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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Date: Nov 19, 2007
Aperture: f/4.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

Woohoo! This is my first time in the Top 10% of a Free Study type challenge, and this was a big one so it's even more special.

My sister and I were on a fitness trail near where she lives and I begged her to bring my camera. She agreed, but during our trek she was getting a little bit impatient with the interruptions, especially when two older ladies who were power-walking passed us on the trail. :)

Later, when we got back to her house and she saw what I shot she gave me what is perhaps the most meaningful comment I've ever received, which went something like: "You know, I take that trail all the time and I've never realized how beautiful it really was until I saw so in your pictures."

Many thanks for all the comments, faves, and wishlist - this was a really fun challenge for me.

Statistics
Place: 101 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.3894
Avg (commenters): 7.3976
Avg (participants): 6.3940
Avg (non-participants): 6.3636
Views since voting: 1549
Views during voting: 750
Votes: 511
Comments: 90
Favorites: 9 (view)


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03/18/2009 08:29:56 AM
print for katherine maybe? :D
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03/18/2009 03:40:59 AM
I like how my eye is drawn right through the middle of the creek, Laurie. Love the reflection!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:04:49 PM
Wondeful lighting and colors.
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03/17/2009 09:33:42 PM
Nice sense of design, good DOF and use of color. 8
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03/17/2009 07:22:50 PM
Great coloring, nice reflection.
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03/17/2009 07:09:03 PM
great color and nice title- beautiful
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03/17/2009 05:47:31 PM
Beautiful fall capture. 8. New fav.
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03/17/2009 03:17:51 PM
Beautiful and painting like forest scene. Lovely autumn colors.
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03/17/2009 02:48:49 PM
Really nice reflection, and gorgeous fall colours.
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03/17/2009 10:35:01 AM
Great autumn colors, this is beautiful.
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03/17/2009 08:56:08 AM
Lovely burst of colurs.
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03/17/2009 07:30:10 AM
Absolutely gorgeous colors and a well-crafted composition.
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03/17/2009 02:57:04 AM
beautiful and serene, lovely capture all around
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03/16/2009 08:54:53 PM
beautiful fall colors
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03/16/2009 08:35:01 PM
usually i don't care for these type of entries because they are usually very forced. this, on the other hand, is one of those rare exceptions where all the elements come together. very nicely done.
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03/16/2009 06:50:46 PM
Idyllic scene
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03/16/2009 06:49:25 PM
Nice fall colors with the diamond configuration of trees and reflections that draw the eye to the center of the frame. Nice.
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03/16/2009 06:12:00 PM
By far my favorite of this challenge. Great colors. Looks like you are right there. 10
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03/16/2009 06:08:15 PM
Stunning fall shot. What intense colors! Very nice composition and I like the almost symmetrical look to the image.
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03/16/2009 05:17:42 PM
Beautiful. SO peaceful and appealing.

Not voting yet.
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03/16/2009 02:37:24 PM
Gorgeous fall colors, vibrant without seeming oversaturated. The way the trees (and reflections) pull your eye in is just great.
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03/16/2009 12:50:37 PM
this looks like one of those gorgeous inspirational posters they have in school counciler offices. lol. the colors are gorgeous, everything is perfect. since i know it doesnt say the persons name when they check the wishlist box, ill just tell you right now im the one checking it:)
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03/16/2009 12:41:41 PM
Good colors. The angles of the trees really helps the composition in this one be balanced and interesting.
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03/16/2009 10:53:19 AM
Love the colors and composition, this is quite the photo.
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03/16/2009 04:49:32 AM
Nice fall colors and good reflections.
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03/16/2009 04:25:08 AM
Well captured and presented.
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03/16/2009 01:00:16 AM
Nice shot. Good color along with the log across the river.
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03/15/2009 08:32:17 PM
An autumn fairytale. Great work with colour saturation, just right I think.
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03/15/2009 06:37:59 PM
georgous colours and a very pretty scene well done 9
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03/15/2009 06:20:44 PM
good colors.
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03/15/2009 03:52:37 PM
lovly and calm scene and well exposed
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03/15/2009 02:26:05 PM
Nice triangle shapes going on here.
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03/15/2009 01:30:33 PM
Beautiful fall colors! The leaning and fallen trees add so much to the composition and make this unique!
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03/15/2009 12:05:14 PM
good eye to position for the trees to create multiple triangles, nicely done
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03/15/2009 08:57:04 AM
I really like the colours and composition.

Back to vote, I gave this an 8.
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03/15/2009 06:14:33 AM
well nice colours but thats about it I guess..
just 4 sorry ;D
brano
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03/15/2009 06:03:52 AM
beautiful fall colours. nice symmetry both left and right and up and down.
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03/15/2009 03:52:05 AM
a surreal shot here , nice , 7
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03/14/2009 08:55:09 PM
The vignetting really works with this shot.
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03/14/2009 08:41:14 PM
I'm hoping to leave comments on as many photo's in this challenge as possible... out of (currently) 1116 images, I gave 97 of them an 8. Your image was one of those 97, placing you well within the top 10% for this challenge.

I know it's a cop out comment... but the colours in this shot are awesome :-) I actually love the symmetry in this picture, even though it's only an illusion. A fantastic setting, expertly recorded.

Good luck for a strong finish in this challenge.
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03/14/2009 06:04:29 PM
Wow! I want to go there! Absolutely love the colors and framing.
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03/14/2009 05:32:28 PM
What a beautiful landscape.. the colors are awesome!
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03/14/2009 04:40:43 PM
Coming back to comment...

Gorgeous fall colors! Wonderful reflections!
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03/14/2009 11:31:12 AM
So nice. The colors are what I like. The reflection is nice and in balance.
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03/14/2009 11:26:28 AM
great colours, the reflection really makes it, this has made my favorites, 10
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03/14/2009 11:13:25 AM
Lovely colours and interesting shape created by the reflections in the water.
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03/14/2009 11:10:22 AM
wonderful colors
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03/14/2009 03:41:16 AM
Beautyful picture
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03/13/2009 08:01:34 PM
Great autumn capture.
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03/13/2009 03:11:14 PM
Gorgeous! I love how rich and vibrant the colors are and the peaceful stream with the reflections is amazing.
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03/13/2009 01:53:00 PM
I really love the colors here. Wish it was a little more in focus.
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03/13/2009 01:09:25 PM
Great composition works very well. The colors are beautiful and the "almost" symmetry really draws me into this.
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03/13/2009 12:30:36 PM
Beautiful colors
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03/13/2009 12:29:37 PM
now this does pull me in...love the colors and the detail..excellent shot
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03/13/2009 02:29:35 AM
Nice! almost symmetrical in appearance. The colors stand out so well. I'm glad you didn't over process this shot.
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03/13/2009 12:12:47 AM
just perfect - that's all I can say about this photo -10-
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03/12/2009 10:39:13 PM
Beautiful light and color!
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03/12/2009 07:19:14 PM
Beautiful fall clors. Good detail and lighting.
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03/12/2009 06:17:21 PM
Lovely shot, full of symmetry and color.
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03/12/2009 04:33:31 PM
lovely colors and reflections, great shot
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03/12/2009 04:05:15 PM
Lovely colors and scene!
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03/12/2009 02:22:48 PM
Beautiful colors and composition.
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03/12/2009 01:16:23 PM
Great colors
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03/12/2009 12:38:10 PM
Nice color
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03/12/2009 12:07:31 PM
This is a gem WITH a diamond! Great center element of the leaning treas and the fallen log. Great reflection and colors. I think the colors are a bit oversaturated and thus reduce the incredible detail of the leaves.
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03/12/2009 08:40:55 AM
Pretty special photo, well done...beautiful colours and perspective. Best of luck.
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03/12/2009 08:21:54 AM
Beautiful place, beautiful colors.
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03/12/2009 05:07:46 AM
Lovely Autumn scene.
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03/12/2009 03:50:11 AM
Beautiful scenery. Very "Thomas Kinkade" like. Could be made into an oil painting. Love the symmetry.
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03/12/2009 03:35:19 AM
I love the colours in this, excellent autumn shot! The reflections in the water add that little extra for me, full marks!
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03/12/2009 01:28:46 AM
Beautiful shot.
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03/12/2009 12:52:30 AM
Nice colors and symmetry. I hope to take autumn colors someday.
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03/12/2009 12:22:23 AM
Great color!
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03/11/2009 09:44:07 PM
looooove the colors.
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03/11/2009 09:31:35 PM
Great saturated colors.
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03/11/2009 08:08:27 PM
Likes: Colors, Composition, exposure, details

Dislikes: I would like to see some more on the top. May be square crop or portrait orintation??

Score: 8
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03/11/2009 07:43:15 PM
Great capure with the reflections in the water.
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03/11/2009 06:47:40 PM
Great colors
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03/11/2009 06:36:53 PM
perfect, could not be better
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03/11/2009 04:48:27 PM
Beautiful Autumn feel to this shot
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03/11/2009 02:36:57 PM
Beautiful view with nice autumn colors. Nice to see all those diagonal lines.
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03/11/2009 01:10:57 PM
Gorgeous location, wonderful framing...just a little over-saturated in color for my tastes. Tone down the hues and ya got a real winner here! Bravo!
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03/11/2009 12:58:07 PM
Lovely image and it must have been lovely to be there too :)
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03/11/2009 10:27:11 AM
Beautiful color
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03/11/2009 09:34:22 AM
Fantastic colors.
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03/11/2009 08:53:21 AM
wow, what fabulous colours in this
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03/11/2009 05:47:52 AM
great colors, makes me want to follow this and see where it leads
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03/11/2009 02:50:03 AM
lovely autumn colours and I love the natural lines of the trunks
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03/11/2009 01:22:42 AM
The rich autumn tones are delicious.
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03/11/2009 12:51:47 AM
Lovely sense of peace here and of course spectacular color. Were you on a log or bridge in the middle?
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