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Challenge: A Single Tree (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Landscapes
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Thatcher Park, NY
Date: Sep 7, 2006
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Sep 8, 2006

This is taken from the observation area at Thatcher Park, Voorhesville, NY. It's a beautiful park with some great views, in the Heldebergs.

Thanks for your votes! Almost a ribbon--missed by .003!

When I saw the challenge, I immediately thought of this tree, which I had photographed last fall. I am going to make a diptych out of the two (or maybe using another shot from the latest session framed more comparably).

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Statistics
Place: 4 out of 251
Avg (all users): 6.8818
Avg (commenters): 7.8824
Avg (participants): 6.6667
Avg (non-participants): 7.0636
Views since voting: 4289
Views during voting: 351
Votes: 203
Comments: 32
Favorites: 8 (view)


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09/29/2006 11:06:30 PM
A masterpiece and such an ideal entry and one worthy of a ribbon. That famous 4th place. Regardless, congratulations on a lovely image.
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09/20/2006 10:31:47 PM
Neil, Great shot! If we keep this up, eventually this tree will become famous! Congratulations on the 4th place finish.
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09/20/2006 03:44:23 PM
Congrats on 4th place!
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09/19/2006 07:00:36 PM
Hey, congrats Neil! I really need to get back out to Thatcher to get a shot of this tree... everyone else keeps getting these amazing shots of it! Way to go! :)
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09/19/2006 09:30:25 AM
yup ... you did much better with your version :)

very well done!

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09/19/2006 07:18:38 AM
Congrats on the 4th place, great shot!
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09/18/2006 05:45:30 PM
Congrats on 4th. I love this shot.
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09/18/2006 09:56:50 AM
Well done ... but New York state and green fields, where's the buildings, concrete and smog ;) Very beautiful!
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09/18/2006 02:27:52 AM
I didn't vote much on this challenge, missed this one, which is a shame. I would have had this in first place. Very impressive. If I can get a single shot like this from my copy of the 10-22 then that would be fantastic.
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09/18/2006 12:43:05 AM
A truly beautiful image that caught my attention due to a variety of factors. Very well done indeed.

Ray
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09/18/2006 12:32:38 AM
Wow, Neil, so so close! Love that sky. Congratulations.
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09/18/2006 12:08:50 AM
Oooh... so close. Wonderful shot- congrats on a personal (and site) top 5!
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09/18/2006 12:05:50 AM
congrats on 4th :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/17/2006 10:57:27 PM
Strong composition. What sets this one apart from so many that have a similar layout is the vastness and hieght to the shot overall. Beautiful editing, beautiful clouds and the depth/height felt from the land so far below is excellent. Bumping this up one to a 9. Great work.
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09/17/2006 09:40:27 PM
Thatcher Park in NY? Great lighting, love the shadows in the valley.
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09/17/2006 08:23:29 AM
Lovely vista. The cool greens and blues are great together. I like how the shape of the tree almost mimics the clouds' irregular edges. bumping up 8
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09/16/2006 07:10:22 PM
What a view! Nicely done, great color and composition.
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09/15/2006 08:05:38 PM
Very lovely with a peaceful aroma. 7 on first pass.
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09/15/2006 07:31:41 PM
All I can say, is that, I was stunned. A grand photo. A flat 10. Great job. I betting on blue or red ribbon. Good luck. <3
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09/14/2006 10:24:33 PM
One of my favorites, nicely done!
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09/14/2006 02:08:47 PM
Great shot! Color is spectacular.
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09/14/2006 04:21:28 AM
Good composition, well done at all. Good luck for the challenge!
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09/14/2006 01:26:13 AM
What a day (and place) for a daydream! I like the tones and colors. It looks as though you may have used a polarizing filter without overdoing the effect, I wonder if you could possible tone that effect down slightly and add a slightly warmer feel to photo. I'll be interested to see your shooting data on this. This is the type of scene that makes me want to take the innards out of my D1x and put it in one of my antique 'view' cameras with the f128 apature.
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09/14/2006 12:36:54 AM
Beautiful shot and I really love the perspective and vista. Good luck!
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09/13/2006 02:14:57 PM
maybe if you could add some fill on the left side of the tree... just kidding! Fantastic image, highest score I have given so far.
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09/13/2006 09:25:31 AM
Wonderful! The only nit-pick is the tree looks a bit soft on my monitor, but that is not effecting the score because this is a wonderful shot and it is most likely from resizing if it isn't just my monitor (or my morning blurry eyes!!! MORE COFFEE!!!! LOL) a 10!
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09/12/2006 10:32:10 AM
Grand view, lovely lush green sight. If that wall and bush on the left were cloned out it would be sparkling. 7.
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09/12/2006 10:22:46 AM
Really good point of vue. Great colors.
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09/11/2006 09:05:45 PM
Well composed. Beautiful color. 7
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09/11/2006 04:52:51 PM
Great picture. The fields below are what make it for me. 10
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09/11/2006 02:51:18 PM
Nice find, splendid view this tree has..
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09/11/2006 02:25:22 PM
This is lovely although the darkness in the upper left is a bit out of place.
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