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Tall Yucca with Streetlight
Tall Yucca with Streetlight
dahved


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Unexpected Find (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron AF 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 LD Aspherical IF Super II for Canon
Location: My neighborhood in Orlando
Date: Jun 6, 2006
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jun 6, 2006

This is the central tall shoot of a yucca plant in my neighborhood. It's probably 20 feet tall. I positioned myself to have the lamppost hidden by the plant.
D'oh! ISO was set to 400...grrrrr...hence the need for the following noise reduction.
Adjusted in RSE: tint, slight exposure compensation, fill light, shadow contrast, highlight contrast, saturation, hue, sharpness, noise and color noise suppression.
In Photoshop: set white, black and grey points, cropped, USM, slight saturation bump, curves, NeatImage, resize, USM, saved for Web.

Statistics
Place: 22 out of 163
Avg (all users): 6.0159
Avg (commenters): 6.9286
Avg (participants): 5.6491
Avg (non-participants): 6.1237
Views since voting: 1163
Views during voting: 359
Votes: 251
Comments: 16
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AuthorThread
06/30/2006 11:17:42 PM
Thanks for the comments!
Unfortunately, just about a week later a storm blew over the plant. The owners righted it, but cut it down to about six feet tall. I would have liked to see if it would have produced flowers.
Oh, and maybe it's not a yucca...new information I received indcates it's probably a Century Plant, or agave.
And now it's gone completely...

Message edited by author 2006-08-04 10:14:46.
06/14/2006 11:31:50 AM
Nice one Dave. I really like the idea and composition.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/13/2006 11:26:18 AM
This is just excellent. I can really say: "What a find!"
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06/12/2006 08:39:56 PM
Definitely unexpected!
LOL
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06/12/2006 05:41:06 AM
Hahaha...well placed.
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06/11/2006 05:37:45 PM
That's kind of cool. I'd like to see a bit more depth in the clouds / sky - might be good with levels and curves in Photoshop if you've got it. If not, then possibly another photo processing program to give the sky a bit more interest. I like the simplicity of this shot a lot. I like the way you've got the entire tree in, with the empty space at top.
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06/11/2006 04:59:30 PM
sweet
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06/11/2006 01:30:23 AM
Clever.....
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06/09/2006 06:48:58 PM
This made me laugh :)
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06/09/2006 04:52:09 PM
What a capture .. this is really cool.
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06/09/2006 12:59:39 PM
nice perspective, i like it!
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06/09/2006 10:14:02 AM
Looks like this Yucca sprung a Streetlight.

Nice use of perspective.
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06/07/2006 06:16:31 PM
Like this a lot. Great job with the exposure and color.
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06/07/2006 05:30:21 AM
Haha, nicely done, at first I thought the tree had grown up and around the streetlight till I figured it out.
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06/07/2006 03:20:07 AM
really unexpected, quirky even
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06/07/2006 01:38:10 AM
1-2 Meets Challenge - 2
1-3 Technical Merit - 3
1-3 Creativity - 2
1-2 Extra Credit - 1
Final Score - 8
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