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Canopy
Canopy
levyj413


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: From the Ground Up IV (Basic Editing)
Collection: Fall
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Nikon
Location: Lake George, NY, USA
Date: Oct 21, 2007
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/350s
Galleries: Nature, Photo-Impressionism
Date Uploaded: Oct 23, 2007

Walked around Lake George, NY with nshapiro for a couple of hours when I was in the area for a family wedding. The trees were really gorgeous.

I started out trying to make it good and sharp, but it just kept looking bad. Finally, after an initial sharpening pass, I tried various combinations of gaussian blur and fading in PS CS2. For once, my Critical Mass teammates and my wife were unanimous that this was the one: gaussian blur at 80 pixels and faded 50%. Resize, submit.

Statistics
Place: 36 out of 214
Avg (all users): 6.0743
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 5.9434
Avg (non-participants): 6.1474
Views since voting: 1144
Views during voting: 226
Votes: 148
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0


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11/01/2007 04:43:31 PM
Very nice view into the tree. Funny thing I almost enjoy the shot without the trunk (if I cover with my hands, but of course it wouldn't meet the challenge as well). Very highlight detail and terrific colors.
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11/01/2007 09:52:26 AM
I liked this, gave you a 6, but my problem with all these was just that.....too many trees. This was far and away one of the best.
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10/31/2007 06:28:55 PM
Ahhh Jeffrey, perfectly great photo to demonstrate how complimentary colors enhance everything. The bright blue and the beautiful yellow/orange ... awesome. And the man throws in the diagonal too to just raise the bar!!!
Great job. Congrats.
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10/31/2007 03:57:40 PM
Congrats on that 6! This came out very nicely. Love those blues and oranges.
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10/31/2007 10:23:44 AM
Beautiful colors! Nice!
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10/31/2007 08:28:48 AM
Jeffrey!

it was so hard not to take this type of picture this past foliage season here in the sticks! The foliage has been awesome & you captured this so nicely! Good for you and congrats on your finish!
Was the wedding fun? I love a good wedding!!
~Anni
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/30/2007 02:13:11 PM
The color is amazing here.
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10/28/2007 01:22:10 PM
Among all the canopy shots that came in yours is one of the better ones...the colors stand out very nicely and the trunk at an angle pulls you in
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10/26/2007 11:54:12 PM
finally, a decent picture of a tree that is balanced!! 10
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10/25/2007 06:58:27 AM
Very nice, well done on filling the frame.
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10/24/2007 07:40:55 PM
Love the angle on this, love the diagonal line, colours are beautiful, so clear, I could go on and on!
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10/24/2007 06:03:29 PM
Nice impact. Like the dark branches above contrasted with the richly colored leaves. The tree trunk leads my eyes nicely to the beautifully colored foilage. My favorite so far in this competition.
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10/24/2007 10:14:29 AM
Wow! Beautiful shot! Love the crisp, clear view!
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