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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Minimalism (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Enchanted Rock, Texas
Date: Apr 22, 2005
Aperture: f/13
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Apr 26, 2005

Taken on top of Enchated Rock outside of Fredericksburg, Texas.

I adjusted the brightness, curves, hue, saturation, crop and USM.

**For all the commentors who mentioned it being too dark on the left side, and the spots in the sky, remember this was an open challenge where no spot editing or dodging was allowed. I prefered having a proper exposure on the clouds, and have a darker ground on non-calibrated monitors, then to blowout the clouds to bring up the shadow details.

Statistics
Place: 14 out of 492
Avg (all users): 6.4420
Avg (commenters): 7.5581
Avg (participants): 6.1392
Avg (non-participants): 6.7917
Views since voting: 1310
Views during voting: 499
Votes: 362
Comments: 50
Favorites: 0


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05/04/2005 10:35:04 AM
Excellent placement for a fine photo. Kind of fun to think I was there when you took this picture. :-))
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/03/2005 02:18:04 PM
Beautiful play of light and shadows. What are the little specks in the sky? 9
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05/03/2005 08:35:30 AM
Exquisite shot! The depth of color and contrast is terrific. A 10 in my book!!!
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05/03/2005 12:00:14 AM
great colors and good framing
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05/02/2005 07:59:40 PM
whoa nice picture great sky, excellent colors maybe a bit too dark in the left but nice anyway 8
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05/01/2005 08:21:44 PM
whats up with the black spots? Are they birds? To bad you couldn't clone them out. All except for that and the left bottom being a little dark. Great shot otherwise.
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05/01/2005 06:30:30 PM
A bit dark, I am not sure if it strengthens the picture or weakens it. Still there is something that this picture is lacking but it isn't beauty that is for sure.
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04/30/2005 11:43:33 PM
great contrast, dynamic sky, gnarly subject....great work
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04/30/2005 10:23:13 PM
A very striking image, well done.
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04/30/2005 01:19:58 PM
splendid photo
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04/30/2005 11:44:01 AM
i like the color in this photo
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04/30/2005 09:10:15 AM
this fits the challenge well, but your lower left is too dark, you have lose detail there
04/30/2005 04:52:49 AM
I love that blue sky and the way the sun is highlighting the tree. 7
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04/29/2005 11:32:57 PM
Ahhh, this is like a painting. Beautiful capture.
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04/29/2005 10:57:02 PM
Simplistic beauty always works well. Great tree, great light, great post processing. :o)
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04/29/2005 07:02:14 PM
Great shot, but it's too dark on the left side on my monitor.
04/29/2005 06:12:42 PM
I am glad you can see some of the tree features. Not too much.
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04/29/2005 01:35:08 PM
the colors and composition make this one a standout- one of my favorites this challenge
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04/29/2005 09:53:29 AM
very very nice
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04/29/2005 03:49:15 AM
The colours are excellent, and the tree stands out very well, good job!
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04/29/2005 02:43:23 AM
Great landscape. It´s a shame the shadows, but that´s ok. Hope you´ll do it well in the challenge. Good luck. 9
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04/29/2005 02:08:08 AM
beautiful!!! shame there are some dust spots in the image, but beautiful, love the mood in this picture!
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04/29/2005 12:11:14 AM
great colors
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04/28/2005 10:12:22 PM
I have never been toTexas, thanks for taking me there....assuming this is really Texas. NIce.
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04/28/2005 07:27:55 PM
Beautiful
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04/28/2005 05:32:05 PM
nice image i would have like the sky a little darker and the land a little lighter.
04/28/2005 03:48:08 PM
Very nice, the colours are nice and rich.
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04/28/2005 01:47:45 PM
E-Rock, I have an awesome picture of that tree as well! The rotten limbs are slowly falling off of it more and more. Would like to see the pink in the granite a little more and the white of the tree trunk a little more though, but I'm sure you lose the interest in the sky. But a very surreal picture overall!! 8
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04/28/2005 12:42:29 PM
Gorgeous photo! The black specks hurt it a bit, though - you can't tell if perhaps they're birds in the distance, or if it's just debris in the camera. Great composition!
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04/28/2005 11:32:32 AM
Awesome image! The colors are positively gorgeous. The warm, soft lighting on the tree is fabulous. Great composition. Meets the challenge! I like it a lot!
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04/28/2005 09:38:12 AM
Gorgeous rich colors and outstanding choice of composition. Shame about the dust spots, but that's easy to clean up after the challenge. Very nicely done!
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04/28/2005 06:08:53 AM
If the left side of the image could have been lightened just a hair this image would have scored higher. This darkness hides details I would have loved to see. I like hte light on the tree - pulls your eye to the tree. 8
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04/28/2005 01:42:47 AM
Really nice capture. Works well for me. When I lay a rule on the horizon it's almost bang-on squared up, but there's an overall sense of lean to the left because the black area on the left is so massive. I think it would balance better if it were rotatted ccw a quarter of a degree or so. Perhaps a tad more shadow detail, but that may be a monitor issue. Strong entry.
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04/28/2005 12:27:50 AM
There is a lot of darkness. The tree is supposed to be the subject (I assume) but competes with the blueness and beauty of the sky.
04/27/2005 11:16:33 PM
like the overall effects. Good shot.
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04/27/2005 11:05:21 PM
I like this image a lot, but for the black specks in several places on the sky. as it is, I'd rate 7
04/27/2005 10:35:03 PM
I love the contrast between all of the colors here. The sky is such a brilliant blue, the grass so green....and when melded with the orange-brown of the dirt and slight yellow of the tree....it's lovely :-)
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04/27/2005 08:28:52 PM
I like this tree being the only thing that stands up in the scene.
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04/27/2005 08:25:34 PM
Amazing sky!
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04/27/2005 07:40:51 PM
Very nice, dramatic colors and contrast.
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04/27/2005 06:38:27 PM
9, good color, light and focus..also nice to look at.!!
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04/27/2005 05:40:06 PM
NIce, nice, nice, maybe a little too dark though, but overall, great work, 8
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04/27/2005 04:23:30 PM
Beautiful! I love the strong colors. The small tree is definitely strong while occupying only a small part of your image.
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04/27/2005 01:08:35 PM
Great Landscape. definantly top ten. 10
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04/27/2005 11:58:24 AM
I like the sharp constrasts in the low sunlight..the tree definitely is the main focal point..good composition and use of light.8
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04/27/2005 11:55:42 AM
Beautiful but much too dark on the left side ....
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04/27/2005 11:45:00 AM
The color and lighting here is nice. Great job.
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04/27/2005 09:54:57 AM
lighting seems harsh but meets the challenge
04/27/2005 03:24:14 AM
love it, beautiful shot.
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04/27/2005 02:24:20 AM
Are those birds in the sky or brutal sensor dust spots? Beautiful colours both in the sky and on the ground. Beautiful landscape, nice work.
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