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Landed Gentry
Landed Gentry
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Textures III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Peak District, UK
Date: Jul 17, 2005
Aperture: f8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jul 18, 2005

This beautiful tree was bathed by a setting sun, nestled beneath some of Britain's most wonderful terrain.

To me, it was Lord of its manor - a character strong, unique and master of its domain.

When surveying this scene I saw nothing but wonderful texture in the earth, sky and majesty of this specimen.
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Edits included numerous layers of hue/saturation and sharpening when in Lab colour mode. The surreal treatment is designed to distract us from normality and to see the subject in a new light,

Statistics
Place: 13 out of 614
Avg (all users): 6.4070
Avg (commenters): 7.1563
Avg (participants): 6.2394
Avg (non-participants): 6.7320
Views since voting: 1790
Views during voting: 438
Votes: 285
Comments: 41
Favorites: 12 (view)


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10/20/2007 12:11:05 PM
This is a wonderful image.
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08/19/2005 10:58:06 AM
ah never saw this one of yours before
wickid-awesome colors, very 'earthy' yet surreal ya know?
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07/27/2005 05:14:14 AM
Peter - don't feel stupid at all! I'm grateful for all the comments and I can see why people would imagine it's naff control of colour - especially in the context of a challenge. If this were simply in my portfolio, it would be questioned less perhaps. Either way, I really don't mind how people interpret it.
: )
07/27/2005 04:50:20 AM
Ok sorry it was intended but I still scored it ok so i don't feel so stupid
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07/27/2005 02:42:10 AM
Thanks particularly to;
savannahjames, brockangelo, oOWonderBreadOo, swan, shiiizzzam, hannafate, the eskimo, jpeters, ladymonarda, dahkota, eyebyfaith and amber - for seeing my intent.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/26/2005 09:32:42 PM
Fits challenge=5
Color/lighting=1
DOF/focus=1
Wow factor/uniqueness=0
Attractiveness=1

Very nice, I like how you didn't feel it necessary to go up close and personal on the tree. Interesting colors.

Good luck
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07/26/2005 09:28:21 PM
Reminds me of Lord of the Rings...I like it
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07/26/2005 08:52:52 PM
something happened to the color I think, the sky appears green and unrealistic but it is a lovely composition.
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07/26/2005 05:23:55 PM
A beauty in its own right with ideal texture. Personally I would have kept the sky natural.
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07/26/2005 12:38:17 PM
I really like the object of this photo but the colors just don't seem right- too much post processing maybe? If not this would be one of my favorites
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07/25/2005 10:09:51 PM
Needs color adjustment or possibly B&W conversion.... nice capture though... 6
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07/25/2005 07:53:01 PM
Oh! This image pops! The color cast makes it seem like a non terrene landscape...
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07/25/2005 05:24:58 PM
save for the couple blown out areas in the sky, this is an excellent image!
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07/25/2005 12:49:49 PM
it looks like you adjusted the saturation and hues too much.
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07/25/2005 12:38:54 AM
This does a very nice job with texture. The colors on the tree are terrific. If I were to pick nits, I am bothered by the green sky. Because of basic editing, you couldn't selectively edit it, but you might have been able to use Levels or Selective Colors to prevent the color cast. One more minor nit, it feels a bit over sharp. Easy does it with sharpening.
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07/23/2005 09:58:55 AM
Gorgeous lighting.
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07/22/2005 11:54:48 PM
Great composition! The field is a beautiful gold, too bad the sky had to go so gold too. Nice work!
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07/22/2005 04:38:10 PM
This is one of those fine, fine photos that make you just go "wow" when you see it. Great job!
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07/22/2005 01:26:14 PM
This is pretty cool. your manipulation of the photo does TEXTURES justice. 7
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07/22/2005 01:26:11 PM
I don´t know about this one, I both love it and hate it. I hate the sky, it is an odd mint green phenomenon that I have never seen myself so that is a big drawback in the shot for me personally. I love the rest of the shot though, the texture and colour on the tree is awesome and the shape is very interesting, looks like the tree has some history and it looks very peaceful, I wouldn´t mind having a picknick under that tree. The brown/green grass complements the tree perfectly and the brown hill in the backround ties it all together. I gave this shot an 8 and I would have given it a perfect 10 if the sky had been a deep blue colour. Great job!
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07/22/2005 11:22:55 AM
love the color scheme
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07/22/2005 10:39:10 AM
Nice warm tone. Good composition and texture. Not sure if the sky color is natural or the result of editing, but it looks a bit odd. Some clouds has blown highlight which is distracting.
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07/22/2005 09:37:36 AM
For a basic challenge, this is incredible. I think what really makes this image 10 worthy is the lighting - you got there at the perfect time of day. The sky is a little green but I'm overlooking that as it really isn't that noticible. The texture shines through very well. The POV and composition are excellent. Good luck in the challenge!
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07/21/2005 09:28:03 PM
I loved the use of color here. It reminds me of a Thomas Moore painting. Very surreal and great texture. 9
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07/21/2005 07:58:09 PM
strange (good kind of strange) color. very sharp. i like it.
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07/21/2005 07:31:01 PM
This would have been good in B/W...
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07/21/2005 04:00:23 PM
Very pretty. I see this as having a lot more impact as a B&W. Clarity & focus is good. A touch overexposed on the cloud, but nothing horrible. I think the most immediate detraction is probably the green cast. Once again, B&W would solve that and, IMO, give the photo more impact.
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07/21/2005 03:33:06 PM
Reminds me of a Maxfield Parrish drawing, very pleasent place!
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07/21/2005 09:50:02 AM
It's a Maxfield Parrish painting! nice.
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07/21/2005 07:00:28 AM
I really like this image, one of the best for sure. The only thing that is a negative about this picture, and it may only be me, is that the sky looks so artificial. But like I said that may only be personal preference, I still have you in my top 5 of the challenge. GL.
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07/21/2005 02:04:06 AM
incredible/9
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07/20/2005 10:36:54 PM
Something wrong with the colors here, but this is definitely worth reshooting or Photoshop to get right. I like the photo and textures in it.
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07/20/2005 10:11:00 PM
Beautiful rich tones. That gold hue looks like the glow from late afternoon sun. Superb composition !!!!!!
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07/20/2005 05:45:14 PM
Awesome view and colors
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07/20/2005 03:34:47 PM
the color shift works great here!
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07/20/2005 10:21:23 AM
I like the overlay of the yellow tones. The angle of the shot is nice.
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07/20/2005 09:00:24 AM
I Like the composition and theme but there appears to be a yellow hue especially noticable on the blue of the sky
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07/20/2005 01:57:03 AM
interesting composition...texture is pretty good too...looks like you warmed it up in the studio....I like the warm quite a bit...almost a technicolor sky...interesting
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07/20/2005 01:12:26 AM
while I really like the idea here - the sky seems an unnatural color - it has a funny green tint. I would have liked to see a bit more of the tree at the top.
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07/20/2005 12:55:40 AM
the tones on the trunk and the hill in the backgroundis pleasing and fits the mood. the textture on the tree and the shape of the roots are very interesting and captures my attention. however, the weird sky colour is highly distracting. a softer shade of blue (not cyan) would have made me give you a higher score. anyway, overall a nice shot.
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07/20/2005 12:05:25 AM
This tree looks like the perfect spot to spend an afternoon reading. Gorgeous all around. The only thing I'm not sure of is the sky color - it seems to point out the somewhat harsh lighting. But overall I think it adds a sort of fantasy touch to the whole shot, and I love it. :o) Great shot!
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