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Challenge: Fine Arts: Exhibit II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Challenges: Macos / Close ups
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Date: Mar 29, 2011
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Apr 7, 2011

Processed with CS5, using NIK Silver Efex Pro 2.

Taken while exploring an area strewn with granite rocks in search of a "Weston" type image. These leaves were really delicate, and the canopy of trees was open at just the right place to let the sunlight through unimpeded. It may sound corny, but when I turned and saw these and the light on them, I gasped with delight...

I processed this at the very last minute and wish now that I'd chosen a different title... maybe something that reflects how (at the right distance) these look like three birds at rest.

A couple of people commented on the color tone. I used one of the "coffee" presets in Silver Effects Pro.

Statistics
Place: 32 out of 167
Avg (all users): 5.9012
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.9048
Avg (non-participants): 5.8974
Views since voting: 900
Views during voting: 320
Votes: 162
Comments: 18
Favorites: 2 (view)


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04/18/2011 09:44:48 PM
Beautiful. You have a masterful handling of the software to bring this to life - and I agree, it very much does look like birds having their afternoon chat, doesn't it? A wonderful "found" shot!
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04/15/2011 04:28:34 PM
Penny, this was really one of my faves. I love the simplicity. The coffee toning is one of my favourites in SEP too.
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04/15/2011 11:36:32 AM
WAAAAAY underrated. Loved this.
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04/15/2011 11:24:34 AM
Penny, on my chord of voting...this one struck a 7 with me. I loved the sense of becoming...which always take more perseverance than I ever have. :-)
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04/15/2011 08:56:18 AM
I gave only 8's as my highest score in this challenge and this received one of them. So delicate. Beauty at its finest. Way underrated.
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04/15/2011 12:30:27 AM
Very nice Penny.
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04/15/2011 12:11:06 AM
Rich tones. Enjoyable.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/14/2011 10:49:12 PM
ooh this is pretty. I love the way the light falls on those leaves. the details on them are fabulous! love the colortone too.
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04/14/2011 08:24:58 PM
I love it, simple and gorgeous, love this high contrast, my style for sure.
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04/14/2011 12:18:53 PM
voted earlier...coming back to comment:

gorgeous tones and light
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04/14/2011 01:57:46 AM
Golden time for these leaves doing their dutiful work (I appreciate that I know now their story and their role) 7
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04/12/2011 07:08:29 AM
Great dof and very nice color tone.
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04/10/2011 04:18:21 PM
I love how simple this photograph is. Even with it's simplicity it really says so much. What a great capture.
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04/10/2011 02:36:35 PM
Leaves on a clothespin, hung out to dry.
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04/10/2011 02:15:02 PM
Exquisit image, beautiful bokeh and great lighting.
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04/09/2011 08:31:27 AM
Beautiful and to me a well executed example of fine art. I can see this displayed in a gallery. :)
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04/08/2011 05:38:00 PM
Fall meets spring? Beautifully executed.
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04/08/2011 12:58:51 AM
Sorry about the accidental vote, sweetie :-(
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