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The Enchanted Forest: A Scottish Fairytale
1st PlaceThe Enchanted Forest: A Scottish Fairytale
marnet


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Challenge: Book Titles III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: The Dandenongs
Date: Jan 20, 2012
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 5s
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jan 20, 2012


[Jan. 23rd, 2012 07:34:44 PM]

7.17 at 40! Totally unexpected, I was hoping for a comfortable 6! (it might still get there obviously!)

[Jan. 25th, 2012 09:14:38 PM]

And going down - 7.05 at 70

[Jan. 28th, 2012 03:09:13 PM]

Back to 7.17 at 100

[Jan. 29th, 2012 10:28:14 PM]

Bear's comment is very interesting - I did rush to the Dandenongs when I saw that mountain peaks were in the cloud. I was hoping for the mysterious fog shots but it was all gone by the time I got there! (one hour drive) I spent some considerable time on PP to get some enchantment without the mist.

I am not sure where the orange came from but I thought it fitted well with the fairytale theme.

These trees are called mountain ashes and they are very straight and tall, and usually have some tree ferns growing underneath. Unfortunately I couldn't get to the right spot to include ferns as they would definitely add to the enchantment.

[Jan. 29th, 2012 10:30:55 PM]

Just realized that tall tree ferns would not look very Scottish! But then it is a fairytale..


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WOW!! I had no idea this was likely to happen!! Thanks for the votes and comments!

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Place: 1 out of 118
Avg (all users): 7.1230
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
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Views since voting: 5340
Views during voting: 254
Votes: 122
Comments: 46
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02/08/2012 05:26:57 AM
[user][/user]njen79
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02/04/2012 04:34:50 AM
Ah these gumtrees look magnificent. Congratulations on the win.
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02/02/2012 08:39:47 AM
Late in my congrats, but...

Congrats!! Truly beautiful spot, truly beautiful image, love the saturated path and grass -- makes it glow and look magical. Perfect for the blue in this challenge. :)
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01/31/2012 10:44:18 PM
Congratulations, Margaret. I could see that this was an Australian enchanted forest. Lovely shot.
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01/30/2012 08:58:50 PM
Beautiful Congratulations
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01/30/2012 06:26:13 PM
Beautiful shot Margaret. Congrats!
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01/30/2012 02:25:12 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! Coongratulations on your ribbon!
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01/30/2012 12:12:37 PM
Super image, this looks like the trail by my house, but I have never captured it as well as this.
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01/30/2012 12:03:59 PM
Way to go Margaret!!
One of my favorites of the challenge. :)
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01/30/2012 12:02:34 PM
wonderful!
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01/30/2012 11:13:27 AM
This is one for the "Fav's" file. It connects with the adventurous spirit in me, not to mention being a beautiful scene. Congrats on the new blue too.
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01/30/2012 10:58:34 AM
Lovely,Congratulations on the ribbon.
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01/30/2012 10:02:04 AM
What a beautiful image. The colours are great...the path invites you in, then disappears behind the trees...and then the distant fog...promising a long journey into the unknown!

Congrats on the blue
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01/30/2012 09:45:37 AM
congrats on the blue!!!
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01/30/2012 09:43:08 AM
Absolutely beautiful!
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01/30/2012 09:03:27 AM
E N C H A N T I N G IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD...

SO PLEASED IT GOT THE BLUE FROM SHEZ
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01/30/2012 07:22:58 AM
Congratulations on the Blue. Pretty cool, eh.
I read the title with the thumbnail, then opened the full image - and immediately was struck by how Australian those trees look. No way it's Scotland ;-Þ.
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01/30/2012 02:37:22 AM
Well done, Margaret. Congrats on the ribbon and a spectacular image.
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01/30/2012 02:12:24 AM
Lovely... congrats on your ribbon!
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01/30/2012 01:38:30 AM
What was that you were saying about lighting....????? Congrats for the win on this superbly lit and pp'd image.
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01/30/2012 01:02:19 AM
beautifully done. congratulations.
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01/30/2012 12:53:25 AM
You are really good at the PP to achieve this.
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01/30/2012 12:16:21 AM
Well done Magaret, such a splendid path.
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01/30/2012 12:08:51 AM
Beautiful! Very well deserved blue!
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01/30/2012 12:03:13 AM
OOOPS I guess what beautiful Down Under Pines!! LOL Congrats on the blue! A Beautiful shot!!
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01/30/2012 12:02:18 AM
Oh! I'm so very glad that you've gotten the Blue for this!!

Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/29/2012 10:50:12 PM
Enchanting, nice processing and perspective.
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01/29/2012 10:16:20 PM
Oh, that's a hell of a job. The bit of orange sky upper left is bugging me, otherwise this is as over-the-top enchanted as you could get without mist :-)
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01/29/2012 09:12:12 AM
beautiful...i'm dying to walk that path :)
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01/29/2012 08:16:17 AM
simply great!
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01/29/2012 12:22:13 AM
A lovely forest you found, too. Would work very well as a book cover.
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01/28/2012 09:35:13 PM
Lovely lovely light and colors and that curving path is quite enticing.
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01/27/2012 08:48:52 PM
Great post-processing here to really give a feeling of enchantment.
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01/27/2012 07:14:59 PM
Love the verdant greens and the path that winds and curves off into the trees. Nice details in the forest trees, bushes, and grasses. The hue of the trees and the greenery does invoke the idea of enchantment...however there is some odd brown/sepia tones at the upper left and right corners that seems at odds with the hazy blue tones of the sky.
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01/27/2012 05:28:14 PM
Simple, peaceful, and lovely. Thank you for giving this in my busy life. The way the nearest canopies are above the frame gives the impression of a cathedral ceiling that towers beyond the limit of sight, and the highlights on the trunks and flowering bush give a convincing feeling of depth in contrast to the darker areas beyond.
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01/27/2012 12:57:59 PM
Wow, those trees are really cool. So few branches on the lower half, and so straight. Ads to the sense of enchantment for me.
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01/27/2012 12:53:48 AM
What a perfect image for this book title. Certainly looks enchanted to me. Well done.
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01/24/2012 11:05:39 PM
very enchanting indeed... all you need is an elf or a sprite prancing through
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01/24/2012 08:16:28 PM
OOOO AAAAH What beautiful NORTHERN pines!!! Makes me want to walk that path
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01/23/2012 10:27:45 PM
Superb post processing... Love it! Really enchanted...
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01/23/2012 08:45:37 PM
It most certainly looks enchanted.
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01/23/2012 07:32:15 PM
Love it... 10 from me.. just love it.. :)
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01/23/2012 07:27:15 PM
Lurrrvely.
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01/23/2012 12:40:44 PM
Super processing makes this shot stand out,nice one.
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01/23/2012 10:16:31 AM
Lovely!
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01/23/2012 09:08:47 AM
This is awesome!!!! I can smell the green from here. ;) 8
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