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  #175 Leading Lines
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Homeward bound       ©2016 A.N.Other
Panasonic DMC-TZ30       4th place, 147 points
1/59s, f6.3, ISO 320, 70mm, Aperture Priority, Center Weighted Average, no flash
Post-Processing: Stretched verticals and cropped to size.

Straightened verticals.

Levels adjusted to correct the white and black points.

Dodge and burned to preserve details in the trunks, leaves and grass. It also helped accentuate the shadows across the path.


Hue adjustment to warm up the photo slightly.
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Sep 1, 2016
    What a beautiful pathway to take. Congratulations on 4th place

Aug 30, 2016
    Congrats - well done.

Aug 29, 2016
    Really nice shot, congrats. The stretched people looked a bit odd but it didn't take away from the image.

Aug 29, 2016
    This was my favorite. I just like everything about it.

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Aug 29, 2016
    Nice one. In my top picks first time through.

Aug 29, 2016
    Thank you all :-)

Old Finn - I did use a type of perspective correction to straighten the trees. Please see the first comment below for the reason I stretched the photo.
Edited on Aug 29, 2016

Aug 29, 2016
    The symmetry works well here. In my TT.

Old Finn
Aug 29, 2016
    The people look very narrow. Did you use perspective correction? In my favorites.

Jade O.
Aug 28, 2016
    Quite an interesting find.

Aug 28, 2016
    Thanks you all very much :-) .

aoc46 - You are right, I did play with the verticals somewhat. Please see the first comment below for reason.
Edited on Aug 29, 2016

Aug 28, 2016
    very pleasing and peaceful shot, something the impressionists would have had in mind
Edited by Admin on Aug 28, 2016

Aug 28, 2016
    Pleasant scene with strong LLs. People seem to be oddly stretched.

Aug 27, 2016
    I actually think I would of loved this shot more without the walkers and dog, however, still gets in my top ten. Really like it.

Aug 27, 2016
    Thanks very much all :-)

Yes I did stretch the verticals a bit. Please see the first comment below.
Edited on Aug 29, 2016

Aug 27, 2016
    great lines leading to the couple and past them to the end

Aug 27, 2016
    Great subject, and a lovely set of green tones. I think it might have been even better if you'd waited for the walkers to be even further down the path, so the leading lines would direct the eye towards them, but not beyond them.
Also, the people look like they might have been a little stretched, is that the case, or is it just the angles of how they are walking ?
Edited on Aug 27, 2016

Aug 27, 2016
    The simplicity of this image is striking. I think that the monochromatic tilt to green also helps. This would have been a perfect entry for our next composition "matching colors". Congratulations on a beautiful image.

Aug 27, 2016
    Thanks very much both :-)

Yes I did stretch the verticals a bit. Please see comment below.

I'll give it a try in B&W. Thanks for the idea :-)
Edited on Aug 29, 2016

Aug 26, 2016
    A classic leading lines composition. Did you play with the dimensions? It looks like it has been stretched a little vertically. I think I like the effect in this. In my favourites.

Aug 26, 2016
    THis would of looked great in Black and white. Great leading lines anyway.

Aug 26, 2016
    Thank you both very much for your comments :-)

Mrsawyer - Being under a canopy of green with green grass all around, my poor little sensor was quite over saturated with green. I tried to warm it up a little but maybe the result was not effective enough. As far as the women are concerned, yes I did stretch the verticals a bit as the original crop was close to 50/50 canopy and grass. This didn't look pleasing on the eye. By cropping a chunk off the tops of the trees the shape of the photo was rather too letterbox for my liking, so I stretched the verticals a bit. I tried to keep the subjects within normal human parameters but maybe I went a little too far. My daughter and wife didn't seem to mind me adding several inches to their heights ;-) .
Edited on Aug 29, 2016

Aug 26, 2016
    This certainly meets the challenge theme.. well composed.. Having the walkers on the path makes a possibly stark image welcoming.. in my top 5

Aug 26, 2016
    Very rich greens, (perhaps a bit too much) and good balance. Please tell why you stretched the the women out of normal proportion. Not saying it is bad, I am just curious.
Overall, a pleasing entry.
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