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Morning sun and shadows.
Morning sun and shadows.

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shadows III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Inniswoods Gardens, Columbus OH
Date: Jun 9, 2006
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jun 9, 2006

Hope this flies in a shadow challenge. Got out early to a local park after my wife said how much she would have liked to go out and shoot pictures with the fog and morning light. I ended up getting a couple of pics that she wanted to have. Just walking out of the woods and taking pics of the sun coming through the trees.

Post Process - levels, burning and dodging, saturation and hue adjustments, unsharpen mask, border, resize for web, NI.

Place: 23 out of 154
Avg (all users): 6.3122
Avg (commenters): 7.4375
Avg (participants): 6.2297
Avg (non-participants): 6.3652
Views since voting: 3367
Views during voting: 315
Votes: 189
Comments: 24
Favorites: 2 (view)

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07/05/2006 01:34:42 PM
I absolutely love the gentleness of this photo; the colours and subtle shades are divine.
If anything I might crop a touch tighter on the right, because for one thing the darkness on the left just fades away, and secondly because the rays of light would be travelling across the whole frame more.
The border fits well, and all in all is a lovely shot
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07/02/2006 07:14:02 AM
This shot is superb. While I suspect some did not think the shadows were the focal point, and I guess they are right, I love the interplay of light and shadow and would have scored this an 8 had I not been on a trip and been unable to get online. The colors are terrific too. This would have worked exceptionally well in the green challenge as well.

I like the lighting (duh) and I also like the placement of the walk. While I might ordinarily use the rule of thirds to shift it to one side, in this instance I like your decision to put it down the middle. It's leading lines take my eye right into the shafts of light. I also like the tonal quality of the greens. You have a good range of green, from light leaves to detailed shadows. Well done, I'd say.
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06/25/2006 08:45:29 AM
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this is a very nice image, but as a shadow challenge entry I think the shadows need to be more interesting, this would have scored even higher in a daylight challenge.

the composition is a bit off, I would have liked to see the path on either side of the image, but not in the center. that lonely tree helps with the composition, without it it would be just bad.

I think this could have been a good entry for the GREEN challenge :)

lighting is great, can't get any better when you can see the rays of light through the trees.
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06/19/2006 10:11:30 PM
Trading post...
Very nice capture. I gave this a 7 in voting. Obviously it has shadows, but I didn't think it really was about the shadows though. The light rays seem to be what the picture was about. I don't see any real room for improvement, if this was a different challenge it would have gotten a much higher vote from me.
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06/19/2006 09:55:09 PM
Trading Post comment:

This was indeed one of my favorites in the challenge - I gave you an 8. I love this kind of light/shadow play and it's ever so challenging to capture the rays without washing out parts. Your choice of the angle for composition with only a bit of sky really helps in that respect, I think. Nice choice of a very lush green setting, too. I was thinking maybe you could crop a bit off the left, but when I tried that, I didn't like it as well. It seems nicely balanced as is. Another 6+, another good placing. Even if you did steal the wife's shot and she beat you anyway. :-)
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06/19/2006 12:27:50 AM
Awesome job Tim!! One of my fav during the challenge!
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06/19/2006 12:21:02 AM
This was one of my highest scorers, even if you did steal your wife's shots ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/18/2006 09:33:06 PM
Nice lighting and shadows. I like the effect of the path leading into the shadows. Well done!
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06/18/2006 02:24:19 PM
Beautiful. The best creative shadow shot I've seen so far! 9
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06/18/2006 01:22:59 PM
Nice capture of the shadows through the trees. A great job of catching the light rays.
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06/18/2006 10:19:30 AM
Awesome shadows here, and I love the light streaks! Hope you do well!
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06/17/2006 07:11:34 AM
Bumping. I love this shot and I want to be mine. With love, the Green Eyed Monster.
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06/17/2006 02:31:24 AM
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06/15/2006 12:19:00 PM
Very nice
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06/15/2006 08:48:35 AM
The greenery and the light were captured beautifully here.
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06/15/2006 06:51:34 AM
Wonderful capture of the rays over the land.
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06/14/2006 07:51:23 AM
This is more about the lighting than the shadow but it works.
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06/13/2006 09:52:58 AM
lovely and serene
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06/12/2006 11:48:55 PM
I love all the green, the sunshine and the shadows, this is a great shot. 9
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06/12/2006 05:56:55 PM
Amazing, love the light
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06/12/2006 01:21:10 PM
This is really beautiful. The shadows enhance an already lovely photo.
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06/12/2006 09:13:59 AM
Awesome natural shadow work... Very cool picture. It should be placed in first 5, if not one of the ribbons ;)
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06/12/2006 09:06:03 AM
Nice image
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06/12/2006 06:56:31 AM
Very beautiful.
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