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3rd PlaceCottonwood Creek
Dennisheckman


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Challenge: Trees IV (Minimal Editing I)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Pattridge Open Space, Arvada CO
Date: Oct 14, 2012
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/90
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Oct 13, 2012


[Oct. 21st, 2012 11:11:40 PM]

Thanks very much for all the great comments on this image. I really appreciate it!

This open space park is just north of where I live and I knew there were cottonwood trees in growing in the valley bottom. That's mostly where they like to grow. A beautiful clear afternoon, so I wanted to capture the glow that is created naturally with a backlit situation. Since this is a minimal editing challenge, I needed to make sure the colors came out right. I adjusted the color balance in camera to get what I needed to show the glow. And I used a circular polarizer for the sky. What I wanted to use and I currently do not own, are graduated ND filters. I intend on buying a set just for these types of shots. Could have balanced the sky out a little better that way.

BTW-My first Yellow! Woo Hoo! Thanks for all the votes and great comments. Very happy this did well.


Statistics
Place: 3 out of 125
Avg (all users): 6.6750
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.5781
Avg (non-participants): 6.7857
Views since voting: 2332
Views during voting: 322
Votes: 120
Comments: 26
Favorites: 1 (view)


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10/27/2012 10:08:45 AM
HI Dennis,

I came back to this site for another look after not checking it out for awhile. NIce to see some of your photos from some places I know--I live in SW Boulder. I have really enjoyed looking at your photos, and the one with camera strapped on to the bike---super creative design, it came out great.

Stay off that barb wire at Rocky Flats though, it will not only shred you, but light you up!.

dana bove
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10/22/2012 10:18:32 PM
Lovely, Dennis. Congratulations!
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10/22/2012 05:23:43 PM
What colors Dennis! It's true, it glows :)

Congrats on your podium, surely well deserved!
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10/22/2012 03:08:07 PM
Great colour. no nonsense image. congrats on the ribbon
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10/22/2012 02:11:07 PM
well done, mate!
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10/22/2012 12:48:38 PM
Congrats on the shot and the ribbon.
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10/22/2012 12:35:24 PM
Beautiful and peaceful, congrats on the ribbon!
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10/22/2012 11:51:49 AM
Wonderful tree and composition. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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10/22/2012 08:25:59 AM
That's just wonderful, congrats.
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10/22/2012 07:23:32 AM
Congrats Dennis!....very nice shot...looks like a cool place to be!
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10/22/2012 12:29:13 AM
Congrats Dennis. Nice clean shot and a great tree done justice with this comp and love the lines at bottom
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/21/2012 11:13:48 PM
Very well composed. I like the colors and the mood!
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10/21/2012 10:41:47 PM
such a pretty place... well conceived.
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10/21/2012 10:40:05 PM
Great exposure. It glows.
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10/21/2012 10:21:00 PM
Beautiful! The light is perfect.
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10/21/2012 09:01:22 PM
7 from me... love he composition and the peacefulness of it. (voted earlier)
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10/21/2012 08:48:45 PM
What a beautiful tree. I love how the light creates this warm glow not only on the leaves but also on the ground.
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10/21/2012 05:11:22 PM
Gorgeous complimentary colors.
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10/21/2012 10:48:33 AM
Really really nice! the colours are great!
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10/21/2012 09:20:10 AM
a beautiful redhead, backlit and splendid.
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10/21/2012 05:21:32 AM
Excellent image and wonderful exposure control for a back lit subject. 8.
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10/21/2012 03:20:53 AM
very nice colors
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10/20/2012 10:57:23 PM
I love the lone tree shot
I love the way the horizon helps to frame the tree
Nice work here
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10/16/2012 12:05:29 AM
top 3
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10/15/2012 11:07:45 AM
very nice tones here
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10/15/2012 10:17:27 AM
Great autumn colors. Magnificent tree. Love the setting and composition. Lends itself well to symmetrical composition. 8
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