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Reaching the Fractals
Reaching the Fractals

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Challenge: Blue (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Austin,TX
Date: Nov 28, 2002
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Abstract, Nature
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2002

McKinney State Park -- the photo is then converted to a tri-tone consists of three different blue colors

Place: 19 out of 243
Avg (all users): 6.3372
Avg (commenters): 7.3200
Avg (participants): 6.2597
Avg (non-participants): 6.4486
Views since voting: 2477
Votes: 261
Comments: 31
Favorites: 8 (view)

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12/09/2002 06:23:41 AM
Critique Club
I like this photo Paganini.
It really makes good use of light and color which is really appealing. The background is rich and perfect for the challenge.
The composition, light, and focus all make a good photo that does look a bit like a fractal.
I don't think I'd change anything. Well done.
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12/09/2002 02:22:52 AM
Well I got your title, and think this is an excellent natural example. I like this even more now that I can read about how you did the color, as I'm a big fan of duotone mode, and look forward to trying this on one of my numerous shots of trees and sky.
12/09/2002 01:19:42 AM
Thanks for the comments. The white stuff on top is both from JPEG noise and because the sun shines on it directly, reflecting the leaves. This image can only be saved at 50% JPEG compression due to the 150kb limit and since it has a lot of details it can't be saved within a reasonable quality.

As far as what is a fractal -- a fractal is a simple mathematical formula that have a certain defined rules at a macro level, and the same rules applies at the micro level. In this instance, the main trunk of the tree, spans into 2 branches, and each branches span into 2 more branches and so on and so on. That's a fractal-like pattern :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/08/2002 10:51:06 PM
very nice shot. does kind of look like a fractal. the color is very good too. 8
12/08/2002 09:46:17 AM
Intresting shot.
12/07/2002 08:31:27 PM
Show you my stupidity right off the bat - I don't know what a "fractal" is, so I don't understand your title. But I do know what I like and I like this photo. Only thing is I wish you had pulled back and shifted a little to have gotten more of the tree in on the right side and maybe some of the trunk, even if you had to lay down on the ground to get it. What are the white things on the limbs? They are a little distracting. I love the clouds above the tree, adds to it. Good job. PTL 7
12/07/2002 07:12:32 PM
Like this photo alot- nice constrast in color and sharp detail!
12/07/2002 05:37:07 PM
too purple.
12/06/2002 10:57:10 AM
12/05/2002 12:40:27 PM
Very nice, eerie feeling.
12/05/2002 10:26:32 AM
Yep, looks like fractals. Cool picture.
11/29/2002 08:26:23 PM
Gorgeous purple/blue color. This didn't turn out to be an original idea, but I like your execution the best. Very pretty.
12/04/2002 09:50:21 PM
Great tree shot. It reminds me of my current en-tree
12/04/2002 07:19:30 PM
One of my 10's this week, I think this photo is beautiful. I love the composition, and the balance of light and dark. lhall
12/04/2002 01:06:00 AM
ahh the best one of it's kind this week... almost as good as the outtake I didn't submit.. :oP hehe the crop is great... but the blue has a touch of purple in it.. or at least thats what I see... then again I might be a little color blind...
12/03/2002 08:36:00 AM
Very nice. I like how the sun lights up some of the upper branches. 7 tomlw.
12/02/2002 09:58:00 PM
my first look told me not very interesting, but after looking at it a little longer i said to myself this would look good framed. it's good that it is not a total silouhette, gives it more depth that way. nice composition and does look like natures' fractals.
12/02/2002 08:30:00 PM
Very nice. The silouhette of the tree against the cloudy blue sky is capativating. Lnede
12/02/2002 08:12:00 PM
Excellent colours and great angle. jacko.
12/02/2002 04:53:00 PM
Yes! Exactly one I would have shot!
12/02/2002 04:36:00 PM
Love it. Great pic!
12/02/2002 01:36:00 PM
Gret shot.
12/02/2002 12:21:00 PM
Really great photo - both color and content.
12/02/2002 12:20:00 PM
Very beautiful... I like it a lot, and I like the blueish tint to all the branches as well! Beautiful use of blue, looks like a chinese painting almost. Good luck!
12/02/2002 09:28:00 AM
Nice shot, almost entered one just like it!
12/02/2002 09:02:00 AM
Ooh, cool.
12/02/2002 08:26:00 AM
This photo took my breath away --10
12/02/2002 08:17:00 AM
good idea.. works very well.. 7 marksimms
12/02/2002 04:54:00 AM
Excellent - 10
12/02/2002 01:50:00 AM
This shot is great. It's kinda eerie. I like the lighting. 8 Jubei
12/02/2002 01:01:00 AM
pretty but it's just sky....

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