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Challenge: Branch II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2010
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Upper State Street
Date: Mar 10, 2010
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 14, 2010

A rather literal interpretation of this challenge. I do like literal once in awhile. :-)

I am not sure what these trees are but they are very interesting. VERY tall, with strong tall trunks, then this mass of branches topped with a crown of thick leaves. I shall have to find out what they are. Santa Barbara has more than its fair share of interesting trees.

Hopefully not to terribly disorienting - I'm standing under the main tree looking up. The other is one of its neighbors down the road.

Oh. Shot 2/3 stop underexposed. Topazed, Nik Silver Effected, sharpened, resized for web.

As of 15 Jun 2010, this is the Last Ever Six.

Statistics
Place: 24 out of 139
Avg (all users): 6.0000
Avg (commenters): 7.4286
Avg (participants): 6.0169
Avg (non-participants): 5.9865
Views since voting: 815
Views during voting: 250
Votes: 133
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)


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06/15/2010 07:47:11 PM
Weird. I don't remember ever seeing this before. And I would have remembered it.

Lovely, Deb!
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06/15/2010 07:23:58 PM
Wow. What a strong perspective! Sun is icing on the cake.
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03/23/2010 11:22:29 AM
Loved this shot,. Gave this a 9. Great comp and perspective. And the sunlight is perfect.
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03/23/2010 12:09:04 AM
Commenting as part of my Team Suck duties...

Nice detail and tones/contrast... While it's a "rather literal interpretation" it's not conventional. No surprise there though... one of the reasons we love you so. I find this image a bit unbalanced, personally... it feels top heavy and makes me feel like I've had too much to drink and laying on the grass in the park waiting for the world to stop spinning. :)
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03/22/2010 10:11:47 PM
The disorientation is exactly what makes this shot so effective. Great control of that shaft of light peeking through.
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03/22/2010 08:41:17 PM
Wonderful shot! I'm still trying to figure out how and when the sunbursts happen. When I try to get them, they don't happen, when I least expect it, there it is! It really enhances and already interesting shot!
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03/22/2010 02:46:49 PM
This is pretty dang cool Deb. Love how you were able to really bring out the textures in the trunk, and better than that, how the sunspot seems to be mirrored by the branches throughout the scene. Well seen and delivered.
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03/22/2010 02:07:20 PM
W-O-W! That is so interesting! What a fabulous perspective, and I am crazy about the perfectly shaped and exposed sun burst! The only thing I don't like about this is the 6.0 score. It should be on the front page!
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03/22/2010 01:31:42 PM
Sets off tingling in many nerve ends. Beautiful. Processing totally suits subject.
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03/22/2010 12:19:46 AM
Just the other day I was wondering how many images have score with just a single digit. Congrats on another top 25! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/21/2010 11:12:23 PM
Nice job on the exposure; that sunburst is very pretty and there's still lots of detail on the tree and branches.
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03/21/2010 10:47:54 PM
Gorgeous. A sense of flesh.
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03/21/2010 07:21:56 PM
Cool shot!!
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03/21/2010 05:38:58 PM
Fantastic composition. The beautiful sunburst adds to it wonderfully. In my top ten of the challenge. 9.
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03/16/2010 12:03:33 PM
Interesting angle and unique shot. Nice contrast and it meets the challenge theme, 6
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03/15/2010 12:49:33 PM
interesting take on what should be an obvious perspective!
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03/15/2010 06:55:43 AM
NIce looking tree but I wish there were only one of them in the picture.
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03/15/2010 06:21:04 AM
I love this :D The sun rays are perfect.
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