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The Grist Mill
2nd PlaceThe Grist Mill
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Challenge: Something Old III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Woodland, WA
Date: Oct 30, 2007
Aperture: f/18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 20
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Oct 30, 2007

Found this location while cruising other photography sites and saw it was only 45 minutes away. After work I drove like a madman to catch the last 20 minutes of sunlight. This is a restored grist mill in Woodland, Washington. The original was built in 1876 which qualifies as "really old" for the West Coast.

The processing is pretty heavy for basic. Converted from RAW with an extra warm tone (like 8000/22). Then did a Shadows/Highlights (until they declare it illegal), and went at it with the basic adjustment layers. The biggest change was a fairly strong shift of yellows to the red side (versus my normal green shift which did not look good in this shot). I think it gives the picture a timeless rustic feel without going all the way sepia. Then some sharpening and resize and a NI run after resize. Some further wide radius USM and a bit more gaussian (faded). Bam.

Hope it does well. I shot it less than four hours before the challenge was over. I wish I could use advanced editing on this one for some selective sharpening of the building and some judicious dodge and burn.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 249
Avg (all users): 6.8534
Avg (commenters): 7.4167
Avg (participants): 6.6000
Avg (non-participants): 7.0455
Views since voting: 18693
Views during voting: 183
Votes: 116
Comments: 37
Favorites: 23 (view)


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11/13/2007 03:25:09 AM
nice colors and compo, i don't dig the cutted house on the left but i guess it's better this way because there is something to the left :-)
congrats!
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11/12/2007 06:47:07 PM
Wow....soooooooo beautiful! I love the colors and the pop...and the warm fall feel. Awesome shot!
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11/12/2007 01:39:06 AM
Excellent color and sharpness!
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11/10/2007 12:36:06 PM
Jason,

You are one of the few photographers who has the courage to create beautiful digital paintings from your images. I would love to see more of these digital works of art in DPC. As a graphic illustrator/fine artist, I truly appreciate these kinds of creative interpretations. Beauty is in definitely in the eye of the beholder.

Keep up the good work!
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11/10/2007 10:21:57 AM
Beautiful colors and composition
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11/09/2007 04:14:30 AM
Congrats Jason, think I have seen photos of this place before but not sure where. Great colors!
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11/08/2007 07:39:36 AM
Congrats for this Jason Friesen's style perfect shot.
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11/07/2007 01:12:54 PM
Funny thing is I was going to go there, too, for this challenge (After researching the area). I, however, never made it. Terrific image and I really like the reds.
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11/07/2007 11:06:04 AM
WOW! The colors here are spectacular! Great job racing the light for the shot! I was doing that the other day to catch the late day light on the leaves near my house.
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11/07/2007 08:24:18 AM
Originally posted by Melethia:

This isn't 4th. Are you feeling OK? :-) (A lovely location, great comp, and maybe just a bit too red for me, but it definitely works for "wow". What did it look like with some yellow left in it?)

hmmmm, maybe he'd like to trade places with me? Just kidding, this is a great image, Doc....I felt sure it was a ribbon entry, and I was right. Congratulations.
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11/07/2007 07:19:34 AM
This isn't 4th. Are you feeling OK? :-) (A lovely location, great comp, and maybe just a bit too red for me, but it definitely works for "wow". What did it look like with some yellow left in it?)
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11/07/2007 05:56:15 AM
Oh, Oh, the doc is back in town...duck for cover everyone!

Well done on another *yawn* ribbon :-)

Well deserved, great image
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11/07/2007 02:48:55 AM
well done/congrats
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11/07/2007 01:06:23 AM
Jason ! Grats. You got 10 from me too !!
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11/07/2007 01:01:48 AM
Congratulations!! This is absolutely gorgeous.
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11/07/2007 12:42:37 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, Jason. Very pretty scene.
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11/07/2007 12:30:03 AM
A perfect calandah shot and congrats on the red ribbon....
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11/07/2007 12:16:09 AM
Congrats on red Doc, for this timeless scene.
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11/07/2007 12:15:37 AM
Congrats on another ribbon, Jason. Your eye and editing skills continue to inspire.
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11/07/2007 12:15:35 AM
Nice finish! Beautiful shot, congrats!
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11/07/2007 12:13:31 AM
It would be weird if you would win a blue or yellow ribbon with such a “reddish” photo ;)

Congratulations!
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11/07/2007 12:11:46 AM
He, he, yeah, but MY pict is higher up on the page than yours!!!! ;-)
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11/07/2007 12:10:53 AM
Nicely done, Jason... and a nice pun, Richard. =)
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11/07/2007 12:05:05 AM
Congrats Jason. You winning a ribbon is nothing new that's for sure!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/06/2007 09:37:53 PM
Beautifully done. Love the fall color, the old mill and the stream.
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11/05/2007 06:07:14 PM
Fabulous tones, great image.
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11/05/2007 04:21:06 PM
beautiful!
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11/03/2007 11:02:16 AM
VERY PRETTY BUT I THINK I WOULD LIKE IT BETTER WITH A LITTLE LESS SATURATION...A BIT MORE OF A NATURAL LOOK.
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11/02/2007 03:36:47 PM
A nice shot of the mill, but the color saturation is over the top, and takes away from the "old" feel.
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11/02/2007 02:45:26 PM
I like the red tones.
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11/02/2007 12:03:05 AM
this is great!
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11/01/2007 04:42:37 PM
This is a beautiful photographic rendering. Colors are magnificent. 10
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11/01/2007 12:49:58 PM
I would be better if there was more colour contrast between the building and the foliage.
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10/31/2007 06:48:26 PM
Nice composition, oversaturated imho.
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10/31/2007 02:42:41 PM
Fantastic colours, but maybe a little too much red! I like it a lot though.
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10/31/2007 01:06:28 PM
Nice colors!
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10/31/2007 08:15:22 AM
Gorgeous colors and well composed.
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