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Challenge: Lawn II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2015 - Challenges
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD with Piezo
Location: Darrow, LA
Date: Apr 8, 2015
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200 sec.
Date Uploaded: Apr 12, 2015

DSC_3408_09_10-2a-3 2015 04 08

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[Apr. 21st, 2015 10:05:34 PM]

Great comment about the HDR of the picture. "I would have liked the HDR more if the detail of the bricks/color of bricks had come through more". I hadn't even looked at the sidewalk when developing the photo...now that this has been pointed out it will bug me. Great insight...thank you. (commenter is was "bagged")

Taken on our Road Trip to Texas. While wandered the back and beyond of Louisiana. Totally worth it.

And yes Nancie you are correct "Oak Alley Plantation". Beautiful place!!!

[Apr. 21st, 2015 10:09:22 PM]

One other thing...all this discussion this week about voting/scores...

FWITW: My first vote was a 5...go figure. If nothing else this will give me a new photo for my top 5 scores.

Thank you for all your comments and generous votes.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 57
Avg (all users): 7.2179
Avg (commenters): 8.6000
Avg (participants): 7.0323
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Views since voting: 1296
Views during voting: 168
Votes: 78
Comments: 30
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07/15/2015 02:18:42 PM
*Hello from Sid and the Critique Club*

First of all, many congratulations on your blue ribbon.

What an impressive location, the avenue of trees are quite amazing. For a shot that is dominated by those trees and the path it says a lot about the overall impact of the shot that it has won this challenge brief of lawns.

I see you have received a comment about it being a rather too central composition but this is one of those situations where this is really the only viable composition, I don't even think a lower viewpoint or reducing the tree canopy would have worked, that would have placed far too much emphasis on the path itself which is obviously a complete no no here. Regarding the path, I see you wish you had put more detail and emphasis on the path, personally, I think the exact opposite especially in relation to the challenge theme I would prefer it even more subdued to reduce its competition with the lawns.

I have to say I'm not keen on the pink that pervades throughout the image, apart from the most obvious areas of the path and the pillars of the house it also seems to be present in the tree trunks too which just gives the image a rather unnatural look. The inclusion of the people, even as minute as they are, adds a welcome human element to the image.

Anyway, once more well done, keep 'em coming! Sid
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04/23/2015 09:18:38 PM
Yayyyyy!!! So HAPPY this won! I feel so connected to this picture having helped you decide that this one was the one! Awesome job, Girlfriend!
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04/22/2015 10:22:05 PM
So gorgeous. Congratulations on the blue ribbon. Well deserved!
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04/22/2015 09:33:41 PM
Beautiful spot well captured. Congrats on a spectacular image.
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04/22/2015 05:21:28 PM
Congrats Janine; beautifully done. I thought this was South Carolina.
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04/22/2015 02:38:54 PM
Nice! The side trip was worth it.
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04/22/2015 02:03:52 PM
whoot!! Way to go, Janine!
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04/22/2015 11:57:40 AM
One of the prettiest photos I've ever seen of this place, Janine. Congratulations on the blue.
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04/22/2015 11:16:47 AM
Congrats! I knew it!!
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04/22/2015 10:24:11 AM
Congrats, Janine, on the blue and on this beautiful shot of Oak Alley!
I did not get to vote in this challenge, surely would've recognized it if I had. I also liked your Leading Lines entry taken in Louisiana. Glad that you enjoyed your trip through here and that you got the blue!
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04/22/2015 07:11:14 AM
Hey! Sweet capture. Congrats! :-) Vacations are good, yes? :-D
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04/22/2015 05:45:52 AM
Congrats on the Blue, Janine. Great shot!
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04/22/2015 05:22:23 AM
Woohooo! Congrats Janine! Beautimus!
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04/22/2015 03:21:13 AM
Congrats on the blue, Janine. Lovely shot - I wish I could visit this beautiful place.
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04/22/2015 02:29:56 AM
Hey Janine! Congratulations on the blue!
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04/22/2015 01:57:04 AM
Absolutely stunning image. Congrats!
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04/22/2015 12:49:02 AM
beautiful. congrats on the blue.
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04/22/2015 12:20:08 AM
Way to prove me wrong! Congrats!
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04/22/2015 12:05:23 AM
Happy for you that you have a new pic on your profile page with a lovely image. Congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/21/2015 08:56:23 PM
What an awesome arboreal colonnade! One of my ribbon choices.
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04/21/2015 12:32:07 PM
Is this Oak Alley in Louisiana. Top ten for me
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04/21/2015 10:06:58 AM
Outstanding depth and clearity, very nice.
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04/20/2015 11:53:44 PM
What I like:
- Excellent framing

What I don't like:
- Use of HDR makes the trees look fake
- low saturation of the bricks.

Overall: Framed beautifully, but I'm not a big fan of the HDR here. I would have liked the HDR more if the detail of the bricks/ color of bricks had come through more.
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04/20/2015 01:23:53 PM
Beautiful capture. I love that your greens are actually green! Nice detail as well. Top spot from me!
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04/18/2015 11:54:39 AM
That is breathtaking.
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04/17/2015 09:30:44 PM
8 from me (earlier). Love the whole leading line thing... and the grass everywhere!
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04/17/2015 07:56:45 PM
Lovely image! I adore this place, visit whenever I can.
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04/15/2015 08:59:41 AM
Best in show award, congrats
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04/15/2015 08:24:45 AM
Those trees are fantastic! Would be a top 3 I think but I'm not sure of the almost-centered comp. As for now, 7.
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04/15/2015 12:48:58 AM
Woo Hoo! I just took a quick look through the entries, and if this doesn't win, I'll be shocked! I wish I could vote on it, but I'm thinking you won't need my vote anyway :) Way to go, Janine! This is AMAZING!
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