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Birds and Shadows
Birds and Shadows

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Challenge: Beauty In The Everyday (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: oslo
Date: Dec 13, 2007
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Dec 14, 2007

Thanks for masses of good comments (and faves too!).

There was an earlier edit, with less contrast and ting:

I was wandering around with camera, thinking in terms of some sort of aged artifice, like 21_F.gif JuliBoc or 21.gif posthumous's entries, when I just came across this brief shadow play.

Here's a picture of the location (different lens):

Place: 60 out of 207
Avg (all users): 5.7713
Avg (commenters): 7.3750
Avg (participants): 5.6400
Avg (non-participants): 5.8584
Views since voting: 945
Views during voting: 286
Votes: 188
Comments: 21
Favorites: 7 (view)

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12/31/2007 04:13:18 AM
This is totaally awesome, and so worthy of a much higher score.....
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12/31/2007 03:53:59 AM
Wow, I can't believe this didn't score better. That composition rocks!
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12/30/2007 02:34:15 PM
Speaking for myself (and I scored this one high already) you'd have gotten a full point more from me if you'd entered the less-processed version, which I think is utterly lovely. Great shot.
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12/26/2007 07:17:52 PM
Going into Favs.
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12/26/2007 10:19:21 AM
This one is quite beautiful and I would have expected it to score higher. I love how it looks like the birds are flying towards the shadow tree.
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12/26/2007 08:29:50 AM
I really like this Raish. Nice shot!
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12/26/2007 08:10:03 AM
Great shot Raish. I like the angles and the rule of thirds. Nice score too.
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12/26/2007 03:17:43 AM
I pretty much thought this totally rocked, though I doubt anyone actually says that any more. Excellent example of how the everyday has significant moments of wonder.
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12/26/2007 01:29:01 AM
wow lovely and complex and simple - wish ida seen it during voting!
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12/26/2007 12:44:04 AM
The shadows remind me, in a good way, of the veins in a heart. The house is glowing with life. It looks as if the gable is translucent and the light is coming from within. I really love the contrast in this image and the warm colors. And I don't mind what appears to be over-sharpening, because this image is so simple in its composition that the white outlines give it a clean crispness.
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12/26/2007 12:36:38 AM
I just love everything about this image, truly beautiful.
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12/26/2007 12:23:03 AM
This reminds me of one bird being captured at different points of flight. So cool that they're just trailing each other this way.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/25/2007 09:22:39 AM
That is GREAT!
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12/25/2007 12:23:21 AM
Always a pleasure to see a photo that makes you stop and take notice. There's a lot of vitality flowing through the veins of this image. If there was such a thing as infinite beauty this is fast approaching it.
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12/24/2007 11:43:47 AM
This is neat looking. I like the pattern of the birds conforming to the shape of the roofline. This has the appearance of something that was just a lucky snapshot that you caught, but it really works for me. The birds have little to do with the gable, except that they are there, but it comes off like a collage.
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12/21/2007 11:05:37 AM
brilliant capture of the birds.. and the light is also interesting.. the border is my only complaint..
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12/20/2007 08:33:46 PM
Nice capture!
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12/20/2007 08:27:00 AM
The composition and serendipity of this are magical!
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12/19/2007 05:57:33 PM
A bit too contrasty but I love the geometric elements and the line of birds.
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12/19/2007 09:08:48 AM
I'd like to see the top of the triangle but capturing the moment when the birds where in just the right spot is far more important.
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12/19/2007 07:44:33 AM
The bird formation is wonderful along with thte shoadow of the tree. I could see this being top 10 - the border to me is grabbing too much attention and unnecessary.
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