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Challenge: Deep DOF (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: North Yorkshire near Pately Bridge.
Date: Jun 6, 2004
Aperture: F8
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/104
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jun 6, 2004

crop/levels/huesat/NI/unsharpmask/border/resize/unsharpmask.
Difficult subject to show.I hope this is a correct rendition of deep depth of field.On the original picture the treeline is pinsharp, a difficult thing to show on a 640 pixel image.

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06/18/2004 04:12:21 AM
Thanks Dan for your critique,very informative,I will redo the picture at some stage with a change in the horizon,I tried a quick change and agree it does improve the shot. As for the vantage point from a higher angle it would have entailed climbing over the fence and trespassing into the field, but again I concede it could improve the shot,
Thanks again for your very welcome comments,
Paul.
06/17/2004 10:09:31 PM
From the Critique Club:
This is a very wholesome image. The colors are vibrant, the dof has been well executed and the sky is filled with life. This picture would look nice upside down! Well, I exagerate a bit. What I mean is that you can take artistic license to tilt the horizon and the picture has enough character ro survive it. Let us examine the horizon element, because it is a factor that you will need to defend. This picture is almost perfect. So if any one seeks for a pleasant serene scene, this is it with a level horizon. Once we tilt the horizon, we are adding tension to an otherwise static image. It is not right or wrong to tilt or not tilt the horizon, but when we do, it no longer retains its innocence or its soothing feel. We intentionally invite the viewer into a very active communion. Those pre-dispose to this tension will love it, otherwise they may even pass up this picture if the horizon was straight. Those seeking sweet harmony will not understand the tilt. Of course, you will never please everybody, but once you tilt you will actively challenge the viewers sight and feelings. It is your call.
Regarding the composition I note that the fence coming from the left at the distance merges with the main fence on the left. If I were painting this picture, I would improve the composition by separating the two a little more. In your case, it may mean rising higher to create a higher vantage point, but this is not too critical. Think of all the variables involved and pat yourself in the back for a job well done.
Continue on your quest and keep up the nice work. dan

Message edited by author 2004-06-18 12:02:19.
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06/14/2004 01:49:10 AM
Thanks for all your comments.
I tend to agree with the comments on the angle, but it was actually as is, ie. taken on a hill and represents the true angle.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/12/2004 01:02:31 PM
The coil of wire completes the story, but is unobtrusively placed so it doesn't detract from the beauty of the scene. Nicely done.
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06/11/2004 02:22:23 PM
The tilt and colors make this a much more interesting shot.
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06/09/2004 01:19:21 PM
I like this.
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06/08/2004 07:20:04 PM
Gorgeous colors, excellent focus and details, but why the angle? :o)
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06/07/2004 10:51:03 PM
Nicely satisfies the challenge.
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06/07/2004 02:47:32 PM
nice pic thats fits the challenge well, I think it might score higher if you rotated it so that the fenceposts were more nearly verticle
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06/07/2004 09:52:09 AM
Beautiful shot and a nice example of deep DOF. Great job!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/07/2004 09:09:55 AM
Nice use of DOF for the challenge. The slope of the hillside makes me want to tilt my head to the left to look at this, even though I know it's straight from looking at the fenceposts.
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