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Dreamland - Edgar Allan Poe
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Challenge: Edgar Allan Poe (Expert Editing)
Collection: Challenges Landscape
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Australia
Date: Oct 31, 2011
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Emotive, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2011

This image consists of 32 images with two days processing. I am really happy with the image, hopefully the viewers accept it well. It has been my goal for 6 years to get an 8+ score...I can't believe I finally have it....wahoooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

Dream-Land

by Edgar Allan Poe
(published 1844)


By a route obscure and lonely,
Haunted by ill angels only,
Where an Eidolon, named NIGHT,
On a black throne reigns upright,
I have reached these lands but newly
From an ultimate dim Thule --
From a wild weird clime that lieth, sublime,
Out of SPACE -- out of TIME.

Bottomless vales and boundless floods,
And chasms, and caves, and Titan woods,
With forms that no man can discover
For the dews that drip all over;
Mountains toppling evermore
Into seas without a shore;
Seas that restlessly aspire,
Surging, unto skies of fire;
Lakes that endlessly outspread
Their lone waters -- lone and dead, --
Their still waters -- still and chilly
With the snows of the lolling lily.

By the lakes that thus outspread
Their lone waters, lone and dead, --
Their sad waters, sad and chilly
With the snows of the lolling lily, --
By the mountains -- near the river
Murmuring lowly, murmuring ever, --
By the grey woods, -- by the swamp
Where the toad and the newt encamp, --
By the dismal tarns and pools
Where dwell the Ghouls, --
By each spot the most unholy --
In each nook most melancholy, --
There the traveller meets aghast
Sheeted Memories of the Past --
Shrouded forms that start and sigh
As they pass the wanderer by --
White-robed forms of friends long given,
In agony, to the Earth -- and Heaven.

For the heart whose woes are legion
'Tis a peaceful, soothing region --
For the spirit that walks in shadow
'Tis -- oh 'tis an Eldorado!
But the traveller, travelling through it,
May not -- dare not openly view it;
Never its mysteries are exposed
To the weak human eye unclosed;
So wills its King, who hath forbid
The uplifting of the fringed lid;
And thus the sad Soul that here passes
Beholds it but through darkened glasses.

By a route obscure and lonely,
Haunted by ill angels only,
Where an Eidolon, named NIGHT,
On a black throne reigns upright,
I have wandered home but newly
From this ultimate dim Thule.

Image processing.

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_983392.jpg

Land - 2089
People - 2109, 2107, 2093
Water - 2030
Clouds -2002, 2003, 2006
Fire & Trees - 2033, 2035, 2039, 2041, 2055, 2036, 2046, 2051
Cracked Ground - 2018, 2013, 2010
Gravestones - 2063, 2061, 2067, 2066, 2064
Crows - 2086, 2071, 2082, 2077, 2078
Fog - 2127, 2007, 2130

Build people and land images to form base for image. Remove sky.
Add water image.
Add clouds.
Add fire and trees.
Add cracked ground to blend.
Add gravestones and crows.
Add fog.

Standard editing thereafter.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 88
Avg (all users): 8.2815
Avg (commenters): 9.1304
Avg (participants): 7.8085
Avg (non-participants): 8.5341
Views since voting: 8283
Views during voting: 389
Votes: 135
Comments: 74
Favorites: 24 (view)


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03/31/2013 12:36:36 PM
This will always be one of my favorites. I love Poe and this looks so real. Just gorgeous.
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12/21/2012 04:18:22 AM
came across this on my travels through your work, love it...great work
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11/28/2011 10:05:40 AM
Absolutely awesome.
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11/23/2011 09:44:37 PM
Holy shit mate... this is freakin awesome
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11/23/2011 09:43:41 PM
Holy shit mate... this is freakin awesome
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11/17/2011 12:27:39 PM
This is an incredible work of art.

Congratulations on the win. Well deserved.

Rich
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11/16/2011 04:23:28 PM
Wow Judi, how very AWESOME!!! CONGRATS!!

Hugs, hugs....hugs...........

So glad you are feeling so well!!

Larry Hammond
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11/14/2011 11:37:20 AM
I haven't been on dpc for a while been busy trying to sustain and/or become famous. I just had to say You have had an amazing comeback. Congratulations!
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11/14/2011 06:42:24 AM
Congratulations Judi!It certainly is amazing!
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11/13/2011 08:48:57 PM
Totally awesome. I'm a huge fan!
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11/13/2011 09:10:30 AM
Stunningly theatrical creation - congrats on a storming result! (There may be pretenders but there's only one Judi)
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11/13/2011 06:13:25 AM
You never cease to amaze me.
And you're a hell of a photographer too!
;-)

Congrats!
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11/12/2011 09:45:43 PM
fantastic!
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11/12/2011 06:39:55 PM
Congrats on your win and great score. Very cool.
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11/12/2011 12:37:20 AM
Congratulations - and thank you for including how many photos you used, the amount of each type and for giving my eyes a journey that is filled with such beauty.
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11/11/2011 11:27:42 PM
My favorite part of this is how you make the SC spend a month trying to validate. ;-)

Congrats, Red! Your skills with the camera AND on the computer are inspirational! And look at that score! Someday you may even beat this gem. :)
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11/11/2011 05:25:55 PM
Congratulations Judi. Fantastic in so many ways. About 1/4 of your voters (including me) gave you a 10!

Message edited by author 2011-11-11 17:27:35.
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11/11/2011 02:27:38 PM
Congrats Judi, Amazing image with a great score!
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11/11/2011 01:33:29 PM
FABULOUS SCORE, Judi! Congrats!

Your image is so very well done, I'm not surprised. :D
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11/11/2011 12:03:19 PM
what a score! congratulations, Judy! it was my top pick

Message edited by author 2011-11-11 12:04:22.
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11/11/2011 11:43:30 AM
21_F.gif Judi SO WELL DESERVED re the HIGHEST SCORE FOR YOU and ALSO THE "BLUE"

ARTISTIC - SURREAL - EMOTIVE - ETHEREAL - STUNNING - MOVING - STORY TELLING - IMPRESSIVE - TEXTURAL - AMAZING -MIND BLOWING AND FANTASTIC...... FROM SHEZ
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11/11/2011 11:24:26 AM
The entire living cosmos of Poe...Congrats, 21_F.gif Judi!
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11/11/2011 11:19:48 AM
Congratulations, Judi! I knew this one had to ribbon....so glad that it did! :)
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11/11/2011 11:04:32 AM
Awesome this was on of my 10s.
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11/11/2011 10:42:36 AM
Magnificent, Judi!!! Congratulations on the ribbon, the score, the PB, and the accomplishment!! Look at that score from commenters as well!! Very well deserved!!
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11/11/2011 09:11:27 AM
Judi, huge congrats on such a compelling image. Just amazing work and detail. Well-deserved blue!
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11/11/2011 08:56:09 AM
This one is truly impressive! Congrats on creating such a marvelous image from the inspiration of a master poet and writer.
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11/11/2011 08:50:28 AM
Congratulations on a superb image and score.Super work that we all aspire to.
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11/11/2011 08:37:14 AM
Man, talk about nailing it. This is hands down the BEST!! Way to go.
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11/11/2011 06:48:21 AM
Amazing work Judi! I love it! Look at all those 10's (and one them was mine). Congrats on a well deserved blue!
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11/11/2011 06:24:42 AM
Oh my!!! I'm so glad you put up the contact sheet of the photos -- truly impressive!!

Huge, huge congrats on the 8, the PB, and the awesome image! JulietNN is right -- there are not enough words!!
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11/11/2011 05:04:41 AM
This is great!
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11/11/2011 04:31:49 AM
stunning job Judi, amazing, gorgeous, wonderful, there are not enough words!! Well done
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11/11/2011 04:14:27 AM
That is spooky!! Congrats!
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11/11/2011 04:00:54 AM
congratz ! is is the best score ever ?
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11/11/2011 02:25:43 AM
Congrats Judi an amazing image you put your heart into this one and it showed i wish i could have some of your talent totally awesome ..Gord
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11/11/2011 01:01:19 AM
Congrats Judi on this great achievement!
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11/11/2011 12:42:08 AM
Hellz yeah! Congrats on the blue for this stunning image!
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11/11/2011 12:42:02 AM
Wonderful ! One of my top scores.

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11/11/2011 12:31:15 AM
Smokin' image! Grats on new PB and the blue!
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11/11/2011 12:22:21 AM
Wonderful creation Judi.
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11/11/2011 12:13:39 AM
Crazy finish! Marvelous! Big congrats!

Message edited by author 2011-11-11 00:14:07.
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11/11/2011 12:03:23 AM
WOW! Amazing Score! Congrats!
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11/11/2011 12:03:04 AM
Yay friend - kick ass it is...

12th Highest Score EVER - Woot woot!

Message edited by author 2011-11-11 00:05:15.
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11/11/2011 12:02:12 AM
Yes this was one of my picks, amazing and well deserved since you spent so much time on it, it paid off. Oh and congrats on a new PB . WOW.

Message edited by author 2011-11-11 00:17:02.
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11/11/2011 12:02:01 AM
Wow, 8.28! Killer score, killer image!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/10/2011 11:07:15 PM
KICK ASS my friend!!!
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11/10/2011 10:11:23 PM
old-fashioned goodness. wonderful pallet.
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11/10/2011 09:08:35 PM
Epic
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11/10/2011 06:03:16 PM
I so want to learn how to do this! Amazing work of art in my opinion. It's surreal and beautiful.
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11/10/2011 02:31:45 PM
Explosive and fire laden. Nice big scale. Great work.
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11/09/2011 12:39:34 PM
Wonderful, you are led in by the path, guided to either side of the path into the scene and beyond, fantastic!
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11/08/2011 09:29:35 PM
Beautifully done, such great mood.
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11/07/2011 09:34:37 PM
10
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11/07/2011 06:14:47 PM
Brilliant story telling and processing, very nice.
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11/06/2011 04:05:00 PM
YAY finally a great use of Expert Editing! Weird, eiry, great!!!! first 10
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11/05/2011 03:31:30 PM
Simply stunning! One my my two favorites! -9-
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11/05/2011 12:48:59 PM
Well played, top 3 for sure, excellent!
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11/05/2011 07:25:39 AM
That is just excellent !
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11/04/2011 11:10:21 PM
You make my image look bad.
Then again, I have the Ikea version.
Nicely done!
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11/04/2011 09:51:14 PM
VEYR nicely done. So very painterly. And all the details (like the raven on the headstone) are terrific.
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11/04/2011 08:49:17 PM
Apocalyptic, looks Australian. Well done.
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11/04/2011 08:48:44 PM
Impressive composite
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11/04/2011 07:07:24 PM
Phenomenal. Absolutely love everything about this image. The tones and lighting create such a beautiful ethereal feel to this...very apt for the challenge. Guessing by the expertise of this that this is 21.gif gyaban?
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11/04/2011 05:11:47 PM
Wow, now that's impressive. I really like it, the composition, scenery, atmosphere, are all fantastic. The one thing I don't like is the sky, especially the part on the left (it's very bright, when compared to other portions of the sky). The main subject's shadow is probably a bit too hard: the ambient light would be quite diffused here, with all the fog and clouds. A fantastic job anyway!
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11/04/2011 03:32:02 PM
pretty well done creative edit (not quite clear where the bright sunlight comes from, but that's a minor detail, probably irrelevant in a dreamland :))
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11/04/2011 02:50:00 PM
Oh my goodness what a wonderful creation! Love.
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11/04/2011 10:29:04 AM
Wow. Magnificent!
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11/04/2011 08:40:30 AM
Oh wow. I had great ambitions for doing something such as this, but fell short. This is probably my fav. Way to go! 10
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11/04/2011 07:08:48 AM
fantastic!
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11/04/2011 12:37:51 AM
This one has to ribbon. :)
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11/04/2011 12:31:09 AM
Sheesh! How many layers did you have? Cool interpretation of the text!
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11/04/2011 12:29:20 AM
Wow this is wonderful! Love the lighting and the earth tones of this image. Great work ...good luck!
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11/04/2011 12:25:43 AM
Astonishing 10.
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