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Challenge: Street Photography In Color (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5
Location: Front Yard
Date: Jul 12, 2009
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Floral, Textures
Date Uploaded: Jul 8, 2009

Just got done poring outside, then all of a sudden the sun started beating down. Very strange, but none the less.. I got a few good pictures out of it. This is non-cropped, non-edited.. Just straight raw out of the camera. I thought it was perfect as is. First entry. Please be gentle.

Place: 135 out of 137
Avg (all users): 3.6476
Avg (commenters): 3.7500
Avg (participants): 3.2364
Avg (non-participants): 3.7935
Views since voting: 745
Views during voting: 375
Votes: 210
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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07/25/2009 07:47:39 PM
Yes this picture was actually right off the side of the road in my front yard. The white you see is actually my street. If you look at the top.. that little section of green.. that is my neighbors front yard across the street. I should have described better. Thanks for those who liked it. I just bought the Tamron 28-75mm 2.8f. So i will def be entering another! And yes, i ment raw as in like just dry edited out of the camera.
07/25/2009 09:59:05 AM
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Critique Club Critique

First Impressions
'Hmmm'... Well, it's color, may well be on a street, but it is not in the spirit of the Challenge.

Photograph Information, Technicals & Composition Review
Ok, just read your Photographer's Comments - first entry and you want me to be gentle. I can do that. I want this to be an 'oops - meant for the Flowers II Challenge, but I see you are a not a Member so wouldn't be able to enter that. The only other two reasons would be: 1. didn't read the Challenge description for Street Photography in Color or 2. misinterpreted the concept. Unfortunately for those new to photography concepts, the description for this Challenge didn't help them: "No black/white or duo-tone for this challenge." I guess you would have to research Street Photography on the net to get an idea of what it is all about. No doubt it was also discussed in the DPC Forums, but it would be easy to lost in there. I stongly suggest searching for Street Photography and looking at some examples to get a feel for this photographic genre.

As is, I'm guessing (hoping) this was taken of your front yard from your front 'street'. It doesn't fit the Challenge, but aside from that - a nice study of this flower and the focus is quite good. The image would benefit from a more refined crop, especially on the left hand side to eliminate the 'cut' distractions.

Comments, Score & Placement Review
Don't take your score and placement to heart, it looks like an innocent first timer's mistake. You've learned the hard way about photographic genres - but it will also teach you to study the Challenge description and requirement for next time. Some DPC users are flexible with the requirements, but I personally see them as ways to learn and try new things in photography.

Your comments are mostly 'gentle', and I think helpful. You may wish to absorb them, find and mark them helpful (tick the box) - or if you feel otherwise inclined, that's up to you.

You say 'raw out the camera' - forgive me if you already know this, but there is an image format called RAW, which usually requires some slight tweaking in post processing (pp). If this is in .jpg format and unedited, the in-camera settings seem to have produced a sound image. Practice makes perfect (or at least starts an obsession). Good luck in future Challenges.
07/22/2009 01:13:14 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon! Well, it's the brown, but only because you entered a good shot in a challenge it had no relevance to. Looking forward to seeing what you put out next.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/21/2009 11:59:04 PM
What is street photography about this? Great shot, however.
07/21/2009 10:59:23 PM
Looks as if the Street was left out of the Flower challenge?
07/20/2009 09:54:25 PM
Was this meant to be in the flower challenge? Lovely shot all the same.
07/19/2009 04:47:24 AM
Should this not have been in the "FLOWERS" challenge?
07/17/2009 02:30:08 PM
Beautiful color capture. Nice lighting
07/15/2009 08:30:24 PM
These must have been lying along side the road?
07/15/2009 05:42:41 PM
if you drink enough jack daniel's you can almost see Paris
07/15/2009 02:24:25 PM
doesnt seem to fit the challenge?
07/15/2009 02:00:02 PM
Um, street photography?
07/15/2009 09:09:05 AM
Not the typical street photography example - a beautiful flower shot, though.
07/15/2009 01:03:37 AM
though it may have been taken on a street (but doesn't look so), it is not 'street photography', and thus I think a poor choice for the challenge :/

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