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Gum Drops
Gum Drops
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Challenge: Fantasy World (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Williamstown, MA, main street
Date: Jun 14, 2005
Aperture: 11.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Jun 16, 2005

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Post challenge: Thank you all for all the wonderful comments! I was shocked this did so well.

3/20/09 - Over the years (as I chuckle at that) I have been asked about the apparent tilted horizon. My first answer is "Calibrate your monitor!" If you are viewing the photo correctly, the roofline of the garage behind the shrubs is clearly not on a slant. The lawn they are planted in clearly is. But it does not matter. I was a newbie then and am even more so now. I have much too much to learn.

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 151
Avg (all users): 6.3289
Avg (commenters): 7.6842
Avg (participants): 5.9765
Avg (non-participants): 6.5429
Views since voting: 4313
Views during voting: 523
Votes: 225
Comments: 51
Favorites: 19 (view)


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04/08/2008 06:37:49 AM
chomp chomp! lickkkk! ;-) Very cool - hadn't seen this before.
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04/27/2007 10:48:17 PM
What a clever idea this is! Into faves.
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03/03/2007 10:02:46 PM
I've come back to this often because of its brazen boldness and curious qualities so am making it a favorite.
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09/11/2005 09:00:24 PM
Very imaginative! This image grabs my attention every time I see it. The desaturated background really serves to make the trees pop out.
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09/11/2005 03:06:56 PM
Ya know... This image has stuck with me since it first appeared in the challenge (I scored it a 9 btw). I thought it was such a creative use of processing, that I've tried several times to mimic it myself (including a version of my "Crop Circles" shot). I just haven't been able to duplicate the pleasing quality you achieved in this image though. The tones you chose are the key - I'm sure. Just wanted to let you know how much this particular shot influenced me. It's a fantastic example of how you can make the otherwise mundane remarkable. Kudos to you for an outstanding piece of work!
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08/26/2005 06:49:43 PM
I love this picture! You must have seen the gum drops when noticing the trees, that is a great achievement IMO. Not many people can come up with ideas like this.
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08/22/2005 03:19:21 PM
this freaks me out... I love it.
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07/01/2005 08:06:26 PM
Very nice pic Chris! You'll be in the top ten soon.
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06/27/2005 02:50:42 PM
Great finish Chris! Woo Hoo!
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06/27/2005 09:51:03 AM
Certainly a fantasy. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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06/27/2005 03:02:08 AM
Well done on your top 20 finish ! this was my fave of all; I voted very quickly last night & didn't have time to comment, but I loved the idea of this - it has a real dreamy atmosphere and a great title. Well done.
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06/27/2005 12:02:51 AM
congrats top 20!!! you rock!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/25/2005 09:56:36 PM
Nice effect. fits the theme well!
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06/25/2005 09:44:10 PM
I can't really tell how this was done but I like it! Fits the challenge perfect and its extremely well executed. I've been seeing a bunch of stuff that dosen't fit well so this is a breath of fresh air. 10
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06/23/2005 10:49:52 PM
Very cool.
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06/23/2005 05:52:26 PM
Great attempt for this challenge. The fine detail clarity in it is FANTASTIC and the similar trees are good choices for your experiment. The grey background is a great idea.

It will be interesting to see how viewrers react to it, but if left to just technical quality then this image should place very high.

On the technical side the bottom left of the center blue tree looks like it migh flow over the true boundary and the amount of foreground grass may be little more than the composition needs.

Like this image a lot.
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06/23/2005 01:55:01 PM
While an interesting take on the challenge, The selective coloration of each of the trees is not to my taste. The edges of each tree, especially the orange and yellow one look really cut and pasted. The background, though darkened out, still shows the house roof, and it doesn't add to the photo as well.
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06/23/2005 01:44:57 AM
This is such a neat photo, good work with photoshop! I love all the colors
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06/22/2005 09:10:31 PM
Oh this is just too funny! Great idea and execution
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06/22/2005 07:05:20 PM
Love this shot. Everytime I browse the thumbnails I have to open this one up to look. Its not the best technically in this challenge and there are other images that make me go wow! But this image has been growing on me and I have no idea why. I had scored it an 8 but I'm bumping it up to 10. I can't relate to you what quality this image has that keeps me coming back but you got me. Good luck in the challenge!
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06/22/2005 06:43:52 PM
Whoah...

Far out ;)

A 7 from me, simple composition, busy and rhythmic but it works out nicely and the colours are fantastic and really 'far out'. I think you've leaned to heavily on the PS work here though. Nevertheless, I really like this image! A 7 from me :)

Alex
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06/22/2005 04:51:22 PM
this is just perfect....i feel like i want to sanck on these while wqtching a good movie
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06/22/2005 04:27:00 PM
love it
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06/22/2005 12:34:19 PM
I just love this! Such a fun whimsical image..the applied colors are so nice and completely magical...thanks for making me smile! : )
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06/22/2005 11:31:56 AM
Excellent idea and very well done. Simple & elligant. Nice job! 10
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06/22/2005 08:39:45 AM
goodie goodie gum drops...10 from me
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06/22/2005 05:09:32 AM
sweet(:-}.
Why so many cols
3 is max, + accent if needed, any more confuses the eye.
look at a colour wheel on google then recolour.
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06/21/2005 10:49:24 PM
This made me giggle. I wish it the polychromatic best :-)
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06/21/2005 05:34:36 PM
Were these really these colors? Or were the colors all added in post? Very creative though, I like it.
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06/21/2005 04:27:37 PM
just wild, I love it
gets me excited for the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie :-)
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06/21/2005 03:26:15 PM
Love this! Very creative use of PS techniques. Only thing is that the horizon seems to be a little tilted?
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06/21/2005 10:03:36 AM
I love this - 10
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06/21/2005 07:09:37 AM
really like the colors in the trees -- suggest leveling the horizon -- the bit behind the trees on the left is a bit distracting. fits the theme well and your use of editting enhances the shot.
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06/21/2005 12:57:01 AM
No idea how this is done "legally", but it looks great!
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06/21/2005 12:44:02 AM
I love this photo, and I love this fantasy! I hope you win.
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06/20/2005 09:02:46 PM
Challenge Favorite!! I vote this one in the top 10. Would like to have seen the hind trees colored or darkened out.
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06/20/2005 08:34:30 PM
i love this photo for some reason. very humorous. 8
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06/20/2005 07:50:15 PM
Love it!! It's from Mars!!! 10...Update...looking at it a second time, and still love it. What a fun application.

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06/20/2005 05:35:03 PM
Very creative and nicely executed!
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06/20/2005 05:07:56 PM
Thought of doing something similar myself, glad i didn't cos' this would've kicked its ass! Nice work 7
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06/20/2005 04:37:22 PM
that's pretty cool...i love the colors
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06/20/2005 02:48:06 PM
Going through and commenting on all my 5 votes, as I find this type of photo usually receives the least amount.

This is some good saturation and hue work.. but in all honesty, it still looks like it's a part of *this* world. (And the darkened unsaturated background really distracts), only hit by someone with a few cans of spray paint.
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06/20/2005 12:24:16 PM
Idea is good, but it looks overprocessed. More of digital art!
Focus is good, and the trees look very sharp! Maybe less colors, what you say?!?
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06/20/2005 11:24:24 AM
Excellent job.
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06/20/2005 11:18:03 AM
I think I would have enjoyed this better if straightened slightly.
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06/20/2005 09:28:26 AM
A tighter crop, without all of the grass in front may have given the tree's more impact. That light green takes away from the rest of the image.
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06/20/2005 09:25:08 AM
Wierd editing - I like my grass green, maybe then I could handle gumdrop trees but the torquoise is too much for me.
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06/20/2005 03:06:29 AM
Awesome.
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06/20/2005 02:05:05 AM
wow
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06/20/2005 01:38:22 AM
Feels like something Lewis Carol or C.S.Lewis might have written about. Nice job. You did a nice job masking off the trees to colorize them. I like the subdued background but that will probably be a matter of personal taste for folks. It feels a little oversharpened but that actually contributes to the fantasy. Good luck in the voting.
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06/20/2005 12:04:49 AM
ah, I had an idea very similar, but no way to execute it. You pulled it off with finesse.
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