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Some will seek what's around the bend . . . many will never know.
Some will seek what's around the bend . . . many will never know.
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Challenge: The Road Less Traveled (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2008
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG for Minolta
Location: Virginia
Date: Aug 22, 2008
Aperture: F8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2008

On a whim, my son and I followed this country lane to see where it went. Probably not the best time of day (broad daylight) to capture this, but the clouds were very interesting...and besides, we were there. :-)

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Smart Photo Fix (25,0,0,0,35,4,6)
Clar +20
HMS (0,-15,-25)
HMS (0,-15,-45)
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Clar +5
HSL (blue sat+40 lght-20, ylw sat-5 lght-10)
Noise reduction (S&P 3,3)
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Statistics
Place: 7 out of 127
Avg (all users): 6.2679
Avg (commenters): 7.1000
Avg (participants): 5.9412
Avg (non-participants): 6.3263
Views since voting: 2266
Views during voting: 381
Votes: 224
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0


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09/09/2008 02:57:52 PM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Beautiful shot!
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09/06/2008 08:41:14 PM
Congrats on your top ten, Barry!
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09/05/2008 11:06:39 AM
Nice finish Barry! The composition is everything in this photo. You pushed the processing limits on those clouds and (but?) it paid off. I think that the converging gravel wheel tracks, juxtaposed with the stacked and angled horizon lines, are what make this shot a winner.

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09/05/2008 01:48:10 AM
I really like the composition I find it easily leads the eye throughout the image. I find the processing of the clouds a little too much. Congrats on top ten in this toughly scored challenge.
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09/03/2008 10:52:28 AM
The clouds are stunning, a beautiful picture altogether. Congrats on 9th, Barry.
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09/03/2008 03:00:02 AM
The road of serendipity, while looking for one thing you come across another: the clouds in the sky.

Nice finish well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/02/2008 12:10:35 PM
Lovely clouds, dark foreboding. Bright rich landscape. Both nice in their own ways, but somehow odd together.
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09/01/2008 03:23:53 PM
Stunning composition, beautifully processed.

9
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08/31/2008 02:52:13 PM
mmm, may have overdone it on the cloud-burn.
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08/31/2008 10:11:49 AM
the sky is beautiful!
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08/30/2008 11:58:59 AM
Reminds me of where I used to live in Central Texas. Just slightly over-processed (to me and I'm guilty of that too) but I can certainly live with it. This is one of the better photos in the challenge I think and I'm hoping it will finish in the top ten. Your title is excellent: it seems like it should be a line from the poem but it's not. 10
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08/29/2008 05:05:21 PM
These clouds really make the photo. I really just want to walk down this road a ways.
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08/28/2008 10:47:59 PM
Lovely shot. It beckons me to seek what is around that bend.
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08/27/2008 06:26:27 PM
The Road of Serendipity -
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08/27/2008 05:43:53 PM
Nice light and post processing
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08/27/2008 04:33:06 PM
The sky is really beautiful
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08/27/2008 02:20:40 PM
A VERY EXCELLENT, WELLCOMPOSED PHOTO AND IT CERTAINLY DEPICTS THE TITLE. YOUR EDITING IS EXCELLENT...WITH SATURATION NOT BEING OVERLY DONE.
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08/27/2008 11:49:41 AM
nice sky and hues
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