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Waiting for Winter
Waiting for Winter

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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Kodak DX7590
Location: McNamara Landing, near Bunker Hill, MI.
Date: Nov 10, 2005
Aperture: f3.2
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Black and White, Traditional Art
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2005

A self portrait. I really like this photo. Taken during the same shoot as my personal best (to date) triptych entry, 'McNamara Landing'. So we'll see how this scores, maybe I was on a roll that day :-) This is the landing itself, a set of wooden steps and platform on the river. I like how busy it is, but the railing stands out and leads the eye strongly to the subject. (IMO) I like the stark, contrasty tones. Compositionally, the subject is placed near the frame edge, looking out to the right, the future, he is in this stark late autumn setting, waiting for the advent of winter. Anyways, that is what I was going for, you may think it's a load of crap and I'm full of beans, and you very well could be right :-)

In ps- crop, usm, tritone, soft light layer with the opacity dropped, overlay layer opac. dropped, levels adj, curves adj, little bit of burning, dust and scratches, resized.

Thanks for checking out my pic.

Place: 276 out of 519
Avg (all users): 5.4695
Avg (commenters): 6.6000
Avg (participants): 5.3842
Avg (non-participants): 5.6974
Views since voting: 676
Views during voting: 398
Votes: 279
Comments: 8
Favorites: 2 (view)

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09/08/2007 11:32:11 PM
Nice shot Gene. I really like the sepia tone and the leading lines of the fence really draw the eye in. Excellent.
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12/08/2005 04:17:27 PM
I thought this was really good. I'm surprised it's ranked this low.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/04/2005 04:27:20 PM
I love how you caught the color and texture of the wood. Nicely done, great placement of your subject. I really like your colors, bumping up your score
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12/03/2005 10:24:59 AM
this would have been great for the camo challenge, his shirt and the sepia tone almost make him dissapear! I like the angle of the shot and the texture of the wood combined with the dead branches.
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12/02/2005 11:08:47 AM
Interesting composition. Love the way the wood grain shows. Nice overall mood to the photo. Good job.
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12/01/2005 07:21:55 AM
I like this monotone image so hope it does well
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12/01/2005 02:09:56 AM
Busy but it works!
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12/01/2005 12:24:38 AM
Great on many levels. The filtration, the leading line and the simplicity of subject. I love all of the gnarled vines and branches. Normally, the design of the jacket would be distracting, but it actualy works well in this shot. Good one!! 8
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