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Field in Bloom with Tree
Field in Bloom with Tree

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Deep DOF (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, Canada
Date: Jun 4, 2004
Aperture: f 10
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jun 6, 2004

Well, spring has been very cool in this part of Canada, which explains the lack of leaves in the tree.

This was one of many shots I took of this pretty field. The sky above and beyond the tree was was dark and cloudy while it was mostly clear above and behind me, explaining the well lit field.

I'm expecting at least one DQ request since the tree has no leaves and the field is in bloom (taken too early for challenge).

I'm also expecting a score between 5.5 and 5.7.

Cropped to 3:2 ratio.
Cloned out fence on horizon at left.
Corrected slight blown out highlights in sky with clone stamp and burn tool.
Burned darker clouds.
Dodged most of field to heighten brightness of colours.
Adjusted levels by darkening shadows and lightening midtones.
Increased cyan of sky and tweaked yellow flowers using hue/saturation.
Dodged certain areas of field again.
Transformed from RGB ot Lab colour and sharpened lightness channel using USM.
Resized for submission.
Sharpened once more using USM.
Flattened and saved as RGB.
Save for Web.

Place: 16 out of 158
Avg (all users): 6.4974
Avg (commenters): 7.9167
Avg (participants): 6.2970
Avg (non-participants): 6.7128
Views since voting: 1445
Votes: 195
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/13/2004 09:55:11 PM
06/12/2004 11:23:26 AM
The field and tree are nice, but the clouds really set the mood for this image.
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06/11/2004 01:19:42 AM
Good colors. Perfect placement of the tree. I like the contrast between the dark sky and the bright field. (10)
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06/09/2004 07:17:31 PM
man, I've been looking for a single tree in the middle of a field...fantastic photo
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06/09/2004 07:00:44 PM
Very nice shot. The layers and colors are breathtaking. Very Van Goh-ish ;)
The contrast between the sky and field really makes the forground and subject "pop"..... 8
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06/08/2004 07:12:45 PM
Nice job. I wonder if you were to take this shot again on a perfectly clear day, how it would look? I'd love to see it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/08/2004 06:31:31 PM
Beautiful, well done. 10
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06/08/2004 02:11:46 AM
I like it
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/07/2004 07:44:24 PM
love it 8
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06/07/2004 04:00:41 PM
Nice and simple with good composition
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/07/2004 10:13:52 AM
lovely scene you've set. the clouds set a great background, flowers/grass foreground and your main element gets lots of attention. Your shot has what few others (that I've seen so far) lack -- a "focal point"
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/07/2004 09:13:54 AM
Beautiful and simple. Very nice. A tiny bit oversaturated, I think, which takes a bit away from the overall sharpness, but I LOVE the composition.
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06/07/2004 04:05:41 AM
I love the color and composition in this one! Very beautiful and highly stylized.
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