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Challenge: October Free Study (Advanced Editing II)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Easton, CT
Date: Oct 31, 2004
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Emotive, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2004

Nothing like waiting 'till the last minute! I got up early the day of the challenge deadline, and the sun was just starting to break through the clouds. I grabbed my camera (and the Canon 70-200 f/4L lens with Polarizer that usually lives on it) and went cruising around the neighborhood to see what I could find. I found a lot.

For this particular shot, I just pulled the car over and leaned my head out the window, using the side mirror to brace the lens. I accidentally left the camera set to ISO 400, so there was a little grain, but not terrible. Processing was pretty minimal- a slight crop, levels and a saturation boost.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 487
Avg (all users): 6.9915
Avg (commenters): 8.0417
Avg (participants): 6.9167
Avg (non-participants): 7.4688
Views since voting: 3099
Views during voting: 357
Votes: 236
Comments: 31
Favorites: 22 (view)


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10/13/2006 11:48:31 AM
Wow, Shannon, I love this one! It's beautiful.
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11/08/2004 06:02:36 PM
Wow.
Right place at the right time. Great eye!
Frankly I think this deserved a bit higher placing. Congrats on a top-ten finish in this challenge.
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11/08/2004 07:53:56 AM
excellent work, Shannon!
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11/08/2004 12:49:00 AM
Congratulations on your 8th placing. This deserves a ribbon. It is such a strong image. Great work.
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11/08/2004 12:16:03 AM
Congrats on 8th place :) Keep it up!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2004 11:20:35 PM
Gorgeous. Nothing I can think of to even nitpick on!
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11/07/2004 03:20:50 PM
Very nice and expressive capture.
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11/07/2004 12:24:54 PM
I've been trying to get some shots like this lately; well-done under what looks like tricky exposure conditions.
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11/07/2004 01:44:01 AM
This is just plain gorgeous. I can't wait to see what the conditions behind the shot were. I can hear the silence, smell the late autumn aromas of decay, feel the chill in the air and the foggy mist on my face and wonder what is over the hill. Kudos on the simplicity and elegance of this.
TC
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11/06/2004 06:57:54 AM
Amazing shot, one I've tried to capture many times without sucess. I lioke the way there is colour in the leaves yet most of the shot seems to be mono. Not sure if its selective desat or just the high contrast that makes it seem that way? Thats the way an effect should be subtle but still create the effect. The dappled light gives depth and the 3D effect, the road leads you into the shot, its a pity it bends off to the left so much but I guess the light wasn't going to hang around for too long and wait for you to better compose the shot? Excellent, a 10 from me.
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11/06/2004 06:28:54 AM
Very nice exposure. Looks almost like if was generated with 3D software. Like the way the trees and colours are seen in the background.
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11/06/2004 12:12:39 AM
Wow! Taken my breath away! Fantastic shot. I'm trying to think of something to say but hey, there is nothing I could say to improve on this! Congratulations
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11/05/2004 10:00:44 PM
Oh, wow. I love fog and mist. This image is almost magical. I love the way it is framed by the two trees on the sides. Very well composed with the middle tree off-centre and the road leading you into the misty unknown. Beautiful.
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11/05/2004 09:28:01 PM
returning for comments.
What a beautiful image! You certainly have a winner here with great delicasy. Bumping up.
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11/05/2004 01:36:35 PM
One of the best captures of sun dappled forest fog I've ever seen. Beautifully done with a high degree of difficulty. Among my top picks.
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11/05/2004 01:48:44 AM
Nice shot.
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11/04/2004 09:09:00 PM
this pathway would be one of my picks to ribbon.... The picture takes me to this place, it is an intimate and seems like a familiar view, even though I have probably never been here.
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11/04/2004 08:59:49 PM
Had to come back and bump this one up two more notches.
This is absolutely one of the best landscapes shots in this challenge!
Well seen and captured, and most deserving of a ((10))
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11/04/2004 08:36:51 AM
magical capture love it! (10)
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11/04/2004 06:01:05 AM
Nice... This picture has a spiruatal atmosphere.. Good work. What i´ve seen so far the Cannon is the only one that can get those colors and dof like on the trees.
Hope i´m wrong ;) 8
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11/03/2004 04:46:17 PM
Your use of light is amazing. This photo gives me the feeling of surprise -- like when walking in the forest an strumbling onto a scene that takes ones breathe away. One of my ribbon picks in this challenge so full of great shots. BOL
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11/02/2004 06:03:52 PM
One of the few times an image like this can really, truly make me feel it. I am there, and that is a wonderful feeling.
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11/02/2004 12:11:57 PM
nice picture...i love the light and dark shadows...i would like to see it exposed a little more so the greens and yellows show better but a nice visual effect
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11/02/2004 07:28:26 AM
What an amazing shot. This is something that I have often tried to capture, but have never had a shot come close to this. I am anxious to see if you did some dodging/burning to create a more powerful feel. Whatever you did, it works!
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11/01/2004 08:33:11 PM
Wonderful !! Light, shadow, and perspective is great. One of my ribbon picks for this challenge. Great job, wish I could walk this road. -9-
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11/01/2004 08:19:48 PM
I think this would be complemented very nicely by a simple border.
Also the sharpening seems a little harsh for having such soft light.
Minor things, but a very well done image. 7
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11/01/2004 03:04:44 PM
Peaceful and comfortable.
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11/01/2004 12:03:54 PM
Awesome! If only you had a wolf there at the end of the path and it would be a perfect cover of "little red riding hood". I absolutely love it. (10)
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11/01/2004 06:15:47 AM
Wow, realy beautifull!
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11/01/2004 01:06:14 AM
Simply stunning. 8.
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11/01/2004 12:54:24 AM
Surreal. Really portrays feeling.
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