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Challenge: Negative Space (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 995
Location: Wadsworth, OH
Date: Sep 12, 2002
Aperture: f 5.9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/313
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 15, 2002

Lone duck, swimming in Silvercreek park, mid-afternoon with telephoto lens.

Statistics
Place: 69 out of 218
Avg (all users): 5.7585
Avg (commenters): 6.5625
Avg (participants): 5.7718
Avg (non-participants): 5.7471
Views since voting: 785
Votes: 323
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0


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09/23/2002 12:27:00 AM
Thanks for all of the interesting comments on this photo. I guess quite a few voters thought there might have been some Photoshop trickery. This duck was swimming in a swampy area, with lots of algae growing on the surface of the water. I agree that the result looks a little odd -- kinda like the duck is stuck in asphalt! No Photoshop tricks required here, just a duck swimming in a swamp looking for food......Alan
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/22/2002 11:35:00 PM
I don't understand the need for the admin. not here. I think that this is pretty self explanitory. The duck looks like it is swimming in a body of water that is overgrown with algea. maybe it's a real duck, maybe it's not, but does it matter? personally, I like it. great use of neg. space. good luck in the challenge. ~hbunch7187~
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09/21/2002 05:36:00 PM
WTF with this!! I had one of those administrator validations on a photo of mine once... absolutely mind boggling... can't wait to see your notes on this photo -10
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09/20/2002 02:53:00 PM
Very interesting. Glad it had an administrator note, or i would be wondering. Wait a minute, I am still wondering. How the heck? karmat
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09/20/2002 12:08:00 PM
The grass near the duck bill is a bit of a distraction. I know it would be quite hard to do with digital, but if you were able to get the duck a bit more 'siloetted' it would be a more powerful use of neg. space
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09/20/2002 11:53:00 AM
Wonderful texture in the water - I am almost more interested in the water than the duck. In that sense you could say the negative space is wowwing me, but at the same time the duck isn't strong enough balance against it, in the positive (for my tastes).
6, Kavey
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09/19/2002 04:45:00 PM
Wow. The plant matter on the surface is a little confusing, but the composition is great. 8
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09/18/2002 08:23:00 PM
is this photoshopped? it looks very weird.
09/18/2002 02:57:00 AM
That looks like nasty water. I wish that the shadow wasn't right across the middle of the shot. Good shot otherwise. 6
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09/17/2002 11:56:00 PM
great shot! It looks surreal
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09/17/2002 01:23:00 PM
Nice
09/16/2002 05:04:00 PM
This looks weirdly unnatural! 7 Jak
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09/16/2002 04:47:00 PM
Yuck! what's the duck swimming in? The negative space is alright.. that black stripe is distracting though
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09/16/2002 03:49:00 PM
Little dark for me, but not bad work. Good luck. Score 6 Justine
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09/16/2002 03:21:00 PM
Interesting image! The duck looks superimposed! The black strike across the right to the bottom is distracting. 4-Martin.
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09/16/2002 03:16:00 PM
I'm trying to make this out. The bottom half of the body seems to disappear into the gravel or asphalt. Interesting! Good luck in the challenge. Grayce aka Gracious
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09/16/2002 11:09:00 AM
I don't know if I like that big shadow coming across. But I LOVE this picture. This is really great. But what do I know - 9 inspzil...who else?
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09/16/2002 07:11:00 AM
Composition: 4
Lighting: 4
Appeal: 5, Total Rating 5 Sulamk


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