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Maple Lane Morning
1st PlaceMaple Lane Morning
DJWoodward


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Challenge: Warm Colors (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Hebron, NH
Date: Apr 1, 2008
Aperture: F11.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Nature, Rural
Date Uploaded: Apr 1, 2008

It's maple syrup time in New Hampshire which occurs at the same time as the 5th New England season known as Mud Season. This is when it's not quite spring but winter is finally departing.

I've watched this line of maple trees through the seasons and have been waiting for the right time to capture them. On this day the light and fog were awesome so I had to revisit this spot. I was a bonus that you can see that the trees were tapped for collecting maple sap with the traditional sap buckets. For those who may not be familiar, the sap is collected then boiled-down to make maple syrup.

Post Challenge:
This was unexpected. I was hoping for a top ten but never expected the blue. Thanks for your votes and comments!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 217
Avg (all users): 7.0581
Avg (commenters): 8.3158
Avg (participants): 6.8136
Avg (non-participants): 7.1858
Views since voting: 5986
Views during voting: 276
Votes: 172
Comments: 38
Favorites: 23 (view)


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06/10/2009 04:11:00 PM
This is GREAT! So warm and inviting... Beautifully captured. Don't know how I missed this one. Wonderful stuff.
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04/14/2008 08:33:46 PM
Fantastic backlit picture....
You caught it perfectly......
Great photo...thanks for sharing
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04/13/2008 07:54:37 PM
Beautiful tones in this fine capture. I'm so glad you've added a blue ribbon shot to our 50-states poster!
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04/13/2008 05:14:04 PM
This is a beautiful scene. I love the shadows. Congrats on the blue!
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04/13/2008 04:09:54 PM
Absolutely beautiful! Congrats!
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04/11/2008 09:43:25 PM
congrats on such a lovely image and the Blue Ribbon
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04/10/2008 08:54:54 PM
The only way this should have gotten 5 or below was speed voting. Terrific execution on this one, a well deserved blue.
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04/10/2008 01:34:35 PM
Beautiful capture.
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04/10/2008 12:05:39 AM
Congrats/nice shot
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04/09/2008 10:59:29 AM
Well deserved. Congratulations.
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04/09/2008 10:41:07 AM
Wow! What else can you say!! Except CONGRATULATIONS ON A VERY WELL-DESERVED BLUE RIBBON!

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04/09/2008 09:30:07 AM
Way to go, DJ! I was so sure a sunset would take this one, didn't expect a sunrise! Nice one indeed.

(Mine fell most of the last day, but I thought I had you for a while there ;)

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04/09/2008 07:51:27 AM
I guess perfect would be the best way to describe this shot. Congrats on a beautiful shot and the Ribb.
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04/09/2008 07:35:22 AM
Nice surprise then, if you weren't expecting it. Congrats on a superb capture.
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04/09/2008 06:27:51 AM
wonderful. congrats on the win
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04/09/2008 05:54:15 AM
Del
An extremely hardy congratulations on the blue ribbon on this amazing capture! A simply beautiful photo
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04/09/2008 03:24:49 AM
Congrats on your blue, well done!
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04/09/2008 02:38:06 AM
well done/congrats
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04/09/2008 12:12:06 AM
enchanting light, 'grats on the ribbon :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/08/2008 11:34:30 PM
Nice golden tones here.....
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04/08/2008 11:55:13 AM
Gorgeous. This has an evocative, almost dreamlike quality.
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04/07/2008 10:49:49 PM
Not really any beams of light showing, but the shadows give that impression. very well done.
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04/07/2008 10:14:00 PM
Beautiful photo, would have preferred no border or different more minimal border.
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04/05/2008 03:57:03 PM
Beautiful
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04/05/2008 12:22:14 AM
Excellent capture, love the light filtering through the trees.
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04/04/2008 10:38:53 PM
Beautful composition. Great light.
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04/03/2008 06:42:31 PM
Great! I don't see a thing I would try to change.
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04/03/2008 05:54:30 PM
great range of tones on this image, progressing towards the right. would make a good print.
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04/03/2008 03:42:28 PM
I really like the way the closest trees are black silhouettes, while the ones going off into the distance are color-shifting. The whole composition is exceptional.
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04/03/2008 02:36:27 PM
What a perfect capture for this challenge! Is this a road you travel frequently...maybe noticed this scene develop before? Just curious. I drive 120 miles a day to/from work and have a few "spots" I keep an eye on. :-)

Well done, and congrats in advance on a high finish I'm sure! Good luck.
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04/03/2008 12:01:50 PM
I like the mist in the background, and the shadows across the road. Also, nice job capturing only warm colors.
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04/03/2008 08:59:56 AM
LOVE YOUR PIC...
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04/03/2008 03:16:21 AM
good shot. the trees really pull you in!
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04/03/2008 12:05:30 AM
stunning landscape and brilliantly exposed 8
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04/02/2008 12:02:05 PM
Love the foggy effects towards the back.
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04/02/2008 11:28:58 AM
Kool..uhmm i mean Warm :)
Here u have my 10/10
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04/02/2008 04:39:46 AM
Nice lighting, exposure and composition. Impressed.
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04/02/2008 04:27:25 AM
wow!
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