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Challenge: A Single Tree II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: san francisco
Date: Jan 21, 2009
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Urban, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jan 21, 2009

This is located at a fairly busy freeway on-ramp. The first time I went after it there was sun and too many shadows. today, before it rained, I tried again. At early morning rush hour. It was danged hard to get that bottom arrow to line up. Still, I got the picture and I'm alive. Yippee.

Convert from RAW, Convert to B&W, sharpen and accentuate a few shadows here and there. that's about it.

Hey everyone! thanks for all the nice comments. Yeah, I get a little discouraged from all the low marks on my images lately, but I made the decision to follow my own quirky photographic path. I'm enjoying the ride and also enjoy the comments from people who get the punch line(s).

Statistics
Place: 135 out of 209
Avg (all users): 5.3056
Avg (commenters): 6.4286
Avg (participants): 5.1429
Avg (non-participants): 5.4272
Views since voting: 717
Views during voting: 316
Votes: 180
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)


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02/03/2009 12:22:51 AM
My kind of shot! Let not the marks discourage you. This kind of shot is exactly the reason I vote challenges in the first place! And good on you for not getting hit by a car, too. :-)
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02/02/2009 08:41:00 PM
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Keep following your "quirky path"!! I guess the arrows point the way pretty clearly :-)

I love this image independent of any challenge theme--and it has a classic sort of Get Your Kicks On Route 66 feel to it.
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02/02/2009 10:21:10 AM
Hahaha! Been working my way down from first to last place in this challenge, and this is the first picture since about no. 50 that's really caught my eye. It's a great find in it's own right, but you also managed to make the best use of the available elements (the arrow on the road) to make the picture as photograpically interesting and esthetically pleasing as possible considering the mundaneness of the location. Agree with everyone else that this should've scored much higher, preferably above a lot of the tree-with-sunset pictures.
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02/02/2009 03:21:22 AM
I'm totally with Bear. This was one of my half-dozen 9's (my top score)
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02/02/2009 12:32:05 AM
Hrmmm... I can understand this not placing, of course, but 135th? For an image that's amusing, a little thought-provoking, and represents a unique take on the challenge that is unarguably MEETING the challenge? Pffft!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/01/2009 09:51:06 PM
I gave this a 7. I love this scene! Great to have both arrows kind of pointing out the tree too.
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02/01/2009 04:10:26 PM
great find.
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02/01/2009 02:12:49 PM
LOL, great find
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01/31/2009 11:16:22 AM
ha!
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01/30/2009 01:55:51 AM
Oh, HO! This is beyond terrific, in the context of the challenge! Photographically it's nothing to write home about, of course, but its banal *ordinariness* is the major component of its startling impact, if that makes any sense at all. I'd LOVE to see this image ribbon, though I have scant hope it will.
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01/28/2009 10:50:13 AM
Haha, love it :)
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01/27/2009 09:08:14 PM
this is great!!
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01/27/2009 07:05:30 PM
Isn't this in SF?
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01/26/2009 08:38:23 PM
nothing like being specific, great shot, might add some contrast
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01/26/2009 07:03:09 PM
unbelievable!
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01/26/2009 05:48:49 PM
Good eye!
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01/26/2009 01:04:15 PM
LOL! Great shot w/ the sign!
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01/26/2009 10:10:40 AM
hahahhahaha brilliant, well done
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01/26/2009 07:58:53 AM
cute sign change
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01/26/2009 04:55:44 AM
its not the best photo in the world but it made me LMAO (every time I looked at it). For me personally this is what photography is about, capturing the moment or the quirkiness of life. I love it and I hope it ribbons.
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01/26/2009 12:05:03 AM
haha that is funny
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