Chief Paduke

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Title     Chief Paduke
Photographer     flyingdutchman/Hans (456) Send mail to this user
Portfolio     Local shots
F-stop     f/4
Shutter speed     1/1000 sec
Category     Cityscape
Lens     Tokina 11mm-16mm F2.8
Camera     Nikon D7000
Content advisory     G (general audiences)
Submitted     March 7, 2012 9:07:29 PM CST
Views     279
Rating     -1 Thumb-down

Chief Paduke is a wood carving in a 56,000 lb piece of red oak honoring the Chickasaw. As usual, looking for a different perspective on something that has been photographed many times.


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Thumb-down    from tvernuccio/Sheila (36,831) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on March 8, 2012 1:30:15 AM CST (3) Early critique

hi Hans, This huge wood carving stands out nicely against the background; however, the lines in the sky are extremely distracting. I'm not sure what's causing the banding. There are many different reasons banding can occur. Click here to learn more about the causes of banding.

The wood carving is in silhouette and while it contrasts nicely against the sky, the angle you shot this at (from the side) doesn't really impart much detail about the carving... specifically what it's a carving of.

Perhaps shooting from another angle would enable me to see what the carving is all about, and make the image a lot more interesting. But from this angle, I have no idea what this sculpture is all about. The shape doesn't tell me from this angle.

Shooting at an angle to avoid the parked cars on the left would make for a cleaner composition. Color balance, exposure, and focus all look fine. Cheers! sheila

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From flyingdutchman/Hans (456) Send mail to this user on March 8, 2012 7:32:58 PM CST

The banding came when I downsized the picture to fit photosig's size requirements. The original does not have them. The idea was to show the silhouette against the setting sun, I agree the parked card do not help, but this is after a narrow crop and some PS work to get rid of unsightly power lines, etc. Thanks for your input.


From tvernuccio/Sheila (36,831) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on March 9, 2012 12:02:13 AM CST

hi Hans, Click here for a resizing tutorial on how to resize your photos for photoSIG in such a way that your photos will have optimum quality.


From flyingdutchman/Hans (456) Send mail to this user on March 10, 2012 4:03:41 PM CST

Thanks! Very much appreciated. In the end I'm looking for a place where people are both helpful and willing to give honest feedback, not gratuitous compliments like too many groups on Flickr (though it's fun for a while). Again, thanks for your feedback.


From tvernuccio/Sheila (36,831) This user is a Premium Member Send mail to this user on March 11, 2012 12:02:31 AM CST

It's the same for me, Hans. :) Enjoy the rest of your weekend, sheila



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