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Art_Wright
03-19-2008, 12:23 AM
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d153/Rebel-E/TenaciousWinterLeaves.jpg

Art_Wright
03-19-2008, 02:59 AM
34/0.... hmmmm

DianeDavis
03-19-2008, 04:59 AM
It shows up as dark on my monitor, so I have a hard time telling what the subject is.

Hopefully someone else will comment that has a better view.

Rick_Massarini
03-19-2008, 07:40 AM
I'm having teh same problem. I can make out that it's some trees on a hillside, but the hillside is so dark I can barely make out the details. It might look good under the lights, but on my monitor it's hard to see.

Art_Wright
03-19-2008, 10:39 AM
Well, it is a dark image, but that was kinda the point. The only leaves left in the forest are these bright yellow ones on these smaller trees. I checked the histogram and the blacks are a little blocked up. I'll rework it when I finish waking up... :)

Mark_Levesque
03-19-2008, 10:42 AM
Art-

I get the concept, but I don't find a strong enough center of interest to create enough impact to merit. Sorry.

D._Craig_Flory
03-19-2008, 07:51 PM
Hi Art;

Your image has very good contrast and density .... looks great on my Viewsonic pro series. . However, I agree that there is no center of interest for the judges to zoom in on.

Art_Wright
03-19-2008, 07:52 PM
Thanks for your comments; so scenics don't generally merit? Or is it just the location and lack of a subject that the image suffers from?

Jeff_Dachowski
03-19-2008, 08:26 PM
Thanks for your comments; so scenics don't generally merit? Or is it just the location and lack of a subject that the image suffers from?

Art lots of scenis do very well. The common thread in them is usually unusual lighting. This image has pretty standard lighting.
Jeff

Dave_Prouty
03-20-2008, 04:13 AM
One thing a portrait needs to merit is impact. A scenic has to do it in spades to merit. The image has to just JUMP off the paper to get the points. A strong center of interest helps to do that. This one, as already noted, seem to lack that main center of interest. No OOOMF to make it stand out.