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One murder - Three suspects!
One murder - Three suspects!

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Challenge: Perspective VI (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-510
Location: Lisboa
Date: Feb 9, 2010
Aperture: F8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Emotive, Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 9, 2010

Taken at 10cm from the subject with a Peleng 8mm fisheye borrowed from a friend. This lens is so much, fun I can't believe he doesn't use it more often!!!

At the same outing I took another picture which I really liked but the perspective isn't as dramatic so I hope I made the better choice. ' . substr('//farm5.static.flickr.com/4056/4345082606_92d35c277c_o_d.jpg', strrpos('//farm5.static.flickr.com/4056/4345082606_92d35c277c_o_d.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Let's just see if the subject isn't too grim.

PP is as follows: raised contrast through a "S" curve, raised grey point about 1.5 stops, saturation up 82%, vibrance down by 68%, Noise Ninja and finally added a border.

Place: 132 out of 163
Avg (all users): 4.6684
Avg (commenters): 5.9000
Avg (participants): 4.7049
Avg (non-participants): 4.6512
Views since voting: 545
Views during voting: 334
Votes: 190
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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02/27/2010 09:11:27 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

I gave this image a 6 in voting, because I liked the use of fisheye and imagination, and never thought you may have been responsible for the bird's demise. Images of death don't tend to go over well, even if it's fairly clean - ie no blood or gore. Which is a pity, because death is all part of the circle of life, but too many people see death as a negative and will simply give a poor vote based more on sentiment than the shot itself.

The lighting looks a little harsh, I believe the high ISO of 400 shot around what appears to be midday, when shadows are at their strongest, added to this impression. The composition is OK, the cobblestones are great for texture and contrast against the feathers, but try a) removing the border and b) cropping out the top so that only the wheel of the silver car appears. Pigeon also just past the intersection of thirds so looks very tightly cropped.

Overall, a very good try and clearly you had fun playing with the fisheye. Used carefully, lenses like that are a lot of fun, but never rely on just the lens alone to make a shot a good shot. That is still your job!

Feel free to PM me with any questions,

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02/17/2010 07:11:12 AM
Too late now but I should have added a disclaimer:
I wasn't the murder either, this is a very common in the citty of Lisbon.

Thanks for all the comments.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/16/2010 11:04:01 PM
Dark and sinister. Tell the people standing behind to watch out they could be next! Well captured and titled.
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02/16/2010 01:19:25 PM
Ha ha! This is cool! I put a photo up once that depicted a dead creature and I had people chastising me about it on here. Don't let 'em get to ya, this is a neat photo.
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02/16/2010 12:45:16 PM
Unusual and original take with great fish eye perspective. 6
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02/14/2010 09:31:37 AM
*clapping hands over ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Melethia's eyes* don't look, Deb!
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02/14/2010 01:33:36 AM
Could it be the photographer? ;P

Love the idea and composition. Fisheye works great here. Lighting's a bit harsh though. 7
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02/13/2010 06:19:52 PM
a little unsettling and the surroundings to not seem to add to the shot
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02/13/2010 05:49:23 PM
makes me think of that pot hole commerical
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02/13/2010 09:38:03 AM
Nice use of wide angle.
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02/12/2010 05:25:11 PM
nice idea and execution
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02/12/2010 01:47:09 PM
I really like this shot. Different perspective for sure and I think the fish eye works well for this shot.
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02/10/2010 05:53:02 PM
you are the 4th suspect. i'm n ot voting
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02/10/2010 12:23:45 PM
I see your subject but it is a little too dark for me, I had to look really hard to see the victim. The perspective here is interesting.
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