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A fence to follow...
A fence to follow...
Ian-Andrew


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Challenge: Fences (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5- 5.6G ED DX
Location: Ellesmere, Shropshire, England.
Date: Dec 30, 2006
Aperture: f3.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Nature, Rural
Date Uploaded: Dec 31, 2006

This is a public footpath across the Shropshire countryside between Ellesmere and Welshampton.
I used a Polarizer to try to bring out the few clouds in the sky. The resolution really kills the detail on the silhouetted branches but I think it still works ok.

Cropped, levels, colour correction, dodged and burned the fence and trees, re-sized, sharpened, saved for web.

After Results:
Yes, as many people have commented, I was very clumsy with the Burn tool and gave the tree a gray haze. Guess I just need to learn from this and try to be a bit more subtle next time!

Statistics
Place: 58 out of 315
Avg (all users): 6.0118
Avg (commenters): 6.6000
Avg (participants): 6.0101
Avg (non-participants): 6.0128
Views since voting: 949
Views during voting: 354
Votes: 255
Comments: 22
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/09/2007 11:31:47 PM
The fence serves as a nice leading line through the photo. There seems to be a funny black cloud around your trees, not sure if that was from post processing or not. Also, it might look nicer with all of the sky on top cropped off. But a very nice photo. the colors work well together. 7
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01/09/2007 11:04:27 PM
Really like how the fence leads your eye up the picture. Nice work.
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01/09/2007 10:03:06 PM
I like the contrast between the white and black
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01/09/2007 09:42:47 PM
I love big trees....nice image....
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01/09/2007 09:22:08 PM
Great looking old winter trees, super colors.
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01/09/2007 11:19:07 AM
good colour
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01/07/2007 08:18:35 PM
lovely illumination on the fence
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01/07/2007 09:33:37 AM
Nice lighting!
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01/06/2007 12:27:26 PM
Nice leading line here and good light. There appears to be some grayish haloing around the trees - not sure if that's inherent or an artifact of post processing.
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01/05/2007 01:26:55 PM
Very strong. It seems a small part in the shot but because of the excellent use of the light, it is the one thing (the fence) that attracts the attention and guides you into the photo, towards the tree. Excellent!
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01/05/2007 11:47:01 AM
good contrast of fence vs greens
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01/04/2007 02:45:45 PM
I like the way the fence is the main source of light
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01/04/2007 01:14:34 PM
I think this shot would have benefited from cropping out most of the sky. A 7 nevertheless. Nice contrast and horizontal balance. With a lot less sky I would have given it an 8.
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01/04/2007 08:06:41 AM
Nice compositon and I like the highlighted fence, but your burn on the tree is too obvious. Did you try using the brush tool to remove the burn from the sky around it?
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01/04/2007 02:53:19 AM
Nice job of leading my eye to the tree. Just a lot of negative space though.
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01/03/2007 08:03:02 PM
This is a great shot but the halo around the tree really hurts the image. It is the first thing I noticed. My eye went right to it. Sorry.
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01/03/2007 05:39:06 PM
I like the composotion, but the light is just not right for me. If it were richer, to bring out the color instead of bounce off of it, I would have had to give a higher mark.
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01/03/2007 05:08:07 PM
Almost, but the dark, fuzzy halo around the tree? Looks like two images merged, but not a very good job
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01/03/2007 04:48:55 PM
Excellent perspective...nice use of the rule of thirds
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01/03/2007 03:06:02 PM
Not fond of the processing, I can see a grey halo around the tree, a very wide grey halo. Composition is good, I just think you ruined it with your processing.
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01/03/2007 10:23:14 AM
great
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01/03/2007 10:19:53 AM
Very nice colors and perspective. Love the smplicity.
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