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the forest
the forest
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Challenge: Zen Photography (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Federal Way, WA (Seattle)
Date: Jul 30, 2006
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30 sec
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2006

this took some work, but it turned out exactly how i had pictured it... so i'm very happy with the result. My wife is probably still cramped up from holding still for so long ;o)

the kanji symbols represent "forest".

pp: (in cs2)
crop
autocolor
curves
sharpen
resize
ni
usm
add border
sfw

Statistics
Place: 66 out of 329
Avg (all users): 6.0184
Avg (commenters): 6.8125
Avg (participants): 5.8349
Avg (non-participants): 6.2037
Views since voting: 799
Views during voting: 347
Votes: 217
Comments: 21
Favorites: 4 (view)


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12/27/2008 11:43:46 AM
ooo what a cool photo. might have left some more hand showing at the bottom of the photo. pretty little flower, it really makes the photo
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08/07/2006 10:35:09 PM
I like the picture a lot, but I think you should've used mori for the kanji representation instead (three trees arranged in a triangle instead of two side by side). My understanding is that "mori" has more the connotation of forest, and also, odd numbers of things jive better with Japanese aesthetic.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2006 09:03:26 AM
nice caligraphy
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08/05/2006 08:42:03 PM
Very clever idea done very well.....
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08/05/2006 01:00:00 PM
Very creative. This has to be a top ten image at least. 9
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08/04/2006 04:30:44 PM
creative idea
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08/04/2006 05:46:52 AM
Very cool. Nicely done!
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08/03/2006 10:50:00 PM
zen is the only
symbol of zen
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08/03/2006 09:18:15 PM
What a great composition!
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08/03/2006 06:31:59 PM
I like the idea and composition :o)
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08/02/2006 08:34:54 AM
i love the precise little details in this; what lessens the impact somewhat are the far eastern characters in the background. they're neither centred nor balanced on the side in some rule of third mannerism. they're also too blurry - it looks like a pair of crane flys landed on the lens! they're also totally redundant because the hands and single flower conveys much zen; a wide crop just below the tips of the index fingers gives a more pleasing balanced picture, i feel. i like the flower and hand elements a lot, so overall 7.
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08/02/2006 06:21:28 AM
Great idea :) best of luck...8
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08/01/2006 11:15:42 PM
Very Cool!
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08/01/2006 02:08:31 AM
How much I wish this was photo of just some soil/mixture and the plant/flower on white background. I like the idea but I find it too busy for the theme. Even without the hands and background text this would have worked fine (or maybe even better IMO). Still a great composition which is technically well executed.8.
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08/01/2006 01:02:45 AM
Very cute little flower. Now glue a dragon fly to that sucker and you have a winner.
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08/01/2006 12:39:01 AM
Although I like this photo and the concept, for me, the background letters and the foreground works against each other. I find that this causes me to want to look at each element individually, instead of as a whole. I guess just not enough simplicity, it makes me 'work' too much to see the whole interesting photo.
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07/31/2006 07:59:24 PM
Great photo!
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07/31/2006 06:54:16 PM
What a charming idea!
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07/31/2006 03:10:25 PM
Very cool, but the flower looks fake to me :(, it probably isn't so... 7
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07/31/2006 02:28:37 PM
Love this shot. Good job.
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07/31/2006 11:29:51 AM
Too contrived to be zen, IMO.
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