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Challenge: Trees (Minimal Editing I)
Collection: 6 + entries
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: Feb 19, 2007
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Feb 19, 2007

The Charleston "Angel Oak," reported to be approximately 1500 years old. Camera settings: b&w with sepia toning, white balance to open shade, used tripod and fill flash. Not expecting much scorewise, as lighting was very difficult and people kept coming by (pesky tourists, LOL) :-)

Statistics
Place: 36 out of 287
Avg (all users): 6.2253
Avg (commenters): 6.7083
Avg (participants): 6.0096
Avg (non-participants): 6.5128
Views since voting: 951
Views during voting: 411
Votes: 182
Comments: 39
Favorites: 4 (view)


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03/10/2007 07:56:55 AM
I think I remember this old tree from when I was knee high to a grasshopper. BTW where is the Spanish Moss that seems to infest most of the trees in that area, do they control it to help the old guy? Great picture!
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03/10/2007 04:43:37 AM
Hmmm....

I thought I had voted this and voted it well. My bad!

Wonderful shot, Catherine!
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03/07/2007 06:27:28 PM
I live in Honea Path, SC and occasionally go to the charleston & beaufort area... I have seen this tree many imes and have photos of it myself.. The photos do not justify the tree..
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03/05/2007 05:38:02 PM
Strangest looking tree I have ever seen. I really like this shot!
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03/05/2007 01:05:00 PM
Wow, Catherine - I need to "not expect much" for scores more often! :)
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03/05/2007 12:42:29 PM
Flamin' Ada that's a tree and nine halves. The lighting is difficult, but you done good. As for the passers-by, there should be some younger tree to string em' up.
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03/05/2007 12:15:19 PM
I thought for sure I commented on this - loved it. Reminds me of a giant tree out in Santa Barbara with a similar spread and age. And for out of camera, I was VERY impressed with the lighting and composition - very nice indeed!
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03/03/2007 09:43:36 PM
I am in awe of this image, and especially love the sepia tones, as it gives it an aging quality, all of its own.
Wonderful capture, and you should be very proud of this one.
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03/02/2007 02:58:43 PM
Catherine! Ohmygoodness! What a powerful, BEAUTIFUL tree! Made even more dramatic and striking because of that winter wonderland it is sitting in. I didn't get to finish voting in this challenge, and I sure wish I had because you would have then had seven 10's!

You know. . .for a minimal editing challenge, there were some truly phenomenal photos in this challenge, this most definitely being one of them!

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03/02/2007 10:05:18 AM
congratulations on a great score, though it should have been top 20 at least. Beautiful, stunning photo.
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03/02/2007 06:54:54 AM
Cool shot. I think the compositon and sepia are really nice. To me, it just seems a little bright though. Congrats on a nice score there Miss 6.
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03/02/2007 02:06:15 AM
Nice job! That's a splendid score! I thought the brightness with your choice of sepia gave this a spooky old picture feeling. It's almost like you accomplished an in-camera diffuse glow! Amazing tree. Excellent choices all around :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/01/2007 01:15:51 PM
This is unfortunately blown out... great concept, framing and focus. This would be my winner if the lighting was correct.
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02/28/2007 01:29:29 PM
wow, cool shot. I like how you've handled the post work on it. well done.
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02/28/2007 09:03:40 AM
There is something majestic and beautiful about a tree this old! A 10 for me!
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02/27/2007 11:32:07 PM
And amazing tree! But it feels a little washed out.
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02/26/2007 08:29:02 AM
Texas A&M University!??
02/25/2007 10:22:30 PM
I'd love to see the picture with a little more contrast
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02/25/2007 08:12:32 PM
Beautiful tree, however it is looks overexposed or is that the look you were going for?
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02/25/2007 06:30:52 PM
That's an amazing tree. Good composition, but looks a little washed out on my monitor.
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02/24/2007 05:30:49 PM
I know this would be awesome with more contrast. I understand the editing makes it tough. Good job & great find! Bumping up!
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02/24/2007 03:18:40 PM
What an amazing looking tree, great composition
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02/24/2007 11:28:07 AM
WOW a beautiful old tree
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02/24/2007 06:35:06 AM
this looks awesome.
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02/24/2007 12:43:26 AM
That looks like a tree I would have to loved to climb around on as a child. Very nice. 8
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02/23/2007 10:34:56 PM
I don't like the sepia tone. I once saw a tree like this in Calcutta. Was this taken there
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02/23/2007 05:26:19 PM
Why not in B&W.
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02/23/2007 04:21:34 PM
I like your presentation of lighting. Seems to fit the tree and it's interesting one. Nice to fill the frame too. 7
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02/23/2007 12:13:29 PM
That looks like a behemoth of a tree! Shot looks a little overexposed, but very cool find.
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02/23/2007 10:08:39 AM
Nice Oak, reminds me of the one on the Texas A&M Campus. I wonder if you could bump contrast up in camera before shooting? That might have helped the "flatness" of the image. Anyway, very good composition. 6
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02/23/2007 10:04:38 AM
Wow, wow, wow! Where is this???? What a magnificent tree, this is so cool. Honestly I'd like a bit sharper contrast, but still I like it a lot.
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02/23/2007 09:22:19 AM
That tree has some character, I guess you should being that old! Very Nice!
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02/23/2007 08:22:55 AM
All I could say when I saw this was Oh my gosh! over and over again. This is a MAGNIFICENT Tree pic. My favorite by far of all the entries. So strong.... so old...... so unusual. Great subject, great angle, and great feelings it gives. I would love to see this one in color. Great job.
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02/23/2007 07:28:24 AM
wow this is brilliant! almost looks like some old style processing! 8
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02/23/2007 03:55:04 AM
Nice muted tones - Could do with a little boost but alas the minimal editing. Nice crop.
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02/23/2007 03:49:26 AM
i like this tree
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02/23/2007 03:44:16 AM
seems a bit overexposed, yet the old tree is represented very well here
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02/23/2007 02:12:54 AM
Wow that is a tree!! Very cool. I would love to see the whole thing.
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02/23/2007 12:17:44 AM
WOW! That is a HUGE tree!
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