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The Will to Grow
The Will to Grow
bruski


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Challenge: Trees (Minimal Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX Aspherical DF for Canon
Location: Cody, WY (East side of the North Fork)
Date: Feb 21, 2007
Aperture: 6.4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 400
Date Uploaded: Feb 21, 2007

I would mostly like to eliminate the power lines in the background, but hey what are you going to do in a minimal editing challenge. There is a few spots that i find a bit annoying that I would normally clone out. But again, minimal. the snow was falling and that is what created most of the spots, whether on the filter or just the flakes falling by. On a large version you can see all the little flakes falling quite well. This is a great tree and I have always wanted to photograph it. So this challenge finally gave me a reason to get out there and do it. I feel the storm added more feeling to the shot by fading the mountains in the background. After I shot this another local photog told me that if you shoot it from the other side, you eliminate the powerlines and still have a good background to work with. I am going to blame the fact that it was snowing really good and that is why I didn't bother to walk around the tree to the other side. Anyway, this is my first challenge in about nine months so hopefully I do well enough that it will encourage me to do it again.

I rotated 90 degrees ccw, then sharpened, resized and saved.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 287
Avg (all users): 7.1304
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 7.0561
Avg (non-participants): 7.2338
Views since voting: 3030
Views during voting: 444
Votes: 184
Comments: 33
Favorites: 12 (view)


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03/02/2007 03:29:56 AM
Congrats on your top10 finish, very good work.
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03/02/2007 01:35:09 AM
Really good and I'm glad to see it finish so well. Congrats on top 10!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/01/2007 03:40:07 PM
Just a beautiful shot. Love the colors above the tree. What gave it such an amazing glow above the ground? Composition is right on. And love the title. a 10 from me.
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03/01/2007 11:43:28 AM
Wow what a look- almost surreal, should be one of the top contenders.
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02/28/2007 11:30:55 PM
That is simply freeking awesome - the sora desat here is odd and must be climactic. A wonderous entry for minimal edit.
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02/28/2007 09:54:38 PM
My goodness - I've seen this tree before - this is in Wyoming, isn't it? My grandmother is buried very close to this tree - I almost started crying when I opened the photo.
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02/28/2007 03:57:10 PM
great photo, great title. i missed it on the first pass, bumping from a 6 to a 9
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02/27/2007 11:20:38 PM
Fantastic!
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02/27/2007 07:46:09 PM
This is a ribbon!
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02/26/2007 12:41:26 PM
definitely a winner!
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02/25/2007 09:19:46 PM
An absolutlely amazing find! Awesome shot! 8
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02/25/2007 08:24:49 PM
Wow, nice light and colors.
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02/25/2007 04:06:49 PM
Great Great Great...oupssss invalid? why?
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02/25/2007 03:35:25 PM
What a remarkable tree. This would make an excellent "motivational" type poster. Or just a great print. I'm assuming you used a filter for your sky - adds impact, though I think it would have stood without it just fine.
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02/24/2007 08:24:15 PM
nice colour composition.
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02/24/2007 05:56:18 PM
the use of a filter enhances greatly this nice picture
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02/24/2007 11:53:33 AM
wow. you caught my attention. I love this.
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02/24/2007 12:02:46 AM
Nice
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02/23/2007 07:48:54 PM
One of my favorites...love the subtle colors. I appreciate the "layering" of objects from foreground to background...it really makes the composition exquisite. :)
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02/23/2007 06:05:59 PM
That's an amazing tree, glad you found it. Tones are wonderful.
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02/23/2007 03:53:34 PM
took me a second but I realized what seems strange here. The color transition from top down to middle works well, but then the bottom is stark white. And in the middle you have a rock and a tree. The image as whole doesn't suit my eye. 5
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02/23/2007 12:30:21 PM
Looks almost like the tree is hugging the rock, or pushing back. Very cool capture; a little overexposed on my monitor.
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02/23/2007 11:43:34 AM
did you ever think you'd use that old sepia filter again? nice work!
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02/23/2007 10:35:48 AM
wow. just beautiful. excellent use of a gradient filter.
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02/23/2007 10:23:38 AM
filters - the old fashioned photoshop! nice creative work here
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02/23/2007 10:16:02 AM
Wow, that is an impressive tree! Very well captured too. 10 and a favorite!
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02/23/2007 09:47:28 AM
Beautiful composition shot
and like the silhouette here.
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02/23/2007 07:52:45 AM
Extraordinary subject (and I like gardening and nature of this type) but I find the colouring rather strange. I think I would have appreciated a b/w rendition much more. 8.
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02/23/2007 07:21:58 AM
Cool little tree. Is the sepia at the top done with a filter of some sort ?
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02/23/2007 04:38:12 AM
awesome shot. should do well 8
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02/23/2007 04:17:41 AM
Love the amazing growth - Well spotted. I just find the filter a little too much. It should have been used much higher and maybe on a wider aperture.
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02/23/2007 01:49:17 AM
Great use of camera sepia, I just hope people won't think it is edited. 9
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02/23/2007 01:22:21 AM
very nice
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