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Hydroponic Waldo
Hydroponic Waldo

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Challenge: Where's Waldo? III (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Stories
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Great Meadow, NJ
Date: Jun 23, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 800
Galleries: Architecture, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Jun 24, 2007

big crop. calculations to b/w (multiply on 2 red channels), levels to brighten it a bit. sharpen.

Place: 97 out of 150
Avg (all users): 5.3211
Avg (commenters): 6.4000
Avg (participants): 5.1455
Avg (non-participants): 5.3926
Views since voting: 627
Views during voting: 328
Votes: 190
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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07/08/2007 01:53:25 PM
The demarcation is so strong it appears as if two photos have been stitched together. Disorienting and effective for keeping the eye off "Waldo" for an extra second or two.
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07/06/2007 02:43:53 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

An unusual composition. The photo is split into two seemingly unrelated halves. The right side is lighter and the view more expansive, so it tends to attract the eye more strongly even though it's a bit blurry. The left side has two strong diagonal lines that lead the eye back to the right side, and the person is positioned near the edge. All these combined together are very effective in hiding the person, which was the main idea of the challenge here. In that respect, wonderful job!

But as a photograph, this really doesn't work for me. The two halves are just too different, with nothing to unify them. Once I've "found waldo", the photo just doesn't hold my interest. Which is too bad, because the textures on the left side are great. If they continue to the left a bit, I think turning the camera a bit left so that the post and woman are on thirds would make a more compelling photo (although not hiding the person nearly so well).

You're an experienced photographer, so I assume you made a conscious choice here to take the less conventional approach. A lot of people like it; there are a lot of positive comments here. Kudos on a successful photo!
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07/03/2007 12:47:38 PM
I don't know what all that Post stuff means, but it adds up to a nice shot. Something about this picture is very engaging/intriguing. can't quite put my finger on it, but it makes me want to look at it more. It's one of those photos that doesn't seem like much, but in fact is very deep. This has that "it" factor (do not confuse with "wow" factor).

Message edited by author 2007-07-03 12:48:42.
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07/02/2007 01:07:57 PM
Aw, too bad I was your only ten. It deserved more. :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/29/2007 11:19:09 AM
All the details and objects in this photo are a little bewildering, but it works well to confuse the viewer so they can't find the waldo. Interesting shot!
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06/29/2007 12:53:25 AM
I like the way the DOF kinda plays with your mind on this one. Although, I wouldn't know it was a hydroponic green house without the title.
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06/27/2007 08:07:10 PM
Walking left past the hanging stuff. Bold division of left and right sides.
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06/27/2007 03:47:33 PM
Meets the challenge, with good tones throughout the image. The clear division of the image into left and right had an interesting effect on how I saw the image (in the end, I like it, it's quite effective).
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06/26/2007 08:32:47 PM
AHHHHH gorgeous composition!!!!!!
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06/26/2007 08:21:46 PM
Cool. Really busy, makes you want to look out into the field for Waldo/Waldina :D I think you've over-darkened the shadows though. But overall, an interesting entry to the challenge.
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06/26/2007 07:28:05 PM
Yes, I can find Waldo. I think overall theframing and the dof makes for a fascinating shot. Interesting and effective shallow dof
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06/26/2007 03:05:00 PM
I like the contrasting "shapes" between the two halves of the picture
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06/26/2007 09:34:07 AM
easy, bottom left corner.
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06/25/2007 02:03:35 PM
Good waldo, strange looking subject...
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06/25/2007 12:50:53 PM
Good curtain effect with the hoses. B&W is a good choice for this shot.
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06/25/2007 01:16:39 AM
Interesting, semi-abstract!
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