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Tanglement of Green
Tanglement of Green

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Challenge: Despair (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S40
Location: Napa County CA
Date: Feb 17, 2003
Aperture: F/3.2
Shutter: 1/79 sec.
Galleries: Abstract, Nature
Date Uploaded: Feb 18, 2003


Place: 89 out of 200
Avg (all users): 4.9950
Avg (commenters): 5.4000
Avg (participants): 4.7374
Avg (non-participants): 5.2500
Views since voting: 1029
Votes: 199
Comments: 30
Favorites: 2 (view)

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04/20/2004 08:03:34 PM
Just wanted to say that I love the picture.
03/03/2003 12:50:26 PM
Wow. Am I shocked at the amount of people that said they didn't think this met the challenge. The tree is alone, sad looking, droopy, and looking a bit unloved. You can't say that a haggard person is despair, but then say that a haggard tree isn't. I love the shot, and am adding it to my favorites. Congrats.
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03/02/2003 11:27:37 PM
I really like this shot. It looks like an illustration out of a fantasy book. Awesome. I don\'t find much despair in it so I was going to give you a 7, but I think I\'ll still give you an 8. Love the saturation of green.
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03/02/2003 10:07:21 PM
I like how the vines lead your eye through the photo.
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03/02/2003 01:21:55 AM
Nice picture. I don't despair in looking at it, though, or think that much of anything here is. Colors are good, though.

Back later: I have to say that, regardless of the symbolism you intended in this picture, as an uninformed viewer of that picture I would have to have had at least some clue as to your intentions. Your picture is well-composed and has a fantasy feel to it, which I like, but I can't relate it to the challenge without your explanation. In the context of this contest, I think the photograph needs to speak for itself (or its photographer, as the case may be) and yours, in my opinion, doesn't do that.
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03/01/2003 09:00:33 PM
I see no despair here, maybe lack of sun but nice quality photo!
03/01/2003 02:57:23 PM
Nice Photo
02/28/2003 08:01:18 PM
love the adjustments ... reminds me of some of my favorite artwork
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02/28/2003 02:15:05 PM
I absolutely love this, and can't wait to add it to my favorites. That green is so intense and vivid against the dark of the trees, it's fantastic. It honestly does not really convey a sense of despair to me, but it's awesome in it's own right.
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02/28/2003 08:25:09 AM
What a nice shot but does it show desoair??
02/27/2003 09:24:59 PM
A peaceful sight and a good landscape. Although the photo is good, I feel the opposite of despair.
02/27/2003 10:06:47 AM
very nice image good job. 9
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02/26/2003 11:35:16 PM
Wow that's a great picture. But it doesn't have much to do with despair. Should have saved it for a different challenge. It's very good however.
02/26/2003 10:01:21 PM
Great photo. I realy like the figgyness in the background, and the tangled feeling. Not very 'Desperate' though.
02/26/2003 10:43:26 AM
This screams "rebirth" to me, not despair.
02/26/2003 10:28:09 AM
Wow on the photograph itself. Does this communicate despair? Not to myself. Great picture tho.
02/26/2003 08:00:15 AM
GREAT shot! I love the composition and colours. Did you post process it much? Desaturation of all but green perhaps? I don't find it really fits the topic, though. Too bad. It would have been a 10.
02/26/2003 05:53:09 AM
Nice photo, not much despair in there though......
02/25/2003 05:34:06 PM
Wow.. cool image! But no despair :( Based on your message to me, I now see the intent - but when all I have to go on is the image presented, it's hard to make that conceptual leap. Might have been better titled "Roots of despair" with a visual hint or two to lead the viewer to your artistic intent. Your score stands as is.. technically very good, but doesn't convey despair in a clear manner - 5.
02/25/2003 01:33:40 PM
Seems too alive to convey dispair.
02/25/2003 01:12:37 PM
This is a fantastic image. It's rather unfortunate I don't see the despair in this photo... To me, it doesn't meet with the challenge. Isn't green the color of hope? Great framing. Excellent exposure. Really nice composition. These trees are so cool to look at! Sorry though... because of not meeting witht he challenge, I'm lowering its score to 6/10
02/25/2003 02:04:31 AM
I love the photo, but.... Green is actually a color of life, not despair, generally that is. How is this picture supposed to convey "Despair" to me? Feel free to send any explanations, I've been known to change my vote. Some times I just don't understand.
02/24/2003 08:42:24 PM
nice image but doesn't say "no hope" to me
02/24/2003 04:56:53 PM
This is an amazing find. I really love the color and the different greens in the shot. there are a few slightly different greens. not a major different shade, but enough to make it varient. The angle and framing/cropping is excelent. Looks despair-ish to me. Kind of peaceful also. Focus and clarity are wonderful. This is an excelent shot! I really like it. Something I could hand on the wall. Congrats and good luck in the challenge.
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02/24/2003 03:16:59 PM
Very pretty, but I don't think it meets the challenge
02/24/2003 02:33:34 PM
nice photo, i like the colors.
02/24/2003 02:28:58 PM
nice photo. good job.
02/24/2003 11:13:50 AM
I don't see the despair. Nice colours in any case.
02/24/2003 10:51:34 AM
No dispare in nature, just survival.. Nice shot though.
02/24/2003 02:24:44 AM
Love the color and shadow captured here. Intriuging! 9!

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