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Midnight Tranquility
1st PlaceMidnight Tranquility
AlexSaberi


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Challenge: Free Study 2008-06 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II
Date: Jun 5, 2008
Aperture: 5
ISO: 320
Shutter: 10secs
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jun 29, 2008

Thanks for all the votes and comments. Much appreciated

Trees at night series


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This was taken at something like 11pm, and pretty much in the dark. Used flash off camera for the foreground tree. Loved the colours that came out of the sky.


Statistics
Place: 1 out of 473
Avg (all users): 7.3733
Avg (commenters): 8.1250
Avg (participants): 7.1909
Avg (non-participants): 7.8750
Views since voting: 10791
Views during voting: 310
Votes: 150
Comments: 73
Favorites: 38 (view)


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07/10/2008 02:06:54 PM
Don't want to seem mean but this is not midnight. I like the shot but it is a little misleading.
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07/10/2008 12:51:35 PM
fantastic and wonderful pictures.well done,congratualtions
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07/10/2008 02:10:41 AM
very very inspiring ... the lighting is perfect ... keep them coming as it's made me pick up my camera again and start shooting!
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07/09/2008 10:38:58 PM
Great shots! You've got some talent.

And to those who gave this shot a 4 or 5: What is wrong with you?
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07/09/2008 08:55:12 PM
Congrats Alex. Excellent series!
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07/09/2008 07:16:24 PM
Fantastic! I especially like the two dead trees in the background (and their reflections) - they really add to the overall flavor.
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07/09/2008 10:38:19 AM
Originally posted by Debbi:

This is beautiful. I wish you had included the setup for this. As I recall the camera WB is set to florescent and a 'window green' gel is added to the flash to create skies this color. It's nice to share with everyone the technique.

Debbi


nope, no setup like you explain. Simply a flash full power off camera. Colours are exactly as seen. no filters etc.
07/09/2008 10:20:00 AM
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Message edited by author 2008-07-09 14:01:34.
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07/09/2008 08:19:09 AM
nice photo, actually great photo. i don't like the "film" framing tough.
congratz!!
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07/09/2008 02:42:25 AM
Congrats on the blue! Awesome shot. The textures and colors remind me a lot of Maxfield Parrish paintings.
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07/08/2008 09:28:01 PM
Wow dude! you rock! congratzz :D
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07/08/2008 09:22:30 PM
My god ....it looks like I could put my hand through it.
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07/08/2008 08:04:47 PM
GORGEOUS! I love it!
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07/08/2008 05:42:50 PM
As always, sumptuous to behold.

This is a classic example of how a simple subject can be made to look super-special with a bit of savvy and creative vision. You've taken a shot I would love to have shot myself, and the whole series is a credit to your regard for nature and your stamina to find consistent resource in one area.
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07/08/2008 05:17:50 PM
The whole series is spectacular...congratulations Alex on another superb series and blue ribbon winner
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07/08/2008 03:52:56 PM
Another breathtaking winner! CONGRATULATIONS!

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07/08/2008 02:59:12 PM
Congrats with an exceptionally good image and another blue ribbon.
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07/08/2008 01:59:24 PM
Alex, congrats, you have those trees at night down pat, awesome job.
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07/08/2008 12:48:50 PM
wow, much worthy of 1st place! Congrats!
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07/08/2008 12:05:16 PM
Congrats! I knew this was yours :) Adding to faves
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07/08/2008 11:07:34 AM
Amazing composition! Good one
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07/08/2008 09:46:16 AM
What a wonderful series you are doing. These would look great all hanging on a wall. Beautiful photo. Love the colors. Congrats on the ribbon!
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07/08/2008 09:42:58 AM
Alex, congrats on the blue ribbon, and another fantastic shot! I really love this series.
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07/08/2008 08:13:17 AM
Congrats on the blue. I'm quite inspired by your trees at night series as a whole. I'm going camping with my family this weekend and was thinking I might leave my gear at home, but now I think I'll bring it along with my flash.
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07/08/2008 08:03:05 AM
Very beautiful! Congrats!
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07/08/2008 07:32:16 AM
Magical shot. Congrats on the blue ribbon, Alex.
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07/08/2008 07:31:35 AM
Great Series. Beautiful colours! No surprise here. Congrats!
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07/08/2008 07:06:26 AM
Great picture, Congrats
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07/08/2008 06:47:36 AM
Great series you've got going there! You should have a professional calendar made of them. 'Grats on another ribbon!
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07/08/2008 06:04:39 AM
Magnificent!! Congratulations on a well-deserved win!!
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07/08/2008 03:56:57 AM
Wow, gorgeous! Nicely done.
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07/08/2008 03:30:59 AM
Ya got me :) Good one Alex, you should be here with us in Canada now....
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07/08/2008 02:51:01 AM
I love the lighting and the colors in the sky. You definately deserved the ribbon. Congrats....
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07/08/2008 02:50:07 AM
You are not a real man until you have won a blue-ribbon in a freestudy, today my son, you became a man.
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07/08/2008 02:09:34 AM
Congrats on your ribbon Alex! Nice to see you up top. Did you use fill flash?
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07/08/2008 01:10:13 AM
Congratulations on first place! Wonderful image!
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07/08/2008 01:05:48 AM
stupendous shot , congrats !!
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07/08/2008 12:17:35 AM
Fantastic shot! Congrats on the bule!
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07/08/2008 12:08:47 AM
Great...one of my highest ranked. Congrats!
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07/08/2008 12:06:03 AM
Beautiful...congrats on first Alex.
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07/08/2008 12:04:08 AM
Incredible job!
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07/08/2008 12:04:08 AM
Big Congrats :)
Didn't vote. Knew this was yours. From your Tree series of pics. Was hoping this would do a lot better than your last FS post, and thrilled to see it did.
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07/08/2008 12:03:29 AM
He Strikes Again.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2008 09:56:59 PM
The color combinations remind me of fantasy art. Perfect!
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07/07/2008 09:03:58 PM
Love the colors and the lighting on the tree.
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07/07/2008 08:37:00 PM
Very DPC friendly image, but not a tired repeat. Hope this does well. 9
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07/07/2008 09:11:53 AM
This is first rate. I love the fill light. The title confuses me (can this REALLY be at midnight? Hard to see how...) but never mind that :-)
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07/06/2008 08:15:52 PM
Very nice subject and colour. Clean treatment too. Good use of light and time of day.
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07/06/2008 03:48:56 PM
perhaps the tree on the foreground is a bit too much big or too much in the middle of the image.
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07/06/2008 03:59:53 AM
border is a tad overdone, IMO
In all it's a very beautiful image
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07/06/2008 02:11:27 AM
Beautiful colors... not sure I like the black bands on the top and bottom.
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07/06/2008 12:41:10 AM
Awesome!
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07/05/2008 11:50:02 AM
beautiful, reminds me of the lord of the rings, great colors
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07/05/2008 06:29:28 AM
Great shot, lovely colours and texture in the tree trunk. I don't really like the border though.
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07/04/2008 07:34:38 PM
Beautiful night time exposure. It feels very tranquil. The composition works really well with the trunk on the third and the foliage framing the river and opposite bank.
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07/04/2008 08:53:10 AM
Brilliant work Alex. You are, but not limited to, a master of midnight tree shooting.
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07/04/2008 06:06:26 AM
the light in this is superb...I like your borders, though I would imagine every second comment is telling you the border is no good...great image 8
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07/04/2008 02:29:06 AM
Beautiful shot but the border is too heavy and distracting for me.
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07/03/2008 02:06:51 PM
Wow. I love the effect on this. Nice balance between the flash on the tree and the sunset. Unusual choice of border.
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07/02/2008 09:00:05 PM
This is just so clear! Beautiful colours.
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07/02/2008 06:28:26 PM
Amazing work. Techinical perfection.
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07/01/2008 10:04:18 PM
My favorite of the challenge... Also the only 10 I gave out this round!
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07/01/2008 08:54:52 PM
beautiful colors and great composition
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07/01/2008 07:10:03 PM
Oh wow, this has the Wow factor to it
absolutely stunning
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07/01/2008 05:57:15 PM
The tree just jumps out at you, gorgeous image fantastic colours!
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07/01/2008 02:40:06 PM
Great colors
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07/01/2008 02:10:22 PM
I love the richness of this image
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07/01/2008 11:27:10 AM
Clarity is amazing ....
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07/01/2008 11:18:49 AM
Alexsaberi? looks like one of your tree shots.
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07/01/2008 09:18:51 AM
Outstanding image...will score highly.
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07/01/2008 09:17:48 AM
Gorgeous.
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07/01/2008 07:22:53 AM
Drop,dead beautiful....10
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07/01/2008 12:50:51 AM
very awesome lighting techniques, 9
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