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Out of the Fog Beauty Is Revealed
Out of the Fog Beauty Is Revealed

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Triptych II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A100
Lens: Sony DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical ED Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha
Location: Crandall Pond
Date: Apr 25, 2007
Galleries: Water, Diptych / Triptych
Date Uploaded: Apr 28, 2007

Used three photos for the image, shot in RAW. Each were cropped and resized within the frame to match. Began with the web and expanded canvas by 2000 pixels on all sides, with a background color of gray. Then added the two cropped side images. Each image was edited individually, using brightness, contrast, noise reduction, color balance and white balance adjustment. Did dodging and burning on all images where necessary. Placed on canvas, then cropped the canvas to be equal around the three images. Added an outline box in black and two lines in black in between the photos. Resized and saved.
PS: See the real story in comments. What is the real meaning to the images and why they are not just 3 independent shots thrown together at my convenience.

Place: 32 out of 244
Avg (all users): 6.3587
Avg (commenters): 8.2857
Avg (participants): 6.2843
Avg (non-participants): 6.4215
Views since voting: 1310
Views during voting: 351
Votes: 223
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0

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03/20/2008 12:45:15 PM
This is a very nice Tryptich. You captured it all well and tied it in together nicely.
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05/07/2007 06:45:25 AM
The Story: I had a hard time with a title, because what I was really going for with the combination could not be conveyed in a title without total confusion. So here is the real title and the story:
Title: Going Home
I was actually talking about the ducks in this case. To the right they are swimming into the pond, and as they swam they went past the web. It was lovely because they were small and very hidden in the fog, but it was lovely. I could not shoot that image because then you would not have seen the web. I chose this combination because I wanted the eye to naturally follow the ducks into the next frame without using an overlap. I believe this was achieved, but you have to be willing to really look into the image. The third panel is the home they are swimming to. That is actually a nesting box for ducks, and this couple live there. So since dp folks don't really spend time viewing an image to really get what its significance is, I used the common theme of fog to connect the images, which is more anal, but that is the way it goes.
Unfortunately it did not do as well as I hoped. I feel that once you read the real story, you will see that this image is truly wonderful. Thanks for those that felt this should have been in at least the front page. Sorry I could not deliver once again.

Message edited by author 2007-05-07 06:47:18.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/06/2007 11:32:14 AM
this compilation is awesome, but I really, really, really like the third picture for some reason. Great lighting!
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05/05/2007 11:54:05 PM
I like the strange images whose only connection is the fog. Strange hints of a strange story spark between them. 8
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05/05/2007 05:58:45 PM
I like each picture individually, but it doesn't feel balanced to me - like it's all leaning or pointing to the left, and the branches in the middle picture for me become the focal point instead of the beautiful spider web. I really like the idea behind it all, but separately instead of as a grouping.
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05/05/2007 05:37:09 PM
So subtle and elegant of a collection. Well done!
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05/04/2007 08:26:50 PM
beautiful, eerie shot.. loving the last frame but would be nice to see more of the reflection.. 8
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05/04/2007 02:21:58 PM
All three of these are great shots on their own - especially the one on the right.
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05/04/2007 10:50:22 AM
nice sequence, nice continuity. I especially like panels 2 and 3, and the proportions of the different shots.

I know there is a whole fog story going on here, but I think I would still rather have seen a bit more colour on the ducks,
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05/03/2007 12:21:17 PM
So still and silent...you have captured the atmosphere so perfectly...so nicely done.
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05/02/2007 11:01:53 PM
I like the hushed quality conveyed by all 3 images - a nicely matched set.
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05/02/2007 12:14:25 AM
haunting images...
05/01/2007 08:50:14 PM
nice feel to this.
05/01/2007 01:11:40 AM
Great set - Nice subject.
04/30/2007 09:07:04 PM
Lovely subdued colors.
04/30/2007 08:18:55 PM
WOW! 10!
04/30/2007 03:20:29 PM
Absolutely beautiful. Top ten for sure. I voted 9.
04/30/2007 10:22:04 AM
lovely soft spooky feel, 8
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04/30/2007 04:27:45 AM
Is not only revealed but also wonderfully capturedand
04/30/2007 12:22:10 AM
these are some very haunting images, each one lovely, very nice!
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