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Challenge: Shallow DOF VI (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Lensbaby Lensbaby Muse
Location: Natirar, NJ
Date: Oct 19, 2014
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 500
Date Uploaded: Oct 19, 2014

A big old tree in Natirar Park.

calculations to b/w.

I really like this composition for some reason.

Place: 61 out of 91
Avg (all users): 5.4737
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.6429
Avg (non-participants): 5.2647
Views since voting: 206
Views during voting: 154
Votes: 76
Comments: 10
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12/14/2015 08:52:47 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

A very interesting shot of an old tree - I didn't know sycamores grew that far north.

Couldn't figure out at first how you got this effect, I was thinking it was almost a slow zoomblur stopped halfway. But now I see it's a lensbaby, it all makes sense :-) Very odd combination of sharp and soft which is probably why it didn't do well; voters tend to like sharp images. Toss in a shallow dof challenge and makes it all the more fun to look at and interpret. Comp is a little too centred for me but the separation of fore-, mid- and background is something truly special. Wish it had done a little better but that's DPC for you.

Keep up the good work!

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10/27/2014 05:24:50 AM
Weird! Very cool though. You got wonderful contrast between the leaves and the background.
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10/27/2014 03:32:53 AM
So do I!
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10/27/2014 01:05:46 AM
did yourself proud.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/26/2014 10:16:19 PM
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10/26/2014 09:04:06 PM
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10/26/2014 07:36:20 PM
beautiful 8
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10/26/2014 09:06:57 AM
Lovely blur. I like the smooth darker tones contrasting with the sharper white branches. The centered subject and the bands of dark and lighter tones work very well for me. The tree is quite beautiful but I feel there is more to this than just the tree. One of my favorites.
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10/22/2014 04:01:41 PM
The lo-fi approach works very well here, and I'm interested to check back and see the technique you've used.
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10/20/2014 09:24:02 AM
I think this is the reverse of Shallow Depth of Field. The blur is great but there is nothing in the foreground in
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