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Challenge: Purple II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Date: Sep 26, 2006
ISO: 200
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2006

I didn't enter silhouettes and my single tree was awful, so I thought I would combine them all, lol. Its amazing how many great trees I see now that the challlenge is over.

predicted comments: over-processed, too much neat image, grass looks weird on the right, would have been great in single tree challenge, too much pink, whats up with that weird halo near the trunk of the tree and a validation request. (halo is in the original after raw conversion). All valid critiques IMO.
PP:
Predicted score:5.4-6.1, I can't tell how things will do anymore and my average has gone down for over month.
PP: convert from raw, USM, curves, photo filter, levels, selective color, channel mixer, shadows/highlight layer. Resized and ran through NI and USM. Shadows/highlight again. Then I did like six versions with slight tweaks and I thnk thats all the editing I did, lol.

Post challenge: Thanks everybody for your comments and the 5th place finish. Your all great and I apreciate it.
I also shot my final Self Portrait at the same time and Here it is. I reccomend everyone doing this you were learn so much.
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Statistics
Place: 5 out of 290
Avg (all users): 6.6512
Avg (commenters): 7.0455
Avg (participants): 6.3545
Avg (non-participants): 6.8421
Views since voting: 22677
Views during voting: 446
Votes: 281
Comments: 37
Favorites: 6 (view)


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10/08/2006 05:36:14 PM
Outstanding in color and what a silhoutte! Breathtaking. Congratulations on your 5th place.
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10/05/2006 04:49:10 PM
Congrats on the 5th place. Excellent shot!
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10/04/2006 01:59:15 PM
Very Cool Joe! Congrats on the Top 5!
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10/04/2006 01:53:39 PM
Congrats on your 5th. Great shot.
This was the reason to remember an old J. Hendrix song with the same title.
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10/04/2006 11:34:28 AM
Great picture Joe! Congratulations on your 5th place!
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10/04/2006 11:06:16 AM
Wow. That's a gorgeous shot. Congrats!
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10/04/2006 10:31:23 AM
Beautiful photo!!!! The self-portrait one is awesome too :)

Congratulations on 5th place!

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10/04/2006 08:24:15 AM
beautiful shot. great placement. congrats!
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10/04/2006 05:35:45 AM
Great minds think alike :D
Congrats on an awesome shot!
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10/04/2006 04:07:15 AM
Congrats to your 5th, Joe. Had hoped for a ribbon for this one...
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10/04/2006 12:48:08 AM
Great finish, Joe! Love the colors!
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10/04/2006 12:24:27 AM
Very good showing! I like it.
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10/04/2006 12:22:55 AM
Nice finish!!!
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10/04/2006 12:13:19 AM
Nicely done, Joe! Great score, great placement! By the way, it wouldn't have been nearly as good without the weird looking grass on the side.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/03/2006 10:16:16 PM
Beautiful subject and color. Would like to see a little more tree.
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10/03/2006 07:01:17 PM
nice simple shot, like the rich colours
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10/02/2006 08:28:43 PM
great tree, great color and simplicity. - a really pretty shot.
Only criticism: I sorta wish I could see where the tree hits the ground.
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10/02/2006 08:34:03 AM
Nice contrast.
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09/30/2006 05:35:48 PM
Wow
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09/30/2006 10:13:35 AM
Beautiful sky =)
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09/29/2006 06:45:34 PM
Amazing colour
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09/29/2006 06:23:41 PM
the shading is wonderful
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09/29/2006 10:50:25 AM
Awesome colors!
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09/29/2006 08:35:26 AM
Not bad, not great, not very engaging. I wonder how this would look cropped down so the tree is more prominent and the purple tones dominate the sky rather than look like they are being crushed by that incoming wave of blue. Good luck!

edit: on uncalibrated piece of junk work monitor running 16 bit color, the sky is more purple than blue. Damn color management!
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09/29/2006 06:13:46 AM
Nice glowing sky!
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09/29/2006 04:39:28 AM
Very beautiful landscape and there surely are not many of them. Real beautiful contrast of tree and purple sky.
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09/29/2006 01:38:13 AM
beatiful!
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09/29/2006 12:24:44 AM
like the composition here, i feel the negative space in the top right balances tree perfectly, well done.
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09/28/2006 12:46:25 PM
Beautiful composition and coloring
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09/28/2006 07:59:07 AM
indeed!
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09/28/2006 06:52:17 AM
Wonderful shot, great colours!
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09/28/2006 02:22:09 AM
A little to over-done re saturation...
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09/27/2006 06:25:31 PM
Good use of the processing tool, great image..
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09/27/2006 09:14:26 AM
Very nice, sharp silhoouette!
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09/27/2006 07:46:39 AM
pretty - this aint real lignt is it?
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09/27/2006 04:30:01 AM
just wow!
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09/27/2006 12:49:41 AM
popular title, and composition, but nevertheless, nice 2 tone light capture.
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