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Challenge: Black and White in Color II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Successful Challenge Entries
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Cleveland
Date: Feb 26, 2008
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Feb 26, 2008

This was a good day to get monochromatic with it. This shot is me as I often do using a tripod. The snow was blowing off the lake so the lens (polarizing filter) was getting pretty wet whihc resulted in some uneven tones which I corrected. PP: These photos were amazingly "grey" so I knew it would meet the challenge. Opened in camera RAW originally but I didn't like it much so I started with the JPG- Used Noise ninja to reduce contrast drastically and remove noise pretty drastically too (the dreamy effect is NN and also the drops of snow on my lens). Crop / rotate, used healing brush to remove unwanted footprints. Increased contrast and sharpened problem areas. Used dodge and burn to correct uneven areas. Burned some midetones in tree. Cloned out 2 little bushes peeking over the hill. Predicting a 6.2 (hope)
-- Thanks everyone for the encouraging words!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 249
Avg (all users): 7.7136
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 7.6552
Avg (non-participants): 7.7519
Views since voting: 10573
Views during voting: 422
Votes: 220
Comments: 64
Favorites: 41 (view)


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11/26/2008 07:08:18 AM
I love this shot; this is a great example of how photographic technique stands out in the visual arts; the contrast, the detail ...fantastic.
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03/09/2008 02:21:44 PM
Excellent/congratulations
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03/09/2008 12:04:38 PM
It doesn't get any better then this. Simply OUTSTANDING
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03/05/2008 10:27:07 PM
Amazing photograph and beautiful PP. Congrats Tate
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03/05/2008 10:12:05 PM
Awesome shot man, congrats on the awesome score, really nice work here, congrats on the blue as well
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03/05/2008 08:26:17 PM
Hey I like you. I even faved you. It's your photos I don't like. Kidding of course. Congrats on the win. Not only did you win the Black and White in Color challenge but also the secret snow challenge that apparently took place in this challenge. :P

Message edited by author 2008-03-05 20:26:57.
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03/05/2008 07:14:27 PM
Awesome photo, out of curiousity does this look just as good full size?
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03/05/2008 04:15:22 PM
Wow, Tate. This is so beautiful. Really, really nice work. I'm jealous.
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03/05/2008 03:53:17 PM
Great job & score!

why should't we like you?
:)
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03/05/2008 12:43:37 PM
Very good work
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03/05/2008 12:36:08 PM
Extremely well don Tate - wonderful shot...
Congratulations :)
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03/05/2008 12:34:26 PM
Great shot. My guess is you were flirting with the edge in processing (which is just fine). We'll see what side of the bed SC woke up on... ;)
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03/05/2008 12:19:30 PM
Great work, very interesting. Congrats Tate!
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03/05/2008 11:02:39 AM
Great job Tate. This was easily my favorite from the challenge. wtg winning the blue 8)
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03/05/2008 10:41:30 AM
Dang! What a FABULOUS photo. It is going straight to my favorites folder so I can look at it often.
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03/05/2008 09:56:30 AM
glad to see this win blue, it was my favorite of the challenge. I really like the trees, great processing
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03/05/2008 09:47:06 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon, great post processing.
We need more Advanced Editing challenges.
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03/05/2008 07:39:52 AM
Your picture really captures a winter mood. Congratulations.
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03/05/2008 04:19:35 AM
congrats on the blue awesome image
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03/05/2008 03:27:11 AM
Super...a great image. Congrats for the blue.
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03/05/2008 03:26:20 AM
Excellent image, congrats on your blue!
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03/05/2008 03:24:31 AM
Great score and a superb image. Congrats, Tate.
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03/05/2008 02:11:54 AM
21.gif metatate you are just unbelievable!
Congratulations on a superb image and fabulous score.
Dang, that's good.
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03/05/2008 01:42:34 AM
Delighted to see my top pick take the Blue - don't think that has ever happened before!
Edit: just noticed your actual score 7.7 - that is huge!

Message edited by author 2008-03-05 01:44:52.
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03/05/2008 01:27:37 AM
Congrats! Well deserved ribbon.
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03/05/2008 12:50:49 AM
nice work, grats on the ribbon
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03/05/2008 12:30:54 AM
Wow, what a shot! Congrats on the blue. It's incredible to me this is "only" your 3rd best score.
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03/05/2008 12:17:33 AM
Great to see how you took a grey winter day on the north coast and turned this into something beautiful. Congrats!
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03/05/2008 12:16:31 AM
Congrats. This is a stunning shot.
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03/05/2008 12:13:22 AM
Beautiful. I'd love to see the original.
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03/05/2008 12:08:19 AM
This was my favorite.
INCREDIBLE shot.
Congrats!
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03/05/2008 12:06:09 AM
This was by far my favorite in the challenge - nice to see it ribbon!! (That doesn't happen with my favorites very often.) It just has a wonderful awe to it - the beauty of winter at it's finest and I'm quite grateful for the human element in it. Congratulations!
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03/05/2008 12:02:23 AM
You're on fire, Tate! =D Nice work!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/04/2008 10:56:43 PM
Very nice 10
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03/04/2008 10:45:07 PM
Best in the theme. 10
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03/04/2008 10:39:36 PM
Wow, how beautiful! Love the feel to this!
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03/04/2008 10:25:31 PM
The image really captures the feeling of "here now, gone in a second", a short moment that will disappear. Only thing that I am wondering is if it would have worked better with a slightly larger silhouette... 8 from me.
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03/04/2008 10:17:22 PM
I can feel the silence in the freshly fallen snowed path. Lovely and quite sad at the same time.
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03/04/2008 09:54:56 PM
Love this.
My favorite so far.
Love the heavy contrast
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03/03/2008 11:56:15 PM
This is what this challenge truly meant, for me. No colours whatsoever.
10
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03/03/2008 11:38:02 PM
i like how this image fades away with the fog, both the lake as well as the footsteps. Great depth as well.
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03/03/2008 05:57:18 PM
Very beautiful and serene
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03/03/2008 01:28:38 AM
awesome for the challenge...good luck with this...great title as well 9
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03/02/2008 04:23:43 PM
very nice
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03/02/2008 01:34:14 PM
I could see this on someone's wall. Good shot. 10
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03/02/2008 09:03:43 AM
One of my favs in this challenge...well done!
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03/01/2008 04:41:18 PM
This one tied for my top place in this challenge
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03/01/2008 09:20:40 AM
Very cool! I love how the horizon just disappears and a great natural b&w, well done!
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03/01/2008 12:08:51 AM
Beautiful setting
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02/29/2008 10:11:57 PM
wow, this is so cool. literally. im almost feeling the coldness of the snow. love this shot.
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02/29/2008 08:45:19 PM
This is really stunning! Great job.
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02/29/2008 05:36:42 AM
Best of the challenge, IMO. Great depth. Leading lines. Huge scale of grays. and black. and white. Top notch.
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02/28/2008 11:34:21 AM
I like the mood of this shot, very lonely and cold. Nice use of black and white!
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02/28/2008 09:30:18 AM
This is almost too much, almost too fake, but I honestly think its gorgeous! So much fun to look at! Nice job!
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02/27/2008 11:52:53 PM
beautifyl, I love the richness of the tree in the forground
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02/27/2008 06:08:56 PM
beautiful texture. I love this shot. 10
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02/27/2008 05:55:19 PM
Too much contrast IMO. Great shot though.
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02/27/2008 01:37:17 PM
Wonderful image. Perfect scene for this challenge and you've composed it quite well. Nice!
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02/27/2008 01:25:23 PM
Beautiful scene. Like that lone walker.
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02/27/2008 10:52:49 AM
very nice....
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02/27/2008 10:33:18 AM
Wow...what a great shot! Love it in every way...Bravo to you for a superb piece of art!
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02/27/2008 10:00:33 AM
Nice moody scened here---the fog certainly helps!
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02/27/2008 03:09:30 AM
Absolutely PERFECT!
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02/27/2008 12:35:28 AM
gorgeous
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