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Challenge: All I Want for Christmas (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Lensbaby 3G
Location: Harwich Port, MA USA
Date: Dec 20, 2008
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Lensbaby
Date Uploaded: Dec 20, 2008

Processed from RAW in ACR and CS3. Blur is natural lensbaby blur. Very little processing. Not a B/W conversion, it was a colorless day and it was snowing at the time. Sharpening and levels, an "apply image" layer in soft light mode, resize and border.

Statistics
Place: 14 out of 89
Avg (all users): 6.1620
Avg (commenters): 7.5333
Avg (participants): 5.6957
Avg (non-participants): 6.3233
Views since voting: 2183
Views during voting: 382
Votes: 179
Comments: 40
Favorites: 6 (view)


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01/10/2009 12:02:21 PM
Can definitely see this as a Christmas card.
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01/06/2009 09:30:49 PM
I enjoy the feel of this photo as if i'm walking down this road
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01/04/2009 05:06:08 PM
Love the fact that this is not a B&W conversion...love the feel.
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01/04/2009 12:24:50 AM
You've posted a lot of bleak and desolate shots in winter.This one gets movement form the blur and thats very nice. But perhaps it is more aptly titled stopping by woods... a bleak and desolate Frost poem, Still and icy, introspective and pensive.
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01/02/2009 01:39:26 PM
I can see Christmas Card companies fighting over this Robt - well done to both you and Matilda!
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01/01/2009 03:59:27 PM
Gave this an 8 in voting, love it! And hey, why not comment twice?
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12/31/2008 05:11:48 PM
Good use of a lensbaby and very nice shot.
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12/31/2008 05:03:31 PM
Beautiful tunnel effect here, whisking us towards that lone figure. There's a bit of sadness and solitude in this dream.
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12/31/2008 12:39:15 PM
putting it to good use I see
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12/30/2008 09:31:20 AM
What a GREAT photo. I love these perspective photos. It looks so beautifully cold and wintery in natural black and white.
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12/30/2008 09:17:25 AM
This was one of my top rated images in the challenge. Beautiful snow-covered trees, I would like to be that person on the road enjoying the quiet solitude.
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12/29/2008 06:52:58 PM
My first thought was that color photos would be necessary for good lensbaby shots. But I'm seeing some striking black and white stuff too! Nice work.
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12/29/2008 05:06:10 PM
Fantastic job on this shot!
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12/29/2008 04:43:46 PM
Oh, WOW! A PostLumy winner! Thank you thank you thank you: I'll cherish it.
12/29/2008 03:29:20 PM
677020.jpgPostLuminous Award WINNER!
FANTASTIC!! Fantastic in both the "great" sense and the "fantasy" sense. A dreamlike, cold winterscape, given depth/surreality by the focal range and meaning/significance by the tiny figure in the distance.
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12/29/2008 03:27:09 AM
Bear this is beautiful, you and Matilda make a good team I can't wait to see more.
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12/29/2008 03:18:50 AM
A 6.1+ and awesome placement with a Lensbaby! Congrats!!
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12/29/2008 03:18:08 AM
Nice title.....you'll be hearing from my people! LOL!!! Very nice!
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12/29/2008 03:03:28 AM
Way to go, Bear! An 8 from me.
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12/29/2008 02:48:07 AM
Lovely use of lensbaby!!!
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12/29/2008 01:22:17 AM
Originally posted by ubique:

Crikey bear, you've lost some weight! Or maybe you're further away than I first thought. Or maybe I just read it all wrong and you have a very tiny assistant now.


LOL, that's just a person who wandered out of the woods and turned around to wait for his wife/girlfriend. He's about 100 yards away.
12/29/2008 12:47:54 AM
Wow, the effect draws me right in.
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12/29/2008 12:45:34 AM
Crikey bear, you've lost some weight! Or maybe you're further away than I first thought. Or maybe I just read it all wrong and you have a very tiny assistant now.
From a LB point of view, it's interesting how the focus is neither 'here' nor 'there', but right in between. That seems just right for the shot.
Doesn't make it 'pop' but makes it 'crackle' instead, which also seems right of course.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/28/2008 11:50:17 PM
Cool shot, reminds me of the scene in The Shining when Jack is chasing Danny through the maze. Nice use of Lensbaby.
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12/28/2008 04:46:27 PM
doesn't get much whiter than that! Great feel to this.
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12/28/2008 10:41:24 AM
Very nice feel in this picture. 9.
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12/27/2008 04:23:03 PM
Dreamlike, lovely b/w, wonderful to have the blurred edges with such amazing sharpness along some of the trees.
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12/27/2008 01:40:25 PM
Making me dizzy! LOL! Wonderful blur! 9 from me!
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12/27/2008 11:22:02 AM
one of my top picks, takes me back to my childhood...that is what the outside blurring on this photo does for me
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12/24/2008 02:19:56 PM
8
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12/23/2008 04:43:22 PM
Love this image! Such a dreamy feel to it. Perfect location of the sweet spot to draw the eyes to the person walking.
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12/23/2008 03:00:54 PM
I find this shot very interesting, the blur is disorientating at first but sucks you right into it great job.
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12/23/2008 02:55:38 PM
This may have worked better without the blur.
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12/22/2008 07:35:39 PM
nice but the blurring makes my eyes go funny
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12/22/2008 04:16:06 PM
I love the blur! Looks very nice with the border and the black and white, too. The person at the end of the road adds the perfect touch - the shot wouldn't be as good without him, imho. :)
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12/22/2008 06:59:31 AM
good landscape I like the solution.
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12/22/2008 12:36:24 AM
Looks like you've already got it..... Nice photo....! I hope you get your wish........!
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12/22/2008 12:33:51 AM
Nice use of the lensbaby (I'm presuming):~)
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12/22/2008 12:08:18 AM
lensbaby...great for this shot...love it 8
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12/22/2008 12:07:07 AM
Cool looking blur. Gives the impression of motion.
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