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Silent Night

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-12 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Easton, CT
Date: Dec 21, 2009
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/4
Date Uploaded: Dec 31, 2009

This large pine tree is decorated with lights despite being on a small island in a local reservoir. I didn't see it lit up at all for a couple of years, so I went to the water company and asked them to turn it on so I could get a photo at twilight the next time it snowed. Thank you, Aquarion!

I went back twice, but couldn't match the unusual color saturation of the first trip.

Yay. I made the top 100. :-/

Place: 99 out of 334
Avg (all users): 5.8306
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.6475
Avg (non-participants): 6.1967
Views since voting: 833
Views during voting: 344
Votes: 183
Comments: 6
Favorites: 2 (view)

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01/08/2010 05:45:44 AM
I don't understand how this did not score higher. I think it is so fitting for the season, and delivers such a quiet yet festive feel. This could easily be an advert. Well done Shannon. I am shocked mine finished ahead of yours...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2010 11:17:35 PM
This reminds me of an album cover - Mannheim Steamroller perhaps? Love the colors, especially the reflected bulbs and blue in the snow. The composition may be a bit stronger if you cropped a bit off the bottom, just my opinion.
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01/04/2010 05:55:39 PM
Interesting subject matter, that's for sure. I gotta ask, how the hell are those powered? Was the cord cloned out? Anyway, you did a good job choosing an interesting photo of Christmas lights, and it seems you let your ambient drop down to a low enough level, but not sure if you set your WB to tungsten on this, as the glow seems a bit warm below the tree.
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01/03/2010 01:37:34 AM
The sky and background silhouette I really enjoy the holiday lights for me are a bore. I suppose I would have liked something with a bit more personality and character.
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01/02/2010 11:24:45 PM
It's so nice with simple and beauty come together nicely. One of my two 10s. Well done.
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01/01/2010 12:46:35 AM
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