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Coley


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Challenge: Self Portrait VI (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Elgin Mills Markham
Date: Dec 4, 2007
Aperture: f5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/600
Galleries: Landscape, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Dec 4, 2007

A last minute entry A last minute idea
My favorite spot in this world is in front of this beautiful lone tree. I see it every morning. When I don't shoot it with the camera I shoot it in my minds eye.

The shot is kind of quirky and silly but I like it .

Thanks for looking

Coley

Statistics
Place: 40 out of 241
Avg (all users): 6.3084
Avg (commenters): 7.3448
Avg (participants): 5.9068
Avg (non-participants): 6.5579
Views since voting: 1955
Views during voting: 531
Votes: 308
Comments: 44
Favorites: 4 (view)


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02/14/2008 06:01:58 PM
"Timberline Traveler"

"It has been said that trees are imperfect men, and seem to bemoan their imprisonment rooted in the ground. But they never seem so to me. I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!"

-John Muir
Thought you might like this. :)
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01/19/2008 10:17:52 AM
I love your tree.
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12/30/2007 08:29:53 PM
I personally thought this was among the best of the challenge - a very warm portrait, despite the surroundings. :)
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12/25/2007 06:40:47 AM
one day I will come up to your part of the wood, you better show me your infamous tree.
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12/12/2007 09:17:09 PM
I love the composition!

.....and that great red hat!
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12/12/2007 08:39:13 PM
I don't get the placement really should have done much better.
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12/12/2007 10:30:50 AM
this is excellent work - beyond what I hoped the DPC crowd would love - but it's great none-the-less.
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12/12/2007 09:11:12 AM
I really, really like this shot. You've got a really open and honest face, quite quirky.

Love the tree in the background - it really gives the impression of a freshh, crisp winters morning... with perhaps a bit of the sun peeking out!

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12/12/2007 08:57:53 AM
40th? CRAP - I can't figure out the voting public any more. This is really good (and you're still cute) ;~p
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/10/2007 10:59:38 PM
What I love about this photo is how simple it is. And the fact that the tiny tree in the background acts as a complement to you in the foreground is wonderful.
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12/10/2007 01:29:21 AM
Lone tree Norway or Finland? I like your expression here and the tree really adds to the background. It gives the image a little depth. BB
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12/09/2007 08:33:44 PM
Great hat. Just the right touch of color.
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12/09/2007 08:29:45 PM
nice tree :) Things are ok here, but your ears have the focusing instead of your eyes. So, it doesn't kill the image, but gets close. nice job overall :)
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12/09/2007 05:40:37 PM
i would love to see this win. great shot, love the cold color an DOF. 10.
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12/09/2007 04:09:52 PM
Looks like a great place to be.. Nice portrait..
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12/09/2007 10:12:36 AM
Looks like you are having a blast.
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12/09/2007 02:40:48 AM
There's a good smile to win over the landscape, which is quite strongly competing for attention.
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12/08/2007 09:49:04 PM
Where's the angel and the man with the top hat? ;) Great light, love the background.
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12/08/2007 06:23:45 PM
Great natural smile, like how its off centre and like the background as well.
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12/08/2007 05:27:41 PM
8 - Nice portrait.
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12/08/2007 07:46:03 AM
...edit: No you are not him as I found him elsewhere but cool shot!
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12/07/2007 04:32:38 PM
A very honest photo and what a wonderful background !
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12/07/2007 11:32:49 AM
nice one
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12/07/2007 10:44:31 AM
wow i can see why it's your favorite place, the lines in the background are so soft and clean this is awesome!
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12/07/2007 02:39:23 AM
This made me smile...love it!
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12/06/2007 10:06:05 PM
AT first I scored a 4 on second review theres a lot to this image bumping up to 6
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12/06/2007 09:48:05 PM
Really nice...you have a lot of things popping out, like the hat and your face. Also how the background is outside is nice and how it works to help you, yourself pop out.

My one problem is that it looks like a myspace photo cause it looks like you just turned the camera around and took a photo of yourself.

The photo looks like it was processed very well though.
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12/06/2007 09:45:17 PM
Hey I know this man! Finally someone I know. I like the perspective. And of course that tree..how can you not like that tree.High marks! Oh wait its not about the tree. Back down it goes. Sorry man!:)
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12/06/2007 08:05:54 PM
Altho your jumper is more in focus than your face, which happens as I can see you turned the camera around and shot =) I like this a great deal, the background is sooooooooo lovely, I like the fact you made this very personal by going to your fave place... very nice and warm smile as well completes the shot for me

Best of luck 7
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12/06/2007 04:53:55 PM
i like the composition and colors...even the softness goes well with the overall coldness of the image..expresion fis the title nicely.....8
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12/06/2007 09:43:44 AM
Eyes just a bit blurry...
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12/06/2007 05:34:37 AM
Ah, my favorite tree!! Very nice choice for this. Excellent light, and love your smile!
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12/06/2007 05:00:56 AM
Love the shot Coley
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12/05/2007 11:42:42 PM
Coley, nice SP what a great tree.
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12/05/2007 11:13:41 PM
I think this is a very cool shot with a lot going for it. Its amazing how that added detail of a lone tree perfectly positioned in the background can raise an image to another level. 9, good luck
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12/05/2007 09:01:02 PM
:)
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12/05/2007 05:33:05 PM
Very interesting composition. Love the tree!
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12/05/2007 04:50:51 PM
i wouldve liked this better if you had stepped back so you couldnt see the road
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12/05/2007 04:17:43 PM
Is that the middle, or the edge of nowhere? :)

Excellent work! Really great result!
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12/05/2007 12:03:26 PM
Everyone must have one. I like the way you did your SP by holding the camera, it seperates you from all the other SP's. Nice work.
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12/05/2007 11:40:17 AM
I like your "plain" and forthright pose and scenery. Very nice, and hope you stay warm.
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12/05/2007 08:43:16 AM
This is adorable. The red cap and the tree really make the shot. You're cute! The composition is perfect.
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12/05/2007 04:27:26 AM
the name and the face show that you love that place, great capture!
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12/05/2007 03:38:53 AM
very friendly expression. didn't have a tripod?
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