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Collection: China
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Xian, China
Date: Oct 10, 2008
Galleries: Landscape, Overlays
Date Uploaded: Feb 8, 2009

Viewed: 353
Comments: 2
Favorites: 1 (view)

This image was a part of the Best of 2008 Posthumous Open Challenge.

thank you all who commented on this image. And separate thanks to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Bear_Music for his Paw award! And of course to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' posthumous and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' jdannels who conceived the idea and carried it through!

I felt it might not do too well in this challenge because it was a landscape, and landscapes are a big no-no on this side of the Styx river :). On the other hand, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' ubique was exactly right (as always) - this photo is more about a photographer (or rather a process of taking a photo) than about the subject itself, although a subject is a part of photo-taking process. That was the intention... and hence the title... Anyway, here it is...

Thanks again!

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02/08/2009 11:00:12 PM
Just outstanding.
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02/08/2009 10:06:33 PM
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' undieyatch
A primary subject of a field view w/solitary tree, framed and subtlety optically loaded by an unmarked square format film edge or more likely, a tlr view finder edge, within some form of an intuitively cropped aspect. A beautiful attenuated sepia/blue toned colour edit through out.
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Bear_Music

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/30000-34999/30861/120/762725.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/30000-34999/30861/120/762725.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' Awarded a Bronze Paw in the Best of 2008 Posthumous Open Challenge.
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' bobonacus
I like the textures but the inner border is just too much imho. I like the lone (ish) tree in the flat field
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' ubique
It's interesting conceptually, but has too many fashionable 'devices' (texture/acid/frame-frame). It seems to be a photograph about the photographer.
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' PhotoInterest
This has a very artsy quality to both the framing and the editing to it. It's quite a refreshing change of pace from the usual shots that we see in challenges! I like the fact that the tree is brought to the focus of attention by the framing. Kind of reminds me of an old photo, covered with the sticky plastic that has had air bubbles trapped inside. This is the kind of photo that keeps being discovered the more that you look at it. Even the tree seems "out of place" within the context of the background, which truly adds to the "oddness" of the framing. Quite a clever, artsy piece!
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' chromeydome
Ordinarily the inner frame and the textured overlay would hinder my appreciation of this image. But here, along with the tonality, this works in an edgy-artsy way. I assume it is texture overlay, but I suppose it could be a really dirty window view, too. This image just works, for reasons that I find hard to put into words.
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Bernard_Marx
I like the acidity and texturing. The frame works, I think, because it is making so little effort to fit in. But is appealing more to me as a graphical element than a complete stand-alone work. I hate how I am sounding here, but there ya go.
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Kali
A good idea and the perfect photo for it... but I think it would be neat if the inner frame was a sort of clarifier and cleaned up the photo within. As is now it's just a box in a rectangle.
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' digifotojo
Definitely a work of art. Very well done.
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' basssman7
Love the toning and textures. Great work. :)
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' BAMartin
Now this is the type if photo I think of when I see the name Posthumous.
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' NikonJeb
I love this on so many levels I hardly know where to start.....

Quirky & Delightful!
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' LydiaToo
I like the frame... without it the tree would be lost, I think.
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' posthumous
It's gorgeous, but almost seems like technique for technique's sake. I don't feel the reason for the inner frame.
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' goodman
you do textures? my my
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Bear_Music
This one's working extremely well. There's an air of mystery to it, all the components are working in harmony, including the texture and frame overlays, both of which easily could be contrapuntal yet are not.
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Les_Feck
I'm not a fan of texture layers (assuming that is what was used here). The water spots and scratches work pretty well here, however, as they are "believable". I like the frame within as well. What appears as the natural bottom framing complements the inner framing.

Message edited by author 2009-02-08 22:07:44.


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