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The Hill In Infrared
The Hill In Infrared
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Challenge: Landscape (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-D30
Location: Nobb Hill
Date: Jan 12, 2003
Aperture: f4
ISO: 50
Shutter: 2 seconds
Date Uploaded: Jan 12, 2003

I enter this image knowing full well it will be voted down for having structures in it. It is the best I could come up with, living in mid Illinois, in the midst of winter.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 219
Avg (all users): 7.0455
Avg (commenters): 7.9474
Avg (participants): 6.8116
Avg (non-participants): 7.3558
Views since voting: 4028
Votes: 242
Comments: 40
Favorites: 11 (view)


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03/18/2005 03:06:16 PM
This overcame the resisitence evidently, and rightly so. Breathtaking.
01/20/2003 02:22:00 PM
EXCELLENT FINISH, Dave.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/19/2003 10:48:56 PM
This doesn't look real! Effective use of b/w. Reminds me of a Tim Burton movie. (8)
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01/19/2003 09:08:09 PM
them be big houses. Good job. love the tones.
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01/19/2003 06:44:41 PM
love the infrared maybe a tighter crop with less forground the houses really interest me and would like to see them closer but 9 as is
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01/19/2003 06:08:16 PM
This is a little tiny bit dark but otherwise beautiful. Great job. It's a 10
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01/19/2003 10:32:57 AM
GORGEOUS! Absolutely perfect. I love it! 10.
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01/19/2003 06:09:52 AM
The use of infrared gives this shot a lot of drama and emotion. I like the range of tones from blacks to whites. This almost has an illustration quality to it. The only thing I'm not liking is the horizon at the center of the frame. I like seeing the horizon offset, either higher or lower in the frame. The diagonal lines in the foreground are a very stong element in this photo, as are the dramatic clouds. Even though they are both strong elements, I still think cropping to place your horizon near the 1/3 or 2/3 line would help. Nice shot and nice use of black and white! 8
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01/18/2003 07:22:41 PM
Infra Red??!! Pretty cool shot! Gosh those houses are large! Neat concept.
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01/18/2003 06:22:29 PM
Eerie!
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01/18/2003 01:25:11 PM
Looks drawn by hand, nice effect. I think a tighter crop along the buildings, with a little less sky and a little less foreground, would have been more effective, though.
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01/17/2003 11:48:52 AM
Decent landscape but I feel the houses take away from the view.
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01/16/2003 08:57:38 PM
What a strong Picture, I love IR and you have done a great job with it!
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01/16/2003 12:57:30 AM
Lovely contrasts. Postcard perfect.
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01/15/2003 06:48:04 PM
OMG! This is incredible! (Are you sure this isn't film? I am joking, but the clarity and detail have the quality of film work, so I am not accusing you of cheating, just terribly great photography!) The dramatic sky is great, but it's those houses that really stand out (or should I say mansions!). The field in fron doesn't do anything for me, but I think I see why it's there, to add to the feeling of distance, right? No matter, I'm scoring this as a 10 due to it's extreme drama! 10 Swash
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01/15/2003 01:27:05 PM
I never liked infrared photography, but this is really nice. Very sharp, almost unreal. It makes me think of the scenery of my old model-railway. :)
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01/15/2003 11:39:02 AM
Very very nice. Well taken photo. I love it.
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01/15/2003 11:23:29 AM
This is a beautifully executed infrared... great shot :) The only possible improvement that I could see here would have been to lower the horizon so it's not in the center of the frame... removing some of the foreground to include more sky would have done this nicely... at any rate, this is a 10... great shot :) - setzler
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01/15/2003 11:12:17 AM
Very nice shot. Love the infrared!!! IMO, the home in the middle looks like some spooky old mansion from a horror movie. =D 7
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01/15/2003 10:45:42 AM
This is so cool . The infrared makes this setting look like a model village. I am however drawn to the left a bit too much. You can see how the lines and darker clouds do that. Wouldnt mind living in one of these shacks too.
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01/15/2003 09:06:04 AM
IMO there is just a bit too much foreground, the line that runs to the left tends to lead your eye off the image. One of the best infrared shots I've seen at DPC.
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01/15/2003 06:07:47 AM
Amazing.
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01/15/2003 04:42:16 AM
Nice shot, the lighting on the buildings is great. You may not need as much of the foreground as you show.
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01/14/2003 10:30:08 PM
Simply gorgeous. I love what the infrared has created with this scene.
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01/14/2003 10:22:11 PM
Love the lighting. It's such a dramatic, strong image of (what I consider) rather boring subjects. They ARE very nice houses but ... I wouldn't mind living there anyway.
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01/14/2003 07:00:48 PM
Gutsy use of a seldom used light, but the image is over all too dark in my opinion. I feel the tree at mid ground right of center should be the near white typical of IR green folage. Still one of my top rated photos this challenge.
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01/14/2003 03:15:23 PM
very surreal. too bad we can't have the pictures wider, but nice job in framing the structures on the hill.
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01/14/2003 03:14:51 PM
how crisp .. just not very interesting compared to some 6
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01/14/2003 07:47:37 AM
This is the way to use IR. Very good. Perhaps too much middle (horizon) for my taste. Overall a very good shot and one of my favourits this week. Good luck!
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01/13/2003 11:22:35 PM
I really like how eerie this feels. The border works with this well, I love hte dark sky, and shadowed foreground. well done.
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01/13/2003 08:39:01 PM
I really like the contrast in the different areas of landscape. Really nice ! I think a tat lighter would be nicer but that's a personal thing. = 9
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01/13/2003 06:46:16 PM
Pretty neat. Looks a little "3-D" like to me.
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01/13/2003 05:52:04 PM
This photo is truly amazing in my eyes. I love the darkness, and how the buildings stand out, and the way the road seems to lead up to the mansions. The only way I can fault it, is in the left hand side. Had you either made the photo wider to accomodate what the structure on the left is cut off, or just cut that out completely, I think maybe the picture would be more harmonious. Nonetheless, it's a 9!! thank you for submitting :) -Annida
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01/13/2003 05:43:16 PM
Cool shot. I would love to see this in color, but B&W looks good in this picture. Good luck!
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01/13/2003 05:16:14 PM
I keep coming back to this shot. It's great.
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01/13/2003 04:55:06 PM
Very moody photo - especially with the black looking clouds in the sky. It looks like a potential scene for a Tim Burton movie. My only negative comment is that perhaps the black at the bottom is too much - I think the photo could have been very effective if cropped at the bottom of the whitish hill (or even taken from a closer point). Good work
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01/13/2003 03:17:45 PM
I like it.looks like a model.9
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01/13/2003 03:09:32 PM
Wow, which one is your house? I think a little dark but very interesting.
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01/13/2003 02:39:26 PM
Striking photo. Very nice.
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01/13/2003 01:32:03 AM
This photo really makes me want to get an infrared filter for my camera. Beautiful! The tones are fantastic.
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