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Challenge: Grey (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2009 - CHALLENGES
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: on the firetrail
Date: Jan 28, 2009
Aperture: f14
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jan 29, 2009

[Feb. 2nd, 2009 06:28:43 PM]
this is absolutely amazing ..
so far after 54 votes i'm getting 6.9444 which is way more than i was thinking this would get.
i was hesitant entering this photograph and nearly unsubmitted it .. thought i'd be lucky to get a 5.7 .. those voters are a very unpredictable crowd .. it's possible they have some form of personality disorder .. lol ..!!
i decided to enter this anyway because i really love it .. particularly the web that's like a natural overlay ..
when i woke up on the morning i took this photograph, and looked out the window and saw the mist, i immediately thought of the grey challenge, so i hot footed it up the fire trail knowing the mist would burn off really quick .. its summer here and the temp forecast was for 42 degree Celsius = 107.6 degree Fahrenheit .. its a 20 minute walk to a place where the trees look quite nice if there's mist .. they look pretty boring without the 'makeup' tho ..
the cobwebs were a lucky find all wet from the dew, and combined with the trees was way better than the trees by themselves .. but it was very difficult getting the cobweb, the sun and the trees aligned in a pleasing composition .. there were a few other cobwebs hanging off the barbed wire fences but none of them worked combined with the trees in the background as well as this one ..
anyway no matter how this ends up its been a great first day of voting ..
i'll probably delete all this if it totally bombs out over the week tho .. :)

the worst bush fires in australia's recorded history are happening right now in victoria .. at the moment over 100 ppl have lost their lives .. two towns and possibly a third have been decimated ..
please keep these ppl in your prayers .. :)


Statistics
Place: 1 out of 184
Avg (all users): 6.9769
Avg (commenters): 9.1250
Avg (participants): 6.6481
Avg (non-participants): 7.2105
Views since voting: 7315
Views during voting: 250
Votes: 130
Comments: 82
Favorites: 37 (view)


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07/05/2011 08:30:16 PM
As usual a gem!!!
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02/15/2009 11:23:27 PM
Congrats on the ribbon, and WOW what a shot. Beautiful, Roz.
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02/14/2009 12:37:30 PM
Beautiful shot!

YES! Everyone please pray and help the people in Australia of any way you can!!
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02/12/2009 07:47:25 PM
I really like this one. I scored this 10 during the challenge. I am glad to see this won Blue.
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02/12/2009 02:58:15 PM
congrats, you deserve the ribbon... getting up so early and producing such great results..
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02/11/2009 04:07:35 PM
Very nice, congrats on the promotion to the blue!
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02/11/2009 03:44:07 PM
Congrats! Well deserved blue ribbon!
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02/11/2009 03:14:57 AM
Very nice photo - Well deserved result.

I was surprised how the spider has finished off with a spiderly flourish - the horizontal line which runs directly accross the web about 1/5 of the way down. It's like it's saying "I can do architectual if I like, not just instinctual. (Well, I know what I mean, anyway).

Hope you get many more good results, and will certainly pray for those affected by the fires.
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02/10/2009 10:09:45 PM
this is remarkably simple and effective... wow!
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02/10/2009 04:37:40 PM
Unique and wonderful image, congratulations for the blue!
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02/10/2009 07:32:27 AM
TOTALLY AWESOME and I LOVE it..... love shez
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02/10/2009 03:42:38 AM
VERRRRY nice, Roz. Congratulations!
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02/10/2009 02:18:00 AM
First congratulations on the ribbon.

But even more so, congratulations for showing us something new, innovative, interesting ... as well as stunning. THANKS.
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02/10/2009 01:59:26 AM
What a spectacular photo! I love everything about it. I think it's particularly neat how the web appears to bend toward the camera as if there is a slight breeze. Wonderful! Congrats on your well-deserved blue!
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02/09/2009 11:21:51 PM
Far OUT - now you have the blue! Sorry for the other guys' DQ - but yay for you!! You're starting to look like a ribbon hog :oD

OX
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02/09/2009 11:05:43 PM
You're becoming a blue ribbon hog Roz..... The GJs are on me next time I see you. Great stuff
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02/09/2009 10:51:14 PM
Congratulations Roz. You've got a remarkable eye and this is another fine addition to your already impressive body of work.
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02/09/2009 10:27:36 PM
fantastic! well done :)
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02/09/2009 10:10:12 PM
Congrats on your exceptional photo. Oh, and I'm planning to get the 10-20mm any day now! I hope to be able to use it as well as you did here.

Message edited by author 2009-02-09 22:11:26.
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02/09/2009 09:11:20 PM
Love it.
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02/09/2009 08:00:30 PM
Lovely image and such a well deserved blue ribbon.
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02/09/2009 07:28:52 PM
Well deserved ribbon for this challenge, the trees really help show the density of the fog, and don't dominate the frame, and the web is just awesome here, defined without any hint of flash used, great overlay.. Congratulations!
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02/09/2009 07:21:52 PM
Awesome shot Rozzy. Technically well done with the achievement of the DOF. I have this same combo of Camera and lens. They're great eh. Anyway on account of you have so many Blues now me and Firsty are going to be milking you for tips the next time we see you.
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02/09/2009 07:13:24 PM
Beautiful image Roz, and I love the perspective and processing.

....the fires are devastating, and the toll continues to rise...all those involved continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
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02/09/2009 06:28:10 PM
Superb shot - and a Blue as a bonus !

Sorry to hear about Victoria . .
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02/09/2009 05:42:25 PM
Congratulations! Well deserved. Victoria is in our families prayers.
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02/09/2009 04:53:35 PM
Wonderful image, Roz. The perspective and softness of the background really give a heightened effect to the web, just beautiful. (ps, be safe)
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02/09/2009 04:32:23 PM
I do like the way the web frames the trees.
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02/09/2009 04:23:18 PM
WOW Rozzie!! can we say ON A ROLL
good for you friend! and extra special b/c there is not a bug in sight! :)

CONGRATS!!
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02/09/2009 04:00:04 PM
This is beautiful Roz. One of my favorites. Very deserving.
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02/09/2009 03:59:54 PM
Congratulations on the Blue. A beautiful pic.
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02/09/2009 02:51:39 PM
Congrats on the blue..! Nice job!
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02/09/2009 02:49:39 PM
Well, there's no doubt about it now...Aussie Roz is our new 21_F.gif IreneM! Go Roz, and Irene!
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02/09/2009 02:38:13 PM
Absolutely incredible shot. Definitely worthy of it's ribbon!
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02/09/2009 02:35:56 PM
Congrats on the blue Roz. A wonderful image that really jumps when you open up the thumb.
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02/09/2009 02:32:43 PM
oooooooooooohhhh snap...red becomes blue!
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02/09/2009 01:42:26 PM
SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!!! Congratulations on the red!! You are on a roll, woman!! :)
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02/09/2009 01:32:05 PM
Wow Roz, this is really lovely, congratulations on your ribbon! 2 so far this year you are really off to a great start.
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02/09/2009 01:16:47 PM
Roz, congrats on a fine image and a ribbon! btw, the cobweb itself works like some sort of a creepy sun :).
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02/09/2009 12:45:42 PM
I love your story about the photo and how it came about.
Congratulations on the red ribbon!!
... I will keep you (plural)in my thoughts and prayers as this trajedy continues in your beautiful country. Stay safe.
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02/09/2009 11:11:42 AM
Ohmygosh, Roz! Those voters are in fact, unpredictable, but THIS photo was a no-brainer for ANY crowd! :) It and you are so amazing. I'm so happy for your win of another ribbon.

I've been hearing about the brush fires in Victoria on the news. I have been saying prayers for them, hoping none of our dpc family is right in the midst of it. Thank you for the update, the news didn't personalize it by saying that so many have lost their lives, and of course the countless people whose lives will never be the same because they have lost everything. Keep us posted, okay?

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02/09/2009 10:31:53 AM
DANG GIRL!!! Look at you. This is just fabulous. Had no idea that was yours. WOW WOW WOW
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02/09/2009 09:47:18 AM
OH Roz- what beauty you captured in this one- absolutly breataking my dear- congratulations and big HUGS !!!
We are praying for your country -an end to the fires & drought....
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02/09/2009 09:39:17 AM
Roz, I knew this one would do well. In fact, I'm surprised that it isn't even higher. This is just a fantastic image! congrats!
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02/09/2009 08:37:09 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon Roz! This was one I really liked. It's such a beautiful capture!

And stay safe woman. You and your countrymen are in my thoughts and prayers.
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02/09/2009 07:21:25 AM
Congratulations. The thumbnail didn't look like something you would shoot but as soon as I opened and saw the web then I knew. Well done on an awesome photo.
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02/09/2009 05:38:35 AM
Great shot, congrats on the second place!
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02/09/2009 05:28:27 AM
Roz, this is great! Congrats!
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02/09/2009 05:07:32 AM
Lovely! Congrats on the ribbon!
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02/09/2009 04:59:15 AM
Love that web! What a brilliant find and congrats on yet another ribbon!
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02/09/2009 04:46:32 AM
Congrats Roz ((((hugs))) Brilliant shot!
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02/09/2009 04:03:18 AM
Roz is now officially the new 21_F.gif IreneM with insects! Congrats Roz...you are BLITZING
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02/09/2009 03:14:35 AM
Congrats on the red ribbon, totally worth it! Great image.
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02/09/2009 02:49:40 AM
This is a GREAT image...congrats on the red!!!!!!
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02/09/2009 02:39:14 AM
Congratulations on a great result, well done. Love the web!
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02/09/2009 01:51:01 AM
Roz - this is SO BEAUTIFUL and I'm just SO PLEASED that you've ribboned (again!)

Such a strong photographer, with consistent, stunning images - you are AWESOME! (& a lovely lady too!)
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02/09/2009 01:28:52 AM
Roz,this is excellent.

And it is a killer photo too.
Congrats on the new ribbon!
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02/09/2009 12:36:06 AM
Roz, this is excellent.
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02/09/2009 12:36:05 AM
Roz, this is excellent.
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02/09/2009 12:23:26 AM
congrats!! stunning shot..
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02/09/2009 12:21:40 AM
Well look at you, rackin' up all these ribbons! : ) Congratulations on the red blue, Roz! A beautiful image...Taken with that sweet little lens too!! : )

Message edited by author 2009-02-09 15:15:08.
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02/09/2009 12:20:46 AM
My god, Roz - this is stunning! Look at the average commenters' vote - 9.1!!!!

Many congrats on your beautiful red ribbon - so well deserved!
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02/09/2009 12:18:19 AM
Oh, yes!! Stunning image, Roz. Huge congrats on your well deserved ribbon!! ((Hugs))
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02/09/2009 12:16:25 AM
Fantastic image....well worthy of your ribbon.
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02/09/2009 12:14:56 AM
Woo! Congrats on Red!
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02/09/2009 12:14:36 AM
Congrats!
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02/09/2009 12:13:30 AM
I don't think you need worry about deleting photographer's comments ;) Congrats :D
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02/09/2009 12:09:38 AM
Chaeck out the commenter's avg score! Hooray for Roz! Really a beautiful image.
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02/09/2009 12:08:26 AM
amzing shot.great score.AWESOME human being.
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02/09/2009 12:05:34 AM
Congratulations, Roz. This image is really a stunner.
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02/09/2009 12:05:28 AM
this is an instant fave, just beautiful
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02/09/2009 12:03:15 AM
Awesome, love it, Well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2009 06:52:33 PM
Love this, very nice use of the spider web and I love the background....one of my favorite so far
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02/06/2009 08:34:49 AM
Very Nice
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02/06/2009 08:32:37 AM
I see this one on the top three. 10 from me
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02/04/2009 09:06:15 AM
This is exquisite. I'm trying to figure out if this is a color or BW shot. Well, I guess if I can't tell,it shouldn't matter - it's fabulous.
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02/03/2009 09:52:58 PM
Great picture - it looks so huge.
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02/03/2009 05:47:43 PM
Absolutely brilliant, bravo! (10)
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02/02/2009 03:48:05 PM
A ribbon winner for sure, this image is a 10 in my books, the clarity of the web, the fog, the trees looming in.
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02/02/2009 01:36:46 PM
Cool! Interesting viewpoint.
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02/02/2009 11:34:28 AM
awesome
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02/02/2009 12:12:36 AM
WOW!!
Brilliant....U have managed to keep almost everything in focus.
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