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Can't See the Forest for the Trees (thought I'd try DPC new border styles out for size)
Can't See the Forest for the Trees (thought I'd try DPC new border styles out for size)
charliebaker


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Ansel Adams II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Location: Red Alder Forest, north Cannon Beach
Date: Jan 18, 2009
Galleries: Humorous, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 18, 2009

A lame joke I suppose, but I thought it might be fun to exaggerate the thick black top/bottom border for this Ansel Adams nature shot, just for fun.
A DPC forum ran a month ago discussing this issue at some length. Check out "Time to get rid of borders?" in the Forums. I shot this through a slit in a piece of cardboard. Greyscale, levels, brightness/contrast, sharpened it a bit. My perhaps not so subtle but quiet way of protesting the new border styles increasingly found on DPC, including quite a rash of them in the ribbon circles. So, I guess I ought to be expecting to ribbon with this entry. May even add to my growing ribbon (brown) collection. Tee hee :)

Statistics
Place: 219 out of 219
Avg (all users): 2.5808
Avg (commenters): 3.0000
Avg (participants): 2.2597
Avg (non-participants): 2.7434
Views since voting: 1504
Views during voting: 468
Votes: 229
Comments: 34
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02/05/2009 02:14:26 PM
Congrats. This is even better than my ridiculous border in the recent bokeh challenge. Mine wasn't bad enough for the brown however. I'll have to try harder next time. Do you think a single pixel in a field of black would be a wide enough border?

Message edited by author 2009-02-05 14:15:47.
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01/31/2009 10:40:01 PM
I'm impressed that you took the effort to shoot through a piece of cardboard rather than adding the border in post.

ETA: and it's not even straight. lol

Message edited by author 2009-01-31 22:40:46.
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01/30/2009 12:17:23 AM
3 x 10 votes.

I didn't vote but gratz on the brown.
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01/28/2009 09:09:12 AM
Congrats on the brown! Btw, I was the one who started that particular borders thread in the forums, but I retreated after being mocked for attempting to limit creativity. Your form of protest is hopefully more effective (though I fear not).

Anyhow, your entry can take its place alongside another great border-dominated work:
748040.jpg
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2009 08:03:21 PM
Going for the Brown? :)
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01/27/2009 11:28:56 AM
The "letterbox" look can add a cinematic feel to even a random snapshot, but I think you've overdone it a tad. :-p
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01/26/2009 02:07:57 AM
Huh?
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01/25/2009 06:18:43 PM
creative :)
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01/25/2009 09:32:07 AM
Pretty sure this isn't going to go over well...
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01/25/2009 12:07:17 AM
What border?
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01/23/2009 03:33:33 AM
the brown sir. you may have it! :)
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01/22/2009 08:56:21 PM
Well, good joke I suppose. 1
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01/22/2009 05:53:04 PM
lol
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01/22/2009 04:53:31 PM
What do you mean border? You can hardly see a border for the lush forestry. Look, see, there's an eagle sitting in that tree just by the rock. He's about to pounce on that vole sitting by the rainbow with the leprechauns.






You made me laugh :) Thanks.
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01/22/2009 02:10:49 PM
Huh?
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01/22/2009 10:03:06 AM
Going for the coveted Brown?
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01/22/2009 08:35:43 AM
try again.
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01/21/2009 11:07:56 PM
That's disgusting.
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01/21/2009 11:05:59 PM
Great composition and DOF! Especially like the modern border.
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01/21/2009 03:39:13 PM
Not sure if this new border style works for me.
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01/21/2009 02:44:35 PM
Are you kidding with this image come on!
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01/21/2009 12:33:18 PM
well done, you've cut away a decade or two of evolution
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01/21/2009 12:04:20 PM
HAHHAHAHAHAHAAA






thanks for the laugh
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01/21/2009 10:19:13 AM
Hahaha!! Cute.
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01/21/2009 09:43:59 AM
Not sure I would have done this on this particular challenge. I bet the voting trolls are having a hay day...
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01/21/2009 09:29:13 AM
Is that you 21.gif yospiff?
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01/21/2009 09:14:02 AM
Brilliant! Love the detail! Wish the border was just a little bigger though.
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01/21/2009 09:11:46 AM
?...Interesting...I shall be curios to see what you are driving at. 7 for creativity.
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01/21/2009 08:26:22 AM
hahahah
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01/21/2009 07:49:00 AM
Were you going for brown?
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01/21/2009 06:17:48 AM
What??
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01/21/2009 03:39:17 AM
I see a brown contestant here
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01/21/2009 02:22:42 AM
Presumably you are attempting to win the brown? For that reason I'm not going to give you a 1 as I suspect many will.
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01/21/2009 12:45:12 AM
Beautiful border, though it tends to cut a bit into the picture space. Gorgeous trees. I like how the bold trunks are near the horizontal rule of thirds lines. Nice high contrast shot. I'd like to help you get the coveted ribbon you're trying for but I'm not voting this challenge.
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