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Lone Cypress
Lone Cypress
bryanbrazil


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Landscape III (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: 17-mile Drive, CA
Date: Apr 14, 2007
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2.5s
Galleries: Landscape, Travel
Date Uploaded: Apr 17, 2007

Here's the original, unedited, for all those who thought the colors were unnatural.

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Statistics
Place: 8 out of 308
Avg (all users): 6.9601
Avg (commenters): 8.1515
Avg (participants): 6.9412
Avg (non-participants): 6.9713
Views since voting: 2273
Views during voting: 511
Votes: 276
Comments: 47
Favorites: 12 (view)


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05/04/2007 01:10:00 AM
Looks biblically cool. Great shot
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05/01/2007 12:12:33 AM
A highly impressive image that begs for another and then another look. Very nice work. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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04/27/2007 06:49:11 AM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Beautiful shot!
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04/26/2007 04:04:51 PM
A little purple for my taste (even though it's natural) but still a brautifully taken and finished shot. Well done on a top ten finish.
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04/26/2007 03:14:46 PM
Very nice finished image, I like the look of the tree in the midst of the view it makes me want to visit there.

Side note, that must be a huge dust bunny it the original(or maybe a UFO), thank god for being able to edit the image.
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04/25/2007 12:00:57 PM
Gosh, Bryan, this shot was practically perfect in every way. I was one of your 10s, Congrats on your Top 10 finish, I think you should have finished higher! Darn that Mother Nature for making things so awesome, they're not to be believed! Now one of my favs, after viewing it again.

Message edited by author 2007-04-25 12:01:35.
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04/25/2007 01:44:17 AM
Wow congrats, such a beautiful shot!!
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04/25/2007 01:03:54 AM
Congrats on your Top 10 placement!
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04/25/2007 01:01:34 AM
Congrats on top 10 Brian, fabulous picture of a classic. You shoot Ca from top to bottom, east to west!
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04/25/2007 12:47:39 AM
Great capture - I thought this might be CA! Congratulations on your top 10 finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2007 11:12:10 PM
Great shot. The exposure, tones, composition, everything ... is very eye pleasing. 10!
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04/24/2007 11:00:40 PM
Nice Light and composition!
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04/24/2007 10:58:13 PM
Beautiful shot bumping up to 9
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04/24/2007 12:51:23 PM
Very nice sharpness and colours. The sky is nice, and the waves crashing in the fireground are perfectly captured.
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04/24/2007 11:48:35 AM
Great shot, well exposed, composed and processed. Top notch technicals and an 8 from me.
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04/22/2007 11:44:20 PM
Beautiful. 10
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04/22/2007 08:26:39 PM
Very nice tones and good composition, grat dynamic range, is it HDR? (8)
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04/22/2007 09:15:18 AM
Thats just beautiful, what an awesome tree...great shot.
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04/21/2007 04:00:36 PM
The magenta color is too much and is showing on the sea.
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04/21/2007 01:14:01 PM
isnt this on the california coast? seems popular shot -
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04/21/2007 12:50:44 PM
Too much pink and violet hue distracts me from an otherwise greatly composed photo.
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04/21/2007 05:56:11 AM
Nice one here.....
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04/21/2007 01:32:51 AM
Great composition. I would have given this a higher score but the pink and violet hues appear overdone. It took away the 'natural' look of the image.
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04/21/2007 12:05:59 AM
hmmm. Could the tree have been un-pinked?
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04/20/2007 08:44:02 PM
Excellent light, good depth of field and exposure. Very pleasing image but frankly I can't help wishing for more. In a perfect, ideal world the tip of the outcrop wouldn't be clipped at the right-hand side of the frame and the top of the cypress would be below the line where the sea and the distant land meets (I've heard of some very determined landscape photographers who carry a ladder wherever they go in case they need a higher point of view. I should try that some time too). At first, I was somewhat bothered by the treetops sticking into the frame from the bottom but now I don't really mind them. In short, the image is getting quite close to perfection but needs just a few more steps to reach it.
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04/20/2007 07:54:09 PM
Familiar scene to Californians. It just doesn't stand out here
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04/20/2007 10:29:33 AM
I like this, portrait orientation works well on this subject.
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04/20/2007 10:22:55 AM
Perfect in every way! 9
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04/20/2007 08:24:24 AM
This is fantastic. I love the purple/green complimentary hues, the detail in the rock, and the mystic looking slow-shutter water. This is my favorite in the bunch. 10+fav
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04/19/2007 10:59:14 PM
Beautiful shot...well framed
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04/19/2007 09:34:26 PM
Superb!
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04/19/2007 07:56:02 PM
Nice image and the colors are very calming. Good luck.
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04/19/2007 06:02:23 PM
Wow, I would like to get to the place, this is shot at. Really a nice shot. Well done. I like the dreamy red theme, maybe a bit over the edge at the top. Nice work.(8)
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04/19/2007 04:26:59 PM
Excellent image - love the softness of the water and the crispness of the tree and rocks.
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04/19/2007 03:39:49 PM
I've seen dozens, if not hundreds, of photos of this tree, but this may be the best one I've ever seen. This is absolutely gorgeous.
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04/19/2007 02:30:14 PM
A beautiful photograph of a beautiful California landmark. The warm lighting is very nice. Excellent!
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04/19/2007 10:45:58 AM
I find it a little too pinkish but overall it is beautiful
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04/19/2007 09:21:48 AM
haven't seen this tree in a very long time! I miss the CA coast-thanks for the image~ Nicely done!
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04/19/2007 01:43:11 AM
I have seen this tree before, but it never changes it good perspective....7
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04/19/2007 01:10:49 AM
I grew up in Carmel. This photo is lovely. 10.
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04/19/2007 12:08:22 AM
Beautiful this will be a top scorer for sure 10
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04/18/2007 11:03:55 PM
Nice detail on the stones and movement of the water.
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04/18/2007 07:56:03 PM
Well composed.
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04/18/2007 05:42:35 PM
Nce use of colour, if it's a little unnatural. Well exposed and a nice scene,
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04/18/2007 01:18:25 PM
A very nice shot indeed!
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04/18/2007 01:46:49 AM
Beautiful. The vertically-framed composition works well. Great colors too.
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04/18/2007 12:32:46 AM
Yes. Most excellent. first 8+ in the early going. 9
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