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Challenge: Landscape (Classic Editing)
Collection: Landscapes & Longshots
Camera: Olympus D-490Z
Location: Berkeley, California, USA
Date: Jan 12, 2003
Aperture: 4.4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/650
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jan 12, 2003

Tritone using Black, yellow, and cyan. Shot from the Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve in the Berkeley/Oakland Hills.
Composed upside-down with the camera mounted on the bottom of my tripod to achieve a low-angle under the branches.

Statistics
Place: 100 out of 219
Avg (all users): 5.5745
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 5.4179
Avg (non-participants): 5.7822
Views since voting: 2443
Votes: 235
Comments: 40
Favorites: 6 (view)


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03/05/2007 06:08:43 PM
Oh hell, you was robbed. This is so much better than its finishing position would indicate...

R.
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04/08/2004 12:12:36 PM
When I see photos like this my first reaction is "Must be nice to live in such a photogenic place", but then I remember I DO live in a photogenic place!
Maybe someday I will learn to take advantage of the surroundings as well as you!
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01/26/2003 01:23:00 AM
I think it is perfect just the way it is. I really liked your shot. The colors and lighting are very unique which makes this photo stand out amongst the rest. I really like the church or building that is in the lower half. The tree is awesome the way it hangs like that. Your photo really has a lot of depth.
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01/23/2003 10:37:50 PM
...and here's a link to a recropped version per Jimmy's suggestion. ' . substr('//www.pbase.com/image/11390797/small.jpg', strrpos('//www.pbase.com/image/11390797/small.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
01/23/2003 05:35:45 PM
Thanks everyone for your comments. I figured that this was one people would either really like or not, but I was pleasantly surprised that so many of you liked it quite so well!

jimmyn4 -- Thanks for your comments and suggestions. The fringing around the upper leaves is totally an artifact of the tritone curves used, and represented the best compromise I could find. There's no sharpening applied at all. Maybe I'll try cropping off the tower walls -- I think the roofline will then mirror the triangular trees, and it will give it a overall more panoramic aspect.

It was somewhat a last-minute desperation shot -- there was rain and gray skies here all week, and I had little contrast to work with as shot, leading to my decision to artificially colorize it. Here is a link to the Original Frame (it really was shot upside down!)
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01/23/2003 11:59:23 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club.
First off, what a splendid photo. I like the colors. It almost makes this place look like a different world. I think what you did here was very cool. I can understand why this photo didn't place well. I think mostly because it is different. I like the branches hanging down in the shot but whether you did it intentionally or not the outlines around them are very distracting and makes it look a little over edited.
I have never taken a photo with this technique so I can't tell you ways in improving this photo in those terms.
The composition is nice. I don't like the building in the bottom center. I don't mind the buildings and bridge furthur away but I don't like that building there. I think I would have wanted more of a seperation between the city and nature.
I found this photo difficult to critique so forgive me if its not the bext one ever. Good work and good luck in future challenges.
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01/21/2003 10:21:33 PM
I'm stunned to see this down here... A definite Favorite Pic for me... Congrats on an absolutely fantastic shot!
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01/20/2003 03:51:37 PM
I am suprised this didnt do much better.It obviously didnt appeal to the tastes of the general group of viewers. The votes are so spread out , and the amount of low scores is near the amount of highest scores, mine being one of the 10's. Those that voted you down have no artistic sense about them and are loser's ! Great Job !
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/19/2003 10:35:15 PM
Very beautiful effect.
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01/19/2003 07:20:37 PM
I adore this picture, it looks like it is more of a 3d piece of artwork. I'd love to find out how you did this. I cannot really fault it in any way. My favourite part is the branches of the tree hanging down, and the light reflects off it. *drools* This is a 10!!!! thanks for submitting it :) -Annida
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01/19/2003 07:00:25 PM
damn that's good! tough competition this week good luck 10
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01/19/2003 12:47:42 AM
seems more like digital art than photography... kind of over processed.. I would love to see this shot as it was taken...
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01/18/2003 10:17:52 PM
Very interesting. Looks like a painting. One of my favorites.
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01/18/2003 06:27:34 PM
Uhhh...that's the Bay Bridge...
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01/18/2003 04:38:15 PM
This almost seems like it is in 3D, lovely colors too.
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01/17/2003 10:23:20 AM
THis is an intresting effect
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01/17/2003 06:17:21 AM
This is such a beautiful shot but it seems too unatural. The moss in the foreground looks oversharpened because of the color. I would like to see the original out of the camera.
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01/16/2003 09:20:20 PM
looks like too much unsharp mask was used...the edges of the tree in the foreground take away from the pic. nice job on framing and composition.
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01/16/2003 08:03:48 PM
Very spooky. Armageddon or what? The use of complimentary blue and yellow hues is interesting. An unusual but dramatic color choice for water. The steeple piercing the bottom centre also has real kinetic thrust. This is an arresting diversion from a theme that could be plauged by calendar attempts. Thank you for venturing so creatively. A good image.
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01/16/2003 03:59:56 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! I love the light. The light in the foreground tree is incredible. The sky is a little grainy so I give you a 9
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01/15/2003 08:06:23 PM
Bizarre coloration, but cool! The clouds came out a little grainy and the tree in the foreground looks to be over sharpened, but the overall effect is just a little too cool to berate it too much. (Special filter?) Very, very cool! 9 Swash (I just had to take away a point for the above issues, sorry)
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01/15/2003 06:58:31 PM
This is awesome, near perfect.Has a Maxfield Parish look to it. I give it my first and only 10
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01/15/2003 05:06:27 PM
so much color saturation, looks like a picture of a painting
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01/15/2003 05:02:13 PM
love the depth of field at work in this photo...not too sure about yellow hue
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01/15/2003 03:39:59 PM
I'll be interested to see how this was doen without photoshopping.
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01/15/2003 12:42:22 PM
I think it's processed too much to perhaps make the water appear golden. I think people should strive for their photos to appear natural rather than super up in photoshop too much.
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01/15/2003 11:32:07 AM
Very cool, very unique submittion for the Landscape challenge.
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01/15/2003 10:09:04 AM
Really pretty shot. I like this very much. Good luck in the challange!
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01/14/2003 10:35:12 PM
What did you do to this, and why?
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01/14/2003 09:29:33 PM
This looks unnatural and more like a painting then a photograph. I really don't care for whatever you did, I'm guessing in photoshop or a similar program. This would have been a really cool photo just in black and white, not sure why you choose to do such dramatifc stuff with the coloring. Just having the piece of the stteple is kind of bothersome, but I love your framing of this shot.
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01/14/2003 09:14:34 PM
The effect that you tried with altering the colors was inneffective. A more natural colouring would be in order. I liked the overhanging tree framing the shot. jgillard4
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01/14/2003 03:01:23 PM
wow is that just from a filter ?? 8
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01/14/2003 01:31:24 PM
I found it difficult to catch the bridge sue to the smog, good job, but you almost loose the reality of it in the tree hanging over the top..Overall good shot..
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01/14/2003 11:25:57 AM
Looks like more of a painting than a photograph. I don't really like it. I can't tell if its really well taken or not - Inspzil
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01/14/2003 03:42:00 AM
I marked this down because of the colours. I would have prefered a more naturalistic rendering.
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01/14/2003 12:52:41 AM
I really like the composition of this, but I think you applied too much post processing to the image...
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01/13/2003 06:40:22 PM
I like the effect on this - makes it look chilly. Great sky!!
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01/13/2003 06:08:59 PM
Very cool picture!! I love the exaggerated colors in this!! Yeah, a 9. It looks like SF, Calif., but I'm trying to figure out where you were.
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01/13/2003 05:32:26 PM
A very interesting shot and kind of a cool effect, but a little too photoshopped for my tastes.
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01/13/2003 10:06:27 AM
nice use of the editing here
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