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Pierce the Sun.
Pierce the Sun.

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Challenge: Free Study 2007-04 (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8400
Location: Island of Berder, France
Date: Apr 9, 2007
Aperture: unrecorded
ISO: 100
Shutter: unrecorded
Galleries: Black and White, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Apr 28, 2007

We were all children on this day - The last day of our vacation on the little known island of Berder off the coast of Brittany, we had nothing to do to occupy our time so spun purpose from imagination and decicated ourself seriously construction a driftwood shelter on the rocky coastline.

Place: 214 out of 573
Avg (all users): 5.8713
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.8182
Avg (non-participants): 6.0000
Views since voting: 808
Views during voting: 230
Votes: 171
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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05/11/2007 10:09:29 AM
Hi from the Critique Club

I like the spirit of this shot and it is a very good use of Black & White.
I think that improvement could be made by
1. having a straight horizon however you may not wish to conform to that rule and this may reflect your individualism
2. Move to your camera right and down so as to knock out the leaves near the sun and to the right hand edge. I think this would also lift the shadow off the chest of the guy on the right.
3. There is something not quite right with the sun it almost looks like two shots have been used and as there is no info as to how this shot was edited it is a little hard to say what you could do to improve it.

In general I like the shot. You did not make the most of the 200kb file size and may have lost a little detail in the shadow for it. Nice definition to the contours of muscle to guy on right which is why the shadow across the chest is disappointing.
The DOF is very good and the focus is just about spot on for this shot.
I think it is just a mater of a slightly different angle would have made a real difference to the overall composition and feel of the image.

I notice that you are intending to get a D70. Good luck, I am sure you will not be disappointed. Then you may enter a few more challenges. I am keen to see more of your shots
Good luck
Regards Rose
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05/09/2007 02:52:29 AM
elle est incroyable cette photo. 5.8....ouais le monde sait pas de quoi il parle sur ce site des fois.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2007 12:30:29 PM
Nice composition!
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05/04/2007 02:27:27 PM
Since this is expert I think it would have been perfectly fine to clone out the branches on the left and right side. Other tan that, I like it. I really like the gradient of the sky and great contrast.
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05/02/2007 01:18:35 PM
Great contre jour, I like the line used to frame the boy on the left and the definition of the right guy's muscles
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05/02/2007 10:33:00 AM
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