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Challenge: Free Study 2008-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Nature & Views
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Arcadia, VA
Date: Oct 30, 2008
Aperture: 1:20.0
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 30 sec
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2008

Taken from Wattstull Motel overlooking Purgatory Mountain near Arcadia, VA. Time was about 7:30pm as the last bits of sunshine from beyond the horizon was mixing with the night sky.

PP included a little bit of clone brush to clean up some hot pixels from the extended shutter length (30 sec), increased color saturation and color balance, some light dodging of the tree, some replace color to tone down the greens, and a layer of color efex pro to tone down the color gradient. Then resized, sharpened, saved for Web.

I know that it's a bit oversaturated and surreal, but I'm really pleased with the image and this is the type of thing that DPC seems to like lately (or at least it seems so to me). We'll see how it scores... It'd be nice to have a new image on my profile's front page. ;-P

POST RESULTS: So cool to be mistaken for AlexSaberi's work! As far as the tilt goes (one of my pet peeves too), the tree is on a very steep hill so I used levels on the tripod to make sure of vertical & horizontal. If it still looks tilted, I apologize... HA I thought that the tilt of the hill with the slope of the mountain in the background balanced themselves pretty well (with the tree's trunk establishing the vertical). Oh well - still very pleased with the results, the comments, and the favorites! THANKS!

Statistics
Place: 25 out of 394
Avg (all users): 6.5496
Avg (commenters): 6.9000
Avg (participants): 6.4842
Avg (non-participants): 6.7222
Views since voting: 1685
Views during voting: 280
Votes: 131
Comments: 23
Favorites: 5 (view)


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11/11/2008 03:54:17 PM
I figured it for Alex's work too. Congrats on a top 25 finish! Love the star.
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11/10/2008 11:11:59 PM
The color is awesome. Composition is perfect. I like the balanced feel this has.
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11/10/2008 05:26:15 PM
Purgatory Mountain....stunning image .well done !
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11/10/2008 03:40:56 PM
i see your True Colors
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11/08/2008 09:00:25 AM
wonderful colors and surreal quality.
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11/08/2008 08:38:00 AM
wow i thought this was alex's as well.
great finish
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11/08/2008 07:24:59 AM
Simply beautiful! Time of day, amount of light, balance of color and lightness - very well done!
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11/08/2008 07:12:49 AM
Nice one Jimmy.
The colours and composition are awesome!
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11/08/2008 05:18:54 AM
Your Horizon seems tilted, just kidding... Great capture. These nighttime shots are something I have really wanted to start doing. Very beautiful and congrats on your 25th placement.

Ben
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11/08/2008 01:28:39 AM
OHHHHHH JIMMY! I am SPEECHLESS!

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11/08/2008 12:19:10 AM
I thought this was beautiful. I love the colors of the sky. The star is a great little bonus to the scene too.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2008 05:59:21 PM
Stunning job on the exposure! Love the star :-)
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11/07/2008 03:57:22 PM
3 - Nice colors and exposure.. and composition but.. which way is up.. the tilting detracts from what appears to be a good quality image...
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11/07/2008 02:40:34 PM
Beautiful colours, love the starburst.
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11/07/2008 09:11:29 AM
I love this picture, the composition, the colors, the star, the light in the tree, excellent!
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11/07/2008 02:37:52 AM
sick colors. i like this
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11/06/2008 11:17:35 PM
I like, but I think it needs to be either straightened or tilted more. This amount of tilt seems accidental to me. Very, very smooth transitions in the sky.
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11/06/2008 07:26:17 PM
clever
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11/06/2008 05:18:37 PM
Nice how the tree is reaching out toward the star.
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11/06/2008 09:18:53 AM
Really a stand out. Hope you're scoring well. Beautiful colors and composition. :~)
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11/02/2008 09:10:08 AM
The tilt of the earth is confusing my brain but I love it.
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11/01/2008 08:32:28 AM
So beutiful! that u Alexsaberi? 9 and ribbon prediction
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11/01/2008 07:08:05 AM
really nice colour here.
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