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Greetings from the Seashore
Greetings from the Seashore

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Challenge: Postcard II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: Nov 15, 2006
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Animals, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Nov 15, 2006

Ghost crab on beach in morning. Shadows/dodging on crab. Marquee tool to crop oval. Layer letters to let sand show through from behind.

Place: 176 out of 266
Avg (all users): 5.5276
Avg (commenters): 6.6250
Avg (participants): 5.4400
Avg (non-participants): 5.6162
Views since voting: 691
Views during voting: 348
Votes: 199
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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11/29/2006 10:08:11 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

This is so cute! I Really like the idea and the concept. Layering the letters was a great idea but not sure about the font used or the color of the solid area. Just seems off for some reason. Maybe something a little lighter on the color and a little fancier on the font.

As for the picture, LOL! I love pictures of these guys and this is a great one. Nice composition and colors on the crab. The sharpness is a bit soft but other than that this is a great overall shot. The average score is probably more from the blue coloring than the shot itself.

Hope my comments help and good luck in future challenges.

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11/27/2006 10:27:31 AM
This definitely feels like a touristy postcard. :) I think it lacks some "pop," and I'm not sure what to suggest. Either way, though, a fine entry.
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11/27/2006 09:30:10 AM
Yeah Team Novice! Way to go!! I gave this a 10 and didn't even know it was one of ours. Good work.

P.S. I like the way you have the sand showing though the text and border. I didn't notice that before I read your comment. The only suggestion I have is to modify the envelope for the text distortion. I'd like to see the exterior edge (bottom of Charleston, and top of Crabby) straight and parallel to the edge of the card. I like the interior edge curving around the oval window.

Message edited by author 2006-11-27 09:39:18.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/24/2006 07:09:31 PM
Amusing, well done
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11/24/2006 03:24:02 PM
Very cute - I can definitely see this as a postcard in some seaside tourist shack.
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11/24/2006 03:05:51 AM
O, Look! Here it is the day after Thanksgiving and this is my first sighting of Sandy Claws! :}
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11/22/2006 10:49:22 PM
4 - Like the concept. Like to have seen the state put in somewhere, but fairly minor. More important is the color of the matting/frame isn't enhancing the crab in my opinion. Don't mind the font choice, but the font 'distortion' is not exaggerated enough to give it the punch I imagine you were intending. The oval shape seems a bit off (tilted and compositionally), but could be intentional, so again, perhaps exaggerating that a little more might have given this an edge.
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11/22/2006 09:59:52 AM
very nice. i love the added humor.
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11/21/2006 02:42:43 PM
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11/20/2006 12:10:23 PM
Love it! Love everything about it: the humor, the photo, the graphics, the message. I'd buy it.
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11/20/2006 10:45:32 AM
Fun & whimsical! I like it!
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11/20/2006 05:19:57 AM
Not liking that border
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