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Parallel Corn
Parallel Corn

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Challenge: Minimalist Landscape (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Rural Wisconsin
Date: Jun 5, 2011
Aperture: 5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jun 5, 2011

This time of year, in this part of the world, is a difficult one for this challenge. We have so many trees and buildings grouped together that it's tough to get anything minimalistic. I spent all week thinking of what to do, and it wasn't until Sunday morning that I found some photos of interest. I actually got two photos that morning, and had a hard time deciding between them. Eventually I settled on this one because I believe it will be the more unique entry, and I'm hoping that gives it a slight boost in voting. My alternative option: //www.flickr.com/photos/giantmike13/5801985187/

Post Processing:
* White Balance
* Clone out a small piece of garbage in the field
* Recovery
* Increase black point
* Highlights
* Topaz Adjust (simplified the details to make this a bit more minimalistic)
* Crop
* Increase Black Point further
* Increase Contrast
* Increase Definition
* Decrease Saturation with higher vibrancy
* Levels
* Reduce oranges and increase blues
* Blue color monochrome to add vibrancy to the sky
* Brown color monochrome to warm up the ground
* Export as TIFF
* Resize
* Sharpen Edges
* Save as JPEG

Place: 76 out of 137
Avg (all users): 5.5882
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.4407
Avg (non-participants): 5.7013
Views since voting: 683
Views during voting: 242
Votes: 136
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/12/2011 11:09:50 AM
I am wondering if B&W would not greatly benefit this lovely picture. The colors are so washed out and not too interesting but the movement and graphic details are wonderful.
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06/11/2011 10:22:57 AM
the lines are great - i just wonder how deep depth of field would have worked
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/08/2011 03:50:53 PM
Nice leading lines. Sky is a bit flat though.
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06/07/2011 06:10:35 PM
Good image; however, I think it would look even better if you filled the frame with the lines of corn. Nice shallow depth of field, though. :)
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06/06/2011 08:49:45 AM
Nice, good job.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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