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3rd PlaceDark & Light
Travis99


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: D&L (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Nature Center
Date: Aug 22, 2005
Aperture: 16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 150
Galleries: Nature, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 22, 2005

I used a 1 stop graduated ND filter, Added a warming filter and converted to b&w.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 200
Avg (all users): 7.3760
Avg (commenters): 8.3864
Avg (participants): 7.1681
Avg (non-participants): 7.5649
Views since voting: 14712
Views during voting: 518
Votes: 250
Comments: 80
Favorites: 70 (view)


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09/11/2005 08:05:43 AM
Wow, i haven't done a critique in a long time, and hadn't voted on this challenge, and what image do i get to critique but this one. :)
well it is obviously a stunny photograph as many people confirmed. I think the sense of depth makes this photo strong. The leading line of the road and the two trees, the one farther back from the other. I think the graduating filter really made this image stunning as it made it possible to have a very interestinly exposed sky. great silhouet of the tree's and very interesting texture and detail in the road.

-from the critique club-
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09/08/2005 03:22:33 PM
cool processing Travis. it took a good eye to see this, and has a very nice finish to it. well done.

did you add some of the solar flare to it after the fact? it looks a little...um...something. different. still way cool though.

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09/08/2005 01:26:52 PM
Excellently and beautiful.I give 10. congratulations

Ilko Iliev
Bulgaria
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09/08/2005 01:27:21 AM
Beautiful & Marvellous.Turning point in life can be so shining like this! Great. I give 10.

Parag Shah.
Ahmedabad. INDIA.
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09/07/2005 04:18:27 PM
Congratulations... Great image... :)
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09/06/2005 04:42:21 PM
Hey thanks everyone, I am really happy everyone liked it. I'm so glad to get a ribbon, it only took me 36 trys. Thank you all for the great comments, thanks for taking the time to let me know what you thought.

Travis
09/06/2005 03:45:47 PM
Beautiful looks like a painting ....:) congratulations!
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09/06/2005 02:18:24 PM
i really wasn't a fan of this title being on 30% of the entries, but if i had seen this one during voting i would've had an exception. great shot and congrats on your first ribbon!
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09/06/2005 05:37:59 AM
eccelent! I'm really impressed! Thanks
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09/06/2005 03:33:49 AM
Beautiful
Congrats
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09/05/2005 04:41:21 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon with this beautiful image! Love the tone and composition! Beautiful work!
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09/05/2005 03:59:36 PM
Way to go Travis on your well deserved yellow !
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09/05/2005 01:36:43 PM
Wow, this is a beautiful image! Congrats on 3rd!
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09/05/2005 12:25:41 PM
Great shot--incredible capture of the sun, that's hard to do!

Congratulations on your first ribbon. Hope you see many more.
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09/05/2005 10:18:20 AM
Wow amazing photo!
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09/05/2005 10:05:13 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon Travis!
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09/05/2005 09:12:50 AM
Simple and powerful..a wonderful shot and deserving ribbon.
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09/05/2005 04:51:34 AM
Way to go Travis!
Congrats on your Yellow - nice composition - very unusal.
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09/05/2005 03:34:01 AM
Originally posted by curtpetguy:

I like this photo as well but am I the only one who noticed the sun looks to be put in by photoshop?


Someone below said the rays looked unreal, but it is all real, sun and rays. Just one of those rare shots of the sun I guess.
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09/05/2005 02:29:33 AM
I like this photo as well but am I the only one who noticed the sun looks to be put in by photoshop?
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09/05/2005 01:02:42 AM
Excellent photo, great b&w aspect, compelling direction of the road, congratulations.
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09/05/2005 01:02:02 AM
well deserved ribbon, congratulations
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09/05/2005 12:55:58 AM
I went back to bump this image from 9 to 10 because here is a work that carries away the feelings with the quiet beauty of the silhouttes against the floating clouds. An incredible image that raises the bar on landscapes. Congratulations on your Yellow.
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09/05/2005 12:44:40 AM
Excellant job Babe! Congrats on your 1st ribbon! I'm so proud of you, I'm sure you'll have many more in the future!
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09/05/2005 12:26:13 AM
I gave this a 10 and it was SO deserved. I absolutely love this shot! Congratulations on your ribbon.
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09/05/2005 12:12:54 AM
huge congrats on ur ribbon...great job and a wonderful photo!
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09/05/2005 12:09:09 AM
10 from me, Travis! Big congrats on your first ribbon!
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09/05/2005 12:07:17 AM
This photo is very moving, full of texture and appeal. Amazing.
Congrats!
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09/05/2005 12:06:49 AM
Congrats on your ribbon! Great shot!
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09/05/2005 12:06:04 AM
Congrtas on your first ribbon!
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09/05/2005 12:05:42 AM
way to go on your first ribbon

its about time to see a new name with a ribbon!
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09/05/2005 12:04:57 AM
Way cool, man! Beautifully done! Congrats on the yellow ribbon!
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09/05/2005 12:02:07 AM
Congrats!!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/04/2005 11:51:31 PM
Woah. The tonal differences here are uncanny. I love the DOF and the contrasting textures and tones. Amazing!!
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09/04/2005 11:46:20 PM
This photo is stunning and the tones are amazing. The only draw back is the slight haloing aroung the central tree. Good luck!
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09/04/2005 11:43:24 PM
Spectacular. Would be great for this week's challenge too. A ribbon contendor in my opinion. 10
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09/04/2005 10:39:10 PM
This is absolutely gorgeous. I love everything about it. Easy 10.
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09/04/2005 09:11:19 PM
This is elegant in its simplicity. Well captured and presented. Highlights on the road are terrific. Contrast makes this truely dramatic.
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09/04/2005 07:57:23 PM
What a special capture. The silhouttes are so crisp and the clouds have that amazing floating quality missing in many other images. This closed aperture has worked wonders here. 9 Returning for another bump! 10
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09/04/2005 07:17:10 PM
Well the Dark and Light title got used quite a bit in this challenge, but I think this is one of the best of them. Love the lighting of the road and how it leads you right through the image. Awesome toning with a combo of sepia and BW, very effective. Nothing is blown out so I gues you use an ND? What ever you did you did it quite well. Great work on this and good luck!
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09/02/2005 06:14:50 PM
OK, I've seen several "Dark and Light" images... This one is by far my favorite! Great capture - 10
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09/02/2005 03:47:29 PM
This appeals to me. Well done. I like the shadows and the surreal nature of the sky.
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09/02/2005 11:18:43 AM
The best of the Dark & Light I've seen so far. B&W was an excellent choice for this subject that so often is just a vechice for displaying pretty sky colors. Great job.
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09/02/2005 09:49:17 AM
the tree is to centered
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09/01/2005 05:16:21 PM
Captures a nice feel. Looks like a surreal night shot. 8
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09/01/2005 01:31:01 PM
This is truly beautiful! I love the composition and the light is fabulous.
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09/01/2005 06:51:23 AM
Looks weird but very good
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09/01/2005 12:37:22 AM
This is just lovely! I especially like the way you seem to have mixed the various tones, black and white with sepia, all in one shot. 10
08/30/2005 08:32:59 PM
I love this! Great tone/coloring. Nice and simple clean lines! Great job!
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08/30/2005 08:31:56 PM
Of all the dark and light photos, including mine, this is the best. Hope this gets a ribbon. Congratulations on a wonderful shot.
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08/30/2005 06:11:33 PM
Very cool. I like this one a lot.
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08/30/2005 01:55:26 PM
Excellent - As a popular title it had to be extra special to get into my top three. Well done.
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08/30/2005 01:43:25 PM
Masterclass in composition and point-of-view. How did you manage the exposure...maximum filter!
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08/30/2005 12:34:13 PM
LOVE the texture and lighting on that pavement! The "warm" mingled with the "cool" color palette..simply luminous...I think the only thing I may have addressed differently would be the little "sun streak" at the upper right of the image running parallel to the top...I may have cloned that puppy out...overall a very intriguing image.
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08/30/2005 12:26:33 PM
amazing one, i really like it, amazing
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08/30/2005 08:42:48 AM
Oh wow - my new desktop. There's been aircraft therre for 10yrs!
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08/30/2005 07:57:52 AM
good editing
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08/30/2005 07:22:57 AM
this is so cool shot! Giving it my only 10 in this contest :)
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08/30/2005 12:00:30 AM
IMHO this is the best "Dark & Light" photo of the challenge, GOOD JOB! I get a twilight zone feeling when I look at this, and that's a good thing!
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08/29/2005 11:01:59 PM
excellent light and dark shot, there's many of these type of entries but this one is my favorite. Perfect!
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08/29/2005 10:21:48 PM
I love the clean feeling of this picture.
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08/29/2005 06:19:55 PM
Lovely texture, composition and colors
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08/29/2005 05:15:12 PM
Very good. Excellent composition and colours.
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08/29/2005 03:32:43 PM
I love the simplicity of this composition, very nive. 9
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08/29/2005 03:04:10 PM
Very nice and simple. Great use of light and this image is crisp. 8
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08/29/2005 12:58:58 PM
The best Dark and Light yet.... Love the road and the silhouetted
trees
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08/29/2005 12:39:36 PM
I like the simplicity of this. It has a lonely sense to it and your use of brown and gray is interesting and helps convey that message. I think had it had the sole poplar, It would be perfect, but the two silhouettes are not in anyway bothersome. This could also be titled Deep and Lonely. 8
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08/29/2005 12:36:51 PM
Very moody!
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08/29/2005 12:26:11 PM
Top 10 for sure, I would even say top 3. Fantastic work.
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08/29/2005 12:14:50 PM
Very cool! Love the border.
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08/29/2005 11:39:16 AM
well done,
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08/29/2005 11:21:35 AM
I love the simplicity. The tones are excellent. The reflection off the pavement adds so much depth. Very well done. 9
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08/29/2005 10:05:27 AM
I really like the processing of this image; great muted color and wonderful texture. It feels a bit unbalanced, with the sun in the middle as well as the road and the tree...I'd almost prefer to crop the sun entirely out to make it a little more balanced. Nice image nonetheless. :)
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08/29/2005 09:36:05 AM
Now this I Like. 9
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08/29/2005 07:53:10 AM
Beautifull photo! I'm so impressed with such a clear picture of the sun like that without everything else being silhouetted out! Excellent job!
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08/29/2005 05:05:36 AM
This is a beautiful and well composed shot. I find the rays from the sun a bit unreal though, but despite that a lovely shot. Good luck!
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08/29/2005 03:59:02 AM
Yes. I was thinking along these lines for my entry. Didn't get a chance to shoot in the end. If I had I would have been delighted to achieve something like this. Good work!
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08/29/2005 03:53:20 AM
Good use of light,and good composition.....9
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08/29/2005 01:06:36 AM
This is really beautiful.
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08/29/2005 12:25:44 AM
I just got finished telling someone that their photo was my favorite to use this title so far...

Looks like I'll have to update those notes. Awesome visual statement. 8 (for now)
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