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"The old tree preaches wisdom" - Zen saying
"The old tree preaches wisdom" - Zen saying
DrAchoo


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Challenge: Zen Photography (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Date: Jul 27, 2006
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Jul 27, 2006

Taken at a golf course at sunset at my in-laws in Chandler, AZ. I liked the look of the old tree and thought it might have a chance. Sorta had a little bonsai thing going for it.

PP includes conversion from RAW (primarily where the reds came from, although they were there), some cloning of little bushes on the horizon to give a clean look, USM and Shadow/Highlights, resize and final USM. Adjustment layers include selective color to remove some grays and brightness/contrast. Believe it or not, there is no saturation here. It was all done in RAW.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 329
Avg (all users): 6.6844
Avg (commenters): 8.2857
Avg (participants): 6.5789
Avg (non-participants): 6.7928
Views since voting: 3045
Views during voting: 349
Votes: 225
Comments: 26
Favorites: 6 (view)


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08/07/2006 11:52:08 PM
Gorgeous. This would look killer in my basement.
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08/07/2006 08:27:26 AM
congrats on 7th!!
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08/07/2006 07:42:14 AM
Beautiful photo! So deserving of a top 7 placing. That sunset is just stunning, and this is a perfect composition for this zen capture!!!
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08/07/2006 06:32:59 AM
Congratulations on finishing 7th Jason with a great shot
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08/07/2006 05:34:01 AM
Bold colour, but it certainly works. Congrats on your top ten finish.
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08/07/2006 01:56:17 AM
Congrats Doc! Love the textures in the sky...
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08/07/2006 12:40:29 AM
Certainly an outstanding study with great ise of the silhoutte to send all unimportant things away! Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
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08/07/2006 12:32:59 AM
Nice job Doc! LOVE the colors. Beautiful shot - congrats on top 10!
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08/07/2006 12:17:54 AM
A "let's put on a coloured filter to make a pretty commodity picture" photograph.
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08/07/2006 12:16:01 AM
I'm a little surprised you went with something this intense color wise for this particular challenge but hey you know DPC well. ;)
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08/07/2006 12:11:03 AM
awesome photo, congrats on 7th!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2006 10:34:01 PM
Nice bold color. Enjoy the slight texture of open space.
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08/06/2006 01:49:09 PM
Awesome! Meets the challenge and technically perfect. Good treatment of the light, nice composition, good job with the editing. COngratulations.
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08/05/2006 01:22:06 PM
One of my favorites. I love the nice color gradient
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08/04/2006 04:44:47 PM
wow! freaking stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BIG 10 from me!
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08/03/2006 02:05:57 PM
do not kneel
to the colors of your mind,
no matter how bright. 4
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08/03/2006 08:03:09 AM
Great colours and silhouette, its like a little bonsai tree :o) 8
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08/03/2006 01:46:28 AM
Stunning image! Amazing color, the silhoutte is outstanding! 10
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08/02/2006 09:41:05 PM
very nicely done
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08/02/2006 08:33:52 AM
Very Zen, and top image...10
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08/01/2006 07:58:55 PM
colors look great.
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08/01/2006 02:05:05 AM
Excellent vertical composition. The colour radiates hostility rather than tranquility, but nonetheless an outstanding image, 9.
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07/31/2006 04:52:28 PM
How pretty. I don't know much about zen photography, but this seems to fit what I imaginen it to be :) Great job.
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07/31/2006 08:16:05 AM
Lovely. You can't beat an orange sky with a great old tree in silhouette. Great title too. 8
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07/31/2006 05:06:43 AM
I'm not sure this meets the challenge as it was described but I sure do like this image. Gets an 8 and a fav from me. Good luck!
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