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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Pride (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S30
Location: Northern Ontario
Date: Oct 7, 2005
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 10, 2005

Wasn't sure what I was going to do for this week's challenges as they both required a lot of thinking. Went to my parents' cottage for the weekend and loved the beautiful colours of the autumn leaves. Saw a maple tree with very bright red leaves and came up with the idea of the maple leaf being a proud Canadian symbol. I took a lot of shots of leaves on the trees, but then wanted to just get one mostly symetrical, bright red leaf with a background that wasn't too distracting.

Hope most of you get this as I was really proud of the way this shot came out. And yes, PS did help a lot to bring out the vision I was going for :)

Post-Processing:
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Hue/Saturation
Selective Colour
USM

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 158
Avg (all users): 6.2164
Avg (commenters): 7.6842
Avg (participants): 5.8000
Avg (non-participants): 6.3365
Views since voting: 4665
Views during voting: 391
Votes: 268
Comments: 27
Favorites: 2 (view)


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10/23/2005 01:30:31 AM
superb
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10/20/2005 09:49:16 PM
A beauty! Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
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10/20/2005 07:41:01 AM
The colors are extraordinary and the focus is very good. The simplicity is overwhelming! Great job!!!
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10/19/2005 12:15:50 PM
Congrats on top 10. Nice, simple take on a national symbol. Well seen.
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10/19/2005 07:28:29 AM
Never expected to do this well on my 3rd challenge. Thanks everyone for all the great comments and encouragement. Guess now I have to make sure this wasn't just a fluke and I can actually shoot decent photos. Onwards to the next challenge!
10/19/2005 03:59:56 AM
Great shot, congratulations on your top 10 finish !
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10/19/2005 12:31:46 AM
wudve looked better in sharp sepia mode.. but ok i guess.. works to get the color for canada
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/18/2005 10:29:45 PM
Great take on the challenge. The leaf is perfect. Joey? lol
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10/18/2005 06:43:28 PM
good composition
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10/18/2005 11:41:35 AM
Great shot. Wonderful color in the leaf, like the gray in the back, really accentuates the leaf. Good texture.
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10/16/2005 12:23:51 AM
Symbollic, but just doesn't demonstrate pride
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10/15/2005 10:21:49 AM
Beautyfull. No, really beautyfull. Wooden texture fits so fine in here.
And I like the red color against wood in background. Good lights.
In only the leaf was more healthy, but what can you do...
Congradulations
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10/15/2005 09:12:06 AM
very nice photo eh. 10
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10/14/2005 08:52:44 PM
The background wood and leaf have nice texture and color. The leaf could have been a bit sharper. I find the pine needles pointing in all different directions very distracting. Overall I like the idea and layout, And a happy July ! to you.
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10/14/2005 03:57:12 PM
Nice colour and texture. Good luck
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10/14/2005 01:28:28 PM
...Nice tones and textures, and fantastic clarity...very nice.
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10/14/2005 10:59:54 AM
took another look at this, adn bumped to 7, great detail and color. creative idea.
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10/13/2005 08:08:32 PM
very nice picture 8
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10/13/2005 07:12:42 PM
Very nice shot...not too much not too little....I believe it has a nice balance.
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10/13/2005 09:24:09 AM
I like this composition (and not just because I happen to be Canadian also!). Nice colors & lighting. Well shot!
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10/13/2005 07:34:15 AM
Nice contrast in colors.
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10/12/2005 10:40:04 PM
I really like this idea - and the color and macro are good - the pine needles are a little distracting in my opinion, just the leaf on the wood would be nice - and the water marks - those are nice :)
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10/12/2005 06:07:29 PM
One of the best shots in this challenge. Next to mine ;) but I'm sure this one is doing MUCH better than mine..

Okay onto what I like about this shot. The selective desaturation really makes this shot for me. I think if you would have not doe so it would be a very "normal" or dare I say "plain" shot. The pine needles make for a very rustic feel to a great shot to ring the the fall season!

Wonderful job. I give you a 10.
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10/12/2005 05:30:17 PM
Nicely done! The title really makes this appropriate for this challenge.
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10/12/2005 01:46:31 PM
Yeah!
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10/12/2005 09:18:54 AM
Very pretty. I wish there were more space around the red leaf - the crop is a tad tight. I like the detail and focus.
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10/12/2005 02:55:25 AM
Love the colour in this image. The whole composition works well with the pride theme.
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