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POTM [10/07] Autumn Carpet

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by alastor, 20 Oct 2007.

  1. alastor

    alastor Minimodder

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    [​IMG]
    Camera: Sony DSC-H2
    Exposure: 0.04 sec (1/25)
    Aperture: f/2.8
    Focal Length: 6mm (36mm equivalent)
    ISO Speed: 80

    Cropped, a small area cloned out and reds boosted in GIMP.
     
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  2. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    I like it! Although I feel like the horizon isn't straight? Beautiful trees and lighting!
     
  3. alastor

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    I'm not really sure if the horizon is straight, there's too much in the way to tell but here's a slightly rotated version:
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Hwulex

    Hwulex What's a Dremel?

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    That's an excellent shot, alastor. 'grats.
     
  5. Buzzons

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    *wow* awesome. can I have a big one for a backdrop pweees? 1680x1050 if you would be so kind :D
     
  6. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    The 2nd is more calm. :)
     
  7. alastor

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    Thanks for the comments guys :D
    Here you go :thumb:
     
  8. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    Without a true horizon, it's very difficult to tell if the photo is really straight. The first image has a slight lean to the left, but I thought it was the landscape sloping slightly. Some of the trees in the background appear straight, but then again trees tend to grow any which way they please.

    My personal opinion (for what it's worth): I like the first one.

    This is a great shot. The quality of light coming in through the leaves is very pleasant. The warm light and the long shadows give me a feeling of evening. It is the end of the day, just as Autumn metaphorically signals the coming of the end of the year. Peter Jackson made similar use of this effect in Fellowship of the Ring. Rivendell was photographed using warm, Autumn colors to signify the end of the Elves' time in Middle Earth.

    This is why I think color photography can be more complex than black and white. Color can add a whole new dimension to an image, and I think you've made very good use of it here.

    -monkey
     
  9. Buzzons

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    woo thankee :)
     
  10. alastor

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    Thanks Monkey, means a lot. Amazingly I took this around 1pm and I only boosted the reds by about 20%, the Sun seems to be doing strange things around here at the moment. Definitely can't complain with some of the photo's I've been getting recently.

    Cute kid by the way :D
     
  11. fathazza

    fathazza Freed on Probation

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    really nice shot !
     
  12. Akava

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    I really like it, great shot. I think the reason it seems to lean is more because of the light than it being that un-level. Good job, I look forward to see more ;)
     
  13. walle

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    A simply beautiful shot, I love it.
     
  14. bubsterboo

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    :rock: completely agree.
     
  15. Amon

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    One side seems too bright compared to the other, but its pretty cool. Any chance you can post the original, unedited image?
     
  16. supermonkey

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    As I said before, this was a very nice shot. Congratulations on the win, and great choice for the theme.

    -monkey
     
  17. bahgger

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    I love it, and for some reason, it reminds me of Crysis!
     
  18. alastor

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    Interesting, can't really see it myself :p

    Thanks again for all the comments everyone :D
    The original straight out of the camera version is here.
     
  19. m0o0oeh

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    Congrats on PoTM! Very nice photo.

    Joe
     
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