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Branch to Nowhere
Branch to Nowhere
KiwiShotz


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Challenge: Branch (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ20
Location: Paekakariki Steam Museum, Wellington, NZ
Date: Sep 3, 2005
Aperture: f8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Landscape, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Sep 3, 2005

This has been a most frustrating exercise. I had the concept in my head but just couldn't get the desolation I wanted from this location or any other. Dodging commuter trains didn't make it any easier.

In the end, I went with this shot and set about seeing what I could do with it to give it a desolate or unreal feeling. Honestly, the original shot is just not good enough but by colourizing it with a sort of dirty unkempt colour, I am submitting it. About two hours ago with no time to try a re-shoot, I was going to withraw my entry in Branch on the basis of "near enough is not good enough"

Post-Production Adjustment Layers: Contrast +10, Colorized, Hue 30, Sat 27, Lightness 0
Reduced to 640 pixels, mirrored, slightly over sharpened to give it an unreal look.

Statistics
Place: 67 out of 432
Avg (all users): 5.7063
Avg (commenters): 6.4286
Avg (participants): 5.5066
Avg (non-participants): 5.9073
Views since voting: 825
Views during voting: 374
Votes: 303
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/14/2005 02:04:16 AM
Well done brudder, moving up 20 odd places a challenge, you will get the blue soon :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2005 11:45:25 AM
crop...crop...crop
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09/12/2005 07:44:50 PM
A bit more cluttered than I'd like, but I like the perspective.
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09/10/2005 11:24:59 PM
nicely done
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09/09/2005 07:16:16 PM
I think the sepia works well portraying the end of the branch and line, well done.
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09/09/2005 03:21:33 PM
I like the ominous feeling...
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09/09/2005 10:19:15 AM
my eye seems drawn to the continuing track, not the dead end. Hmmm...maybe it's the 'tunnel' of wire supports. I like the coloration, though.
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09/08/2005 09:45:42 PM
Nice point of view. I like the sepia lending an old feel. The mid-ground feels harsh - is it due to the contrastiness?
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09/08/2005 02:49:39 PM
I might have cropped off the right hand edge to get rid of the sign which is a bit distracting, good sepia treatment works well here
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09/08/2005 01:42:49 PM
Yep, definitely the end of the line there!

Like the sepia tones. Gives an arid, dry and old feel to the shot.
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09/08/2005 11:46:03 AM
I really like the sepia tone used. Original shot...Good work!
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09/07/2005 11:50:25 PM
appropriate title. picture say a lot story.
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09/07/2005 11:44:16 PM
Well done on the novel approach to the theme, but you should have cropped the buildings and sky since they just take away from your statement.
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09/07/2005 08:43:55 PM
I like the angle and the lines leading the eye out of the upper right of your photo. Good color tone gives it an "old-time" feel
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09/07/2005 04:46:58 PM
a wonderful shot. Did you try it with the house cropped out, might have even been better.
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09/07/2005 02:44:09 PM
great shot
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09/07/2005 12:18:23 AM
Good concept. I also like the Sepia. It suits the shot well.
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