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Palm Dreams
2nd PlacePalm Dreams

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: 30 Seconds or More (Basic Editing III*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: hawaii
Date: Jun 16, 2006
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30
Galleries: Landscape, Travel
Date Uploaded: Jun 19, 2006

-4th place! That is AWSOME! (Revised: 3rd place! That is SWEET!)

-Thank you for the comments & votes.

-About the photo-
The city in the background is Waikiki, Hawaii. The palm trees were lit by street lights shorter than the palms highlighting the branches from below. My intentions were to get a dramatic angle and try and lead the viewer’s eye through the image. I learned from my last attempt of palm trees against a night sky with a city below that I needed the trees to stand out from the dark sky. Lucky for me there were a few clouds to add to the composition. I converted to Grayscale first then to duotones, a hint of light brown set it off nicely.

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Place: 2 out of 170
Avg (all users): 7.1195
Avg (commenters): 8.2045
Avg (participants): 6.8052
Avg (non-participants): 7.1981
Views since voting: 8424
Views during voting: 582
Votes: 385
Comments: 70
Favorites: 25 (view)

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10/26/2006 01:00:50 PM
Ahhh. Kapiolani Park. I was just there Sunday. This is an outstanding shot. I like the duo tone even more than the color version...and I'm a big fan of color. Very impressive work.
07/12/2006 12:33:24 PM
Outstanding work and excellent post processing. After looking at your portfolio I've decided that my next lens will be a 10-22 as well.
07/10/2006 03:52:32 AM
Congrats on the ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib3.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib3.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Daniel.
I'm torn between the color & your toned versions, but regardless, they are both great images!
07/02/2006 06:05:44 PM
Awesome picture! Congratulations on the ribbon!
06/30/2006 11:26:20 AM
Wonderful photo! Congratulations on the ribbon!
06/30/2006 08:31:23 AM
This is absolutely gorgeous, a well-deserved ribbon!
06/30/2006 07:35:35 AM
Originally posted by annasense:

just missed it! it was wonderful, still one of my faves! congrats on 4th!

well, hey, isn't that great! congrats on the yellow!!!! see, i knew you'd ribbon.
06/30/2006 07:33:20 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, well done !
06/30/2006 05:06:04 AM
WOW, I'm looking at the colour one, that's worth a ribbon as well

06/30/2006 04:32:52 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! Beautiful shot!
06/30/2006 03:24:08 AM
3rd, that's even more awesome. Congrats on your first ribbon.
06/30/2006 02:22:09 AM
06/30/2006 02:08:45 AM
3rd place! cool, looks like durban.
06/30/2006 02:08:44 AM
Originally posted by Rikki:

Yep. I think this will be a yellow my friend :)

Congrats on Yellow my friend :)
06/29/2006 11:14:40 PM
I'm logging in specifically to compliment you on this shot - I really really like it.
06/28/2006 05:07:25 PM
Congratulations on your 4th place! Excellent shot!
06/28/2006 10:41:43 AM
Congratulations on your 4th place finish. Beautiful work.
06/28/2006 06:17:17 AM
Very nice image - congrats on your 4th place. Pre-congrats on what appears to be your movement to yellow :)
06/28/2006 02:02:12 AM
I think you will be getting the yellow as unfortunately the other chap edited a dust spot..... don't suppose you did this as well :-) :-) ?
06/28/2006 01:53:07 AM
Yep. I think this will be a yellow my friend :)
06/28/2006 01:42:39 AM
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

I predict a top 10 finish! :D

Aha! Now I predict a yellow ribbon for this shot!
06/28/2006 01:06:43 AM
Well you tied for 3rd so I say you too get a ribbon ;)
06/28/2006 12:46:19 AM
just missed it! it was wonderful, still one of my faves! congrats on 4th!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/27/2006 11:09:39 PM
My eye is instantly drawn to the top of the front palm tree, which looks great, and then I look back and see the city, which is also really cool! Great composition; the tones work well in this shot. Bump to 10- hope this does well for you.
06/27/2006 11:04:33 PM
Fantastic tone and clarity...stunning shot.
06/27/2006 09:25:41 PM
Wonderful work.
06/27/2006 05:25:32 PM
very nice composition, 8.
06/27/2006 10:07:14 AM
This is just lovely.
06/27/2006 01:34:19 AM
I love the city in the background! Very infinite!
06/27/2006 12:29:25 AM
06/27/2006 12:00:37 AM
I like this setup. Very clear and very dreamy feel to it.
06/26/2006 09:46:59 PM
love the wide angle and perspective...great as a b and w...hope this does well for you
06/26/2006 12:47:10 PM
The wide angle lens and the duotone really make this an outstanding shot.
06/26/2006 12:41:56 PM
like the use of duotone here, and the trunks of the trees do a good job of framing the city behind them. 8.
06/25/2006 10:41:52 PM
Great contrast. Love the framing.
06/25/2006 10:41:21 PM
WOW. I haven't seen everything in this challenge yet, but so far, I hope hope hope this ribbons. Excellent subject and great execution!!
06/25/2006 07:54:22 PM
Love this photo, the tone, the calmness, and composition. 10
06/25/2006 02:52:33 AM
Composition: 7 - Technical: 8 - Creativity: 7 - Appeal: 9 - Challenge: 7 - Overall Calculated Average Score: 8

I predict a top 10 finish! :D
06/24/2006 01:53:04 PM
STUNNING. If I could have given it a 12, I would have. It's a 10 for sure plus more. The palms really add to this and the choice of tones is delicious. I am choosing it as a favorite.
06/24/2006 02:37:36 AM
Nice monoprint
06/23/2006 08:42:00 PM
Nice pic, I like the tone of the b&w. It almost looks like you used a flash to illuminate the foreground, you have a hot spot on the first tree, but I don't think you needed it. Perhaps it is coming from street lights.
06/23/2006 07:10:26 PM
Beautiful... At first I was going to say it would probably be more beautiful in colors, but.... I don´t know... Perhaps this is better. At least I love it :o)
06/23/2006 07:02:44 PM
06/23/2006 06:30:31 PM
Great b/w!!! 10
06/23/2006 06:17:19 PM
terrific shot!
06/23/2006 01:38:08 PM
06/23/2006 12:41:01 PM
Love the battle of nature vs. city, beach vs. buildings. Both are beautiful--each in their own way. Great perspective, framing, lighting, sky.
06/23/2006 12:21:18 PM
Meets Challenge:2
Technical: 1
Wow: 0
Total Score: 6
06/23/2006 08:48:06 AM
I really like the different testures the long exposure had given this - nice sharp trees, marshmellow clouds, hard buildings and smooth water and the black sky - 8
06/23/2006 07:47:38 AM
Love this! The sky looks cool and I love the composition of the city to the palm trees.
06/23/2006 07:18:18 AM
Really love the composition of this shot, outstanding in my opinion. I like the use of monotone colour too, but would be keen to see the colour shot too. Well done and good luck!
06/23/2006 05:42:03 AM
Wonderful photograph!!!
06/22/2006 11:37:23 PM
Nice triangle with the first two palm trees, framing the city in the background.
06/22/2006 08:37:10 PM
love the mood of this shot!! Very nice!!! one of my favorites!!
06/22/2006 12:37:31 PM
Great B&W shot. Lights close to the city are a bit blown but overall a ver impressive image.
06/22/2006 10:06:26 AM
this image appeals to me; it's a unique composition..the palms and the sky create an interesting visual effect.
06/22/2006 09:41:18 AM
A ribbon pick in my book, if not a serious contender. Great Job, I'd hang it on my wall any day.
06/21/2006 10:39:38 PM
I really enjoy looking at this shot...you should put this on DCPrints.....probably get some takers. I like the perspective and how the cityline is in the background. My only little gripe is the blownout light in the center of the frame, a little hot. Good luck though, this is great
06/21/2006 10:23:37 PM
Very nice composition. Lots of leading lines in this one when you look closely. Great job!
06/21/2006 07:41:45 PM
Nice point of view! I really like the black and white here too. Great job.
06/21/2006 06:35:34 PM
Very nice. I like the perspective and the black and white conversion.
06/21/2006 05:42:04 PM
This is one of my favourites. I like the glowing city in the background and I think it works well in B&W.
06/21/2006 11:42:34 AM
very, very nice!
06/21/2006 11:25:39 AM
very nice bizarro shot :-)
06/21/2006 09:17:55 AM
Pretty cool shot, love the tonal range in it, nice job on the b/w conversion. 7 from me.
06/21/2006 02:13:38 AM
nice tones, and angle
06/21/2006 01:50:51 AM
Nice use of B&W.
06/21/2006 01:34:37 AM
this is my definate favourite from what i've seen so far!
06/21/2006 01:13:37 AM
Black and white looks excellent with the contrast between the sky and the city. Very nice. -8
06/21/2006 12:18:36 AM
Great Great Shot !!!! Love the angle and contrast.

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