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Viva! Cinco de Mayo
Viva! Cinco de Mayo

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Cultural Events (Basic Editing)
Camera: Sony HDR-HC3
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: May 5, 2007
Aperture: F/4
ISO: 100?
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Performance, Traditional Art
Date Uploaded: May 6, 2007

I took many pictures in Old Town San Diego on Cinco de Mayo. This appealed to me the best without being too busy, as the pictures showing the festival signs were. I'm still using my camcorder stills until I get a better camera. Cropped, resized brightened, sharpened.

Place: 53 out of 90
Avg (all users): 5.2441
Avg (commenters): 5.8182
Avg (participants): 5.1795
Avg (non-participants): 5.2558
Views since voting: 738
Views during voting: 357
Votes: 254
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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06/06/2007 08:08:24 PM
lol still using your camcorder... I'm sure you will see a world of difference once you get your new camera.

Great symmetry with your subjects and I like the colorful background!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/14/2007 09:14:28 AM
i love the lighting and shadowing.the banners in the background add really nice color to the image!
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05/14/2007 09:10:25 AM
great colors but really need a big dose of flash.
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05/12/2007 07:17:19 PM
Though it's on my top 5 list but it would be more nice if the audience take more part of ur photo
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05/10/2007 07:50:34 AM
i like his sombrero! cool picture i wish i was there.
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05/10/2007 01:01:07 AM
enjoy the composition, only complaint is it is a tad soft
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05/09/2007 10:38:29 PM
I think that this is more of a memory shot than a submission picture. There are spectators at the bottom of the image that take away from the actual potential that this image has. There are people in the background that makes the view look there. IMO there are to many distracting objects in this image.

Looks like you had a good time though.

Good Luck
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05/09/2007 09:37:51 PM
Unfortunately, I don't think the lighting is working in your favour.
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05/09/2007 02:28:07 PM
unfortunately your lighting of the prime subjects on stage did not work well in this shot, I've found that an electronic fill flash (a really really long one!) helps me get these kinds of difficult shots, it is however well focused
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05/09/2007 12:42:41 PM
yet another holiday snapshot of the same festival. Did anyone on this challenge go to anything except cinco de mayo?
Seems a bit blurred, the crowd is distracting.
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05/09/2007 10:30:46 AM
not very sharp ... wish you'd gotten closer to bring out the details in their costumes
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05/09/2007 07:53:29 AM
The band seems a bit shadowed. If you could do a reshoot, I suggest perhaps cropping up a bit to remove the crowd of heads, and exposing for the shadows.
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