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Challenge: Leading Lines III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Edinburgh
Date: Sep 18, 2006
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/3sec
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 18, 2006

Cropped, adjusted curves and levels with adjustment layers, neat image to tidy up some of the grain.

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10/03/2006 02:02:01 AM
::: Critique Club ::: [The Saj]

First Impressions: Ah...a violin


Composition: Composition leaves me a bit mixed. The DOF is so shallow that there is minimal detail to focus on. Further parts of the violin become mostly colored blurs.

Subject: The subject, "violin", is a beautiful instrument. However, I find the colored strings to be extremely distracting.

Technical (Colour, focus, and light): Color tones is nice. The focus leaves a bit to be desired. Lighting is well done.


To improve?: Increase the depth of field. Desaturates the magentas, reds, cyans to see if you can reduce the colors of the strings.

Summary: Not a bad endeavor but not very strong. As it was for the challenge "leading lines" I would have expected the lines to have been a stronger focus. Where as it stands now they are blurred and secondary to the photo.


It is my hope that these insights are helpful, and constructive. If you have any questions regarding this critique, please feel free to PM me. Also feel free to PM me with any feedback on this critique. And please remember to mark it "Helpful" if you found it so.

- Jason "The Saj"
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/23/2006 01:24:40 AM
You may like it this way, but I don't think there's enough focus here. Just a matter of my personal taste I think.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/22/2006 11:01:58 PM
Wow, something that isn't an overpass or traintracks....good job!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/21/2006 11:57:14 PM
Too narrow DOF.
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09/21/2006 07:15:37 PM
Needs more dof, but nice shot. Do you play?
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09/21/2006 10:29:58 AM
Great DOF
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09/20/2006 12:39:05 PM
you could have done better compositionally
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