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Challenge: At Rest (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix F700
Location: The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Date: Sep 18, 2003
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 22, 2003

This submission is a last minute change from my initial offering, it was a bit of a flip of the coin as to which I wanted to use. Have put the other one (Just Sam) in my portfolio!

This is the Mud Maid of the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall.

I recommend this location and the Eden Project nearby as places that show the vision and drive of the projects' initiator Tim Smit - simply amazing.

Because I used the F700 in Auto for this shot it defaults to Normal sharpening but I have applied a curve adjustment to boost the overall colour/contrast and a crop to remove some distracting background. What looks like a slight colour cast was actually a redness in the soil.

She is designed to become more overgrown, the gardeners apparently use yoghurt to encourage lichen and surface growth - think yyou can do the same to age "modern concrete" statues.

Statistics
Place: 29 out of 288
Avg (all users): 5.7174
Avg (commenters): 6.6000
Avg (participants): 5.4706
Avg (non-participants): 5.9820
Views since voting: 1659
Votes: 230
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/30/2003 06:12:13 PM
Interesting idea for the challenge. The colors of some of the ground seems a bit off though.
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09/29/2003 02:35:36 PM
This is spectacular.
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09/28/2003 07:23:08 PM
What a stunning subject!
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09/28/2003 04:41:41 PM
Interesting image. The plants to the left create shoulders. Not sure that's really true, but leaves it up to the viewers imagination.
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09/26/2003 01:58:38 AM
neat
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09/26/2003 12:53:35 AM
Good colors, I like the texture.
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09/25/2003 08:30:40 PM
I might have liked a different angle here so that the distance between the shoulder and the head allowed for a tighter crop. As it is, the head is a bit hard to pick up on at first glance.
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09/25/2003 03:36:36 AM
I love the composition of this photograph. Its very earthy and has a natural feel to it, plus it evokes serenity and rest to me perfectly - and in a rather unique way. Where is this taken? I love it!
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09/24/2003 09:23:56 PM
I dun know why. But I just love this composition....

Truly at rest for centuries...
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09/24/2003 07:07:38 PM
great photo!
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09/24/2003 06:44:59 PM
very nice photo, composition is good & colors are good...interesting take on the challenge & it works well
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09/24/2003 02:37:45 PM
Nice shot. I realy like the subject in this photo.
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09/24/2003 01:26:57 PM
Great shot!! where is this at?
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09/24/2003 10:53:51 AM
Took me a while to notice the face. It's too bad, but you're probably going to get some low scores because people will vote before taking time to notice the face. I only got it because I read the title before looking at the image. Good work and very interesting. A shot angle away from perpendicular might have made this a bit more visually appealing.
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09/24/2003 07:42:48 AM
A different and a wider perspective would have made this an excellent picture
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09/24/2003 07:07:09 AM
Interesting shot.......I think a closer view might help...
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