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Challenge: A Single Tree (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6
Location: Darbyshire, UK
Date: Sep 10, 2006
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Black and White, Rural
Date Uploaded: Sep 10, 2006

An interesting and helpful set of comments from you all thanks folks.
This pic was somewhat experimental and I was very curious to what people would think. Its all texture and little contrast. I tried it with a more standard contrast range and while it made it jump out more it became just another pretty picture. I prefer it the way it is, your eye must work to find the forms of the tree and the more one looks the more there is to see. The odd crop and compressive border are experimental too I wanted the viewers eye to go side to side.
I am quite pleased with people reactions. Some people seemed to like it and some found my experimenting unpleasant. So the things I did did provoke some sort of reaction and that is what I wanted.

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Due to a strong haze in the air the original image was rather dull and lacking contrast. Im not sure what people will think of the rather harsh, grainy texture of this edit it will be interesting to see.

Used channel mixer to convert to b&w.
USM
Crop and resize
Colourize a mild green
USM
Add border

Statistics
Place: 103 out of 251
Avg (all users): 5.6418
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 5.5000
Avg (non-participants): 5.7767
Views since voting: 1118
Views during voting: 294
Votes: 201
Comments: 24
Favorites: 4 (view)


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04/04/2007 09:47:28 AM
this is beautiful, just taking another look.
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09/23/2006 03:32:31 PM
Nice color tone and love the border......
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09/19/2006 10:53:32 AM
delightful composition - tree and blanket of shadow - woven w/wool on the hoof. A challenge favorite.
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09/18/2006 12:15:02 PM
I love love love this. It definitely would have made my front page. It looks like an 18th century illustration of a colonial farm.
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09/18/2006 11:35:54 AM
Originally posted by connie:

UNDERATED!!! UNDERRATED!! BEAUTIFUL WORK!!

Thank you Connie and Photoheathen. Im am very happy that some people liked it as I do, that is enough for me :-) (Not that Id be disappointed if it had done better. Lol)
09/18/2006 11:25:36 AM
UNDERATED!!! UNDERRATED!! BEAUTIFUL WORK!!
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09/18/2006 09:27:22 AM
Originally posted by pineapple:

Lovely coloured tone there. Looks like a part of England or Wales in which there are remnants of old earthworks from past centuries. Very nice work. 9.

Thank you Pineapple. You are spot-on with your deductions. This is theYorkshire Dales, England and just to the right of the picture is an ancient quarry.
09/18/2006 12:14:16 AM
this deserved better
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/17/2006 10:05:16 PM
Spectacular perspective! I love how we're looking down from above. Nice toning as well.
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09/17/2006 08:00:13 PM
The view is amazing and beautiful. The overall picture is a bit fuzzy. I like the landscape you choose. Great work. 5 is my vote.
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09/15/2006 04:41:22 AM
WOW, nothing screams "pastoral scene" like a bajillion sheep! Great pastoral scene! LOL! Love the tones and the composition.
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09/14/2006 02:44:10 PM
NICE!! Love this! 10
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09/13/2006 04:33:11 AM
Superb. The colour and mostly the sheep detail. Actually everything.
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09/12/2006 06:55:39 PM
Interesting shot. Think in this particular instance, fan though I am of BW photos, this would have worked better in color. Very nice overall.
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09/12/2006 04:19:01 PM
interesting to look at because of the processing. only critique is the crop on the left. that stone structure doesn't add to the scene.
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09/12/2006 04:53:50 AM
Not a real good shot for B&W, the tonal range is just too flat. This one might have been better left in color. I do like the elevated POV, but crop it in tighter on the left side (About the break in the fence) to get rid of some distracting elements.
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09/11/2006 09:18:02 PM
Cool!! I love the sheep!
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09/11/2006 09:00:03 PM
I think this would be great in color.
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09/11/2006 08:27:36 PM
due to the colors, the center of my focus is not the tree as it blends into the background
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09/11/2006 06:24:49 PM
I love the monochromatic color, though maybe a bit more contrast?
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09/11/2006 03:34:38 PM
There doesn't seem to be enough definition between the tree and the rest of the photograph.
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09/11/2006 01:38:42 PM
My first impression of this was very good. Upon reflection, I think the border hurts the photo and the green cast is less effective than if yu had fully desaturated it.
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09/11/2006 11:45:41 AM
Lovely coloured tone there. Looks like a part of England or Wales in which there are remnants of old earthworks from past centuries. Very nice work. 9.
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09/11/2006 09:02:16 AM
Nice picture but I personnally don't like the borders at the top and bottom (just my humble opinion)
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