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Toto in Pink
Toto in Pink

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Street Photography In Color (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Date: Jul 12, 2009
Aperture: F/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Animals, Street
Date Uploaded: Jul 14, 2009

Shot at the French Festival in Santa Barbara. Too cute not to take a picture! I hope I don't get knocked because there's no people in it.

Editing in DPP:
- Crop bottom
- Sharpen
- Curves
- Convert to JPEG

Editing in Gimp:
- Saturation
- Resize

Place: 44 out of 137
Avg (all users): 5.4695
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 5.3636
Avg (non-participants): 5.5063
Views since voting: 643
Views during voting: 340
Votes: 213
Comments: 3
Favorites: 0

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07/25/2009 08:21:30 AM
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Critique Club Critique

First Impressions
A good photo opportunity, but the angle isn't so complimentary for Toto. Not enough 'street context' to be a strong street photography image.

Photograph Information, Technicals & Composition Review
I don't mind at all that there are no people in the image (although I see the OOF (out of focus) rear someone), but I would like to have seen more context, as mentioned above, especially for this Challenge. The scene looks like it may have been interesting and full of color too, which would have added some more story and interest overall.

With the close crop and focus on the subject as is, I find the image unbalanced and dominated by the upper area.

Comments, Score & Placement Review
44/135 and a score of 5.46 is quite a good placement for this Challenge. Your commenters didn't get a strong sense of street photography either. More context would definitely have helped you.

A good opportunity that you probably didn't have much time to compose and frame, the color combinations are interesting and work well (although the green throws the balance out a little). Perhaps a little more DOF (depth of field) and more context would have given the image more of a story to tell.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/20/2009 08:23:33 PM
Nice shot although I can't really tell if it's in the street or the back yard.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/16/2009 05:27:08 AM
Not a bad photo, just not what i expect from this challenge
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