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Drive By Tree
Drive By Tree
jaysonmc


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Challenge: Free Study 2007-09 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f/2.0D
Location: Denver, Colorado
Date: Sep 1, 2007
Aperture: 6.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Sep 22, 2007

Post Challenge Comments:
This was in Colorado, the poster below was correct. Taken at Dinosaur ridge, which frankly the dinosaur tracks weren't that photogenic. This tree and scene caught my eye on the other side of the road.

Wasn't the best time of day for this photo (1pm) and that made it difficult for me to pull a good picture even though I liked the scene. Post Processing was pretty heavy on this one...

Statistics
Place: 243 out of 503
Avg (all users): 5.8276
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
Avg (participants): 5.6782
Avg (non-participants): 6.2759
Views since voting: 584
Views during voting: 169
Votes: 116
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)


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10/21/2007 03:05:29 PM
Wow, what a perspective, nicely framed.
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10/11/2007 12:36:06 PM
I think it looks great for a 1PM shot. I don't know if you did it in post processing or not but I do love the spots of highlight in the background which indicate where the sun was peeking thru the clouds. Love the centered composition with the tree. It's like a landscape pic with a little gift in front.
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10/08/2007 11:26:23 PM
tree-mendous. I was one of your 9s.
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10/08/2007 08:19:01 AM
Absolutely fantastic shot Jayson. Your B&W's have been fantastic lately. This should have scored much higher. Maybe you could be the next Ansel Adams.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2007 05:55:07 PM
complex, fascinating image.
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10/06/2007 10:20:24 PM
By chance is this in Colorado? Looks to me like the Red Rocks aread :)
Good shot btw
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10/05/2007 03:53:26 PM
Very busy picture. Don't know where to look first. I keep wanting to get around the tree to see the view clearly, but the tree is the view here.
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10/04/2007 10:31:34 PM
Hmmm...on one hand there's the dead tree and on the other the "life" of the cars driving by...I like it. A subliminal message of some sort? I like the use of black & white - I find it effective.
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10/04/2007 09:51:11 PM
Good example of the ordinary made extraordinary. Nice POV and the B&W works helps achieve this.
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10/04/2007 06:05:50 AM
Excellent find - processing (and tiny nature of cars not revealing much detail) makes it look like it was taken decades ago.)
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10/03/2007 09:52:42 PM
i wouldn't realize how high up this was without the highway. The highway is not expected in a shot like this, but it works well.
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10/03/2007 09:39:10 PM
The tree is great...not sure about the road
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10/03/2007 04:50:41 PM
This is a really good shot and for me providing a real tension between what is essentially a timeless B&W landscape shot - great tree, clouds and hills . but it has this huge highway carved across the landscape trying to force this vision upto date.

The highway pushes movement, speed, noise and purpose against the still and calm of the weathered leafless tree and rolling landscape.

Very good.
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10/03/2007 04:55:03 AM
Mmmm not sure what i think. Its a nice photo and well post processed with a great sky but it does not have that wow feel.
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10/01/2007 08:45:23 PM
this has a very "1950's" feel to it ... nice job with the b/w conversion ..
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10/01/2007 11:07:59 AM
If only we could get rid of that highway :) - 7
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