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Seneca Lake Sunset
Seneca Lake Sunset

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5000 Z
Location: Atwater Winery, Watkins Glen, New York
Date: Oct 2, 2004
ISO: 100
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2005

Taken from Atwater Winery just north of Watkins Glen, New York.

Place: 175 out of 530
Avg (all users): 5.9494
Avg (commenters): 6.9524
Avg (participants): 5.8842
Avg (non-participants): 6.1688
Views since voting: 1357
Views during voting: 495
Votes: 336
Comments: 25
Favorites: 4 (view)

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11/11/2006 01:19:03 AM
PRINT. This would probably sell wonderfully.
05/03/2006 11:12:25 AM
I like this shot alot!
07/01/2005 10:41:13 PM
I think this is a wonderful photo!
03/07/2005 10:17:25 AM
I love the lines in this photograph. I love how all the lines are starting in the left and get broader as you move to the right. Very nice!

Further to our other discussion, it seems that some of the same types of shots win quite a lot here. It is amazing when you are voting, at how many times you see the same type of shot. For instance with the "passing time" challenge there were at least 5 or 6 shots of chess. The imagination or lack there of, of people always seems to lead them in the same direction in many cases in the challenge.

Take Care,

Message edited by author 2005-03-07 10:17:55.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/29/2005 02:39:30 PM
I like the alternate layering of warm and cool tones, all blending at the edge. This is a good example to show the relationship between abstract art and the "real world."
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01/28/2005 08:28:41 AM
I really like how your composition pulls the eye to the left side. Nice nature perspective.
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01/28/2005 06:07:44 AM
Nice picture but very dark. It adds a certain character to the photo. I like how the water and clouds draws your eyes thru the whole photo instead of just being one thing to look at like most photos. I'm not fussy on the leveling or clarity tho. Good luck and best wishes in 2005. <6>
01/27/2005 10:00:15 AM
I like how almost all the lines in this photo, including the shades of sky, shores and road all converge off to an imaginary point. Perhaps a touch too dark overall though, and I'd have cloned out a few bits and pieces like the telephone pole to the right.
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01/26/2005 07:06:28 PM
Great composition and subject matter. Lighting and detail are good, rich in color without being over-saturated, and good use of splitting the shot with the diagonals. ((8))
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01/26/2005 03:00:49 PM
Very eeire, painterly rendering. There's an overall greenish hue that I find slightly off, and it's losing a hair too much detail to the left for my tastes. Just a whisper of dodging on the left, and a selection at the forward treeline to drop some green out of the BG would do wonders for me I think. Not much, just a little...
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01/23/2005 10:01:10 PM
Outstanding job on the composition. So many landscapes pictures lack that and rely upon the view to "sell it" !
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01/23/2005 06:29:54 PM
Beautiful country shot
01/23/2005 06:08:16 AM
what a range of colors you've captured here. you have definitely captured the feel of the oncoming night. this must have been a wonderful moment to enjoy. thanks for sharing, and good luck in the challenge!
01/21/2005 12:11:31 PM
Beautiful combination of colored layers that you've captured here. The fence posts are a little distracting to me, maybe if you showed more of them, or none at all.
01/21/2005 07:26:58 AM
Beautiful lighting and wonderful contrast between the clouds and the green pasture.
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01/20/2005 04:14:39 PM
Ah, the vineyards of Western NY. Very nice
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01/20/2005 01:36:37 PM
It's a joy to look at this upstate New York scene and beautifully photographed as well. 9
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01/17/2005 11:27:33 AM
Goal for 2005: Get to Seneca Lake! Nice drama here, implied by the wide color scheme and diagonal lines. Super work 9
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01/16/2005 07:53:01 PM
You picked the perfect time of day for this shot. Love it! Good luck in the challenge!
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01/16/2005 05:14:31 PM
Wow, very nice scenery and colours!
Good stuff!
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01/16/2005 04:11:29 PM
Seneca Lake? Hector side??? I'm curious to find out who took this! I thought this was Seneca Lake before even glancing up at the title. This is where I live.

I like the lighting on the vineyards but the heavily burned area on the left is weighing heavily (for me) and my eyes keep floating over there. Still a nice image, though.
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01/16/2005 01:00:10 PM
Gorgeous landscape and great mastering of post process.
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01/16/2005 12:10:39 PM
The left part of the photo is a little too dark, something on this photo thats not really working for me.
01/16/2005 09:20:14 AM
I like it how the lines in the sky work with the lines on the ground. The mood and light is very pleasing, but I feel it misses an element to make it realy stand out. I means something like a hunter in the field, a tree or a house, a tractor or something like that. I do like the fence at the bottom. 8
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01/16/2005 05:07:07 AM
Gorgeous colours and great composition here. Like how you've avoided actually putting the sun in the frame. Nicely done. 8.
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