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River Road Farm
1st PlaceRiver Road Farm
DJWoodward


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Challenge: S-Curve (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Bridgewater, NH
Date: Sep 22, 2007
Aperture: f11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Rural
Date Uploaded: Sep 25, 2007

Wow another blue! Iím no longer a one-hit-wonder.

Thank you very much for the votes and kind comments on this one. It was a good test and first challenge for my new 70-200 4.0. I think Iíll keep it!

I really thought this was going to be in the 6.5 range at best but then again Iíve been a bit self critical on my shots lately. This also marks my 5th in a row over 6.0. What Iíve learned over the past year is starting to show. Thanks DPC

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 147
Avg (all users): 7.4395
Avg (commenters): 8.9118
Avg (participants): 7.2182
Avg (non-participants): 7.5119
Views since voting: 15881
Views during voting: 413
Votes: 223
Comments: 73
Favorites: 32 (view)


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02/28/2009 10:13:45 PM
stunning image
perfect lighting
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10/30/2007 04:45:30 AM
nice colors, and i must say i can smell the air while looking at this photo ... really awesome feeling. congratulations !
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10/08/2007 06:04:13 PM
A gorgeous image and perfect finish, congratulations.
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10/07/2007 11:35:30 AM
congratulations on fist place, what a lovely photo well deserved. Margaret
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10/06/2007 03:01:09 PM
A beautiful image! A ribbon well deserved!
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10/06/2007 11:32:02 AM
This is a magnificent accomplishment. It's so perfect in the compositional elements, it could be a painting. Technically spot-on. I don't know what to say. Critiquing this would be difficult - it's tough to improve perfection. Well done!
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10/05/2007 10:52:57 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, like the play of light and shadows in this one.
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10/04/2007 07:34:11 PM
well done/congrats
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10/04/2007 03:01:13 PM
i really like this picture. i like how the colors are bright and the redness of the barn jumps out at you. My favorite thing about the picture is the way the road looks like an S.
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10/04/2007 10:16:06 AM
It's so nice to have a photograph that fits the challenge well, and yet could easily stand on its own outside of the theme. This is really well seen and photographed (and edited.) The lighting and composition make this scene stand out.

Although some of the clever photo set ups, studio shots, and heavily edited stuff at DPC is still good photography - this is more the style I like and it's nice to see it get the blue!
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10/04/2007 06:26:10 AM
very nice.
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10/03/2007 07:43:27 PM
Congratulations on your second blue! Very highly deserved. Absolutely gorgeous lighting, curve, mist.
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10/03/2007 03:11:22 PM
What a great shot. When I browsed through the entries before the voting closed it was this shot that stood out most from all the rest...even as a thumbnail.

Funny thing is it's right in my own "back yard" as they say.

Congratulations. Well done.

Rick
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10/03/2007 02:54:05 PM
I love the framing and how the curve of the road leads you right into the photo. I also love the mist or fog over the barn
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10/03/2007 01:17:38 PM
This is absolutely beautiful. The framing of the s-curve in close proximity to the right edge is especially skillful. My only nit is the branch "touching" the roof peak. Depending on zoom, moving forward a few feet and widening the zoom, or lowering the camera a foot maybe, would fix it. But as a retired architectural photographer, I notice things like that :-)

R.
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10/03/2007 12:09:11 PM
Nice, make an oil painting out of it.
I had a similar idea, but no barn in it, and never shot it.
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10/03/2007 10:08:21 AM
Please make this available as a print! :-)
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10/03/2007 09:42:56 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon!! I gave this picture a 10, because I think is flawless. From the moment I saw it (and the others), I pretty much knew it was going to win. And I was right! Such a beautiful image and place. You're really skilled. A very much deserved ribbon.
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10/03/2007 09:21:35 AM
I have had so much going on this past week I didn't get a chance to vote or look at a lot of images. When I seen your photo on the front page I had to view. What an outstanding photograph. So realistic, the colors are nice. Reminds me of an early morning ride through the country. Very well taken and processed perfectly.
Congratulations on your ribbon but most off on a wonder photo. Added to my fav's list.
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10/03/2007 09:15:45 AM
CONGRATULATIONS! I don't think you ever were a one-hit wonder, but rather an extremely talented photographer who hadn't gotten his 2nd ribbon yet :)

This is a beautiful dreamy photo. I love it.
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10/03/2007 09:10:07 AM
Well done...superb image with a lot of atmosphere...great score, congrats on the blue
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10/03/2007 08:55:35 AM
Congrats!
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10/03/2007 08:05:43 AM
Congratulations on the blue ribbon! As you can tell from my earlier comment I really liked this photo, it was my top pick. Very honoured to share the front page with you.
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10/03/2007 07:51:39 AM
Congrats on your blue! Whis was my favorite of the challenge. It is just beautiful!
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10/03/2007 05:03:31 AM
A very beautiful and peaceful scene. Big congratulations on your blue ribbon, Del. How anybody could give this a 2 is beyond me.
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10/03/2007 05:00:32 AM
Yes stunning!! ;)
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10/03/2007 03:04:45 AM
SO good !
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10/03/2007 01:29:17 AM
Congrats Del - This is awesome and so well deserved!
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10/03/2007 12:42:43 AM
Congrats on the blue. A great image that deserves its recognition.
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10/03/2007 12:34:57 AM
congrats on a wonderful image!
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10/03/2007 12:09:37 AM
Perfect for the challenge and a beautiful, peaceful scene with gorgeous light. Congrats! Nice to see your name with the blue!
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10/03/2007 12:07:54 AM
very awesome shot, a much deserved blue
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10/03/2007 12:05:49 AM
congratulations on this well deserved blue ribbon!! I gave you my only 9 in this challenge.

Message edited by author 2007-10-03 00:06:41.
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10/03/2007 12:04:34 AM
Well, whaddaya know. One of my two 10 votes actually won. :0

Congrats on the blue and your new second-best score!
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10/03/2007 12:03:08 AM
Knew this was yours! Clear winner in my book, grats
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/02/2007 05:50:29 PM
love the lighting
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10/02/2007 05:13:05 PM
beautiful contrast
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10/02/2007 01:28:40 PM
Lovely shot, should be a winner.
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10/02/2007 11:11:04 AM
love the shadows on the road and the mist in the b/g, gives this shot tons of dof. 9
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10/01/2007 07:59:12 AM
Very beautiful image - I really love the composition, lighting, and the fog in the distance!
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09/30/2007 12:06:38 PM
lovely capture, a true S curve, nice job managing the light, one of the best, back to bump you up...
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09/30/2007 09:21:00 AM
Very nice. Good composition, colours are great. I love the clarity of the fore/mid ground with the S leading off to the misty building.
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09/29/2007 10:02:02 PM
Very beautiful and calm. Love it.
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09/29/2007 06:29:18 PM
This is so special as it sets a mood - 10!
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09/29/2007 03:01:15 PM
Oooo, very nice and simple. I love the feel of this image -- the sunlight and the mist. Beautiful contrast. 10
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09/29/2007 02:28:45 PM
Great image perfect for this challenge. Good luck psart 8
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09/28/2007 11:42:38 PM
Awesome! Love the strong shadows juxtaposed with the mist in the background! Colors are excellent, too. 10!
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09/28/2007 07:32:55 AM
My favorite of all the road shots in this challenge. Great colors, great curves and the mist in the background just wraps the image up very nicely. Hope this is scoring well for you. Bumping up to 9.
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09/27/2007 06:58:32 PM
Lovely... I think the composition is spot on, choice of subject is intersting, love how the s curves leads me to the house...love it
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09/27/2007 05:17:41 PM
This is lovely
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09/27/2007 04:56:04 PM
Pretty scene and good use of challenge. Well done.
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09/27/2007 04:40:27 PM
You would have to try hard to find anything wrong with this, composition, detail, leadin, tone,exposure are all excellent
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09/27/2007 04:30:12 PM
Ohhh great, finally a picture with an actual s-curve. Great looking picture with the s-curve leading to a focus of the shot. 9
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09/27/2007 02:54:08 PM
dreamy and perfect. don't like the white border though.
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09/27/2007 02:45:23 PM
I really like this shot. The vivid colors of the scene with the filtered sunlight is very nice, and the fading fog around the corner is cool too. Well seen and captured! Good luck.
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09/27/2007 12:00:05 PM
This is a perfect use of the S-curve AND it's a spectacular shot.
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09/27/2007 11:55:53 AM
this is my favorite so far, perfect exposure and DOF, love the haze in the background! 10
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09/27/2007 08:18:22 AM
I love this shot. It gives a very peaceful country feel. The color is just nice. This has been well composed.
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09/27/2007 07:21:07 AM
I love this!!
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09/27/2007 04:55:19 AM
First Impression: A beatiful country scene
Presentation:V good
What I Like:everything
What I donít Like:nothing
IMO, Does it meet the Challenge : yes

Composition: perfect
Background : v good
Subject Placement: vgood
Cropping:vgood
Focus: v good
Exposure:v good
Editing:v good

Total Averaged Rating :10
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09/27/2007 12:15:24 AM
Great colors and clarity.
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09/26/2007 10:45:49 PM
great shot
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09/26/2007 09:32:16 PM
Beautiful capture, nice lighting, tone, color, and relevence to the challenge
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09/26/2007 08:48:42 PM
Beautiful shot. Great natural light and who doesn't love a red barn?
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09/26/2007 06:28:52 PM
Peaceful photo, nice work!
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09/26/2007 02:33:03 PM
The fog, the tree colors, the road leading me right to the beautiful barn! Great representation of the challenge! 9 for me! :)
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09/26/2007 12:50:23 PM
I like how ou took what coudl be a cliche (the road curving) and added the visual appeal of the barn at the end of the road, framed by the trees. Very nice.
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09/26/2007 12:39:48 PM
Definitely one of my favorites this time around -- nice colors, and the fog gives it a nice feel, too.
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09/26/2007 11:10:27 AM
Awesome!
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09/26/2007 10:27:29 AM
this is fantastic, love it.
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09/26/2007 08:18:08 AM
Oh this is beautiful!!!! Just the sort of road I would love to explore. Beautiful light and mist too.
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09/26/2007 07:27:53 AM
Nice the way you got some interest into a shot of an ordinary road. Well done.
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09/26/2007 03:16:41 AM
beautiful...9
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