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Mr_Pants


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Challenge: Shadows IV (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Aug 3, 2007
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/4000
Date Uploaded: Aug 3, 2007

I was working near Southampton and staying in Lyndhurst on the edge of the New Forest. I woke up early and saw that the sun was just coming up, so went out shooting with half a mind to the challenge. Driving along, I saw some lovely shadows projected by the trees through the early morning mist. Unfortunately, by the time I'd parked and got myself into a decent spot, I didn't manage to get the shot that I had originally envisaged. This one didn't look too good on the camera, but I kept it anyway and found, to my delight, that it looked a whole lot better in full size. It was worth getting wet feet from drudging through the dew-soaked undergrowth.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 128
Avg (all users): 6.8491
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.3462
Avg (non-participants): 7.0935
Views since voting: 6963
Views during voting: 274
Votes: 159
Comments: 46
Favorites: 12 (view)


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08/17/2007 07:29:10 AM
Wonderful shot, congrats on your yellow ribbon!
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08/16/2007 08:54:27 AM
Cool light...congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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08/16/2007 08:47:41 AM
A masterful exposure permitting the shadows to go to black with graduating golden auras emanating from the sun's light that go to complete white. The sky however represents a rich mid tone blue to darker blue. The symmetrical composition is usually a drawback but given the straight on direction of the light, you really had no choice but to center your center of interest. I've shot in early morning and late evening lighting and you have no time to find a different location before your lighting is gone completely. The subject is clearly focussed although it seems small in the overall canvas. Perhaps a horizontal comp would have permitted you to make the subject larger but then you would have lost the foreground and sky with the ribbon like cloud. I'm giving it a 6.5 only because the subject is smaller and although it is interesting, it doesn't hold my attention as I think it should in a more highly ranked photograph. Great job with the exposure and an interesting image overall.
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08/15/2007 11:25:02 AM
very beautiful shot well done/congrats
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08/14/2007 05:45:15 PM
Very beautiful shot! Congrats.
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08/14/2007 05:10:13 PM
Awesome...congratulations.
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08/13/2007 08:45:47 PM
I wonder if this is what moses saw..
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08/13/2007 04:42:17 PM
Thanks for getting up so early to show us this shot! Congrats on the ribbon.
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08/13/2007 02:49:09 PM
Wonderful juxtaposition! with the sun meeting the trees at the perfect point. The mood and rays are magical. Great job and congratulations :)
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08/13/2007 12:37:30 PM
Congrats on a beautiful image and your ribbon!
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08/13/2007 10:37:54 AM
Oh wow! Shadowplay at its finest!! Congratulations on this well-deserved ribbon!

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08/13/2007 08:42:02 AM
Really beautiful! I love this photo! Really the top photo!
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08/13/2007 08:33:57 AM
Congratulations, this is a lovely photo.
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08/13/2007 05:29:09 AM
Beautiful composition, congrats!
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08/13/2007 05:22:41 AM
I thought this would do well...congrats on your yellow GIF image :-)
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08/13/2007 04:26:43 AM
congrats on your yellow, excellent shot
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08/13/2007 02:58:33 AM
congratulations !!! great great photo ... awesome !
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08/13/2007 02:13:54 AM
Damn, Mr Pants, I think we should keep you prisoner in Team Mad Shutters;¬P Congrats on the ribbon!
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08/13/2007 01:08:50 AM
Elegant in it's simplicity.
TC
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08/13/2007 01:05:06 AM
Nice one team mate, we gonna rock the house in DPL2. brilliant shot Alan.
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08/13/2007 01:04:37 AM
I love just about everything in the photo! Very well done. ;)
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08/13/2007 12:38:45 AM
This is really excellent. Congrats on your well deserved ribbon.
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08/13/2007 12:10:20 AM
i gave this a 9, and i knew it was gonna ribbon! I am so happy this did well, as it was my favorite!
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08/13/2007 12:01:30 AM
Woohooo! Congrats on the ribbon!! Sweet shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/12/2007 11:50:15 PM
very cool rays of light through the tree and fog.
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08/12/2007 11:26:02 PM
I find it hard to actually show that it is morning rather then the afternoon at sunset when shooting the sunrise. You did a very good job of showing that it is morning. Also I like how the sky goes from light tones to dark. 9
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08/12/2007 08:04:45 PM
Very pretty capture. Love the change in sky color. I like the simplicity of your shadow in the pic.
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08/12/2007 02:24:39 AM
Oh how I love this one!! Excellent!! (9)
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08/11/2007 12:57:12 PM
In one word......10
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08/11/2007 11:55:41 AM
Very effective
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08/11/2007 05:54:20 AM
Nice. Simple (few elements seen) with the shadow capturing the attention. The sun is a bit washed out. 8 for me.
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08/10/2007 05:29:27 PM
i like this beautiful image, great work!! 9
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08/10/2007 02:21:37 PM
Beautiful! Would have liked a little less black space on the bottom so the tree was not quite so centered...but still gave it a 9 :)
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08/10/2007 05:15:01 AM
The shadows of that central tree merging into the larger foreground shadow on the land are just amazing - especially the way in which they are softened by the early morning mist. THe light and cloud lines are magical too. Great image.
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08/09/2007 03:05:09 PM
Some unique and beautiful shot
I personaly think the over exposed region is a little bit large
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08/09/2007 01:33:07 AM
very,very pretty, looking forward to seeing where this was taken /8
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08/08/2007 04:59:23 PM
Nice shadow, but the light hurts! :( 5
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08/08/2007 10:10:13 AM
Nice image. The back lighting is really nice. Well done.
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08/07/2007 02:37:56 PM
Now this is how you shoot into the sun! Great work.
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08/06/2007 10:37:22 PM
I really like this - one of my top picks in the challenge.
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08/06/2007 04:36:00 PM
wonderful timing and shot.
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08/06/2007 02:39:37 PM
Amazing. Great use of light. Simple and nice. 9
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08/06/2007 07:21:24 AM
This one pleases the eye very much.
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08/06/2007 06:49:05 AM
I love the light in this...the shadow is great
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08/06/2007 02:02:37 AM
Absolutly breathtaking. An instant favorite of mine. Great capture.
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08/06/2007 12:06:31 AM
That's lovely. I like the gleam of the sun and the striation of the clouds makes it for me.
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