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Challenge: The Road Less Traveled (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: summerveld
Date: Aug 20, 2008
Date Uploaded: Aug 22, 2008

my take on it anyhow.

thanks for the ribbon

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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 127
Avg (all users): 6.7822
Avg (commenters): 8.3704
Avg (participants): 6.7143
Avg (non-participants): 6.7947
Views since voting: 8328
Views during voting: 584
Votes: 225
Comments: 89
Favorites: 31 (view)


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09/08/2008 08:57:24 PM
I really like this picture.............lots
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09/07/2008 06:41:00 PM
Excellent shot, congrats on your ribbon!
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09/06/2008 05:44:11 PM
Thanks for the before and after. I'm always too embarrassed to post mine. *grin*

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09/06/2008 08:41:12 AM
Beautiful summerveldt and hillcrest I lived there for about 4 years many moons ago! well done
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09/05/2008 05:14:51 PM
Exquisite in its minimalism. What a lovely image.
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09/05/2008 08:32:29 AM
This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the post processing you have done with it!
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09/05/2008 01:36:20 AM
gotcha! :P
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09/04/2008 07:47:14 AM
Now that's truly amazing!
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09/04/2008 07:24:41 AM
Love this, and love your style here and elsewhere in your portfolio.
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09/04/2008 04:01:13 AM
@_@ w00t! really deserving image. congrats!
(love the smart use of negative space)

crayon
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09/04/2008 02:53:15 AM
Congratulations on job very well done, for bringing out the essentials out of a shot that in its original form would have had considerably less impact.
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09/04/2008 01:53:51 AM
Oh Lesley! I love it! Love it. LOVE IT!

CONGRATULATIONS!
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09/04/2008 12:27:37 AM
I love that you left a hint of something in the distance. Beautiful image, congrats!
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09/03/2008 11:58:41 PM
Wow, awesome.
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09/03/2008 11:39:58 PM
Beautiful shot
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09/03/2008 11:28:03 PM
Red ribbon! So fab! It's so cool when a shot like this makes it to the top.
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09/03/2008 10:05:47 PM
I love your take on this.:)
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09/03/2008 09:33:26 PM
d d d doris
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09/03/2008 08:17:44 PM
Nicely imagined Leslie. congrats!
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09/03/2008 12:57:39 PM
Congratulations for the ribbon. Great
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09/03/2008 11:24:54 AM
fantastic image - hard to see how this didn't place even higher
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09/03/2008 11:19:52 AM
Oh my!!! I love, Love, LOVE this one! Congrats on your ribbon!
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09/03/2008 10:45:32 AM
So lovely. I gave this a ten. Congrats!
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09/03/2008 10:41:31 AM
Congratulations on your third place Ribbon, loved this.
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09/03/2008 09:38:26 AM
Its beautiful- I am a great admirer of your work
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09/03/2008 08:47:05 AM
Way to go, girl. The voters actually got it this time. :~)
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09/03/2008 08:33:08 AM
how did you d this?
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09/03/2008 08:20:37 AM
glad to see you back on the home page, always love your images. Very nicely done, love the high key here. Great job.
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09/03/2008 07:59:10 AM
Well done! As a graphic designer, I am a huge fan of white space ...
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09/03/2008 07:44:12 AM
Once again, you are in the ribbons...great simplicity Leslie...great work...hope you printed this
09/03/2008 06:47:26 AM
you nailed this one!
09/03/2008 05:05:59 AM
Great shot. Even the thumbnail looks good.
09/03/2008 03:25:24 AM
Fantastic capture !! congrats on the yellow !!!
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09/03/2008 03:14:32 AM
Lovely image
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09/03/2008 03:14:24 AM
great composition Les, congrats on your n+1st ribbon!
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09/03/2008 03:08:13 AM
Stunning!
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09/03/2008 03:04:10 AM
Outstanding shot! Congrats Les!!
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09/03/2008 02:18:32 AM
Lesley - fabulous shot - and well deserved ribbon
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09/03/2008 01:31:37 AM
Was hoping this shot would make the top 3...Congrats!
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09/03/2008 01:15:31 AM
One of my favorites for this challenge Lesley, and I am so pleased you got the ribbon it deserved.

I would have given you the BLUE.....
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09/03/2008 01:04:58 AM
Far out, Les! Congratulations!
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09/03/2008 01:03:49 AM
This is a phenomenal shot! I couldn't agree more with everyone else's negative space comments.

How'd you get the overexposed look without overexposing the subjects using only basic editing? I've been trying to get this look using only basic for quite some time now and have had no luck... it couldn't hurt for the overexposed challenge right now, either. ;)
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09/03/2008 01:00:35 AM
A truely beautiful image! Congrats on a well deserved ribbon!
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09/03/2008 12:55:08 AM
cool! : ) Congrats Les!!! : )
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09/03/2008 12:49:50 AM
Nice work, Lesley! I'm glad the voters saw beyond the obvious and graced this lovely image with a ribbon.
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09/03/2008 12:49:31 AM
WTG, Lesley. This definitely belongs on the front page, it's so subtle and interesting. Congrats on your ribbon.
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09/03/2008 12:49:14 AM
Two more words: CONGRATULATIONS! :)
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09/03/2008 12:39:59 AM
Beautiful! Love the way subject covers only a minor part of whole composition and still dominates it! Congratulations on the ribbon!
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09/03/2008 12:39:46 AM
Beautifully minimal and effective - lovely work, Les!
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09/03/2008 12:37:54 AM
Oh, so clever! What's "less travelled" than non-existent. :) Congrats on this very atypical ribbon-winning shot!
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09/03/2008 12:36:33 AM
Congratulations on the win with this beautiful image!
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09/03/2008 12:25:53 AM
Gorgeous. Congrats on your ribbon. It's a lovely image.
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09/03/2008 12:24:51 AM
cool :)
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09/03/2008 12:23:28 AM
Oh YEAH - just where it belongs on the front page - you ROCK!
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09/03/2008 12:09:01 AM
Very well done.
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09/03/2008 12:07:16 AM
Congrats Lesley

A sweet minimalistic masterpiece!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/02/2008 09:39:03 PM
Unusual positioning. But it made me look twice. I really like the shot.
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09/02/2008 04:20:20 PM
this a great black and white, very well composed
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09/02/2008 12:11:57 PM
My first reaction was: oh yes. As time passed, I wanted more definition in the distance to help contextualise the image.
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09/01/2008 09:54:49 PM
What a great use of contrast.
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09/01/2008 03:45:49 PM
this is fantastic! would have also been a winner for overexposed contest. good luck with it!
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09/01/2008 01:45:47 PM
wonderful!
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08/31/2008 08:23:11 PM
absolutely stunning! the photo conveys less traveled road without showing any road. would have been perfect for the currently running "overexposed" challenge too. 10
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08/31/2008 02:56:04 PM
Love it. Hope it does well for you.
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08/31/2008 01:52:13 PM
The emptiness complements...
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08/30/2008 11:45:47 AM
My suggestion is that you ask your horse to take you to pick up the ribbon you must certainly be going to win. Perfect 10!
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08/29/2008 01:17:00 PM
i love this picture but not for this challenge.
08/29/2008 10:59:38 AM
I love it. 10.
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08/29/2008 09:21:46 AM
One really wishes to know where this couple is heading to. Brilliant.
(not voting)
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08/29/2008 08:45:59 AM
I like this image, though I don't know how the wider DPC voters will treat it.

I like the minimalism of it, the boldness of the subject objects and the vagueness of their destination. It's well balanced... it works for me. I hope it does well.
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08/28/2008 09:56:52 PM
This is a great take on this idea.
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08/28/2008 09:41:01 PM
Fantastic! I expect to see this one on the front page.
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08/28/2008 07:21:18 PM
This a tremendous and successful use of white/negative space. My screen is lighter than many so the image looks totally white except for the subjects. if I tilt my screen, I see a hint of a horizon... but I like the pure white that I initially saw. The concept of a man and his horse is very symbolic of the bond between man and nature and of man's journey through life. The latter is very strong here and the vastness of the path/trek/world ahead is immense as are the eventual discoveries as well. The word is theirs to discover. The hint of the grass adds an element of the two subjects being grounded... to a point, yet still untamed and care free. The reigns reaching out in front of the two gives off the feeling that they are pulled, unknowingly, into the quest that lies ahead of them. Brilliant!
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08/28/2008 04:15:18 PM
beautiful
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08/28/2008 01:23:25 PM
my personal favorite, highest i rated
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08/28/2008 09:50:50 AM
Nice shot, interesting take on the topic.
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08/27/2008 06:30:38 PM
The road of Dependency -
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08/27/2008 06:09:03 PM
except for the baseball cap, I love it
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08/27/2008 05:43:26 PM
oh i like this very much. great contrast and composition.
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08/27/2008 11:43:04 AM
well done - more effective with rest overexposed
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08/27/2008 09:06:37 AM
perfect for the challenge, many stories told here.
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08/27/2008 08:53:44 AM
Wow, even though you do not show alot it speaks of much. Nice job!
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08/27/2008 08:38:26 AM
Unbelieveably AWESOME! I'll take a guess, is that you ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' goodman?
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08/27/2008 06:59:19 AM
Absolutely lovely, a very serene and calming image.
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08/27/2008 06:42:11 AM
Like the negative a space a lot - works well with the theme and title. 8
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08/27/2008 02:49:41 AM
Two words: Brilliant! :)
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08/27/2008 02:08:47 AM
really a good one! 9
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08/27/2008 12:08:33 AM
Love your use of negative space!! Minimalism is great.
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08/27/2008 12:07:06 AM
I love this!
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