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Challenge: Composite II (ARCHIVAL) (Extended Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5DS R
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: May 19, 2020
Date Uploaded: May 19, 2020



[May. 25th, 2020 01:00:22 PM]

I must say I was quite disappointed when I read that this challenge, despite its name, was meant "to steer people away from" the style I like (as said in the forums). I had other projects in mind, involving older pictures, and this archival challenge would have been a perfect occasion: well, maybe another time.

Instead, I decided to photograph this red japanese maple and paste it in another location. It is actually growing in my garden, not too far away from my house, which created a very busy background: masking it out was a nightmare. I mostly had to work manually, and it took a few good hours to get there. Once done, I thought it would look dramatic on this cliff, that I visited back in 2011 (ouch). Colors are over the top, obviously, but I just like it that way: realistic photos are not my thing I suppose.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 58
Avg (all users): 6.9853
Avg (participants): 6.6452
Avg (non-participants): 7.2703
Views since voting: 465
Views during voting: 146
Votes: 68
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0


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05/31/2020 09:08:16 AM
These colours are amazing together. You made it look so "real" :-)
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05/28/2020 07:36:46 PM
Originally posted by markwiley:

Nicely done. I was surprised and confused by the steering in the challenge rules.


Likewise. I would definitely have entered something else than what I did.
I do think the winning image fits either interpretation of Extended well, but I was actually surprised that Mark's image did so well (sorry, Mark - I think it deserved the placing, but it DID surprise me). I went for something much more pedantic and pretty much got creamed (not sorry I gave it a try, though).

This is gorgeous, though, and as Shannon and Sandy said and Anita seconded . . . the masking is quite remarkable. Congratulations on the top five.

Message edited by author 2020-05-30 00:40:44.
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05/28/2020 06:35:43 PM
Nicely done. I was surprised and confused by the steering in the challenge rules.
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05/28/2020 11:12:25 AM
This is really well done. Kudos on the tough masking effort!
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05/27/2020 12:01:48 PM
Way to prove that you can compete in any market, Christophe!

Well done!

Congratulations on your HM!

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05/27/2020 10:03:14 AM
Amazing image. It was my pick for the blue. Very nicely done.
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05/27/2020 01:37:23 AM
Originally posted by SandyP:

Itís amazing! You did SUCH a fabulous job on the masking! I can imagine the nightmare... but what a payoff!


What Sandy said ;)

Didnít think this was yours, and a bit of reality never hurt anyone :-)
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05/27/2020 12:39:27 AM
Itís amazing! You did SUCH a fabulous job on the masking! I can imagine the nightmare... but what a payoff!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/26/2020 10:50:40 PM
oh, like having one's landscape and eating it too.
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05/26/2020 10:29:04 PM
beautifully arranged. subtle and elegant piece.
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05/26/2020 08:44:27 PM
Beautiful seen.
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05/26/2020 04:48:48 PM
what a creation I cant see where the composite is, guessing it's the tree, well done
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05/26/2020 11:21:57 AM
What an amazing landscape. Magnificent!
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05/26/2020 05:41:40 AM
I love the tree itís beautiful, Iím guessing this was probably added I could be wrong though.
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05/21/2020 03:32:01 PM
Spectacular! The scene is magnificent and I love the colors! Very well done.
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