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Challenge: Naturally Framed (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Chesterton, Warwickshire
Date: May 30, 2005
Aperture: f16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jun 5, 2005

Probably the UK's most unusual windmill, the two milling floors are set up on six pillars with arches between. It dates from 1623 and was designed as a self-conscious "piece of architecture". Last known working was in 1910..

I was really undeceided about this image. I'm not sure how this will be judged, I haven't made my mind up it this is 'naturally framed' or not yet?
Still undeceided!

PP:
Shot in RAW I used layer masks to enhance the colour saturation of the sky. Burnt the middle ground to make the transfer to the forground where a lot of levels and dodging was used to 'bring back' the stone work. Ran de-noise filters and edge sharpening actions.
Cropped out either side to 'naturally frame' the image.


The evening I took these I got quite a few shots of the impressive windmill, hope you enjoy these....
Chesterton Windmill 1
Chesterton Windmill 2
Chesterton Windmill 3 - challenge entry before cropped
Chesterton Windmill 3 - challenge entry before cropped & sail removed!
Chesterton Windmill 4
Chesterton Windmill 5

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 223
Avg (all users): 7.0759
Avg (commenters): 8.0323
Avg (participants): 6.7304
Avg (non-participants): 7.4016
Views since voting: 10515
Views during voting: 416
Votes: 237
Comments: 62
Favorites: 36 (view)


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02/08/2006 11:07:33 PM
stunning shot...would have loved to see the top of the arch included in the crop
07/27/2005 02:37:23 AM
I love this!! A favorite for sure!
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06/19/2005 08:19:18 PM
Nice work one of the few 10's I gave out in this challenge. I really love the sun rays showing through toward the bottom. Congrats on the ribbon
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06/15/2005 11:30:50 PM
I wanted so much to get a shot like this- even before the framing challenge, yet the only similar one I've found so far was looking toward a grocery store. I guess I need to go farther, yes?? Lol Excellent shot!! I love it!
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06/14/2005 11:50:37 AM
Lovely shot..you`ve worked well on getting exposure right in all the areas of the image without it looking unnatural.
Congratulations.
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06/13/2005 01:58:17 PM
The image from which I cropped the challenge entry is:

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and the version with the windmill sail removed:

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Cheers,
Nordic

Message edited by author 2005-06-13 14:02:46.
06/13/2005 01:25:08 PM
Well done - a memorable shot. (And you were right!)
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06/13/2005 11:29:48 AM
amaizing... congrats... the colors, the view... I dont have words...
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06/13/2005 11:24:46 AM
what a beautiful picture...i love the contrast between stone, land, and sky...it's magical. congrats on the ribbon! : )
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06/13/2005 09:52:00 AM
Spectacular. Congrats on the win! Worthy of the ribbon most definitely.
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06/13/2005 09:44:25 AM
Congrats. The colors are beautiful.
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06/13/2005 05:30:12 AM
Congratulations on a splendid entry.
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06/13/2005 05:28:01 AM
well deserved great shot
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06/13/2005 05:16:05 AM
Congratulations! What I liked most about the image was the immense space it portrays, the columns, the sky all so BIG, really nice to look at for the longest time.
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06/13/2005 03:51:27 AM
Thanks for all the comments and votes, very much appreciated.

How typical; the images that I have done best with on DPC have all been taken without the knowledge of the weekly challenge title! I took this image on a Monday evening and it was only when returning home that I discovered the challenge was 'framed'.

This is Chesterton Windmill in Warwickshire, last known working was in 1910..

Some other images i took on a magical evening.....
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Thanks,
Nordic
NordicPics
06/13/2005 02:46:30 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon. A beautiful shot
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06/13/2005 01:44:17 AM
Congrats !
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06/13/2005 01:03:10 AM
congrats on the new ribbon, its been a while since youve won one eh?
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06/13/2005 12:56:11 AM
Super photo Neil! Congratulations!
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06/13/2005 12:04:51 AM
Congratulations on your well earned red with this lovely study.
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06/13/2005 12:02:50 AM
Congratulations. Well done.
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06/13/2005 12:02:25 AM
congrats! well deserved
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/12/2005 11:19:00 PM
Awesome sky and pillars for frame. Bumping up.
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06/12/2005 08:34:28 PM
This shot made me say, wow. Its really lovely. Such nice colors and lighting. It makes me just want to gaze at the sky and be at peace, while surrounded by this amazing old structure. Great work!
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06/12/2005 05:51:36 PM
My only criticisim is, & it's a minor one, is it would of looked better if you had got a bit more of the top of the archway. Otherwise a lovely photograph.
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06/12/2005 02:23:35 PM
Excellent image. My pick for the best of the challenge. Great Work.
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06/12/2005 10:08:36 AM
Magical
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06/12/2005 08:53:59 AM
I might have liked to see a little more of the top of the arch. Still very pretty and one of my favorites in this challange.
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06/12/2005 02:57:21 AM
Beautiful image! Gorgeous view, wonderful colors and detail. 9
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06/12/2005 02:42:10 AM
I'd name it Doorway to Heaven, Fantastic I wish I could have seen this place myself.
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06/11/2005 08:17:16 PM
Almost a perfect photo!! Very nicely done.
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06/11/2005 06:33:51 PM
This meets the challenge very well although I'm finding it hard to determine exactly what is your subject besides the somewhat featureless countryside. That aside, the shot is tack sharp and your colors are beautiful. It may be cropped a bit tight up top though I'm sure you have your reasons for this. Good luck!
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06/11/2005 05:18:51 AM
Could have framed it a little bit higher, getting rid of the unecessary grass at the bottom while completing the arch at the top. Nice shot.
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06/10/2005 08:31:43 PM
I like this. I would even like it more if there were a bit more on top...just a tiny bit.
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06/10/2005 09:48:59 AM
Really beautiful! Great clouds and colors. Only thing I would have done was crop out a tiny bit from the sides and try to get a little bit more of the framing in the top.
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06/09/2005 10:52:37 PM
should be a top 10. Not only is the landscape attractive, but the framing captures my attention equally so. My top 3.
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06/09/2005 05:32:54 PM
gorgeous
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06/09/2005 10:32:55 AM
Top 20 image Im sure.
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06/09/2005 09:50:27 AM
Beautiful!
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06/08/2005 11:18:26 PM
Superb colors and lighting! An 8 from me, would be 10 if the crop were shifted up just a bit (loosing the grass at the bottom, including the whole curve at the top)
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06/08/2005 09:02:15 PM
This is my 6000'th vote cast, I was saving it for a 10 and look here -- I found it! Congratulations on a great shot.
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06/08/2005 12:43:58 PM
I like the texture of these columns and the stone floor, also the lighting in distance is very beautiful and interesting.
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06/08/2005 12:15:18 PM
This is a wonderfull capture through the columns.
To make this a truley special shot, I feel that another element needs to be in the image, A person between the pillars, or something in the sky..
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06/08/2005 09:18:50 AM
you need to fix your perpective, so you need a shift lens, gd luck
06/07/2005 10:59:20 PM
The depth of field is so powerful here. I'm amazed you captured so much detail in the stones and the clouds way in the distance. I especially love the cobblestones up front. Great work all around.
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06/07/2005 09:53:17 PM
Very well done! Nice composition and great perspective!
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06/07/2005 04:12:32 PM
Overall I like this shot. I would have liked to seen more of the top of the arch.
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06/07/2005 06:02:45 AM
Very atmospheric shot with beautiful colours. Well framed.
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06/07/2005 01:30:48 AM
Awesome Picture.. .love it.
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06/07/2005 01:23:18 AM
Wonderful!
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06/06/2005 11:03:47 PM
Great shot here. Love the entire composition, from the archway, to the clouds. Nice capture.
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06/06/2005 06:19:45 PM
wo wvery nice. really like the lighting in this picture. Great job of captureing the clouds.
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06/06/2005 04:18:01 PM
I like how you took this concept and made it work without excessive/any selective desaturation good work.
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06/06/2005 03:26:06 PM
beautiful....
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06/06/2005 02:08:32 PM
Beautiful picture. Composition and exposure seems perfect. good job.
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06/06/2005 01:56:14 PM
Wow, that's AWE-some! 9
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06/06/2005 08:26:39 AM
Very disappointing to me that the top of the arch is cut off. Otherwise I really like this!
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06/06/2005 07:36:50 AM
Not sure about the mustard color in the sky but a well crafted and edited shot none the less.
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06/06/2005 06:56:04 AM
stunning, just stunning! fabulous shot this, defo one of my faves!
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06/06/2005 06:36:54 AM
good gracious, was this image created by God Himself?!@!@
i'll be right back - i have to go file a request to get an "11" installed
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06/06/2005 04:41:24 AM
If the whole arch were there! Good image though, lovely colours!
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06/06/2005 01:19:33 AM
Beautiful sky colours, and balance of light from the three main elements
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