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Nature Encroaching
Nature Encroaching

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Challenge: Perspective III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Sony DSC-S90
Location: My Roof
Date: Jul 8, 2006
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 80
Shutter: 80
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Jul 8, 2006

This pic is taken on my roof where, under a concrete structure, this plant is growing. The possibility of anything growing on a concrete roof is strictly impossible so I'm impressed with the plant's resoucefulness.

I took this pic with no flash so this pic wasn't visible at all. I applied auto levels and I was shocked to find a presentable pic under the dark facade.

I just adjusted the colours and saturation of this pic.

Place: 315 out of 379
Avg (all users): 4.6263
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.3810
Avg (non-participants): 4.8070
Views since voting: 700
Views during voting: 266
Votes: 198
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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04/01/2007 05:23:16 AM
I like it!! Cool shot!! Love the different textures...
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07/25/2006 01:10:23 AM
From the Critique Club:

First of all I would like to say that I always like critiqueing/helping out the younger photographers here at DPC. I love it when someone with no training to hinder them can take shots that blow away those of us that think they know what they are doing.

This is actually a very nice shot! I love the contrasts that you have going here. Nature versus man, new versus old, color versus cold b/w, the angled plant versus the straight line of the pipe, I could go on and on... If this was a contrast challenge this probably would have scored much better! However, this was a challenge based on perspective where the unique perspective wins.

There is nothing technically that I can say badly about this shot. Everything is in great focus. Everything is exposed properly. The composition though not 'great' still follows enough of the 'rules' that it still has staying power. I can look at this shot 2 weeks from now and still appreciate it! The rules that you did break (eg: There is nothing truly white in what is mostly a black and white shot) really don't matter.

In short, I wish I had the perspective (no pun intended) of youth to see things without being limited by the 'rules'! Keep shooting. Don't get discouraged. If you ever have any questions, this is a great community of people to get help from!

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07/19/2006 08:31:39 PM
I didn't get a chance to vote in this challenge, but I do like your "perspective" on the plant growing where it probably shouldn't. I suspect it was hard for folks to interpret that without really taking the time to look and think about it. Very crisp focus and nice cool colors!
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07/19/2006 05:13:49 AM
Oh, since people are wondering what the perspective of the pic was I'll add that this pic shows the irony of rightful ownership. The title says nature encroaching which is pretty ironic in the sense that we are the ones who are taking over nature and not the other way around.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/16/2006 12:59:02 PM
How does this show perspective?
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07/15/2006 07:39:15 PM
I really like this photo for it's realism and simplicity.
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07/14/2006 07:02:57 AM
Sorry, but I can´t find any perspective here, nor a point of view (a commom mistake in this challenge).
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07/13/2006 01:04:51 AM
I really like this shot. You may get comments from others about the pipe being distracting, but I find it very interesting. Good work.
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07/12/2006 03:45:20 AM
good sharpness and color, but not much to see of perspective and crop at top is bad
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