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Canon DSLR Speed Challenge # 355: Trees

 
jetcode
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Nov 20, 2014 10:36 |  #1

Canon DSLR Speed Challenge # 355: Trees

Landscape.

This challenge begins when posted, and will end at 8 a.m. Pacific time Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Winner of this challenge will be announced shortly thereafter.

Standard Rules apply:
Photo Submissions:

1. Camera - Any Canon DSLR Camera
2. Time - any on-topic photo taken at any time is eligible, although photos that have won other competitions should NOT be entered.
3. Size - Please visit Image Posting Rules.
4. Post-Processing - do whatever you like and the host will decide if it works.
5. Posting - * ONE PHOTO per photographer in each challenge.* Photo Name in the message subject line.* Camera model & lens used.* Notes -- post brief EXIF data including ISO, shutter speed and aperture used.
6. Commenting - No commenting during challenge. When the posting is closed and a winner has been declared, comments can be made in this thread.
7. Keep it clean and both Family and Work safe.
8. Have questions, PM me.
9. Have FUN!

One challenge every week, on the following schedule:

* New Topic - After winner is declared.
* Posting Starts - Right after topic is announced.
* Posting Ends - 8:00 a.m. Pacific time Wednesday Nov 26, 2014
* Winner from this competition decides the theme of the next one (and judges it for a winner) after this competition is closed.




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Jason ­ C
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Nov 20, 2014 23:18 |  #2

windswept

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5D
70-200 f/4 L
1/1000th sec
f/5.6
fl=200mm
iso 200
no crop
22 February 2014
Torrey Pines State Beach


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EJphotos
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Nov 21, 2014 18:09 |  #3

The Lone Urban Tree

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Canon XT
Sigma 28-200mm
f8, 1/320, ISO 100, 33mm
July 9, 2008



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Nov 22, 2014 10:44 as a reply to EJphotos's post |  #4

Veins Of Fall

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60D 1/1600 f/5.6 ISO400 50mm (Tamron17-50)



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EastBayGirl
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Nov 23, 2014 18:49 |  #5

Orchard Trees

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60D 28-135 1/400 f5.6 ISO200

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airfrogusmc
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Nov 23, 2014 21:42 as a reply to EastBayGirl's post |  #6

Morning light, mountains, fog and trees.

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5DII
ISO 100
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philk54
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Nov 24, 2014 10:31 |  #7

Reaching to the Sky

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Canon 1D Mark III
Tamron 28-300mm @119mm
Av: f/5.6
Tv: 1/1250 sec.
ISO: 640

All I want is just a little more than I'll ever have.

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Maureen ­ Souza
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Nov 24, 2014 15:50 as a reply to philk54's post |  #8

Tropical Breezes

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Lyle ­ Krannichfeld
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Nov 24, 2014 18:13 |  #9

Back Side

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17-40L @40mm
f/11
1/400th
iso320

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Nov 25, 2014 22:33 |  #10

ICED UP

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Canon T4i, Sigma 17-50 f2.8 OS, 17 mm, ISO 200, 1/320, f5.6



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Nov 25, 2014 23:37 |  #11

The Leaning Tree of Pismo

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
ƒ/22.0 105.0 mm 1/80 100



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jetcode
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Nov 26, 2014 12:25 |  #12

Competition is closed.

First of all congratulations to everyone for an excellent round of images. I am first going to offer a critique which is essential to the thought processes leading up to selecting a contest winner. Not an easy process either when great images are submitted in multiples.




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jetcode
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Nov 26, 2014 12:51 |  #13

Critique:

windswept : Jason-C

This image drips with compositional perfection. The off center placement of an unusual tree, rule of thirds, and dynamic textures in the foreground and sky. The subject is clearly recognized.

lone urban tree : EJphotos

It is always interesting to see the intersection of humanity and nature. This is the case with this image. The light is hot here causing loss of detail in the tree. Also there are some masking issues with the burn as seen in the tree top.

veins of fall : teekay

While I enjoy the detail in the trees I find the image to be busy and lacking a central focus point. I think a longer lens and isolation in this frame would lead to more gratifying observation. The home at the bottom while adding a reference to the frame appears to be on the fringe of disappearing. I think you could have shot this with a 200mm and really nailed the relationship between green and orange in this gorgeous color shift. The frame needs to be tightened considerably though a print will likely provide hours of detail surfing.

orchard trees : eastbaygirl

I really like the composition here. I find the contrast flat and that may in fact be a function of artistic design or tools used to create the image. In either case the long draw down the middle is juicy as are the orange carpet than leads the eye to the back of the frame.

morning light : airfrogusmc

The atmospherics here are the real draw. In terms of subject I find that the atmospherics overwhelm the subject and this is because the subject is either on the sides of the frame or at the end of a field. The field has more visual prominence as a subject than the trees do.

reaching to the sky : philk54

This is an interesting composition. I like the use of DOF here. Personally I might crop off a chunk of the lower frame to push the eye into the field of interest (focus point through tree canopy). The subject is central to the frame and there are no competing elements to distract the eye.

tropical breezes : maureen souza

Color, color, color!!! Nothing like the blue and green essence of the tropics. The moon makes a nice surprise. There is a digital blip in the left frame that is distracting and the horizon appears to be somewhat tilted and this is likely because the camera was pointing to the horizon at an angle to make the capture.

back side : lyle Krannichfeld

For someone like me who has never seen the back side of Maul this is a nice treat. The lone tree and ocean setting are topped off with a strong and dynamic atmospheric. As usual for the landscape photographer mother nature bats last. We cannot get a better tree if there is only 1 tree in sight! There is nice movement around the frame from the tree to the sea and clouds.

iced up : ground loop

A dazzling winter bound sampling of nature and humanity. The light is excellent and the tone palette works well considering this is fairly hot light. THe composition moves well around the frame. Plenty of interest in all the right places. It might have been nice to step back a couple of steps and capture just a tad more foreground. The garage gets squeezed to the edge of the frame.

leaning tree : lovemyram4x4

This is about as dramatic as it gets. I honestly can't tell if this image is about the tree or the awesome wave crash on the rocks and with our little friends on the rock taking in the view. B/W is a great choice here. I notice there appears to be a reverse vignette and this is most likely due to the placement of the tree in the frame and / or direction of light. Take care to balance elements affected during burn operations. This is the one defect in this image.




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jetcode
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Nov 26, 2014 13:06 |  #14

CONGRATULATIONS!

This is how I graded this show: Note the factors that really contribute to the outcome have to do with presence of subject, support for subject, and lack of defects in the image.

1) windswept
2) leaning tree
3) reaching to the sky
4) orchard
5) back side
6) iced up
7) morning light
8) tropical breezes
9) veins of fall
10) lone urban tree

Winners:
1st goes to lovemyram4x4
2nd goes to Jason-C
3rd goes to PhilK54
4th goes to eastbaygirl

This is my interpretation of course. Feel free to discuss. I will be happy to answer questions concerning your image or my judgement or both!




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Tigerkn
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Nov 26, 2014 13:12 |  #15

Thanks for doing this! It's fun to view and learn.


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