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The Red Road
The Red Road

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Southern California
Date: Nov 27, 2008
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/800 s
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2008

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Place: 150 out of 417
Avg (all users): 5.8659
Avg (commenters): 6.2857
Avg (participants): 5.7339
Avg (non-participants): 6.1273
Views since voting: 832
Views during voting: 260
Votes: 164
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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02/06/2009 08:53:40 AM
this photograph would have deserved at least 7... i like the composition and these clouds... compliments.
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02/06/2009 07:32:16 AM
Fantastically underrated, soft and lush, the grass is perfect, i guess people sisnt like the puddles but i think the whole shot it A++.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2008 12:16:06 PM
Very beautiful landscape capture.
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12/05/2008 06:03:46 PM
Dorothy thought that perhaps she might be lost.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road, they had sung. Follow the Yellow Brick Road.
Well, she had followed that damnable yellow brick road until it had slowly deteriorated into this dirty red track. She'd followed it alright, and NOW where was she?

She didn't think she was in Oz anymore, but she sure as heck wasn't in Kansas either. Oh, sure, it looked like Kansas. Trees, grass, clouds, sky, but there was something in the air. It was too thick. The wind too clean, too there. She didn't know how to describe it better than that.

With nothing else to do, she began to trek forward once again, Toto trotting by her side. It was then that he began to growl, low in his throat, his fur bristling suddenly. Dorothy stopped dead in her tracks and looked around wildly.

What was it? What was out there. She suddenly felt far more frightened than she ever had when she'd first found herself in Oz. That was a fear of the unknown, of finding yourself in a strange new land. This was a fear of knowing all too well. Of finding yourself in a place both familiar, and utterly not so. Of feeling that something out of the darkest depths of nightmare was coming. Coming out of the grass.

That's when the other-worldly howling began, and Dorothy's tension snapped, and with a scream she bolted along the path in a race for her very life as shadowy hate-filled forms bolted out of the grasses around her, hot on her heels, Toto's frantic snarling and barking suddenly cut off with a brutal and final yelp. Sobbing, she ran on, finding energy where she never thought it could exist, but there was nowhere to go.

Nowhere to go.
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12/05/2008 01:18:22 PM
I'm intrigued to know where this and the processing you used on this. I love the place. Good treatment of a rather plain foreground which enhances that amazing sky.
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12/05/2008 09:53:12 AM
I'm not a big fan of straight up and down roads in pics, but I think the sky is fantastic in this and the colors pop for me.
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12/04/2008 02:30:05 PM
This is a very nice image. I would like to see the saturation boosted just a little bit. 7
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12/03/2008 06:56:28 PM
Fabulous lighting, great composition, very neat shot, 8
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12/03/2008 06:02:03 PM
Great colours from the road, grass/crop and tree, interesting sky as well. I do find the road leads me straight through the shot a little too quickly, maybe having the road diagonally across the shot would take my eye through more of the photo.
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12/02/2008 09:50:32 PM
I like the sky... wonderful. There's a bit of noise in the sky on my monitor, though... and some sensor dust that could be cloned out (upper left). (not voting yet)
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12/01/2008 08:38:47 AM
I like the simplicity here, but I think it wouldn't hurt to add a bit more contrast/saturation. Or go the other way and make it b&w.
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12/01/2008 05:44:02 AM
OK overall...a better composition would have been achieved if you crouched down and panned right a little
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