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Leaf Landmark  Prominence is Relative
Leaf Landmark Prominence is Relative

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Landmarks (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Paonia, Colorado, USA
Date: Nov 30, 2004
Aperture: F/4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250 sec.
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Dec 5, 2004

Leaf sticking out of a snowy hillside. . . .

Adjustments: Crop, Brightness/Contrast, Burn, and Dodge.

Place: 135 out of 143
Avg (all users): 4.6332
Avg (commenters): 5.2500
Avg (participants): 4.4946
Avg (non-participants): 4.7547
Views since voting: 583
Views during voting: 327
Votes: 199
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0

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12/14/2004 11:57:25 PM
I actually thought that this was a creative interpretation for this challange. The setting sun casting the loooooong shadow spoke volumes to me along with your title. I gave it a 6. I found people focused to much on a "recognizable" landmark rather than how a photographer interpreted the challange. Anything can be a defining landmark to someone (or something) as your picture clearly demonstrates. Good job!

Message edited by author 2004-12-14 23:58:44.
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12/13/2004 02:21:35 AM
I love it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/12/2004 10:22:37 PM
While I agree with your title, to pull off a challenge interpretation like this you need a really stunning photo. This one has nice texture and lighting, but very little 'wow' factor - 4
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12/12/2004 12:04:45 PM
true but still must be able to tell what the landmark is.
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12/12/2004 12:14:23 AM
This is different, but too far a stretch for the challenge in my opinion.
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12/10/2004 11:45:09 PM
This does not work for me. Not really a landmark, leaf is lost in the snow, etc.
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12/09/2004 05:32:05 PM
can't wait to see the other comments and the voting break down on this one...

sometimes, at this time of day, you have to look not just where the light is coming from, but also where it's going. the strength of the shadows and the glare off the snow do not really leave a richness of texture that might have been found from a slightly different angle or if you had shot this 15 minutes later (assuming this is sunrise). also, the image might have been more interesting if, instead of silhouetting the leaf, you had captured the leaf's colors.
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12/09/2004 09:40:02 AM
Clever. I like the textures.
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12/09/2004 09:04:06 AM
Nice idea, a good take on the theme. I like the long shadow and relief on the snow but as a whole it lacks punch - good luck
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12/09/2004 04:18:42 AM
While I agree with your title, the overall composition is uninspiring and mundane. The leaf is simply not interesting enough of a focal point to give this photograph any remarkability.
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12/09/2004 03:23:36 AM
Bravo, I love this, clap clap clap.
12/09/2004 12:21:13 AM
Definately an interesting take on the challenge, I would have preferred if you had simply titled it Prominence is relative, but definately a great idea here.
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12/07/2004 12:44:58 AM
Nice try but nah
12/06/2004 09:53:09 PM
I'm not so sure of many people will appreciate this like I do. :)
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12/06/2004 04:54:04 PM
lightning and composition are fantastic! Works for me as a landmark even though if you hadn't said it was a leaf it would have taken me a while to figure it out,
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12/06/2004 03:58:44 PM
Snow is hard to shoot. The texture and light are really beautiful. A creative and risky idea. Kudos to you for your courage!
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12/06/2004 01:14:15 PM
he he - landmark in the snow
12/06/2004 08:43:01 AM
Something different, to be sure - but I dont' find it very interesting as a photo.

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