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Challenge: A Single Tree II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Osan Korean
Date: Jan 21, 2009
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 22, 2009

Took this on the nearby golf course. It was a little iffy at times having balls zing over my head. Editing was fairly simple.

RAW conversion
cloned out very little in the background
save for DPC

Place: 56 out of 209
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02/05/2009 10:10:10 PM
This is Kari Ann, greetings from the Critique Club:

composition: here is an example of where centered composition works extremely well and to the advantage of the photo. The tree is so dominant that i can stare at the intricate details of the branches for hours. very well done

color: black and white is a great choice for this shot, it adds such drama

contrast: High contrast works wonders here, allowing the tree to really be separate against the ominous clouds.

focus: spot on, very sharp throughout the entire frame and exceptionally well on the tree

depth of field: cant say much here, but i can say that the choice of 5.6 was obviously a good one.

lighting: great lighting here, perfect weather for the location and the mood of the image

other: great job on such a powerful image. It brings the viewer in, and makes them sit there and look for a minute or so. Great find, and great finish in such a array of good images. Also, congrats on the new personal best! If you have any more questions, feel free to PM me anytime.
-Kari Ann
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2009 09:23:05 PM
The editing with the darkness really adds to the feel of this shot...lovely!
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01/30/2009 02:25:47 PM
I like the dark to light bottom to top effect here, and I really like the shape of the tree. You found a good one.
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01/29/2009 03:47:54 PM
that is an incredible shot - love the monochrome
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01/27/2009 11:43:34 AM
such a knarly tree...wonderful capture with the clouds and the silhouette of the tree.
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01/26/2009 04:01:01 AM
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