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the Dakota Pickin' Club
the Dakota Pickin' Club

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Challenge: DPC Album Cover (Advanced Editing II*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
Location: Backyard (in Seattle, not any of the Dakotas!)
Date: Jul 20, 2004
Aperture: f/18
ISO: 1000
Shutter: .008
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Date Uploaded: Jul 20, 2004

Taken in my backyard. Set up my Sierra on a little jig, took my Goodtime to the chair, put a cowboy hat on and messed around with the the remote.

Editing: cropped, desaturated a little until just the hat showed, did a little extra desaturation on a flower that was in the way, put in the title.

Place: 31 out of 122
Avg (all users): 6.0383
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.6860
Avg (non-participants): 6.2846
Views since voting: 920
Views during voting: 340
Votes: 209
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/01/2004 04:07:29 PM
The desaturated foreground with just a hint of color showing in the background was an excellent choice here. The effect works great. In fact, the sharp close up foreground with the blurred player in the background works well too. I'm not sure the text matches the tone of the shot though.
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08/01/2004 05:42:57 AM
Nice shot
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08/01/2004 01:53:16 AM
This is a winner with cool photography and appropiate text. Bumping you higher.
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08/01/2004 12:53:25 AM
Really love the clarity and sharpness of the banjo set off against the blurred background. The colored font also breaks up the black and white of the image. The strong diagnal lines and font style really give the impression of some high energy picking. Only detraction is the blue left over in the background from incomplete desaturation? Wonder if the photographer is from SLC. Great job.
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07/29/2004 01:43:52 PM
My tip for the top, wonderful shot and I love the text, colour and font. 10
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07/29/2004 09:06:14 AM
Great shot! Can imagine this as a cover on a country album.
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07/29/2004 05:11:01 AM
Very well done indeed. Love the way the guy is in the background.
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07/27/2004 05:04:14 PM
Excellent use of dof.
Very well done!
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07/27/2004 04:13:45 AM
I really like the photograph, although personally I would have chosen a different font / color than what you have. It doesn't blend with the photo. I would have used a white typeface - the font I don't mind. Although this is a very subjective area and others may think it fantastic! Just my 2c worth :P
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07/26/2004 10:39:18 PM
Best and most believable band name I've seen yet, with a good picture to match. I love the focus, but I wish the background were a bit softer (as opposed to grainy). I also think you may consider no color at all in the picture, as the jeans/hat are a bit distracting.
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07/26/2004 08:24:19 AM
Nice shot. The guy in the background works well. I would have used a thin black line around the text to make it stand out a bit more from the photo though. Also, a bit of contrast added (or dodge/burn) would make the B&W work better.
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