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Challenge: Technology II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Albany, NY
Date: Oct 2, 2007
Aperture: f9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/220
Galleries: Urban, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Oct 2, 2007

Several adjustment layers w/layer masks

Place: 81 out of 156
Avg (all users): 5.2926
Avg (commenters): 7.5714
Avg (participants): 4.9231
Avg (non-participants): 5.4878
Views since voting: 613
Views during voting: 299
Votes: 188
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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10/16/2007 10:06:28 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

Hi Dave,

Well, you got a bunch of really positive comments, as well as a mass of votes in 4/5 space. A 7.57 avg for commenators is pretty good. You really hit a cord with a few people, but not many. Not much below, and with good reason - there isn;t much to dislike.

Its an interesting take to critique - as my eye moves over I personally pass from being really engaged to not very interested at all. Lets consider this. The subject and foreground is superb - there is a sense of movement, and action, and power - lovely lines and swirling dust. Would have liked to see more of the workers face - maybe with soem sweat and a grimace, but understand that you couldn't engineer these things. The near-background of the cars, especially the blow-out on the hood is an annoying distraction, and the far-bacvkground is a lto of negative space that doesn't really add value. I think you got a positive reponse from those who dwelt on your foreground and subject.

What could make this a better image? Not too much considerign the circumstances it was made in. Fo mysefl I would have cropped the top off, and tried to burn the hood of the car and the pole.

It is my hope that these insights are helpful and constructive. Please feel free to PM me if you have any questions regarding this critique. And please remember to mark it "Helpful" if you found it so. Good luck with future challenges.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2007 10:01:11 PM
The steam gives this a dreamy look that contrasts with the hard work being done.
10/06/2007 04:03:39 PM
I love it. One can feel and hear the noise and vibrations. 9.
10/06/2007 02:53:48 PM
Love the bright orange against the dull backround. Great contrast created by that.
10/05/2007 08:05:08 PM
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/04/2007 11:55:29 PM
Great picture, love the dust, 7.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/04/2007 10:28:56 PM
Love the flying dust. It makes the picture. I can almost hear the noise of that cutting wheel.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2007 06:36:09 PM
great capture
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2007 04:27:04 AM
For some reason, I REALLY like this picture!
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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