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Sunset Meal
Sunset Meal

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Challenge: Silhouettes (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Satu Mare, Romania
Date: Apr 12, 2004
Aperture: 5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0,0025
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 13, 2004


Place: 117 out of 169
Avg (all users): 5.0199
Avg (commenters): 4.7500
Avg (participants): 4.8889
Avg (non-participants): 5.1720
Views since voting: 1026
Votes: 201
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/30/2004 01:59:41 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Composition: Wonderfully composed, the brightness of the right horse's mane pulls the eye towards the pair. The matching curves of the horses' backs is very pleasing. The dark background helps to pull the eye towards the highlights on their backs. The cropping is interesting, the way that the subjects are offset. I'm not sure if I'd like to see more of the empty area to the left, isolating the horses more or if I'd like to see it cropped closer.

Background: The darkness of the back makes the subjects pop the forefront. The velvety grass is a great tone/texture to offset their coats.

Camera Work: (Focus/DOF/Exposure) - the focus is crisp and feels right for this shot. DOF and exposure are very good.

Post Processing: The color/saturation/contrast is perfectly appropriate for this shot. If this were not for a silhouette challenge, I might like to see a little bit more detail of the right horse's head, at least a little more highlight on the eyes and brow area.

The Challenge: A nice change from the other challenge entries that were pure silhouette with very little subject detail. It's a wonderful shot in that the left horse is the silhouette, a virtual shadow of the right horse.

My Opinion: A beautifully peaceful shot with nice detail and an easy comfortable feel. I love how the sun hits the right horse's back and we can see the texture of the coat and contours of it's back and legs.

Please let me know if these comments are helpful. If you have any other comments or questions please feel free to PM me.
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04/26/2004 01:15:09 AM
Great image as usual. I gave this a 9. Thanks for the reminder to add you back to my favorite photographer list which I am in the process of redoing.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/25/2004 08:21:47 PM
Lovely composition and cropping/framing. I like the position of the horses in the frame and the angle of the light. I do wish it were just a bit lighter behind the horses, though.
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04/25/2004 04:31:31 PM
Nice idea, just the black backdrop mars it a little for me.
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04/23/2004 11:44:06 AM
I really like this pic but don't feel it meets the challenge well, the horses appear to be sidelit rather than backlit silhouettes, raised a point on second viewing
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04/19/2004 04:17:31 PM
Your horses are kind of blending with the dark background.
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04/19/2004 01:21:01 PM
The dark behing the animals is nice as it the lighting on the grass. The biggest detractor for me is that there are 2 horses and it is difficult to seperate them graphically.
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04/19/2004 11:53:46 AM
Nice shot. Not much of a silhouette though. I like the lighting and composition.
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04/19/2004 04:50:32 AM
not really a silhouette
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04/19/2004 04:27:57 AM
The lighting in this is very lord of the rings-esque. If you have a look at their tail and the top of the bodies, it looks as if it has been over-sharpened quite a bit. Not that it really matters, the picture works perfectly (9)
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04/19/2004 02:07:20 AM
the bodies are blending together a bit too much for me but the shadows in the grass look great IMO
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