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Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
Damon


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Challenge: Classic Novels (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Dillard Mill, Dillard Missouri
Date: Oct 13, 2013
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: multiple
Date Uploaded: Oct 14, 2013

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Statistics
Place: 22 out of 86
Avg (all users): 6.1165
Avg (commenters): 5.7647
Avg (participants): 6.0244
Avg (non-participants): 6.1774
Views since voting: 268
Views during voting: 220
Votes: 103
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0


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10/23/2013 12:09:48 AM
Congratulations Patrick. Not a bad placement at all for this challenge.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/22/2013 06:14:34 PM
Exceptional light and I like the softness.
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10/22/2013 03:45:17 PM
lovely landscape, possibly overdone with the bright glow things - would love to see bigger. maybe we should have an "inspired by the title" challenge. 6
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10/22/2013 11:03:28 AM
A much better representation of this story.
i love the sun behind the trees and the mist, it's a shame that plant is sitting there in the foreground, but that's unavoidable to get the rest of the image.
a 7 from me
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10/21/2013 10:45:26 PM
Comment Challenge: The lighting on this is fantastic. It definitely carries the theme. This must be a beautiful scene in person. The darkened upper right corner bothers me - seems a bit too much for the rest of the image.
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10/21/2013 09:55:57 PM
I am not persuaded that this lovely image is suited for Huxley's brave world. It's a gorgeous place that looks somehow like a Flemish or Dutch painting.
6
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10/21/2013 08:10:18 PM
Beautiful light, the softness makes it a little murky, though the saturation brings a lot of detail out. The empty sky is in conflict with the large grass clump in the foreground. Individually, all the elements are very good, it doesn't gel for me as a whole unfortunately, a shame because you have picked a beautiful place to go. In regard to the novel, is can be subjectively related but not strongly. A nice effort just the same.5.
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10/21/2013 07:01:12 PM
This image would have been much more suited to "The Lost World"... As it is, it's entirely unconnected to the chosen novel. What a shame..

It's a lovely image, but without the critical measure of meeting the challenge, I'm afraid I cannot but give this a 4 - which is entirely for the eyecandy.

Bumped to a 5
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10/21/2013 05:36:02 PM
Not sure the foreground adds much. At first I thought that the weeds in the lower left might lead nicely into the interesting area of the upper left, but I think it points out that that there's just not much interesting in the foreground, and it's quite shadowed.

I would love to see this cropped just as the upper 1/4 of the photo. That part is particularly nice. :)

I wish there was more of a connection to the novel, however. -6-
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10/21/2013 02:43:17 PM
6...I love the light pouring through the trees.This conjures nothing of the novel for me. The HDR effect is almost too much for my taste.
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10/19/2013 09:13:20 PM
I like the processing and the colors. It makes look out of this world to a certain extent. The tilt however ruins it. The grass on the bottom mid-left is a bit too much too. 5
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10/19/2013 06:42:05 PM
I can kind of feel the tie to the story on this one but it may be a bit of a stretch. I like the rays of light though the trees and water fall. The plants in the foreground might be a tad over processed, especially in the light on the left. 6
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10/18/2013 10:19:39 PM
This looks more like the garden of eden than the utopian world conceived by Aldus Huxley in the book as I remember it. But still is is a well executed photo with a more generalized utopian ideal nicely presented.
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10/18/2013 01:02:30 AM
Really nice
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10/17/2013 09:15:43 PM
No matter what the naysayers say, I totally dig this, Paddy!
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10/17/2013 08:56:16 PM
It's been a long time since I have read the book so.....
This does not seem like an image that suggest Brave New World to me.
I like how you have captured the light in the photo, and I like the foreground grass, but the overall image does not doesn't piece together well for me.

I gave it a 3.
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10/17/2013 06:33:57 AM
Says nothing about the title to me, an average into the sun image.5.
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10/16/2013 10:59:54 PM
beautiful place.....looks familiar to me
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10/16/2013 09:26:38 PM
I love the light, but I don't like seeing it through this weird HDR processing. The composition is low energy. 3
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10/16/2013 03:15:12 PM
This is a remarkably lovely image but it has absolutely nothing to do with the novel. The novel is a dystopian vision of the near future, a bleak, industrial future marked by conformity and despair, it's all about people and their struggles. THIS is a romantic vision, not a dystopian one. For what it's worth, the novel's title borrows from Shakespeare: "O, brave new world, that has such people in it!"

It's a good picture, 5 would make it below average which I don't want to do, so I give it a 6.
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10/16/2013 09:28:47 AM
Really love the sun shining through the trees and the hint of fog in the image!
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