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Anger for the storm
Anger for the storm

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Challenge: Street Photography (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Torregaveta
Date: Feb 13, 2007
Aperture: F/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Black and White, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Feb 15, 2007

rotation and crop, levels,curves, black and white with chanel mixer, contrast,usm

Place: 117 out of 288
Avg (all users): 5.7054
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
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Views since voting: 647
Views during voting: 356
Votes: 224
Comments: 9
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03/03/2007 07:39:47 PM
Hi, Greetings from the Critique Club:

Composition: I can understand why you have kept so much sky (because of the sign) but I feel there is so much that has been lost. The vacant area really takes the viewer out of the image. You basically want to keep the viewer trained on your image for as long as you can. The activity in the foreground is great but due to the technicals, it is lost. Therefore, the viewer starts looking for other areas in the image. The waves are great...and I feel the image could really take on a whole new perspective if you cropped to the man in white and his surrounds as per the thumbnail below. Can you now see the lights have given the image a strong diagonal and the man directs the viewer up to the activity of the wave. There is no lost information or areas in the image.

Technical: Whilst I am not one to stick to the rules of the histogram curve, I do feel there is way to much dark in this image for the subject. I can't even read the sign properly and I definitely can't see the expression on the peoples faces. I can see some expression through their movement but it doesn't tell me much of the story. There are too many blanks in the storyline. If your tonage was a bit lighter it would lend better but I feel you were concerned about blowing out the water and that is why you went in this direction.

Overall: I think this image has a lot to offer but has been let down in some general areas. Your tonage and composition range was huge and you had a lot think about at the time of the capture. You handled it well but I feel there is a lot of room for improvement.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/23/2007 05:33:54 AM
Nice capture, but I think that you lost a good deal of interesting detail in the sky with you conversion to black and white. I really like the scene here, but the shadow over the eyes of the subject is very distracting. I like the feel of anger from both he and mother nature, but that shadow really hurt.
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02/20/2007 11:50:13 AM
a very challenging shot. the white of the waves and the black of the persons lost details. May be getting closer could have helped?
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02/20/2007 09:41:11 AM
very nice, what a great background
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02/19/2007 07:20:28 PM
seems like hes waveing rather than angry at something :P
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02/19/2007 02:08:03 PM
Very nice
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02/19/2007 01:13:54 PM
Great capture, the sky is just incredible as are the waves. Really nice composition and clarity and sharpness are right on. Nice shot.
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02/19/2007 08:26:03 AM
Nicely done. Good background.
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02/19/2007 04:37:53 AM
lacks of detail in the shadows, a closer crop could have been more interesting
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