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Challenge: Trees IV (Minimal Editing I)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM
Location: Peninsula State Park
Date: Oct 11, 2012
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/4
Date Uploaded: Oct 11, 2012

I had dozens of photos to choose from for this challenge. It was really hard, as they included dozens of styles as well. From the bokeh filled shots, to the artistic black and white macros, to the country fence and road.

I enlisted the help of my wife after I narrowed the choices down to about 6. She helped me get it to two, and then I landed on this. It was a hard choice. I love the lines and colors here, but also loved the shadows and detail in my other shot. Time will tell if I picked the correct one.

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Wow, thank you all for the wonderful comments and votes. I was in the 7s for a few days before stabilizing into the 6.8s. I'm very happy where this finished, especially with the minimal editing rule set. I certainly got to know the "Picture Styles" of my camera better as I was switching them a lot for the various shots I was taking.

Here are some of my outtakes from the week (I left all of these at minimal editing, simply re-sizing the original JPEG and saving)
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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 123
Avg (all users): 6.8917
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.7213
Avg (non-participants): 7.0678
Views since voting: 2766
Views during voting: 297
Votes: 120
Comments: 28
Favorites: 3 (view)


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10/23/2012 07:20:16 PM
Beautiful
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10/22/2012 03:12:06 PM
Beautiful composition and colours. love that zig zag fence. congrats
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10/22/2012 12:48:09 PM
Good stuff,Congrats.
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10/22/2012 12:36:19 PM
Congrats on the ribbon!!
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10/22/2012 11:50:35 AM
Beautiful shot, Mike, of a lovely place. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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10/22/2012 10:35:32 AM
Knew this would do well. Congratulations on the Red ribbon! Looks like you chose the right shot to me. (:
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10/22/2012 08:25:24 AM
Wonderful image. Congrats on the Red. So many great elements in the image.
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10/22/2012 08:25:02 AM
Terrific scene, well done.
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10/22/2012 08:13:33 AM
What a wonderful shot, the old snake fence on the left really helps make it and bring the whole country feel to life. Huge congrats on the red!!
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10/22/2012 02:22:29 AM
let's see those outtakes! great finish
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10/22/2012 01:21:09 AM
Congratulations on the red. Beautiful place, beautiful shot.
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10/22/2012 12:43:16 AM
Congrats on the red!
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10/22/2012 12:35:32 AM
yes your wife is a super pick of a ribbon, congratulate her will you, and a pat on the back for you too for this good find!
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10/22/2012 12:31:57 AM
Well, you almost got first place, so you did well submitting this one!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/21/2012 11:12:39 PM
This is a great photograph. I think it will be the winner.
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10/21/2012 10:17:58 PM
Beautiful shot.
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10/21/2012 10:01:15 PM
I am thinking to myself, it doesn't alter the mood and colors and values of the shot, which I very much like, but the asphalt kind of takes away from the oldness feel. Still gave you an 8!
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10/21/2012 08:49:41 PM
Love the collection of golds, greens, reds, and orange.
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10/21/2012 05:28:55 PM
8 from me... perfect scene. (voted earlier)
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10/21/2012 12:02:18 PM
I love how the fence takes you through the image
Well composed and exposed
Nice work here
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10/21/2012 10:16:06 AM
Nice leading lines in both the road and the rail fence. A very pretty autumn scene., Voted earlier.
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10/21/2012 05:20:12 AM
Classic scene and excellent use of lines. Beautiful minimal editing.
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10/20/2012 11:52:03 AM
Voted earlier coming back to comment.

Love the leading lines of both the wood fence that comes out from the bottom left and the road the curves out from the bottom right. Both these lines lead the eye down the leaf strewn path towards the woods and the lovely hues of green, gold, and a smattering of orange. Very well captured.
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10/17/2012 10:24:15 AM
Lovely composition. I feel like I'm walking down this road.
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10/16/2012 12:05:53 AM
Top 5
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10/15/2012 11:06:29 AM
Well composed and good colour, but looks like you did no sharpening.
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10/15/2012 09:47:25 AM
Love the split rail fence as a leading line into the scene. Great colors in this autumn scene. Should be a top 10. 9
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10/15/2012 12:24:02 AM
Lovely fall shot, first on my roll, TT I would have to say.
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