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Sculpture is... more like Nature, (who) fashions all her works in high relief...  Longfellow
Sculpture is... more like Nature, (who) fashions all her works in high relief... Longfellow
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Challenge: The Arts (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges: Landscape
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Cape Cod
Date: Jan 7, 2013
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 13, 2013

Thanks for the comments and votes. Taken at Nauset Beach, Orleans, where I often go after having a cello lesson nearby. This may look like snow but it's sand, settled against the fences as a result of a couple of strong winter storms. I particularly like the visual interest added by the places where there is a gap or a wooden strip is broken.

Sadly I wasn't attentive enough to the clouds that were moving in and walked past this to the beach before returning to photograph it, only to realize that I had just lost the last of the sun for a long while. With my cello in the car, and temperatures around 20 degrees F, I wasn't going to hang around for too long!.

The best part of processing this image was the considerably increased processing speed and amount of memory in the computer I recently purchased, along with a 24" monitor. I was finally willing to experiment with different ways of processing, something that was previously just too frustrating to do... when it took "forever" for each even slight move of a control slider in NIK to take effect! I initially processed this with a much softer feel, but decided I preferred this starker, sharper version.

Image IMG_8312, processed in photoshop CS6 with Nik CEP and SEP.

PS I did so want this to have a higher score than the "Sleeping giant" image still on my profile page, but it lost .03 at rollover and so got "pipped at the post".

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 73
Avg (all users): 6.7522
Avg (commenters): 8.9000
Avg (participants): 6.4722
Avg (non-participants): 6.8831
Views since voting: 1490
Views during voting: 251
Votes: 113
Comments: 25
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/23/2013 07:45:29 PM
Absorbing and haunting like a literary work. The image is dancing and sinking before our eyes. One wishes to see the continuation of the story.
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01/23/2013 05:43:03 PM
wonderful treatment of this mezmerizing scene.
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01/22/2013 06:19:08 PM
So incredibly lovely!!!
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01/22/2013 03:52:02 PM
Great find and I like your composition. Congratulations on a nice finish!
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01/21/2013 10:07:14 PM
A big favorite for me. Congratulations!
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01/21/2013 05:50:29 PM
This is so unique, great finish!
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01/21/2013 05:13:21 PM
What a beautiful image. Congrats on the fine finish and new hardware.
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01/21/2013 08:37:05 AM
Nice!!!
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01/21/2013 07:30:19 AM
Truly beautiful. Congrats
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01/21/2013 06:44:57 AM
Excellent shot and finish!
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01/21/2013 05:42:58 AM
Congrats to you.
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01/21/2013 01:37:00 AM
stunning composition of restrained textures.
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01/21/2013 12:09:55 AM
Powerful POV,and beautiful B&W 8. Thanks.
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01/21/2013 12:02:37 AM
Nice one Penny, I liked this very much, I'm sure glad it did well!

Edited for typo!

Message edited by author 2013-01-21 01:46:12.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/20/2013 11:38:46 PM
I hope it ribbons. One of my favorite. Wonderful composition and textures.
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01/20/2013 09:06:11 PM
Yes
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01/20/2013 06:48:53 PM
elegant, graceful, well done.
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01/20/2013 02:54:12 PM
The snake. Lovely B/W.
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01/20/2013 08:21:39 AM
A meandering wonder.
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01/17/2013 08:26:28 PM
Wow - I love the composition.

My only nit: I would like to see the photo cropped to just below the dark area in the far upper right - for me that upper right dark is a distraction.

Overall: Wow.
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01/17/2013 04:33:10 PM
Nice B&W. Like the patterns of the fence. Has a bear_music style/quality.
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01/17/2013 11:27:00 AM
Very cool shot and great gritty texture.
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01/14/2013 10:56:32 PM
Wonderful find. I can picture this edited many different ways and they're all great. This is especially crisp and cold, and very well done. Beautifully done, in fact.
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01/14/2013 09:32:44 PM
stunning.
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01/14/2013 01:52:17 AM
surreal, looks like an aerial shot. if this is for real then it deserves blue.
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