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Challenge: A Single Tree II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Walking trail near home
Date: Jan 25, 2009
Aperture: 18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40, 1/160, 1/640
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jan 25, 2009

Used photomatix to merge three images and tone mapped.


Dodge and Burn
Canvas resize to add border
Healing brugh to remove minor imperfactions
Image resize
Save for web

Not very happy with the shot. Hoping to score higher than my current average. My prediction - 5.7

Post Challenge:

I am glad I was way off on my prediction!! I replaced my photo just before the challenge and forgot to update the description. What more can I ask? Accomplished four of my 2009 DPC Goals in the first challenge!!

Place: 5 out of 209
Avg (all users): 6.7732
Avg (commenters): 8.2727
Avg (participants): 6.5488
Avg (non-participants): 6.9375
Views since voting: 3090
Views during voting: 346
Votes: 194
Comments: 16
Favorites: 9 (view)

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02/04/2009 10:57:23 AM
Greeting from the Critique Club…

Wow 5th place! Nice work! Congrats on reaching another goal this year!

I think you found the prefect tree for this challenge, along with the prefect timing to create the most dramatic effect with the clouds.

The composition of this photo is great. I think it is so interesting that all of these top photos have similar composition. I love that the eye is just drawn into the tree.

Just an excellent job, keep up the great work!
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02/03/2009 01:34:52 PM
Congrats on the 5th place. Excellent shot!
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02/02/2009 10:44:44 AM
Hey Shailesh...

Congrats on your HM for such a cool image.

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02/02/2009 09:42:50 AM
Beautifully captured. Congrats on top 5.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2009 10:28:29 PM
Very striking.
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01/29/2009 03:09:49 PM
dramatic and very nice, great editing
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01/28/2009 10:45:47 AM
Looks like a scene out of a fantasy movie. Excellent. 9 and a fave.
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01/27/2009 09:14:58 PM
drama for sure!
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01/27/2009 03:01:55 PM
in the top 3
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01/27/2009 10:32:16 AM
My favorite in the challege.
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01/26/2009 10:43:42 PM
i love the lighting here! the clouds are beautiful, and the silhouette of the tree is just beautiful. interesting texture in the grass, i love the grass coming up from the hillside
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01/26/2009 11:07:19 AM
This is beautiful! Only complaint would be that some of the clouds are blown out.
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01/26/2009 09:22:26 AM
That is VERY striking. Really nice. I like the sharpness of the tree's silhouette against those clouds. This would make a great print. :~) 8
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01/26/2009 04:11:19 AM
beautiful aura n dimension to this pic!.....good job!...
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01/26/2009 01:41:57 AM
Stunning colours and just a great composition!. A beautiful subject - it's surprisingly tricky to find a strong subject for a 'single tree' that is away from any others. Exactly what this challenge asked for : 10.
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01/26/2009 12:32:25 AM
Very beautiful sky. Would like to have seen some stronger colors.
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