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Challenge: Branch (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Casio Exilim EX-Z750
Location: Cape May, NJ
Date: Sep 4, 2005
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Sep 4, 2005

Taken at Higbees Beach on the Delaware bay,; a beautiful natural undeveloped beach.

Statistics
Place: 22 out of 432
Avg (all users): 6.2373
Avg (commenters): 6.2143
Avg (participants): 5.9931
Avg (non-participants): 6.4733
Views since voting: 1147
Views during voting: 403
Votes: 295
Comments: 34
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2005 11:51:32 PM
Great Ansel Adams like. 8
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09/13/2005 08:38:40 PM
nice. cool shadows and great lighting. nice scene too!
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09/13/2005 01:25:00 PM
Wonderful shot.
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09/13/2005 05:23:58 AM
I really like this image composition, my two buts are: I'd like a bit more B&W contrast (just a teeny smidge towards black and pulling a bit more shadows out), the image seems a wee flat at this B&W level and the crop is a wee bit tight at top--I'd like to see the end part at that top branch. Otherwise a very nicely branch photo.
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09/12/2005 10:55:47 PM
the tree looks to me, like it's dipping it's toe in the water, and very animated.
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09/12/2005 08:18:25 PM
Very nice love the lighting. A few minor pointers, try composing it so you can see the top of the branch, and cut a little off the bottom as that part is not important. Also, try to keep the horizon level.
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09/12/2005 07:19:31 PM
I like the tones and most of the light and shadows --to me it feels like a bit too much shadow on the bottom -- I also think it would be more effective if the branch was not centered in this case
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09/12/2005 11:35:09 AM
Need to level the horizon - also moving the tree a tad to the left would have helped - IMHO.
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09/12/2005 06:15:03 AM
I love the ocean and have never lived over 5 miles from it. I love this picture not only for its beauty but because i can almost feel the smoothness of the wood
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09/11/2005 07:24:14 PM
Great light! Thoughtfully done.
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09/11/2005 11:17:11 AM
Hmmm. Close to great. A slightly different composition might have helped this one. Particularly on the sliced top end. Looks good though, keep up the work on this technique.

I think partly the harsh shadows and lighting are a bit distracting as is the slightly odd interaction between beach tide line and horizon.
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09/10/2005 01:19:07 AM
Beautiful lighting, lovely capture...no doubt this one will do well!
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09/09/2005 02:04:30 PM
Would have gotten a 10 from me if the horizon had been straight......:(
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09/09/2005 09:18:42 AM
Oh come on! Is it _SO_ hard to rotate photograph a few degrees right so that horizont doesn't hang?
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09/09/2005 09:09:28 AM
I would have preferred a less tight crop. It would give the image breathing room. I like the tones. Horizon slightly off - with a line that straight and that noticible, you need to take care. Lighting provides texture.
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09/09/2005 06:53:05 AM
Excellent shot, just one thing its not horizontal. This picutre has great potential however better planning would have giving it a good score. once again beautiful shot.
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09/08/2005 08:48:26 PM
Great shot!!!
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09/08/2005 04:28:19 PM
Very dramatic branch to photograph. The tilt to the horizon is distracting to me, but can be easily fixed. I also might have liked to have more space at the top of the image so we can see the ends of the branches and they don't get cropped off.
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09/08/2005 01:46:37 PM
AAch. the dreaded tilted horizon! I have been crushed for this same flaw so you have my sympathy. To my mind a greater eror is it looks like this was edited to print rather than for the screen where the tonal range is too narrow to show off all the dark tones in the shadows. If you had dodged out some more detail it would have scored better. I like the Westonesque vibe, of course he would have closed in on one element, but the feel is similar
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09/08/2005 12:58:45 PM
I really like this, good choice as B+W. Only 2 things i might change - make the horizon level and maybe crop about an inch off the bottom -its a bit distracting, and i tend to focus on that rather than the branch. Good luck dood. 7
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09/08/2005 12:25:06 AM
I like straight horizon lines. I think there is a bit too much shadow, but other than that, it's a nice scene.
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09/07/2005 09:50:01 PM
I wonder how this would look if your main subject was less centered. Say off the left more? I like your choice of black and white. the highlights are nice too.
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09/07/2005 09:05:16 PM
The crooked horizon is a distraction. I your use of black and white.
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09/07/2005 04:38:43 PM
you cut the top off, all has to be in to make this a perfect shot.
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09/07/2005 03:00:20 PM
horizon isn't level, should either be MORE on an angle to be dramatic, or be flat.
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09/07/2005 02:05:33 PM
would have liked it more with a flat horizon - or even an obviously purposefully tilted one - this looks like a mistake - rest of the picture is great though and still worthy of the high mark
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09/07/2005 12:12:06 PM
close cropped on the limbs at the top. You also need to level out the horizon.
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09/07/2005 11:12:28 AM
very good B/W; the horizon throws me off a bit. 7
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09/07/2005 09:57:14 AM
crop out the big black band at the bottom and this picture would be perfect!
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09/07/2005 08:18:27 AM
I like the splash of light on the branch, and the well placed breaking wave. The horizon is tilted tjhough. And you could do with cropping the large shadow below the trunk on the bottom, and to even the composition (rule of thirds) crop the top slightly as well.
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09/07/2005 01:54:33 AM
It's a shame it is cut off at the top, apart from that it's a good photo
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09/07/2005 01:48:42 AM
Tilted horizon. Good use of B&W. Nice tones in the wood.
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09/07/2005 01:31:17 AM
A very interesting subject. The horizon line being unlevel is a real problem, IMHO.
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09/07/2005 01:01:52 AM
Wow - very interesting shot. Beautiful lines. I think you could bump up the contrast a bit, but otherwise lovely image.
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