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"I wandered lonely as a cloud" -Wordsworth
"I wandered lonely as a cloud" -Wordsworth
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Challenge: Literary Adventure (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Lost in the Forest of Who I Am
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Blairstown, NJ
Date: Mar 12, 2006
Aperture: f8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125th sec
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Mar 12, 2006

different curves for the top half and the bottom half. blended by erasing one layer above another. partially used the top-half curves for the sneakers, so they wouldn't be bright white.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 165
Avg (all users): 6.9350
Avg (commenters): 7.8696
Avg (participants): 6.7333
Avg (non-participants): 7.0560
Views since voting: 14501
Views during voting: 354
Votes: 200
Comments: 72
Favorites: 47 (view)


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10/16/2013 07:25:59 PM
I know I am coming late to the party, but I happened across this image and wanted to add my congratulations for such a fine photograph. I love the dark layer for its mood. Nice composition and use of light too. Well done.
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05/26/2013 03:20:30 AM
Gorgeous!
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05/17/2012 05:19:58 PM
but... but... this is gorgeous!
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03/27/2012 03:52:31 AM
Never voted on this one but I would have given you a 6 or a 7 for it. The sky, just how I see it, could be a little more saturated to increase the tension with the bottom half of the image. You are a true artist from whom I wish to learn so much.
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03/20/2011 09:24:35 PM
Just beautiful don
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06/17/2010 09:45:01 AM
That's the landscape. Beautiful!
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04/01/2010 11:22:53 AM
Just to let you know this is one of my favorite poems - maybe because I once wrote a different version of it ("I wombered longey as clod..."). There are no "diffypills" in the picture, though. ;-Þ
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12/08/2009 05:03:00 PM
How embarrassing that I'm just now seeing this...absolutely gorgeous. You've done an amazing job at making this feel almost magical! Have to fave this!!
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09/22/2008 03:45:24 PM
Why is this the first time I'm seeing this image? Probably due to such great great self absorption.

This is really fantastic. Great feeling and I'm glad to see the colors were kept true to themselves. Cheers!
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06/26/2008 07:07:42 AM
When I first saw this in the challenge, I think I said that 'it was magical', and it is.....
It definitely has a feeling of calmness, and is quite serene, but also a little mysterious as well.

It could be the start of a great novel, of a movie, the first scene one sees or read about, as it has that appeal.
If I were giving out any awards, this would have to receive one, for its "Excellence on all Levels".....
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09/15/2007 09:54:37 PM
Oh Wow, sorry to have missed this one in the challenge. This is a gem for sure. The dark middle of the image works well into creating a sense of depth and mystery.

Message edited by author 2007-09-15 21:56:12.
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06/27/2007 09:22:28 PM
Terrific image on so many levels.
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06/04/2007 11:20:06 AM
just like me last days:)

i can't understand why i haven't added it yet, must have a blackout or something...
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12/20/2006 03:39:48 AM
What a lovely photo.. creates an amazing mood, could write stories about this photo alone.. inspiring.
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12/19/2006 11:38:27 PM
Another very cool picture.
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12/14/2006 03:48:07 AM
wow. what light. beautiful.
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11/28/2006 11:51:45 PM
Wow this is an awesome picture! You photography is amazing!
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10/10/2006 10:58:40 AM
My man, this is amazing!
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10/06/2006 04:18:45 PM
looks just like clouds, congrats.
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09/21/2006 05:34:34 PM
This is a fantastic shot. It creates a very mysterious mood. The mist obscuring the ground is just heavy enough that you can feel the air.
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09/20/2006 04:48:44 PM
Simple, evocative shot - I can sense the way this felt.
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09/18/2006 12:26:28 PM
I popped in to thank you for your comment on my image and realized that you took this shot. I absolutely loved it and gave it a 9 during voting. It's beautifully done and has such a nice ethereal quality. I was especially captivated by the light and the texture of the grass. Great work! And thanks again for your comment.
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08/20/2006 05:38:40 PM
Created a nice effect. Looks a nice place, then your eyes are lead in and it looks a little eiry as the mist moves in.

Great shot
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08/18/2006 01:36:50 AM
This is a very interesting pictograph, and it appears to have been taken with a somewhat crappy camera, which is inpiration to me. I must also express my fondness for your name. It's funny because its true.
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07/27/2006 11:07:50 AM
Outstanding image with immense mood! Well done.
Thanks for the comments, really appreciated
david
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07/12/2006 04:52:21 PM
did you know that this photo is the highest ranked for the lens you used?

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07/01/2006 09:52:25 PM
Okay, here goes.

I chose this one, because it speaks to me. The clouded, misty ground obscures the way ahead, which only leads to a darkening landscape devoid of comfort. The barely discernable structure brings no comfort, as it looks to hold within things more menacing than those without. One is drawn to risk the chance for shelter from the night, but fears what might be within. Night is coming, the storm is rolling in. You are alone and soon it will be dark. The story inherent in this picture really does tell a thousand words.

On a technical note, the processing is great, the placement of things take you from person, to fence and barn, to the sky, down the branches, and back to the person. My eyes and mind keep wandering over the picture, and are constntly entertained and absorbed into it.

The effect is that I am engaged, and I must find emotions and thoughts to describe what is here in front of me. Memories come back, things I had forgotten return, things I've feard, things I've wanted, but am too afraid of wandering into the world to go find them. To grab ahold of them and make them mine. I fear what is in the darkness, as much as I know my soul yearns to step into the unknown and find what I am lacking. But there is only one way to move forward.
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05/24/2006 10:42:01 PM
A very beautiful scene and photo.
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05/15/2006 10:46:24 PM
wow this looks so much like a movie poster for some horror flick or something. very nice tones captured here.
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04/07/2006 10:19:10 AM
I didn't vote in this challenge and I only briefly perused them after the voting. This is lovely! It's so different from what I've seen you do so far. I really like the way you've placed the woman in the frame to really emphasise the vastness of her surroundings. I like the soft misty quality. Congrats on your first top five!
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03/26/2006 01:59:42 AM
I missed this before, what a lovely and mood filled image.
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03/22/2006 08:08:46 PM
Amazing! I hope you dont end up taking something like this for our head-to-head! ;)
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03/21/2006 08:16:06 PM
An outstanding composition with great breath. Congratulations on your top 5 finish.
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03/20/2006 03:00:00 PM
this is a ribbon in my book...great job
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03/20/2006 02:43:53 PM
great work..this is simply beautiful...congrats..
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03/20/2006 02:18:16 PM
Congratulations on your Top 5 finish. Your picture has such lovely lighting and such a haunting mood.
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03/20/2006 01:35:05 PM
This is lovely. Congrats on top 5!
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03/20/2006 01:26:45 PM
Absolutly striking, the muted colors are wonderful in their different layers. Excellent finish.
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03/20/2006 12:04:12 PM
I really like this picture! Congratulations on your top 5
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03/20/2006 09:09:01 AM

damn boyeeee! you nailed it!

good for you, hon!
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03/20/2006 08:53:44 AM
Thank you for all the wonderful comments on this shot, including the critical ones. I'm not too crazy about that branch on the bottom that goes right through her head! I'll do better next time... actually I'm not so sure I'll do better! hahaha
03/20/2006 01:55:10 AM
Originally posted by Jutilda:

This should have ribboned. Just a stunning image. Congrats on 5th

agreed. congrats on a stunning image and a great score anyway!
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03/20/2006 01:28:56 AM
Congrats on 5th ;)
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03/20/2006 12:11:09 AM
This should have ribboned. Just a stunning image. Congrats on 5th
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/19/2006 11:50:36 PM
Probably the winner. As it should be. Enchanting.
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03/19/2006 10:17:08 PM
Magnificent -10
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03/19/2006 06:20:24 AM
Nice feeling to this picture. I like the tone set. Well done.
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03/18/2006 03:21:18 PM
Beautiful and peaceful scene. Love the dark and hazy details in the middle of the shot next to the brighter sky and foreground. Well done!
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03/18/2006 01:18:20 AM
crazy good. the fog is great.
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03/17/2006 07:25:20 PM
Beautiful
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03/17/2006 03:09:43 PM
love the clouds the mist nd sunrise one of my favs!
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03/17/2006 01:50:02 PM
Beautiful photo! I love the dark misty layers in the background
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03/17/2006 10:01:53 AM
nice!
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03/16/2006 08:01:51 PM
Great pic
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03/16/2006 11:07:41 AM
... that floats on high, oer vales and hills. Lovely verse and image that pulls me along the pasture, to hills, trees and sky. Only slight distraction is the branch across the wanderers head. Good luck -8-
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03/16/2006 06:43:00 AM
This is very beautiful and so tranquil. One of my top 10 scores - Good luck.
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03/15/2006 11:35:02 PM
Very dramatic.
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03/15/2006 08:50:10 PM
i like this shot, tho i think it would of been a lot more powerful if you cloned out the bottom branches, to the right of the person, i find it distracting.
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03/14/2006 08:24:11 PM
Simply beautiful... :)
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03/14/2006 05:08:12 PM
Really nice image.
Looks like a dark and moody painting.
Fits the challenge well
9
good luck

Kev
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03/14/2006 12:22:44 PM
This would be perfect is the clouds were a little more defined. Still wonderful otherwise.
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03/14/2006 11:13:04 AM
This is beautiful. You did such a great job at conveying a haunting loneliness, and emphasizing the clouds in the photo is the perfect touch. Great job.
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03/14/2006 09:36:32 AM
Purdy photo
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03/14/2006 07:56:02 AM
Nice photo. I like the composition. The frost, mist and sky make it for me.
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03/13/2006 09:49:21 PM
Such a surreal image. One of my top 10 predictions ;)
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03/13/2006 07:47:47 PM
Wow what a mysyical place - for me, the person needed to somehow stand out more, out of the way of the tree and perhaps dressed in a more flowing outfit. A lovely shot.
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03/13/2006 06:58:00 PM
Lovely shot and the branches really help frame this shot - nice one!
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03/13/2006 01:42:35 PM
Magical image.....Feel as though I have been swept away to another world.....
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03/13/2006 11:18:21 AM
Beautiful, but I think you're stretching it for this challenge. Your quote is from a poem (which is found in books), but not from a book itself.
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03/13/2006 09:42:04 AM
Simply stunning. I love this. 10
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03/13/2006 07:37:32 AM
This is beautiful; love the deep tones! 9
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03/13/2006 12:20:12 AM
Pure beauty. I could look at this all day. BRAVO!! 10
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