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On a cloudy day, the sun is hiding, but the flowers are shining
On a cloudy day, the sun is hiding, but the flowers are shining
superdave


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2007-02 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Date: Feb 28, 2007
Aperture: 8.9
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Feb 28, 2007

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Statistics
Place: 190 out of 624
Avg (all users): 5.9133
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
Avg (participants): 5.8889
Avg (non-participants): 6.0000
Views since voting: 815
Views during voting: 243
Votes: 173
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0


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05/02/2007 01:29:34 PM
Positives:
Perspective and lighting are the strengths of this composition. Generally decent technicals and good composition.

Technicals:
Sharpness and lighting are generally good, especially in the clouds. It is very easy to allow overexposed areas in clouds... you didn't. Lighting on the tulips brought out detail that is the main attraction of the composition. The drama of the background clouds supports the image very well. The application of the rule of thirds adds to the visual interest of the image, especially since there is cloud balance of the right side.

The shadows generated by lighting on the tulips creates some distracting shadows. White might not be the best tulip color for this composition.

The Challenge:
Voters look for technical quality and "wow" factor in free study challenges. Your image has both which is why it scored above this challenge's average and the overall DPC average.

If looking for a reason why the image did not top 6 look no further than the slightly harsh shadows on the tulips and their white color.

Suggestions:
Reduce the intensity of shadows on the tulips. There are many ways you could chose to do that. If you have a different colored tulips try a re-shoot to see how it will stand out against the clouds. (Yes, I realize clouds will be different in a re-shoot. LOL!!!)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/02/2007 01:24:12 PM
Positives:
Perspective and lighting are the strengths of this composition. Generally decent technicals and good composition.

Technicals:
Sharpness and lighting are generally good, especially in the clouds. It is very easy to allow overexposed areas in clouds... you didn't. Lighting on the tulips brought out detail that is the main attraction of the composition. The drama of the background clouds supports the image very well. The application of the rule of thirds adds to the visual interest of the image, especially since there is cloud balance of the right side.

The shadows generated by lighting on the tulips creates some distracting shadows. White might not be the best tulip color for this composition.

The Challenge:
Voters look for technical quality and "wow" factor in free study challenges. Your image has both which is why it scored above this challenge's average and the overall DPC average.

If looking for a reason why the image did not top 6 look no further than the slightly harsh shadows on the tulips and their white color.

Suggestions:
Reduce the intensity of shadows on the tulips. There are many ways you could chose to do that. If you have a different colored tulips try a re-shoot to see how it will stand out against the clouds. (Yes, I realize clouds will be different in a re-shoot. LOL!!!)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/06/2007 10:13:15 PM
Beautiful shot, love the colors and the sky is incredible. Love your editing as well. Nice work.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/05/2007 07:31:12 AM
I like this, especilly the composition.....
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/02/2007 11:45:59 AM
Wow.. I like this. The lighting looks great...with the ominous feel of the impending storm. Well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/02/2007 12:58:56 AM
I know that taking a shot like that is not so easy (I tried) nice pic 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/01/2007 11:37:56 PM
Nice capture - Great clouds.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/01/2007 07:30:11 PM
Nice composition, dramatic sky. great shot.
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