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Dock Blues
Dock Blues

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Challenge: High Contrast II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Umstead Park, Raleigh, NC
Date: Oct 3, 2006
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Water
Date Uploaded: Oct 3, 2006

I went on a couple shoots just for this challenge with not much in mind. I got a bunch of shots that fit this challenge; the hard part was choosing the right one. I asked many friends which one was their favorite and they where all different. So I went against them all and choose this one. We'll see how it does.

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10/16/2006 01:21:19 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

Hi Aaron,

This is a technically sound shot, that really doesn't move me. I do like your choice of textured, warper wood to convey the high-contrast; and think that you have done an excellent job on the editting here. The deck however makes up less than half of your image. You have a good idea here that needs to be taken further to produce a really engaging image. A lower point-of-view (POV) may have given a more interesting perspective, or perhaps the application of some standard photographic guidelines, such as the rule of thirds and leading lines.

I have always found the following articles on composition very useful: //ronbigelow.com/articles/adv_comp/adv_comp.htm . I do not have 'the artistic eye' so I do my best to apply these concepts in the hoep that understanding of why the work will coem to me.

It is my hope that these insights are helpful and constructive. Please feel free to PM me if you have any questions regarding this critique. And please remember to mark it "Helpful" if you found it so. Good luck with future challenges.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/06/2006 11:28:16 AM
Nice texture showing on the dock.
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10/05/2006 07:57:24 AM
Great title - nice capture
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10/04/2006 09:38:09 AM
love the blue and black. . .was kind of hoping the dock would be a little warmer (less harsh)to go along with the dark and peaceful water.
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