006 10:56:58 AM
Nice vibrant colors. Love how the lines lead down to the tethering point from the chute.
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09/22/2006 04:02:35 PM
Definitely meets the challenge. Nice colours and contrast too.
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09/22/2006 07:28:12 AM
nice ! cool crop
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09/21/2006 05:23:10 PM
Very nice, vivid colors!
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09/20/2006 04:38:14 PM
This is fantastic. Not only do you have the bright colours, your composition is excellent. There is another similar parachute photo in the challenge but they don't have the diagonal composition like you do and it's not as pleasing as this.
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09/20/2006 03:28:20 PM
Whoa, I saw one just like this!? Wel, anyway I like them both.
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