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Challenge: A Single Tree (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Iceland
Date: Sep 9, 2006
Aperture: f 9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Emotive, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Sep 10, 2006

That is not easy to find a single tree at this size in a open area here in Iceland, but I knew of this place (Sandfell in Skaftafellssısla) and I drove about 800 km to get this shot.(crazy...)
The man who is walking to the tree with the rope on his shoulder is my self.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 251
Avg (all users): 6.8848
Avg (commenters): 7.7826
Avg (participants): 6.8125
Avg (non-participants): 6.9421
Views since voting: 9983
Views during voting: 364
Votes: 217
Comments: 66
Favorites: 12 (view)


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11/04/2006 03:58:39 PM
Thank you for your comments and votes - much appreciated!
09/30/2006 04:22:51 PM
This is such a beautiful shot.
The mood & tones are superb - well done and congrats on the rib3.gif
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09/29/2006 11:04:30 PM
A wonderful stroke of sheer persuasive beauty. Outstanding study. Congratulations on your yellow.
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09/26/2006 10:02:04 AM
Congrats þorsteinn, great capture!
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09/22/2006 11:07:39 AM
Seriously you drove 800km to get the shot??????????????????
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09/22/2006 10:26:46 AM
800km? What an effort. Congrats on the ribbon and the wonderful shot!
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09/20/2006 11:06:38 PM
A wonderful capture. Very emotive. Congratulations!
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09/20/2006 07:45:24 PM
Frábært! Congrats! You're becomming one of the most visible icelanders here on DPC. Great image!

Hrannar
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09/20/2006 04:56:37 PM
Great light and of course subject. Your choice of muted tone also adds plenty of gravitas. (You should have scored better!)

Message edited by author 2006-09-20 16:57:24.
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09/20/2006 03:55:36 PM
you are hooked on dpc! lol - or photography,
let´s start a group for us dpc'oholics ;)

great photo, has this Tibetian peacefullness....I think,
at least man against nature, one man and his vine in the wasteland

Message edited by author 2006-09-20 21:21:39.
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09/19/2006 08:46:41 PM
Stunning shot, great crop and like the fact you're in the shot, well deserved ribbon.
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09/19/2006 05:27:32 PM
A belated congratulations on this fine win!! Really well done!! 800 km - wow!!!!!!!
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09/19/2006 04:56:01 AM
This image is absolutely inspiring! Wow.
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09/18/2006 08:15:34 PM
Great effort that paid off, congratulations! :)
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09/18/2006 07:28:16 PM
I tried to find a single tree (did not know about this one) and found none. I guess there is only one like this on Iceland. :-)
Congratulations this is a very nicely done.

Message edited by author 2006-09-18 19:29:37.
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09/18/2006 06:09:25 PM
Congrats on your yellow ribbon. Great award for a long drive and good work!
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09/18/2006 04:25:47 PM
snilld að nenna að aka þetta :D Til lukku
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09/18/2006 03:45:12 PM
Aw give me a break! I was thinking of the same friggin tree for this challenge but didn´t bother with the driving, just didn´t have time... Damn DPC and their week submission time, I would have gotten a yellow ribbon if only I had the time, hehe :)

Just kidding! But seriously, just ask Steinar and Andri, my fellow WPL teammates, I was seriously thinking about driving out to this specific tree, I remember the shot Sigurgeir took of it in the "Lost in Iceland" book, awesome!

Congrats on the ribbon :)
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09/18/2006 01:00:30 PM
wonderful and you are crazy :)
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09/18/2006 11:58:25 AM
I´d walk a mile for a Camel, they said. You drove some 600 miles for a single tree. Wow! But it was worth it, I´m sure. Congrats!
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09/18/2006 11:39:50 AM
Congrats. I thought Iceland had no trees? Was Larus just making excuses? :P
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09/18/2006 09:10:26 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. Beautiful.
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09/18/2006 07:48:23 AM
Til lukku með þriðja. Hefði smellt henni í fyrsta sætið að mínu mati af þessum 3 sem voru efstar.
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09/18/2006 07:38:09 AM
This was my favourite by some way (maybe even 800km)
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09/18/2006 06:47:30 AM
Congratulations on another well-deserved ribbon. Beautiful shot.
--jrjr
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09/18/2006 04:50:08 AM
800km... wow... There has to be more photos ;)
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09/18/2006 04:47:08 AM
Það var sko lagt á sig til þess að ná þessari mynd! :)

Great job, beautiful shot!
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09/18/2006 04:11:37 AM
Congratulations Þorsteinn.
Alveg meiriháttar mynd!
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09/18/2006 03:02:25 AM
Excellent job, my favorite in the challenge. Congrats!
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09/18/2006 02:37:22 AM
800km to find a tree :) Congrats on your ribbon. Go team Se7endipity.
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09/18/2006 02:34:14 AM
Great job. Congrats!
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09/18/2006 02:13:57 AM
Congrats on the Yellow ribbon Structor! Surprising that it didn't place higher (i had it as the winner).

800km!?!?! Now THAT is above & beyond the call... ;o)
Well done!
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09/18/2006 01:27:33 AM
I love the contrasts, black hill and white clouds, Red coat and green tree and grass, white rope on red coat, and the wide range of greens in the tree and also the bright bark. Excellent!
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09/18/2006 12:39:03 AM
they have trees in Iceland ????
there is no hope for the rest of us :)
great job Structor
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09/18/2006 12:36:09 AM
I was hoping to see this on the front page!!! Congrats on an excellent photo and the yellow ribbon!!
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09/18/2006 12:27:53 AM
Great shot. Congratulations! And ya got me by .003!
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09/18/2006 12:26:52 AM
Nice shot Structor, I like the tones in this one. Congrats on the YELLOW.
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09/18/2006 12:20:07 AM
Congratulations! Really well done.
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09/18/2006 12:12:34 AM
Congrats on your ribbon!
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09/18/2006 12:05:34 AM
Gorgeous, Þorsteinn! Wonderful scene and subject. Many congrats on your ribbon!
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09/18/2006 12:05:26 AM
congrats on third!, beautiful scene ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/17/2006 10:06:48 PM
I really like the light on the tree in contrast to the dark forboding sky behind it. The person just adds that little extra.
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09/17/2006 11:52:07 AM
WOW, GREAT SHOT! i was just browsing through the images and i saw this one, it immediatly captured my attention.

Great Job! 10
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09/17/2006 08:29:58 AM
This makes me think of TUBORG's work. I like the slight desaturation of it. Beautiful with the hillside rising up behind the tree. Great vista with that added appeal of the human form.
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09/16/2006 06:50:15 PM
I love the person in this landscape...it really helps to set the scale. Great image!
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09/16/2006 08:09:00 AM
Nice shot. The processing is great as is the details. 9
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09/14/2006 08:58:57 PM
The theme is of this photograph is perfectly captured by the title. The photo draws me in and I see something new everytime I look. You have my vote---8.
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09/14/2006 12:56:50 AM
Very nice presentation but I think that budd would have a hard time finding a suitable branch for his swingin day. Overall, I think this was very well done and hope you do well. 6
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09/13/2006 09:20:07 PM
I'm not sure what the title means but a lovely photo nonetheless.
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09/13/2006 06:43:17 PM
kind of dark...i think if you had a bit more zoom on the body, it would be better
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09/13/2006 04:55:37 PM
the slight vignetting works nicely-
this is clearly the work of a skillful artist, though i cannot now tell whose it is
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09/13/2006 04:06:53 PM
Excellent shot! The post processing you have done really does give it that deserate feel - Nice work!
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09/13/2006 08:23:17 AM
beautifully done - kinda has a biblical feel to it with that person dressed as they are! gorgeous light!
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09/13/2006 03:04:55 AM
is that the back of the tree or the front?
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09/12/2006 07:05:24 PM
Excellent. Love the darkness this photo presents both in theme and tonality. Good composition, and very original. Hope it scores well.
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09/12/2006 05:52:17 PM
Great picture, it's nice to have included a person. Well done.
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09/12/2006 10:47:30 AM
I'd love to see this shot with a more blue sky...it might not work with the title...nonetheless cheers for a great shot!
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09/12/2006 05:51:36 AM
This will be the best of them....
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09/11/2006 09:45:40 PM
This is a really cool shot. I appreciate that you took the time not only to find a wonderful location, but to set up a subject as well. The composition is great and the subject is clear. The post work on the color is also nice, but the vinetting is a little obvious and overwhelming. While I do like the effect and agree that it's appropriate for the image, it's a bit apparent where it starts and stops and feels like a layer just hovering over the photo rather than an active part of the photo itself. You may want to look into different ways of achieving that look, or perhaps just lower the intensity somewhat. That being said, the picture is very nice overall and I think you'll do well in the competition.
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09/11/2006 07:34:15 PM
this is really nice, the whole scene reflects on the title. 9
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09/11/2006 02:54:09 PM
Cool tree. Not sure what the person is doing there? Looks like a lovely place to visit. Did you adjust some color hues in this? The sky looks unnatural, like grey instead of blue. Good luck in the challenge.
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09/11/2006 12:59:49 PM
I can only imagine Peru as being a location for this photo. But who am I to say. The person adds a lot to the image. 9.
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09/11/2006 08:55:21 AM
Very nice shot. I'm not sure if it would be better with out the person or not. 7
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09/11/2006 07:02:26 AM
Who's the 'subject in red' ?
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09/11/2006 05:44:36 AM
excellent color and composition, should place high
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09/11/2006 02:32:40 AM
Cool shot here and like the angle of the hill against the sky, re this composition.....
Yes, I like this one, a lot.....
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