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Froggy Morning
Froggy Morning

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Challenge: Negative Space (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D1X
Location: Malibu, CA
Date: Sep 14, 2002
Aperture: F-10
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 15, 2002


Place: 60 out of 218
Avg (all users): 5.9028
Avg (commenters): 6.8519
Avg (participants): 5.9241
Avg (non-participants): 5.8851
Views since voting: 988
Votes: 319
Comments: 33
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/21/2003 08:23:32 AM
Oops - re my review below...
That would be the two birds at the LEFT! I always did have a problem with Left and Right!
09/23/2002 02:42:00 AM
What a truely awsome image... one of my all time favs on DPC...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/22/2002 09:01:00 PM
I really like this image. The fog and the reflection on the water really work well for me. And of course I like punny titles. I think the idea is a 10, but there's not quite enough going on here for a 10, so it's a 9 for me. chrisab.
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09/22/2002 07:47:00 PM
Good use of neg space. Good luck in the challenge! Grayce aka Gracious
09/22/2002 02:44:00 AM
I like how the mist and everything looks. It looks way murky out there. Great light to. 9
09/21/2002 11:28:00 PM
Cool image
09/21/2002 12:35:00 PM
The grey background is very atmospheric and I like the limited objects - especially the repetitive nature of the two brds at the right and the way they are balanced by the shrub to the back right.
8, Kavey
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09/20/2002 03:29:00 PM
crop the left-most bird and you have a real nice shot with a real clear focal point
09/19/2002 10:43:00 PM
I found the negative space immediately around the silhouetted bird interesting; a tighter crop woudl have made a better photo. Sure there is a lot of negative space in this photo, but I don't think it is used effectively. I find that it detracts from your photos potential beauty. 3, just-married
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09/19/2002 11:03:00 AM
Wetlands perspective....
09/19/2002 07:24:00 AM
I love this--my favourite sort of shot--reminds me of those early mornings near the lagoon--lovely reflections great shot---andrewm
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09/18/2002 04:43:00 PM
09/18/2002 03:22:00 PM
Very froggy! :-) The vastness of this gives a feeling of emptyness to me, or loneliness. I like the simplicity of it, as well. karmat
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09/18/2002 03:14:00 PM
very nice :-)
09/18/2002 01:51:00 AM
Very nice
09/17/2002 10:43:00 PM
I'm sure you've heard this by now...AMAZING! I love it and would be suprised if you are not on the top 5 with this shot. 10 zadore
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09/17/2002 10:39:00 PM
Reminds me of my favorite "fishin hole", Might look a little better with the bottom croped up a bit.
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09/17/2002 11:27:00 AM
Good negative space. It is a tad cluttered, though. 7
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09/17/2002 05:23:00 AM
Awesome... (10)
09/17/2002 05:18:00 AM
I really like this shot. And the negative space thing is working for you IMO. wtg
09/17/2002 04:52:00 AM
"his must be London (because of the fog)" :-) don´t worry about the comment it´s local humour
09/16/2002 11:41:00 PM
very nice. peaceful.
09/16/2002 08:18:00 PM
Beautiful shot - well composed.
09/16/2002 07:56:00 PM
where are the frogs? lol

09/16/2002 07:53:00 PM
Froggy? or Foggy? Are those frogs? or are they hunting for frogs? ...
Anywya... Nice shot.
09/16/2002 07:33:00 PM
I'm not sure what causes all those lines on so many digital photos, but it sure spoils an interesting photo.
09/16/2002 05:09:00 PM
nice job trying to shoot a hard situation. fog is never easy to photograph
09/16/2002 04:06:00 PM
Total stillness. Really atmospheric. But if i was being picky... tighter composure of the shot to remove the smaller bird in the grassy / reedy bit would have made even more of that all important negative space. but I guess you'd have had to have waited for the birds to move a bit first! cool photo though.
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09/16/2002 03:58:00 PM
Little to tight of a crop on the left, but his is sooooooooooo nice. Good work. Good luck. Score 7 Jusitne
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09/16/2002 10:19:00 AM
You have a problem with 'crystalisation', where the jpeg compression has put bands of colour across the image. I'd also zoom in a bit, to get rid of the island in the top right.
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09/16/2002 05:10:00 AM
Composition: very nice but very busy 6
Lighting: good6,
Appeal: 7, Total Rating 6 Sulamk
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09/16/2002 12:53:00 AM
This is the first photo that came up on my screen to vote on and I've been looking at it for a long time, especially since there has been a lot of discussion concerning the defination of negative space. Definately lots of negative space. The fog gives it a moody effect. But for some reason, the birds (your positive) doesn't seem to relate to the negative. I don't really know if this is necessary. My mind wants to put a lonely boat in the middle of the water/fog. I gave it a 9 for making me think too hard. :-)
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09/16/2002 12:46:00 AM
Spooky atmosphere, nice detail of birds' reflections. I would have preferred just one bird as I think there is a little too much to look at. Also, I get shades of green on my monitor, but perhaps my mointor is just crap.
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