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Challenge: Magazine Cover Revisited (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
Location: Georgia
Date: Mar 18, 2004
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000 sec
Galleries: Architecture
Date Uploaded: Mar 21, 2004

Everyone's favorite magazine about the North American hydroelectric industry....I used levels and unsharp mask, and followed John Setzler's helpful tutorial on creating sepia tones.

Place: 114 out of 147
Avg (all users): 5.0056
Avg (commenters): 4.5000
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Votes: 180
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/26/2004 03:42:25 PM
Like the sepia tones...
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03/24/2004 12:07:48 PM
First off I'm not familiar with this magazine so no idea what is normally on the cover or the subjects they write about. Secondly, the use of landscape mode, which I'm sure a magazine layout editor could still use but the composition does suggest a strong wide angle. I personally dont find much interest in the subject presented, but that's not to say that other people wouldnt either. I dont know the limitations you had while shooting, but as a suggestion - it may have been interesting to get a single tunnel/arch thingie and concentrated on that with the water coming through.
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03/24/2004 10:14:00 AM
Nice level of detail in the foreground, but I think you needed greater depth of field. The foreground water seems a bit overexposed... if you haven't already I would decrease the contrast levels in your camera so you can capture a greater dynamic range and increase the contrast back in Photoshop. The composition seems to lead the eye out of the shot, which is not a good thing here. The eye should be led to a point somewhere in the picture, preferably at one of the thirds junctions. Not quite sure why you went for a sepia look here. The trees in the background take away from your composition. Not sure what you wanted to achieve here in general.
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03/23/2004 05:14:24 AM
(I'm writing this to everyone who submitted a landscape shot) The challenge was to produce a shot worthy of a magazine cover but to me a shot like this is not suitable to be put on a "portrait" format magazine.

Due to forum discussions and accusations that marking landscapes down is nitpicking, I'm going through them and remarking. I still think some of the landscapes would not make good covers because of their orientation but I am no longer marking down because of that.
I still think landscape is inapropriate for the majority of magazines but I'll give the benefit of the doubt to the photographers.
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03/22/2004 03:26:36 PM
a little flat. would not have chosen sepia tone. otherwise nice entry...bravo for being a little different...
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03/22/2004 07:50:15 AM
Nice idea, but how many magazine covers use the landscape format?
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