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the old oak trees
the old oak trees

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Challenge: 100 Years Old (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Olympus E-410
Lens: Custom Made Zone Plate
Location: Ashland, OH
Date: Mar 8, 2009
ISO: 100
Shutter: 5 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Pinhole/Zone Plate
Date Uploaded: Mar 8, 2009

Zone plate.

I was fairly certain this wouldn't do too well. In fact, I'm surprised I only received two 1's. There were some great shots in the challenge, as usual. Fun to compete without a lens though.

Someone wondered if the oaks were indeed 100 years old, and that is a reasonable question. Those in our area I've talked with 'think' they are, but no one is certain. Maybe they are not.

Place: 172 out of 184
Avg (all users): 4.4695
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.1972
Avg (non-participants): 4.6774
Views since voting: 1280
Views during voting: 261
Votes: 164
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/26/2009 11:43:27 PM
This deserved a much better score. It's not easy to get a big score in any "Advanced Editing" challenge, even with a tack sharp shot. Thumbs up to you for entering a shot that is different from the "DPC norm" for this sort of challenge. I like it.
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04/01/2009 12:40:55 PM
Welcome to the scary world of zp challenge submission! I'm heartened by how many people guessed that it was lensless instead of assuming you didn't know how to focus your lens "properly". "Breed familiarity" should be our motto!
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03/16/2009 05:21:20 PM
Thanks for the follow up. I kind of wish you had picked a more obviously "old" subject. I figured it was a pinhole or zone plate shot and have been itching to reward such an entry. Challenge theme aside, I love the effect.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2009 06:58:42 PM
Pinhole? Nice processing but I'm not convinced these are 100 year old oaks.
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03/12/2009 10:52:10 PM
A litte too much softness / fog.
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03/12/2009 12:24:55 AM
I like the feel this gives, I think it's better than the score you will get here for it
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03/11/2009 07:56:52 PM
I like the soft foggy feel and the border works well
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03/10/2009 08:41:12 PM
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03/10/2009 07:21:14 PM
Looks a little odd. Not sure if this is an intentional treatment or not.
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03/09/2009 11:50:42 PM
Is that some pinhole goodness I see there?
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03/09/2009 09:43:42 PM
The color of the grass is nice, but did you add a filter to this to get that look? I don't think it's really working here. If it was on the original like that,maybe a reshoot would have worked.
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03/09/2009 11:24:32 AM
I love the foggyness of the photo. It looks old and antique. I like how the one "old oak tree" is the center of the photo but a little off balance.
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03/09/2009 11:22:17 AM
wow the blurriness over the trees makes this eiry i would have made the ground in black and white
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