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Challenge: Immovable (Basic Editing)
Camera: Kodak EasyShare Z612
Location: Arches National Park, Moab, Utah
Date: Sep 5, 2008
Galleries: Humorous, Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 9, 2008


Place: 27 out of 53
Avg (all users): 5.1003
Avg (commenters): 5.2414
Avg (participants): 4.8824
Avg (non-participants): 5.1263
Views since voting: 823
Views during voting: 570
Votes: 319
Comments: 29
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09/16/2008 09:55:46 PM
I dont know why but i like this one.
09/16/2008 01:28:35 AM
Like the idea here. Would have been better if it looked like both were actually trying to push the rock, instead of leaning onto it.
Space would have been quite dark, and hence the bright overexposed background. Did you use flash on this. It may have helped light the people, especially the women on the right who is very dark, and then maybe the back wouldn't be so overdone and distracting.
I would have liked you to include the feet, rather than cropping the photo off at ankle height.
09/15/2008 11:51:45 PM
really neat effect here - almost looks like it actually -is- closing in ;) high score :-)
09/15/2008 11:33:07 PM
This would have been better, except for an excessive amount of JPEG artifacts showing. Your file size of 43k is really small. There are lots of compression artifacts showing and an overall lack of detail. Check your compression settings when you save your file. Always adjust JPEG compression so that your file size is as large as possible, but within the challenge limit. (150k for this one)
09/15/2008 09:35:14 AM
Great location! The figures seem to be a bit oversharpened though.
09/14/2008 07:57:28 PM
Come on... put a little muscle into it. This would be a difficult exposure problem so that explains the lack of clarity.
09/13/2008 05:19:19 PM
I'm wishing the sky wasn't so washed out. But otherwise very well done. I like the texture on the walls a lot. Only other gripe, is you chopped their feet off. Small gripe at that. I gave you an 8.
09/13/2008 11:00:07 AM
great symmetry here, right down to the hats
09/11/2008 03:35:20 PM
The background is a bit harsh but a clever idea.
09/11/2008 03:24:41 PM
If you had used more of the 150kb maximum file size, the compression artifact would probably not have been so noticeable. I'd like to have seen a little more detail in the shadows, a little fill light would have gone a long ways here. I like the way you placed your subjects in the lower part of the frame, it emphasizes the size of the rock. Might have been better not to cut their feet off though.
09/11/2008 11:55:40 AM
Fantastic shot. I really would have like to see thier feet. The bright sky a bit distracting to me.
09/11/2008 10:43:33 AM
Nice attempt at the subject matter, better facial expression showing the models pushing hard would have made it better. Yes these objects would be immovable but the models just look like their stretching (especially with the female holding what looks like a small camera in her hand).
09/11/2008 09:54:34 AM
Looks like trail in Arches but I could be wrong. Reminds me of Star Wars in the Trash compacter:)
09/11/2008 06:41:05 AM
The sky is overexposed back there but this idea is awesome, made me smile.
09/11/2008 05:40:32 AM
A nice idea, but in my opinion you would have improved it by having your models not looking at the camera.
09/11/2008 04:49:05 AM
Nice idea. Pity they're looking at the camera - makes their pushing a little less convincing.
09/11/2008 12:29:38 AM
Great local. did you try to put your hands one one wall and you feet on the other and "walk/climb" up? if so
you would have a winner here!!
09/10/2008 09:07:07 PM
Reminds me of a sci-fi movie with walls moving toward each other, which is probably what you intended! I wish the feet weren't cut off but a good idea otherwise.
09/10/2008 02:08:27 PM
Great use of nature to fill this challenge! A few nitpicks though, the exposure does not work for me, try to expose for the bright background and use fill flash to light the subjects; also if your concept is that the walls are closing in, the subjects should act the part - as is they look too posed and unnatural.
09/10/2008 01:51:37 PM
good take on the challenge, more saturation, more contrast, more light, more feet?
09/10/2008 01:44:07 PM
This is a great idea but I would like to see more emotion. It looks to me like they are taking a break leaning against the wall.
09/10/2008 12:49:45 PM
This is excellent. Over-exposing this background whether intentionally or necessary created a great effect of eliminating any distractions. Great photo
09/10/2008 12:29:28 PM
Nice idea. Here, I'd expose for the background and use flash for the subjects. That would help balance the scene more.
09/10/2008 12:10:26 PM
hurry up before it closes O.o :D
09/10/2008 11:06:23 AM
Arches National Park, by chance? We hiked through a very similar feature there. Maybe Sand Dune Arch...?
09/10/2008 09:06:08 AM
By the look on thier faces, they don't seem to be getting smashed, they seem o.k. with it, highlights are little blown, and it seems noisy or oof, 5.
09/10/2008 08:44:49 AM
Great idea. Quality in the photo seems a bit lacking - either sharpened or happened when resizing.
09/10/2008 04:25:03 AM
your models don't look like they are really trying to stop themselves being crushed (as the title implies).. they just look like they are feeling the walls, and look a bit bored.. better expressions and really pushing against the walls would have made this shot work better i feel..
09/10/2008 02:02:41 AM
Good shot, the composition could have been better. There are severe blocky artifacts around the silhouettes of the actors, possibly suggesting a bad compression (during JPEG conversion). Lacks technical depth.

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