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Challenge: Wooden (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4.0 EX Aspherical HSM for Canon
Location: Patapsco River State Park Swinging Bridge
Date: Jul 19, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Still Life, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 21, 2005

I like this image. Some of you might say - where's the wood? Well, the bridge is wood and the railing supports are wood and its in the woods so I got lots a wood! I'm hoping I don't get dinged for out of focus - I made it that way on purpose. Anyway, all comments appreciated!

I try to incorporate what I learn from previous challenges. This one used Leading Lines and Texture as part of the composition.

Lots of editing.
Levels
Sharpen, sharpen, sharpen again. I did oversharpen on purpose to bring out some of the detail/contrast on the wood - I knew that later I was going to use a blur layer.
Blur layer - selectively on most everything except the wooden floor of the bridge. More blur on everything.
Levels again - wanted to put back in some contrast lost when I blurred.
Tritone - I was looking for wood type colors and hope I found the best ones.

Thanks for looking!
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Statistics
Place: 55 out of 251
Avg (all users): 5.7460
Avg (commenters): 8.0667
Avg (participants): 5.5714
Avg (non-participants): 6.0000
Views since voting: 1095
Views during voting: 269
Votes: 189
Comments: 20
Favorites: 2 (view)


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10/18/2011 09:30:14 AM
the leading columns of black bridge railing make the shot, IMO, they add a real darkness.
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02/14/2008 02:48:40 PM
Incredibly unique and beautiful! I love this! The composition is wonderful and your creative use of focus splendid. The sepia tones are delicious! :)
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08/22/2006 10:42:53 AM
I love the way the woman blends into the background and the only way to really be sure she is there is her hat!
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08/01/2005 09:06:41 AM
I thought this was at least top 10..great shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/29/2005 04:48:02 PM
Amazing shot.
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07/29/2005 02:55:30 PM
Really love the effect this shot gives.
Love it
a big 10

Kev
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07/29/2005 10:44:12 AM
There is something so appealing and evocative about his image. The angle is quirky but shows off the wood texure well. I want to know more about the woman;)
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07/29/2005 06:28:36 AM
I like this but I have a feeling I would have loved this if the focus had been the other way around, I mean the focus on the woman and the bridge (or whatever the foreground is) out of focus. Nice work.
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07/28/2005 05:11:52 PM
nice work, but the vague nature of the background bothers me a bit
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07/28/2005 04:27:14 PM
I like the feel of this shot.
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07/26/2005 11:33:48 AM
I love this photo. Very aged. Good Luck! 10
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07/26/2005 09:04:00 AM
love the depth of blur. . .like a photo that melds into a painting. .8
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07/26/2005 08:30:36 AM
A good atmosphere in this picture, the colour works very well
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07/26/2005 07:42:24 AM
I like the tone. Great, gritty feel. Super artistry.
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07/26/2005 05:06:06 AM
Interesting image, like the effect,....7
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07/25/2005 11:30:30 AM
What a lovely mood this image has...one of my top picks...it's the hat...I love that hat...really nicely done.
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07/25/2005 10:11:10 AM
Nice use of sepia. Very "days gone by" type feeling. I like the leading line aspect of it as well.
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07/25/2005 08:29:14 AM
Beaufiful image! I love the detail in the wood in the foreground, and the short depth of field. Perfect model & clothing for this shot. Well done.
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07/25/2005 01:47:10 AM
This is such a bizarre photo. The person walking away from the viewer is nearly invisible except for the hat. I really had to look to realize the person was really there. I think it must be the pattern on her blouse that gives the illusion of translucency. I'm sure that wasn't the intent. Anyway, nice photo, it makes you think.
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07/25/2005 01:14:45 AM
I love to see this kind of work here at DPC. Unfortunately, this type of artistic expression is so often overlooked by so many artists/voters here. This belongs in a gallery where it can be seen surrounded by other fine works of art. I have no suggestions to improve on this one. This is work at a level I aspire to reach with my more serious photography. Unbelievable work! 10
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