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Challenge: Vanishing Point II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: The Presidio, San Francisco
Date: May 9, 2007
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: May 15, 2007

Thanks! It was a very nice early morning with some light filtering through the fog. Grad ND to hold back the sky slightly. The light was much cooler than it shows here but I thought boosting the temp gave it a better feel.

w/o runner. Went back and forth between with or without(Just cloned out the runner on this one for illustration).
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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 195
Avg (all users): 7.0848
Avg (commenters): 7.2353
Avg (participants): 6.9254
Avg (non-participants): 7.1529
Views since voting: 8374
Views during voting: 325
Votes: 224
Comments: 53
Favorites: 18 (view)


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05/26/2007 06:03:04 PM
Beautiful shot! I know right where this is too.
Really, well done.
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05/26/2007 02:03:14 AM
Beautiful capture Mark. This creatively demonstrates several vanishing points, a couple of them are even literal. Congratulations.
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05/25/2007 05:27:40 AM
This is such a great shot Mark, I really like how the treetops start to come in the frame then fade away. excellent work
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05/25/2007 12:18:37 AM
Love this, going into my fav's. I really do prefer the one with the runner, but maybe that is because I love to run myself!!! I'd LOVE to run THERE!!!!!
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05/24/2007 02:23:22 PM
I injoy looking at your photo.Its very nice.
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05/24/2007 11:29:31 AM
Man, I wish I had woods like these near my house. its so amazing. You did an awesome job on it.
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05/24/2007 10:28:27 AM
Originally posted by kini62:

It has two parallel lines ...


where do you see two parallel lines? what you see is two converging lines, they just haven't converged yet ... the voters decided it was close enough.

... and i agree ... close enough :)
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05/24/2007 09:49:34 AM
Awesome entry for this challenge the runner adds to the impact of the vanishing point. Very cool work! Congratulations on the Blue!
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05/24/2007 03:31:59 AM
Congrats on the blue!
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05/23/2007 11:59:32 PM
Great photo but I personally like the other one better. I think it is because the path curves a bit and I also like the colour tones better. I love the mist and they are both great photos.
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05/23/2007 11:45:39 PM
Originally posted by Cutter:

Originally posted by kini62:

While this is a very nice "scenic" photograph, I don't see how it fits in with the theme "vanishing point" any better than other shots that were commented on as not fitting in.

It has two parallel lines but they do not converge in this image, thus there is no vanishing point.


I have to agree. This does not represent a vanishing point at all. It's really too bad and quite frankly, very confusing. This is not a knock on you Mark, this is serious knock on the voters.


No offense taken. I'm not 100% convinced myself(just 92.5%). I think I'll start a thread where it can be bandied about. ;)

Message edited by author 2007-05-23 23:46:05.
05/23/2007 11:38:03 PM
Originally posted by kini62:

While this is a very nice "scenic" photograph, I don't see how it fits in with the theme "vanishing point" any better than other shots that were commented on as not fitting in.

It has two parallel lines but they do not converge in this image, thus there is no vanishing point.


I have to agree. This does not represent a vanishing point at all. It's really too bad and quite frankly, very confusing. This is not a knock on you Mark, this is serious knock on the voters.
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05/23/2007 06:55:11 PM
I don't get it. While this is a very nice "scenic" photograph, I don't see how it fits in with the theme "vanishing point" any better than other shots that were commented on as not fitting in.

It has two parallel lines but they do not converge in this image, thus there is no vanishing point.

I'm not complaining I'm just trying to get a better understanding of what fits and what doesn't within the challenges.

So far, I've come to the early conclusion that there is no rhyme or reason. Kind of like it's all decided according to the chaos theory.

Gene
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05/23/2007 01:00:53 PM
WTG Mark! I also think the runner was a good idea. Congratulations!
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05/23/2007 12:00:13 PM
Mark, very nice shot indeed. the runner certainly adds to the image. congrats!
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05/23/2007 11:12:49 AM
Congrats on the Blue, excellent.
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05/23/2007 10:02:30 AM
Wow Mark! This is amazing! Enchanting! Congratulations on another well-deserved ribbon!

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05/23/2007 09:10:32 AM
Definitely the right choice going with the runner. Without the runner the sense of scale is totally lost and then so is that looming, imposing feeling the photo projects. Excellent photo...congratulations on winning the blue ribbon!
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05/23/2007 09:04:14 AM
Congrats!

And after comparing the shots, I think the runner added tremendously to the scope. The runner-less shot feels smaller. Great choice.
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05/23/2007 08:50:01 AM
congratualtions you!
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05/23/2007 06:15:19 AM
wooohooo!
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05/23/2007 05:30:51 AM
great job. Lovely photo. Congrats
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05/23/2007 02:50:06 AM
I love the mood in this picture! Good choice to keep the runner, I think it makes the picure exciting. Congrats to the ribbon!!!
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05/23/2007 02:36:47 AM
You made the right choice I think on with the runner! Really nice shot. Love the outtake too!
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05/23/2007 02:22:47 AM
Lovely shot, Mark. Congratulations on the blue.
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05/23/2007 01:59:41 AM
Very very good my friend. Congrats on the blue, the path remind me of my home up north of you, and I couldn't have captured it the same. fav'd it...

M
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05/23/2007 01:14:53 AM
very nice. did not get to comment on it while voting, but i did give it an 8
really nice.

thanks for u kind words on my entry

Message edited by author 2007-05-23 01:16:40.
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05/23/2007 01:06:42 AM
Stunning..... just stunning, and C.O.G.R.A.T.U.L.A.T.I.O.N.S.....on the "BLUE" ribbon, as it is so well deserved, with this wonderful image.....
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05/23/2007 12:48:55 AM
Sets a good mood, congrates on the blue...
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05/23/2007 12:46:11 AM
Congratulations Mark! Lovely shot!
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05/23/2007 12:38:07 AM
This is just like a dream. Congrats on the blue.
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05/23/2007 12:29:20 AM
Congrats on your blue!
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05/23/2007 12:18:50 AM
great shot, dreamy and thrilling. congrats on your blue!
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05/23/2007 12:09:26 AM
Oh yeah! Congrats, Mark! WOnderful shot for the challenge!
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05/23/2007 12:02:32 AM
this is lovely.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/22/2007 09:46:01 PM
Outstanding photo. The colours are really well balanced. Good luck with this one.
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05/21/2007 04:21:51 PM
I love the fog...very nice photo
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05/20/2007 05:02:08 PM
Very well done! The fog made the shot!
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05/20/2007 06:20:16 AM
Nice contrast and colors. Very interesting with the person running and the early morning mist/fog.
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05/19/2007 10:05:36 AM
Nicely done, foggy mist is a plus.
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05/18/2007 10:19:36 PM
very nice
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05/18/2007 09:44:46 PM
love the mist. Great photo... though I wish the runner wasn't there... it seems to take away from that "middle of nowhere amazon" kind of feeling the overall photo has.
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05/18/2007 06:31:48 PM
The person at the end of the path makes this image. Well done.

Message edited by author 2007-05-23 05:10:29.
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05/17/2007 10:17:18 AM
Looming and imposing...that mist/fog really isolates the trees as individuals and make your title quite fitting. Very beautiful photograph!
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05/17/2007 12:51:52 AM
Beautiful misty shot
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05/16/2007 10:56:23 PM
make comments calender stuff 6
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05/16/2007 07:25:49 PM
I love it. Nice job. The mist really adds to the feel.8
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05/16/2007 03:32:48 PM
nice
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05/16/2007 01:02:24 PM
Person is distracting, loses a mystical quality
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05/16/2007 12:02:29 PM
Was the person intentional? I'd probably have waited for her(?) to clear the shot, though at the same time I do like having a reference point to really convey the size of the trees.
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05/16/2007 09:53:43 AM
very intrigued by this picture, i would a have prefered a bigger person though
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05/16/2007 07:36:09 AM
Very nice mood lighting!
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05/16/2007 04:09:46 AM
I'm not sure whether the person is needed here but I LOVE the trees and the mist
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