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Green and Gold
Green and Gold

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Challenge: Conflict (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Olympus C-740UZ
Location: Rockhampton Queensland Australia
Date: Feb 23, 2004
Aperture: 1:3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Feb 23, 2004

I found this land development taking place in an otherwise untouched native forest. I thought it was an interesting comparison of 'passive and aggressive' conflict between nature and man.

I took about 20 photos of this area. I ended up choosing the above photo because of the interesting depth of field, and the illusion of the grass consuming the machinery.

I was a very overcast day, so the most difficult part was capturing enough light on the subjects to bring out the green and yellow contrast.


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Place: 124 out of 202
Avg (all users): 4.7855
Avg (commenters): 5.6471
Avg (participants): 4.9405
Avg (non-participants): 4.7173
Views since voting: 803
Votes: 275
Comments: 19
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03/06/2004 08:44:07 PM
well done, the score doesn't reflect the quality of your image. good to see you still entering shots Jarad.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/02/2004 12:39:37 PM
Sad but true.......VERY nice. I love the angle in which this was taken.
03/02/2004 01:20:53 AM
Nice shot, interesting DOF and composition. It doesn't convey the message of conflict by itself.
03/01/2004 01:38:41 PM
Good composition and DOF to nicely meet the challenge. Good shot.
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03/01/2004 12:23:30 PM
We know who's going to win this conflict.
03/01/2004 02:03:46 AM
Good use of depth of field; priority of green and gold! Colours contrast well and fits the theme. Well done.
02/28/2004 02:24:57 PM
I think I see where you're going with this, but you'd pretty much have to have a clear-cut area with stumps and trees to pull it off. Even a gray squirrel or some other wildlife would have helped.
02/27/2004 10:56:31 PM
Not enough DOF there are flower that are out of focus. If the DOF would have been more shallow (isolate a single flower for example) or less shallow, (all the plant crisp clear in the foreground with the machine blurry in the background), it would have been a really great Shllow DOF entry. Unfortunately this is a conflict challenge and i just don't see a conflict. (4)
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02/27/2004 06:05:30 PM
I like this alot. Very good idea. Creative take on the challenge. I like to see photos with meaning that aren't about comparing cameras, film to digital, relationship issues, or what alcohol to consume. Keep up the thoughtful work. 8
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02/27/2004 01:17:19 PM
02/26/2004 03:18:30 PM
The grass is awesome, maybe a tad bit light. I understand the conflict your showing..progress. Ugh always tearing up somewhere. Good luck in the challenge.
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02/26/2004 11:15:17 AM
I like the picture but would be improved maybe by getting the cat a little more out of focus.
02/25/2004 04:22:27 PM
Nice grass. Brave decision to make the larger half of the image out of focus.
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02/25/2004 03:24:45 PM
I like your use of DOF in this shot... and it definately shows conflict.
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02/25/2004 01:57:02 PM
i like it.
02/25/2004 11:39:40 AM
nice clarity and color - 6
02/25/2004 04:06:24 AM
Good story here.
02/25/2004 02:12:15 AM
Doesn't really make the conflict between the two. The two subjects seem to separated. Might be better with more DOF.
02/25/2004 12:39:31 AM
The background should have been in better focus.

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