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DrAchoo


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Challenge: Rhythm III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Umatilla, OR
Date: Jul 17, 2007
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jul 17, 2007

Those who have read my interview know that one of my Top 5 favorite pictures on DPC is 21.gif charliebaker's Natural Cathedral:
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In the same interview I mentioned that I had wanted to try to shoot it myself for years. Luckily this grove of poplar trees is a mere, uh, two and one-half hours away. So having nothing better to do, I took the trip out, shot pictures for 20 minutes while tresspassing, and drove home. Actually I stopped by Hood River on the way home to shoot the kiteboarders.

Personally, I like David's shot better, but I couldn't obtain the brightness of his picture because of the increased canopy of leaves (shooting in July vs. April). Oh well, I then decided to try to make it my own. We all know I have a fondness for green...

POST: Woo Hoo! I still give full credit to David. The original inspiration for a shot counts much more than the second who comes along. I'll take the blue though. :) It's a new personal best score and will likely be on my profile for a long time.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 159
Avg (all users): 7.6794
Avg (commenters): 8.4000
Avg (participants): 7.0357
Avg (non-participants): 8.1600
Views since voting: 18082
Views during voting: 337
Votes: 131
Comments: 77
Favorites: 64 (view)


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03/17/2010 01:49:41 PM
I like both shots - I'd love to see an Autumn and a Winter version of this setup to complete the set.
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08/09/2007 07:54:51 AM
Me? I like the green better, it gives it more punch than the shot that you have drawn your inspiration from. Congrats on the blue, well deserved.
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08/05/2007 03:09:42 PM
I am just a newbie..was just wondering how the shot would look like if taken such that the middle section is unsymmetrical. Another thing that struck me was to take the shot such that the upper(i.e. the leaves and branches) and the bottom(ground) section approach infinity in a symmetrical manner. I think it would look cute..that way...Anyways I like the colors a lot..however you didn't mention the photoshop steps..

Message edited by author 2007-08-05 15:10:31.
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08/05/2007 02:18:12 AM
Jason, you're making me a little "green" with your gorgeous entry. I just got back from a week hiking in the Olympic National Park with our family to find you scattered across the homepage. Congrats on your two blue ribbons, in this challenge and the faceless emotion in the same week!
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08/02/2007 04:04:03 PM
I have driven past there recently and had the same shot in mind. Great joba and congrats!
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08/02/2007 01:14:19 PM
Congratulations! Very, very effective.
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08/01/2007 06:52:33 AM
the more i look at this picture the more i want to walk through those trees..beautiful picture well done.
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07/31/2007 04:14:36 PM
Excellent shot and gotta say I like your version better. The green is gorgeous.
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07/31/2007 07:40:31 AM
Yayyyy...you go Achoo....well done. BTW...red is best!!! Hehehehe!
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07/31/2007 06:29:28 AM
congrats on your highest raited photo yet! wonderful picture!
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07/30/2007 08:41:49 PM
Congrats....you did a great job for this time of the year. One of these days I'm going to stop & check it out. Nice Work.
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07/30/2007 06:43:59 PM
beautiful shot, wonderful inspiration...
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07/30/2007 05:58:12 PM
Stunning shot. Adding to favs.
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07/30/2007 04:27:30 PM
Really cool shot and great for this challenge! Congratulations on the Blue!
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07/30/2007 01:37:07 PM
Very nice detail through the trunks...congratulations on winning the blue ribbon Jason!
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07/30/2007 12:19:48 PM
Congrats on your green Blue! Nice take two! I also like it more than the original, although being first counts a lot. The light and shadow play is much more interesting here. By the way, if any critique is permitted in post-voting part of comments :P, I like the bottom green much more than the top (which is a bit over-saturated IMO).
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07/30/2007 10:25:34 AM
excellent photo, not hard to take since the nature did the most :-)
congratz !
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07/30/2007 09:34:59 AM
Hey on second thought, since it´s only two and a half hours away, I challenge you to make a sesonal series of this exact same shot, go there again in the fall when the fall colors are there, a winter shot then with no leaves and do anoter in april to see if you get the same colors as Charlie.

Think those three photos + this one would look great side by side, think about it dude, I know I would do it ;)
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07/30/2007 09:34:08 AM
Love the green, and yes its pretty darn nice!
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07/30/2007 09:13:35 AM
Gorgeous, Congrats!!
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07/30/2007 08:40:50 AM
Congrats on your new PB, Doc! Absolutely stunning, no doubt.
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07/30/2007 08:12:20 AM
How nice that your inspiration worked out so well! excellent image! I also like the original, though the green in yours seems to give it more depth & texture ~ perhaps that's summer too, -v- spring

anyway...Congrats on the BR!
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07/30/2007 08:09:31 AM
Lovely Elvish Green!!! Congrats on a stunning photo (and score)! Woo Hoo!
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07/30/2007 06:55:51 AM
Excellent shot. I too admired David's shot as one of my all time favorites and yours does it justice as well. Nicely done. Hope to get there myself some day.

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07/30/2007 05:39:16 AM
Congrats buddy on the new PB, too bad it didn´t count in the DPL, but I bet those 20D dudes and dudettes are sweating in their pink booties just seeing this score on the front page, muahahaha!
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07/30/2007 05:26:59 AM
Personally I like yours better:) Absolutely fabulous colours and shadows:D
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07/30/2007 05:02:28 AM
nice one team mate. better than the original in my book!
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07/30/2007 04:12:46 AM
woooo! Congratulations Jason!!
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07/30/2007 03:30:35 AM
Nice!
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07/30/2007 03:17:57 AM
Wow, yet another brilliant image by the doc, congrats!
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07/30/2007 02:56:45 AM
many congrats on your new PB and the blue!
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07/30/2007 02:26:35 AM
Congratulations for the excellent image, the blue ribbon, the new PB, and particularly for achieving your pending 2007 goal: rise your average to 7,35+ !!

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07/30/2007 01:38:51 AM
oh yes pick of the bunch :) congrats.
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07/30/2007 01:26:07 AM
Jason, I thought I was the only crazy one that would drive a couple of hours to get a shot :-)

Congrats on another BLUE...you are right about the original, it is superb and a great inspiration for what you have achieved here.
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07/30/2007 01:12:53 AM
Congratulations, Jason - no jinx this time. Lovely work - almost surrealistic but just realistic enough.
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07/30/2007 12:55:53 AM
Congrats on the new [green] personal best, Jason! That's quite an achievement when your top row is all 7.2+. I guess it was worth the trip after all. ;-)
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07/30/2007 12:48:38 AM
Just one word.. Beautiful!! Congratulations.
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07/30/2007 12:40:20 AM
Epic of Gilgamesh eh? Very nice shot, grats on the blue.
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07/30/2007 12:30:09 AM
Congrats, Jason! Excellent image and interpretation of the theme. Big congrats on your blue for this wonderful green!
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07/30/2007 12:24:19 AM
What a magical scene. Big congrats on your new PB and your well deserved ribbon, Jason.
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07/30/2007 12:12:28 AM
Congrats! This is an outstanding shot. Well deserved!
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07/30/2007 12:10:40 AM
Congratulations..this is such a fabulous image and a great tribute!
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07/30/2007 12:09:34 AM
Congratulations on your personal best score and on another well-deserved ribbon!

Message edited by author 2007-07-30 00:09:52.
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07/30/2007 12:04:55 AM
Congrats on the PB! I'm sure there are some ladybugs in there somewhere.
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07/30/2007 12:04:41 AM
congrats on another ribbon jason, both this and the shot that inspired it are such cool shots.
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07/30/2007 12:02:31 AM
congratulations man, got you another blue...great job. well deserved
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07/30/2007 12:02:02 AM
a new PB, awesome!!!!
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07/30/2007 12:02:02 AM
There ya go, Jason. Congrats! :)
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07/30/2007 12:01:40 AM
ha wtg man this is awesome. I didn't have time to vote on it but I would have gave you a 10 for it. Great work
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07/30/2007 12:01:35 AM
So beautiful it looks surreal. Congrats on the ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/29/2007 07:44:52 PM
Looks like an interesting place to walk thru. I like how the leaves kind of create a canopy for the walkthru.
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07/29/2007 06:01:23 PM
Wow, just... wow... I don't typically give one word comments, but you leave me speechless here! :)
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07/29/2007 02:51:52 PM
This is crisp, unique, and the depth is amazing... one of my top scores
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07/29/2007 02:09:30 PM
This was probably a great photo before the over the top processing :) 7
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07/28/2007 02:35:10 PM
I love the composition but do feel the lighting on the trees in the forefround is a bit harsh, flash maybe? Still a nice photo and lovely green canopy!
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07/28/2007 12:24:49 PM
Incredible shot, great colors, love the centered composition, 10 from me
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07/28/2007 09:41:18 AM
Charlie Baker? Absolutely beautiful.
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07/28/2007 01:36:41 AM
I love this photo!! One of my favoutites. Love the depth.
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07/27/2007 01:20:57 PM
Well, this is the clear winner. Congrats on your blue! It really is fantastic in every way. I'm not sure what happened in your border...there are bits of grey here and there.
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07/27/2007 12:21:44 AM
Great choice to go with selective de-saturation with this. Gives it an other worldly feeling.
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07/26/2007 02:46:19 PM
beautiful lighting, nice simple design
8
Jack
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07/26/2007 10:05:45 AM
Wow! Very nice.
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07/26/2007 05:31:07 AM
Great capture, i like the colors
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07/25/2007 03:10:14 AM
this is a stunning photo - I think i would purchase this if it were a print
10
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07/24/2007 10:04:23 PM
I love this one. Really powerful.
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07/24/2007 06:42:08 PM
Not voting on this as I know its Jason's. Not sure why I'm allowed to vote seeing as you are my team mate in Ribbonhogs - it should be showing up in the teammates are, but isn't - Strange.

Anyway - excellent image and a worthy ribbon ;-)
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07/24/2007 05:25:26 PM
Very magical. On the edge of another world. Great effect with the de-sat.
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07/24/2007 09:33:55 AM
One of my favorites, lighting, composition, lines, everything just right.10
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07/23/2007 11:12:09 PM
Ioially perfect..... for this rhythm challenge, and wonderful perspective here as well.
It leads one right into this wonderful avenue of trees..... very refreshing and very very good. I hope it does well.....
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07/23/2007 09:06:37 PM
The overhead greens seem unreal to me. Nice location and great leading lines.
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07/23/2007 03:05:55 PM
Nicely done!!!
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07/23/2007 02:28:15 PM
I think this is great. Maybe a little less dodge (or more burn) on the trees in the foreground? Just a though. still great, 9.
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07/23/2007 01:44:53 PM
Stunning!! Can I give you a 20? :)
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07/23/2007 12:31:41 PM
Gorgeous perspective here...the trees almost look like sticks!
Very dreamy and surreal *9*
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07/23/2007 03:47:57 AM
Very, very nice! 8
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07/23/2007 02:52:18 AM
really nice...I like those little branches reaching up into the leaves
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07/23/2007 12:58:39 AM
Definitely my favorite in this challenge - amazing colors, amazing composition!
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