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Tree House
Tree House
jackal9


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Challenge: Trees (Minimal Editing I)
Camera: Pentax *ist DL
Lens: Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
Location: Cordell Oklahoma.
Date: Feb 22, 2007
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 3200
Shutter: 1/2000
Date Uploaded: Feb 22, 2007

Purpose...okay, to catch the effect that the almost constant wind has on things in this area (western Ok.) even things like trees and this house. Shot in the late afternoon just before sunset, it was a bit overcast so shot at 3200 ASA, 1/2000 sec, F 5.6, *ist DL with a 300mm zoom lens, going for a grainy vintage feel (which ended up being more fuzzy than grainy, oh well) sepia tone setting in camera for the aforementioned vintage feel.

Update, the owners decided it was time to go...they did a controlled burn last week...there is nothing left but a burnt spot in the earth where this cool old house stood....too bad really...

Statistics
Place: 63 out of 287
Avg (all users): 5.9653
Avg (commenters): 6.4375
Avg (participants): 5.8646
Avg (non-participants): 6.0909
Views since voting: 1029
Views during voting: 381
Votes: 173
Comments: 28
Favorites: 3 (view)


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09/25/2007 01:31:24 PM
Very cool picture! I love the tones and feel of this image, it has a very depression era "dust bowl" feel to it!
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09/11/2007 12:11:10 AM
Very cool picture! Its a shame its gone.
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06/22/2007 09:50:10 AM
call it tumbleweed. finely done low contrast
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05/30/2007 11:25:25 PM
I really admire this photo. It's a dream-like image and reminds me of the beginning of The Wizard of Oz.
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05/30/2007 07:07:50 PM
Oh, well you know this is one of my favorite photos. How very sad. And how did it burn down? I hate that... very sad.
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05/30/2007 06:29:20 PM
So sad, wish it'd remain standing and attracting many more photos for years.
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05/12/2007 11:00:32 PM
Jack, this is an awesome image. And I like the bit of history behind your shot that you included too. The image is really powerful. I wish I could get a shot that impressive.
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05/02/2007 12:27:47 AM
Another wonderful take! The tones here are more serious and speak of a past not unlike some of our faded memories and ideas that have been foresaken.
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05/01/2007 01:10:46 AM
I've gotta say, you were robbed on this image. It's amazing. It reminds me of the videos of the early abomb tests, where the houses were blown up. Wild.
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04/09/2007 03:31:07 PM
This is amazing...looks as though the house is falling down as you snap away. Love the look and feel of this.
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03/26/2007 10:58:41 PM
You did this with minimal editing? Wowza. It *does* have a grainy vintage feel. also a fairytale feel.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/01/2007 11:16:28 PM
oh my! what happened?> it looks like that's where the a-bomb went off! I like it :)
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03/01/2007 12:45:48 PM
Interesting capture. The tree seems OOF here, but I do like the overall content. BW may look a bit better for this type of shot.
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02/28/2007 11:26:52 PM
that is one crazy thing going on - it makes me think the lens is distorted - that might have been a good idea ... but back to this photo. I like the sorta early photo Charlin Chaplin feeling to this.
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02/28/2007 10:08:57 PM
I really like the warped effect here. Almost reminds me of somethig taken through an old pinhole camera.
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02/28/2007 10:31:21 AM
what an amazing house and fabulous capture. 8
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02/25/2007 08:18:27 PM
This is just an awesome shot! I love the B&W conversion,it's PERFECT!!!!
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02/25/2007 02:39:21 PM
Great find! The house almost looks as though it's been warped in processing. The sepia works wonderfully here.
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02/24/2007 09:29:19 PM
This appears to be one of those shots taken during a nuclear blast due to the way the house & tree are leaning. 10
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02/24/2007 12:09:25 AM
Awesome!!!
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02/23/2007 10:48:45 PM
This is one great photo!
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02/23/2007 05:08:50 PM
Nice shot. I think it would look very much nicer in B&W with some more contrast.
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02/23/2007 01:22:46 PM
That's cool but, the house catches the main attention.
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02/23/2007 10:47:31 AM
You really captured the feel of an old photo, nice work.
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02/23/2007 10:26:14 AM
While I like the vintage look and sepia treatment, I don't think you nailed the focus. Great subject, weak composition.
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02/23/2007 07:36:19 AM
Not sure I like the colour tone here but you certainly have a great subject to work with here especially for future shots (if possible) and in post processing on your own (since this is minimal)
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02/23/2007 03:53:06 AM
lacks of contrast and sharpness. nice title!
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02/23/2007 12:19:01 AM
Wow was the house really that uneven? I feel like more emphasis has been put on the house rather then on the tree.
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