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Challenge: Free Study 2007-04 (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8-4.0 Aspherical DG for Canon
Location: Dauphin Island, AL
Date: Apr 22, 2007
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1500
Galleries: Digital Art, Children
Date Uploaded: Apr 24, 2007

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Really not a lot of "expert" editing here other than the seagulls.

Place: 145 out of 573
Avg (all users): 6.0941
Avg (commenters): 6.6000
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Views since voting: 1737
Views during voting: 324
Votes: 170
Comments: 9
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06/14/2007 08:06:48 PM
I really like this shot. And I like the addition of the seagulls.
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05/08/2007 09:48:30 PM
by karmat

Compositionally, I really like this shot. I like how the "background" elements of the shots are "layered" in various colors and textures, going from the light colored textured rocks, to the solid bluish tones of the water, to the bluish tones of the sky to the lighter, textured clouds at the top. This sets up a nice "backdrop" for your subject. I also like how she is located in the left side of the frame and facing in. The only thing I don't like are the birds. At first I thought they were crows. While I'm sure that that is a natural environment for such a bird, it really doesn't look like they belong there, and makes it look like she has "bird stalkers" or something.

Technically, I love the colors in this. At first the yellowish of the uppermost clouds kinda of bothered me because they looked "dingy." But, the more I looked at the shot, the more it was okay because the yellow tones contrast nicely with the blues of the water and sky and the pink of her shirt. I think the bold colors really make this shot.

If I need to further clarify or explain myself, please feel free to contact me.


PS -- I see now that you mentioned the seagulls in your comments. If you added them, I really and truly think the shot would be better without them. :) If you didn't add them, I would recommend taking them out. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/05/2007 06:42:54 PM
great color and good contrast.
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05/05/2007 06:11:26 PM
I'm not so keen on the background, but it's a lovely capture of Katie:)
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05/02/2007 12:28:46 PM
Nicely composed.
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05/01/2007 03:36:42 PM
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05/01/2007 12:25:01 PM
haunting... the colors are glorious... I love the unreal, fantasy feel to the shot. Very beautiful!
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05/01/2007 09:13:07 AM
Love the sky and birds. The lighting seems a touch harsh. The pop of pink from her shirt is a nice compliment to the otherwise neutral and cool tones. This would be an interesting study in black and white as well. 6
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05/01/2007 01:05:03 AM
Very nicely edited and put together. I think having the same kind of details in the bird that you have on the girl would balance it better but I love what you did here.
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