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Autumn falls into winter
Autumn falls into winter

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Challenge: Portrait in Landscape Orientation (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 Zuiko Digital Zoom
Location: Warwick NY
Date: Oct 28, 2006
Aperture: F11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Landscape, Panoramic
Date Uploaded: Oct 29, 2006

Used a cokin graduated nuetral density square filter to hold back the sky for even exposure, and tri-pod.

Place: 260 out of 271
Avg (all users): 3.3000
Avg (commenters): 3.2105
Avg (participants): 2.7237
Avg (non-participants): 3.5844
Views since voting: 968
Views during voting: 392
Votes: 230
Comments: 46
Favorites: 2 (view)

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11/16/2006 03:18:38 AM
I'm going through some of the comments I have made and clicking on those the didn't check the helpful button. Some of them I totally understand why and have no problem with it (including yours) so I'm trying to leave comments that ARE helpful. For the photo itself (not the wrong challenge issue) I think it is a very nice photo. Not sure if you increased sat in pp but if so then maybe just a bit too much. You have to find the happy medium. You want to saturate a bit more to make the sky pop and it looks great the way you have it right now except the red trees are just a bit oversaturated. If it fit the challenge I think I would have given it a 7.
11/09/2006 03:09:20 PM
Well, thank god that's over, phew!

Ok so it was very late at night after coming home from a night out and obviously I my perception was a bit off when I read and entered this challenge. I must have gotten excited that I took this photo within the challenge date and I could have sworn it said something different.

In any case, thanks for all the comments, wish it would have rated a bit higher but I can understand considering the circumstances. Seriously though, those of you that left critique's thanks again, any advice is helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2006 11:08:00 PM
Stunning color, a beautiful image. I really want to give this a high score but I'm struggling with the definition of portrait. Can't really vote it low because it's too good. Aaagghh.
11/07/2006 04:44:14 PM
Gorgous light, but the wrong photo for the challenge :0(
11/07/2006 10:34:08 AM
pretty picture - nice colors but a little overly done - I would have cut back on the saturation a little
11/07/2006 03:07:12 AM
it's beautiful, but doesn't look like a portrait sorry
11/06/2006 09:30:36 PM
Nice landscape in landscape... unless you were shooting for "portrait of fall". Still, I bet you're getting eaten up by the voters. =) It's a nice shot, though a touch oversaturated, IMO.
11/06/2006 06:59:12 PM
This is neither a portrait landscape, nor a landscape portrait - but a landscape landscape! But of course you know that by now!

Lovely Autumn foliage and great light. I would try not to put horizon dead centre though and aim to include a focal point if possible, such as a tree in the near foreground or bird/animal/person for scale, etc. Witha tripod you could get closer to a fern and get massive depth of field at around f16+ and ISO 800 (focusing about 2/3 into your distance here) or so. This could give a lot of drama and some interesting detail.

Hope this helps cushion your disappointment at being in the wrong challenge!
; j
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/06/2006 03:43:29 PM
11/06/2006 11:35:45 AM
I'll let everyone else tell you DNMC; here's what I like about the picture. I like the sets of lines and how each is different: foreground bushes, red tree line, hazy horizon, even those top clouds. The colors aren't oversaturated the way so many are over in the Free Study challenge. Nicely composed, well-thought out shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/06/2006 07:57:02 AM
Great colors, but it is not a portrait. DNMC
11/05/2006 10:48:15 PM
Beautiful landscape...not so nice portrait.
11/05/2006 12:47:28 AM
Great shot.
11/04/2006 06:32:21 PM
Excellent photo. But you would never take this photo in portrait mode - this is a landscape shot in landscape. Not sure why it's in this challenge...
11/04/2006 02:13:45 PM
beautifull..cant fits into the challenge
11/04/2006 05:16:16 AM
Oh oh. Wrong challenge. I'll would have given you a 6 or 7...
11/03/2006 11:16:20 PM
beautiful pic
11/03/2006 11:06:50 PM
Ouch... not only the wrong challenge, but in a landcape format it doesn't fit the other challenge either. FWIW, the image itself had lots of potential. I'd suggest cropping about 1/2" off the bottom and showing more sky to get the horizon out of the center. Then I'd frame it and display it proudly as one of the prettiest sub-5 entries on DPC. ;-)
11/03/2006 09:02:15 PM
oops! Wrong challenge. Sorry. It's a beautiful picture!
11/03/2006 06:23:40 PM
I'm sure I won't be the first to wonder...looks like a pretty place though.
11/03/2006 04:41:34 PM
For the challenge this doesn't quite work, but it's a beautiful landscape. You've found yourself a good photo spot there.
11/03/2006 02:12:27 PM
Such a beautiful shot. Too bad you are getting slammed for this challenge. I also took the landscape route and will join you at the bottome of the pack. Van
11/03/2006 11:47:08 AM
Sorry. Usually I'm quite generous on DNMC pictures, but this challenge was so clear that I'm being much more harsh. Which in this case is a pity, as it's a nice shot, and the colours are just gorgeous.
11/03/2006 11:11:24 AM
DNMC but nice photo
11/03/2006 09:26:06 AM
oops wrong challenge :(
11/03/2006 12:18:02 AM
wrong challenge. should potrait in a landscape mode.
11/02/2006 10:35:31 PM
Just another person saying "wrong challenge" - nice photo though, love the autumn colours
11/02/2006 07:47:51 PM
Gorgeous photo... wrong challenge. Would've given this a 10!
11/02/2006 02:51:11 PM
where's the person?
11/02/2006 02:42:34 PM
wrong challenge
11/02/2006 10:24:24 AM
definatly not a portrait... pretty picture though
11/02/2006 09:55:51 AM
Nice shot, but what about the Portrait?
11/02/2006 07:27:44 AM
11/01/2006 11:49:52 PM
Entered the wrong challenge perhaps???
11/01/2006 09:44:52 PM
I'm sorry but I don't view this as a portrait! Lovely colours though!
11/01/2006 06:10:18 PM
11/01/2006 04:43:02 PM
i think you misunderstood the challenge title! nice pic however
11/01/2006 04:07:53 PM
Awesome picture...but DNMC.. who cares.. I'm going to give it a 7 anyways..bwahaha.
11/01/2006 02:51:08 PM
11/01/2006 11:57:07 AM
11/01/2006 10:49:56 AM
Meets Challenge - 0 - This is not a portrait. This is a landscape in landscape orientation.
Lighting/Processing - 2
Composition - 2
Overall Impression - 1
"WOW" factor - 0
Score: 5
11/01/2006 09:20:43 AM
I'm not sure this is a portrait.
But it's a great shot ! I love the colors !
11/01/2006 07:55:45 AM
I am sorry. DNMC.
11/01/2006 04:50:51 AM
A very, very nice photo, but not a portrait!
11/01/2006 03:13:12 AM
I think you were confused. This was supposed to be a portrait but, in landscape orientation.
11/01/2006 01:38:50 AM
Pity you completely missed the Challenge theme... Why did you enter for PORTRAIT in LANDSCAPE orientation? Your photo is LANDSCAPE in LANDSCAPE orientation. If you turned your camera 90 degrees and entered the "Landscape in Portrait orientation" you could have walked off with a ribbon.

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