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Standing Strong Amidst the Wind
JawnyRico


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Challenge: Fill the Frame II (Expert Editing*)
Collection: 2007 Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Suffield, Ohio
Date: Jan 20, 2007
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 4 Sec.
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Jan 23, 2007

As soon as I saw this challenge I knew what I wanted to get. Especially with how much I knew it would fill the frame. I saw this done in one of my photography books, and wanted to do it, but couldn't because of the editing involved. Expert editing allowed me to get what I wanted out of my shot. Saw this tree and new it was the one I needed. Hope people like this as much as I had fun working on it. Shot with a tripod, on a windy day. Thick branches stayed still. Small branches moved a lot in the pic. Next used slight radial blur to get the rest of the blur I wanted for the shot. Appreciate any constructive critisism anyone has to offer.

Adjustments:
Raw Conversion
Saturated color
USM, Hue/Saturation.
Dodge/Burn on main trunk.
Radial Blur Layer
Adjustment layer to bring out sharpness of tree.
Sharpened again.
Coverted to B&W
Hue/Saturate again with color.
Added Border and saved for web.

Statistics
Place: 27 out of 211
Avg (all users): 6.2663
Avg (commenters): 7.6364
Avg (participants): 5.9125
Avg (non-participants): 6.5843
Views since voting: 1114
Views during voting: 235
Votes: 169
Comments: 16
Favorites: 2 (view)


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02/19/2007 11:22:10 AM
You left a nice comment for me in the Street Photography challenge, and I checked out your profile. This image is awesome! Simply stunning. Surprised it didn't do even better. Congrats.
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02/02/2007 12:24:21 PM
Great finish, bro! :)
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02/02/2007 03:29:09 AM
Congratulations on your highest score yet and a great placement in tough challenge, Sean!! It's a really striking image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/01/2007 03:06:14 AM
Nice image and PP. Works for me.
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01/31/2007 02:06:19 PM
Very nice and creative composition. Love theeffects and the angular way the branches fill the frame.
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01/31/2007 08:19:59 AM
WOW. That is really nice, and different. How did you do it, if you don't mind me asking?
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01/30/2007 01:03:07 PM
I think there must have been a strobe involved, and I like the effect. Little harsh on the contrast, though.
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01/30/2007 11:12:01 AM
wow! a great photo I love it, it's a 1o from me
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01/29/2007 08:52:13 AM
Now if this is done with a fixed camera on a tripod and the "action" is for real - I'm quite impressed. Clever idea and well executed. If this is all photoshop I'll be quite bummed. Good luck in the challenge.
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01/26/2007 09:00:42 PM
Not completely filling the frame. The effect would have worked better for me if it wasn't that drastic. I like the angle of this shot.
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01/26/2007 03:42:53 PM
Very good - only wish it were wider. I think it would have been a high scoring shot then.
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01/26/2007 09:37:31 AM
excellent .. love your processing and the result .. very different and original ... fantastic how the background seems to be spinning or wotever .. =8
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01/26/2007 08:25:18 AM
Beautiful photograph! You are extremely talented. I love the colors and the editing. Keep up the good work!
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01/26/2007 07:51:30 AM
superb...love the motion, love the duotone...great editing...hope you do really well with this 9
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01/26/2007 07:38:30 AM
Wonderful - hope to see it larger after the challenge.
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01/26/2007 03:36:52 AM
Lovely image and very creative.
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