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Out of Ruin, Sprouts Life
Out of Ruin, Sprouts Life
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Challenge: Free Study 2008-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D2H
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Date: Jul 2, 2008
ISO: 200
Galleries: Nature, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jul 3, 2008

I knew this wouldn't score well but I didn't care, the faves and the comments make it all worth it!

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But I really liked this shot.

Snuck into an abandoned 19th Century Greenhouse at sunset, noticed the way the light was hitting this one little plant. I really liked the idea of nature coming back and reclaiming this man-made structure that previously confined it.

Editing to emphasize the plant, darkened all around it and blurred most of the pic to put the focus there.

Thanks for the comments & faves :)

Statistics
Place: 213 out of 524
Avg (all users): 5.6933
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 5.6960
Avg (non-participants): 5.6842
Views since voting: 1054
Views during voting: 235
Votes: 163
Comments: 18
Favorites: 6 (view)


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06/26/2009 11:00:18 AM
im sure that youre right about the deer doing better ( thats just DPC for you hahaha) but i see much more beauty and creativity in this one. i love how you employ low key shots to produce stronger emotions i feel like the enveloping darkness of the old greenhouse really helps personify the struggling, lone fern.
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02/25/2009 03:23:55 AM
great image. obviously completely underrated!
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08/08/2008 06:52:22 PM
Woah, this is an amazing, amazing picture. It's so not DPC (like the cute little deer are, :P), but I like this wayy more than a great deal of the entries in this FS. If I had voted, 10 for sure.
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08/08/2008 10:26:56 AM
many things to like on this one, but tough to pull off since it really is a subtle work - not usually a good idea for dpc. beautiful work
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08/08/2008 09:31:36 AM
I actually think this should have done better in score and placing than it did. I like the single eye catching brightness of nature coming through and reclaiming her place. Very nice
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08/08/2008 04:09:46 AM
You knew it was not "bankable" but it was worth it sharing a good out-of-the-box picture!
The distribution of patterns and lights is simply amazing. It talks to me. It's fresh air... I regret the score I gave it, it deserved at least an 8/9.
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08/08/2008 02:52:16 AM
I gave three 10s in this challenge - this was one of them. I for one am very glad you entered it. As, by the comments, are at least a few others. Thanks.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2008 08:06:23 PM
This image has so many layers to it. very unique. 10
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08/06/2008 09:58:23 AM
beautiful play of shadows... and shapes! the colors are great ( I like how its greens/golds/and earthtones) & having the sharpest point/subject in the absolute center is great! :-) Kudos!
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08/06/2008 07:41:56 AM
I really like the mood of this...good title
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08/05/2008 04:11:47 AM
I absolutely adore this.
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08/04/2008 09:44:45 PM
this is posthumous ribbon material for sure. and mine as well. well, if i had one
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08/04/2008 08:12:56 PM
i very like the shadows here! nice capture!
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08/02/2008 08:52:05 AM
seems a bit too dark
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08/01/2008 06:51:07 PM
There's a lot going on in this picture and it could be easy to miss the central plant in the light.
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08/01/2008 10:55:15 AM
So different. Love the light/dark ratio. This is nice. 7
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08/01/2008 10:43:03 AM
My fave so far. Awesome lighting, angle, comp, everything. 10.
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08/01/2008 12:41:18 AM
different!
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