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Challenge: A Single Tree II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: riverhead
Date: Jan 21, 2009
Aperture: 9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 21, 2009

opened raw, adjusted white balance
in photoshop, adjusted curves, crop, flatten, black and white high contrast white/ duplicate layer. 10% gaus
blur top layer, blend mode set to multiply, adjusted opacity and brightness/contrast, flatten layers / duplicate layers convert to smart object shadow highlight( brought out detail in the fence around the tree and the trees in the distance. flattened layers, usm/fade usm mask, resized, added border, saved for web

ummmm 6.0???

Place: 136 out of 209
Avg (all users): 5.3041
Avg (commenters): 4.5000
Avg (participants): 4.9375
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Views since voting: 765
Views during voting: 263
Votes: 171
Comments: 3
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02/05/2009 07:49:27 PM
Critique Club

My first reaction is a feeling of cold and loneliness. So I suspect you hit your objective. For my taste, the photograph is to bottom heavy, leaving the top of the frame full of that bleak, bright, sky. Not much in the way of mid tones or shadow detail, but I appreciate that this may have been your intent, and I believe that it contributes to the motif. I suspect it did not speak to the viewers because of the "soft focus" via the Gaussian blur as well as the bottom heavy composition.


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/26/2009 02:09:24 AM
Seems a little soft. Nice subject and strong composition. 5.
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01/26/2009 12:20:27 AM
Image seems a bit soft for me.
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