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My neighborhood, my land
2nd PlaceMy neighborhood, my land
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Land (not sea) (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Hungary, Lengyeltoti
Date: Jul 3, 2007
Aperture: 4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 500
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 3, 2007

This is my first picture here. I took this shot next to my village. Post processing was very minimal: levels, curves, bw conversion, framing, resizeing and usm.

(a lot of detail missed because of the 150 kb limit)

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 166
Avg (all users): 7.5758
Avg (commenters): 8.4667
Avg (participants): 7.7869
Avg (non-participants): 7.4519
Views since voting: 7327
Views during voting: 362
Votes: 165
Comments: 61
Favorites: 44 (view)


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07/16/2007 10:49:12 AM
Why the "4 aperture" and "500 shutter speed"? To get better focus on the whole picture it should be the opposite. 180 shutter speed and maybe 10-12 aperture.. could play with it to get the lighting just right.
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07/14/2007 07:14:30 PM
Those hay fields always mesmerize me... Wonderful composition, congratulations on your ribbon!
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07/14/2007 12:11:23 AM
This looks almost identical to a picture in a photoshop book I have! VERY impressive!
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07/13/2007 06:40:58 PM
Wow! First challenge? Amazing shot and congrats on your ribbon! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your photography!
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07/13/2007 05:50:21 PM
this shot is just amazing...perfect tonal range, exposure is spot on, especially tough with the bright horizon and the dark areas around the stacks. this is a quick fav for me...great job, and congrats on your first of more than likely many ribbons.
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07/13/2007 10:15:32 AM
Woohoo! Red ribbon on your first entry. Welcome to DPC. Excellent shot.
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07/13/2007 07:40:27 AM
Originally posted by Kathy:

It's a beautiful image, but there seems to be a lot of "Noise", especially in the sky. 6


Apparently, that "Noise" added perfectly to the mood. You created a wonderful image. Congratulations on your First and your #1!
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07/13/2007 12:34:07 AM
Congrats. Perfectly captured and a ribbon to boot!
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07/12/2007 01:17:25 PM
Thanks again for the nice comments. Enjoy the site!
07/12/2007 11:49:01 AM
Awesome b/w image! Congratulations on the Ribbon!!
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07/12/2007 10:34:46 AM
I just keep coming back to this, so i've had to favourite it.
Quality shot.
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07/11/2007 10:56:20 AM
man i sure am tired of people who get a ribbon on their first entry! j/k nice shot here
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07/11/2007 09:09:12 AM
Wow - huge congrats on a ribbon with your very first photo on DPC! I love the depth in this photo. Wonderful b/w conversion.
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07/11/2007 08:40:37 AM
Really nice shot - very powerful in B&W.

Congrats on a ribbon on your first entry.
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07/11/2007 08:38:54 AM
Very dramatic and beautiful photograph...congratulations on winning the red ribbon!
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07/11/2007 08:33:33 AM
Very beautiful! Congratulations!
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07/11/2007 06:19:14 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon with your first entry!
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07/11/2007 05:26:37 AM
Congratulations on a ribbon on first attempt, excellent image!
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07/11/2007 05:00:16 AM
wow, very very beautiful ! congratz on your ribbon with first photo :-)
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07/11/2007 02:51:13 AM
Thank you guys for your comments, and for voting.
07/11/2007 02:43:57 AM
Congrats on a ribbon on first attempt, excellent image!
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07/11/2007 02:28:18 AM
very good image and Congrats on winning a Ribbon on your 1st entry
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07/11/2007 01:43:22 AM
lovely, gave this a 10, congrats.
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07/11/2007 12:43:44 AM
Way to go!
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07/11/2007 12:43:11 AM
A great way to end your first challenge! What an awesome shot. Congratulations on the red.
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07/11/2007 12:21:58 AM
Wonderful image with great perspective. Congratulations on your ribbon.
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07/11/2007 12:12:19 AM
beautiful image. it really draws me in, makes me want to be there and smell the fresh air, feel the grass under my feet. congratulations on you first entry and first ribbon! i am sure we will see you again on the front page!
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07/11/2007 12:05:35 AM
YAY !! Love it that you ribboned. FAB shot.
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07/11/2007 12:04:30 AM
Nice showing on your first entry! Awesome shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/10/2007 06:33:08 PM
There is a farm field about 20 minutes from my house, and it looks just like this, and i was thinking that some day i should go and photograph it. And now that i see this i can only hope to be able to capture mine atleast half as good as what you have. I hope you win. This is definitly one of my favorites on the site.
You get 100. :)
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07/10/2007 04:55:00 PM
One of my favourite 7 in this challenge. A simple and common scene rendered striking by strong composition and really lovely high contrast black and white conversion.
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07/10/2007 04:47:18 PM
nice BW conversion. 8
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07/10/2007 03:31:10 PM
Very nice tones and contrast...and all those big bales of hay look kind of cool!
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07/10/2007 12:19:41 PM
yum!
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07/10/2007 07:17:43 AM
A pleasing composition, and a good photograph for b&w. The bold, brooding sky is well captured. I do find myself slightly confused by the lighting, 'though: the sun appears to be setting on the horizon, yet the highlights and shadows indicate that it is to the right of the photographer.
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07/09/2007 11:51:49 AM
Ha! I was driving home from a friend's yesterday and passed a hay field... was thinking "I bet I could get a good shot out here".

Anyway, I love the shot. Has a dramatic, almost abstract feel to it... at the same time looks like little editing was done other than desaturation.
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07/08/2007 08:06:09 PM
I think this a great dipiction on land. Most others just take pictures of meaninglees stuff. This photo has great depth to it, which precisely makes "land" when you think of it. Good job with this photo hopefully it does well.
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07/08/2007 03:53:29 PM
nice exposure. lots of detail.
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07/07/2007 09:54:21 PM
Nice capture. Good contrast and tone..............7
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07/07/2007 04:59:47 PM
I don't usually care for B&W, but it works really well here and the composition is good.
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07/07/2007 06:09:56 AM
Excellent photo if this one dosent win the challenge well.....I don't know
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07/06/2007 10:39:51 PM
WOW.. Great b/w shot, one of my favorite b/w shots of all time. Nice work. 10
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07/06/2007 09:03:56 PM
Not sure about the borders (jury is still out on that) but...um...Wow.
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07/06/2007 11:27:13 AM
woooooooooow ,
ten ten ten teeeeeen ;>
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07/05/2007 02:11:54 PM
great shot, good composition, like the high contrast - had preferred some midtones left at the horizon, though
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07/05/2007 12:49:05 PM
Awesome shot, although I don't like the black borders.
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07/05/2007 10:36:58 AM
the b + w works well. love the dramatic sky! nice frame. I'm interesting in a color version
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07/05/2007 07:54:58 AM
I love the hay roll shots but the drama of the clouds and the B/W really make this a great one!
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07/05/2007 06:46:13 AM
excellent! :)
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07/05/2007 02:59:49 AM
I like the perspective in this picture, good composition. Nice contrast. Good choice to make it b/w.
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07/04/2007 09:06:40 PM
I love hay bales, and I love this photo. Great job.
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07/04/2007 08:02:20 PM
Looks like a healthy Shredded Wheat crop this year! Awesome shot - it's perfect. 10
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07/04/2007 05:25:24 PM
Nice contrast. I imagine this would look good in colour.
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07/04/2007 02:38:32 PM
Great hayroll shot.
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07/04/2007 12:11:42 PM
My fav so far. Excellent perspective and tone.

Coming back to reveiw and this is such a standout. Giving one 10 and you get it. Good luck.
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07/04/2007 09:45:56 AM
Nice B&W - is this IR??
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07/04/2007 08:37:28 AM
Beautiful. Stunning. Puts my efforts to shame. Thanks for sharing this with me. I think this will score very highly and it deserves to do so to!! 10/10
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07/04/2007 07:35:46 AM
It's a beautiful image, but there seems to be a lot of "Noise", especially in the sky. 6
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07/04/2007 05:56:10 AM
beautiful b and w study...the processing is great...hoping that's not dodging and burning on the top ... 9
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07/04/2007 02:10:42 AM
great contrast, great landscape, sky, and almost looks edited.
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07/04/2007 01:30:11 AM
very nice -
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