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Tree   (à la Kerik Kouklis)
Tree (à la Kerik Kouklis)
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Challenge: Tribute (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: Nature & Views
Camera: Gateway DC-T50
Location: Greyledge Road, Buchanan, VA
Date: Jan 20, 2006
Aperture: 1:5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2006

I really like his style of landscape photography and enjoyed studying some of his techniques. Hopefully, I have at least done him a little justice, although I know it pales in comparison.

PP included:
Straighten horizon
Crop
Selective layers of color sat/curves, exposure/lighting, dodge/burn brush, clone brush, blend brush, sepia filter
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I studied Kerik Kouklis' landscape work and saw that he worked mostly in sepia/duotones and frequently used trees as subjects in his land ethereal work. There was a tree I passed daily that I had been wanting to photograph for months and thought this would be a good time to do it. I happened to have a day where the sky was wonderfully wispy and "almost" ethereal, so came up with this. :-)

Statistics
Place: 33 out of 188
Avg (all users): 6.4050
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.9577
Avg (non-participants): 6.5906
Views since voting: 2361
Views during voting: 355
Votes: 242
Comments: 20
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/09/2006 10:42:47 PM
I love the eerie sky, especially against the outline of the tree. Just magicial..... I love it.....
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06/01/2006 12:41:26 AM
This is a nice one! Nice composition, and I love that sky. Well done.
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02/01/2006 08:51:55 PM
Exceptional! Well done sweet brother. MMM (Mighty Mutt's Mom)
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02/01/2006 08:23:55 PM
i really like this shot. the sepia works really well...you have a real knack for editing photos. well done
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02/01/2006 11:48:53 AM
Great picture and great finish. 34 out of 188 is not bad!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2006 09:54:37 PM
Cool picture!
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01/29/2006 07:42:44 AM
The velvet looking sky, is excellent as a backdrop, for the trees. "WOW".....
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01/27/2006 06:10:16 AM
Well done.
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01/27/2006 02:48:56 AM
This is neat, I like the colors.
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01/26/2006 11:18:45 PM
You've captured the "balance" of his tree pictures nicely. The branches appear to be coated in ice, but I suspect that's a processing artifact. Lovely tone to the picture.
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01/26/2006 03:27:00 PM
I like the use duotones for this image in tribute to Kerik. Although kerik's approach to duotones is slightly more muted (less reds), I do appreciate the quality and style that you adapted to make it your own. One of Kerik's known qualities is the almost soft yet sharp images. In my opinion, this might be too sharp as seen in the halos around the smaller branches. However, this image still leaves me with thoughts of mystery and drama that I am sure will be applauded by most. Great work my friend.
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01/26/2006 12:52:56 PM
Good image.
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01/25/2006 11:43:35 PM
The branches seem too sharp. I love the coloration you used and the mood this image sets.
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01/25/2006 09:34:38 PM
great delicasy and beauty with detail that runs wall to wall with an impressive foreground. Bumping up.
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01/25/2006 08:32:15 PM
Nice saturation. Love the sepia toning.
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01/25/2006 06:20:37 PM
Really like the detail in the tree.
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01/25/2006 02:51:18 PM
So beautiful. The bare braches are like lace! The placement of the main tree is perfect so that you eye can follow to the hills in the background. Great job!! Love the filter and it certainly is a fine tribute to Kouklis.
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01/25/2006 10:23:21 AM
Lovely - I love the sky and the outline of the bare branches. Wonderful soft rolling hills in the background. A beautiful shot.
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01/25/2006 09:14:43 AM
good composition and light, but tree is so oversharpened
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01/25/2006 01:49:19 AM
well done, right in the stlye yet not a copy, great job in my book. GL
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