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Challenge: Branch (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Olympus C-70 / C-7000 Zoom
Location: Himalayas - India
Date: Sep 1, 2005
Aperture: 4.8
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 3, 2005

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Statistics
Place: 12 out of 432
Avg (all users): 6.3512
Avg (commenters): 7.4615
Avg (participants): 6.1667
Avg (non-participants): 6.5369
Views since voting: 1215
Views during voting: 396
Votes: 299
Comments: 21
Favorites: 7 (view)


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02/08/2006 04:32:59 AM
Beautiful. This looks so simple, but it is actually quite demanding of any viewer prepared to make the effort.

It first raises questions of scale; what could initially be taken for small seedlings are actually seen to be full-grown trees! Careful examination reveals many fine details, including the very strange shapes of the foliage in these apparently alpine trees. Which in turn leads to speculation about the location and altitude of the scene. And the drifting bank of cloud allows just a small and tantalising glimpse of a serious-looking background slope. The inevitable conclusion is that this must be one of the worlds wild and remote places.

The photograph works on two levels. First it is physically very beautiful, comprising just a few simple elements combined with harmony and confidence. And second, it is a pleasing mental exercise, because it triggers an absorbing chain of thought in the mind of the enquiring viewer.

So it has both beauty and purpose; a rare combination!
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09/27/2005 02:28:19 PM
Beautiful scene and wonderfully captured. Great shot Tej!
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09/20/2005 10:51:06 PM
Impressive from first look. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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09/15/2005 06:34:02 PM
I feel like this image may have suffered for unknown reasons. Because I find this to be great.
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09/15/2005 06:12:01 PM
Very cool shot. I like it.
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09/14/2005 02:08:08 AM
For many of those who asked - when, where and what ...

This photo was clicked in Himalayas in India (Manali in HP to be precise). It was not intended for challenge but the timings were to my favour. These are actually trees with fog/cloud drifting. Did not do much of post processing but for cropping, desaturation and increasing the contrast.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2005 09:47:57 PM
Mystical, fantasy shot. Very appealing. One of my favorites.
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09/13/2005 08:06:38 AM
Amazing. The dark trees really stand out with that cloud. Nice Picture!
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09/11/2005 10:56:32 PM
Absolutely amazing photograph. Great location and composition.
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09/11/2005 07:02:27 PM
Stunning image.
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09/11/2005 02:24:05 PM
Wow. I love this.
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09/10/2005 12:30:54 PM
An eerie shot, a powerful image. Seems to be far off trees rather than branches though.
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09/09/2005 08:12:12 PM
I think it'd be cool if you cropped off the top quarter of the photo so that there aren;t the black corners, just cloud.
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09/09/2005 06:50:26 AM
This is a great picture and the use of B&W is an excellent choice, hope this picture does well...
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09/09/2005 01:10:55 AM
I love this
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09/08/2005 07:44:18 PM
Wonderful image--great in B&W--This is a 10 in my book
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09/08/2005 06:42:55 PM
I like it. Well done. What's wrong with the trees? Is it fog or fire? Anyhoo, I still like it.
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09/08/2005 05:15:52 PM
Sorry, but my first thought was that it looked like Sci-Fi, something like They Came from Outer Space. I feel more like they are going to attack me than make me calm. An interesting shot, though.
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09/07/2005 04:12:22 PM
Wow! This makes me stop and stare. They look like little arrows ready to spring forth. Nicely done!
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09/07/2005 03:52:50 PM
What is this? Plants in a field? Trees with fog coming through them? I honestly don't know.
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09/07/2005 11:43:50 AM
Very cool. please explain this one!
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