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Collection: Nature & Views
Camera: Gateway DC-T50
Location: Greyledge Road, Buchanan, VA
Date: Sep 6, 2005
Aperture: 1:2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/50 sec
Galleries: Emotive, Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 6, 2005

Viewed: 568
Comments: 9
Favorites: 2 (view)

One of a number of last minute shots I took for the Branch Challenge. I saw this tree beside the road and instantly thought of the scary forest in Snow White and the haunted forest in Wizard of Oz. I did use tripod & flash, as it was about 7pm. I really wanted to establish a dreamy quality to this image - not sure how successful I was. Turned out some of the techniques I used to create the "feel" weren't allowed in Basic Editing anyway, so that made my decision not to enter it easier!

PP included:
non-selective layers of:
color sat
reduce backlighting
gaussian blur
change hue
save for web

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09/21/2005 04:47:54 PM
Browsing around and saw this. I have to say it has a nice look to it. The colors and shadows really help. A nice picture.
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09/16/2005 08:44:11 PM
Lovely lighting brings out the feel of depth to this shot. A great example of how to create a great photo from a somewhat average location. Nice composition and exposure, and just a touch of softness is perfect. Nice job.
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09/11/2005 02:05:08 AM
Oh, I missed this one. It is so lush and has a fairy tail sense to it. I can see pixies peeking out from behind the trees or fireflies glowing as they buzz around on a summer's night. Heh, how about the backdrop to "A Midsummer Nights Dream?" Ok ok, I'm getting Waaaay to carried away. This is a great stage set though. Just don't superimpose the grunge baby in it. ROFL
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09/11/2005 01:32:04 AM
Awesome tree, I love the softness and colors. I bet if you came to canada and that tree was around, I would be in it. Yep.
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09/09/2005 01:13:45 PM
Very nice. Kind of scares me....like the forest which looks very nice but will eat me up when I enter...imagination on the run...I love the colors. The light green areas add to the dreaminess of the photo. You sure did a great job with the crop.
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09/08/2005 10:25:13 PM
Ok I really like the back lighting coming through the leaves but the branches lead me right out of the frame, but thats my only complaint overall I like it.

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09/07/2005 09:29:46 PM
Well, the colors and the form of the branches are the first things that jump out at me in this picture. I like how the branches all reach out to almost every part of the frame, including where you the trunks start in the ground. This would have been a good picture for the challenge, but it would also be really great for challenges with hidden letters. I already see a great "A" and "P" in this shot :). Great job with the PP...I need to improve in that area.

Take it easy
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09/07/2005 09:11:34 PM
This has such a mystical feel to it, I wouldnt have scored it high.
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09/07/2005 08:38:41 PM
I really like this - there is a dreamy, fairytale quality about it. That green, it reminds me of something from childhood.
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