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Nov 09, 2010 20:23 |  #1

I've always liked this country road because of the trees on either side.

I just happened to be driving through it last night, and stopped for a shot. A little crop and very slight curve adjustment is all I have done.

Comments? Is there just really not enough going on?

I do plan on re-visiting this place for a sunrise shot though.

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Nov 09, 2010 20:28 |  #2

I like it, but I think the issue is there is nothing of interest in the middle. If you could see light through the "tunnel", it would be a more effective shot, I think.




  
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Nov 09, 2010 20:53 |  #3

i love it!
the liquid inky absence of everything sure makes that tiny island of light dancing in the center stand out
like a beacon for the weary traveler.
beckoning me into the center of all things
i see everything in the pool of nothing..
and nothing on the island of everything..

kinda makes me want to run..

thanks for sharing!


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Nov 10, 2010 09:25 |  #4

Thanks for the input guys ... will definitely be trying this shot again at a different time of day.


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Nov 10, 2010 09:37 |  #5

Todd Lambert wrote in post #11256034 (external link)
I like it, but I think the issue is there is nothing of interest in the middle. If you could see light through the "tunnel", it would be a more effective shot, I think.

Agree with Todd. It sure has possibilities.


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Nov 10, 2010 10:53 |  #6

Id remove the house lights on the far right, and straighten the photo to the horizon


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Nov 10, 2010 12:00 |  #7

I'm not seeing the possibilities on this one




  
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Nov 10, 2010 13:10 |  #8

Get your screen brightness checked at the bottom of this page as I'm at a loss to see any sign of a road whatsoever.
http://www.dpreview.co​m/reviews/canoneos1dsm​kii/ (external link)


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Nov 10, 2010 13:55 |  #9

corkneyfonz wrote in post #11259972 (external link)
Get your screen brightness checked at the bottom of this page as I'm at a loss to see any sign of a road whatsoever.
http://www.dpreview.co​m/reviews/canoneos1dsm​kii/ (external link)

Not sure what you're suggesting? I can't find anything on that link that relates to me?


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Nov 10, 2010 14:41 as a reply to  @ andydunlop's post |  #10

At first I didn't understand the reference either; look for the grayscale bar with the alphabet below it.

I was going to copy the image into this post, but then saw this,"This article is Copyright 2005 Phil Askey and the review in part or in whole may NOT be reproduced in any electronic or printed medium without prior permission from the author. For information on reproducing any part of this review (or any images) please contact: Phil Askey"

So, now the question is whether Phil's copyright statement is also copyrighted.


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Nov 10, 2010 16:07 |  #11

Still don't really get it. My monitor is calibrated fine.


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Nov 10, 2010 18:03 |  #12

Brighten up the shadows a bit and dodge the road so there is hint of it showing.
Leave the sky about the same brightness.


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Nov 10, 2010 19:27 |  #13

branches are fantastic. wind must've hit the branches on the left though. nice and spooky - sort of reminds me of an alexander volkov painting.


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Nov 10, 2010 19:30 |  #14

woah... I just viewed this again on a uncalibrated monitor and can see the road now




  
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Nov 10, 2010 20:17 |  #15

I agree that the horizon should be straightened.
You might also consider cropping the sides away and halfway into the "third" trees on either side; they'd frame the picture nicely and it would give it a little more of a tunnel/claustrophobic feel. Nice shot either way.




  
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