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Challenge: A Single Tree (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Nature & Views
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II/III USM
Location: Arcadia, VA
Date: Sep 7, 2006
Aperture: 1:5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/40 second
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Sep 8, 2006

Taken on the border of Botetourt and Rockbridge Counties, between Buchanan and Lexington, VA.

PP included straighten horizon, levels/curves, NI, semi-transparent layer of gradient color on sky, change hue, dodge/burn brush, blend/clone brush to clean up a few spots on the tree, add border, save for Web.

Place: 108 out of 251
Avg (all users): 5.6226
Avg (commenters): 6.4000
Avg (participants): 5.3365
Avg (non-participants): 5.8981
Views since voting: 805
Views during voting: 301
Votes: 212
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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09/22/2006 10:00:44 AM
Ouch.. this deserved so much more.. Probably the pp that got in the way.. very stunning colours..
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09/21/2006 09:33:36 PM
great score but this should of got a higher placing. I really think this offset composition and sillouette of tree make a nice addition to that rich sky. Nice job and im sorry the DPC mafia did not lobby for you here.

Message edited by author 2006-09-21 21:34:21.
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09/19/2006 11:01:52 PM
Yeah, what philup said> DUHH - the voting around here does NOT make sense.
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09/19/2006 09:35:20 PM
Great colors Jimmy! yeah, I'm not understanding the 109th place myself!
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09/19/2006 09:33:00 PM
Not entirely sure how Elsapo's image gets blue.. and you end up 109th...

Especially with that travesty of a red ribbon there.. The "neat image to look like vaseline" is in again I guess.

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09/18/2006 12:09:17 AM
I scored this a 7. Figured it would do much better. Nice work Jimmy.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/16/2006 08:19:00 PM
This pops out and grabs the eye immediately. WOW Like velvet!!!
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09/16/2006 07:48:32 AM
too much processing for me and I don't care for the border
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09/15/2006 04:32:55 AM
A bit over sharp around the tree.
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09/14/2006 08:40:00 PM
I like this, but I think it's oversharpened, and maybe oversaturated. Composition is a 10, but overall result is a 6.
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09/13/2006 04:54:41 PM
good choice of subject - nice colors too.

-tree takes up slightly too little space for my tastes. cropping a bit from the top and left would have been okay.
-black border creates a very high-contrast area on the edges of the photo. this is bad, because contrast draws the eye, and so i find myself looking more to the edge than to the tree. notice that the magenta/black in the upper left has higher contrast than the lavender/black around the tree.
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09/12/2006 05:52:13 PM
Beautifull colors.
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09/12/2006 11:25:36 AM
Classic to the right sunset silhouette image though the sky might have been processed a bit.
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09/11/2006 09:36:26 PM
i'm not usually a fan of "over" processing, this one all seems to work. I really like the composition and simplicity in the image. 7
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09/11/2006 02:34:10 AM
Another really colorful shot here.....I like it.....
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09/11/2006 12:58:14 AM
Beautiful sky colors, though a little otherworldly. It's almost a little too much, but it is pretty.
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