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heida


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Challenge: Wooden (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Landscapes
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Reykjavík
Date: Jul 24, 2005
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Jul 24, 2005

found this cute little house in the woods its falling a part so it looks like its taken with a fish eye lens, I thought it looked kinda abstract like this so I decided to call it fairy land, dont know if it looks like one though :p
went out tonight just to try to find something for this challenge, long time since I did that but it was fun ofcourse, it was very foggy but you cant tell from there I was standing in the woods and it ended soon behind the house so the most light is coming from there.

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Place: 1 out of 251
Avg (all users): 7.1368
Avg (commenters): 8.7647
Avg (participants): 6.8611
Avg (non-participants): 7.5000
Views since voting: 26325
Views during voting: 371
Votes: 190
Comments: 116
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03/15/2007 04:58:25 AM
Wonderful learning thread! Thank you very much for sharing! I appreciate your work and efforts!
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01/23/2007 06:11:01 PM
Adding a link to Heida's thread: DPC Mentorship - Post Processing II on the workflow for this image.
This should make it a little easier to find now.
Thanks Heida.
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08/31/2006 04:07:32 PM
What a fantastic photo! It is so enchanting and you just feel like you are walking up to the little cottage. This is what enspires me to keep trying. Beautiful!
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07/09/2006 12:59:12 PM
well deserved blue..beautiful.
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07/09/2006 12:39:05 PM
This cought my eye right away. It really is an amazing photo! You have really brought the right "feel" to it!

Elysia
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04/20/2006 10:43:48 PM
textThis picture is amazing! It is definately something that i can see in a disney and pixar type movie. And it is soooooooo pretty. Congrats on the blue ribbon.
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04/18/2006 03:36:24 PM
Heida, I'm new to DPC - this is the kind of work that's inspired me to buy my first D-SLR. I'd love to have an idea of the kind of processing you did to achieve this look...any hints?
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10/21/2005 05:07:58 PM
Very enchanted looking. I love it, I could just imagine Tinkerbell lurking about.
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08/08/2005 10:22:42 PM
Heid,I really like your photos.Tell me is easy to get around In Ice Land?You just keep on shooting.
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08/05/2005 08:43:16 PM
love this shot..I love all your shots...you really are great...and this photo looks like something out of a Tim Burton film. It is just one of those photos I wish I could transport into.
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08/04/2005 06:10:28 PM
heida: I think your work is so good that an art school might do more damage.You work,is very ,very goog.
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08/04/2005 01:25:22 PM
To me art must evoke an emotional response. Large or small, happy or sad. I get such a response from Fairyland. Nice shot, good burn/vinyetting. Very framable. Cute? A little formidable maybe, almost a witch's hovel. I almost expect the hut to 'breathe'.
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08/04/2005 08:31:56 AM
Auðvitað :)
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08/03/2005 03:19:52 PM
Til hamingju með þetta, maður bíður eftir að húsin detti á hliðina ;-)
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08/03/2005 02:41:50 PM
Congrats! This is so wonderful!
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08/02/2005 04:57:50 AM
This is one of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen Heiða. Congratulations on the blue and thank you for giving me the joy of looking at it.
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08/02/2005 02:21:31 AM
I haven't done a lot on D P C lately too busy
But I have to comment on your image
It is just so beautiful and so well deserving on your blue Ribbon
Congratulations
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08/02/2005 01:53:19 AM
looks over sharpened, but i think the sharpening and the rest of the detail and coloring lends itself quite well to the fairy tale feeling of it. good shot and congrats on the blue!

Message edited by author 2005-08-02 01:53:59.
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08/01/2005 11:42:23 PM
Congrats on a perfect win ! This deserves the Blue ! I don't know how you achived the amazing painting look to this but you nailed it !!!!
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08/01/2005 06:42:46 PM
Originally posted by kosmikkreeper:

WOW! Heida! COngrats!! I would love to know your post processing steps to acheive such an effect. A tutorial would be nice!! :-)


Any luck with the tutorial yet?
Thanks!
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08/01/2005 05:11:37 PM
Great shot. You should be very happy with the result. The color really brings about your title.
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08/01/2005 04:56:46 PM
Congratulations on another Blue! You have an amazing talent! Wonderful!!
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08/01/2005 04:46:49 PM
this one looks really nice
kinda unbelieavable to think its actully been taking by a camera
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08/01/2005 04:45:04 PM
This photo is amazing. This quite possibly is my favorite of the site.
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08/01/2005 04:19:06 PM
Beautiful! I love it and think it's quite ingenious!
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08/01/2005 03:31:35 PM
Way to go Heida!! Congrats on your well deserved blue!
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08/01/2005 02:26:38 PM
This looks like a painting. You have some marvelous work and are well reconized for that here. This is just one awesome piece of work and looks very Fairy Talish. Great work again from a great photographer. And please post your steps so we can all start winning ribbons.
;-)

Message edited by author 2005-08-02 20:47:35.
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08/01/2005 01:56:40 PM
Wow you are on a role so many ribbons so little time wasted. Awsome work as always.

Ty
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08/01/2005 01:52:56 PM
Are you planning on doing a tutorial on this photo? I would love to see how you got your "vibrance". Fantastic photo! Congratulations!
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08/01/2005 11:39:48 AM
:)

Message edited by author 2006-08-11 23:14:37.
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08/01/2005 11:17:51 AM
Sorry, but that looks psycadelic and creepy.
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08/01/2005 11:16:23 AM
Originally posted by kosmikkreeper:

WOW! Heida! COngrats!! I would love to know your post processing steps to acheive such an effect. A tutorial would be nice!! :-)


Yeah please write your processing steps, I'd love to know how you make color photos look great like this.
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08/01/2005 10:56:19 AM
WOW! Heida! COngrats!! I would love to know your post processing steps to acheive such an effect. A tutorial would be nice!! :-)
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08/01/2005 09:46:36 AM
You know what? PHOTOGRAPHY SHOULD BE BANNED IN ICELAND!

:P

Congrats on the hat-trick...
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08/01/2005 09:11:49 AM
Spectacular! Congratulations.
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08/01/2005 08:57:43 AM
Congratulations. This one stopped me for a long time.
Excellent!
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08/01/2005 08:26:16 AM
Super congrats! A unique shot! :)
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08/01/2005 07:58:07 AM
awesome heida. congrats. :)
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08/01/2005 07:39:57 AM
congrats,,, superb photo with a very fitting title.,.. welldone, deserved the blue
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08/01/2005 07:36:14 AM
Vá, er þetta í Reykjavík?
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08/01/2005 07:23:24 AM
I had such a feeling this would win blue. I'm glad it did. It was so enchanting! Awesome photo!

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08/01/2005 07:19:46 AM
Originally posted by johannes:

Til hamingju með þetta. Einstaklega fallegt myndefni gert á meistaralegan hátt.


whatever he said
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08/01/2005 07:07:16 AM
Til hamingju með þetta. Einstaklega fallegt myndefni gert á meistaralegan hátt.
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08/01/2005 06:29:47 AM
Til hamingju Heiða :D
Eins og vanalega þá kemur alltaf topp stöff frá þér.
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08/01/2005 05:48:12 AM
100% fairyland..i really like this one!
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08/01/2005 05:14:16 AM
That is some of the best processing I have ever seen. There is an amazing, illustrative, dream like quality to this shot. I almost expect red riding hood to come running frantically out of the hut.
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08/01/2005 04:34:22 AM
Yippi! Congratulations with another wonderful photo!
=]
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08/01/2005 04:05:26 AM
Heiða ofcourse! Congratulations, what a thrill to see this photo win! Really reminds me of illustrations of the Grimm Fairy Tales!
Til hamingju Heiða, þetta er frábær árangur hjá þér, montin af þér bara..
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08/01/2005 03:30:09 AM
Congrats Heida! I've heard a rumor that you are an alien and that you just take pictures of your home planet and apply some form of advanced, hypnotic technology to them. Care to comment? ;-)

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08/01/2005 03:24:13 AM
Congratulations on another ribbon,your work is outstanding.
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08/01/2005 02:54:59 AM
wow, very nice, Heida. ur very consistent with the ribbons as well :P
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08/01/2005 02:28:09 AM
Congrats Heida! Great shot.
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08/01/2005 02:18:56 AM
Congratulations once again, heida, another well deserved ribbon. Your work never ceases to inspire me.
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08/01/2005 02:12:50 AM
so nice pic' colors' farming ' light ' so coooooooooooooooooooool' DreamLand.
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08/01/2005 02:05:31 AM
well done heida, this is such a cute photo
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08/01/2005 02:01:46 AM
Fantastic photo! Well done! Yet another ribbon for your growing collection! This could almost be a painting! I'm just blown away by this!


Message edited by author 2005-08-01 06:48:13.
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08/01/2005 01:40:22 AM
Congratulations heida this is a superb image and deserves the blue ribbon.

Message edited by author 2006-12-29 05:32:13.
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08/01/2005 01:23:47 AM
Congratulations on your Blue! Save some for us :)
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08/01/2005 12:47:23 AM
soooo good. im gonna go ahead and say you're probably my personal favorite from this site.
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08/01/2005 12:27:06 AM
Another one hm? You're on a roll! Great job!
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08/01/2005 12:26:56 AM
Congrats on your blue!!
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08/01/2005 12:20:55 AM
Heida, many congratulations on another ribbon, and another beautiful picture!!! You better not submit for a while, to give us mortals a chance :)
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08/01/2005 12:20:06 AM
Congrats! I gave this a 10, love it so much- well deserved as always, You are very talented!!
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08/01/2005 12:17:52 AM
Originally posted by heida:

oh wow another ribbon! Thanks!
Thanks for all the comments

surprice surprice........
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08/01/2005 12:16:16 AM
oh wow another ribbon! Thanks!
Thanks for all the comments
08/01/2005 12:15:16 AM
congrats, I gave it a 9...you're really racking them up...and I still mean what I said about shooting with anyone, it would be you. I wasn't too far behind :D http://www.dpchallenge.com/image.php?IMAGE_ID=206345
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08/01/2005 12:13:00 AM
congrats heida. You rock!
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08/01/2005 12:10:37 AM
Wowsers. Talk about being on a streak!
Great shot. Congrats.
Hey, if you run out of room for all those ribbons, I'll take one or two... :-P hehehe
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08/01/2005 12:08:10 AM
Congrats to you. This is such a cool photo!
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08/01/2005 12:06:32 AM
Congrats on another ribbon heida. You definitely deserve it with this photo. It is great.
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08/01/2005 12:06:07 AM
Great Job!
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08/01/2005 12:05:54 AM
jeez heida give everyone else a chance. :)
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08/01/2005 12:05:25 AM
Very creative shot! I am going to move to iceland.
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08/01/2005 12:04:04 AM
Wow, your really raking in the ribbons lately! Congrats!
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08/01/2005 12:03:57 AM
Wow, your cleaning house in every challenge. Good job.
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08/01/2005 12:02:56 AM
I thought so - congratulations! :)
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08/01/2005 12:01:51 AM
Congratulations on your Blue.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/31/2005 11:50:38 PM
Beautiful location and colors. - that little pathway is the icing on the cake! One of my picks for a ribbon.
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07/31/2005 11:42:33 PM
this will be a winner:)
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07/31/2005 09:44:49 PM
Amazing shot... 10! I would love to read about what processing you did to this image as it looks great.
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07/31/2005 08:56:26 PM
Gorgeous composition and processing with a weird, dreamy effect. I like this one a lot!
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07/30/2005 09:30:13 PM
A captivating image that radiates charm.
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07/30/2005 05:20:17 PM
I like the soft focus and muted tones... I feel there is a mystery about the place... one of my ribbon picks
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07/30/2005 04:21:07 PM
very lovely, composition is great
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07/29/2005 11:02:51 PM
Fascinating..beautiful processing.
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07/29/2005 04:50:28 PM
Wow. I haven't gone through all the shots yet but I'm seriously predicting a ribbon for this one. Amazing job.
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07/29/2005 01:44:23 PM
Beautiful!!!! The tones is this are awesome. I would love to know what you did pp. Just a stunning photo with the slightly muted colors. Interesting subject as well. 10
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07/28/2005 10:05:14 PM
Striking. One ofmy top picks for sure!
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07/28/2005 11:23:34 AM
Nice, I love the subdued colours and the "mysteriousness" of this shot, great job, one of the best in the challenge IMHO.
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07/27/2005 12:36:12 PM
love the rich textures a.nd colour saturation looks good
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07/27/2005 08:57:29 AM
wooooow, amazing, i think its one of the best
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07/27/2005 08:53:03 AM
Great angle on this
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07/26/2005 09:55:24 PM
The title fits so good! Love the dreamy atmosphere!
Great capture! :)
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07/26/2005 01:32:25 PM
Before I even saw your title, my first thought when I saw this was that it looks like an illustration in a fairy tale. This is so interesting, and I love the high-contrast and the color tones. It's one of my favorites! Good luck!! 10
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07/26/2005 09:14:42 AM
This looks so twisted - it's very cool. Love the muted tones and the magical feel. Nice job.
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07/26/2005 05:38:47 AM
excellent challenge entry, like the color tones & composition...10
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07/26/2005 05:26:00 AM
very cool picture,excellent lighting.there is so much to look at in the picture i could stare it for awhile and still see new things.nice job!!
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07/25/2005 11:50:13 PM
Beautiful - composition, colors, everything.
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07/25/2005 04:40:41 PM
I really like this image. One of my top 6 picks. 8.
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07/25/2005 02:45:59 PM
Very, very pretty. Nice feel.
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07/25/2005 02:11:52 PM
The muted colours, point of view and the path leading you in perfect. Top class work 10!
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07/25/2005 01:14:15 PM
Ah, refreshing and very well done. Perfect composition, too: the eye wanders along the path and rests here and there. Very good effect, too.
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07/25/2005 11:29:47 AM
Fabulous! I love the composition, colors, everything. 10 from me and good luck!
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07/25/2005 11:15:01 AM
i love the mystical ;) feel to this photo 10
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07/25/2005 10:19:38 AM
Great title. I love this. It does have that ethereal other world feel to it. The subdued colors and angle of the shot is great.
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07/25/2005 10:06:22 AM
I love, love, love this!!!!!! I keep looking to see if a little hobbit is going to come around the bend!
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07/25/2005 09:27:30 AM
It almost looks like a painting than a photo. Very interesting.
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07/25/2005 09:00:43 AM
There's always a fine balance to be struck in the processing of such images - to maintain the feel of the photographic, and yet to approach the painterly. I think you get pretty close to that line, and yet remain on the right side of it. The vignetting is perhaps a touch strong, yet believable. Technical processing is good - great sense of detail and texture.
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07/25/2005 08:27:20 AM
Wow! I really does look like a fairy land to me. I love the tones & the mystical feel to this one.
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07/25/2005 03:33:06 AM
Another golden one. Like this ghostly image alot.
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07/25/2005 02:24:23 AM
I really like the lighting in this picture and the dreamy"ness" of it. The left side of the picture is neat with the walkway disappearing behind the little wooden shed. The right side, however, is dark and cluttered. I would have liked to see the right side cropped out because I feel it doesn't positively add to the shot. 6
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07/25/2005 02:11:20 AM
wow! good title! great pic!
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07/25/2005 12:48:36 AM
top 10 for sure
the contrast and DOF is as best as it can get, well done on the post editing, here, have a 9
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07/25/2005 12:46:44 AM
Certainly Fairyland. Great post editing too. 10.
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07/25/2005 12:43:22 AM
Beautiful...great processing. What a great scene, it's cluttered, sure, but that just adds to the overall image -- I like this one a lot.
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07/25/2005 12:20:40 AM
Wonderful contrast and composition !!!!!!!!!! Superb eye for this one ! 10
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