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September stroll
September stroll
geewhy


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: High Contrast (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Denny near Falkirk, Scotland
Date: Sep 4, 2005
Aperture: f8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 4, 2005

Adjustments to contrast (Levels),desaturate,USM.
Noise reduction using "NI" at 50% to tone down highlights.Some dodging and burning to tree trunks and highlight details.Further noise reduction using PSP8 (salt and pepper filter.)
Image cropped, resized and border added.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 343
Avg (all users): 6.7395
Avg (commenters): 8.5349
Avg (participants): 6.7169
Avg (non-participants): 6.7789
Views since voting: 3014
Views during voting: 439
Votes: 261
Comments: 61
Favorites: 34 (view)


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02/26/2007 06:02:34 PM
Stunning! This is absolutely exquisite. I love it!
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06/13/2006 11:59:07 PM
beautiful shot.
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03/05/2006 09:39:09 AM
Great picture love it I have put it on my desktop for a bit
well done
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11/11/2005 01:55:00 PM
A classic composition wonderfully executed. Kudos on the post processing.
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09/13/2005 10:03:23 AM
oh!!! This is my favorite of all the top 10. I love the softness and the homey feel of it. I wish I was there walking with you. Congrats on top 10.
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09/12/2005 05:04:22 PM
Thanks to all for the comments and votes, I really expected to get hammered for the processing...pleasantly surprised that most people liked it. (Although it did gather the greatest number of 1 votes that I`ve had on any submission for some time (4))..So if your reading this Jason, don`t be so keen to capture the "Geewhy feeling", it`s not universally loved by any means, and your style stands up perfectly well on it`s own :)
09/12/2005 12:53:10 PM
ah ah, i was right. i would love to know the secret to getting this "geewhy" feeling. superb work as usual.
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09/12/2005 07:03:57 AM
Missed the challenge..sure am glad I didn't miss this shot..fantastic work!
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09/12/2005 05:10:10 AM
Very nice Gordon, scored you high, well done.
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09/12/2005 01:10:43 AM
this is just gorgeous, Gordon...congrats on top 10! :)
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09/12/2005 01:10:34 AM
Welcome "back" Gordon! This is a wonderful shot. I thought it was a ribbon winner, but congratulations on 7th!
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09/12/2005 12:31:45 AM
This is such an amazing shot. Congrats on your well-deserved top 10 finish!
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09/12/2005 12:22:59 AM
i love you sir
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/11/2005 10:21:01 PM
Good contrast. I'm usually not a fan of grain in photos, but it works in this one. Nice job. Hope it does well. Bumping up after second look.
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09/11/2005 09:32:31 PM
i really like this scene.. although i wish there was a little more too it, maybe more foregound leading the eye in to the people . 7
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09/11/2005 04:57:42 PM
Absolutely wonderful! Love this contrast! :)
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09/11/2005 03:25:32 PM
damn thats really too bad this blown outs on the left and the grass
i really liked the mood here and the title is fine too
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09/11/2005 01:28:03 PM
This is so well done! I can imagine it up on a wall. The contrasting is done softly and almost subtly...very nice.
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09/11/2005 11:56:39 AM
Ouch... This is such a good picture and its such a pitty to see it so small!
I think this one is gonna go far but if it would have bin 640*480 i think it could have had a ribbon!!! Hopefully are the voters gonna go easy on you because that picture is from an eye of a artist.... Good luck...9
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09/11/2005 10:59:18 AM
This looks like a charcoal drawing wow. Its a tad over processed to look like a photo although Im sure it is. I love everything about it, execpt that its just too dreamlike and the leaves and stuff look drawn. Still a good high contrast photo.
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09/11/2005 09:52:01 AM
Border spoils it. Still a great photo.
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09/10/2005 10:36:06 PM
Very nostalgic and old world. I love it!! Great contrast and composition, wonderful lighting and focus. 10
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09/10/2005 05:37:06 PM
Fantastic composition. This is my favourite I've seen yet. I don't usually go much on B&W or borders but they both probably add to this shot. I really like this shot.
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09/10/2005 01:27:49 PM
This is using contrast to add impact!
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09/10/2005 08:12:19 AM
This is amazing in all aspects.
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09/10/2005 12:06:15 AM
this image has a ton of feeling to it. i generally like heavy processing, but you have such an astounding image to work with i wish you didn't go as heavy as you did. it feels so much like a drawing it loses it's realness that was it's strongest suit. well that and a fantastic composition. anyway you look at it, it's still great work. i'm very curious to see how it is received.
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09/09/2005 11:16:22 PM
This looks like a picture you'd see in a book, maybe a story about a child. I like this. Good job.
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09/09/2005 09:51:38 PM
Wow, is this a great photograph! Would have been perfect for Perspective as well, but it's great in the Contrast challenge too. Very nicely done!
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09/09/2005 07:51:36 PM
Wonderful composition. Sometimes it's right to have the focal point in the center and this is an example of that. Love the dark/light contrast from side to side. Lovely image.
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09/09/2005 06:36:41 PM
It is nice how all the lines lead to the centre. This way the centered composition doesn't suffer so much from being centered. The balance between the dark forest on the right and the fields at the left and in the centre is interesting but also to extreme, because of the blown out highlights. Therefore I think it might have worked better if you had cropped of a part of the left, precisely there where the bushes take over the fence. You'd loose the annoying bright spot at the left.
Wonderful tone and mood. 8
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09/09/2005 08:46:34 AM
wonderful framing, great story, moody... fine job... one of my ribbon picks
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09/09/2005 03:38:33 AM
What a lovely image - could have been taken in the early 19th century.
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09/09/2005 12:43:49 AM
Wow this is nice, looks like a Norman Rockwell painting. 9
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09/08/2005 11:31:56 PM
I love the artistic feel to this.
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09/08/2005 11:06:56 PM
What a great job -- 9 --
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09/08/2005 05:14:47 PM
One of my favorites so far. This is misty, dream-like. Very soothing to view, especially after a long line of relatively harsh entries. The soft grass leads so nicely to the couple (man and his son?) in the center.
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09/08/2005 10:07:46 AM
I like this one alot! It has a "dreamy" feel to it. The borfer works very well for me. Nice work! 9
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09/08/2005 09:10:37 AM
this is beautiful but I wish you had left it in color
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09/08/2005 12:05:58 AM
Wow, that's amazing. Great work!
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09/07/2005 11:59:23 PM
I love the effect here. Works well with this shot. Great leading lines with the fence and trees that lend your eye straight to the strollers. I even like the crop ratio. Good job! 10
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09/07/2005 08:55:34 PM
Feels like a painting.
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09/07/2005 02:32:23 PM
this is truly dreamy. chokes me right up, that quality time thing happening there on the horizon. lovely. majestic.
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09/07/2005 02:26:33 AM
I like this photo a lot. The composition is beautiful, the people in the middle works well here! The soft feel and graininess really add to the emotion perceived in the photo. Well done. It's not the highest contrast in the challenge but works well (too many contrasting areas that compete with each other...)
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09/06/2005 10:26:10 PM
You should frame this one in a big frame and hang it above your sofa.
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09/06/2005 10:26:13 AM
Feels like Heida...wonderful image. Well done.
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09/05/2005 11:37:59 PM
I love this image- it looks so much like a painting giving it that dreamy realistic look. Simply amazing and I really hope you do well with this photo!
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09/05/2005 08:24:43 PM
I really like this picture - it looks like an old painting. I like how it tells a story (a boy and his father walking home from not catching anything fishing perhaps?)
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09/05/2005 06:29:40 PM
I love the nostalgic sense of this shot. It seems like a foreign land to me as an American. I love it. The trees diping up and over create almost a perfect frame to the man and the boy.
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09/05/2005 03:36:39 PM
This is really beautiful. It's a touching image and fits the challenge extremely well. Congrats!
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09/05/2005 02:20:26 PM
Dreamy..
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09/05/2005 01:28:32 PM
very touching photo and great contrasts. filter gives it a mystical feel which i love. good luck 10
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09/05/2005 01:23:15 PM
Could be a shot from lord of the rings :) Very nice!!! 10
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09/05/2005 12:29:48 PM
this has great texture. excellent capture. 9
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09/05/2005 12:29:36 PM
Love the processing on this shot! Very cool effect. Beautiful composition too. Nice work.
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09/05/2005 11:51:50 AM
Holy, holy. Now this a great image. Superbly done. Should score very, very near the top, definite ribbon contender in my book.
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09/05/2005 11:04:58 AM
Great job!, most definetly one of my top picks ;)
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09/05/2005 10:30:46 AM
excellent. i'd like one of my dad and son like that.
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09/05/2005 09:54:38 AM
Wow! Very beautiful.
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09/05/2005 09:23:33 AM
Very nice manipulation....10.
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09/05/2005 12:43:15 AM
Classic feel, nice composition! One of my favorites! 9
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09/05/2005 12:12:22 AM
this has a lovely geewhy feeling to it. 10 and will favorite
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