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Driftwood and Stones, 2011
Driftwood and Stones, 2011

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Edward Weston (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Challenges: Macos / Close ups
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Duxbury, MA
Date: Mar 29, 2011
Aperture: 1/320
ISO: 400
Shutter: f/13
Galleries: Black and White, Textures
Date Uploaded: Mar 29, 2011

[Apr. 4th, 2011 09:08:06 PM]

Wow, what a difference the U point technology makes. This is my first challenge submission since we got Silver Efex Pro, and I must have used a dozen or so localized control points in this, to increase detail and/or alter brightness in the areas I wanted. Cloned out a small strip of plastic in the foreground.

Currently at about 5.6. I had hopes for something better than that as my local Weston expert (Bear) said it was very much in Weston's style. But I learned so much experimenting with a variety of images for this challenge (a wrinkled apple, and cabbage leaves being two of the topics), that it really doesn't matter.

Thanks for the kind comments from those of you agreed with Bear!

Place: 39 out of 147
Avg (all users): 5.7636
Avg (commenters): 7.5556
Avg (participants): 5.5758
Avg (non-participants): 5.8889
Views since voting: 710
Views during voting: 316
Votes: 165
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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04/06/2011 01:25:02 AM
He he he. 29th place. Oh well, you were my only 10. The ribbon winners were ones I though, "Oh very nice but nothing like Weston" . At least the voters are consistent, over in the other challenge few of the front page are more than a few parts, very little disassembly, why should Weston be different?
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04/06/2011 12:04:07 AM
Beautiful shot, love driftwood and this is a prime example.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/05/2011 10:21:30 PM
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04/05/2011 03:56:52 PM
Nice composition.
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04/05/2011 02:38:09 PM
This doesn't seem a lot like any Weston shot I can think of, but I wouldn't be surprised to find one like this. I think you succeeded.
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04/04/2011 08:11:41 PM
lovely image - such detail and texture throughout - easily one of the best of
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04/04/2011 07:52:48 PM
One of the best so far
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03/31/2011 12:02:04 PM
Nicely done...great B&W image
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03/31/2011 10:44:59 AM
The chain sawed off end is just not fitting. A re-composure is needed to bring out the life in the subject.
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03/30/2011 02:56:02 PM
Yup this is the goods, lovely tones with a frame full of textures, and it has the quiet that i expect in a Weston, full marks
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03/30/2011 11:28:50 AM
Now that's Weston texture.
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03/30/2011 10:52:17 AM
Beautiful detail and range of tones.
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