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Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G5
Location: nyc, staten island
Date: Jul 31, 2004
Aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/640 secs
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jan 2, 2005

I originally took the shot this summer but didnt return to it till almost november or december. This is my favourite shot from 2004, I really learnt a lot last year and look forward to more challenges, thanks dpc.

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Votes: 354
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09/17/2005 01:55:40 PM
Originally posted by srbrubaker:

When does it cross from being a photo to being a photo-derived work of art? It's a subjective question but I think this one has crossed the line. At first glance the colors are interesting, drammatic, striking. But seconds later we stop thinking about the picture and start thinking about the steps taken to make it. Then we start wondering whether the sky really would have been better without that great blob of red. Or with less of that inky blue. And then, finally, the chartreuse of the grass begins to grate. And we begin to wonder what it was we saw in the photo in that first second. That was my experience, anyway. For the first second or so, it was a real kick.


I agree completely. It goes from amazing to a sort of over saturated water color painting where color has no purpose.

But it's still a great picture, I just was shocked that this person described my feelings so perfectly.
08/11/2005 02:46:29 PM
I think last beautiful pic of my life no more ' love it ' ur so lucky
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02/14/2005 10:31:10 AM
When does it cross from being a photo to being a photo-derived work of art? It's a subjective question but I think this one has crossed the line. At first glance the colors are interesting, drammatic, striking. But seconds later we stop thinking about the picture and start thinking about the steps taken to make it. Then we start wondering whether the sky really would have been better without that great blob of red. Or with less of that inky blue. And then, finally, the chartreuse of the grass begins to grate. And we begin to wonder what it was we saw in the photo in that first second. That was my experience, anyway. For the first second or so, it was a real kick.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2005 07:36:15 PM
wow
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01/31/2005 04:48:01 PM
WOW !!!!!!!!!! What great colors.
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01/30/2005 05:30:37 PM
Awesome sky. I do feel that the lightening of the grass is a bit overdone. May I suggest either toning down the brightness for the grass or reducing yellow content and bumping slightly up the green?
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01/28/2005 04:49:59 PM
love the colors. absolutly amazing
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01/27/2005 09:49:04 PM
this is the defintion of misuse of filters. kinda bland picture anyway.
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01/27/2005 07:08:46 PM
Crazy colors. Seems a bit overprocessed, but given the subject I like it. It almost seems surreal.
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01/27/2005 06:11:34 PM
Hey, I saw this one on deviantArt!
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01/26/2005 09:05:51 PM
i likely! great deep dof, which i feel is super necessary for landscape shots! Dunno if you used ps or not (ooks rather natural) but I love it. Good stuff & good luck! 10
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01/24/2005 10:44:20 PM
Whoa. Neat use of saturation. I really like the surreal feel of it. Great job!
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01/24/2005 06:38:16 AM
what an interesting image. although, i'd have to say it really could use a subject. the way you have processed this, that open area is just begging for there to be something or somebody in it. i hope this does well for you, and that it doesn't get lost in the shuffle of this huge challenge! good luck!
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01/24/2005 05:54:38 AM
Hmmm. This seems like it needs more of a subject. My eyes are drawn to nowhere in particular. It's also a bit overprocessed, it seems. I like the idea though.
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01/24/2005 03:48:31 AM
vibrant colors! beautiful
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01/23/2005 07:03:15 PM
This comes across as a little overdone and more like digital art. I really like the simplicity of the image and the cloud formations tell a wild story. Curious to see the original and how dynamic that sky was.
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01/23/2005 01:35:12 AM
Its all about the colors. 10
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01/21/2005 05:11:03 PM
Very nice... is that a gradient?
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01/21/2005 11:49:55 AM
Sorry but for my personal taste only this doesn´t do anything for me as it looks too fake after all the dodging and burning. I can´t put my finger on it but what I am trying to say is that it looks too surreal.
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01/21/2005 07:37:48 AM
Well this one certainly drew my attention. Very colourful and vivid image.

On the otherhand... What was just an ordinary landscape photo has been transformed into this by probably relying heavily on Photoshop. This picture is a bit too much processed for my taste. I think that the only time one would see such a vision would be in a nuclear war.
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01/21/2005 03:50:03 AM
I will love this picture more if there are some people or animal here.
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01/20/2005 03:51:09 PM
Nice but...it looks a bit artificial.
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01/19/2005 06:32:25 PM
The effect of this photo seems over the top to me. The colors are so saturated that it diminishes the dramatic effect the photo could have had.
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01/18/2005 08:59:18 PM
The colors don't look real, too exaggerated..... too much PS perhaps?
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01/18/2005 08:07:05 PM
nice effect
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01/18/2005 07:40:00 PM
good colors, but the image is too much processed
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01/18/2005 07:05:18 PM
Wow, are those colors for real? Good luck in the challenge!
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01/18/2005 12:10:43 PM
THE WHOLE PAGE IS EYE CATCHING. LOVE IT.
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01/18/2005 02:32:40 AM
Nice photo, but alas ruined when you let Liberace loose on your computer. Sorry, I just think the lurid colours are too much. 4.
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01/17/2005 02:54:00 PM
Wow colour.8
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01/17/2005 09:10:12 AM
Very dramatic, a bit artificial maybe?
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01/16/2005 11:46:38 PM
I don't care for the post-processing on this one.
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01/16/2005 06:44:57 PM
Awesome lighting and colors
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01/16/2005 04:28:58 PM
Outstanding colours - can't wait to see whether it was touched up or not!
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01/16/2005 12:29:36 PM
the image is great ! you should have removed that line in the sky, though
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01/16/2005 09:48:18 AM
Too much edited for me....
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01/16/2005 07:29:34 AM
Beautiful, but I feel the colors have been pushed a little too much.
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01/16/2005 05:30:29 AM
I suspect others may come down on this for the technicolor processing, but I like it a lot. Freaking bizarre, makes me thing mystery & magic.
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01/16/2005 04:23:54 AM
I'm not completely convinced you haven't gone too far with the processing here, but you certainly have a bit of skill with the old photoshop. That is a terrific sky, and the perfectly manicured lawn offsets it nicely.
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01/16/2005 02:04:59 AM
Great colors
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01/16/2005 12:40:58 AM
wow!! cool colors!
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01/16/2005 12:20:21 AM
whoa! excellent colors! 10 :D
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