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The Winter Tree
The Winter Tree

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Challenge: Black & White II (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: My Back Yard
Date: Nov 16, 2004
Aperture: f8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1000 sec
Date Uploaded: Nov 16, 2004

Taken looking into the clouded out sun. Flash white balance. Mild use of Neat Image and de-saturated to turn it into B&W.

Place: 590 out of 636
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Views since voting: 642
Views during voting: 392
Votes: 315
Comments: 5
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/18/2004 01:08:52 PM
You did a good job not overexposing too large an area in creating this silhouette. the problem I see is that there is no clear focus, or path of discovery. The "dangling" branches in the upper left ript the eyes away from the larger branch structure. I would suggest trying some alternate croppings which perhaps draw attention to the leaves, or the symmetry of the "Y" section of the main branch near the Sun. Think about what made you want to take this picture, and then reduce it to its most direct presentation.
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11/17/2004 07:26:44 PM
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11/17/2004 06:58:58 PM
Needs focus and USM, the image is also not very interesting. 3

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11/17/2004 06:47:37 PM
Interesting shot. The contrast seems to be a little bit off here.
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11/17/2004 12:22:03 PM
the idea is there, but the execution leaves something to be desired. the branches are very soft looking, and the lighting seems really flat. backlit subjects can make for some great contrasty images. I might have tried underexposing it a bit, then bumping the contrast using levels or curves. this is just my opinion, of course - it's all personal taste I guess, huh? :)
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