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The Road Less Taken
The Road Less Taken
Rikki


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Road (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Pleasanton, California
Date: Jan 17, 2006
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/3200 seconds
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 17, 2006

Shot at a park about 35 minutes from my place. It was pretty overcast and cloudy when I shot this. Shot in RAW and processed with RSE. I increased the temperature to 12500k to achieve the coloration. Adjusted levels and curves and cropped. Added 2 pixel border and increased the canvas size to 640x480. saved for web.

IMG_0662.CR2

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Wow! My first ribbon! Thank you everyone who has helped me improve and develop my skills as a novice photographer. I am humbled by the experience and I know there will be a lot more challenges down the road that I will enjoy thoroughly like this one.

Thank you once again. I am deeply honored ;)
Disqualification Details
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Views during voting: 463
Comments: 97
Favorites: 19 (view)


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01/30/2006 04:06:27 PM
Great composition and image. Congratulations!
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01/29/2006 09:28:34 PM
Congratulations dude! It was long overdue, but I'm sure worth the wait! :-) Beautiful image - very well done.
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01/28/2006 11:38:29 PM
butifal setting
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01/28/2006 11:29:43 PM
This is such an awesome job Rikki! I don't know what it means to shoot in RAW, but I hope you were clothed. :D.
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01/28/2006 03:10:22 PM
Just curious if you intentionally shot at ISO 1600 with such a fast exposure time?
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01/27/2006 09:57:13 PM
It's a beautiful shot! Thanks for sharing it with me.
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01/27/2006 09:48:10 PM
Well done man and congrats on the ribbon. I still can't believe it took you so long considering the fine work you submit. :)
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01/27/2006 01:48:24 PM
Congrats Rikki, very lovely shot. All it needs is a redhead walking down the road ;-)
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01/27/2006 11:46:53 AM
This is so beautiful..I love the way the tree frames the shot and the tones. Congrats
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01/27/2006 02:11:31 AM
i enjoy the warm tones..congrats
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01/26/2006 07:02:11 AM
I'm landed for you dood! well deserved and long overdue!
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01/26/2006 05:40:47 AM
well done RIKKI nice touch...and YES you guessed right on my pic, entered for a laugh really I do that sometimes...lol its bombing...

Great shot here well deserves yellow...
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01/26/2006 03:14:56 AM
Congrats on your "bump" to yellow. Great job!
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01/25/2006 11:45:53 PM
oooh go rikki! such a simple road made to look dramatic! pp skills
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01/25/2006 11:45:01 PM
Congrats on a great emotional image. Frost would be proud ;)
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01/25/2006 10:16:27 PM
Rikki man! You've done it, your first ribbon! :)
Spectacular photo there, love them warm colours a lot.
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01/25/2006 09:24:16 PM
Well done. Bay area represent! :)
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01/25/2006 09:13:58 PM
Congrats on your 3rd place. This is great. If I would have voted I would have picked this as my favorite by far. Great job...
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01/25/2006 08:12:04 PM
CONGRATS rikki.. so very well deserved for the ribbon.... :))))))
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01/25/2006 08:07:21 PM
Wackadoo Rikki....well deserved. Now I want to see your name up there more often...hehehehe!!
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01/25/2006 06:10:48 PM
So I log on this eavening and what do I see....Rikki has a Ribbon!!!!

Congrats dude...
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01/25/2006 05:46:45 PM
CONGRATULATIONS Rikki..!!! Great picture
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01/25/2006 05:39:59 PM
Heyah! Great big congrats on a ribbon and the solid 6.8!!! Way to go Rikki!
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01/25/2006 05:37:48 PM
My friend! Finally you got it in the same day I got it! I'm so happy for you!!! WTG! Congratulations.
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01/25/2006 05:30:22 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon! Well done and well deserving seeing how much work you put into your challenge photos. : ) Guess we can expect a red and blue anytime soon.
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01/25/2006 05:25:38 PM
Congratulations with our bump up Rikki!
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01/25/2006 03:55:27 PM
Congrats on your Yellow Rikki!!!
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01/25/2006 03:23:31 PM
Wonderful shot of the road and oak. Congratulations on your first ribbon. Van
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01/25/2006 03:13:32 PM
congrats rikki! sa wakas!!! the start of many, i'm sure!
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01/25/2006 03:04:39 PM
Congratulations!!!!!! Really hope this isn't the las one eh!!! now go for the blue one!!! I'm happy fot you
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01/25/2006 02:51:12 PM
Hoooorahhhh! Way to go! Congrats on your ribbon.
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01/25/2006 02:29:34 PM
Grats Rikki and a nice shot!
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01/25/2006 02:14:13 PM
Well how about that...you go sleep, you wake up, you go to work, you check the front page....and you've become a star! Great. Congrats!
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01/25/2006 02:11:06 PM
Rikki!! Rikki!! Rikki!!!!!

WOOOOOo HOOOOOOOoo!!!

Congrats man!! :) :)
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01/25/2006 02:08:59 PM
Yeah Rikki! Its a ribbon! :D Great job man!
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01/25/2006 02:06:16 PM
Great job Rikki! You deserve it!
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01/25/2006 02:03:07 PM
Booya! Way to go Rikki!
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01/25/2006 02:02:35 PM
See...I told you it was coming soon. :) Didn't expect it quite this soon though. Woohoo, Rikki got a ribbon!!! I am so excited for you.
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01/25/2006 01:34:48 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon!
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01/25/2006 01:25:31 PM
Wow, Rikki got a ribbon! Way to go!
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01/25/2006 01:14:55 PM
And now a ribbon. Way to go!
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01/25/2006 01:04:57 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon, and also a score over your wish list required 6.75. well done it is a lovely photograph
debbie :0)
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01/25/2006 12:37:29 PM
You did it, Rikki! You've been putting so much effort into this site that I knew you'd be getting a ribbon soon. Congrats, man!
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01/25/2006 12:35:59 PM
Hey Rikki, looks like you've moved up to third place! Congrats on your first ribbon!
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01/25/2006 12:23:42 PM
Nice Job Rikki on getting the Yellow!
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01/25/2006 12:22:40 PM
way to go man! your hard work is paying off. hope to see you in the winners circle some day.
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01/25/2006 12:21:38 PM
A strong hurrah for Rikki. Some great efforts and this one hits paydirt. Happy for you. Congratulations on your YELLOW!
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01/25/2006 12:20:12 PM
Rikki has a ribbon!!!

Better go find a new couchmate :P
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01/25/2006 12:15:03 PM
Congratulations on your belated ribbon...
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01/25/2006 09:43:46 AM
Wow Rikki you are getting so darn close. It's coming soon. :) Beautiful shot and congrats. on 4th place and a personal best score.
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01/25/2006 02:53:45 AM
Congratulations Rikki for this interestingly graphical shot. You're getting there kabayan:)

Manny
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01/25/2006 02:47:46 AM
Another 4th place !
Now all you are lacking is some luck. Great work !
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01/25/2006 02:45:51 AM
Congratulations, Rikki! Very interesting image.
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01/25/2006 02:14:47 AM
Rikki!
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01/25/2006 01:54:41 AM
Very nice. Congrats on the top 5.
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01/25/2006 01:08:04 AM
hey Rikki, great work here. Never would have guessed it was yours! Congratulations on your personal best, and a lovely landscape that makes an excellent addition to your portfolio.
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01/25/2006 01:00:39 AM
Classic country road scene. Congratulations on 4th -er, 3rd - place. (I didn't vote enough in Roads for my votes to count, and didn't get to this one).

Message edited by author 2006-01-26 00:52:32.
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01/25/2006 12:59:30 AM
Nice 4th place Rikki! This is a fine image!
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01/25/2006 12:51:50 AM
Congrats Rikki! Very well done!
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01/25/2006 12:29:39 AM
Congrats on the HM Rikki! Whawhooooo! Great pic!
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01/25/2006 12:28:29 AM
Congrats rikki
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01/25/2006 12:27:41 AM
do the personal-best dance
its like the spidey dance but it is bouncier - just so you know.
haha you broke the bell curve.
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01/25/2006 12:17:11 AM
Great shot Rikki congrats!
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01/25/2006 12:16:31 AM
Congrats, Rikki!
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01/25/2006 12:16:07 AM
Congratulations Rikki! This is a great shot, and a great score!
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01/25/2006 12:10:51 AM
Congrats Rikki. I figured it might be somewhere in CA as I hail from the same area. Great framing with this picture.
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01/25/2006 12:09:10 AM
CONGRATULATIONS! WAY TO GO!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/24/2006 11:56:56 PM
If this is in reference to Robert Frost, I believe the line is "The Road Less Travelled" :)
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01/24/2006 11:05:18 PM
Nice Robert Frost tribute. I like the other "road" next to it. Gives it comparison :) Might be tad too yellow though :(
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01/24/2006 06:29:58 PM
Nice picture, but ah, a very cliched title.
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01/23/2006 09:20:14 PM
Nice colors. The branches are kinda spooky. Good photo.
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01/23/2006 09:13:12 PM
I love this country image, so peaceful, lovely composition, and all round very good.....
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01/23/2006 02:48:53 PM
Beatiful colours that make me think in real nature, although it reminds me children tales. Beatiful shot.
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01/23/2006 04:15:08 AM
I like it. I like the warm tones. I like the tree. I like the composition. This is the road I would take.
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01/22/2006 10:55:10 PM
Well Done
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01/22/2006 09:53:52 PM
I really like this tree - very effective composition.
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01/22/2006 08:37:52 AM
Beautiful (10)
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01/21/2006 05:57:30 AM
Shame you chose the same title as several other entries - but i guess this is an image contest not a title contest ;-0
Like the autumn colours, golds and browns. Like the sweep of the road. Needs something else to allow the eye to rest at the end of the road. A cow, horse, bike, car - just a full stop / period.
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01/20/2006 11:02:20 PM
Nice scraggletree. Tones a might greeny maybe.
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01/20/2006 10:09:53 PM
I think you have a ribbon worthy image. 9 for me, subject to bumping.
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01/19/2006 11:28:59 PM
Very pretty!!! This is definitely one of the best road pictures in this challenge. Good luck!
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01/19/2006 09:43:45 PM
I like the color on this one!
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01/19/2006 07:47:01 PM
Cluche title but not so cliche image! Wonderful capture. Almost rustic look to it.
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01/19/2006 07:01:27 PM
this is by far my favorite. the composition, the colors. i feel like i'm there!
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01/19/2006 05:49:18 PM
I love it, is it tilted or am I?
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01/19/2006 04:30:04 PM
Good picture. I like the size and shape of the tree.
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01/19/2006 04:13:47 PM
Nice photo. Love the saturation of colors.
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01/19/2006 03:14:05 PM
Certainly seems that way...nicely done.
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01/19/2006 02:35:24 PM
Wow- "two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." RF. Another Frost fan I see, you definitely captured the essense of the poem, and I really think the brown color cast works well here. How did you achieve this? Levels? Curves? Sat?
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01/19/2006 01:11:52 PM
Seems yellow/greenish. I like the composition.
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01/19/2006 09:35:30 AM
now that's a great looking tree!
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01/18/2006 10:42:11 PM
Black and White....Would look great
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01/18/2006 10:17:37 PM
I like this image. There's mystery in it.
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01/18/2006 08:12:38 PM
Nice poignant image.
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01/18/2006 07:38:29 PM
wow this photo is absolutley fabulous! it really makes me want to jump into the picture and start taking a stroll! awesome job!
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01/18/2006 03:16:34 PM
Ah, wonderful. The tree contrasts well against the sky, and the leaves are all of nice shade of color. (Although your title is a bit of a cliche though, haha). 8.
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01/18/2006 11:26:44 AM
nice yellow look.. 7+
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