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Night Saguaro
Night Saguaro

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Challenge: After Dark (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE Z1
Location: Arizona
Date: Jan 6, 2004
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 6s
Date Uploaded: Jan 8, 2004

I went to the hospital to take pictures of one of my friends new born and stepped outside and could see the moon between the arms of this old Saguaro catus outside the hospital. The moon was so bright and this is the best picture out of the many that the glare was not over powering the cactus.

The pic is in B/W. I used a photo filter of 69% in emerald green under adjustments to the whole picture. This is so I could cut down on the glare of the awfully bright moon. I do not have filters to my camera yet.
auto adjusted levels
auto adjusted contrast
sharpened the picture a little.

Place: 57 out of 96
Avg (all users): 5.4094
Avg (commenters): 6.3750
Avg (participants): 5.3385
Avg (non-participants): 5.4528
Views since voting: 848
Votes: 171
Comments: 9
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01/19/2004 06:09:58 PM
A big thanks to everyone who took the time to let me know what they thought. It will all be helpful.

Message edited by author 2004-01-19 18:10:43.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/18/2004 09:55:59 PM
amazing! good perspective. a 10!
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01/17/2004 08:11:02 AM
This is just a little bit soft. I think I'm missing the point of the composition.
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01/16/2004 02:59:08 PM
Is this Mr D with his F717 on IR? Anyway - very nice surreal vibe to this and the stars coming through help to add depth.
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01/15/2004 09:10:09 PM
I like this original idea!
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01/12/2004 10:23:12 PM
Cool, almost unreal shot. I think if you stood further away from the cactus, the glow would spread even more around it. It feels a bit tight.
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01/12/2004 02:21:10 PM
A good idea, but doesn't quite work for me - too grey. I don't know how you could have made it any better.
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01/12/2004 10:22:27 AM
Very unique view of this plant (one of my favorite plants!) The light behind works well, and your vantage point for the shot works very well to create interest and drama. For some reason, it doesn't look as clear as it should/could to me, but still--a wonderfully interesting image. 7
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01/12/2004 10:05:07 AM
I'm not sure what to make of the green tint to everything. Good composition and lighting.
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