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Leads me back to another place and time
Leads me back to another place and time

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Challenge: Leading Lines III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Berkley County, SC
Date: Sep 15, 2006
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Nature, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 19, 2006

The original was too dark, so I lightened it (fill light), converted it to black and white and warmed the image very slightly to give it a more antique look without going completely sepia.

This was taken on my way from the Charleston area up to Greenville, SC on Friday afternoon after work. I thought it might be nice to take the "long way home", put my top down on my convertible and enjoy the nice weather. I stopped 4 different times/places and shot lots of old roads lined with large, spainish moss covered trees. The last of the stops produced this shot. If you go to my portfolio, you'll see a very similar picture I took much earlier in the summer - different road, entirely different area around Charleston, but still the same beautiful Southern setting. There's something about spainish moss, large oak trees and dirt roads that just take you back...

This particular road led to a beautiful, expansive plantation style home (far enough away that it's not visible from the picture).

Place: 73 out of 294
Avg (all users): 5.7394
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 5.5679
Avg (non-participants): 5.8692
Views since voting: 893
Views during voting: 261
Votes: 188
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/27/2007 05:02:10 AM
What a beautiful shot!
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11/28/2006 01:42:28 PM
This should hace won
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09/27/2006 09:41:49 PM
This is one of the images in the challenge I really appreciated. It's enduring. You have some lovely photo locations down there (and cuisine!).
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09/27/2006 10:23:34 AM
Thanks to all those who voted and especially those who commented! I always like to welcome comments - it's the best way to improve, too!!!

However, I do want to add, as Sandy did, I disagree with the comment about the rule of thirds on this photograph. Sometimes, certain photos, lend themselves well to being centered - this is one of them! As you will see if you take the time to view my portfolio, the majority of my photos have creative angles when the different angles compliment the art!
09/27/2006 10:12:06 AM
Marjorie, this is beautiful. And what a cool story about how you got the shot. Sounds like a glorious way to begin your weekend :) The sepia tones are wonderful!

I just got back from vacation, so I missed all the voting, but I certainly would have rated this higher than 5.7.

(and I disagree about the lines having to be to the right or left! That rule of thirds thing is so rigidly used here, and many times, a photo is much more effective with a centered subject. As it is here!) :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/26/2006 09:39:31 PM
the line are in the middle
should be to right or left
rule of thirds

nice lines though
09/22/2006 08:51:47 AM
Really amazing place...like from movies. Like how you used duo colors, i guess.
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09/21/2006 08:57:23 PM
This is one of my top 5, for this challenge,and have come back to study this image, the depth of field is good, the use of B&W tone suites to creat an era, and the shadow & highlights work well.....9
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09/21/2006 02:45:28 PM
I like the subtlety of the "lines" here, they are more imagined than real. One sees lines curving among the trees as well as the lines of the path. And the viewer truly is "led," though goodness knows where.
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09/20/2006 02:16:56 PM
love these types of photos.
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09/20/2006 11:44:34 AM
Need to work with this one in PS don't give up balance the contrast just a little better.
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09/20/2006 10:15:15 AM
Very pleasant location and view. 7.
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