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Bamboo Graffitti
1st PlaceBamboo Graffitti

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Challenge: Never Seen on DPC! (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Jun 21, 2009
Date Uploaded: Jun 24, 2009

[Jun. 30th, 2009 09:00:59 PM]

Bamboo Graffitti, well kind off I guess, couldn't think what elese to call it. It's actually in the botanic gardens here in Adelaide, SA. There's a whole pathway surrounded by old bamboo and people from all over the world have carved their names in it.. The oldest we can see in from the 60's.

Three bracketed shots (+/- 2 stops) taken, then run through Photomatix for HDR. Taken into photoshop CS4, an additional layer added, additional layered blurred, then merged back as "hard light" at 90% opacity.

re-sized, cropped to square it, USM on lower layer, then saved for web and posted.


Whoa....another blue, thanx to all for the votes and the comments, 2 blues in 2 weeks.......

Place: 1 out of 110
Avg (all users): 7.0814
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.9630
Avg (non-participants): 7.1356
Views since voting: 6380
Views during voting: 421
Votes: 172
Comments: 47
Favorites: 31 (view)

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09/28/2010 11:37:08 AM
Incredible capture. I don't remember this challenge at all!!!
07/04/2009 04:59:48 PM
07/04/2009 02:07:56 PM
Congrats on the blue...great find and execution...
07/04/2009 02:55:33 AM
Awesome find and a great shot Congrats on your blue I love the colours
07/03/2009 09:54:13 PM
Hey, I was there just yesterday taking nature shots.
07/03/2009 08:47:45 PM
This is nuts!
07/03/2009 02:51:38 PM
great image exelent artwork
07/03/2009 01:31:58 PM
Loved this in voting and I'm thrilled you got the blue! Congrats!
07/03/2009 12:29:54 PM
Congratulations on the blue, so glad this won, it was my #1 pick.
07/03/2009 11:54:35 AM
Nice presentation
07/03/2009 11:06:17 AM
Very nice execution. I've already done a bamboo graffiti shot, but it was a long time ago and not executed anywhere near as well as this one.. so I guess I'll let it slide as "never seen before" ;P
07/03/2009 08:07:04 AM
Congrats! Perfect image for this challenge.
07/03/2009 07:09:39 AM
Congratsulations. A beautiful shot!
07/03/2009 05:41:01 AM
Congratulations Alan on another ribbon - I'm confident that there'll be plenty more yet!

An excellent and subtle use of HDR - the gold colour seems to be almost metallic.
07/03/2009 04:21:59 AM
Congratulations on a great shot! I thought it was from the gardens in Rockhampton in Queensland, Australia as I recently saw the exact same concept there, and it caught my eye too!
07/03/2009 12:41:51 AM
Amazing shot. Interesting and beautiful. Congrats on your ribbon, Alan. You're on a roll!!
07/03/2009 12:28:31 AM
wonderful picture...congratulations!
07/03/2009 12:27:01 AM
Neat! Congrats!!
07/03/2009 12:02:08 AM
This was one of my faves. I thought the processing was wonderful. And it was definitely a unique scene. Congrats on the blue!
07/03/2009 12:01:51 AM
Congrats on the blue!!
well done!!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/02/2009 11:30:06 PM
07/02/2009 11:12:31 PM
I love this image. Just looking at it, you're forced to wonder what it the significance of the graffiti, and then you notice what looked to be foreign characters are in fact English letters, and it really is just "graffiti". Excellent photo and should do well.
07/02/2009 03:19:18 PM
i like that some are lite and some are dark.
07/01/2009 03:39:10 PM
Well done, love the pp.
07/01/2009 07:30:16 AM
06/30/2009 08:38:27 PM
great detail and nice a nice glowing look
06/29/2009 12:42:13 PM
very cool
06/29/2009 12:28:32 AM
Now this is beautiful! Love how the textures fill the screen and your colore is great! Nice shot!
06/28/2009 04:51:48 PM
beautifull colour
06/28/2009 05:34:21 AM
Interesting take on a common theme. Good luck.
06/27/2009 08:15:01 PM
Beautiful. Great colors and sharpness. Love the pattern and I love the graffiti. I like the glow.
06/27/2009 06:51:01 PM
a photo that tells many storys. I like the processing!
06/27/2009 05:11:32 PM
Now this is a good photo!!!
06/27/2009 04:59:56 PM
I find this fascinating! Nicely done.
06/27/2009 04:19:43 PM
This is pure art !!! would me very nice in B/W on a wall my 10+++
06/27/2009 04:00:13 PM
comment only.

I do like this, even more on my second visit. Simple yet complex and I think you have made what could have been a snapshot into an excellent study. I hope this does well for you!
06/27/2009 01:55:46 PM
Lovely image. the leaves upper left just make this even better. Well done. (not voting)
06/27/2009 01:43:26 PM
Very cool. Color, light, and richness are great.
06/27/2009 10:58:15 AM
OMG..I want a print of this when its all said and done!
06/27/2009 10:49:15 AM
excellent processing on this
06/26/2009 11:54:17 PM
Beautiful. There's an ethereal quality, almost a glow to the individual bamboo stalks. It almost feels like you stumbled on a hidden grove where those in the know proclaim their love like so many before them. Really fantastic. In my top 3.
06/26/2009 10:34:08 PM
This is fantastic. I love the lighting, the subject, the composition ... everything.
06/26/2009 10:11:45 PM
Beautiful light! Good subject that meets the challenge! (is this lightpainting, or did you achieved this effect with processing?)
06/26/2009 03:20:33 PM
One of my favourites, I just love the dramatic processing, tones and the entire feel of the image.
06/26/2009 02:54:19 PM
huh, how odd. nice editing
06/26/2009 10:59:33 AM
This is just perfectly raw! I love it. Where was this taken?
06/26/2009 12:24:00 AM
Absolutely beautiful tones. This would look wonderful hanging on a wall.

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