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Enchanted Forest
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Challenge: Free Study XIV (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Nature & Views
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Jefferson National Forest, Blue Ridge Parkway, VA
Date: Oct 8, 2006
Aperture: 1:10.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/8 second
Galleries: Emotive, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Oct 6, 2006

Taken in Jefferson National Forest on Blue Ridge Parkway, between Buchanan & Bedford, VA.

Converted from RAW. PP included NI, crop, Mr. Contrast filter, sepia filter, levels/curves, lighting/exposure, gaussian blur, transparency brush on layers, change hue, USM, add border, save for Web.

Statistics
Place: 38 out of 625
Avg (all users): 6.5652
Avg (commenters): 7.5556
Avg (participants): 6.5310
Avg (non-participants): 6.6923
Views since voting: 2851
Views during voting: 383
Votes: 184
Comments: 43
Favorites: 19 (view)


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12/15/2007 12:06:43 PM
Beautiful, beautiful editing!
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12/07/2007 03:30:48 PM
Wow just about sums it up. The leading lines into the forest are incredible, it really does seem enchanting and the tones just bring it all home. Composition couldn't be any better. Beautiful work.
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09/27/2007 03:08:30 PM
Wow, I love it!
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08/09/2007 09:37:59 PM
This could be the beginning of a fairy tale story.....
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Message edited by author 2007-08-09 21:39:20.
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03/03/2007 07:18:47 PM
Man, you are superb at processing these pics for max impact.(not taking anything away from your composition, etc.) It looks exactly like an enchanted forest would look.
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02/14/2007 12:57:38 PM
THIS is AWESOME!!!! Sorry. . but its so beautiful, and processed so well that it makes a WONDERFUL landscape -- better than the one with the wild thing in in it :) But the wild thing is pretty cute too :)

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01/22/2007 12:26:34 PM
i had looked at this photograph a couple of weeks ago, but never commented coz you're just TOO GOOD .. and i felt humbled etc .. but i'm gonna bite the bullet and say just wot i think ...
it is unforgettable, stunning and gorgeous .... its like looking at something beautiful in nature ... that feeling of awe .. (i think i've used up all my flattering adjectives on this one image!) ....
just looking up at the votes while i write this and can see 66 x 6's .... who are those ppl??!!! ... their taste is obviously in their AH's ... and a vote of 1 ... must've been having a very very bad day .....
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01/13/2007 11:43:41 AM
Ummm...WOW! LOVE THIS!!!! awesome job.
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01/05/2007 05:44:02 PM
Enchanted indeed! Very nice work.
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01/05/2007 05:19:44 PM
Man, I just keep coming a crossed your stuff and falling in love with it! The tree's and mist are the perfect setting for a fairy tale.
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11/23/2006 05:47:48 AM
Well this is just lovely Jimmy! Beautiful location enhanced by amazing processing. Feels like you could be hiding behind a tree and waiting for a group of elves to come walking down the path. Excellent work my man!
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11/15/2006 10:41:35 PM
wow, just noticed this!!!! Awesome picture Jimmy! 38th place not bad!!! Congratulations
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11/15/2006 10:34:38 PM
Beautiful PP work, gives the whole scene a magical glow.
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11/11/2006 08:35:52 PM
I want to take a walk through this mystical forest. This is so dreamy Jimmy.
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11/11/2006 07:22:04 PM
great job- you are a master... of photography or PP - very nice at any rate !
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11/11/2006 05:11:38 PM
I've been meaning to come back and comment on this - absolutely mesmerizing. Truly enchanted. Your processing really makes this what it is, but I don't want to discount the basic photograph - it's the curves of the two trees against the straight trunks of the others that really give this life. Nicely seen and marvelously processed.
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11/10/2006 12:37:16 AM
This is really nice. You really do very nice post processing.

Beautiful composition.
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11/10/2006 12:28:19 AM
Another beauty that gets short changed because of the high number of entries. Keep up the nice work as your images get better and better.
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11/08/2006 07:24:43 AM
Jimmy, this one too! AWESOME! Are you on a roll or WHAT! What a beautiful, haunting photo!
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11/08/2006 04:27:36 AM
LOVE this image! Outstanding job and highly respectable finish! Well done.
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11/08/2006 02:55:31 AM
Congrats. You made top 40. Quite a coup for this challenge!.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2006 11:41:01 PM
Captivating, like a dream! Well done and good luck! On my short list at the top.
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11/07/2006 08:05:05 PM
great shot
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11/07/2006 01:44:13 PM
Moody and excellent composition. I really like it!
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11/06/2006 04:51:39 PM
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11/06/2006 09:42:45 AM
good misty feel t the shot, i dont think the opaque borer really works though. otherwise a good shot.
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11/05/2006 11:13:45 PM
this looks like out of a fairy tale. nice job.
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11/04/2006 11:42:48 AM
Very eerie, but so very cool. Great job on this enchanting photograph.
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11/04/2006 05:00:45 AM
this is quite magical.....
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11/04/2006 12:54:36 AM
lovely!
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11/03/2006 11:52:17 PM
Beautiful! And going in my favorites :-) Has a lovely fantasy feel to it that I just adore.
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11/03/2006 01:44:54 PM
Nice PP work. Beautiful trees. Good use of coloring. I like the leading lines in this picture.
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11/02/2006 09:16:22 PM
awesome, would have loved a person in this
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11/02/2006 07:56:56 PM
spooky
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11/02/2006 09:29:12 AM
Good title. 6
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11/02/2006 01:01:43 AM
i like it a lot. nice title too. 9
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11/01/2006 11:26:53 PM
uh oh, someone had too much fun in photoshop.
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11/01/2006 04:48:30 PM
Where the fairies live! Beautiful! 10
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11/01/2006 02:47:27 PM
remarkable lighting. very expressive trees!
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11/01/2006 11:22:46 AM
Everything about this shot is perfect. 10
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11/01/2006 10:22:16 AM
I sense faeries peeking out from behind those trees. Lovely and certainly ethereal.
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11/01/2006 02:52:43 AM
Nice calendar pic, like the soft light effect too.
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11/01/2006 12:45:33 AM
Oooohhh! I love it. Completely! It is perfect. I like the border too.
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