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Nature vs. Man
Nature vs. Man

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Shoreline, Seattle, WA
Date: Mar 15, 2008
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Urban, Nature
Date Uploaded: Mar 30, 2008

Originally part of my shoot for the the 'Fences II' challenge, I ended up going with a different shot but keep returning to this picture as one of my recent favorites that elicits different reactions in me each time I see it.

I was happy with the way the jusxtaposition between the man made and natural barriers came out and the interplay between them reminds me of the constant struggle between the two, although in some ways it also looks as though they're cooperating.

The metal fence almost seems like marching soldiers to me while the light set off some fantastic red hues on the thorns.

I actually took this as an HDR shot originally but the original medium exposure turned out better. Just did some minor hue increases for the final submission.

Hope you enjoy.

Place: 440 out of 500
Avg (all users): 5.0067
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.8224
Avg (non-participants): 5.4651
Views since voting: 673
Views during voting: 216
Votes: 150
Comments: 5
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2008 03:37:24 AM
The barbed wire is not in focus. This would have improved the image. However, the composition doesn't attract. It is too linear without any particular focal point. Perhaps an angled shot may have been better with strong side lighting
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04/06/2008 11:03:39 AM
intresting, but just a little boring...5 i would like to have a closer view of the contrast you are showing, good creativity!
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04/03/2008 07:11:12 PM
Nice image, just seems flat & lacks interest.
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04/01/2008 11:53:13 AM
You got a nasty spek at the top-left intesection of thirds, would have cloned that out, maybe increase contrast a bit, but it's by no means a bad shot. The composition and subject selection are very interesting.
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04/01/2008 11:18:00 AM
Neat concept.
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