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Widecombe in the Moor
Widecombe in the Moor
paynekj


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Landscape V (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2 for Pentax
Location: Dartmoor, above Widecombe
Date: Nov 22, 2009
Aperture: F6.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Nov 22, 2009

My first entry into a member challenge

Processed using Gimp 2.6.7
rotated
cropped
curves
cloned out a light patch at the bottom right and a shadow at the top left
re-sized
sharpened

[Nov. 26th, 2009 03:44:07 AM]

I took this from the car-park at the centre of this map

Here's a re-sized version on the original for comparison:
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Many thanks for all the kind comments and even kinder constructive criticism. This is my 7th anniversary of being here and a 7 score is the perfect anniversary present, so thank you.

To answer a couple of the comments:
A couple of people mentioned a greenish cast to the tower, which is a bit too subtle for me to see, and it wasn't afternoon light, it was taken about 10 in the morning. It may be Southern England, but we are still at a relatively high latitude so the sun isn't getting all that high in the sky at this time of year.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 136
Avg (all users): 7.1111
Avg (commenters): 8.4762
Avg (participants): 7.0317
Avg (non-participants): 7.1508
Views since voting: 7192
Views during voting: 469
Votes: 189
Comments: 34
Favorites: 7 (view)


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05/31/2011 08:50:36 AM
I wonder if the "greenish cast" that is mentioned is actually the moss and lichens growing on the side of the tower and buildings, a sight that may be unusual to folks from younger, drier places? Top Tor and Pil Tor area is one of my favourite dog walking spots and we often camp down at Cockingford Farm. Quintessential English countryside captured beautifully.
12/01/2009 01:13:06 AM
Fascinating picture, especially for a yank like me. It's like something out of Robin Hood. Congrats on HM!
11/30/2009 01:28:47 PM
A quintessentially British landscape.. lovely!
11/30/2009 09:28:07 AM
such beautiful rich colors...congrats on your finish...and thank you for your PP notes...
11/30/2009 03:45:34 AM
Beautiful!
11/30/2009 02:29:05 AM
Many congratulations on your 4th place and new personal best. Very well deserved; this was a lovely shot and was one of my 3 top scoring shots in this challenge. Devon beats Exmoor on this one!
11/30/2009 01:31:44 AM
Great work, I gave this a ten I was almost sure to myself it would ribbon. close enough and good luck
11/30/2009 12:48:50 AM
Exceptionally beautiful image. Congratulations on the HM and new PB, Kevin.
11/30/2009 12:32:15 AM
My favourite shot from the challenge. Really inspiring. Congrats on the HM.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/29/2009 11:02:22 PM
Go back and reshoot this for the tilt shift.

Beautiful scene.
11/29/2009 09:02:42 PM
Immediately, I was interested in this image. The colors are great, the subject, is very nice. The photograph is clean, I like it.
11/29/2009 08:49:50 PM
Lovely!
11/29/2009 07:19:27 PM
Nicely done. I like the perspective. The way the tree lines lead down to the church is great. And the greens are terrific.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/29/2009 01:58:04 PM
Beautiful!
11/29/2009 11:32:35 AM
Wonderful depth and detail in this great landscape composition. I love the way the hill in the background sweeps upwards behind the churchyard and village. Everything's bathed in a lovely light. 10
Hi Kevin(paynekj) I see that are 3 entries from the Devon area in this challenge. Since that is where you reside and this image is the only one taken with a Pentax K10D plus you used GIMP this must be yours.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/29/2009 06:13:20 AM
kevin? 10
11/28/2009 05:35:15 PM
Not the most spectacular of this challenge, but a simple and convincing image, very carefully composed, and standing out by its almost monochromatic elegance.
One of my preferred.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/27/2009 11:10:51 PM
love the rich green in this picture...such an old, old church...
11/27/2009 05:42:00 PM
Exceptional depth of field and wonderful detail.
11/27/2009 12:16:12 PM
Beautiful rural England shot.
11/27/2009 07:12:30 AM
All along, down along, out along lee.

Great afternoon lighting, nice and sharp.

Is this temba's?
I went with my family to Widecombe Fair in 1970, hence the quote from the famous song. ;-)
11/26/2009 08:10:42 PM
Excellent work here. Love all of the green. Great detail
11/25/2009 10:45:52 PM
This is 'Landscape'. And...what I think as a super excellent, straight forward photograph. What a breath of fresh air...thanks! 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/25/2009 10:18:34 PM
Very beautiful...you really did a great job of showing that old church in it's surroundings! That green is so rich, I would love to see this in person some day.
11/24/2009 11:55:30 PM
nice colors and great capture!
11/24/2009 10:18:22 PM
I love the sense of having a bird's perspective. Beautiful greens, great composition.
11/24/2009 01:47:51 AM
awesome landscape! great colors!
11/23/2009 09:25:18 PM
How fabulous. Reminds me of my visit to the Cotswolds this summer. Beautiful scenery, but the shot looks a little foreshortened, and I think the church tower could have been made to pop a little more, or at least remove the green cast on it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/23/2009 05:35:57 PM
Wonderful viewpoint.....what a beautiful scene.
11/23/2009 03:29:59 PM
Amazing detail and POV. Very strong composition (you've got quite an eye). Great lighting & tones. What a refreshing and welcome change from the DPC standard intensely colored sunrise/sunset over a long-exposure seascape.
11/23/2009 02:17:07 AM
This is superb use of a longer focal length. I cannot fault the composition. Great colours and perfect processing. I am not so sure what the average voter would say, but I really hope this one ends up on the front page! (no vote)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/23/2009 02:09:44 AM
I like this interesting image. The church and some of the buildings appear greenish where I would imagine them to be more gray. Suggest an increase in the mid and and lighter tones in the blue channel to remove some of that yellow...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/23/2009 02:03:40 AM
What a remarkable location! Lucky you...
11/23/2009 12:06:59 AM
Early fav. 9


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