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Between the Peaks
Between the Peaks
jfwolpert


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Challenge: A Single Tree (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 28-200 f/3.5 - 5.6 USM
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Date: Sep 8, 2006
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/45
Date Uploaded: Sep 8, 2006

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Statistics
Place: 24 out of 251
Avg (all users): 6.2935
Avg (commenters): 6.7586
Avg (participants): 6.2152
Avg (non-participants): 6.3524
Views since voting: 1078
Views during voting: 325
Votes: 184
Comments: 31
Favorites: 0


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11/01/2006 11:09:43 PM
I like this shot! i like this negative space ... and that tree is have a Presenc... GREAT SHOT!
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09/27/2006 09:39:58 PM
This is an enduring image. I come back to it now and again. So close to being exceptional. A location worth many a visit.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/17/2006 11:06:31 PM
Great negative space and a vast feeling to this shot. The border is a bit too heavy for it though IMO. 7
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09/17/2006 09:15:00 PM
I like the negative space. Center composition works well. Nice exposure.

Second time around bump to 7
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09/16/2006 08:02:32 PM
Why is the sky lighter around the tree? Still, I like the simplicity of this composition, bump.
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09/16/2006 10:34:44 AM
Wow..nice lighting
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09/16/2006 08:13:39 AM
this image needs some serious cropping! and probably some color adjusting..
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09/14/2006 11:59:04 AM
VERY NICE!
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09/13/2006 02:22:25 PM
was the big halo around the tree intentional? I love the shot, but that is a distraction to me. 8 nonetheless though!
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09/13/2006 08:15:57 AM
nice shot - I think the frame could be a bit thinner due to the scale in the shot, just not a big fan of frames - best of luck!
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09/13/2006 12:30:48 AM
OK, rule of thirds be damned, this is a cool image. BUT you have a whole bunch-o-sky that is not doin' jack for it! I would crop it to a pano! Also, I am not sure about the "spotlight" thing on the tree. Looks like it was dodged a bit too much. For this challenge it is ok, but I don't really like it. For general use of the image, I would use USM on the whole range and present it as a pano. But that is just me...
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09/12/2006 05:40:24 PM
Nice concept. One thing that hurts this photo is the 'peaks' being the same height as the tree and the fact that 80% of the shot is blue sky. Do not care for the glow around the tree. It appears unnatural because if that were backlighting from the sun, the faces of the hills would be more shadowed and the clouds would not have shadows on their bottoms. Anyway, would like to see this if it were shot from closer to the tree and from an angle that maximized the height of the surrounding hills. The sky does nothing here but minimize everything else so losing a very large part of it would be a good thing.
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09/12/2006 01:14:35 PM
strange halo around the tree
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09/12/2006 01:04:46 PM
The lightening of the sky around the tree is just a bit too obvious. It's a good idea to do that, but it's a little heavy handed. Sorry...
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09/12/2006 10:36:27 AM
Lovely composition and colours. The clouds cooperated perfectly. 8.
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09/12/2006 02:33:11 AM
cool shot i like the find. 8
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09/11/2006 09:28:39 PM
Hey! Not fair! You found the perfect tree I spent all day Sunday driving around looking for!! Hahah, never the less, Its one of my faves of the challege, I am a fan of the minimalism. Great shot :) 10 (even though you stole my tree :P)
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09/11/2006 09:18:15 PM
composition helps the picture. the area around the tree has a halo around it. fits the challenge but the processing detracts for me. 5
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09/11/2006 09:10:24 PM
This is a really cool shot. The clouds really add to the effect. 9
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09/11/2006 08:08:01 PM
this was the very first tree that came to mine when I read the challenge. I even tried shooting it a couple times, but didn't get anything worthwhile.

I like your composition here, although there's a bit too much blank sky for my tastes. your dodge work on the tree is fairly obvious, too. not necessarily a bad thing, but it is noticeable.
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09/11/2006 07:56:27 PM
I really like the composition of this photo. While some might find the immense amount of sky to be somewhat overpowering, I think it gives a good perspective and sense of space. The colors are great and I appreciate the simplicity. I do feel that the dodging around the tree detracts from your photo, however; it's a very obvious spot dab from a brush and lends the photo to have a manipulated feel. That's dangerous, because then you lose a notch of authenticity, and in a wonderful photo like this I think you want it to feel as natural as possible. I like the choice to highlight the tree, but you don't want it to be obvious what you've done. Perhaps use a slightly larger brush that falls off more slowly, or lower the opacity to a degree. All that being said, I liked this shot a lot and it was in my group of higher rated photographs.
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09/11/2006 07:35:23 PM
i love this!
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09/11/2006 03:55:13 PM
The whiteish aura around the tree is funky to me. Cool perspective though.
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09/11/2006 02:44:40 PM
This is very nice, but I would have loved this waaay more without the overpowering border. Also, this seems like it would've been a good candidate for using the rule of thirds, if you could've put the horizon line about a third of the way up, instead of right at the very bottom. But still a good, unusual shot overall - 8.
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09/11/2006 02:17:17 PM
Great, well done.
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09/11/2006 12:00:19 PM
Love this image. I like the border, although I'm sure you'll get comments saying the opposite, so I wanted to say that. The simple composition, open spaces, simple color scheme, all very nice.
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09/11/2006 10:42:22 AM
I really like the composition on this.
I was even going to give you an 8!!!!!
But I don't like the border.
Sorry.
So you only get a 7.
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09/11/2006 09:06:23 AM
Lovely. 10.
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09/11/2006 09:04:48 AM
I'm a huge fan of wide frames, but in this instance, it diminishes the overall quality of the view of this image, to my eye since there is actually no true black in the photo. I love that you centered the tree. I like how you used the sky as the largest part of the image as well.
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09/11/2006 06:01:17 AM
Who planted that there ?
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09/11/2006 01:16:36 AM
Wonderful photo that would have been more wonderful without the bright spot around the tree.
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