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I shall wear white flannel trousers and walk along the beach
I shall wear white flannel trousers and walk along the beach

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Challenge: Sand (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Pedernales State Park
Date: Jan 3, 2009
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jan 4, 2009

Taken at Pedernales State Park, tried landscape orientation, but loved the lines in the vertical format. Turns out you can find sand in the middle of the Texas Hill Country!

PP: Contrast, clarify, levels, burned the clouds a bit to really make the sky pop

Place: 69 out of 124
Avg (all users): 5.4248
Avg (commenters): 4.6667
Avg (participants): 5.3043
Avg (non-participants): 5.4766
Views since voting: 927
Views during voting: 291
Votes: 153
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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01/17/2009 09:12:45 PM
This is Kari Ann, greetings from the Critique Club:

very nicely framed with the grass in the corner, but i feel the sand in the bottom could have been cropped a little more, as its not a very interesting peace of the photo. But then again, i see why you kept it for keeping in the challenge guidlines. So, with that aside, i love it in portrait, very nice leading lines.

color: The colors work together very well. The greens compliment the blue sky nicely, and vise versa. sand is the perfect shade, which is hard to achieve.

perhaps a little more contrast between the water and rocks would have helped emphasize the lines.

Perfect focus. good use of the small aperture, keeping everything from the grass to the far distant trees in focus.

depth of field
: As noted earlier, nicely done.

lighting: everything is well lit, the shadows and textures in the sand are emphasized by the good lighting, and the sky is perfectly lit. great choice of time to shoot!

other: this is a good photo. voters probably voted it down a little because the minimal amount of sand in the bottom. But, i dont think that should have been an issue anyways, seeing as it was supposed to be how you incorporated the sand. Voters are odd like that though. Also, i think people got confused with the title. not even I am sure what It means! im sure you had good intentions though. keep up the good work, and hope to see you around more. PM me if you have any further questions.
-Kari Ann

Message edited by author 2009-01-17 21:46:34.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/10/2009 04:15:18 PM
Nice colors and tones, love the sky.
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01/05/2009 11:06:28 PM
I like the curve up the river that leads you though the photo. The rocks and the sky make this photo have great interest. Cropping off the lower 1/4 may make a better composition as the extra sand on the bottem is not strong visually.
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01/05/2009 06:27:32 AM
do i dare to eat a peach?

nice shot.
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