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Jacko


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Challenge: Landscape (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Grand Falls, NB
Date: Jan 11, 2003
Aperture: F8.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2003

Darn grey snow. lol. I just liked this shot. Nice and simple. It was either over exposing the clouds or underexposing the snow. I chose the grey snow. This shot is taken in a potato field. I could not see anything over the horizon, so I parked my car and froze my butt off for about 3 minutes taking picture.

Statistics
Place: 33 out of 219
Avg (all users): 6.3162
Avg (commenters): 7.9333
Avg (participants): 6.2836
Avg (non-participants): 6.3600
Views since voting: 1466
Votes: 234
Comments: 35
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01/24/2003 07:01:13 PM
Jacko, I love the simplicity of the moment and the strong contrast of images. The contrast of foreground and sky also elevates this work in my opinion. The only negative is the base of the tree right on the edge of the picture. It follows the same guidelines of never having a persons feet or head touching an edge. Drop the ground down an 1/8th of an inch and you have a 10. JG
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01/21/2003 06:19:06 PM
I humbly remove my last comment in place I say, Great pic

Message edited by author 2003-01-21 22:59:28.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/19/2003 10:31:32 PM
Great composition!
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01/19/2003 04:11:29 PM
black and white was a good idea!
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01/19/2003 02:31:44 PM
Beautiful composition and really nice tonal range. Excellent work. 10 LanSnake
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01/19/2003 12:29:06 PM
Great job! One of the best picture I've seen on dpc. The contrast is just perfect. Excellent composition. I'm not used to giving out 10's unless the picture is perfect. And this one is. 10!
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01/19/2003 07:26:09 AM
There seems to be some results of over-sharpening on the tree, but i really like the simplicity of the photo, and the high contrasts. 8
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01/17/2003 12:06:06 AM
Very dramatic image! Curious to see where this photo was taken. Did you shoot in infrared to get such a dark sky? composition, contrast and frame are excellent. Well done!
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01/16/2003 03:39:11 PM
This is totally awesome. I love the way you added some depth to it with the plant in the foreground, and this picture makes me think of an Ansel Adams. Awesome! Also this photo would not have been as cool without the texture at the bottom of the page in the (sand?) Very well done! One of my 10's for the week. Congrats and good luck!
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01/16/2003 01:34:28 AM
Stark mood captured very well. The vegetation in the foreground and the clouds really add interest. B&W is good choice for this.
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01/15/2003 06:52:58 PM
Now that's a keeper and for the livingrooms wall! I like what I see although I have no detailed idea what I look at and were exactly it is. But it does not matter!
The cloud (water, fog, dust?) in the back is just awesome, the piece of dark sky frames it and gives structure. The structure of the sand (beach, water?!) is just in the right way: in the front it gives an interesting texture and in the back it gives the basis on which the more important clouds settle. And the branch in the front is wonderfull: it catches the eye but does not take over. For me a winner, lets see what the other think. Good luck.
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01/15/2003 12:46:30 PM
I like this, very simple. Desert? looks like snow or water. Wish the branches werent so broken up, guess compression did this. I like the dark sky.
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01/15/2003 12:37:55 PM
Very nice photo! Would have been interesting to see in color as well. My only complaint is the boarder; there is a little too much of the white for my taste. 7 =-)
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01/15/2003 11:06:18 AM
This is printable art for sure,dude.
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01/15/2003 07:08:14 AM
i like the simplicity of this image. i also like the clouds in the background rising from the edge of the land. great composition. the border is a little overdone.
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01/15/2003 06:30:08 AM
Good composition.
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01/15/2003 01:36:28 AM
Black and white really works for this shot, it really makes the tree pop. Is that really desert or snow? Those clouds look so menacing they engulf the horizon. I really think this shot is great and the tree is what really makes it. Without the tree it is just clouds and land, with the tree it is art. 8.
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01/15/2003 12:59:24 AM
Oh wow, the black and white completely make this picture. It has just wonderful contrasts! I love it.
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01/14/2003 06:19:44 PM
very striking, can't work out if it snow sand or just dustiness. I figure snow?

B/W works very well here
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01/14/2003 05:04:52 PM
Simple image, but damn effective!
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01/14/2003 08:27:08 AM
It looks like the surface of the moon. I think it would've been a more effective pic to put the little tree or branch not so prominently in the foreground. A subtle change to the composition but maybe very effective in terms of mood. The camera angle could also help. It'd be interesting to see from sand level looking up at the stick. Good Luck - Inspzil
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01/14/2003 04:37:50 AM
I like the idea of the stark image, but the clouds look very odd - the way they run into the horizon and that is distracting me rather too much.
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01/14/2003 02:36:50 AM
This works so well in B+W,I like the crop.this one i would have on my wall,well done
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01/14/2003 02:16:40 AM
This looks more like water to me but I love this shot. 9.
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01/14/2003 01:45:55 AM
This is without question one of the best images I have seen to date on dpc, and easily the best of the week imho. Fantastic job! The mood and compostion of this are excellent! 10. No, make that 11.
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01/14/2003 12:31:41 AM
Nice simple shot. I love the clouds. It looks like at big storm coming in and that poor tree is going to get dumped on again. Good luck!
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01/13/2003 07:07:22 PM
Brilliant.
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01/13/2003 05:59:47 PM
Pretty interesting... however the B&W takes away from the dessert feel I think and makes it look more like water. I like it however anyway.
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01/13/2003 05:15:10 PM
personally, i'm not a big fan of b&w for landscapes (yes, i know of Ansel Adams, i'm still not a fan ;), but i guess this is one of the pix that i can actually work for. gives it an even more desolate feeling. i like the sky, the contrast of the white clouds against the black at the top, and the tree definitely gives your eyes something to focus on. i think i would like to see all of it though. the white border works well, the black around that does, too, except i think it's a little too wide.
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01/13/2003 03:27:18 PM
I like the simple composition and colors.
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01/13/2003 12:28:39 PM
Excellent!
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01/13/2003 08:37:48 AM
I think this photo may be more effective in colour. jgillard5
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01/13/2003 03:44:21 AM
Magnificent shot!
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01/13/2003 02:59:31 AM
best pic yet! i will come back and comment further later! :)
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01/13/2003 12:16:02 AM
Beautiful tonal qualities and composition.
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