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Sunday Social Under the Willow
Sunday Social Under the Willow

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Challenge: Free Study 2007-08 (Expert Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital ED
Date: Aug 8, 2007
Galleries: Landscape, Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 14, 2007


Place: 355 out of 503
Avg (all users): 5.4412
Avg (commenters): 5.8000
Avg (participants): 5.3617
Avg (non-participants): 5.6190
Views since voting: 692
Views during voting: 195
Votes: 136
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/18/2007 10:56:18 AM
I like the soft muted colors for it really gives this photo composition a look & feel of an old style painting. I think it is the colors but also the sweep of the 'weeping' tree branches (that are like brush strokes) that gives the impression of an oil painting. Normally I would prefer the main elements (the tree and the birds) to be in sharp as a tack focus but there is something to be said for soft focus and even blur (as I have recently learned from the impressionism challenge)that can add to the mood & feel of the capture. The soft colors and soft focus projects the feel of some soft breezes during a very warm summer day. The tree with it's sweeping branches is where the birds take a moment to rest under the cool shade the tree provides. Now I do have some small critiques in which I think that this capture could be better. The first is to include the tree in it's entirety. The top portion is chopped off. And I have to agree with another commenter's observation that the black frame just doesn't compliment the composition. Either have none at all or look for a softer tone to compliment the soft, muted colors in the composition.
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09/16/2007 04:03:24 PM
This is a very pretty scene, with lovely muted colors.
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09/14/2007 11:43:29 AM
I really like the peacefulness of this and the soft colors. The only nit I have with it is chopping off the top of the tree. I do realize that to include it makes the birds even smaller, though. The processing is lovely.
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09/11/2007 07:11:42 AM
Personally I liked this photo when I saw it in challenge. Its bad for you that I did not vote on it, because I might have given it a 9 or 10.

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09/08/2007 03:41:42 PM
I like the processing on this Terry. It has that old-time feel to it. Very nice job.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/06/2007 09:00:36 PM
Why'd you chop off the top of the tree?

And how did you get this effect? I've been trying to figure out how to get this. It's like the old 1900's postcards.
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09/05/2007 03:45:21 PM
Feels like a movie still. A little yellow overall.
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09/04/2007 06:53:45 AM
I like this shot, looks like i could be a painting but still not really, I like that about it.
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09/01/2007 03:10:07 PM
nice scenery and color, too bad the top of the tree is cropped off
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09/01/2007 09:52:57 AM
Perfect title. Makes me think of the colors of an old postcard. This is lovely.
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09/01/2007 12:21:54 AM
Beautiful soft image, I think the black frame is a bit harsh - perhaps a frame of a lighter hue would have complimented it more.
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