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Challenge: Black and White in Color II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Canon
Location: IN
Date: Feb 25, 2008
Aperture: f9.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 25, 2008

Taken a a local golf course. Processing was crop, curves and sharpen and spot heal

Place: 7 out of 249
Avg (all users): 6.7489
Avg (commenters): 8.0714
Avg (participants): 6.8721
Avg (non-participants): 6.6692
Views since voting: 2294
Views during voting: 386
Votes: 219
Comments: 22
Favorites: 2 (view)

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03/11/2008 09:25:20 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club

First Impression


Looking Deeper

I love this photo. It was my favorite from the challenge. Your title says it all. Simplicity!

Compositionally, this is a piece of art. For the challenge it's a perfect fit. Beauty in a stark, cold, yet serene setting.

The diagonal of the layout is easy viewing and makes for a pleasant experience. Granted, the image isn't deep in concept so I don't need to stay with it forever to take it all in. The shadows help add depth and balance. I see a hint of blue in the shadows, which makes sense and solidifies this in the challenge theme.

Something that probably held this back a smidge is the jaggies from resizing on the tree trunks and shadows. Hard to avoid, but still there nonetheless. At full size (print) this probably isn't an issue.

Not sure what else to say. Some probably could find some deeper philosophical meanings...me, I just like it. :-D

Job well done!

Questions? Please feel free to send me a PM. Thanks!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/05/2008 09:57:08 AM
Very awesome photo.
03/05/2008 08:47:04 AM
Coolio! I love the space and..... simplicity!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/05/2008 12:19:39 AM
A pleasing composition. Congrats on top 10!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/05/2008 12:19:33 AM
Very cool shot. Well deserved top ten finish.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/04/2008 10:49:56 PM
A very simple image indeed, but so powerful. Excellent composition, feels extremely balanced between the trees and the shadows... Actually, I couldn't realize what "made" this shot for me until a moment ago - it's the shadows that complete it and make it full. The slightly darker corner somehow contributes as well. 10 from me and my Red ribbon winner.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/04/2008 10:06:55 PM
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! 9 from me!
03/04/2008 05:58:24 PM
Simplicity yes...beauty definitely

Great use of minimalism, contrast, negative space and leading lines makes this one of my three favourites in the challenge.

This image would grace anyones wall

A stunning shot which I hope does well for you - 9 from me
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/03/2008 06:11:23 PM
Exactly! Very Good!
03/01/2008 06:14:31 AM
Brilliant take on the challenge.
02/28/2008 06:12:31 PM
Very interesing entry! I love the long shadows of the trees, choice of subject is a lil peculiar but adds to the interest of it, however it does seem to be a tab oversharpened? Meets the challenge very well 8 =]
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/28/2008 04:24:14 PM
Simplicity works for me!
02/28/2008 01:50:53 PM
Oh, yes. Love it.
02/28/2008 01:22:50 PM
the title has it... very simple shot, yet very clean and leaves you thinking and wondering what was going on here, what is the story to these 3 little trees. On the tech side I am seeing noise in the white and pixelization on the trees, this might have been cropped in to much for the resolution camera you were using.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/28/2008 08:13:09 AM
Perfectly named image. I like the shadowing, symmetry, use of space.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/27/2008 11:56:21 PM
I like the simplicity, particularly with the long shadows.
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02/27/2008 06:44:06 PM
I like the composition on this. Very nice. The only problem is it looks over sharpened or something.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/27/2008 01:42:57 PM
Great shot, great title...perfect for the challenge. This is the kind of imagery that gets printed large for gallery display. Very nice.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/27/2008 01:20:43 PM
02/27/2008 01:17:01 PM
Nice use of negative space!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/27/2008 12:54:48 PM
Like it. Nice balance and composition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/27/2008 12:37:09 AM
simplicity kicks ass

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