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Maple in Tree Minor
2nd PlaceMaple in Tree Minor
Ivo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Wooden (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G
Location: Quarry Meadows, Canmore
Date: Jul 23, 2005
Aperture: F5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Snapshot, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 24, 2005

I took this shot at a friend's wedding. The wind was gusting and created quite a good effect on this fellow. I had no intention of entering this challenge but when I had loaded the photo into the computer I thought the "wooden" instrument might be fitting.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 251
Avg (all users): 7.0105
Avg (commenters): 9.0313
Avg (participants): 6.8727
Avg (non-participants): 7.2000
Views since voting: 10271
Views during voting: 341
Votes: 190
Comments: 81
Favorites: 53 (view)


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01/29/2009 05:14:16 AM
A choice photo - very much together. He looks like that was a sour note, or he had been dating the bride and she dumped him - like the sepia treatment, and the rich color of the cello, contrasting somehow with the creation behind him - one a divine one, the other inspired music inspired by divine promptings? Very nice combination - it could be he had a touch of indigestion, or a late night

I like the differential focus too-concentrates on him

Very nice, as are so many of your shots, and the border is the finishing touch here

keep clicking!

Message edited by author 2009-01-29 05:14:56.
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04/16/2008 02:35:02 AM
I don't really remember this shot but it certainly is ribbon-material.
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11/17/2006 12:27:41 AM
Wow, these are the type of shots that a photographer lives for. I love it!
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11/16/2006 02:24:12 AM
This would have to be one of my favourite photos of yours. Everything about it, the saturation, the crop, the tones are all excellent!
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09/28/2006 09:51:45 PM
Wonderful image - and your website has a very nice display of your work.
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09/21/2006 12:51:22 AM
I always loved this picture. Seen it often and everytime I did think that it was one of the best on DPC.

Now I'm just wondering why I didn't add it to my favs before? Mistake corrected.

Congrats for a great picture.

Message edited by author 2006-09-22 15:53:42.
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08/24/2005 09:59:23 PM
This image is very nice. I like the desat you did here. Great photo!!!!


Message edited by author 2005-08-24 22:00:26.
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08/19/2005 11:38:35 PM
Good use of desat. His expression, the wind against his hair, and even the choice of the instrument he's playing just gives this a classy look. Very well done. I especially like that this was outside. Just don't see this kind of instrument against that background very often.
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08/03/2005 05:07:36 PM
this a totally cool shot, how did you achieve the border around it?
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08/03/2005 02:42:17 PM
Congrats!! I love everything about this image!
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08/02/2005 11:15:07 PM
Woohoo! Just got home from a trip to the coast and see that this has placed. Glad to see it was so well received as I had no thoughts this shot would ribbon but rather would fetch a 6.something or another. Thanks to all those who have selected this shot as a fav.

Once again, I feel like a cyberland superstar. ;-)
08/02/2005 07:46:34 AM
What an amazing shot! Congrats!
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08/01/2005 11:38:50 PM
Congrats on an amazing photo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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08/01/2005 07:10:22 PM
Nice to see good photos coming from 'el cheapo' 70-300G. Further proving that glass isn't everything.
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08/01/2005 04:57:42 PM
Congratulations on your Red Ribbon with this wonderful capture!
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08/01/2005 04:41:27 PM
Fitting entry into this catagory and very unusual...Congrats!
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08/01/2005 03:34:48 PM
Congratulations on a wonderful finish in the challenge...this was an interesting and visually appealing image..
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08/01/2005 10:01:22 AM
Beautiful shot! I play the cello, and that picture creates so many stories and memories. Well done!
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08/01/2005 08:58:49 AM
Congratulations. Nice one.
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08/01/2005 08:27:07 AM
Congrats! Really a wonderful shot! :)
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08/01/2005 07:53:07 AM
oh, this is good.
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08/01/2005 07:24:37 AM
What an amazing shot! Very deserving of a ribbon! Congratulations!!

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08/01/2005 06:58:01 AM
This is a very nice selective desat photo! congratulations with a red ribbon! Well deserved!!
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08/01/2005 04:06:34 AM
Congratulations! The facial expressions of the player makes this image really special..
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08/01/2005 03:39:44 AM
This was one of my top picks. Congrats, John! Not too bad for a 5 year old. Imagine what you will accomplish when you turn 6!
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08/01/2005 03:30:42 AM
Johnny Salami. I love you man. i know you're in California or summin right now, but when you're home I hope you wallow in all your own goodness.

congrats on a great photo and score.
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08/01/2005 02:28:35 AM
Very cool shot - congrats!
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08/01/2005 01:50:43 AM
what i like about shots like these is the natural expression on the person. models can hardly potray the real feeling of actually doing something. and i love the way you desaturated colours while remaining the one on the instrument. really brings the viewer's eye to the main "wooden" subject.
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08/01/2005 12:57:47 AM
now there's a different "wedding" shot!
well done ivo, very cool
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08/01/2005 12:34:27 AM
I just love his expression! Great desaturation. Congrats!
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08/01/2005 12:27:34 AM
Congrats on your red!
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08/01/2005 12:24:52 AM
Awesome. I really liked this shot. Well done. Congrats!

...oh, and I like the title :-)
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08/01/2005 12:23:18 AM
Many, many congratulations on this beautiful image, and your win here. This is really good work.

[ Edit: typo ]

Message edited by author 2005-08-01 00:23:45.
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08/01/2005 12:21:01 AM
Congrats! One of my fav pics, well deserved ribbon!!
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08/01/2005 12:13:35 AM
this is stunning work ivo, well done
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08/01/2005 12:13:10 AM
Oh, wow, this is really amazing. Adding to favorites right now!
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08/01/2005 12:08:22 AM
Love this photo. Nice focus.
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08/01/2005 12:07:10 AM
I am so excited for you. This was just my most favorite pic of the entire challenge. I could rave for hours, but I think I'll just let you revel in all of the congratulatory notes you'll receive.

BRAVISSIMO!!!!!
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08/01/2005 12:06:59 AM
Oh, bravo! I'm glad this haunting study did so well.
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08/01/2005 12:06:47 AM
great shot. congrats on the ribbon. though i'm not really feeling the selective desat for some reason or another.
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08/01/2005 12:03:40 AM
Excellent, I gave you a 10 and you definatly deserved your high placing. Fantastic
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08/01/2005 12:03:36 AM
A highly expressive entry extending wood from the physical into the realm of the soul in music. Wow! Congratulations on your RED.
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08/01/2005 12:02:31 AM
I thought so - many congratulations! :)
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08/01/2005 12:01:31 AM
outstanding! you just rock, john! congrats on a beautiful shot and ribbon. *hug*
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/31/2005 11:51:28 PM
Lovely shot - I haven't gotten through all of the shots, but this is one of my picks for a ribbon. Good job.
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07/31/2005 10:47:13 PM
Clever title and great post editing.
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07/31/2005 08:39:14 PM
Just brilliant! 10
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07/30/2005 05:13:41 PM
goofy title :)

Like the selective desat and the subjects emotive expression gives the shot life -- one of my ribbon picks
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07/30/2005 04:13:03 PM
very nice
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07/30/2005 10:39:59 AM
I like the selective desaturation and the outdoor background. Border works well. Nice photo
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07/30/2005 07:04:41 AM
I like the desaturation and composition of this image.
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07/29/2005 02:56:38 PM
Great image here
My favorite of this competion.
The selective desat works very well
Fingers crossed that this will ribbon for you
10
Good luck

Kev
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07/29/2005 01:45:18 PM
Love it. Great use of selective desat to really draw attention to the wooden subject. Great dof on this as well. One of my favs in this challenge, 10
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07/29/2005 12:14:42 PM
My favorite "wooden" picture. Nicely done. 10
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07/29/2005 10:56:57 AM
Nice, LOVE the dof and image quality but the selective desaturation is hurting the image instead of helping it IMHO. Still one of the very best in the challenge as far as I am concerned! 8 from me.
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07/28/2005 09:29:43 AM
10!
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07/27/2005 09:37:40 PM
Great photo, only place it is lacking is that cheesy title :-p

But do not fear, it does not effect my vote
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07/27/2005 10:32:29 AM
would love to see teh green of the trees behind him
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07/27/2005 09:00:14 AM
i like it, amazinf framing
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07/27/2005 01:19:28 AM
Very good presentation of a good idea here. Strong, clean composition. Nice editing job. I like your selective desat here, it serves a definite purpose and brings the attention to the instrument. Very well done.
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07/26/2005 11:05:47 PM
Selective desat is really overdone, but you used it well and used it appropriately here. I love the expression on his face. Beautiful composition. If I could vote in this challenge, I'd give it a 9.
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07/26/2005 04:40:57 PM
I hope to see this in the top 10
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07/25/2005 07:22:59 PM
Excellent. Love the composition, selective desat, and shallow dof.
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07/25/2005 03:52:34 PM
woah
thats an artist if ive ever seen one
well deserved 9
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07/25/2005 01:48:24 PM
Lovely title and haunting image; combination of toning with full-saturation is fantastic. I hope this does well.
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07/25/2005 01:05:25 PM
Fantastic Shot. My favorite I've seen so far. My first 10 too. Congrats. - Well,
I've looked at the rest and this is my favorite of the challenge. I hope you do well, Good Luck
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07/25/2005 01:00:15 PM
Cool!
I'm not absolutely sure about the desaturation, because the photo is already so strong. I love the backlight on the wheat (or other grain).
A winner I'm sure!
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07/25/2005 12:55:09 PM
Great concept, capture and treatment. Excellent!
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07/25/2005 12:20:49 PM
Oh this is the BEST of the challenge. So innovative. Bravo for your creativity. The sepia and single sat is perfect. The intensity in his face is brilliant. Kudos to your imaginative take. TEN!!! P.S. The title is just super!!
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07/25/2005 09:56:34 AM
In this challenge, "Creativity is the Key" is what I am using to score images. Beautiful! From the background blur to the wind in his hair this image is great. Not too fond of the border and unsure of the crop, but as it is the composition works. Love the touch of grass in the midground. 10 - Good luck in the challenge!
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07/25/2005 09:45:46 AM
Great use of DOF (8)
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07/25/2005 09:03:37 AM
great idea! ribbon
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07/25/2005 08:19:38 AM
Very very beautiful. I love the composition, the choices you made with desat, and the subject. Well done!
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07/25/2005 07:48:46 AM
The best in the challenge. The player is concentrated and the lighting is good. I like the witty title and you chose focal length wisely for the beautiful scene. The selective desat works very well.
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07/25/2005 03:03:14 AM
Very nice DOF and selective desaturation. Works well here.
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07/25/2005 01:43:00 AM
How do you make some things color and other things not? Ive seen this effect but never known how to do it.
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07/25/2005 01:05:14 AM
What a great way to use wood: to touch the soul!
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07/25/2005 12:46:24 AM
simply beautiful 10
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07/25/2005 12:34:16 AM
Excellent! I'm not to keen on the border. I think it takes from the subject. It's simply not needed. This is my first 10 of the challenge. Beautiful work!
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07/25/2005 12:27:20 AM
Wonderful use of selective tone ! This is a great photo taken in the perfect setting !
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07/25/2005 12:22:35 AM
Really unique photo. One of the few unusual thoughts I've seen for this challenge. I imagine someone will complain about the selective desat, but I think it fits well within the context of your photo. I vote 8.
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