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Challenge: Black and White Landscape (Basic Editing*)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II LD for Pentax
Location: Newbridge, Dartmoor, Devon
Date: Apr 22, 2010
Aperture: F22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 15
Galleries: Black and White, Rural
Date Uploaded: Apr 23, 2010

Taken with an ND8 neutral density filter in the evening.

The thinking was to aim for textures, and there's certainly a lot of textures here. I placed myself to get all the roots in the foreground, but the trunk of the tree does obscure the bridge, so to compromise I placed the tree against one of the bridge piers so that it was as unobtrusive as possible.

Using UFRaw 0.17
convert to mono using channel filter - mostly green, much reduced blue

Gimp 2.6.7

For and idea of where this is, have a look at street view

Place: 38 out of 382
Avg (all users): 6.2819
Avg (commenters): 6.8889
Avg (participants): 6.3592
Avg (non-participants): 6.1087
Views since voting: 1040
Views during voting: 278
Votes: 149
Comments: 15
Favorites: 5 (view)

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05/05/2010 12:46:41 AM
This is lovely. I'd have expected a higher score, actually. Amazing that a 6.2 only yields 38th place, such a high-scoring challenge... It's my sense of it that the more intricate, less dramatic images didn't fare as well as they perhaps ought to, but I know which category I'd rather have a 20x24 of on my wall :-)
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05/03/2010 03:30:02 PM
Great job teammate.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/02/2010 08:38:48 PM
I LOVE THIS SO MUCH .. !!!!! .... there are some amazing landscapes in this challenge .. this one is outstanding .. i'm not voting yet .. :)
05/02/2010 08:37:22 PM
Love all the detail in this.
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05/02/2010 07:41:10 PM
Fantastic! In my top ten of the challenge. 10
05/01/2010 10:31:52 AM
Wonderful old roots! Appears oversharpened on my monitor but that will vary among viewers, I'd imagine.
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04/30/2010 02:28:01 PM
The detail here is amazing
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04/30/2010 02:06:22 AM
I like the roots and the range of tones throughout the image.
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04/26/2010 09:19:49 PM
I'm sure there is a gnome around there somewhere. This is very storybook like. So interesting to look at, and I really like it!
04/26/2010 09:13:27 PM
I wish this had had just a little more contrast between the tree and the bridge.
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04/26/2010 05:48:12 PM
Lovely textures!!
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04/26/2010 01:01:04 PM
Nice shot. Very busy scene. I like it.
04/26/2010 11:59:34 AM
Love how the roots become the main element in this picture, even though there's a stone bridge behind. Well balanced.
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04/26/2010 10:30:22 AM
Interesting image. Cool location and cool details. Betcha you wished this was advanced edit. Dodge and burn pimpage galore could be had here. I wouldnt be able to hold myself back. Very well done in basic though. No vote - just commenting.
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04/26/2010 04:10:21 AM
great picture here,,,,

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