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Challenge #10 in the Photo chat series. Hosted by AndrePooh, barb_s.
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***This is a complex challenge, please read the instructions and the and the comments first.*** Enter one photo that you entered in any previous challenge, which -to your dismay- scored below 50%. This challenge is to find out why. Also give a link to that particular entry and elaborate. Also enter a -dummy- photo as shown in the example below as a second picture, see for elaboration the comment in the example. Then give constructive comment on all other photos. Eventually you can enter a second improved version of your first picture by withdrawing the dummy and use that free slot.
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Mr. Muscovy 2nd version
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Thanks everyone for your input on this one! -I did a tighter (horizontal) crop, softened the background a little, and recovered the blown-out area on the bill. Unfortunately there wasn't much I could do about this guy's complexion though....
Submitted: Thursday, 16th February, 2012 07:53 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 7th June, 2011
Focal length: 210 mm
Shutter speed: 1/800 sec
Aperture: F5
ISO: 1600
Views: 1237
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