Deer By the Road.

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  1. Peach Comma

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    Sad.

    But at this time of the year... almost unavoidable kind of car accident. I hit a deer on Oct. 26... repair costs of 1.300 Euro. Deer was dead.

    "It was a dark and stormy night..."

    OK, this is no real critique as to the techniques of this photo, but yes: it captures the dangers that roads are for deer at this time of the year only too well. It does make me sad!
     
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    At the risk of seeming critical, slight over exposure on the whites. Can you try downing the levels ever so slightly?
     
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    I can't really critique this technically, since I don't have the knowledge just yet.

    But artistically speaking, this is one of the most powerful images I've looked at in a very long time. I love how you've kept the focus and subject all about the deer. There's nothing else that takes precedence here, your eye is immediately drawn to the carcass and everything it represents.

    B&W is definitely the right way to go for this shot. However, I personally would have liked to have seen some more noise in it. But that is a personal preference.

    The composition, subject matter and style you've used here are all spot on. This is definitely a shot you should be proud of.
     
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    Somehow I knew before I clicked.

    Doesn't do much for me. Maybe would like to have seen the road itself twisting off in the distance or disapearing behind a turn. Don't know what the road looks like.
     
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    You seem to be over exposing alot of the recent images I have looked at Peach. And don't get me wrong, that technique works sometimes. This is a good example of that. I like the shot over exposed here because it forces you to focus on the deer.

    Just wish that damn pole/post thing wasn't cutting your subject in two.
     
  7. Peach Comma

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    I really need a new monitor. I'll put a picture on this computer and think a picture looks fine, then look at it on another computer and it'll look much too bright.

    But I like how the post cuts it in two.
     
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    Ya know peach, as I look again, I think the post needs to be there...if it wasn't there would be just a dead deer. :|
     

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