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Challenge: Free Study 2011-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Location: Blue Mountains, JAMAICA
Date: Feb 13, 2011
Aperture: 5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Feb 28, 2011

Old trail descending from blue mountains Jamaica.

Place: 17 out of 325
Avg (all users): 6.4872
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 6.3983
Avg (non-participants): 6.7632
Views since voting: 1439
Views during voting: 261
Votes: 156
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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03/08/2011 08:00:50 AM
Love the colors and the composition. For me the thing that makes this shot so compelling is the unique tree off to the side of the road. It is almost standing there like a guardian as I walk on the path that leads off to the horizon and onto another journey.....in fact reminds me a little of the Hobbit - "You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."
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03/08/2011 12:24:53 AM
Wonderful shot. I was one of your 8's. Congrats on top 20.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2011 09:49:14 PM
I really like the simplicity of this...so very well done
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03/06/2011 06:01:21 PM
I love this shot, but I think it needs some adjustments in post to really bring it out. Looking at the tones of this image it's kind of dark on top, bright in the middle, and medium down at the bottom. I think a couple gradiated brightness adjustments could do some magic. I personally would brighten the sky, darken the bottom and probably turn the contrast up a lot around the road, and really really darken the grassy part on the left. I think that would open up the feel of the image.
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03/05/2011 09:53:28 PM
Great shot. Nice colors and textures and tones. Very rich image. Great stuff.
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03/05/2011 11:44:37 AM
Great find with nice deep colors. I like how my eye starts at the bottom of the tree, moves up through the branches, then flows through the rest of the scene.
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03/05/2011 10:49:44 AM
I really like this - good leading lines and very natural.
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03/05/2011 10:19:07 AM
Very nice composition and leading lines.
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03/04/2011 03:47:46 AM
I love this. Definitely top 5 material. That tree just really makes the shot. Well done.
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03/03/2011 09:52:23 PM
border cramps the perspective
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03/03/2011 11:32:57 AM
I love the pov, composition and color!
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03/01/2011 11:01:42 PM
Nice contrast between the lush, verdant greens and the foreboding sky.
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03/01/2011 08:21:07 PM
Nice detail on this intriguing road and scene. Processing is good, not overdone. Good luck 8
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03/01/2011 07:29:54 PM
I Like this, it's almost 3'D ish, it just grabs me.
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03/01/2011 11:24:34 AM
Wonderful perspective.
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03/01/2011 03:16:43 AM
nice and punchy
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