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"I'm being followed by a Moonshadow" [Night Shot]
"I'm being followed by a Moonshadow" [Night Shot]
NicNic101


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Brown Ribbon Deja Vu (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P5000
Location: front yard
Date: Feb 16, 2008
Galleries: Sky, Nature
Date Uploaded: Feb 16, 2008

Original Challenge: Night Shot - An Open Challenge using the Classic Editing rules. (which I did my best to follow! ;-D )

Original Challenge Dates: March 18 2002 - March 24 2002

Original Description: Grab your camera when the sun goes down, and take your best night shot! Keep in mind the importance of shutter speed and aperature value on this one.

Original idea by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' svaleda. This was the original Brown Ribbon Winner: Moon Shrubs' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/8/120/507.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/8/120/507.jpg', '/') + 1) . '


If you didn't realize yet, I was listening to Cat Steven's Moonshadow when I came across this one. So, of course, I had to follow 'the signs' being thrown at me!!! LOL :-D



Post Challenge:
UPDATE: BTW: I am not as pissed anymore thanks to the decent scores and wonderful comments left to me on my other challenge entries, IE: Peace & Pet Portrait III

***edit***I originally wrote a bunch of explicits here to show my anger, but I deleted them all and changed it to this more peaceful way of showing my discontent ---- Left me be the FIRST to say, I appreciate constructive critisicm, like amandalore & noraneko's comments. But as for the rest of you who have said:

"technically not much better than the original shot, this is as noisy . . . the original has more detail and was composed better. WHAT?! Noisy? (original) better composed? Are you out of your freakin mind / brain dead?!!!

"this looks awful. WHAT?! Are you a f*%&ing world famous photographer? I DON'T THINK SO. And neither am I, so you have NO RIGHT to say to ANYONE about ANYONE'S photographs, that they look awful.

"I dont feel this is much of an improvement on the original . . . (it's) unintersting" WHAT?! Get a life.
--
Now, I know I may piss a lot of people off by writing this. People who probably didn't even vote in this challenge, or voted but didn't even leave comments. But, guess what? I don't CARE. Because you people have pissed ME off. This is why for a while there I didn't even communicate with anyone from this forsaken site. All of the f*&%ing politics going on and shit. What a bunch of B.S.
Well, I really like & appreciate this shoot and photo. I had a great time photographing it and taking the time to edit it-- and here's my other point: how come whenever I do actually, really try in a challenge I get sh!t scores and rude comments???? Please explain that to me.
I've thought about harshly criticisng some photos, but I do/did not because I don't want to come off like some of you ****** did to me. Maybe I should though. Nah, I think I'll keep my head up and doing my own thing. AND forget about the rest of you.

+as *was* posted on my profile: [i]***i need to vent something for a second: some people on this site are just plain rude. which, in turn, makes me NOT want to enter challenges, NOT want to converse with anyone here, NOT want to vote, and NOT want to leave comments -- to anyone!***

UPDATE: BTW: I am not as pissed anymore thanks to the decent scores and wonderful comments left to me on my other challenge entries, IE: Peace & Pet Portrait III



~ Hem nalina hem mihina

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02/29/2008 02:55:23 AM
Originally posted by NicNic101:

the lower left 'distraction' is actually the outline of the rear-end of a car, which, the moon is shining off of.


I thought that, and it still distracts. And if you can't see the noise in your shot see an ophtalmologist.
If you don't want honest comments on your pics don't post them here. Goodbye.
02/29/2008 01:06:03 AM
It is extremely poor 'sportsmanship' to visit peoples images and be rude to them just because they took the time to make a comment on your image that you didn't like.

I suggest you grow up and start seeing that everything I and each other member on DPC say is OUR OWN HUMBLE OPINION, when that opinion doesn't agree with yours that doesn't then give you the right to visit your commenters entries and be rude to them.

Message edited by author 2008-02-29 01:07:10.
02/29/2008 12:15:27 AM
I was trying to be constructive.
and I was being honest.

i didnt give you a 1 if thats what you think.
02/29/2008 12:06:16 AM
the lower left 'distraction' is actually the outline of the rear-end of a car, which, the moon is shining off of.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/27/2008 05:02:48 PM
This shot seems to soft to my eyes.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/27/2008 01:32:10 PM
Kind of grainy and not a lot of contrast. I can't locate the original brownie to compare it to.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/23/2008 09:08:30 AM
Now this is a true tribute. For some reason, though, I like it, despite lack of much depth, etc. So I'm giving you a decent score just for initial good impression.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/22/2008 08:28:35 PM
not sure if you're referring to this photo: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/8/120/507.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/8/120/507.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' but I'm going to assume yes.

as for this photo, I think that the glare (I'm not sure what it is) in the bottom left destracts from the photo - it's advanced editing - you could clone it out. I think you could have gotten a cleaner shot of the moon too, maybe by using a higher aperture, or faster shutter speed - or a tripod if you didn't use one. I like your composition and I would like to see this shot done again - it has real potential.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/22/2008 03:03:41 PM
The lower left reflection distracts
02/22/2008 11:10:27 AM
Sorry, but this looks awful.
The grain, partly posterized, the under exposure.
Keep practicing, usually i read a few novels every once in a while to remind me everything about my camera, and exposure, lighting and composition. It really does help
02/22/2008 08:37:33 AM
To be honest I dont feel this is much of an improvement on the original. Yes, yours is in focus (I think) but it is still unintersting and the line on the left handside is quite distracting
02/22/2008 05:02:21 AM
technically not much better than the original shot, this is as noisy. the reflection distracts, moon is blown. the original has more detail and was composed better.


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