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Challenge: The Eleventh Commandment (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D600
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Date: May 10, 2015
Date Uploaded: May 10, 2015

Wow, thank you so much. I really was not expecting this to ribbon.

I am not crazy about the hands either, however, when I remove them, it does not look as soft and surreal; maybe if I worked on it more it could.

Again thanks for the comments and the score.

Place: 3 out of 43
Avg (all users): 6.6712
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.2727
Avg (non-participants): 6.8431
Views since voting: 1425
Views during voting: 171
Votes: 73
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/23/2015 08:21:25 PM
Congrats on the yellow, MaryAnn. Beautiful trees, and I love the soft, surreality imparted by the hands.
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05/19/2015 02:12:16 AM
Trees can really be so majestic. Your surreal approach adds a touch of mysticism, which works beautiful with your b&w conversion. It gives me motivation to take a walk in the forest and enjoy some more of these sights. Congrats on the ribbon!
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05/18/2015 02:22:49 PM
Beautiful depth and layers to the trees. Congrats on the ribbon.

I go back and forth a bit on the hands -- but I love the concept. I wonder if lightly masking off the branches of the tree in the foreground would have helped -- making it look more like the ethereal hands were cradling the single tree. However, this would have been a more challenging processing feat to pull off. Regardless, the underlying image of the trees strong enough to carry things.
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05/18/2015 04:54:34 AM
Congrats on the Yellow, it's a great commandment.
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05/18/2015 04:33:35 AM
Not sure if I would have noticed the hands if I had not read the comments. Anyway I am loving it with or without hands. Well done and congrats on the ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/17/2015 11:12:50 PM
Lovely image, good commandment.
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05/17/2015 09:26:44 PM
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05/17/2015 08:46:29 PM
Nice effect feels like the primordial forest.
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05/16/2015 09:55:01 AM
Very surreal. Nice capture.
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05/11/2015 09:57:58 AM
Fabulous image!
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05/11/2015 09:22:13 AM
i was loving this until i noticed the hands, its too subtle and detracts from the image.
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05/11/2015 01:35:45 AM
Nicely done. Great image.
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