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Challenge: Trees (Minimal Editing I)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony DSLR-A100K
Lens: Konica Minolta AF D 28-75 f/2.8
Date: Feb 17, 2007
Date Uploaded: Feb 18, 2007

81A filter plus vasaline smear easipeasy

Statistics
Place: 184 out of 287
Avg (all users): 5.1131
Avg (commenters): 6.7273
Avg (participants): 4.8842
Avg (non-participants): 5.4110
Views since voting: 988
Views during voting: 342
Votes: 168
Comments: 43
Favorites: 9 (view)


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06/25/2014 01:50:06 PM
I love all the vertical.
07/26/2009 10:34:38 PM
coming back to take a look at this again... it's still one of my fav's.. :-)
05/18/2007 12:18:01 AM
Wowsers, I'm glad to happen across this lovely image! Immediately drawn in by the rich inviting green tones. Then you see just enough detail, as if behind a shear veil, that the context is totally there, and the viewer feels rewarded for his pause to study the photo. Great tilted lines that seem to flow, again, as if a shear curtain fluttering in a soft summer breeze. This just takes my eye, and pleasantly allows me to sway back and forth across the image, taking it all in lazily. What a great feeling it gives me, like lying back in a hammock, in a secluded forest, drifting slowly into dreamland on an early summers eve.

...oh, by the way, I like this shot ;-) going into favs!
05/16/2007 09:53:18 AM
To use one of your favorite comments hahn....please "think outside the box".

Originally posted by hahn23:

An artistic effort which doesn't work too well for me. The vertical lines seem to be tilted. The varying light might have been very pleasant, but the blur effect makes it impossible to know.
04/29/2007 10:41:54 PM
I'm still stunned when I look at this. What's even more stunning is some of the comments from people who didn't see it's beauty.. Certainly a favorite for me and I love to come back & visit it again & again.
03/13/2007 06:41:57 PM
a challenge favorite.... expressive good work.
03/13/2007 06:28:01 PM
glorious proof that people can be imbeciles. 10 people gave this a 1?! Do they have no imagination at all?? This is a stunning piece of abstract art, and you should be saluted. The lines and colours are just gorgeous. Deserved so much more than a 5.11.
03/07/2007 07:14:50 AM
Oobie congrats well earned. Definitely not a middle of the road shot.
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03/02/2007 11:00:14 AM
I really liked this abstract. Not surprising it didn't resonate with the voters, as it's a little too OOB. I liked the way more detail was visible in the top of the frame; it gave it some subtle reference. Well done!!
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03/02/2007 07:03:43 AM
I really like what you tried to do here. The only thing I would recommend is to use a partial vaseline smear to give a bit more unique appeal to the top area of the image. As an abstract this is fab, and I love the image as it is, but by dp standards a bit more detail along the top probably would have given you a few extra fractions in your score.
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03/02/2007 03:34:53 AM
Congrats on that lot of comments and favs, excellent out-of-the-box shot that had deserved at least a top 10 finish
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03/02/2007 03:17:36 AM
I liked this photo, thought you had done it bij moving the camera up and down :-)
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03/02/2007 03:02:53 AM
I think this is a great shot. On the one hand it's abstract and on the other, if you look for more than 2 seconds, it's perfectly obvious what it is. It's a definite wall-hanger.
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03/02/2007 02:02:18 AM
boy this sure was a comment magnet :) heck of a histogram too. good job!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/01/2007 01:47:06 PM
My favorite picture of the bush. A wonderful soft landscape with just enough detail in the trunks. Love the light you managed to catch. A terrific capture.
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02/28/2007 10:00:33 PM
This is lovely! Wonderful job with the abstract effect here. 8.
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02/28/2007 02:47:41 PM
Very Cool!
10 for going way outside the box on this one.
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02/27/2007 05:51:40 PM
Keeping my fingers crossed for this one. Heavenly.
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02/27/2007 08:42:03 AM
Just enough detail to give me a context but lovely abstract treatment.
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02/27/2007 12:20:49 AM
Not only did you try something new, but it came out really great. Congrats on a beautiful and interesting photo!
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02/26/2007 12:36:01 PM
Sorry, can't see anything magic
02/25/2007 11:33:35 PM
Nice idea. But kind of hard to tell what it is...
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02/25/2007 12:19:59 PM
sorry not sure what part of tree this is, or if it is a part of tree
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02/24/2007 09:27:10 PM
This gets better & better the longer I look at it... It may be a little too interesting for some voters, but I love it.. 10 all the way and I hope you ribbon for your creativity..
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02/24/2007 05:49:00 PM
something creative in this boring challenge :D
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02/23/2007 08:29:13 PM
very nice shot. great title-this does look magical. color is soooo smooth and compelling. i really love this and think it rates a 9!
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02/23/2007 07:50:17 PM
I hope this isn't underappreciated...it's got personality and an emotive "pull" that draws me in. I'm weird like that. ;)
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02/23/2007 06:48:41 PM
Love the abstract look of this shot, impressive work especially considering the challenge rules! Wonderful!!
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02/23/2007 05:55:23 PM
Cool. Very interesting interpretatioin.
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02/23/2007 01:14:52 PM
well, a very creative photograph.
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02/23/2007 12:34:24 PM
Interesting idea. I like the energy but I wonder if you have out-takes with a little more focus. It might offer more context.

As it is, even with the title, this feels a little too abstract.

Still quite lovely, though.
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02/23/2007 12:14:44 PM
This should win the blue!
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02/23/2007 11:32:50 AM
4 - Like the concept, just wish more trees were discernible.
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02/23/2007 10:59:15 AM
i bet this will not be popular with dpc but i like the abtract nature of it 8
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02/23/2007 10:24:58 AM
An artistic effort which doesn't work too well for me. The vertical lines seem to be tilted. The varying light might have been very pleasant, but the blur effect makes it impossible to know.
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02/23/2007 10:00:53 AM
going for the brown?
02/23/2007 09:50:22 AM
I'm not a big fan of abstracts, but I really like this. I actually wish a little less focus was obtained in the middle top canopy. When I first looked I thought perhaps it was a macro of a leaf...but then it just jumped out at me as forest. Great job and I hope it scores well (although knowing the voters here it probably wont). 9.
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02/23/2007 07:21:50 AM
Great ARTwork! However, you've relegated your scores to "a wing & a prayer" sadly! :( But let me help...a 10 based completely on your ART!
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02/23/2007 03:44:54 AM
interesting and artistic approach - well done
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02/23/2007 01:41:48 AM
Pass it over here.
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02/23/2007 01:29:32 AM
I get your point but I still don't like the image, doesn't look very magical to me. 2
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02/23/2007 01:20:44 AM
very creative
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02/23/2007 12:47:41 AM
the blur seems a bit over done...
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