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An old mill

An old mill
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Copyright: Valerie Schnepp (Valy67) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 0 N: 159] (758)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-08
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS350D Digital, Canon 18-55 mm EF-S Lens
Exposure: f/4, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-16 8:57
Viewed: 2025
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Last winter, I went to the "Salon du Cheval" in Paris, with some friends. When we stopped, somewhere in the countryside, between Paris and Soissons, early in the morning, we had a wonderful sunrise behind a wonderful old mill - looked like a postcard picture, so I HAD to take some photos. Here is the best one. I'm quite proud of it, even if I know it's far from perfect.
What do you think about it - honest comments, please ! :-)

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Hi Valerie,
An honest comment. :)
The scenery is wonderful, the dusk colours look awsome and your POV was nice too, from where you captured this old mill. Just one remark: I think sharpness could be a bit better, perhaps the light conditions didn't allow shorter shutter that's why the little unsharpness. But never mind, not really serious and overall I like this calm and peaceful photo. TFS.
Friendly greetings,

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-12-16 10:33]

Yes, a real picture postcard scene. How exciting for you...
It is a little un-sharp, but I like your POV Valerie and also the colours from the low sun.
Nicely done

It is indeed a postcard photo. I'm surprise you didn't get many points for this.
I like how the rotating blade filling up diagonally across the frame.
Have to agree with the first two comments though, while this is a great shot, it would've been perfect if it was sharper.
And from the aperture you're using, it looks like the light was low then. Always keep your tripod handy so u can use smaller aperture - it would make your shot sharp.
Overall, I find the composition perfect! WELL DONE!:-)

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