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Challenge: Free Study VIII (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire
Date: Apr 13, 2005
Date Uploaded: Apr 1, 2005

There is not really that much work gone into the processing of this - the rocks and tree are selected using a mask created from a threshold-adjusted version of the image, and brightened to bring them into a more 'real' balance with the sky.

I will go back to this place very soon - unfortunately my trip had to be a week or so early for the tree to be in leaf, as I would have preferred it for this image.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 507
Avg (all users): 7.3441
Avg (commenters): 8.2432
Avg (participants): 7.1728
Avg (non-participants): 7.9286
Views since voting: 24671
Views during voting: 425
Votes: 247
Comments: 87
Favorites: 87 (view)


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12/03/2007 05:52:04 PM
Wow this is so gorgeous, an incredible amount of color, love the centered composition, absolutely breathtaking, adding to faves
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08/07/2007 01:55:50 PM
Such a beautiful shot, well done!
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07/17/2005 09:43:12 AM
wonderful photo
one of my favorites
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04/30/2005 10:48:45 PM
Wonderful shot, and thanks for the info on using the threshold for creating a mask - this never crossed my mind before.. great job and congrats on the ribbon!
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04/30/2005 01:29:35 PM
The post processing on this shot is excellent. I so wish you would write a tutorial on how you got from the shot image to this one especially the sky I've been really struggling with skies in many of my shots. I just can not seem to grasp that. Well done on the third place.
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04/29/2005 05:26:35 AM
Great image, beautiful colors and good composition, my favourite in this challenge and one of my favourites on dpc. Congrats on your ribbon!
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04/27/2005 08:25:20 PM
Wonderful Photo .. !!!!
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04/27/2005 07:34:20 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon! great eye for capturing and presenting this photoworthy subject.
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04/27/2005 01:46:55 PM
I like what you did with sky... it is powerful.

Good Job.
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04/26/2005 08:28:42 PM
this picture is outstanding! Congrats
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04/26/2005 07:34:35 PM
congrats on the ribbon with this beautiful photo.
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04/26/2005 07:21:17 PM
Well deserved ribbon! Visited Brimham Rocks many years ago myself, has inspired me to go again, wonderful place.
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04/26/2005 06:14:23 PM
A couple of answers: no, no polariser: just taken with an awareness of what I could do later in PSP.

The upload date is that of my oringinal submission, taken well before this. This was shot 12th April.
04/26/2005 05:48:53 PM
I think it's probably better without the leaves... Nice shot & congratulations!
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04/26/2005 04:55:07 PM
Beautiful Full Frame! You should definately visit the tree again when it is leaf, it could become a series/pairing. Excellent subject and composition. Well done!
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04/26/2005 02:58:27 PM
A very pleasing subject and color combination. Nicely shot, congratulations!
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04/26/2005 02:34:17 PM
Absolutely breathtaking..... Congratulations on the ribbon....lovely picture....
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04/26/2005 12:00:59 PM
What a striking image! Great use of processing to really enhance the image and bring out the perfect balance between foreground and backdrop sky... It's that greeny-yellowy lichen/ moss on the rocks that clinches this one for me. CONGRATS on the ribbon!
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04/26/2005 11:58:02 AM
A beauty and simplicity that we all walk right by and never see, great eye!
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04/26/2005 11:56:07 AM
Congratulations on your yellow with this solo subject amidst its rocky habitation.
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04/26/2005 11:06:44 AM
Great shot of one of my favourite places.
One tiny question - how come you uploaded it almost a fortnight before you took it?
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04/26/2005 09:10:03 AM
A perfect shot. It evokes the mood asked for in this challenge. Congratulations. It is definitely worthy of a ribbon.
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04/26/2005 08:55:48 AM
congrats on the yellow ribbon. It is a lovely shot. well done
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04/26/2005 08:09:37 AM
Beautifully simplistic and well worth the ribbon placing.
Congratulations Ed.
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04/26/2005 07:54:42 AM
So glad to see this take a ribbon. This was one of my favorites this challenge! Love the clarity and contrast of the almost surreal ground colors against that awesome sky! Used a polarizer right? Great job.
Yours
TC
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04/26/2005 07:52:00 AM
Nice photo, good work.

Barry
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04/26/2005 07:31:05 AM
Awsome shot Ed!!! Congrats!
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04/26/2005 07:30:25 AM
Great job. It is a beautiful photo.
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04/26/2005 07:14:03 AM
#8 ... great job as always
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04/26/2005 06:53:24 AM
Wait! Congratulations. :)
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04/26/2005 05:37:00 AM
Thankyou all - I really didn't think this was going to make it into the ribbons, there were so many other contenders I could see. A very pleasant surprise this morning - grey, wet, prospectively boring day ahead, and this brightens it some.
04/26/2005 05:10:31 AM
Well done, congrats on the ribbon.
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04/26/2005 04:56:40 AM
Wonderful tones Ed, congrats on another ribbon.
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04/26/2005 04:19:52 AM
just beautiful congrats on yor ribbon
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04/26/2005 03:49:39 AM
Congratulations Ed!
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04/26/2005 01:48:45 AM
i don't think this shot could be any more perfect ed, it really speaks to me for some reason. i'd love a print when you get it up. :)
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04/26/2005 01:27:52 AM
Well done, congratulations !
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04/26/2005 01:08:55 AM
I knew this one was going to ribbon :)))Thanks for sharing it with us :))
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04/26/2005 01:02:43 AM
gorgeous ed, well done!
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04/26/2005 12:50:00 AM
congrats on your ribbon!
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04/26/2005 12:35:41 AM
Outstanding Shot... Congrats
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04/26/2005 12:12:56 AM
Congrats on 3rd.
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04/26/2005 12:12:35 AM
Congrats on yet another ribbon Ed.
This is a mystical image - well done!
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04/26/2005 12:10:38 AM
Congratualtions. I love the colors in this shot. Great job.
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04/26/2005 12:07:48 AM
Great job Ed! Congrats on the ribbon.
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04/26/2005 12:05:44 AM
Excellent! Ed I'm a huge fan of your impeccibly edited photos. Congratulations on your ribbon!
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04/26/2005 12:04:52 AM
Another one I am personally thrilled to see rise to the top. Congrats!!!
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04/26/2005 12:02:26 AM
gorgeous, well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/25/2005 11:51:52 PM
Top ten in my book. Well done and great use of the sky
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04/25/2005 10:18:05 PM
Nicely done! Love the colors, decent composition, nice contrast. Border works.
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04/25/2005 09:52:47 PM
What can I say, just a breath taking photograph! I would almost have called this Solitude. I donít like to use WOW but this deservers a few of them, superb job on this one and good luck in the challenge.
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04/25/2005 08:55:53 PM
i like this a lot. border is a realy nice touch.
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04/25/2005 07:23:15 PM
Great capture of an amazing site. Almost mythical. Great composition. Good luck!
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04/25/2005 07:17:50 PM
I like the painting like qualities of this image. Great seperation with interesting elements create this fantasy of an image. Love it.
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04/25/2005 06:10:39 PM
A beautiful tree which captures the essence of Bonsai - the discovery and emulation of a full size tree is the inspiration behind the art. The centering works well - sky is a touch overcooked - but the light is great. Love it.
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04/25/2005 04:30:30 PM
Love the simplicity of this shot. I really think you should put this up as a print, I'd imagine it will have mass appeal, and would have add a calming atmosphere to any room. 10
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04/25/2005 04:12:23 PM
enchanting. looks like something from a story book. Great use of colors and composition. I love the blue of your sky, and the brown is great with the hints of green... I guess what im tyring to say is that i love the shot :-), well done. 10
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04/25/2005 02:54:31 PM
I really like the way that one can almost see the wind here in both the clouds and the branches of the tree.
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04/25/2005 02:15:07 PM
nice, real nice. the exposure is spot on and the colours are just right for me
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04/25/2005 01:49:23 AM
Normally I do not like borders, but this one works for me.... it compliments the photo instead of distracting from it. the tree looks as if it has weathered some storms in its day, and that is further protrayed in the stones it is growing from. Great job. Good luck.
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04/24/2005 10:42:06 PM
Spectacular. My favorite of the entire bunch.
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04/24/2005 08:25:10 PM
Centered composition was a very good choice here. The tree deserves it! A bit oversharpened, though.... 8
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04/24/2005 05:30:53 PM
This has an almost mystical quality caused by the wonderful lighting of the ground, the amazing clouds and sky and the simple composition. Bravo!
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04/24/2005 04:07:56 PM
lovely colors, like the thirds of sky, tree, and rocks... one of my favorites this challenge
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04/24/2005 01:47:24 PM
Cool shot. It kinda works with the tree being centered, maybe because it looks like its pointing or bending to the left. Can't help but think if it would have been better if the tree wasn't so centered.
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04/24/2005 11:23:11 AM
This one belongs on the wall!!!!! I'll be back later to see if you put a location in the description. I love the gradation of colors in the sky as well as on the ground. The sharpness, where it counts, is perfect. 10
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04/24/2005 10:17:04 AM
Nice!...Colors and focus are dead on!...love that tree.....good luck ;)
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04/24/2005 08:31:49 AM
Good contrast I like the deep blue in the sky and the green on the rocks a simple subject made interesting well done
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04/23/2005 07:45:43 AM
Beautiful shot, but what is it with these thick white borders that don't let you enjoy the photo as they keep pulling your eye away? It really does make a difference and it's sad that I feel the need to take points away because it spoils the photo.
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04/22/2005 05:48:18 PM
absolutely love the colour transition in this one. This will make an awesome print.
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04/22/2005 12:21:54 PM
Beautiful!
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04/22/2005 08:55:57 AM
lovely image, nicely seen and composed. nothing much to do with this except enjoy it. thanks for sharing, and good luck!
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04/22/2005 07:25:37 AM
Simple and effective. Great work!
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04/21/2005 09:08:27 PM
Amazing color and light. You have a great eye and you know your camera. Great job.
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04/21/2005 03:27:49 AM
A very simple yet effective image nicely presented well done
colour,focus and detail all very good
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04/21/2005 03:06:08 AM
Beautiful!!!
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04/20/2005 10:25:56 PM
beautiful 9
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04/20/2005 08:17:40 PM
Very cool shadows. 8
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04/20/2005 12:26:53 PM
I'm guessing that this will ribbon, and if so would be well deserved! This would make an astonishing print, especially if it was like 60 x 100!
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04/20/2005 12:23:50 PM
I believe a little cropping at top would have been nice.
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04/20/2005 11:15:21 AM
Very NIce!
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04/19/2005 09:16:20 PM
Usually I don't like things that are dead center, but this works. Great sky makes a perfect background for the tree. Nice job!
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04/19/2005 02:43:47 PM
Everything works here, sky, grass, moss, centered tree. Well done. 9
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04/19/2005 01:27:45 PM
This is just beautiful! I see it as a beautiful framed wall print!
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04/19/2005 10:23:24 AM
The deep color of the sky and the warmth of the greens and browns is what made me stare at this one for awhile. Very nicely done.
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04/19/2005 09:52:31 AM
very nice. great b&w's. nice color. great comp. good texture.
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04/19/2005 12:05:27 AM
So lonely and pretty! wonderful colors :)
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