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Challenge: Negative Space (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-V1
Location: California
Date: Sep 11, 2002
Aperture: f/2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1sec.
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 11, 2002

This is an infrared image

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 218
Avg (all users): 7.0433
Avg (commenters): 8.5227
Avg (participants): 7.0464
Avg (non-participants): 7.0407
Views since voting: 3658
Votes: 323
Comments: 48
Favorites: 11 (view)


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09/23/2002 11:03:00 AM
Congrats on 5th! This is a beautiful image. Infrared Huh? Just one more thing I need to learn about..LOL ...Guess I'll have to consult you when the time comes :-)
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09/23/2002 12:51:00 AM
Thank you for all the wonderful comments, as some of you have already guessed this was an infrared image with the levels adjusted to make the sky black, but as a byproduct I lost some detail in the forground. The shot was taken about five minutes from my home in a wildlife preserve in northern california at about 2pm, a bright hot day with not a cloud in the sky.

Message edited by author 2003-08-19 13:51:05.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/22/2002 08:35:00 PM
Interesting...is this an infrared with the levels pushed around? Whatever it is its an interesting effect....8...hokie
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09/22/2002 10:51:00 AM
very 'adamsesque,' nice shot
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09/21/2002 05:39:00 PM
AWESOME!! How did you accomplish this?!?!?!? Really nice shot, and looks like some hard work for you is going to pay off. -10
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09/21/2002 11:53:00 AM
very dramatic and eye-catching - you might want to play with dodging and burning this one, to brighten up the highlights in the trees and grass - could be even more effective.
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09/21/2002 01:39:00 AM
That's kinda cool. How did you get the sky black? I like the lighting in it. 7
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09/20/2002 01:48:00 PM
that is a neat shot. I know it is probably obvious,but how did you get the sky black? karmat
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09/20/2002 11:58:00 AM
The dark sky is so very strange that I find it oddly appealing. How did you achieve it? Please do let me know, know or after the challenge.
6, Kavey
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09/20/2002 09:34:00 AM
This is just awesome, I hope you'll reveal how you achieved this effect.
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09/20/2002 06:45:00 AM
I love the drama in this shot. The black sky changes this from an expansive, open field to something that feels oppressive and dangerous. How did you do this?
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09/19/2002 03:39:00 PM
(i'm only making quick comments for scores 8+, sorry)
Geesh, can I say WOW. Hang this one up. Yes, the neg space impacts the effect of this image. great composition and creativity and talen. 10
Ruthann
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09/19/2002 02:11:00 PM
This is pretty good but the area of sky is unnaturally black and doesn't seem to work for me when it meets the horizon. I like the trees though as the highlight on the leaves is just enough for some detail but not too much as to be overpowering. I would prefer to see the sky not as black because I'm sure there is some detail in there that would make it more appealing to me.
Score:7
Courtenay
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09/19/2002 12:17:00 PM
i love the ethereal quality of the light in this photo. the negative space creates an otherworldly mood for me here. nice work. (8) ~mcmurma
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09/19/2002 11:46:00 AM
Ladies and Gentlemen--We have a winner!...The open landscape and the darkened sky almost make the trees appear to be huddling together for security...
Great photo....The black sky gives it a psuedo-surreal quality along with the a sense of forbode...The negative space is haunting and real!
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09/19/2002 05:19:00 AM
Great job on this dark shot. Great mood.
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09/19/2002 12:43:00 AM
Intersting. I wonder what you use to get hte sky dark,, bluish filter perhaps? Neat. It would've been better if the sky is shown more and a wider angle on a flatter ground. 9 paganini
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09/18/2002 10:42:00 PM
As a rule, I prefer color to B&W, but I really like this shot. It wouldn't have nearly the impact in color. Great effect! Great job!
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09/18/2002 08:22:00 PM
I love the effect. Can't wait to see how you did it ... negative image or long exposure at night? I dunno.. 9
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09/18/2002 07:03:00 PM
Very Ansel Adams ;)
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09/18/2002 04:34:00 PM
I think black & white was perfect for this shot, wonderful
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09/18/2002 08:18:00 AM
Definite wow factor. Would love to know how you got the sky SO black. Polariser and then heavy use of curves? Either way it's very effective. 10 - floyd
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09/18/2002 12:03:00 AM
This is beautiful. Fill the sky with stars and it's a 10. Why is the sky so dark and the land so well lit??? Nice work. 9 ~indigo997
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09/17/2002 11:23:00 PM
Well done, that's my vision of "Negative Space"
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09/17/2002 10:48:00 PM
Unbelieveable... is this possibly real? It looks like a model. Even so, this is an incredible photograph. 10.
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09/17/2002 12:53:00 PM
exellent
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09/17/2002 09:02:00 AM
I really like this photo! I thought that this may be an Infrared image, but the more I look at it, the less I think it's IR. I see some possibly vignetting on the lower corners and I'm wondering if this is stacked filters? I would really love to hear how you achieved this one... great shot :) = 9 - jmsetzer
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09/17/2002 05:43:00 AM
Superb... (10)
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09/16/2002 11:59:00 PM
Great b&w print. I would have liked to see more detail in the branches on the left
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09/16/2002 11:54:00 PM
nice, very "Ansel-ish". keep up the good work.
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09/16/2002 11:42:00 PM
very nice. I am assuming you used infrared on this one. cool. nice use of negative space. cmcvety.
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09/16/2002 11:35:00 PM
reminds me of an ansel adams shot...well done and good luck!
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09/16/2002 08:29:00 PM
nice capture.
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09/16/2002 08:13:00 PM
This is excellent.
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09/16/2002 07:10:00 PM
very cool use of - space :)
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09/16/2002 05:15:00 PM
How did you do this? Very effective, but so unreal.... almost surreal.
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09/16/2002 04:18:00 PM
Moody, weird, wonderful work. Good luck to you. THIS is fine work. Score 8 Justine
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09/16/2002 11:45:00 AM
OK, when this is over, I want to know how (and where) you did this!! I really like this photo alot. LOVE the b&w. Terrific work! lhall-10
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09/16/2002 09:24:00 AM
I'd love to know how this was done, especially getting the sky to be devoid of stars. Is it moonlight, or did you just make blue=black?
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09/16/2002 08:20:00 AM
Outstanding. Can't wait to hear how this was done...
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09/16/2002 08:20:00 AM
I love that you did this with a dark sky and in b/w tone. This is a nice change from the day/blue sky tree shots. Nicely done !!! Shiiizzzam
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09/16/2002 05:52:00 AM
Oh! This is wonderful. Great capture of an awesome night.
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09/16/2002 02:50:00 AM
I tried to do something similar, but on a bridge, and I ended up hating my camera for it. You, however, did it much better than I would have. 9 -lennier
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09/16/2002 02:26:00 AM
Composition: I dont think this represents negative space as it is now maybe cropped differently 4
Lighting: patchy 4 ,
Appeal: 5, Total Rating 5 Sulamk
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09/16/2002 01:34:00 AM
Nice work on this picture. I lke the black sky. Is it night or day?
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09/16/2002 01:19:00 AM
Excellent photo, very dark and moody.
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09/16/2002 01:16:00 AM
love the sky!
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09/16/2002 01:14:00 AM
this makes me want to run around in that field and climb the trees. i love it!
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