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Old Apr 28, 2007, 7:52 AM   #1
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Another shot from the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens. Canon 20D, Tokina 12-24 @ f7, 1/100th.

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Old Apr 28, 2007, 7:13 PM   #2
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This almost looks like a painting!
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Old Apr 28, 2007, 8:14 PM   #3
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This is a beautiful, peaceful scene but the photo lacks punch. I think it is undersaturated or it needs a boost in contrast to give it more depth.

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Old Apr 28, 2007, 10:09 PM   #4
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Is this better?

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Old Apr 29, 2007, 12:59 AM   #5
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Walter,

I think Cal is looking for something to grab him by the shirt collar and say, "Here I am!" and the scene doesn't really provide this opportunity. The boost in saturation does help a tad but I suspect wont beenough.

Obviously it qualifies for the challenge but does it have what it takes to be more than an also ran.

I have to agree with Cal it's a pleasant scene very nicely done but won't be on center stage.

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Old Apr 29, 2007, 9:39 AM   #6
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The saturation is much improved on the second shot and that helps. However, I think Selvin is right. The benches, by themselves, are not very interesting. If there were some action going on such as a man sitting on the bench with his dog in front of him or a couple in love, enjoying each other and not even noticing the scenery.

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i would go for something like this...


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Old Apr 29, 2007, 11:44 AM   #8
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Seconding Minoltanut's crop! it looks a good deal better once some of the dead foreground is removed! Nice shot Walter!
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