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The Constant Battle
The Constant Battle
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Wind II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC for Canon
Location: Kits Beach Vancouver BC Canada
Date: Oct 27, 2006
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Nature
Date Uploaded: Oct 27, 2006

Just so happened that there was a wind storm earlier on this week so I booted it down that night to the beach and took some shots (all while battling the wind) of my favourite willow tree. Didn't spend too much time because it was sooooo cold and I was feeling sick earlier that day. Got off a few shots and this one seemed to show the force of the wind battling this poor willow tree.

Photoshop:
Level adjust for highlights and lowlights
Merged both layers in photoshop selectively
Cloned/Smudged out a few distracting bits on the tree
Colour adjustment (very slight)
Neat image to get rid of the grain (original had tons of granularity)

Statistics
Place: 43 out of 159
Avg (all users): 5.8151
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.7209
Avg (non-participants): 5.8684
Views since voting: 846
Views during voting: 404
Votes: 238
Comments: 32
Favorites: 10 (view)


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11/09/2006 10:05:50 AM
i have to add that i just love this picture! and im adding it to my favorites
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11/08/2006 06:33:50 PM
Originally posted by rinac:

So underrated... this deserved so much better.


Thanks .. but I think the abstract look didn't help much
11/06/2006 02:41:24 AM
So underrated... this deserved so much better.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/05/2006 10:26:56 PM
Not really sure what I'm looking at. Has a cool painterly effect partly.
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11/05/2006 01:57:25 AM
wow! nice color
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11/04/2006 09:21:24 AM
i lovr it
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11/03/2006 09:51:37 PM
Way cool, except for the hot pixels (if that's what they are).
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11/03/2006 08:16:46 PM
back for comments. like the abstract nature of this picture.
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11/03/2006 07:04:02 PM
This is a really cool shot, the blur works so well here in my opinion. Hope others like it as well, very artistic. 7
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11/03/2006 01:29:26 AM
very strong and unique image. 9
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11/02/2006 10:52:05 PM
wow. fantastic abstract nature shot. Reminds me of a nightmare scene or something. awesome.
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11/02/2006 10:26:32 PM
Wonderful depiction of motion with the stable, solid limbs to provide a base.
11/02/2006 04:48:12 PM
like the colors. Nice.
11/02/2006 02:46:02 PM
This is perfectly lovely. An interesting abstract feel is created by some realistic elements. I think I see a suggestion of a watery reflection, I think I can see a bird, a face, some eyes, some teeth. The witchy-green 'hair' at the top is another eye-catching element. I don't see 'wind' but instead a kind of super-calm water in the absence of wind. I want to score this a 10 because I think it's perfect, but I also don't know how to score it because I can't find any wind in it, but I like it because you could say wind is defined by its absence & this is the absence of wind. Oh, what the hey. Score: 10.
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11/02/2006 08:34:38 AM
Very interesting looks like seaweed in water.
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10/31/2006 10:55:38 PM
Just perfect abstract. Really, really good.
Wish it was mine.
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10/31/2006 09:48:01 PM
love this image and the abstract look ....... =8
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10/31/2006 08:54:57 PM
Dang, you're good with a camera... 8
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10/31/2006 06:57:15 PM
Way cool shot. My second visit and am bumping - 8.
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10/31/2006 06:51:35 PM
This looks great. It has this fairy tale mood to it. A simple subject such as a tree which looks quite surreal now.
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10/31/2006 04:13:17 PM
I like that the trunk is in focus yet the leaves are moving. I also like the lighting.
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10/31/2006 03:08:33 PM
My favorite photo in the challenge, and one of the most visually striking in a while. The amount of movement is perfect and makes the ordinary very enthralling. The side lighting was a very nice touch. Curious on how long it took to prepare the shot. A rare 10.
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10/31/2006 09:58:08 AM
Beautiful
10/31/2006 08:35:54 AM
magical like a slice of deep forest
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10/31/2006 06:08:02 AM
Unique!
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10/31/2006 02:28:43 AM
Gorgeous abstract... feels to me like a depiction of the creation of the universe.
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10/30/2006 10:22:27 PM
wow cool
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10/30/2006 07:53:51 PM
This is sort of cool as an abstract. On the whole, I think you went a bit long on the exposure. There's timing to illustrate the movement, and then there's a point where it just becomes a messy blur.
10/30/2006 02:21:21 AM
great impactful image...I hope the voters are kind to you because this is excellent...love the title
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10/30/2006 02:19:45 AM
WOW cool effects
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10/30/2006 01:20:23 AM
10
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10/30/2006 12:57:19 AM
This is absolutely amazing. Quite possibly one of the most gorgeous pictures I've ever seen grace the pages of DPC.

Just perfect. The only thing I could suggest to do different would be to clone out the stars in the background, I think it would look better without them....just a little thing though.

Congradulations.....it's already a ribbon winner in my eyes.
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