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through the shattered glass
through the shattered glass

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Challenge: Landscape VI (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Mojave Preserve, CA
Date: May 7, 2012
Date Uploaded: May 8, 2012

Had a much safer - yet not quite purist landscape - image entered. Was double dared by Bear_Music to enter this experimental image. What was I supposed to do??? If this tanks, it's his fault and I will be seeking the services of a ninja on the East coast...

One of my very last shots in the Mojave. We were literally driving out of the park and came upon one of many such collections of discarded lives. This was the rear window of a Renault, which sat side by side with another - different model - Renault. You find the oddest stuff in the desert... I was captivated by the color of the shattered glass and how it served as a frame around the hole, which featured a classic desert view. I anticipate many DNMCs and some griping about the blurriness of the upper left quadrant. I'd be happy if this stays over 5...

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Re all the comments about the DOF, etc., this was, in all honesty, a shoehorn. I did not shoot it for the challenge, but when editing my work from that day, I realized it might work. Had I shot it for the challenge, it would likely have included more (focused) landscape, and less window :-)

Place: 75 out of 134
Avg (all users): 5.3452
Avg (commenters): 6.5455
Avg (participants): 5.1094
Avg (non-participants): 5.4904
Views since voting: 538
Views during voting: 319
Votes: 168
Comments: 18
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06/06/2012 10:15:58 PM
YES, I enjoy the experiments.. YES, I like this shot for it's individual-ness. I love the color most of all.
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05/16/2012 02:06:35 PM
I wouldn't say this "tanked", so call off the ninjas :-) Right in the middle of the pack, pretty cool for such an off-the-wall take on the topic.
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05/16/2012 10:09:33 AM
This was a good find. I notice the way the "rays" of cracks in the glass work to draw me to the hole, and into the scene beyond. This took some extra effort. I know that it's not comfortable to set up and shoot to the rear from the inside of a car.
This scene might have worked better with an ultra wide or fisheye, using very small aperture for great DOF, and by getting less of the glass, like a frame, and a longer part of the horizon.
It's different, and I see that I'm not the only one who likes that. Congrats on your new fish!
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05/16/2012 02:34:49 AM
You go (out on a limb), girl! :) I love the shot!
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05/16/2012 02:22:54 AM
I very much enjoy this.

Also, it reminds me of a shot of my own.
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05/16/2012 12:37:57 AM
Great shot from all points of view! YES to the experimental shots!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/15/2012 10:42:08 PM
good framing device
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05/15/2012 09:46:03 PM
Too special to pass up, which is why you made the image.

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05/15/2012 01:43:12 PM
Very unique perspective
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05/15/2012 09:23:52 AM
very creative, wonder what Lewis Carroll would have for logic with this one. - 8
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05/14/2012 04:24:01 PM
please tell me you didn't bust out the windo just for this challenge. really creative idea that you could do a lot of things with. might have to steal it :P
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05/13/2012 10:33:05 PM
I appreciate the attempt to creatively frame the landscape, but this feels like more of a broken window shot. I can't see much of the landscape through that hole, and I don't get the connection between the broken window and the landscape.
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05/12/2012 03:56:19 PM
I like the sharpness of the glass (no pun intended) but the out of focus mountain bothers me a little. Perhaps two exposures shot for sharpness then blended in PS layers. Still it's a nice image, good composition.
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05/10/2012 01:27:15 PM
Very cool idea. I like it!
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05/10/2012 10:19:12 AM
This would be better imho if the focus was on the landscape rather than the glass and if you had used the glass as more of a border around the subject. Cool idea though.
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05/09/2012 12:57:52 PM
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05/09/2012 03:17:27 AM
Good or bad, landscape or not? Hmmmmm, great idea 8
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05/09/2012 12:14:11 AM
Creative. I actually like it. You have the sky exposed correctly. 7
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