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Tree on Blue & Black
Tree on Blue & Black

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: A Single Tree (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Compact Aspherical Hyperzoom for Sigma
Location: Sonoma, California
Date: Sep 4, 2006
Aperture: F14
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Abstract, Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 4, 2006

Levels, Curves, selected and adjusted blue. Inverse and burned some tree to make the dark bark stand out. Noise Ninja, Smart Sharpen. I did a tiny crop to get rid of a hot spot.

I took about 100 shots of this tree & its surroundings. This was (naturally) one of the first.

After competition comments: This was taken at a wonderful collection of gardens in Sonoma, California that I visit quite frequently. It's about 35-40 miles from San Francisco. The artist who created the garden in which this composition was taken is Topher Delaney. If you're interested, you can access her entire sculpture/garden by using this:

Once again, I'm in the reject column of the Challenge photography here at DPC. But once again, I've decided to follow my own instincts and likes.

This pattern may continue.

Place: 205 out of 251
Avg (all users): 4.7200
Avg (commenters): 4.8889
Avg (participants): 4.4725
Avg (non-participants): 4.9266
Views since voting: 751
Views during voting: 298
Votes: 200
Comments: 10
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07/16/2014 07:22:32 PM
I love all the lines.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2006 07:03:06 AM
cool background pattern
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09/12/2006 06:14:21 PM
Very unappealing lighting. Your idea here isn't a bad one, but the fact that the tree doesn't follow the same angle as the blue and black stripes sort of makes it all fall apart.
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09/12/2006 03:52:52 PM
the background colors dominate the picture. not really an interesting tree to look at.
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09/12/2006 10:49:07 AM
The background is a bit rough on my eyes...not sure what I'd replace it with.
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09/11/2006 09:09:29 PM
background here doesn't help the image for me
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09/11/2006 05:43:52 PM
cool tree and unique idea but i think that it doesn't quite have enough impact (i'm guessing that's what you were going for?). definite points, though, for creativity:)
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09/11/2006 11:57:18 AM
I don't know how you made the sharply defined blue lines, but it's cool.
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09/11/2006 11:46:51 AM
Birch trees are, IMO, some of the most beautiful. Yours is no exception. 7.
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09/11/2006 01:01:17 AM
Interesting composition. I don't love the lighting though. It's a bit harsh.
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