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Autumn in Illinois
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tfarrell23


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Challenge: Foliage (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: 2009
Camera: Sony DSC-F828
Location: Outside Murphysboro in Southern Illinois
Date: Oct 23, 2009
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/30th sec
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Nov 8, 2009

This is a road through Lake Murphysboro State Park.

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Thanks everyone..

I am amazed at the final score and I am in shock over finishing above the competition, congrats to Shannon and Neil,who I think are two of the many talented photographers on DPC, thanks for sliding down one slot each to let me show you all something I found and thought I could share with this commmunity. Again I am humbled and I appreciate all the good words.


Statistics
Place: 1 out of 245
Avg (all users): 7.6923
Avg (commenters): 8.4762
Avg (participants): 7.6196
Avg (non-participants): 7.7969
Views since voting: 6635
Views during voting: 1862
Votes: 156
Comments: 69
Favorites: 42 (view)


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07/19/2011 05:29:48 PM
I grew up in IL and this just makes me feel great memories of walking in the autumn leaves. The path of the trail as it exits the images keeps one on suspense as to what is around that corner. Wonderful light and perfect composition makes this an image to be very proud of.
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05/18/2011 09:16:42 PM
Gorgeous shot. I think what makes this beautiful is the little patch of sunlight. It's like hope from the darker regions of the forest. (I love autumns in Illinois.)
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08/16/2010 01:18:56 AM
Still one of the best shots on this site.
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11/22/2009 07:46:05 PM
AMAZING TOM!!!!! SOOOOOOOO proud of YOU!
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11/21/2009 08:26:08 PM
Wonderful lighting, Great colors....Congrats!!!!
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11/21/2009 02:28:08 PM
Excellent, I knew this one was a winner, glad to see it is so.
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11/19/2009 03:16:11 PM
amazing colors and composition! this is certenly one of my favorits in this site.
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11/18/2009 07:48:57 PM
Beautiful pic! I knew this was going to be a winner! I'm so proud of you!
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11/18/2009 12:01:11 PM
really pretty shot! :)
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11/17/2009 09:47:16 PM
This is beautiful, congratulations on the blue. It was deserved.
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11/17/2009 06:25:33 PM
Wow my friend- you have excelled at this hobby now! BEAUTIFUL IMAGE!! Absolutely beautiful.
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11/17/2009 06:01:03 PM
Beautiful shot
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11/17/2009 12:35:19 PM
Tom, congrats on that blue ribbon! I love this and gave it a 10 during voting. Very well deserved!!
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11/17/2009 09:26:57 AM
Congrats on the blue! Love the colors..I miss them already.
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11/17/2009 03:20:30 AM
Congratulations, beautifull image. Nicely taken ... shucks I guess you know that by now :-)
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11/16/2009 08:48:08 PM
Far out! Your first blue! This was one of only two 10's I gave; the other finished 72nd :-) Congrats, awesome shot. Better than any other shot, IMO, it captured the true sense of luminous light that comes with autumn, not just the showy colors that piggyback on the season.
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11/16/2009 07:42:15 PM
Beautiful shot! A well deserved win!
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11/16/2009 07:06:15 PM
Like I said "Stunning forest composition with beautiful autumn colors,superb interplay between light and shadow and lovely fine detail. I love the way the path leads my eyes into the forest."
A deserving winner of the BLUE. Proficiat! Tom.
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11/16/2009 06:51:32 PM
Wonderful shot, and congrats on a full set of ribbons! Very well done, Tom.
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11/16/2009 06:36:10 PM
Congrats on your blue ribbon!
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11/16/2009 05:53:23 PM
Why be amazed? This is one of the best autumn photographs I have seen. Beautiful colors, The lighting is absolutely wonderful, you picked the best "point of view" in my opinion, and executed what you set out to do. The processing looks very natural and that adds to the feel of your photograph. Fav!
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11/16/2009 05:37:11 PM
Stunning shot! I wish Arizona looked this gorgeous during the fall! I'm jealous! Congrats!!
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11/16/2009 05:29:29 PM
Congrats!! Great shot and well deserved..
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11/16/2009 04:57:54 PM
Gorgeous, almost feel like I've been there! Congrats on the ethereal score as well as finding the scene.
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11/16/2009 03:50:33 PM
Beautiful photo........congrats
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11/16/2009 01:14:06 PM
Beautiful capture, lovely light. Congrats on the blue
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11/16/2009 12:57:04 PM
I love this your PP and capture is....wow
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11/16/2009 12:30:39 PM
Tom assume shot and the the blue ribbon looks fantastic!!!!!!
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11/16/2009 12:10:33 PM
Very special spot. Congratulations on a good find and a great win.
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11/16/2009 11:16:27 AM
Absolutely gorgeous - CONGRATS on the blue!
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11/16/2009 11:12:25 AM
gorgeous well done !!!!!
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11/16/2009 11:08:48 AM
Stunning image. Congrats on your first blue. Here is to hoping that it wont take another 600+ entries to get you another.
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11/16/2009 11:05:09 AM
I knew this would ribbon. Way to go! Well deserved ribbon.

Raj
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11/16/2009 10:45:13 AM
Oh yes! Blue ribbon material indeed! Congratulations!
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11/16/2009 10:42:50 AM
Wow! Stunning! Many congrats on your blue, Tom.
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11/16/2009 10:37:25 AM
BEAUTIFUL! Congrats on your ribbon and good work.
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11/16/2009 10:22:54 AM
Well deserved. One of my favs for sure. Congrats.
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11/16/2009 10:20:11 AM
On an ancient Sony F-828 nonetheless.

You won this because I had my fingers crossed for you :D
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11/16/2009 10:00:57 AM
Just beautiful congrats on your blue now you have all three ribbons. :)
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11/16/2009 09:22:30 AM
No twos! It must have been scrubbed. Congrats on the megascore!! P.S. You have to change your goals on your profile page now, too! :-)

Message edited by author 2009-11-16 09:25:32.
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11/16/2009 08:27:28 AM
Congrats on your first 7, and PB. Amazing shot.
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11/16/2009 08:26:17 AM
Great job, Tom -- congrats on the big blue!
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11/16/2009 08:20:30 AM
Congrats Tom, well done.
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11/16/2009 07:50:57 AM
Wow, the runaway winner. Congrats on a well deserved and long-awaited blue!
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11/16/2009 07:35:31 AM
Gorgeous light a beautiful fall colors, Tom! Big congrats on your blue and new PB!

Message edited by author 2009-11-16 07:36:23.
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11/16/2009 07:11:18 AM
You are on a roll !!!! Congrats on this stunning shot , well deserved.
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11/16/2009 07:05:00 AM
Absolutely stunning photo. Composition and colors are top notch. Congrats on the very well deserved blue!
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11/16/2009 07:00:29 AM
congrats! I gave this one a 10, well deserved!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/15/2009 02:47:08 PM
Stunning forest composition with beautiful autumn colors,superb interplay between light and shadow and lovely fine detail. I love the way the path leads my eyes into the forest.
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11/14/2009 05:30:25 PM
Wonderful. The fuzzy glow of the trees makes me want to wonder down that road and see what lies beyond.
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11/12/2009 06:31:38 PM
Stunning photo 10
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11/12/2009 10:13:03 AM
Fabulous colours and love that you've got a patch of sunlight in there.
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11/12/2009 03:25:47 AM
Nice lighting and good touch with the road leading my eyes into the scene. I'd love to go for a walk there. Looks very much like fall and overall a great image. One of my faves in the challenge - 10
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11/10/2009 10:39:22 PM
fantastic use of light/shade...9
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11/10/2009 07:26:22 PM
beautiful 10
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11/10/2009 03:41:13 PM
This is brilliant. Everything is cool about this image. Composition, processing, lighting, sharpness and ofcourse colors. I have lived in Illinois for over 3 years (in Bloomington). Eager to see which place this is.

Good luck.

Raj
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11/10/2009 01:13:49 PM
the light illuminating the path and trees gives this wonderful depth - a peaceful walk if I ever saw one
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11/10/2009 06:26:16 AM
very interesting light here, i like this photograph very much... compliments, i think this will be a ribbon.
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11/09/2009 09:57:35 PM
Beautiful! 9
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11/09/2009 04:02:14 PM
border detracts from one hell of a composition. gl 8
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11/09/2009 03:41:10 PM
I like the deep dark colours, great composition too.
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11/09/2009 01:57:01 PM
Beautiful sight.
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11/09/2009 12:28:15 PM
great shot, I love the sunlight, top 5
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11/09/2009 11:49:56 AM
I so want to bicycle down that path! How inviting!
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11/09/2009 09:56:57 AM
Absolutely stunning. Great composition, great color. Makes you want to just step right into the picture. 10
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11/09/2009 09:24:03 AM
AWESOME. Such a rich and glowing moment. This is what fall dreams are made of. One of my favs for this challenge. Good job. 9
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11/09/2009 07:12:47 AM
When I was browsing over all the shots in the challenge earlier, this was one of the few that really caught my eye.

You have it all here, a great mood, a wonderful picturesque scene with great colours and the path leading off into the distance giving the shot some direction and focus. My bet would be that this one will do well.
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11/09/2009 01:36:48 AM
It seems to me that it is either a bit blurry. Nice idea!
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11/09/2009 12:33:52 AM
beautiful...love the light in this...9
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