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Halloween Sunrise
Halloween Sunrise

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Landscape in Portrait Orientation (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Kennesaw, GA
Date: Oct 31, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2006

This photo was taken outside my front door as I was walking my daughter to the bus stop. Used the sstandard automatic settings on my Canon Digital Rebel. No additional editing was done to the photo. The original photo is clearer. This was my first submission to DP Challenge and had trouble getting the file size smaller and may have increased the pixelation.

Place: 188 out of 308
Avg (all users): 5.1847
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.1200
Avg (non-participants): 5.2177
Views since voting: 636
Views during voting: 310
Votes: 222
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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11/14/2006 07:50:03 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club: I have been assigned your photo to critique and here are my thoughts:

Personal Reaction: My initial reaction to your photo was positive. I liked the composition and colors. From your comments, this had to be a pleasant morning and I can feel that in your photo. Scoring above 5 on your first challenge is very good, a fine accomplishment in and of itself. Congratulations!

Composition: Composition is good. I like how the clouds lead my eye into the photo. I like the negative space around the trees.

Technicals: Color is good but feels a little dull. I attribute this to the post processing. (See below.) Contrast good. DoF good. Focus good. Lighting is good, but possible a little dark.

Conclusions: Where this image falls down is in post processing. You mentioned in your comments you had trouble getting the image sized correctly. It is about 24K where the limit is 150K. This results in the pixilation you can see. While it is Photoshop specific, this tutorial will help you better understand how to resize your photos for DPC: //www.dpchallenge.com/tutorial.php?TUTORIAL_ID=26. Also remember to convert your color space to sRGB before saving for DPC. This will maximize color fidelity.

As always, this is my personal opinion. Feel free to PM me if you’d like further dialog.
11/08/2006 03:14:54 PM
Have a look at this

 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/03/2006 07:58:51 PM
Wow! That is a dramatic sky!
11/03/2006 01:48:40 PM
Meets Challenge:2
11/03/2006 02:54:16 AM
Very nice shot
11/03/2006 12:05:44 AM
Lovely cloud formations and lighting. 7
11/01/2006 03:45:23 PM
Wow, very dramatic sky. Looks a little pixelated though. Was this enlarged from a smaller file?
11/01/2006 03:28:09 PM
Beautiful boiling clouds...well captured and processed
11/01/2006 08:42:22 AM
nice picture, not that sharp though
11/01/2006 02:40:21 AM
Helluva cloud formation :-)

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