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Lone Dancer
Lone Dancer

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Dance (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-420
Lens: Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Florida Keys
Date: Feb 22, 2010
Aperture: f/4.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Water, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Feb 22, 2010

Picture taken during a trip to the Florida Keys last week. This is my girlfriend posing for me on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean. She really didn't feel like posing for me, and i think it shows in the picture, but its the best i have.

Cropping, levels, re-sized and saved for web.

Place: 43 out of 55
Avg (all users): 4.7857
Avg (commenters): 4.5000
Avg (participants): 4.2667
Avg (non-participants): 4.8480
Views since voting: 659
Views during voting: 446
Votes: 280
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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03/04/2010 04:48:35 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

First impressions are that the background is blown out.

Technically the blown out background is a killer. You should always try to level horizons in shots as a tilt like this makes the viewer feel that the whole shot is wonky. In some cases a tilt is ok but when it comes to natural horizons it's almost always best to level them. Composition is good. There is some noise in the water but at ISO 100 this is probably from the processing - levels or sharpening?

Artistically there isn't much to this. The pose is staged and that comes across.

In summary this is an ok shot but sometimes if you feel unhappy with your shot for a number of reasons then it's often going to score low. Voters will find things to vote a shot down for if they can so if you see things you don't like then so will they. Good luck in future challenges.

Feel free to PM me if you have any queries.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/26/2010 07:44:10 PM
I think the background lets you down here, good luck
02/26/2010 06:41:34 PM
this person looks like she is guiding in airplanes. ???
02/26/2010 01:24:20 PM
Bit too blown out to really get the 'whole' image. Her pose is cute.
02/24/2010 07:22:40 PM
Oh if I could only be on that beach! I can picture the soft movements of her dance.
02/24/2010 02:05:39 PM
I get it but your model looks more like she's just out there posing for you cause you asked her to - doesn't really look like shes dancing
02/24/2010 02:11:52 AM
Background very blown.

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