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Tree Treasure
Tree Treasure

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Challenge: Serendipity (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5400
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Date: Apr 20, 2004
Date Uploaded: Apr 20, 2004

Money stuck in a tree would certainly be a serendipitous event!

Place: 179 out of 215
Avg (all users): 4.2806
Avg (commenters): 4.6667
Avg (participants): 4.2178
Avg (non-participants): 4.3164
Views since voting: 669
Votes: 278
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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05/04/2004 11:08:25 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

This was a hard challenge. Serendipity can mean this - finding money growing on a tree. However, this SHOT was not serendipitous. You planted it and thus it violates the SPIRIT of the challenge, if not the rule. As to the pic itself - why not put the money on a tree bud? Like it's actually "growing on trees." Or something similar.

The lighting is kinda flat and overall the shot could use a bit more interest. I like the idea, but it could use refining.

Happy shooting,
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/27/2004 03:54:20 PM
you want me to vote a 10 give me the money and resize your picture to a 480x640,,,i give a 9 for awesome detail and focus though!
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04/27/2004 12:50:03 PM
This is the third staged photograph I've come across involoving an unlikely (i.e. unbelievable) discovery of cash. My problem with these staged photos in respect to this theme is that they go directly against the idea of serendipity. It doesn't take a lot of imagination to stage a photograph involving found money. However, it is a moderately interesting composition on an abstract level so this photographer has done it a little better than the others I've rated.
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04/26/2004 02:07:20 PM
Nice picture of a dollar. Tree = Paper kinda' thing?
A bit too setup in my opinion.
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04/24/2004 02:03:00 AM
That looks like the one I lost last year! I'm glad you found it!!!
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04/23/2004 02:44:04 PM
Uh huh... and not the only thing worth finding.
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04/22/2004 04:16:22 PM
good picture quality, but it looks too staged. it's hard to imagine this happening in real life
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04/21/2004 09:30:18 PM
Darn. More money in odd places? Too contrived for my tastes. Just a suggestion: try to find the extraordinary in the ordinary.
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04/21/2004 04:33:15 PM
Maybe if you had shown a bit more of the tree?
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04/21/2004 12:54:02 PM
Good idea! Perhaps more saturation on the bill would have helped.
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04/21/2004 12:16:57 AM
Oh, if only...7
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