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Our Driveway in the Mist
2nd PlaceOur Driveway in the Mist
marnet


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: 100 Meters (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Brouillard
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Home
Date: May 29, 2011
Aperture: 4
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: May 28, 2011

Last minute change. I gave up on Quiet Time with champagne ;) in front of the house in favor of this morning's mist down our driveway near the gate. Quite a bit of color PP to emphasize the red bark of the Red Box gum trees and the red soil of the driveway set against the green grasses (native and introduced). I am quite happy with the result I hope the voters will like it too!

[May. 30th, 2011 07:47:38 AM]

Since Peter raised the issue of honesty I actually went though the trouble of measuring the distance - it is about 90m in straight line from the house to where I took the photo. We live on 5 acres of bush (forest or non-urban area - translation for those outside Australia) on the outskirts of Melbourne and love it here! We have black wallabies, Eastern grey kangaroos, echidnas, rosellas, kookaburras and many more visiting us almost every day.

[May. 30th, 2011 03:42:38 PM]

7.35 at 45 and 8 comments. WOW WOW !! The closer I get to home the better the score!! Incredible.

[Jun. 4th, 2011 10:16:54 PM]

7.30 at 111 and 17 comments. It was on 7.44 at 52 and new PB but the latest voters are bringing it down. Still an amazing result!

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Thanks everyone for comments! It has been fantastic. I particularly appreciate support from Anita (21_F.gif Neat) and Shez (31_F.gif sherpet). Thanks!!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 141
Avg (all users): 7.3125
Avg (commenters): 8.5625
Avg (participants): 7.1967
Avg (non-participants): 7.4179
Views since voting: 5810
Views during voting: 285
Votes: 128
Comments: 56
Favorites: 14 (view)


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06/08/2011 02:42:09 PM
Very peaceful and happy! Congrats on the ribbon!
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06/07/2011 05:52:50 PM
Beautiful scene
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06/07/2011 11:30:13 AM
Congratulations, super image.
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06/07/2011 11:26:45 AM
Absolutely gorgeous! Congrats on the ribbon :-)
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06/07/2011 09:48:12 AM
this belongs on the cover of a story book. beautiful work, congrats
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06/07/2011 07:22:40 AM
THANK YOU MARGARET for your kind words to me.....

I may not be here much at DPC, as it hard to some days to type or even read what I have typed (they are the very bad days) but when I do and if something stands out, I try to leave a message of support...

YOU have really touched me with your style and also the true AUSSIE spirit I see in you LANDSCAPES as if the photos were actual PAINTINGS... Not easy to achieve, but something I admire so much... A wonderful natural photographer with good techniques in procesing is what you have a gift for, and this produces the lovely images you make me admire.....

THANK YOU from shez
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06/06/2011 08:43:21 PM
Congratulations on another beautiful photo doing so well in a challenge. Well deserved ribbon.
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06/06/2011 08:00:34 PM
Should've won. Hands down the best entry. Congrats!
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06/06/2011 06:09:24 PM
This should be a mural, or at least hung in a gallery. Absolutely beautiful. What a timeless image! Those could be tire trcks, or just as easily wagon tracks from a hundred years ago. Fantastic job on an absolutely classic image...
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06/06/2011 05:36:52 PM
Lovely capture, Margaret. I envy you that nice long winding driveway, good thing you don't have to shovel snow off it in winter!!! ;-) Congrats on the ribbon!
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06/06/2011 01:35:26 PM
Beautiful, right away I knew it was in Oz. Makes me homesick!
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06/06/2011 12:08:42 PM
Hands down, my fav. Congrats.
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06/06/2011 11:28:33 AM
Well done! This is a very pretty scene with the little bit of fog to give it the "warm & fuzzies". Congrats on the ribbon, and on your good choice of images.
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06/06/2011 10:57:03 AM
Congratulations with the Red Margaret. As I already said in my comment during voting "Lovely composition. Wonderful processing and a dreamy misty atmosphere. Love the light too. 10"
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06/06/2011 10:47:08 AM
BeautifuL! So... peaceful.

Congrats on your ribbon (and on your honesty)!
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06/06/2011 10:27:35 AM
Most excellent, and a well deserved ribbon indeed.
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06/06/2011 09:48:38 AM
Congrats on your well deserved ribbon
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06/06/2011 07:19:06 AM
Congrats on a beautiful red!
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06/06/2011 07:00:28 AM
I love the warm feel of this shot, so well done. Congratulations!
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06/06/2011 04:51:27 AM
Wow, amazing processing and image
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06/06/2011 04:07:32 AM
Oh Margaret, simply stunning. Good on you.
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06/06/2011 04:02:11 AM
Fab scene. WD.
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06/06/2011 03:46:15 AM
WOW YOU HAVE DONE IT AGAIN.....ANOTHER AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE OF LIGHT AND THE REAL AUSTRALIA SHINING THROUGH...I LOVE IT... THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS MAGICAL BREATHTAKING LANDSCAPE WITH US..... FROM SHEZ
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06/06/2011 03:09:24 AM
Lovely photo with outstanding composition, well done.
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06/06/2011 02:34:07 AM
Congrats on the red! Great composition and processing!
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06/06/2011 01:07:56 AM
Marvelous win, Margaret. You do live in heaven.
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06/06/2011 12:53:49 AM
wow congrats margaret, you're on a roll!
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06/06/2011 12:47:46 AM
Gave 2 tens in this challenge the first place and this one. Congratulations!! very very beautiful!
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06/06/2011 12:35:11 AM
Incredible shot! Sounds like an amazing place to live. I love the overall mood of this photo along with contrast, etc... Congrats!
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06/06/2011 12:26:45 AM
congratulations. very nice.
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06/06/2011 12:22:08 AM
Great shot Margaret - Congrats on the 'Red'...envy your bushland retreat
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06/06/2011 12:19:59 AM
Congrats on your ribbon. I thought this might be yours; the processing looks familiar. Nice job.
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06/06/2011 12:09:56 AM
What a beautiful shot! Congrats on the Red! I thought this was one of the best shots in the challenge.
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06/06/2011 12:08:12 AM
Very beautiful, congratulations!
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06/06/2011 12:01:45 AM
Wow you did it again, congrats, it was well deserved.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2011 12:00:00 AM
The mist adds a painted feel to this shot. Well done!
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06/05/2011 11:53:33 PM
Where is little red? Beautiful.
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06/05/2011 11:16:47 PM
Looks like a fairy tale drawing. Nicely processed. (voted earlier)
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06/05/2011 10:37:31 AM
Pretty scene, well captured.
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06/03/2011 04:14:51 PM
in my top 3- great shot
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06/02/2011 09:59:38 PM
What a gorgeous place to live - how very fortunate you are! Beautiful shot.
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06/01/2011 07:56:37 PM
I envy you, I'm so tired of the city. nice shot
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05/31/2011 12:51:27 PM
lovely effect. great color range. nice composition, excellent shot.
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05/31/2011 11:57:36 AM
How very sylvan.
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05/31/2011 09:40:10 AM
Straight out of a fairy tale. Absolutely gorgeous.
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05/31/2011 09:05:29 AM
Absolutely lovely. I'm sure it's nice without the mist, but that mist really brings everything together.
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05/30/2011 07:53:05 PM
Beautiful job maintaining the quality of the mist without sacrificing color to do so. Beautiful image.
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05/30/2011 05:04:26 PM
love it
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05/30/2011 02:06:42 PM
Lovely composition. Wonderful processing and a dreamy misty atmosphere. Love the light too. 10
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05/30/2011 11:10:26 AM
Beautiful, love your driveway. Must be nice not living right next to others like I do.
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05/30/2011 09:55:47 AM
glorious!
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05/30/2011 05:40:31 AM
Got a ribbon written all over it.
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05/30/2011 03:03:40 AM
ANOTHER AWESOME SOFT but beautiful LANDSCAPE that make me SMILE..... from shez
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05/30/2011 01:10:38 AM
I want to hang this on my wall! Perfection!!
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05/30/2011 12:40:53 AM
Just gorgeous, I'm picking this is you Margaret, you've done it again. Nice place.
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05/30/2011 12:40:10 AM
Very, very pretty. I appreciate the control of contrast. I might have been inclined to try to bring some of the tree texture out more, but as you've shown that is unnecessary.
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