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Tej


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Desolation II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Olympus C-70 / C-7000 Zoom
Location: India
Date: Jun 12, 2006
Aperture: 2.6
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jun 18, 2006

Accidental find on my way back from my hometown in India. This was not clicked with intention of submission to challenge but this was the only one I could see fit to this challenge from my this weeks collection.

PP (on Picasa and Photoshop for local editing) -

Cropped
Levels
Graduated Tint
Some burning on tree (shadows) and on clouds (midtones)
Slight desaturation
NeatImage with sharpening

---- Post Result Comments ----

Wow! A Ribbon :) I met three (almost) of my targets for this year with this photo - Ribbon, Average score above 5.7 and 75 photos as favorites (at 74...so almost :)). I thought this to be in to top 10...but ribbon was totally unexpected. Thank you all!!!!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 197
Avg (all users): 7.1701
Avg (commenters): 8.3226
Avg (participants): 7.1667
Avg (non-participants): 7.1727
Views since voting: 16016
Views during voting: 352
Votes: 194
Comments: 66
Favorites: 30 (view)


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12/06/2007 02:54:25 AM
awesome! this proves that you dont need an amazing camera to take an amazing picture :)
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08/04/2007 12:49:19 PM
took my breath away when I opened this!
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03/11/2007 10:25:42 AM
this is beautiful
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01/19/2007 01:06:40 AM
Truly superb.. Simply mind-blowing. Sir, I need to learn a lot from you.
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07/05/2006 12:39:44 AM
Congratulations Sir..
Finally u achieved it
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07/01/2006 09:48:50 AM
a great photograph like this one needs no explaination much less a title,great work!

Message edited by author 2006-07-01 09:51:01.
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06/30/2006 04:39:40 AM
Wonderful shot! Congrats on your ribbon!
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06/29/2006 03:45:27 AM
very good, excellent ... congratulations
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06/28/2006 01:29:10 PM
---Greetings from the Critique Club!---

First impression - Great shot!

What can I say that hasn't already been said by all the commenters? You really hit the mark on this one. Meets the challenge perfectly, great colors, nice detail in the sky, on and on.

Since this is the critique club, the only element I would have done differently is the horizon. Horizons that cut right through the middle of the frame bother me a bit. If you look at great landscapes and seascapes you will see that the most powerful images have the horizon 1/3 form the bottom or 1/3 from the top. I think if you came up just a bit on the bottom and had a bit more sky this really strong image would be improved. Of course this is my opinion. I certainly think the shot is deserving of the high placement that the DPC voters gave.

Congratulations on a superb capture!

I hope this was helpful. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

David
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06/28/2006 09:04:01 AM
What a great shot ! Congratulations on your ribbon !
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06/28/2006 08:23:04 AM
It's hauntingly beautiful. Very well done.
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06/28/2006 07:28:31 AM
I love how you have used colors here. Nice work and congratulations!
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06/27/2006 09:32:14 PM
Congratulations on your Ribbon! Beautiful Image just perfect for this challenge!
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06/27/2006 03:33:07 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon, hope it won't be desolate too long.
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06/27/2006 02:18:14 AM
congrats on the ribbon! lovely image
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06/26/2006 10:59:19 PM
A superb photo well done anc congrats for the ribbon!!
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06/26/2006 07:01:43 PM
Congrats! This is a fine shot indeed.
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06/26/2006 02:06:23 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon! Excellent shot!
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06/26/2006 10:49:06 AM
Nicely Done Congrats!
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06/26/2006 09:17:34 AM
Well done on the ribbon. Look forward to seeing some more work from you.
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06/26/2006 03:40:18 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon, T. Great shot.
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06/26/2006 02:48:34 AM
tejinder bhai, fod diya, good one. keep it up.
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06/26/2006 02:31:22 AM
What a color combination. Congrats!
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06/26/2006 02:05:44 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon with this very desolate shot.
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06/26/2006 01:31:28 AM
Congrats your first ribbon!
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06/26/2006 01:22:49 AM
Congrats on the yellow! Beautiful image... Love the soft color tones.
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06/26/2006 01:14:30 AM
Hey Tejinder,

Congratulations on a beautiful image and your first ribbon. Great work on the tones here! and wow, only 2 scores below 5!
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06/26/2006 12:51:16 AM
Gongratulations on your first ribbon T. Super image!
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06/26/2006 12:30:46 AM
Now, this is super seductive! And great use of graduated tint to bring out the delicate beauty here. Congratulations on your Yellow.
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06/26/2006 12:14:05 AM
Very sweet! Congrats on your first ribbon!
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06/26/2006 12:11:03 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon Tejinder! Great shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/25/2006 11:08:40 PM
Strong image, should do well
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06/25/2006 09:11:03 PM
Awesome
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06/25/2006 05:09:50 PM
A very apt interpretation of the challenge - works on so many levels - the desolate area overlooking a populated area, the colors that are muted and almost drab - it's all good. Good luck!
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06/25/2006 04:07:33 PM
Desolate yet beautiful. Nicely done.
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06/25/2006 11:10:07 AM
Oh jeez .. excellent. .. shouldn't the tree be a little more to the left ?
Excellent capture of desolation.
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06/25/2006 11:06:57 AM
Wow, great colours. I wish the ree were a little more to the left, though, to fall on one of the thirds lines. Otherwise, a very beautiful photograph.
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06/25/2006 09:35:21 AM
Wonderful image
this shot has ribbon written all over it.
a big 10 from me

good luck

kev
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06/25/2006 08:39:05 AM
Very beautiful, wow, this is a photo that makes one go wow! ok i made a fool of myself, what a perfect choice for the challenge, well focused framed and wonderful color and impact! you did well!
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06/25/2006 06:47:18 AM
Quite magical..... Love that sky.....
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06/24/2006 03:52:19 PM
I love the colors in this. The dead grass and tree give it a definate feel of desolation instead of just an empty landscape. My pic for the blue.
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06/24/2006 01:50:34 PM
nice landscape!
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06/24/2006 10:18:08 AM
this is good..colors, composition and tonal quality are excellent..the tree proves enough interest to pull the eye into the image.
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06/23/2006 07:25:15 PM
oooo~ I love the colors and the softness of this picture!
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06/23/2006 05:35:48 PM
good composition Wonderful tonality, excellent subject
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06/23/2006 06:02:07 AM
Wow...now this is top 10 if not a ribbon...perfect.
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06/22/2006 07:23:34 PM
Wow... So nice colors... A very desolated tree and surrounding (IMO).. Love this picture.
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06/22/2006 07:22:13 PM
wow, this is simply gorgeous!! 10
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06/22/2006 07:38:22 AM
You really have great tone here; black bush as central focus; and a truly spectacular variety of hues that start cool on the horizon and get warm at the fore and in the sky at the edges. nice work.
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06/22/2006 12:30:23 AM
For some reason this image makes me think of the end of the book of Jonah, from the Old Testament. Cool shot.
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06/21/2006 03:34:41 PM
Fine picture and challenge appropriate. colors in the sky seem a little strange but a striking picture nevertheless.
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06/21/2006 12:34:30 AM
I would move the tree a little farther to the left. Great shot.
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06/20/2006 07:55:51 PM
I love the way the sky looks and the colors also. For desolation though I think you should have gotten rid of all of those houses perhaps.
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06/20/2006 03:26:22 PM
Desolate beauty.
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06/20/2006 12:37:05 PM
Great colors and a real sense of desolation. 10
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06/20/2006 10:33:04 AM
Beautiful, soft quality of light. One of my top picks.
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06/20/2006 07:29:51 AM
It's good to see lots of colours in this challenge, I was afraid that I would be voting on 198 dreary black and white photos. This really invokes desolation to me - well done. I would have moved the tree a bit more to the left, it feels like it's not sure if it wants to be a centred composition or a rule of thirds...
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06/20/2006 01:53:14 AM
good title, the scene is obviously desolate and lets viewer just look around at all the details without being forced to think of something
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06/19/2006 02:56:48 PM
This is nice. Good placement of the tree and good desaturation of the colours
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06/19/2006 02:44:07 PM
This is not only a beautiful picture but really looks desolate.
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06/19/2006 10:51:14 AM
Incredible photo. A seemingly endless vista. Well executed depth of field. And the muted range of colours is so beautiful.
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06/19/2006 02:46:36 AM
Great shot, beautiful colors and clarity.
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06/19/2006 01:03:06 AM
A classic beauty. If I changed anything I might tweak levels a smidge and burn the clouds a bit. The composition and setting is spot on.
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06/19/2006 12:47:46 AM
Great colors and composition. I love the muted colors in the foreground contrasted with the vibrant orange in the sky.
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06/19/2006 12:27:37 AM
Beautiful image!
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06/19/2006 12:16:09 AM
you got a great photo here...I just hope the title doesn't ruin it for the voters.
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