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Challenge: Dreams (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical for Canon (Black)
Location: Pasadena, CA
Date: May 4, 2005
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 4 seconds
Galleries: Emotive, Studio
Date Uploaded: May 4, 2005

sharpening, levels, crop, and some cloneing edits in PS CS1.

18kw HMI backlight, 2kw Zenon handheld

3am in the morning.

Place: 6 out of 114
Avg (all users): 6.6019
Avg (commenters): 7.2069
Avg (participants): 6.0698
Avg (non-participants): 6.9538
Views since voting: 4946
Views during voting: 415
Votes: 216
Comments: 43
Favorites: 9 (view)

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06/10/2008 07:25:46 PM
Magical, love the light.
09/09/2006 07:28:13 PM
Really love this!
06/27/2006 02:17:54 PM
Certainly different but creative! Good work!
02/03/2006 08:12:51 PM
Very interesting shot. The comp is beautiful, but the house and powerline elements are a tad distracting. The highlights on the edges produce a slightly 'oversharpened' look. The shot has a ton of potential, and I'm interested to see more work of the same design.

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09/02/2005 02:24:12 PM
awesome, where'd you get the HMI?
05/18/2005 12:48:08 PM
Fantastic. The shimmer of the leaves is magical.
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05/14/2005 02:19:30 PM
you have your own hmi? wow.
05/14/2005 01:04:24 AM
Hey I just realized this one finished top 10! One of my favorites int he challenge, by far. Congrats on 6th!
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05/13/2005 04:29:41 AM
I am impressed at the lengths you went to get this stunning photo, SJ: it is truly reminiscent of a "lost" dream. Great work.
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05/13/2005 02:07:14 AM
Way to go SJ! You kicked butt on this image. Very well done.
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05/13/2005 12:33:47 AM
Another intriguing image worthy of a ribbon. Congratulations on your 6th finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/12/2005 09:40:05 PM
Lovely and magical. Bumping up.
05/12/2005 07:19:44 PM
The tree is a great capture, its a shame that the torch light is too blown out. I wouldhabe like to see a little local tonal adjustment here..
05/12/2005 05:44:01 PM
Really Nice! Where do you have sun at midnight -> North-pole?
05/12/2005 11:48:29 AM
THis is phenominal. I wouldn't be surprised if you scored a ribbon with this one. 10
05/12/2005 03:51:58 AM
Kewl. All that's missing is a ten year old boy and a stranded alien botanist with the power to heal with his index finger and a passion for reese's pieces and rigorous bike rides.
05/11/2005 06:05:04 PM
Beautiful and well-titled!

It reminds me of a poem by Stevie Smith:

"Not Waving But Drowning"

Nobody hear him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
I was much further out than you thought
And not waving but drowning.

Poor chap, he alway loved larking
And now he's dead
It must have been too cold for him his heart gave way,
They said.

Oh, no no no, it was too cold always
(Still the dead one lay moaning)
I was much too far out all my life
And not waving but drowning.
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05/11/2005 11:08:23 AM
Very interesting, stark contrast... feels like something out of the X-files.
05/11/2005 04:05:16 AM
Very nicely done. I like the way that the leaves are illuminated. The only thing I'd rather not see is the moon, but that's partially because it always looks fake when portrayed realistically in a photograph where it's not the focal point (prima donna heavenly bodies). You did a nice job of placing just enough light around the man's silhouette to clearly identify him as a person and not just an oddly shaped bit of foliage. If he were holding a torch rather than a flashlight it would give the image a very different feel, which I personally would find a bit more interesting.
05/10/2005 11:52:54 PM
Sounds like my dreams. Nicely photographed and titled.
05/10/2005 09:07:25 AM
I love the light in this picture...the giant "glowing tree"...to me the picture has a slightly sinister feel to it...but that's probably because I've had too many nightmares with people chasing me...really effective and powerful photo, nicely done.
05/10/2005 05:04:26 AM
Great shot, very dreamy, mystic and atmospheric. The only thing in this image that distracts a bit IMHO is the house to the right and the lines in the background. Very good shot nevertheless. 8
05/09/2005 05:41:05 PM
The lighting's great and everything is superbly sharp. I think it might look better without the power lines running through it.
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05/09/2005 04:53:10 PM
The flashlight doesn't work for me. However....the rest of the image is just perfect. Especially how the tree is just a bit off kilter.

A suggestion which may also work well is to have your subject in a more suspenseful pose...perhaps head turned left or right and arms and legs cocked ready to bolt.
05/08/2005 09:59:20 PM
Great photo. Neat lighting, but I find the wires behind the tree distracting.
05/08/2005 01:44:52 PM
A bit too oversharpened to my taste, but in this case(dreams) it works. To remove the power line, and the building would be a real plus to the whole image. Your getting a top score from me.
05/08/2005 11:49:29 AM
Nice lighting...
05/08/2005 09:43:09 AM
Too bad the power lines are running through the picture, otherwise it is a very cool looking picture.
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05/07/2005 10:38:24 AM
Excellent idea and very nicely executed. Only 2 things that bother me - the "cables" running across the tree and the red area to the right don't work well with the rest of the image. The small light in the sky is starting to bug me too now!
The backlight is superb though, and the exposure well controlled. A very strong image.
05/06/2005 09:52:47 PM
i really like the overall lighting effects in this shot....i just find the big light spot behind the tree to take away from the man a bit and distracting from his being lossed
05/06/2005 07:59:17 PM
You found the technique for a magical image. Love the lighting on the tree and landscape. With Advanced editing, if you had cloned out that flashlight and the moon, (for me) this would have been an automatic 10. As it is, a super 7.
05/06/2005 05:51:12 PM
Nice night shot, I like the tree
05/06/2005 05:32:53 PM
Nice work - I would have tightened the crop and tried to remove the lines. Well done 8
05/06/2005 04:48:48 PM
great shot, love the juxtaposition of the moon and the torch. The lighting behind the tree is stunning.
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05/06/2005 03:54:29 PM
Coming back to comment I like this photo more than before, great silhouettes!
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05/06/2005 10:13:15 AM
Very cool loooking!
05/06/2005 10:04:07 AM
I really like this, but the wires really take away from this for me. Great lighting and very crisp though.
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05/06/2005 09:30:35 AM
Spot on. I like this good job
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05/06/2005 08:12:15 AM
Beatiful pic. I hope you´ll got a higher place in the challenge. Good luck.
05/06/2005 08:06:37 AM
Awsome......simply superb lighting. Can't wait to learn more about this image. Well done.
05/06/2005 05:04:45 AM
my pick for a ribbon 10
05/06/2005 03:59:14 AM
better for late night
05/06/2005 02:34:28 AM
that is a horrible dream I used to dream I couldnt find my house
Nice idea and lighting
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