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Misty Mornings

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Challenge: Soft Focus II (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challenge Outcasts
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: In the country just outside Nambour at sunrise.
Date: Aug 17, 2006
Aperture: 6.30
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Aug 22, 2006

We have just returned from holidays up in the tropical north of Queensland, at Airlie beach. We went up by train and also returned by train, on the 17/8/2006.

I was so fortunite to be able to get 6 to 8 shots of a magical soft quiet sunset, shining through the clouds above a misty foggy valley. The image I have choosen here has the fog sitting low in amoungst the tree.

I realy love the softness in this image, as it gives a really lovely soft impressionistic painterly feeling to the image.

This scene is just so very country Australian, and all 8 images that I took, could be perfect calander shots, and just so pleased with them all. I will upload all the other images after the challenge is over, for you to see.

I took this up very close to the glass panel window of a fast moving train, and so was just so lucky so many turned out.

I had my ISO speed set at 400, due to the moving bus, the moving boats and the moving train, that we were going to be on most of our holidays.

Even more lucky to find on my return, that we had a "Soft Focus" challenge, which all of the images I took, would be suitable to enter, and also within the required date re entry.

Place: 42 out of 252
Avg (all users): 5.9742
Avg (commenters): 8.0714
Avg (participants): 5.7826
Avg (non-participants): 6.0549
Views since voting: 926
Views during voting: 340
Votes: 233
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/31/2006 02:12:06 PM
Lovely soft image with beautiful tones; the ground fog gives it a truly interesting feel...very nice touch.
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08/31/2006 01:53:12 PM
GORGEOUS! Definitely feels like a painting and maybe that's why it didn't get a higher score, as people probably were not looking for that in this challenge? But I feel like that is what really makes this image so magical and so engaging to look at.
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08/30/2006 07:38:59 AM
Ah Shezzie, well I wake up this morning and there we are together, make me laugh:) I love you pic!!
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08/30/2006 03:42:47 AM
In The top 50's, well done, and deserved for a great photo.
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08/30/2006 12:33:38 AM
still a great shot! deserved a higher placement! but oh well!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/29/2006 11:20:39 PM
what a wonderful picture...i really like it...the woods look creepy!
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08/27/2006 09:11:58 PM
It is hard tell because of the soft focus but the photo seems to be out of focus, especially when you look at the logs in the foreground. Your post-processing makes it look like a painting and not a photograph. The composition is nice but work on the details before shooting the photo.
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08/27/2006 08:55:13 AM
Very beautiful colors...like the effect of painting.
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08/26/2006 05:00:12 PM
there is an etheral feel to this photo. i love the colours
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08/25/2006 02:34:05 PM
The mist in the trees in the distance gives and eerie feel to the image that I like :o)
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08/25/2006 10:08:10 AM
I think you could have got away with having the foreground not quite so soft focus - for me the soft trees and mist are enough and the logs aren't quite as nice. I like the overall feeling of a painting, sort of like a Arthur Streeton
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08/24/2006 03:41:29 AM
Digging the colors. Good mood. Feels sort of civil war era.
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08/23/2006 08:46:18 PM
The sky and the trees look amazing; I might have cropped the foreground to call more attention to the other elements.
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08/23/2006 05:07:31 PM
This is beautiful, the colours are so warm , love it!!
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08/23/2006 02:34:14 PM
Wonderful scene. The blue smokey trees and sky reminds me of a painting by Remington. 9.
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08/23/2006 02:11:47 PM
this shot is too blurry...could be sharper...Just Kidding!!

I would have liked this more if perhaps the trees on the right weren't in it.
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08/23/2006 07:45:19 AM
This is beautiful. It looks like a painting. I love the soft mist in the background, and the golden autumn colors of the grass. Great job.
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08/23/2006 01:17:22 AM
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08/23/2006 01:01:33 AM
Almost looks like painting, love the misty fog in the trees,good compositioon and light...Top Shelf
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