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Life in Death
Life in Death

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Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: Forney, TX
Date: Jan 26, 2005
Aperture: 10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Jan 4, 2006


Place: 332 out of 833
Avg (all users): 5.8420
Avg (commenters): 7.0526
Avg (participants): 5.7565
Avg (non-participants): 6.2152
Views since voting: 897
Views during voting: 588
Votes: 424
Comments: 25
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2006 12:08:24 PM
nice idea, like the titleing, b&w dead on, good color, nice duo tone, great dof, interesting angle, good comp, nice texture, good lines, overall a nice pix
01/29/2006 09:28:30 PM
Really like the mix of desat and colour in this shot. I think a closer crop on the left hand side may have made the overall impression more compelling.
01/27/2006 10:36:37 PM
Good use of selective desaturation. 8
01/26/2006 08:20:20 AM
Great title, and the tree makes such a strong impact in this image.....
01/24/2006 02:33:35 PM
Truly beautiful. Love the lighting! 10
01/23/2006 09:50:00 PM
very cool
01/23/2006 09:59:58 AM
excellent desaturation.
01/22/2006 02:34:22 PM
I'm a little torn with this.. on one hand, I like what you've seen and are saying, but the desat seems to be just a little strong for me.. and I don't really like the lay-out of the gravestones.. If you'd found an angle where the stones were angled to lead into the tree, it could have been a much stronger compostion.
01/20/2006 01:08:28 PM
Nice use of selective desaturation. Like the old cedar -8-
01/20/2006 02:17:58 AM
nice. i love to shoot in graveyards. they give monochromatic feels with sudden bursts of color. good shot
01/19/2006 05:42:41 PM
Love the burst of coor
01/19/2006 10:22:20 AM
Good job! Excellent photoshop skills!
01/18/2006 11:45:49 PM
10 from me...good luck! great shot! i love what you have done with this!
01/18/2006 10:28:47 PM
Great idea, well executed. If only you could have aranged for a divine beam of light from heaven to seal the deal...
01/18/2006 10:18:57 PM
Very nice
01/18/2006 06:21:42 PM
This is my favorite so far. One suggestion I have (just a suggestion I'm giving this a 10) would be cloning out some of dead area of the tree with the vibrant green leaves. However, no matter how intricate of a cloning job you do it would be evident in a large print.... it would have been convincing on the web. Great job!
01/17/2006 03:09:14 PM
Post processing and title go hand in hand. I like it.
01/17/2006 02:06:59 PM
I think the concept is good, but technically this is subpar.
01/17/2006 06:57:51 AM
01/17/2006 01:00:23 AM
I'm sitting here staring at this trying to decide if I like the desat or not. I know I like the shot, and the desat is not bad....just thinking that the highlights might be a bit blown. If they weren't so strikingly bright I would love this. The tree colors are beautiful. Perfect title.
01/16/2006 05:20:05 PM
I rarely like cemetary shots despite the fact I've been known to take them. I like that you decided to take it from behind the stones so no names are shown--it gives it a timeless and placeless (if you will) feel. The selective desaturation is so appropriate here. Nicely done!
01/16/2006 05:12:35 PM
Interesting approach, very attention demanding and a great subject.
01/16/2006 04:06:07 PM
manure... hehe ..
great shot
01/16/2006 06:47:10 AM
Very creative. I like the title and the composition. You have taken an average scene and made it special. That is a wonderful talent.
01/16/2006 01:56:59 AM
Interesting, good strong colour against the tones of grey.

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