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Challenge: A Single Tree II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: UK
Date: Jan 24, 2009
Date Uploaded: Jan 25, 2009

I have always seen this tree on the hill near a roundabout and thought to myself "I'll shoot that one day".. well I guess this is the day.. I go there and the sky was not playing ball with me, all grey and crappy, by the time I had parked the car and walked to the spot (30 mins) the sky had performed a little natural photoshop for me, although not perfect it is way better than at first so here it is. Might not do very well as it is not eye-catching


est score - 6.1
dream score - 6.8

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 209
Avg (all users): 6.6667
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.4250
Avg (non-participants): 6.8544
Views since voting: 2621
Views during voting: 364
Votes: 183
Comments: 32
Favorites: 4 (view)


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02/04/2009 01:29:15 PM
Hey didn't vote on this. Beautiful image Mak!
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02/03/2009 01:48:43 PM
Great shot. Congrats on your high finish!
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02/02/2009 08:53:50 AM
The placement of the tree and the slope of the land and how much sky is around create a feeling of extreme expanse. Great finish and great image.
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02/02/2009 07:14:43 AM
lovely work...strong composition...
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02/02/2009 01:25:40 AM
aaah, this is yours! I love this one. wonderful minimalism!
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02/02/2009 01:09:55 AM
I am glad this one did good. I really liked the minimalism, simplicity here.
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02/02/2009 12:55:44 AM
On the contrary, I think it's very eye-catching ;-) The simplicity and the muted colours make it one of the best in this challenge for me. Good one, MAK. Congrats on top 10.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/01/2009 11:23:09 PM
Shame about the aeroplane trail thru the sky, when the sky is such a dominant part of the picture, but very nice photo.
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02/01/2009 06:01:58 AM
a lot of sky negative space it would have scored higher than a 6 if 2/3 the sky was gone for me
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02/01/2009 03:25:11 AM
nice use of negative space
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01/30/2009 02:24:54 PM
My favorite minimalist tree in the challenge - I really like the way you've brought out the color and texture in the foreground.
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01/29/2009 08:35:09 PM
I really like this one. Personally, I may have composed the tree not in the middle. Great light falling on the hill.
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01/29/2009 09:58:15 AM
This is a nice pic, the scope is grand and I love the colors. I don't feel that the tree itself is symmetrical enough to really pop with center positioning, I would prefer it off to a side.
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01/28/2009 12:44:41 AM
Great composition! Love the title.
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01/27/2009 11:36:04 PM
cool idea with the title. the color changes on the hill are beautiful. a bit much sky, but its not too bad
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01/27/2009 09:35:33 PM
very nice. I like the space.
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01/27/2009 06:42:18 PM
Strong composition. Simple and quite effective. Love the diagonal line in the sky - it adds a lot to the image.
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01/27/2009 11:47:52 AM
why to much sky...would have liked this better if the tree wasn't "centered", otherwise good capture
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01/27/2009 08:12:46 AM
great use of negative space.
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01/27/2009 02:47:23 AM
I like the minimalist look. And an extra point for using my favourite book as the title.
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01/26/2009 08:52:15 PM


Message edited by author 2010-03-01 21:16:07.
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01/26/2009 05:42:58 PM
Great looking shot, shame about the vapour trail but then I'm sure you'll get some positive comments about it.
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01/26/2009 04:22:24 PM
Epic. I'm sure this tree has a story to tell...

Only he remained. His companions had been removed years ago, killed brutally by men with axes and saws...but somehow, inexplicably, only he was left, on his hill, to watch over what had once been their domain...it was a lonely life, that of a single tree...

The colors are fabulous.
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01/26/2009 01:27:42 PM
I really like this a lot, congrats!
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01/26/2009 01:19:16 PM
Great capture, only wish the tree wasn't so centered.
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01/26/2009 12:17:49 PM
I like the use of a square crop in this case, serene looking scene
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01/26/2009 12:01:21 PM
aah! here is a winner! wonderful, just wonderful. good luck!
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01/26/2009 10:15:35 AM
my son says that this should have a thousand points on the scale of 1 thru 10. so I had better give you a 10. Love the negative space, the setting is gorgeous, sharp and clean shot. well done
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01/26/2009 09:39:25 AM
One of my favourites. It looks like a painting to me, something by Andrew Wyeth maybe.
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01/26/2009 09:23:20 AM
LOVE THAT!!!
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01/26/2009 04:46:20 AM
great image, well done.
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01/26/2009 02:13:28 AM
Beautiful simplicity. 8.
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