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Tall and Proud
Tall and Proud

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Challenge: Landmarks (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon Digital IXUS v3
Location: North Nibley, Gloucestershire, UK
Date: Nov 30, 2004
Aperture: f3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Landscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2004

This is Tynedale Monument which stands high on the hill over North Nibley in Gloucestershire.

I have now realised that I am so unfit. By the time I had walked to the top of the hill to take this shot; I needed 10 minutes before I could hold the camera steady.

Before anyone asks, this is not meant to be a copy of Castle Hill from the first Masters Challenge; however I do accept that it does use some of the same compositional elements.

The weather in the UK has been cloudy and overcast all week, which has not helped.
This picture was taken early afternoon, yet only a few minutes before, the auto flash was being set off with some of my shots.

Anyhow, for this I slightly distorted the image to get the tower off a slight tilt, used various layers with curves, contrast adjustments and a little cloning to remove some white spots and of course, USM.

Place: 32 out of 143
Avg (all users): 6.0821
Avg (commenters): 6.6154
Avg (participants): 5.8404
Avg (non-participants): 6.2832
Views since voting: 1074
Views during voting: 327
Votes: 207
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/11/2004 11:44:58 AM
Very pretty, but looks a little overprocessed to me. The structure looks oversharpened. Still I think it is lovely 7.
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12/10/2004 11:35:05 AM
Great shot. I like the coloring and the perspective of this shot. One ofmy favorites in the challenge.
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12/10/2004 07:16:19 AM
Excellent subject and composition and I really like the muted colors. Very nice job.
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12/09/2004 02:47:09 PM
Beautiful color. Like the composition and softer focus.
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12/09/2004 09:46:41 AM
Mysterious atmosphere helps this one immensely. Really stark and ancient image. Great work.
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12/09/2004 08:26:57 AM
Nice colors and lighting. Something about the tower seems to over sharpened in my opinion. Good composition and mood. Good Shot!
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12/09/2004 03:21:36 AM
First the positive: great sky and color saturation. I lke the framing and composition very much.

The negative: I think you may have been over zealous with your noise reduction as there is somewhat of a posterized loss of fine detail.
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12/09/2004 12:56:08 AM
Kind of cool. The composition is good and everything looks pretty decent but I'm not sure what is up with the speckles. Almost like you boosted the saturation which had an effect on the tower.
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12/08/2004 08:51:16 PM
Gorgeous color and lighting; very ethereal.
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12/08/2004 06:58:26 PM
something shouts: too much PS
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12/07/2004 11:28:42 AM
Nice colors.
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12/06/2004 10:40:39 PM
I like this one alot. I think the view of the valley adds tremendously to the appeal. Very nice composition.
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12/06/2004 12:24:29 PM
Very good shot, I think the burn tool would benefit the sky in this photo. Great potential in this.
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12/06/2004 01:43:44 AM
Wow looks like a Bobster lobster photo! ;) Nice shot, very Lord-of-the-rings feel to it.
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