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  #85 Tourism
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Maid of the Mist       ©2010 Jade O.
Panasonic DMC-FZ30       17th place, 18 points
1/30s, f3.7, ISO 160, 420mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Crop, USM, resize, duplicate layer, apply edge detect filter and overlay @ 45% opacity       Extra Info: None
 
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wrosenthal
Aug 3, 2010
    I guess I am surprised that this did not do better. I lean toward abstracts and do a lot of those, so this is right in line with my way of seeing things. These challenges are always interesting in the sense that they expose people's preferences. I am sticking with my original opinion, that this is more than an ordinary shot. Yes, it may not be great, but it's good. Be of good cheer!

Jade O.
Aug 2, 2010
    Thanks you all for your votes and comments. Each one is appreciated!

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forkcandles
Aug 2, 2010
    the is the blue vote folks............

Jade O.
Aug 2, 2010
    O.k. I didn't even TRY to fool you on this one - and I knew you wouldn't like it, but are they all called Maid of the Mist??? Something I never thought about since I was too busy trying to get a decent shot you would like; should have used a cell phone camera, LOL. See outtakes for a side by side comparison.
Edited on Aug 2, 2010

Mepo
Aug 1, 2010
    Very blue so I'm guessing your going for Jades vote. Oh that's right - you can't vote for yourself :-) Good thing you jotted down the name of the boat, you might have forgotten it :-) Just a personal preference but this does not work for me. I'm sure I would have liked it more without the edge detect. Right on theme though.

Jade O.
Aug 1, 2010
    Bill I'm grateful again that you have summarized what I hoped to achieve. So I have affirmation from one at least, whose skills and experience I respect, that my thinking was not off on this one. Without the PP, I felt it WAS a snapshot, and not a particularly interesting one at that, with too much detail in the faces; the more abstract representation I felt better captured the essence of what was going on without the distraction inherent in too fine and too many details. I'll do the original in outtakes with this side by side for comparison.

wrosenthal
Aug 1, 2010
    A typical snapshot/postcard shot, but your PP has transformed it into something much more significant. The desaturation and overall blue cast also adds. Clearly in my top 5.

Jade O.
Jul 31, 2010
    Always want to know what viewers don't like so I especially appreciate your taking the time to comment. I anticipated the over the top PP would not be popular but I actually prefer it to the original in this case because for me, it lends itself more to the general impression of the scene rather than being dominated by the details. I hate pseudo-art PP effects but for me this was a more artistic and interpretive vision of the scene and reminds me of the grainy recollections of a timeless childhood pilgrimage - the family visit to the Falls. I'll post this and the original non-PP in outtakes side by side and you can give me your opinion.
Edited on Jul 31, 2010

rafinmelb
Jul 30, 2010
    I found it hard to get beyond the PP in this. The colour and comp could have worked without that PP I think.
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