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Challenge: Circle (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Nature & Views
Camera: Gateway DC-T50
Location: Foot of Purgatory Mountain, VA
Date: Jul 5, 2005
Aperture: 1:6.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250 sec
Galleries: Vintage, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jul 5, 2005

Taken at the foot of Purgatory Mountain, VA, late this afternoon (about 7pm) overlooking fresh bales of hay. Tried to get a feel for the immense size of the field, but the lens just wouldn't do it justice. The fields go on for miles it seems. Realized that there were circles there everywhere and decided at the last minute to enter the Circle Challenge.

Regardless of score, I'm happy with the shot. :-)

PP includes:
Crop
Color/Curves Adjustments
Contrast & Lighting Adjustments
B/W
Resize for Web
(No Sharpening)

Statistics
Place: 119 out of 545
Avg (all users): 5.4007
Avg (commenters): 6.5385
Avg (participants): 5.4773
Avg (non-participants): 5.2937
Views since voting: 913
Views during voting: 390
Votes: 302
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0


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09/11/2005 05:19:16 PM
I almost submitted a similar shot. Living in a rural area surrounded by farms it is a common sight around here. But I never thought of one in B/W. I like this image and the b/w works well here. I read the other comments...I think the hazy mtn. helps the image. Keeps you focused on the subject portion of the photo while letting you see the distance. Nice work!
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08/03/2005 10:47:02 PM
Very nice composition. I would have liked some more contrast, or perhaps left it in color. The field and front portion just seem a bit dark to me.
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08/02/2005 11:23:47 PM
Very good black and white. The compostion is awesome! Well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/12/2005 11:22:24 PM
I wish the tones were more defined here. Of all the hay pictures in this challenge - I think this one is tops. good job.
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07/11/2005 10:11:01 PM
For this contest everyone who has the word “circle” in their title is getting a max 10 score. This is a copy and paste version that I am including in every photo that I upgrade to 10 due to the title. We as members of DPchallenge need to be reminded of the topic of the challenge – we really need to reread the topic every time we reach a photo. If circle is in the title and it is appropriate I will give a 10. I am sorry if you do not agree with my method of voting – but scores are all I have.
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07/11/2005 07:06:47 PM
your title works but it almost got downgraded - almost

For this contest everyone who has the word “circle” in their title is getting a lower score. This is a copy and paste version that I am including in every photo that I downgrade due to the title. We as members of DPchallenge know the topic of the challenge – we do not need to reread the topic every time we reach a photo. If circle is in the title and it is appropriate I will most likely not down grade, but it better be good. I am sorry if you do not agree with my method of protest – but scores are all I have.
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07/11/2005 03:28:22 PM
Of all the "rolls in the hay" in this challenge, this one is my favorite because there are more compositional elements involved to draw the eye to the subject in the foreground: the 'open arms' of the mountain slopes leading to the midground border of trees gives great depth of field. The nearly linear orientation of the other bales make the one in focus seem that much more unique, and therefor more interesting than the rest. Great shot!
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07/11/2005 02:15:03 PM
whilst there are circles in the image, my eye is constantly drawn to the mountaintop, which becomes the subject of the photo. Only a minor criticism to an interesting photo, though. I'm curious to know why there are some very sharp features on the mountain edge without obvious sharpening artifacts nearby?
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07/10/2005 07:29:34 PM
Nice DOF!
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07/09/2005 07:12:08 PM
Crop Circles...and a pyramid. Interesting juxtaposition. ...and a nice shot.
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07/07/2005 10:47:37 PM
It seems like the mountain is the subject here, not any circular shape.

I do however, like the shot. A little more contrast may help though, it feels a little flat.
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07/07/2005 01:29:14 PM
Surprisingly a common theme. This is my fav of them though!
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07/06/2005 08:44:54 PM
I love this photo! It's definitely one of my favorites that I've seen so far. Great choice to make it black & white - I imagine it was beautiful in color as well, but the impact would have been so much different. Gorgeous tones and composition. Good luck!
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07/06/2005 05:38:03 PM
too many of these here...
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07/06/2005 04:42:43 PM
Nice mood, clever title. 6 Next time do the other kind of crop circles, and I'll double your creativtiy points! : )
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07/06/2005 02:12:33 PM
I nearly took this same image. ;)
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07/06/2005 12:39:23 PM
Perfect title.
Many should be taking Title lessons from you.

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07/06/2005 08:55:23 AM
The DOF is good. I find the hazy mountain in the background a touch distracting for some reason. Maybe it's the time of day. I wish the sky had more contrast.
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07/06/2005 12:31:46 AM
Very nice idea.

I appreciate the originality of the titleing, nice touch.

IMO the comp is ok, the dof excellent, whites need work, blacks ok, mountain too soft, lighting fg ok, lighting bg ok but that mountain again, sky a bit blown, overall a nice pix.
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