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Billings Farm (Woodstock)
Billings Farm (Woodstock)
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE F200
Location: Woodstock, Vermont
Date: Jul 28, 2006
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Emotive, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2007

EV -.3
Focal Length 7.8 mm

It's been awhile and the laptop that I worked from is currently out-of-order so I don't have Photoshop to reference...

I believe I first added a layer using 'multiply' mode...then I added a normal layer to which I added gaussian blur with less then 100% opacity...this is as best I can remember.



Statistics
Place: 514 out of 712
Avg (all users): 5.3900
Avg (commenters): 5.4348
Avg (participants): 5.2597
Avg (non-participants): 5.7952
Views since voting: 812
Views during voting: 440
Votes: 341
Comments: 30
Favorites: 0


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01/29/2007 10:00:18 PM
I can understand why you are drawn to this shot as your fave for 2006. It has an ethereal, other-worldly feel that is captivating. Roads to some unknown destination, when captured thoughtfully, always make the viewer want to follow. A couple of minor points - I think the horizon, slightly tilted to right, probably cost you some points. I also think the water on the pavement could be toned down just a touch - but that is an artistic call, and just something I might try. Again, fabulous photo. Love it.
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01/28/2007 11:41:44 PM
Great ethereal feeling going on here. The lines of the fencing is terrific, and I like how you put them slightly off center as generally you see these types of shots straight on. The horizon is slightly leaning which is a slight niggle. It appears to have a very difficult shot exposure wise. Considering all things it is well done. I might try a grad ND filter for this type next time and try to brighten the few trees afterwards. Still, I really enjoyed this photo!
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01/26/2007 04:54:18 PM
it looks like a dream, a light midnight summer dream with some slight melancholic memories in it. beautiful!
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01/26/2007 03:35:15 AM
Besides the tilt I just ADORE this. The lack of subject really seems inviting to me - like I want to walk down that path to see what's at the end. The greens are really great, and I love the blurred-but-still-in-focus feel (it gives the image a magical sort of quality).
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2007 06:56:08 PM
Strangely tilted. Let me off the ride!
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01/25/2007 05:16:31 AM
The horizon tilts off at an uncomfortable angle, ruining the leading line effect I think you were trying to go for with the country lane. And the exposure is off- blown at sky, and underexposed trees.
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01/24/2007 10:23:06 PM
this is a beautiful, serene image. i would suggest leveling the horizon a bit, though.
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01/23/2007 11:47:21 AM
With the horizon being off level, it's hard to look at this without wanting to tilt my head.
I think this shot has a lot of untapped potential, bringing out some of the detail in the shadows.
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01/23/2007 07:42:27 AM
Beautiful setting. Where was this photo taken?
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01/22/2007 10:18:00 AM
horizon wonky! What is the subject matter here?
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01/21/2007 10:18:49 PM
Very pretty, nice shot
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01/21/2007 09:07:34 PM
The white light is a little over powering.....
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01/21/2007 07:26:26 PM
I really like this picture. I love the affect of the rain on the road.
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01/20/2007 01:11:33 AM
This could do with a strong correction of horizon tip to the Lt and darkening the road some to see some detail. Nice perspective
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01/18/2007 12:15:04 PM
i love Billings Farm. capturing during a rain storm is a nice idea but there is a little more blown out areas on the road than I care for. Also the horizon seems like it may not be level - maybe an illusion from your position.
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01/16/2007 06:10:16 AM
almost 40 years ago did it take 40 years to great the grass back! 10
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01/15/2007 08:08:56 PM
I think it needs to be very slightly rotated CCW. Great mood and contrast!
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01/15/2007 05:28:49 PM
Beware of the tilting horizon...
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01/15/2007 05:19:16 PM
Somewhat blurry and is too soft for me. I like your idea though.
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01/15/2007 02:56:35 PM
nice soft technique, some odd framing/composition since i expect that road on this kinda photo are in the middle
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01/15/2007 11:24:09 AM
Horizon is crooked, maybe be better if the rooftop on the right had been cropped out. Reflections are nice and the little house in the distance is very pretty.
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01/14/2007 01:56:33 PM
A good image to show us the weather where you are! I feel the image could do with being straightend and in my opinion there is no real wow factor here
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01/14/2007 09:37:52 AM
I like your locatin and the rainy day helps add to the feel. The horizon is out of level which is a little distracting. Nice shot.
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01/13/2007 05:26:01 PM
This is nice but a slight rotation to level the horizon would have help.
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01/12/2007 09:35:05 PM
horizon is skewed and that spoils the image...otherwise the mood is great, you have captured it well
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01/12/2007 05:57:16 PM
I would prefer it less tilted
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01/12/2007 09:02:34 AM
This is a nice shot but it seems a little too soft.
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01/12/2007 02:17:37 AM
Has a very dreamy feel to it, love the vibrant greens! 7
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01/12/2007 01:19:58 AM
Love the mist not loving the tilted horizon though
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01/12/2007 12:20:09 AM
Best: Setting, saturation
Worst: Exposure control, no subject, composition...next time try to get a more unique angle with a subject for the viewer to latch on to.
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