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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3
Location: Haresfield Beacon, Glos, UK
Date: Nov 20, 2005
Aperture: f5.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1.3s
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2005

This was the end of a spectacular day, hilltops above a thick fog. As the sun was setting the fog parted briefly showing Standish church with its surrounding trees. A couple of minutes later the church had disappeared again.

Cloned out a small light from a house plus a couple of trees in the bottom of the shot, slight sat increase.

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Place: 63 out of 519
Avg (all users): 6.2770
Avg (commenters): 6.9444
Avg (participants): 6.2161
Avg (non-participants): 6.4304
Views since voting: 1181
Views during voting: 451
Votes: 278
Comments: 21
Favorites: 3 (view)


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12/08/2005 08:28:04 AM
Wow, twenty comments! Thank you to all those who commented, they are all appreciated. A few of the comments mentioned the composition, the fact it was too centered. I did try various crops, but felt this was the best composition to show how isolated the church looked, poking up through the fog.

Message edited by author 2005-12-09 08:40:06.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2005 09:07:39 PM
Neat, ethereal shot. LIke it.
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12/07/2005 09:52:12 AM
Absolutely, stunningly, breath-takingly beautiful!
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12/07/2005 08:32:56 AM
Bit too much fog but interesting.
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12/06/2005 11:08:45 PM
Very cool! Love the mystical feeling.
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12/06/2005 10:59:09 PM
This is one of the those rare photographic oppurtunities, you definately stepped up to the plate big on this one. Very nice photograph!
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12/06/2005 05:52:42 PM
I like the ethereal feeling of this shot.
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12/06/2005 10:35:34 AM
I think I know what you were going for, but the shot is too centered. Moving the "sanctuary" higher in the frame would help make it feel further away and more like a safe haven. I also think it is a little dark.
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12/06/2005 09:33:29 AM
A mystical caprture...good luck
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12/03/2005 06:54:40 AM
Stunning!
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12/02/2005 11:52:40 PM
It is like you made a wonderful fine art painting with your camera. What a find! Bumping up.
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12/02/2005 07:17:14 PM
8 Here. Great shot
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12/02/2005 02:48:30 PM
Dreamy, beautiful. My only suggestion would be not to center the trees and steeple quite as much. More sky maybe.
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12/02/2005 02:23:16 PM
the composition could have been better
12/02/2005 09:42:46 AM
A very interesting capture that invokes imagery of a magical and mysterious place that is ensrouded in fog. I love how you see just a smattering of trees through this heavy pinkish/blueish tinged fog. Colors tend to make me think of watercolors. In fact this photograph could almost pass for a painting. Very nice capture.
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12/02/2005 07:19:04 AM
This is a fantastic shot. I love everything about it. 10
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12/01/2005 06:27:44 PM
Wonderful. wow... really beautiful. I can't help feeling the steeple (assuming its a church I guess) is a little, eh... not vertical... life could def. be worse though. one of my favorites.
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12/01/2005 09:06:47 AM
Perfect title. I might crop out a tad of the area to the right so the steeple is even less centered.
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12/01/2005 06:29:26 AM
7 - Very nice. Criticism; I'm sure the size doesn't do this justice, but (and especially at this size) more detail/contrast with the trees and steeple(?) would have made this better in my opinion. Like the centered composition and think that cropped tighter top or bottom would also likely yield two good shots with slightly different 'feels' too. Just like to see it 'pop' more, as subtle as the scene/theme is.
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12/01/2005 05:15:54 AM
This looks exactly like what I saw when I was shooting the swans. Would have loved to get one like this. Nice.
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12/01/2005 02:32:19 AM
Are the clouds for real,the trees and steeple would have to be tall.
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