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Dead But Not Gone
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vlado


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Branch II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Oaklands Junction, Victoria, Australia
Date: Mar 12, 2010
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200 sec
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Mar 12, 2010

Never EVER did I expect a blue ribbon for this. Last minute entry with a 5 minute edit before we went away for the weekend to Canberra. Predicted a mid 5's at best.

Thank you all for your votes, wonderful comments and favourites!

I'm dumbfounded...

ETA: Previous entry featuring this tree.

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 139
Avg (all users): 6.8414
Avg (commenters): 8.1875
Avg (participants): 6.6308
Avg (non-participants): 7.0125
Views since voting: 5116
Views during voting: 278
Votes: 145
Comments: 51
Favorites: 9 (view)


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03/26/2010 06:54:46 PM
That was rude of me.... I have yet to congratulate you on your first blue ribbon. CONGRATS.

Please excuse my tardiness :)
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03/25/2010 02:28:51 AM
Congratulations Vlado! Are you sure you belong on Team Suck ;)
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03/24/2010 09:11:03 PM
I like the processing done on this. I have a similar image where I also desaturated and applied a brown overlay to make it really moody. (Not saying mine is any where near as good as this just pointing it as a possible processing alternative).

Anyways, the treatment you used works really well on this subject I think and helps create a definite mood. Congrats on the ribbon!

Message edited by author 2010-03-24 21:28:22.
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03/24/2010 04:23:42 PM
and the tree takes a bow... congratulations, beautiful capture.
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03/24/2010 04:14:35 PM
Congrats. Beautiful image.
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03/23/2010 11:33:31 AM
Well I didn't give you a 10 but I did give it a 9 :) Not real sure what I knocked off a point for but you were in my top 5. Love the color and deep depth of field and excellent crop and border, Well done and congrats.
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03/23/2010 09:00:39 AM
Congrats on your blue ribbon!
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03/23/2010 12:09:25 AM
That tree simply has a wonderful personality. Congrats on the ribbon for this one! Be sure you let your model know.
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03/22/2010 10:54:25 PM
Vlado, way to go!! This snag, snagged a blue for you! Congrats!
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03/22/2010 07:49:20 PM
Congrats on the blue, very well deserved!!!
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03/22/2010 06:07:56 PM
Excellent shot! Huge congrats on the blue! :-)
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03/22/2010 05:33:18 PM
Beautiful image!
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03/22/2010 03:44:13 PM
Congrats Vlado!!!!!!!!!!!
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03/22/2010 02:54:54 PM
Lovely shot, congrats!
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03/22/2010 01:29:55 PM
Congrats Mate on the ribbon. That is a great image. :)
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03/22/2010 11:51:50 AM
outstanding stuff! congrats on the blue
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03/22/2010 06:43:56 AM
Congrats!! What a wonderful tree and a lovely shot!
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03/22/2010 04:46:57 AM
Way to go Vlado....beautiful photo....well deserved blue.......many congratulations!
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03/22/2010 03:34:54 AM
Wicked! Congrats on the blue!
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03/22/2010 02:42:46 AM
wow Vlado congrats mate
awesome image
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03/22/2010 02:17:54 AM
Congratulations! Beautiful shot. The tree is like a wonderful piece of sculpture.
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03/22/2010 02:08:54 AM
Congrats on the blue, Vlado, it really is a beautiful image.
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03/22/2010 01:09:46 AM
nicely done! congratulations
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03/22/2010 12:34:08 AM
WELL DONE on your blue! How fantastic!
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03/22/2010 12:25:59 AM
Excellent Vladovski! Great job...it's often the ones we don't expect to do well that surprise us, and the ones we do expect to do well that frustrate us...keep entering!
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03/22/2010 12:20:44 AM
Wow Vlado - congratulations. This is a beautiful image.
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03/22/2010 12:17:50 AM
Congrats on your Blue! Well done!
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03/22/2010 12:17:06 AM
Big congrats on your Blue!

Raj
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03/22/2010 12:13:59 AM
Congrats on the blue!!
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03/22/2010 12:10:59 AM
Your score was bound to be blue. congrats on the ribbon!
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03/22/2010 12:06:33 AM
Excellent picture...this definitely stood out in the group...well done and congrats
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03/22/2010 12:06:32 AM
First Blue!!!!! Woohoo congrats Vlado
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03/22/2010 12:03:57 AM
Congrats. you did a good job.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/21/2010 10:53:54 PM
Very dramatic. Looks like a movie still. I'm waiting for the next scene where some wild animals will roam across the field.
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03/21/2010 08:24:11 PM
An instance where your choice of subject is just perfect for the challenge, and you made sure to photograph it well, too!
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03/21/2010 07:18:00 PM
I love this ... everything about it... great job!
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03/21/2010 05:38:14 PM
Beautifully animistic. Wonderful emotional desolate image. In my top ten of the challenge. 9.
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03/20/2010 08:03:57 PM
Stunning shot. The twisted tree looks like a miserly old man. I fully expect to see this on the front page.
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03/20/2010 10:08:31 AM
one of my faves from the challenge; like the comp and processing, and the vignette adds a nice touch as well.
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03/18/2010 12:12:00 AM
Very powerful image. Fits the challenge very well.
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03/17/2010 06:39:55 AM
Lovely moody shot.
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03/16/2010 04:44:12 PM
Border is a little distracting to me, nicely done. - 8
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03/16/2010 01:08:18 PM
Excellent composition, compliments! 8
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03/15/2010 09:15:40 PM
I like the placement of the tree to the left, it just pulls you in.
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03/15/2010 07:58:27 PM
Outstanding photo! There is only one critique I could give and that is to lose the extra space on the left of the tree. I know it fits that High Definition crop ratio but I don't see it serving a purpose. There would be greater definition and texture showing on the tree if it were closer and filled in the frame a bit more.
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03/15/2010 05:22:29 PM
This shot it awesome, reminds me of something I'd see in a Tim Burton Film... Very cool, 8
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03/15/2010 12:39:16 PM
the small shrubs/ plants below almost appear to be reaching out to this twisted beast, as if paying homage
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03/15/2010 09:20:34 AM
Fantastic shapes, great light also. Great shot, congratulations.
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03/15/2010 01:51:29 AM
Awesome...
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03/15/2010 12:52:55 AM
Beautiful image.
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03/15/2010 12:05:34 AM
Terrific and very artfully presented.
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