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The Enchanted Wood
The Enchanted Wood

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Challenge: Soft Focus IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: University of Kent campus, Canterbury
Date: May 10, 2008
Aperture: f6.7
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/45s
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: May 13, 2008

My first shot taken specifically for a challenge, I have to admit im not particularly fond of soft focus shots (and as such probably won't vote in this challenge), but I thought trying something that I wouldn't normally do might help further my photography.

Im submitting this last minute, as embarrassingly- I have only just figured out how to make it 'soft focus' as opposed to 'blurry as hell' ;)

RAW conversion (just exposure comp)
Levels and Curves
Gaussian Blur (this time not at 100% opacity!)

Place: 70 out of 203
Avg (all users): 5.5753
Avg (commenters): 5.8000
Avg (participants): 5.5439
Avg (non-participants): 5.5891
Views since voting: 679
Views during voting: 273
Votes: 186
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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05/21/2008 01:34:35 AM
Fairy tale image! Nice lighting.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/16/2008 12:38:27 AM
i like this but maybe without the tree in the front it would be better
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05/15/2008 12:48:52 AM
I like the use of the foreground tree, although a little too much negative space to the left of tree, IMO.
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05/14/2008 05:54:31 PM
hmmmm.... I like the soft woods, but the foreground tree is really heavy.
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05/14/2008 12:47:47 PM
This looks fairytaleish, nicely done.
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05/14/2008 09:57:26 AM
this has no focal point, bu has rather nice dappled light.
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