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Challenge: Masters' Free Study (Advanced Editing II*)
Collection: landscapes plus
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: Kokkedal golf course, Denmark
Date: Sep 19, 2004
Aperture: F2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60 s
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 20, 2004

An infrared shot using nightshot mode of my camera, with IR pass filter (Heliopan RG 780) and ND8 filter.

This was a quick shot on the way home after a more planned shoot, but I really liked the result. Especially the enormous scale of the tree and clouds compared to the small golfer walking towards the green.

Postprocessing :
* neatimage
* levels on each color to move from the green IR nightshot to an almost B&W image.
* convert to B&W using channel mixer.
* add a slight blue hue using hue/saturation
* rotate 2 degrees and crop
* resize, unsharp mask, save for web

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 69
Avg (all users): 7.4901
Avg (commenters): 8.2371
Avg (participants): 6.7895
Avg (non-participants): 7.6052
Views since voting: 3986
Views during voting: 974
Votes: 404
Comments: 109
Favorites: 36 (view)


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01/22/2005 12:55:02 PM
AWESOME! this is a surreal photo, and i really like it
01/11/2005 08:40:08 PM
You are the best! I love this photo, and virtually all of your other ones too. Well done!
11/27/2004 11:40:33 AM
Beautiful shot! The IR works well and the golfer adds interest... Congrats
10/09/2004 10:13:30 AM
Congratulations on your 12th placing with this awesome view. Great infra.
10/08/2004 05:45:51 PM
I surely thought this would ribbon, its just so heavenly...
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2004 11:25:06 PM
Awesome shot. The B/W is very effective in showing the cold. 8
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10/07/2004 11:16:06 PM
Looks like a cold day on the golf course, huh? Nice composition.
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10/07/2004 10:30:59 PM
Great Shot, love the infrared technique
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10/07/2004 10:27:16 PM
Incredible shot. Wonderful texture and awesome landscape.

I score it an eagle. :)
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10/07/2004 10:15:50 PM
WOW, Beautiful! I love the color, so peaceful. The difference in size between the tree and the person is so powerful. This must be a golf course in heaven! lol (10) Good luck...
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10/07/2004 05:38:29 PM
I'd imagine this is what playing golf under a nuclear winter sky would look like! I really enjoy this different perspective, very nice job. 8
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10/07/2004 03:44:53 PM
Beautiful. Is this IR?
10/07/2004 11:53:01 AM
Nice infrared, I like the clouds. nice color tone and the vignette adds to the image imo. A top 10 image in this challenge imo.
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10/07/2004 11:00:44 AM
I will look forward to reading your details... I've been wanting to dabble in infrared for a long time - it's shots like this one that make me want to go find a filter and give it a go. Stunning sky, amazing mood, and I love the slightly blue monochrome. Fantastic.
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10/07/2004 10:20:46 AM
Cold colors complement this photo really well.
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10/07/2004 05:20:23 AM
great golf shot, looks like winter play
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10/07/2004 04:53:20 AM
Did you use your Ice Wedge ? I'll enjoy reading about how you did this!
10/07/2004 01:49:16 AM
what an incredible image. the detail is simply stunning.
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10/07/2004 12:48:38 AM
A beautiful image with this giamt tree as the subject and the human evidence to give a sense of size. This is great. The sky is simply fabulous. Yes, the title indicates a golf course, seems such beauty should never be made available to any sport. Bumping up two notches.
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10/06/2004 11:43:00 PM
Love infrared dreamscapes. The golfer is a nice touch. It makes the viewer realize that this is actually summer shot. Nicely balanced tones.
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10/06/2004 01:45:47 PM
Excellent image. I would've probably cropped more of the lower part of the image (under the tree), but I'm not sure really. The sky is great and desaturation gave it real "winter look".
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10/06/2004 12:43:43 PM
Great job!
10/06/2004 10:57:44 AM
I really love the tones in this image. It kind of feels like an Ansel Adams work. Looks like some skilled dodging and burning.
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10/06/2004 07:26:23 AM
Beautify scene (with a touch of humor) tells the story of golf craziness set against inspired scenery :) One of my ribbon picks because of all the little extras (clouds, person, flagpole, tree, composition... all great)
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10/05/2004 11:38:18 PM
8. It's different, uniqur and the lone figure really adds to the scale of the pic. Those crazy clouds help a lot too.
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10/05/2004 09:55:18 PM
Nice, I like all the different textures 10
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10/05/2004 06:48:16 PM
Amazing light and tone in this picture! Great work :)
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10/05/2004 04:07:59 PM
IR? Stunning.
10/05/2004 02:34:18 PM
Love the atmosphere of this shot. Wish the golfer were just a tad bit bigger.
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10/05/2004 01:30:36 PM
Use of infrared makes the golf course look like it's covered in snow. Interesting effect. Although I can easily make out the flag marker and the golfer with his bag, I see the big tree and impressive sky as a main focal points and then see the golfer and course as secondary elements. 5
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10/05/2004 11:10:12 AM
Interesting and definitely artistic. Infared? This would make an excellnt print hanging on the wall of a pro shop.
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10/05/2004 01:57:05 AM
The IR gives a wonderful haunting feeling - well done
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10/04/2004 11:38:06 PM
very nice
a different angle to make a flag more visible?
9
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10/04/2004 11:19:46 PM
Looks like near-IR to me... nice shot, good tree detail... I would have liked to see some more detail on the grass, but it's hard to get that when shooting with such a dark filter. Cloud pattern is very cool. I really like the composition with the strong lines of the treeline and cloud patterns.
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10/04/2004 10:41:43 PM
Nice tone on tone -- the blue adds to the chill.
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10/04/2004 04:33:24 PM
Wow. Very cool. You'd think it was winter.
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10/04/2004 03:48:07 PM
Infrared photography isn't everyone's cup o' tea, but I like the effect. It looks like hoarfrost all over the trees and ground. Your point of view works pretty well, and so does your cropping. Nice work. 8
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10/04/2004 12:54:03 PM
I love this picture. I love the perspective of the person against that huge tree. The tones are beautiful. I'm giving this the 10 it deserves.
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10/04/2004 10:33:22 AM
I like the negative space at the top, the solitary golfer on the course is good too. Not too sure about the IR though. 7
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10/04/2004 05:26:24 AM
A great IR shot - golf shots are very hard due to being flat, but this is quite well done.

I would have positioned it so that the flag was more alone - at the moment it is getting caught up with the tree.
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10/04/2004 05:22:25 AM
How could you play golf in that, nice shot, well done . 9
10/04/2004 04:46:38 AM
Beautiful image all around. I love the inclusion of human element in the shot and the perspective of scale it gave to the photo. Really exceptional image. 10
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10/03/2004 09:50:23 PM
Cool IR effect. Makes the whole scene weird and eery. Nice job -9
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10/03/2004 08:46:26 PM
9. I am really fascinated with infrared photography... I just ordered a lens online and should get it this week. I can't wait to try it out... I can only hope that my photos will be as nice as this one.
10/03/2004 06:50:44 PM
Makes me cold looking at it. Hope that guy is using bright orange balls! LOL
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10/03/2004 04:52:40 PM
I didn't know Ansel was a golfer!! That tree and sky is so superbly captured. I would love to shake Nature's hand...and yours, too, okay, sorry hahah. I'm very impressed with this...I wish I was wherever this was taken. I'm waiting, impatiently, for the snow. Thanks for a taste...tease!
10/03/2004 04:00:37 PM
Gorgeous image. Infrared? 9
10/03/2004 03:44:26 PM
great sky, a touch too burned maybe ;I like the tree but I think there may be too much detail in the shot, too much straining to see what it is you are looking at, and what is that under the tree? Oh yeah, and where is it snowy in spetember? hmmmmm?
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10/03/2004 09:39:41 AM
Beautiful stylistic picture. Presumably infra-red? And is that some vignetting I see at the corners? 9 - floyd
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10/03/2004 08:13:50 AM
WOW! Golfing in a winter wonderland. Might have tried for a closer crop to make the golfer more prominent.
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10/03/2004 07:21:44 AM
This seems very new to me, but what you have done here is really beautiful. Wonderful depth of field and the human figure together with the dog in the background does turn this whole picture into a charming piece of art.
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10/03/2004 06:42:57 AM
Wow, thought it was snow at first. What a great application of IR... one of the best I've ever seen. The clouds and the tree are what make this shot so 'wow'. Love the scale of the golfer. Nice duotone, the blue really complements the effect. The background trees add a diagonal element, nice touch. Superb! 10
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10/03/2004 03:24:42 AM
Don't know what you did to the colors, but this is a stunning image.
10/03/2004 12:24:28 AM
either infrared or a nuclear winter. for your sake I'll hoping for the IR. :) Neat shot...makes the clouds really pop. not sure how well the DPC crowd will receive it, but i think it's good. I lost the flag though...it took a minute to see it. love the repeating lines inthe clouds and trees. very nice.

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10/02/2004 08:56:33 PM
The trees and clouds are so spectacular that I find the tiny person, flag, and bench distracting. Other minor nits to pick are the vignetting and apparent tilt to the horizon.
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10/02/2004 08:16:14 PM
Sweet. I love the clouds and the tree is perfect.
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10/02/2004 07:19:44 PM
Nice, dramatic clouds. Love the IR treatment. My only beef is that it appears noticably rotated to the left.. Details, I know... But important details.

I really like the mood and composition otherwise..
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10/02/2004 06:43:49 PM
infrared makes this very surreal - 9
good luck
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10/02/2004 04:22:39 PM
Very nice. I really like IR photography. Well done.
10/02/2004 02:50:08 PM
dope infrared picture :D
10/02/2004 12:22:07 PM
An interesting approach in looking at the game of golf. It looks like snow. I have played on days like that. Photography and golf are both obsessions! Very nice shot.
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10/02/2004 11:39:44 AM
Wow, absolutely gorgeous! Upon first glance, I thought everything was covered with snow. The only small nitpick I have with this is the placement of the flag, but it still gets a 10 from me. Good luck!
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10/02/2004 09:21:10 AM
I would like to know more about how this was taken when the challenge is over. I want to know more about where it was taken, the type of tree, the time of day, etc. This is beautiful! A 10!
10/02/2004 08:25:34 AM
Very nice picture. A bit tilted though. Not that I complain. I love the clouds and the LITTLE man. this is Infra Red isn't it. I love it
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10/02/2004 08:06:18 AM
Upon first seeing this photo I thought it was the middle of winter in an overcast day. The black and white really holds the viewer's attention and makes them look deeper into the photo. Great job with composition and subject. 8
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10/02/2004 05:43:40 AM
Wow I love this picture! Superb.
10/02/2004 04:44:26 AM
Just beautiful almost worth taking up golf for
It looks like snow Is it? if so I guess it would be hard to find the ball LOL! !
A stunning image well done
10/02/2004 01:49:23 AM
This is a lovely image. I am guessing top 3 for this one. 10.
10/02/2004 12:10:49 AM
great infrared shot. dramtic tree and dramatic sky. I like the small figure of the golfer providing scale. only problem is the horizon seems tilted to me.
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10/01/2004 11:03:03 PM
Might be too much sky, but the subject is great. I love the idea that you capture winter golf at its best.
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10/01/2004 10:10:13 PM
Brrrrr, I mean forrrr. What a study of white. The blend of earth and sky is great. The row of trees in the background reaches on. The solitary golfer pressing on towards his goal...
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10/01/2004 08:45:05 PM
One word... stunning!!!! 10!
10/01/2004 08:23:12 PM
Subjects much too distant and the horizon looks askew to me. That may be just the slope, but by studying the big tree it looks to also lean to the left. Interesting photo though. 6
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10/01/2004 07:28:23 PM
I like the decision to use infra-red here. I also really like the negative space in the sky. In my eye, the portrait orientation showing a lot of the sky creates some tension in the shot - The tree and golfer appear to be the more important aspects of the shot. I would like to see this as a landscape shot, imho. I think the golfer is a great touch, showing the diminuitive size with respect to the tree, but I think he/she gets overpowered by the sky and tree combined.
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10/01/2004 07:13:16 PM
Nice use of infrared. Horizon is a bit tilted.
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10/01/2004 06:56:55 PM
Fantastic Shot!
10/01/2004 05:34:07 PM
just beutifull!!!
10/01/2004 05:28:05 PM
intriguing look and feel - technically excellent - I would have like it better without the golfer (no deduct)
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10/01/2004 05:27:29 PM
the best of the best in my opinion 10+
10/01/2004 05:24:58 PM
One of the interesting things with IR is that it sometimes turns into this wonderful winter wonder land. That's what happened here, very nice.
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10/01/2004 04:32:02 PM
absolutely great...the flag and the golfer give it awesome perspective.....the iced over tree(s) are very cool.....this pic is 1 of 5 of my highest rated for this challenge.
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10/01/2004 03:16:18 PM
This is beautiful- the black and white is perfect and I just feel cold just looking at it. The snow is so perfectly perserved on the trees and the people walking int he background is amazing- great job! 10
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10/01/2004 02:58:54 PM
Is Ansel Adams back from the dead? Feels like a slight tilt counterclockwise, but I love this image. Great work!
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10/01/2004 02:41:03 PM
Really cool. Is this infrared? At first I thought it was snow. Really nicely done (9).
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10/01/2004 02:07:10 PM
How did you get the infared look? Love the photo!
10/01/2004 01:45:51 PM
so beautiful i'm in love
10/01/2004 12:55:28 PM
I really like the IR tones. Along with the deep DOF and very wide angle view, as well as, the miniscule appearance of the person and golf bag(?) the impact of this photo lies in how it conveys the immensity and scale of the space it presents. It does this in both the verticle and horizontal dimensions. Very well done. 8
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10/01/2004 11:49:59 AM
Fabulous
10/01/2004 11:40:18 AM
Wow. Thought I was looking at a winter shot initially. Very dramatic effect created here. Lovely depth. Landscape features are sculpted nicely.
Colours create a "surreal" effect. I like it.
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10/01/2004 11:38:22 AM
Woww, what a great shot. I just love the blue color and the atmosphere in this photo. Perhaps a little to much sky, but it looks so great that it doesn't make the shot bad.
You belong right here, in the master challenge.
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10/01/2004 11:12:53 AM
The Horizon seems a little crooked.
Still an interesting shot
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10/01/2004 11:11:53 AM
The is a great shot, infrared I guess? The toning is really efffective and the vignetting suits the photo wonderfully. My only gripe is that the horizon isn't straight, which makes the tree appear to not be straight either. Even if the horizon isn't straight in real life, I think straightening it in this photo would improve it. 9
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10/01/2004 10:55:43 AM
This is amazing!!! All the white in it. It´s photos like that, that shows me how much i still have to learn 9
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10/01/2004 09:56:15 AM
personally i would say that you have a bit too much sky, a small cropping off the top IMHO would make a big difference, especially since the upermost areas of this photo are rather dark however overall gr8 photo and deffinitely deserves a gr8 placing
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10/01/2004 09:49:18 AM
Looks infrared. Looks more like icy cold winter, nice job.
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10/01/2004 09:36:26 AM
The color tones are simply beautiful. Looks wintery. How did you achieve this? Very very beautiful. One of my top picks.
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10/01/2004 09:26:26 AM
I think this is the first time I've seen a golf course in IR. I'm not a major fan of the effect personally unless it has real purpose which, because of the surreality of it, tends to be good for supernatural vibes or social statements, like pollution shots etc. I do quite like it when it's mixed with full colour though.

You've done it well and your shot is well composed.
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10/01/2004 07:58:38 AM
i'm sure this will look great blown up big on a wall ... awesome
10/01/2004 05:54:04 AM
Awesome image with great composition. Nice use of dodge/burn too by the looks. (8)
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10/01/2004 03:49:36 AM
Very willem and very wonderful. Great shot. Love it. 10.
10/01/2004 03:14:57 AM
You only lose my 10 because I initially thought this was a guy walking on ice with his dog. 9 because it's a golf course
10/01/2004 02:50:12 AM


Message edited by author 2004-10-12 23:05:22.
10/01/2004 02:18:59 AM
Cool effect, I mean it makes me feel cold... Good luck on the challenge.
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10/01/2004 01:51:25 AM
Beautiful infrared.9
10/01/2004 01:25:09 AM
I don't know if you tired, this but my only suggestion would be to clone out the flag as well as the bucket looking thing on the left next to the tree. But i love the lack of color. It's a really beautiful scenery and well composed.
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10/01/2004 01:22:43 AM
damn, thats great
10/01/2004 12:40:25 AM
Great sky and an incredible tree. I feel as if I would love to see it in natural color. It feels as if everything is leaning very slightly to the left, it may be the wind on the flag.
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10/01/2004 12:37:32 AM
This rocks! I have always wanted to do this, but always seem to forget to buy the filter. I love the snow feel to it. Great shot and good luck!
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10/01/2004 12:25:06 AM
Fantastic! I never would have thought to try and turn a summer scene into Faux Winter. (Perhaps I just don't get out much). It's a great contrast with the golfer and course, and such a strong light.. the bluish tone just gives it a little something extra too.
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