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Rays of Love
Rays of Love

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Challenge: Perspective II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: Georgia
Date: Sep 11, 2005
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 125
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 13, 2005

Thanks everyone for voting and commenting. My highest score to date.

Place: 9 out of 544
Avg (all users): 6.6236
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.4392
Avg (non-participants): 6.8455
Views since voting: 5236
Views during voting: 409
Votes: 271
Comments: 41
Favorites: 18 (view)

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08/31/2011 08:11:13 PM
I just read your thread about your stressful like, sorry to hear. This photo is really inspiring, take a look at your portfolio, it will cheer you up.
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02/18/2009 04:19:25 PM
As a "newbie" wandering through sites this one really caught my eye; the capture of the amazing sky, coupled with the location, yields a very Spiritual quality; I also noticed that this was takent on Sept. 11th; this must've been a pretty dramatic moment; excellent work; this is one of those images that really "speaks" to the viewer. Nina
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07/05/2008 10:08:39 PM
Awesome awesome awesome and ever so powerful.....
Now a favorite, and also you a favorite photographer, as I thought I already had you down as a favorite, but somehow I haven't.
You are now.
Maybe your user name change has confused me, as I was sure I had you saved.....

Message edited by author 2008-07-05 22:11:34.
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05/31/2008 02:00:45 AM
Oooh what a beautiful picture. I often will look at the sky and see the light and clouds causing the most heavenly scenes and I think "I wish I could photograph that" at the time. You have here scenes like this remind me how very insignificant we are in this very big world. The nurting and love the heavens are giving these plants combined with your title really make the shot for me. Well done.
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07/06/2007 02:44:27 AM
beautiful, take some more photos!
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03/27/2007 01:59:23 PM
Fantastic shot! The clouds and the way you captured the light are amazing!
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01/21/2007 04:33:11 PM
I just noticed this while PMing you. A lovely piece of work, friend :-)
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12/16/2006 04:01:31 PM
What a gorgeous shot.
It deserves to be in a gallery somewhere, 8' x 10' on a huge wall.
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10/18/2006 09:42:56 PM
This is a true definition of a dramatic image.
Yes, there are a few "things" like halos and sensor spots, but I have come to overlook much of it as it is what we face in small, low-resolution digital imaging and basic editing.
This is truly a stunning photograph!
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10/18/2006 09:21:11 PM
I really like b/w - HC pictures! This is one of the best! Congratulations on your 9th place!
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07/05/2006 03:08:56 PM
Brilliant shot! I really like the feel on this.
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07/05/2006 04:56:47 AM
I love it. This would be possible in advanced editing but in basic editing it's really hard to do.
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05/01/2006 04:15:17 AM
Originally posted by GIS_boy:

Well mate I think it's a damn fine photo.

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05/01/2006 03:47:41 AM
Well mate I think it's a damn fine photo.
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05/01/2006 03:41:39 AM
Hi, I chose this photo as it appears to be your best, at least on this site.

First, I would have scored this as a 4. Why? there is too much contrast in this photo which leaves a lot of detail to be desired. Granted, the subject, according to the title, was the rays of light coming in from above so perhaps you have turned the contrast up for a reason. There is a significant amount of noise in the sky to the left and I can see what appears to be speckles of dust on your sensor in the upper right to reduce the chance of this, I would have used a larger aperature--using a larger aperature would not have hurt you exposure wise if you compensated with a faster shutter speed... I usually try not to go over F/16 on the 20D These are the technical impurities of this photo.

Now, composition wise... looking past the technical imperfections... Usually a photo with a border sends up a red flag that something is so wrong with the photo that it can't stand on it's own without a border. Granted, borders are nice and they add to the photo when creatively used, but that's just it... it adds to the photo, which takes away from the subject of the photo in question. The composition is really striking... when I see this photo the thought of resurrection comes to mind; as if the rays of light are heaven opening it's doors. The tree in the foreground and to the right is a bit distracting which draws away from the mood you have created here. Had you either zoomed in, or cropped the tree, or moved to your left about 15ft, then I think you would have made a better composition.
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04/29/2006 06:29:57 AM
This truly is an impressive capture, to say the least. The vastenss of the sky is incredible. The perspective suggests that the people buried here went straight "up" to heaven, into that magnificient relam of patterns and shapes, which you revealed in your excellent B&W conversion. I also like how you managed to use the elements present to create a kind of natural vignette around the scene, framing the elements and keeping the composition together.
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02/25/2006 11:40:34 AM
this is yummy! have i saved it yet?
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01/28/2006 03:28:32 AM
Beautiful shot! Love the B/W. The depth in this image is awesome, and that sky!! Real nice image
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12/22/2005 02:31:05 PM
just saw this now for the first time. Awesome shot.
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10/18/2005 08:57:35 PM
Wow...incredible image. The sky is so dramatic, it reminds me of a JMW Turner painting. As I mentioned in the IM, I love the double entendre. Congratulations on your highest score, so far.
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09/22/2005 10:03:53 PM
An outstanding study. Congratulations on your top Ten finish.
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09/22/2005 08:27:16 AM
Glad you placed in the Top Ten. I love this photo, very emotional. Congrats!
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09/21/2005 02:15:04 PM
Congratulations on your Top Ten finish, Scott!! It is a great picture, well done and lots of pathos, the cemetery road looks like it is leading right to heaven with those wonderful clouds. I feel so happy for you, hope it makes you really happy, too.
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09/21/2005 02:11:33 PM
Congratulations on 9th place and, whether you leave DPC/put down your camera or not, don't let your photographic eye go to rest.. always keep it open :)
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09/21/2005 12:37:40 PM
Wow. Seriously spectacular.

I remember you mentioning that you might have to go away for a bit due to some personal life difficulties. This is a heck of a picture to take a sabbatical on.

Shoot as much as possible, you have great skill.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/20/2005 10:03:47 PM
Lovely b/w study with great depth along with the lovely fury of the sky.
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09/20/2005 10:40:22 AM
A very beautiful b&w landscape. I like the darker sky in the top corners and the light coming down from the clouds. Perfect title too. A favorite of mine now. :-)
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09/19/2005 07:38:18 PM
Nice shot, I wish the perspective were a bit more prominent though.
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09/17/2005 07:24:58 PM
beautiful--the sky is fantastic-
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09/17/2005 04:08:13 PM
This is a neat photo! I love how you used the black and white ! Nice JOb
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09/17/2005 04:03:14 PM
Great potention here. I really love the detail on the horizon and sky is gorgeous.

I am not so sure about the foreground though, perhaps you could of angled the camera up a little more and got more of that fab sky in and less of the plain grass in the bottom of the image. Reckon its still a good image though, well done!
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09/16/2005 07:02:30 PM
Nice clean image with lots of good perspective. Good Job!
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09/15/2005 01:29:56 PM
gosh, what AMAZING clouds!!! 7
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09/15/2005 12:53:02 PM
wow, what a beautiful photo!!
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09/15/2005 07:26:12 AM
excelent picture !!!!!!!!! a 10 from me :)
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09/14/2005 10:09:40 PM
Excellent contrast and light. The picture makes you want to know more about it.
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09/14/2005 01:28:47 PM
very well presented
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09/14/2005 11:23:54 AM
amazing frame, i really like it
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09/14/2005 10:39:01 AM
The clouds look like God is watching. What a marvelous image.
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09/14/2005 09:38:49 AM
Nice. Love the clouds. Great perspective. The contrast is just right for this shot too.
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09/14/2005 03:28:36 AM
ooooooooh. aaaaaaaaah
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