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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 December 2009 at 13:16
Wow - that was a close vote. Thank you all for the time spent on my pictures.
I find it rather educating to get comments from a whole board of judges. I'll try to make it unanimous on the next assignment.
 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 December 2009 at 13:20
Originally posted by j-ew j-ew wrote:

I'll try to make it unanimous on the next assignment.


I'm not sure that that has ever happened.
Lazarus Long said "If it can't be expressed in figures, it's not science. It's opinion." Comments I leave are only my opinions. Feel free to disagree; your opinion is as valid as mine.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 December 2009 at 18:38
Ok! here´s my first Assignment pictures.

The first one is softened by weather contitions and the other one by ..... you tell me





Regards Christer.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2009 at 07:08
Chris, since Imageshack (and PBase/Photobucket/Zenfolio ...) don't get through our company firewall I will have to wait commenting on your shots until I'm back home. But I commit to do that as soon as I have a chance.

From that perspective I like Smugmug and Flickr much better, they pass through the firewall unscathed

Maybe another mod or AE will see your shots and start the discussion.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2009 at 07:49
Too much mist to get a level off the building?? Tisk, tisk. That's a fail.

As for #2 and breathing on the skylight filter (?), it is growing on me although I am still trying to work out a scenario for why the shot should look like it does. Perhaps it was freezing outside, or one of the passengers let off a smoke bomb to hide from the conductor? I'm inclined to let it pass on the grounds that it has properties that enhance an "un-soft" view.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2009 at 10:13
Tnx Cameron! You are right regarding the temperature, I went from the cold, foggy city on to the bus and the front lens fogged up.

Well is it enough for a pass?

Edited by ChrBra - 03 December 2009 at 11:19
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2009 at 10:57
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2009 at 18:07
Even though the horizon is smack in the middle the composition isn't all that bad and has good appeal with the dark grass at the bottom nicely compensated by the light sun or moon at the top.

The softness enhances the moody scene while there is still enough detail especially in the foreground to give the shot some good context.

I'd say it's a pass, but still have a few C&C comments:
First I think the B&W conversion is a bit drab. You might overcome that by making the grass silhouette a bit darker but not change a lot of the other tonalities. Secondly I would have left a little more room between the sun/moon and the right edge of the frame.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 December 2009 at 19:04
@ ChrBra
You can move on to the next assignment Chris.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 December 2009 at 05:59
ChrBra, I think brettania is spot on. The first isn't soft enough and somehow the misty atmosphere gives some mood but the real impact of it is missing.

Second one I like, good leading lines and some funky colors/flares all sit very well together, while the sofness makes you continue to wonder about all aspects of the scene. Also for me a pass !
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