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Challenge: A Single Tree II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Location: Concord, California, USA
Date: Jan 20, 2009
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Emotive, Blur
Date Uploaded: Jan 22, 2009

Silhouette of a (possibly dead) tree which has had most of its limbs trimmed off. Shot out the passenger-side window while I was waiting at a traffic light, shooting over the roof of a building.

I used my handy flip/twist LCD screen to frame the image, which was behind me to the right.

-Handheld, Tv mode
-RGB Curve
-Blue/Yellow Curve
-Resize
-SaveAs JPEG at maximum quality = 97KB

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Statistics
Place: 208 out of 209
Avg (all users): 3.4483
Avg (commenters): 4.6000
Avg (participants): 3.3117
Avg (non-participants): 3.5567
Views since voting: 1411
Views during voting: 283
Votes: 174
Comments: 16
Favorites: 3 (view)


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07/23/2009 08:20:14 PM
well it is either two of the ugliest out of focus people attempting to have a snog (English for French kiss)(but with maybe more slobber) or a stick. I am hoping for the two ugly people cos the stick option would be a worse choice.

even teh original is out of focus and kinda looks like a reindeer standing up.

Go for the two people, more interesting concept, Art Nuvo thingy going on with it that way. Add some sutble plae pinks and you could also sell this for several zeros

Message edited by author 2009-07-23 20:31:58.
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02/04/2009 03:43:43 AM
It's a real shame this rated so low as it's quite beautiful.
Sure it's not the usual winning formula but well done for submitting something so different from everything else. My hat goes off to you.
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02/03/2009 04:01:03 PM
I immediately thought of the vase picture or two people kissing, but I see someone beat me to that observation. I like your use of complementary colors of the yellow and blue as well. You are having fun with this one! ;-)
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02/03/2009 07:38:59 AM
Om my goodness, I absotulely agree with DYS. There is definatel;y a double image here. Good call!
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02/02/2009 03:07:06 AM
I'm so mad at myself for not finishing voting. I was going to give this a 7 or 8 when I got to it if it appealed to me as much as the thumb did. I sowwy :(
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02/02/2009 02:12:15 AM
Originally posted by rinac:

Originally posted by gys:

I think I see two people kissing. Am I weird?


Oh my gosh, yes! (yes that it looks like two people kissing, not yes you're weird, lol)

I think this is magical Paul. Great work. Congrats??

Yes, thanks to both of you -- I saw it after it was pointed out; it's quite similar to the classic vase/faces optical illusion.
02/02/2009 01:30:26 AM
Originally posted by gys:

I think I see two people kissing. Am I weird?


Oh my gosh, yes! (yes that it looks like two people kissing, not yes you're weird, lol)

I think this is magical Paul. Great work. Congrats??
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02/02/2009 12:38:00 AM
Can I congratulate you on your "ribbon"?
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02/02/2009 12:29:34 AM
Hah, might have known this was yours :-) I'm your 8, friend. I think this is a heck of a nice shot, sigh. Congrats on your brown!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2009 08:56:00 PM
umm, sorry, but this just isn't happening for me. It just looks like you forgot to focus.
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01/30/2009 02:48:17 PM
I'm all for blur and OOF, Lensbabies and pinholes. This one has a nice form, but I find myself wanting more for some reason.
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01/29/2009 08:23:53 PM
The title goes well with the photo. But personally, I didn't like everything blur here. It hurts my eyes.
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01/26/2009 04:21:36 PM
Looks like a dinosaur or a giraffe
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01/26/2009 04:19:50 PM
Gives a sense of motion...

This will be grossly underrated. It's a study in shape and form rather than a "wow factor" image...and we both know how the voting population tends to go.

(no vote)
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01/26/2009 12:20:32 PM
I think I see two people kissing. Am I weird?
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01/26/2009 10:36:06 AM
Neat abstract, unfortunately abstracts don't usually go over well w/ the voters, believe me, I know!
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