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Flaming Trees
Flaming Trees
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Challenge: Art of 2014 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Date: Mar 28, 2014
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Feb 10, 2015

The trees were not on fire. It was autumn and the leaves caught the evening sun and to me looked really beautiful. They grow in a nursery and were standing about 5 or 6 deep with a plastic wall in the background which reflected the sun light to make it really "glow". The blur I got in camera.
I enhanced the colors with Topaz Restyle and that was pretty much all I did.
Probably not the type of image that appeals here :-) - you know, all that blur and stuff ;-). If it were "Expert" I could add a nice person or bird or deer or whatever in focus walking/flying through the forest, alas with Advanced it will just have to stay like this :-). What can I say, I like it as it is.

Statistics
Place: 56 out of 141
Avg (all users): 5.6630
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.6301
Avg (non-participants): 5.7895
Views since voting: 339
Views during voting: 191
Votes: 92
Comments: 6
Favorites: 1 (view)


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02/22/2015 05:14:09 PM
Please accept a Most Under Appreciated IMHO (aka MUAIMHOs) AWARD as a small consolation for your wonderful efforts in the Art Of 2014 challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/21/2015 05:12:59 PM
It's Ansel Adams with a difference. It's wonderful. Reminds me of an Australian summer, where bushfires ravage large swathes of land. You've triggered emotion and memory with this wonderful image, which alone makes it art, but you've done with with an aesthetically pleasing image that would look beautiful on a gallery or home wall.
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02/21/2015 04:17:09 PM
I'm not a fan of most blurred stuff. This is an exception. Very nice.
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02/21/2015 03:08:36 PM
ooo yeah! this is gorgeous. as if trees were a giant form of ornamental grass. Spicy food for the imagination.
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02/16/2015 11:00:59 PM
Commenting only: I am a fan of this motion blur effect, and this is pretty well done. The color contrasts are most interesting here.
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02/16/2015 02:17:08 PM
Very nice eerie feel.
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