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Unicorn forest
Unicorn forest

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Soft Focus III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II
Location: At the Schwarzsee in Switzerland
Date: Sep 23, 2007
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Sep 25, 2007

Took only this photo during our Sunday morning walk in this forest. At home I realised that this would be very suitable for this challenge.

Work done on the computer:

Saturation increased.
Contrast increased
Gaussian blure -+ 25
Fade -+40%

Place: 4 out of 191
Avg (all users): 6.8564
Avg (commenters): 7.7692
Avg (participants): 6.5915
Avg (non-participants): 7.0171
Views since voting: 5882
Views during voting: 313
Votes: 188
Comments: 20
Favorites: 4 (view)

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06/09/2009 05:42:06 PM
This is so dreamy. I like the title. I can imagine a unicorn appearing and the sudden rubbing of eyes to make sure it is real.
12/20/2007 04:13:51 PM
Lovely. The editing here gives everything a very pleasant, surreal feel.
10/08/2007 04:12:55 PM
Beautifully done, congratulations.
10/03/2007 12:40:16 PM
Originally posted by mnphotoblogger:

Great location and idea but IMO the quality isn't the best. It looks smudgy.

Is that a joke? It's a soft focus challenge. It's supposed to look that way.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/02/2007 11:44:22 PM
nice shot..but over processed.
10/01/2007 11:18:35 PM
haunting, great composition, love the colours, good contrast.
10/01/2007 02:53:54 PM
hm-m-m. probably sharp one would not be as attractive as this soft one. very good.
09/30/2007 10:24:14 PM
Oh this is my favorite! 15
09/29/2007 11:49:08 PM
Another great entry this challenge. you get a 9 good luck psart
09/27/2007 03:37:30 PM
Oh, it is :-) Though I'm seeing another beastie just to the left of center with horns and a blackish face ... much to imagine here.
09/27/2007 12:37:55 PM
My favour!
09/26/2007 11:52:43 PM
Nice magical feel.
09/26/2007 07:41:22 PM
Beautiful dreamy feeling, love the green
09/26/2007 06:52:35 PM
09/26/2007 05:01:49 PM
Great location and idea but IMO the quality isn't the best. It looks smudgy.
09/26/2007 04:03:13 PM
Magical, must be from England. Good luck.
09/26/2007 03:03:05 PM
Beautiful dreamy shot, looks like from a fantasy land
09/26/2007 02:33:03 AM
nice color depth..7
09/26/2007 02:09:41 AM
wow splendid image, dreamy
09/26/2007 12:41:21 AM
Great scape. The moss and soft focus go well. This scene would look perfect with a wider lens. 7

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