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Peak District Triptych
2nd PlacePeak District Triptych
Falc


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Challenge: Triptych (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Youlgreave, Derbyshire, UK
Date: Nov 11, 2005
Aperture: f22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/3 second
Date Uploaded: Nov 11, 2005

Storm and heavy rain over the Peak District

PS Work:
Base image taken with 16-35mm wide angle, processed in Camera Raw twice, once setting exposure for the wall, and then again for the sky. Two layers then added together and layer mask applied to merge the layers.

Dodge and burn to image to highlight the moss wall.
Sharpen all layers
Levels on each layer to equalise the contrasts.

Two inset images taken with canon 100mm f2.8 lens. focussing in on moss wall and again on tree.

Inset images selected with 15px feather and copied into base image. Added 3px stroke to each inset image.

Added photo adjustment layer to warm image up

Finally added a slight vignette layer

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 234
Avg (all users): 7.3209
Avg (commenters): 8.3929
Avg (participants): 7.0656
Avg (non-participants): 7.5342
Views since voting: 15916
Views during voting: 664
Votes: 268
Comments: 99
Favorites: 50 (view)


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04/18/2006 07:56:12 AM
I love that part of the world - the top photo looks great too. Those mossy walls are such a familiar feature of the Peak and Lake Districts.
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01/01/2006 08:02:45 PM
wow that sia beautifal landscape and you captured it wonderfully
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11/27/2005 07:03:25 AM
congratulations on the ribbon, speaks by itself of the art that you shared with us. it was one of my 10's, even through my amateur eyes i can recognise greatness.
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11/27/2005 03:41:19 AM
Although your approach to Triptych is peculiar, your picture is just beautiful. Congrats on your ribbon.
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11/23/2005 02:11:48 PM
Really lovely colors/landscape and use of thirds. Congrats!
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11/23/2005 03:00:14 AM
Great job Falc! Congrats!
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11/22/2005 08:39:13 PM
Congratulations on your Ribbon with this special image, beautiful work!
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11/22/2005 05:36:51 PM
Some of you asked me to upload a version of the main image without the insets. I uploaded it to my pbase account in the Peak District directory.

Here it is

Once again thank you all for the kind words.
11/22/2005 12:53:58 PM
Well done..
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11/22/2005 09:36:19 AM
Congrats, great triptych! The background photo is phenominal, would love to see the single image posted in your portfolio.
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11/22/2005 08:31:00 AM
Congrats! Wonderful images! :)
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11/21/2005 11:00:05 PM
Love It!!!
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11/21/2005 08:28:57 PM
Stunning!
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11/21/2005 05:35:33 PM
Fantastic!
11/21/2005 11:52:34 AM
A beautiful picture, definately stood out well deserved ribbon
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11/21/2005 10:26:47 AM
Still not crazy about the layout, but it is a beautiful picture. No wonder it ribboned. Congratulations!
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11/21/2005 10:11:28 AM
Nice....

I did not know that such layout was a tripytch. I'll have to read up more on "pytch"
11/21/2005 09:24:31 AM
Congrats Keith! Love the mood of the main one.
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11/21/2005 09:16:41 AM
All I can say is, WOW! This is the type of photo I aspire to make someday. Congratulations on your ribbon--it is VERY well deserved. Whoever gave you the 1, 2, and 3 scores need to have their monitors or their eyes checked (maybe both!).
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11/21/2005 07:56:21 AM
congrats - nice job tying things together. adds alot of interest to this.
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11/21/2005 07:45:55 AM
great image and well composed.
congrats on your 2nd place
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11/21/2005 07:09:52 AM
Great job Falc. This is a magnificent shot. For one, it's different than everyone else's in the lay out, but it's also a beautiful image with wonderful details, and colors. Absolutely wonderful job. And now one of my FAVS.
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11/21/2005 04:42:24 AM
Hehe, pretty close :) I am seeing this image for the first time now and I really like it. Congrats on the red ribbon, well deserved.
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11/21/2005 03:55:10 AM
Not being a full member yet I couldn't vote on this challenge, but this would have been my top score without question. Beautifully done and congratulations on the ribbon.
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11/21/2005 03:12:38 AM
I Loved this when I seen it. I gave it a 9 and glad I did. Beautiful
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11/21/2005 02:34:36 AM
Well done Keith, I like the way you put it together.
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11/21/2005 01:23:59 AM
well done keith!
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11/21/2005 01:18:08 AM
Beautiful subjects/lighting, it can't be hinged which violated the theme IMHO, but it's a very nice piece for advertising or décor! Congrats on your ribbon.
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11/21/2005 12:38:42 AM
I hope you post the background picture on its own.
Great picture, good vision, congrats on the ribbon.
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11/21/2005 12:22:26 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, i liked the images but didnt care for the integration, but i gave it a 7 nevertheless. I guess I am in the minority with bear on this one :-)
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11/21/2005 12:22:21 AM
Congrats on your ribbon with this daring approach to triptych
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11/21/2005 12:13:53 AM
yes, we CAN say ribbon :)
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11/21/2005 12:13:51 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon! The base image is lovely. I have to say that I did not much care for the way the other two images were integrated into this; it feels less like a triptych than a photomontage to me. Obviously I'm in a minority there. Very nice work regardless.
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11/21/2005 12:13:27 AM
All three shots are gorgeous, and together even moreso! Congratulations!
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11/21/2005 12:12:45 AM
Well done. I really think this is wonderful work...congrats
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11/21/2005 12:08:03 AM
Fully engaging and so, so wonderful. Congratulations on your RED.
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11/21/2005 12:07:10 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! THis was one of my favs.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/20/2005 10:17:59 PM
My choice for the blue ribbon. This picture has it all, beauty, creativity, originality, and technical excellence. A wonderful composition. Great job.
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11/20/2005 06:36:53 PM
the photos are good but the design looks like a bad website with lots of pop ups.
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11/20/2005 04:29:27 PM
7 - Very nice. Criticism; very difficult, mostly because of the size limitations, but I imagine this looks quite different 'wall size'. The 'inserts' are a good idea, but I am unsure on the 'gold' framing, especially since it has not been applied to the main 'frame', but unsure, as it does still work. The shot/scene itself is excellent and I like the perspective and composition and use of the wall. Slightly curious if the horizon is slanted, but not overly. Like to see even more detail (again difficult at this size) in the moss on the wall, but then - you have done so with the 'insert', as you have also done with the tree. Unless I am mistaken, both these 'inserts' are cropped out of this one picture, and to retain such good detail, clarity and color in them is very good. Perhaps a slightly different crop of the main frame, losing some of the sky/clouds, may have made this even better, but I realize your 'inserts' placing would change completely then. Maybe 'vertically framed' inserts would have 'balanced' better, not sure. Good, seemingly original, application of the triptych technique. review:unsure on 'classic triptych', but I like this nevertheless.
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11/20/2005 01:33:06 PM
Reminds me of T. Kinkaid. Great colors!
11/19/2005 11:19:09 PM
I like your choices on combining the pictures, and great photoshop work all around. One thing I'd like to see is a slightly bigger border around the whole image so the borders on the pictures inside arn't so overpowering. One of my favourites of the challenge
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11/19/2005 09:01:48 PM
Stunning example. An added matching boarder around the main picture might have added and I don't care for triptych in the title. 9
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11/19/2005 03:05:24 PM
The big image is a 10 (more, if it were possible) for me. The light is amazing, sucking me right into the scene and under those clouds. The two inset pictures are nice, as well, but it some ways feel like they're tacked on to meet the challenge (which they do). I hope you put the main photo in your portfolio after the challenge is over.
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11/19/2005 09:59:19 AM
Beautiful shot and a nice idea for the secondary pictures subjects.
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11/19/2005 08:19:57 AM
Very nice composition. Interesting, very interesting....
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11/19/2005 08:01:05 AM
I love the pictures...matter of fact I would like to see the background picture alone by itself. I do not like the arrangement of the collage.
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11/18/2005 08:25:35 PM
Very different and nice light/colors. 8
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11/18/2005 05:10:55 PM
Keith I presume.
Brilliant. Love the way you push the envelope
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11/18/2005 12:57:45 PM
The best one ! Simply fantastic ! (My husband would have given you 11 or 12 if this was possible ...). For me you are the winner ! Good luck !
We love the colors , the light , the composition , the elegance and good taste ...
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11/18/2005 08:48:45 AM
beautiful rendering. I find the triptych aspect distracting and would rather see the large without the small, but that is personal choice. 8
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11/18/2005 12:32:32 AM
I would definitely vote this in the top 5. Aside from the absolute beauty, I love how you've composed it--putting the two smaller photos on top and tying the whole thing by taking photos of the foreground and background interests. Very well thought out. Good luck.
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11/17/2005 09:42:20 PM
the three photos you have chosen are all quite gorgeous. I'm afraid I don't think your layout flatters them. both of the upper two are too close to the edges and seem to serve little compositional purpose. I could see a single photograph at the top, possibly centered between the two sides, but the two up in the corner there just don't make sense to me.
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11/17/2005 09:40:15 PM
Beautiful. I love it. 9
11/17/2005 08:43:13 PM
colors are great..!! The green is so green..lol..10
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11/17/2005 06:58:17 PM
beautiful!
11/17/2005 03:17:37 AM
Beautiful landscape. The vibrant green against the soft grey sky is great. I like the closeups of the main subjects, they work well as if answering a question.
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11/17/2005 03:04:17 AM
can we say ribbon?
11/17/2005 12:15:14 AM
Now this is just brilliant! I really like the composition of the 'main' photo. And then very creative to compose your trip of 'inset' like closeups. I like how they are overlapping too. Beautiful lighting, and the luminosity of the grassy stones is great. Just lovely, I really like this one. Well done!
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11/17/2005 12:00:49 AM
i'm not a big fan of the borders chosen for the inset photos, but i think the entry as a whole is quite amazing. congratulations on an obvious ribbon winner...
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11/16/2005 09:09:28 PM
wow beautiful all together great
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11/16/2005 08:20:21 PM
the main photo is awesome. the other 2 and the borders are in the way - don't take it too personally, this kicks my trop's @ss! ... really cool. 7
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11/16/2005 04:50:47 PM
real good. the glowing moss and grass is esp nice. good work /8
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11/16/2005 04:05:29 PM
i really like this different take on the theme. I especially like that you chose close ups of the original scene rather than different angles. It is almost like shring little secrets hidden in the photo. The clouds and stone wall could probably use a bit more oomph, to match the magnificant green.
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11/16/2005 09:05:30 AM
That is a very appealing photo ..
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11/15/2005 01:07:20 PM
Excellent interpritation and representation. Works really well. Good luck
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11/15/2005 12:49:18 PM
WOW... Incredible... My newest Favorite.
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11/15/2005 12:15:55 PM
i love the diversion from the normal triptych shot. seems like this should be set in a brochure for vacation somewhere.
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11/15/2005 11:18:02 AM
Very nice shots. Love the colors in the largest one. Like the way you positioned the other shots. Good Luck
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11/15/2005 10:18:14 AM
This is absolutely stunning! Love the colour and detail. Times like this I wish I could vote.
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11/15/2005 06:56:55 AM
The background image is absolutely stunning...a winner in any landscape challenge. Unfortunately, the insets detract from, rather than enhance, this fine image. 8
11/15/2005 03:25:37 AM
I have a feeling that this may be marked low because the divisions are not the normal conservative ones. Which would be a pity. Because this is the best 'single' picture in the challenge.
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11/15/2005 12:55:40 AM
I am torn on scoring, I love this picture, but I am not sure if it falls in this catagory. But MAN!!! I would purchase this in a heartbeat. Simply breathtaking. I give you a 7, 10 for the picture, 3 for the catagory.
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11/14/2005 10:55:58 PM
I love the ominous clouds and the glowing moss. I think the all three individual photos are great, but I'm not a fan of the way they were put together. It looks more like a brochure than an image that stands alone.
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11/14/2005 10:07:40 PM
this looks so un-real...
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11/14/2005 08:44:42 PM
i like the shots,but as three seperate, instead of one whole. 7
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11/14/2005 08:13:13 PM
A ribbon contender! Masterfully done. Creative!
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11/14/2005 08:12:13 PM
Nice! The main picture would be great all by itself! Wonderful green color in the moss/grass, and lots of dramatic sky! I assume there's some post processing in this, and I think you did it well.
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11/14/2005 07:41:21 PM
Stunning!
11/14/2005 07:03:09 PM
I can almost smell the air from here. I like how you got the green to pop despite the clouds. Original framing as well.
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11/14/2005 06:48:57 PM
Nicely done. One of my favorites. I might have put a border around the whole composition.
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11/14/2005 06:43:00 PM
interesting
11/14/2005 06:31:27 PM
This is a wonderful design. I like the two insets. The base image is gorgeous. Definitely one you should use as a stand alone as well. I love the rich almost eery green moss and grass and the overcast sky. I'm amazed you had such good light on the grass while the sky was like that. 10.
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11/14/2005 06:02:48 PM
Scotland area I would guess? Spent many a nights at a beautiful place called Tarn Inn. Great shots
11/14/2005 04:39:33 PM
What can I say; WOW!!
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11/14/2005 03:23:23 PM
Wow, this picture is wonderful.........10
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11/14/2005 11:15:36 AM
3 gorgeous images. However, this does not meet the challenge IMO.
11/14/2005 10:47:30 AM
This is very pretty and nicely set-up. Not sure that I like the gold around the edges of the inset pictures, a black or white may have been more my tastes, but overall this is a very nice triptych.
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11/14/2005 10:45:41 AM
I like this take on a triptych. To me it's a study in colour and texture.

What I think might improve it is to have less overlap of the smaller images and maybe have them the same size. Also, the top image I think could be off center a bit.
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11/14/2005 09:57:37 AM
The atmosphere here is very well portrayed. Nicely done.
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11/14/2005 09:21:29 AM
Wonderful composition and colors
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11/14/2005 07:51:22 AM
How pretty and different. Like a magazine photo showing insets. That's a beautiful place on a very dramatic day. Good luck.
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11/14/2005 07:34:32 AM
superb!!...love the lighting and the contrasts...your presentation is not run-of-the mill either...great job!
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11/14/2005 06:34:01 AM
Very artistic Triptych and you've taken some lovely shots to use.
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11/14/2005 04:04:54 AM
All three images would be great as standalones. But the whole arrangement has been done beautifully they compliment each other and no one image over rides the other.
The only thing I would have done personally to improve this, would be to maybe crop the base image slightly from the top to bring the other two lower down.
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11/14/2005 03:07:01 AM
Great images, unique arrangement - one that may be debated - but an awesome job!
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11/14/2005 02:12:04 AM
Good job, looks like a travel brochure.
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11/14/2005 01:34:49 AM
The base picture alone is outstanding, but the addition of the other two just really make the compilation tremendous. I love the rich colors and textures you've created in these pictures. This puppy better ribbon, that's all I have to say!
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11/14/2005 01:23:06 AM
OH WOW. What a clever interpretation. I love the artistic approach! 9
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