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Challenge: Leading Lines II (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: Harwich Port, MA, USA
Date: Jun 23, 2005
Aperture: f:7.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Jun 22, 2005

pretty simple; gradient burn on sky and fore, levels and hue/sat, gothic glow and faded, USM, borders.

If this one happens to ribbon I'm gonna be stuck in a skiff/reflections box for sure, but this was the nicest leading lines I came up with.

Statistics
Place: 15 out of 275
Avg (all users): 6.4766
Avg (commenters): 7.7097
Avg (participants): 6.2273
Avg (non-participants): 6.7419
Views since voting: 3268
Views during voting: 430
Votes: 256
Comments: 49
Favorites: 22 (view)


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01/20/2006 04:49:06 PM
I love the surreal blue water with the infinitely realistic green pasture! This is one hell of a shot.
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10/11/2005 12:32:37 PM
a very nice capture, the water makes a great abstract shape. good!
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09/13/2005 10:03:45 PM
I love the soft colors -- what a pretty view.
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08/17/2005 10:18:06 PM
You captured a great feel in this one. I adore the colors. Beautiful!
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07/04/2005 10:18:22 PM
What a wonderful entry for this challenge and one I thought would surely vie for a ribbon. Congrats on a top 20, but more importantly, a beautiful image.
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07/04/2005 08:17:53 AM
I'm surprised this didn't finish in the top ten. I like it better than my own entry, which did finish in the top ten.
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07/04/2005 05:13:14 AM
congrats on a top 20 finish,. Hope to be there one day !!!
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07/04/2005 02:33:18 AM
Congrats. This is wonderful.
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07/04/2005 01:41:45 AM
Awesome shot - very wall-mountable! Congrats bear, on a top 20!
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07/04/2005 01:34:09 AM
bear- i picked this out as your photo during the challenge ... its beautiful and a well deserved top finish
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07/04/2005 01:20:01 AM
Oh good....Glad to see I guessed right for once! Bear...you wuz robbed! RoB

Message edited by author 2005-07-04 01:31:10.
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07/04/2005 01:12:28 AM
Very nice, thot this was you :) Congrats on your top 20! Glowing!
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07/04/2005 12:33:35 AM
Yes, this was the idea for sure. I knew the challenge would be FULL of lines leading TO subjects, but I actually believe leading lines are most commonly used to lead the eye FROM a subject and INTO (and possibly out of) the picture; especially in landscape photographny, where a foreground subject + leading lines take you into the landscape proper.

Thanks, all, for voting and commenting. Fun shoot.
07/04/2005 12:10:43 AM
Well done Robert, like the way this led elswhere than to the subject. Invites me to get in the boat and take a journey. Like the shot and glad it was up top.
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07/04/2005 12:08:32 AM
I do believe this should have one. Great image here.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/03/2005 11:58:57 PM
Outstanding shot. Excellent use of lines.
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07/03/2005 11:30:06 PM
nice photo, wish the canal was in the foreground
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07/03/2005 11:24:13 PM
Peaceful, magestic shot. Well lit and beautiful leading line.
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07/03/2005 10:06:44 PM
Unique point of view, and well seen.
Very serene.
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07/03/2005 06:54:24 PM
Effective leading lines..nice colours, composition works well here..well done.
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07/03/2005 03:54:44 PM
This is very, very beautiful. I love the soft focus, but the boat seems perfectly sharp. The line leads my eye from the background to the foreground, which is the opposite from most entries I've seen in this challenge. I think the position of the boat in the frame is perfect.
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07/03/2005 08:35:25 AM
Beautiful overall composition. The boat in the foreground adds so much to this image. I love the boat's lines, lighting, colors, the reflection in the water, and the tonal gradation of blue from the bow to the stern. As far as leading lines goes, I do feel that the "shoreline" leads my eye *away* from the boat, rather than *towards* it, but I suppose that it leads me into the rest of the picture. Is this bear_music? If not, I apologize.
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07/03/2005 03:00:28 AM
This is an incredible almost shot, but there are several things that bother me about it. First, your blues look almost to blue and your greens though muted seem, somehow, almost to green. Somehow, you lost a great amount of detail in both the blues and greens. Makes me wonder if it was in the same process... The gradiation in the sky doesn't seem to be equal also. I love this composition, but for some reason it just don't feel real to me...
TC
Before I hit your score. Please don't think this means I don't like your image. I just happen to see so much in the image that I can't help it...
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07/02/2005 11:09:55 PM
Very nice picture.
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07/02/2005 12:30:00 PM
I really like the way that the river leads to the boat, the reflection of which is well-caught. Pleasant colours, not overdone.
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07/02/2005 05:25:58 AM
Beautiful picture.
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07/02/2005 02:04:49 AM
8 beautiful
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07/02/2005 01:24:20 AM
A very serene image. What bothers me is that the line of the water disappears from view too soon, and you lose the impact of the leading line.
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07/02/2005 12:49:32 AM
I'll take a chance and say bear...but I am usually wrong when I guess so sorry in advance. Hmmm Lines leading in reverse. Well they certainly do and it takes me some time to get used to it....my eye is always going right to the boat and great reflection so it is very effective in the use of the lines both to the boat and to scene in the background. One of my favorites and I hope it does well.
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07/01/2005 06:40:55 PM
Very pretty. I love the way the water pulls your eye through the picture. It really has a lot of depth.
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06/30/2005 10:22:27 PM
Love the composition on this. The light seems a touch harsh on the boat. Very peaceful colors throughout the pic. Nicely done.
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06/30/2005 11:41:01 AM
Wonderful composition ! I just think it's a little overprocessed, but still very nice.
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06/30/2005 12:40:37 AM
I would score this higher if it didn't appear so highly post processed.
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06/29/2005 11:37:40 PM
Excellent
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06/29/2005 04:28:34 PM
Beautiful shot... good luck in the challenge!
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06/28/2005 08:56:56 PM
Nice image. WB litle cold imho. Othervise fine.
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06/28/2005 08:31:47 PM
I love this photo, It's great. I love the colors, the line, the boat, everything. However, I keep wondering if you have someone laying down in the boat, or if you happen to find it that way?
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06/28/2005 07:14:32 PM
all my dream photographs have been done already....
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06/28/2005 06:22:17 PM
Leading lines or curves generally have two purposes. One is to lead the viewer into the scene. The other is to lead you toward the main subject. It is most effective if they come in from the lower left because that is the natural direction humans visually scan a picture from so are easiest to pick up.

Classic example of leading lines. Great capture!
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06/28/2005 03:31:45 PM
Dreamy scenery, nice work
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06/28/2005 02:21:03 PM
Nice photograph, good colors. I am still trying to understand how is it leading lines.. from what I know, this seems like a 'reverse-leading-line'.. Normaly my eyes start from the closest ( the bottom part ) of picture to go farther, the top part and the lines here are reversed in that manner as they lead from the top to bottom ( far to near )....
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06/28/2005 01:05:56 PM
Very nicely done!
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06/28/2005 06:25:03 AM
impressive pic, great colors
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06/28/2005 05:50:35 AM
This is a beautiful, harmonious composition. I particularly like the effortless use of the leading lines ... the effect is subtle yet compelling at the same time. The mid-ground water looks a tiny bit over sharpened. 8
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06/28/2005 05:01:26 AM
If this was mine I would crop out the sky and everything above the big open space.
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06/27/2005 02:12:38 PM
really nice shot, and very nice post processing. Tasteful.
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06/27/2005 09:42:34 AM
I can totally see this as a print someday. Nice!
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06/27/2005 05:19:13 AM
this has it all There is not a thing out of place in this image 10
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06/27/2005 12:41:30 AM
Love this one. Great color and composition. Maybe a touch overexposed though.
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