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Too Tall
Too Tall

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Challenge: Shapes (Advanced Editing I*)
Camera: Kodak DX4330
Location: McKinleyville, CA.
Date: Dec 3, 2003
Galleries: Architecture
Date Uploaded: Dec 3, 2003

The worlds tallest totem pole is located in McKinleyville California. It is carved from a 500 year old Redwood, 160 feet tall.

Place: 124 out of 125
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12/19/2003 12:36:14 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

This photo certainly captures the immense height of this totem pole. But it only hints at its beauty; there just isn't much detail towards the top. I can't say for sure why. It seems a bit washed out, so the exposure may not have been correct; the difference between the pole and the sky makes this very tricky. Or it could be the jpeg artifacts; you should set your camera to the highest quality image setting. It means less photos can fit on your memory card, but they will look a lot better. Poor focus is another possibility.

Several people commented that you have too much negative space around the subject. The only comment that approved of it is my own! And I still like it; it shows off the shape and emphasizes the height. So you have conflicting opinions; choose the one that pleases you the most!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/14/2003 09:21:13 PM
Cool Totem pole (lose the date on pic though)-- really distracts-- could have been alot better without it and getting a little closer
12/14/2003 04:50:57 PM
Good subject. I like the negative space and I don't really mind it being tilted. But I do wish it was clearer; the low quality compression certainly doesn't help.
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12/13/2003 04:29:13 PM
Should have turned of the date stamp on the camera. That ruined this picture.
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12/12/2003 06:19:03 PM
The date on the photo is distracting, and I would like to see the ground - it would make me believe how tall this statue is. Otherwise I like the idea.
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12/09/2003 07:46:10 PM
Date on the bottom right dsitracting
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12/09/2003 02:30:37 PM
I bet you took this photo on december 3 :)
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12/09/2003 01:25:44 AM
The date on the image is really bad looking. Do you know how to turn this off on your camera? :)
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12/09/2003 12:45:59 AM
interesting photo, however the date stamp is highly distracting
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12/08/2003 11:25:21 PM
You will probably get many comments on the yellow text over your image. It is really oooops you should try to avoid. You could have edit it out in this challenge (it was legal). The object is interesting, but has way too much space around it for it to really stand out. I would suggest moving closer or zooming in a bit towards the top. Image could also use a bit of brightening.
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12/08/2003 01:22:58 PM
Take the time stamp off please, it's taking points from your grade.
To much negative space, and the space isn't good looking, just some grey sky.
To little details, either let people see it, or forget them, don't tease the viewer.
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12/08/2003 10:02:58 AM
Turn off the date stamp!!
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12/08/2003 10:00:00 AM
An interesting photo, but too much sky, not enough detail in the pole. Perhaps a very tight crop would help. The date stamp totally ruins the photo.
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12/08/2003 04:55:05 AM
Sorry, but the date stamp on this photo totally ruins it.
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