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end of summer
end of summer
Gordon


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Masters' Free Study II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Location: Austin
Date: Nov 2, 2008
Aperture: f4.0
Galleries: Abstract, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Nov 2, 2008

Thanks for all the interesting comments. 17 1's 15 10's That's some sort of weird split record for me.

I love this image. My wife says it makes her physically sick. Clearly something to continue.


Statistics
Place: 161 out of 170
Avg (all users): 4.9451
Avg (commenters): 7.3103
Avg (participants): 5.2360
Avg (non-participants): 4.8368
Views since voting: 1238
Views during voting: 599
Votes: 328
Comments: 45
Favorites: 4 (view)


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03/13/2009 09:46:11 AM
lens is a 70-200 F4L
12/22/2008 07:27:11 PM
Love this image.
I think you'll love this
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12/14/2008 10:51:55 PM
I think it's lovely in a kind of an impressionist way, but I (like your wife) had a need for things to be sharp and it does make me a little sick to my stomach if I look at for too long.
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12/14/2008 11:06:53 AM
Lovely full frame dimension - 19th century impressionism, lush, romantic, pretty. "...what lens is this?"
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12/13/2008 12:15:32 PM
Great impressionist like photo, lovely colors and light. Underrated for sure.
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12/08/2008 09:20:18 PM
I'm so happy you put it in this particular challenge, gives viewers a wider perspective on what being a "master" means for the visual arts. Such a warmth and liveliness to this scene, really good job with defocusing.
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12/08/2008 07:06:23 PM
I'm surprised to see this bokeh from a Canon product, or is it? You didn't list your lens and I'm thinking this was not a Canon lens. Please tell.
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12/08/2008 12:44:46 PM
Way to go Gordon! methinks some dpc'ers are 'revolting' lol. I very much doubt we will ever see this type of shot really fit in with the dpc 'style' but its good to break the mold sometimes :)
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12/08/2008 07:33:37 AM
Viewed from four feet away this is genius at work. A pity that the DPC audience isn't sophisticated enough to appreciate it. Thanks to DLPhoto for the hint!
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12/08/2008 02:57:31 AM
See, told you you suck, you can´t even keep it in focus :) Cool shot but have seen better bokeh, what lens is this?
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12/08/2008 02:01:52 AM
Unbelievable... Sure, it's not everyone's cup of tea, but never thought it would end up so under appreciated score-wise.
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12/08/2008 12:41:53 AM
I thought this was lovely. Ah well...... Sorry it was not as well appreciated by the voters generally.
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12/08/2008 12:21:38 AM
one of my 10's...which may have been just enough to edge you out ;-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2008 07:43:13 PM
Needs a point of focus.
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12/07/2008 01:48:20 PM
Rage against the machine. A 10 for rebellion. Anyone who's won at least 2 Ribbons certainly knows better...
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12/07/2008 10:13:18 AM
What a lovely dreamy image you have presented.
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12/07/2008 09:08:34 AM
Pure impressionism, I like it.
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12/06/2008 10:02:48 PM
Show me the Monet... (nicely done neo-impressionistic shot.)
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12/06/2008 11:30:30 AM
lovely impressionistic scene
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12/05/2008 08:09:13 PM
hmm, probably getting creamed in the voting, but I think I see where you're going with this. Nice impressionistic photo.
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12/05/2008 04:53:10 PM
When daydreams become visions
And thoughts grow beyond time
Behold as the "End of Summer"
Melts into the sublime.

A photographic treasure...;-)
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12/05/2008 03:30:39 PM
I contemplated submitting a shot against the grain, too. We both know it can't possibly end well, though...

Regardless, your bold endeavor demands I pay closer attention!

Fairly nice bokeh from what I can tell here at this aperture. The COC are nice & not too busy, so that is pleasing. I love the hint of a scene with the person next to the tree. She (I say 'she' because of the colors, but I s'pose it could be a 'he') looks like she has a picnic blanket in front of her, likely folding it up given the title. Strong vertical elements that the grove of trees supply here adds a nice fairy tale element to the composition. The downfall here, IMO, is the lack in contrast & saturation. I'm begging for those highlights to be contrasted by deep dark greens everywhere, not just one small tease of a patch across the centre.

This has a nice impressionistic element going strongly for it, and I like the storytelling that takes palce in the title and the action. Ultimately a little more strength in the palette would have brought it up a notch or two for me - good luck! -- 7 --
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12/05/2008 12:08:44 AM
Bravo for being so out of focus. It's beautiful to look at. (bokeh pointillism)
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12/04/2008 11:35:18 PM
hmmm... Was this on purpose? Brown ribbon? Well if you arent going for the brown ribbon, I can only assume that you are trying to infer that the summer is fading away. If this was your intention, then it works well enough but it could use a lot of work. 3
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12/04/2008 02:46:17 PM
Very sweet - it's perfect. Monet would be jealous. You are a brave soul: 10
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12/04/2008 09:28:22 AM
Way to blurry for me.
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12/04/2008 06:34:30 AM
Good to see someone taking a risk with an arty concept photo at DPC
I some how think this is not scoring as well as it should, I think it deserves an 8
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12/03/2008 08:40:32 PM
I wish this was something that I really 'liked'. There will be a lot of folks who just love this. I hope it does well for you.
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12/03/2008 02:33:27 PM
Gordon? This is really beautiful. The light in the trees looks to have been just perfect. This isn't DPCs usual fare, so I'm surprised that you're scoring as well as you are too. I applaud you for helping me (and hopefully others) broaden my (our) photographic horizons. Bumpin' you up.
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12/03/2008 11:18:35 AM
Not quite sure what you were going for here... but it does remind me of an old oil painting. You know what the subject is, it's just not clearly defined until you take a few steps back an say 'a-ha!' :)
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12/02/2008 06:42:18 PM
I love this... very much
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12/02/2008 03:36:29 PM
The play of light is truly extraordinary, I applaud your vision. Not only have you outgrown dpc, but you have created an enduring work of art. Isn't it wonderful to let go of convention?
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12/02/2008 03:36:23 PM
I'm not really a fan of blurry but this is quite nice. Leaves most of the image to ones imagination which is a good thing IMO. HOpe you do well!
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12/02/2008 03:31:49 PM
I like how I cannot tell for sure if there's a lone figure under the tree. It is what I see, though, and for me that's good enough. Beautifully rendered - summer as a memory.
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12/02/2008 07:42:03 AM
lovely. i love it when this happens to me (usually not intentionally).
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12/01/2008 09:23:53 PM
I think your camera or lens is broken dude.
Edit to add that was a joke in case my sense of humour is too dry:)
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12/01/2008 01:10:43 PM
I like photo-impressionism and artistic blur, but for some reason this makes me cross-eyed trying to bring it into focus. The bokeh in the trees is really nice. Perhaps if the person was in focus, my eyes wouldn't strain.
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12/01/2008 12:40:06 PM
Almost looks like a water color painting, I appreciate the uniqueness of this shot and going out on a limb to present it in the mother of all challenges... 7/8 from me... I'll figure it out eventually.
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12/01/2008 11:05:11 AM
Impressionism done correctly, IMO. I really like the effect of this. Was hoping to see more of it (different, less dpc-ish type of entires) in this challenge.
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12/01/2008 04:17:26 AM
Brilliant image, an ambiguously captured delight.
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12/01/2008 03:46:29 AM
For some reason which I can't explain, I really like this. 8
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12/01/2008 02:57:45 AM
I think I need new glasses :). Seriously though it's a nice compostion and the blur is good. Like a fine painting.
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12/01/2008 01:50:05 AM
Beautiful mood, it really does feel like the end of summer.
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12/01/2008 12:50:26 AM
interesting to see a image like this in a masters challenge, very unexpected is this a pinhole shot?
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12/01/2008 12:32:26 AM
Wow. Guts. ;) Can't say it pleases me though. It's not bad, but as an abstract I think the top is dominated too much by the homogenous pattern. 5
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