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Dugout Canoe on Oxbow Lake

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Dougout canoes on an Oxbow lake in the Peruvian Rainforest in the vicinity of Puerto Maldonado off the Madre De Dios River. This area is now being ravaged by gold mining. The darkness for me gives a sense of mystery, and frames what is visible.

Brand:Minolta Co., Ltd.
Camera:Konica Minolta Dimage A1
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:1 Jul 2004 - 7:36 PM
Focal Length:9.7mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/10sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Dugout Canoe on Oxbow Lake
Username:handlerstudio handlerstudio
Uploaded:1 Feb 2013 - 4:32 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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paulbroad
paulbroad e2 Member 789 forum postspaulbroad vcard United Kingdom880 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 8:32 AM

The idea and composition is first class, but I cannot tell that is a dugout canoe. You needed a position where the silhouette tells you clearly what the subject is.

Paul

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Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 9:45 AM

A nice idea and I totally agree with Paul's comments above. In addition I do feel there is too much black surrounding your main subject so a little less would, I feel, help a lot.

Frank

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Averil
Averil e2 Member 7Averil vcard South Africa
1 Feb 2013 - 10:18 AM

I love this!
Averil

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iancrowson
iancrowson e2 Member 4211 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom129 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 3:34 PM

Should have been a really good record of an adventure but scene is beyond the capabilities of any camera using just one exposure.
I've done a mod whereI had a go at lightening the shadows but did not achieve much.
Ian

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8831 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 7:01 PM

I like this a lot, Peter. The ripples in the water are a nice element, as are the palm trees.
I think you did well to get the canoe inside the small area between the trees.
I feel there is too much black surrounding the scene, and so have cropped it in my modification.
I tried to lift the shadows, but didn't like the effect, and so left the silhouettes just as they are. When lifting the shadows, I discovered some people standing on the right side, just behind the diagonal piece of wood in the foreground, and assume this is where you took the picture from. The image is better without them, another good reason to leave the silhouettes alone. I just cloned out the faint outlines of the peoples' heads in the black area.
In my first modification,I increased saturation and used the hue slider to add a touch of colour.
In my second modification, I added a blue hue.
Of course, it would also look fine as a straightforward black and white, or even a golden sunset.
Pamela.

Last Modified By pamelajean at 1 Feb 2013 - 7:03 PM

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