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Challenge: Deep DOF (Advanced Editing II)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX Aspherical DG for Canon
Location: Al Sabo Nature Preserve, Kalamazoo, MI
Date: Jun 1, 2004
Aperture: 16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jun 3, 2004

Two trees, one near, one far. Shot with Sigma 12-24 @ 12mm. RAW mode. Converted and adjusted using C1. A little burning and dodging in PSE. Resized and submitted.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 158
Avg (all users): 7.3485
Avg (commenters): 8.7391
Avg (participants): 7.4141
Avg (non-participants): 7.2828
Views since voting: 13097
Votes: 198
Comments: 69
Favorites: 93 (view)


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01/29/2014 09:23:16 AM
Sixty-eight [now nine] comments!

The image deserves it.

10/24/2012 05:24:16 PM
I'm pretty sure it was said already... Anyway I love how you used the trees in the front as a "frame" for the tree that's far away. Also nice light, composition and colors. Kudos
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01/10/2010 07:05:13 PM
DOF is great with my old 15mm fisheye, and it seems that you have universal focus at f16 and 12mm with this lens. Great choice of subject and POV make this a fine shot. I like that you left it color, so that the different elements stand out from each other. It just looks very natural, and not over processed.
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04/05/2008 06:41:51 PM
Wow! We may not agree on the origin of the species but we can agree that this shot is awesome. Great job!
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04/16/2007 02:32:55 AM
Wow, excellent.
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12/19/2006 03:34:23 PM
Love this picture! Great PP
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01/10/2006 03:11:30 PM
wow the shot is amazing...and at just the right angel with great colors and lighting
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11/07/2005 09:08:59 AM
Gorgeous! I really like how the front tree is not silhouetted. I am guessing that is the dodging part? Great exposure on this, and great natural framing. The simplicity is appealing.
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02/11/2005 10:19:15 AM
I love this photo!
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06/20/2004 12:03:34 PM
absolutely stunning.
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06/16/2004 08:40:55 PM
This photo gives me peace....wonderfull content and insight!
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06/16/2004 09:44:05 AM
Wonderfully magical and well-executed. Congratulations.
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06/16/2004 08:00:58 AM
one of the coolest shots i've seen on dpc in a while. congrats.
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06/15/2004 10:23:15 PM
Did you use a flash? Did you layer it? This is so incredible I cannot imagine . . .

GREAT job! Good eye, good editing, and congratulations!

Peggy
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06/15/2004 07:18:35 PM
Originality at its best, congrats...
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06/15/2004 08:16:52 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon Spazmo!
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06/15/2004 06:20:04 AM
Great photo! Congrats on the ribbon :-)
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06/14/2004 05:42:45 PM
I love this shot! At first viewing, I immediately thought "Alice in Wonderland" - not because it reminded of it exactly but more because you have managed to take something really mundane (a tree!) and turn it into an almost mystical image. Awesome job!
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06/14/2004 08:44:58 AM
Congrats Dan - this was one of my top favorites in the challenge. It's an incredible shot, very inspiring.
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06/14/2004 08:30:24 AM
what a fantastic shot, but moreover, what a fantastic imagination you have - and you have brought that to life beautifully in this photograph! congrats on a ribbon and front page!
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06/14/2004 07:35:24 AM
Great shot! I didn't have a chance to go through all the pictures during voting and missed yours. Very interesting perspective and nice use of deep depth of field. Congradulations on your ribbon.
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06/14/2004 06:11:45 AM
Well thought out and executed. Congratulations on you ribbon.
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06/14/2004 05:26:05 AM
Picked this one out early on...(which usually spells disaster for the picture concerned)..glad that wasn`t the case here.
Beautifully done.
Congratulations.

Gordon
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06/14/2004 05:24:06 AM
Woohoo! Great shot Spazmo. Congrats on your first ribbon.
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06/14/2004 02:05:14 AM
I am in love with this picture!!
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06/14/2004 01:23:32 AM
Originally posted by darcy:

this image is absolutely stunning.

i'm assuming you used some kind of flash to expose the first tree while setting the camera to expose for the sky...?


Thank you.

No flash, just a bit of dodging on the tree and a bit of burning on the sky.

Message edited by author 2004-06-14 01:25:03.
06/14/2004 01:13:14 AM
Wow, Spaz! Awesome shot here! Congrats!
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06/14/2004 01:09:44 AM
this image is absolutely stunning.

i'm assuming you used some kind of flash to expose the first tree while setting the camera to expose for the sky...?
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06/14/2004 12:28:42 AM
Congats on a well deserved ribbon Dan!
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06/14/2004 12:27:06 AM
Congrats on the ribbon - I had this pegged for 1st, and my husband wants us to buy a print for our home if you make one available. Amazing shot!
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06/14/2004 12:18:31 AM
Great work Dan! Congratulations on the ribbon!
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06/14/2004 12:15:14 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon. It is well deserved. Ann
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06/14/2004 12:04:06 AM
Thanks for all the great comments and votes.
06/14/2004 12:03:11 AM
Congratulations Spazmo!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o)
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06/14/2004 12:02:38 AM
woohoo! congrats, spaz...this shot rocks!
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06/14/2004 12:02:30 AM
Congrats on your fist ribbon Dan, well deserved. This was one of my "top picks"!
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06/14/2004 12:01:51 AM
Congrats!

Deannda
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/13/2004 11:45:55 PM
Clever framing and great DOF. Well done!
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06/13/2004 11:16:38 PM
This is a very nice and original idea, nice framing with the tree. I like the colors.

Good luck...
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06/13/2004 02:52:38 PM
Fun idea and marvelous execution! 9
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06/13/2004 02:02:26 PM
Cool concept. The cropping has worked giving the picture some magical appearance. Lovely mixture of colours and composition.
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06/13/2004 01:28:56 PM
amazing shot, completely clear. Bkue Ribbon's all yours. 10
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06/13/2004 10:13:13 AM
Very nice work, love how you framed your subject. I predict a ribbon ...
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06/12/2004 06:22:07 PM
I love the use of frame within a frame in this shot. Great sky color. Photoshop or was it a polarizer? 9
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06/12/2004 03:54:54 PM
My top pick, good job. 10
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06/12/2004 09:05:36 AM
You have done a masterful job. Simple yet extraordinary. Well thought out and very high technical quality. Outstanding work.
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06/11/2004 02:04:35 PM
My pick for the Blue!
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06/11/2004 04:59:20 AM
great frame, works for me, high 8
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06/10/2004 08:50:35 PM
the winner
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06/10/2004 06:46:17 AM
Wonderful. Reminds me of a Henry More sculpture.
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06/10/2004 02:42:22 AM
I like your idea and the effectiveness of the DOF here. I think the framing of the shot where the tree trunk dominates the composition is a little overwhelming. IMHO the shot would have been equally effective even if not so much trunk was visible.
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06/09/2004 11:05:52 PM
very nice tone.. i love the feel on this one.. :D
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06/09/2004 06:34:19 PM
Really love this one. Well done. :)
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06/09/2004 04:23:35 PM
very good shot... it is deep :)
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06/09/2004 01:25:47 AM
Great shot, very well composed, very painterly. Did you use the shadow/highlight filter? Or manually lighten up the foreground? I notice a bit of "glow" between the sky and tree trunk upper left. Still great shot
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06/08/2004 05:27:19 PM
WHAT A STUNNING IMAGE...this is going into my favs IMMEDIATELY...if it doens tplace high (which im sure it will) you NEED to PM me...I love this so much. Best of the challange by far! BRAVO!
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06/08/2004 11:33:39 AM
Wicked photo! Love the colors, and everything else this photo captures. GOOD JOB!
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06/08/2004 10:51:42 AM
Love this congrats.
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06/08/2004 04:24:25 AM
Absolutely amazing composition and colors! You had certainly succeed in capturing the deep deep of field ;-) Good luck in the contest!
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06/08/2004 02:10:36 AM
I like it
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06/07/2004 08:41:19 PM
Nicely framed.
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06/07/2004 08:21:16 PM
My favorite in this challenge. Awesome pic!
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06/07/2004 04:43:49 PM
Great capture..this idea works very well for the challenge.
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06/07/2004 10:32:54 AM
Oh my goodness. This is an amazing shot. Perfect exposure, composition, just really beautiful. Highly publishable. 10
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06/07/2004 07:12:59 AM
Very cool.
I like the composition and color.
That's a cool shot
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06/07/2004 07:07:53 AM
nice work - good luck
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06/07/2004 02:14:58 AM
I love the concept, very well done
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06/07/2004 12:36:22 AM
incredible composition! How did you manage the lighting, it's perfect!
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06/07/2004 12:18:55 AM
Absolutely fantastic!
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