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Challenge: Postcard (Classic Editing*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G3
Location: Marine Park, Bellingham WA
Date: May 1, 2003
Aperture: 2.5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: May 4, 2003

Rotated, levels, color adj, cropped, resized, added text.
This is one of my (and my dog's) favorite scenes in B'ham. It may be boring to you but this tree, standing guard over the bay, has always fascinated me. Had a frustrating time trying to capture this. Never could do it with the old camera and still can't do it with the brandnew G3.

Statistics
Place: 54 out of 106
Avg (all users): 5.7886
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.7200
Avg (non-participants): 5.8958
Views since voting: 853
Votes: 123
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)


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05/08/2003 02:36:32 PM
It does look like a postcard, and I also adore the composition. Technically speaking, a beautiful shot. The only thing that kept it at 9 and not 10 for me was a lack of a certain spung, that magic 'Wow!' spark. But I have to save 10s for *something*, right? :->
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05/06/2003 08:16:17 PM
Interesting shot. Good job at fittin gthe moutnains, ocean and tree together. I think it might more effective the tree was even more off centre. Jacko. Good luck.
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05/06/2003 08:50:54 AM
It almost looks like summer there! This is a prettty decent postcard pic, everything's in focus and the writing fits in well and doesn't distract the eye at all. Personally I wouldn't have centered the tree as much as you have though. The decision to crop the tree like you have was a good idea.
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05/06/2003 02:39:53 AM
I would have had the tree just a little more off center otherwise this is great. 6
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05/06/2003 12:47:57 AM
I would assume that this tree bespeaks the essence of Bellingham? It is nicely placed in the composition, though I wish your colors everywhere were a tad richer.
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05/05/2003 06:23:38 PM
I think it would have been nicer if the tree would have been further to one side, instead of being just off center. Maybe cropping of the unidentifiable things we see to the far left.
05/05/2003 03:18:42 PM
A very nice scenery and the cropping/framing is perfect. This is a postcard I would buy :) Well done!
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05/05/2003 09:11:34 AM
beautiful location, however the DOF needs to be adjusted. the leaves in the front, just above middle to left really take away. They keep pulling and holding my eyes.
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05/05/2003 12:44:13 AM
Beautiful image. The centering of the tree in the shot worked really well. The text is very fitting doens't take away from the image at all. Well done.
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05/05/2003 12:40:34 AM
Whoa! Another Bellinghamite! And I drove to Hansville to take a picture! Thought about the mural on State St. Nice job :-)


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