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Redwoods in Fog       ©2013 Edward
NIKON D5100       9th place, 104 points
1/59s, f5, ISO 400, 30mm, Manual, Center Weighted Average, no flash
Post-Processing: Masked off foreground objects; added fill light, increased saturation + contrast. Added some graduated fog to background for "effect".       Extra Info: Coastal redwood forest of Nisene Marks, in Aptos, CA - where I live.
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Jade O.
Jun 3, 2013
    What do I know! Congratulations on a fine shot and top ten finish!

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Jun 3, 2013
    "Wood" have been nice if the main tree had not been foggy, but such is nature.

Jun 3, 2013
    I like the fog effect except where it has overlapped into the main trunks. Good capture of some magnificent trees. Love the sense of nature.

Jun 3, 2013
    Redwoods are so majestic. You've captured them well.

Jun 3, 2013
    Nice forest scene, not sure I like the fog effect though.

Jun 2, 2013
    Steven T - I did do a few vertical shots, but the concept I had in mind with the fog in the background did not work with a narrow vertical image. I took a vertical shot of a different MONSTER old growth redwood (with about a 20 foot diameter trunk) that actually had a second trunk growing out from it about 50 feet off the ground. Problem was, it was so tall I could not get the whole tree, from root base to top, in any shots without either backing too far away -- or looking straight up from the base, which made everything ridiculously distorted, especially with that second trunk sticking out from the main tree.

Steven T
Jun 2, 2013
    Very nice! In my top ten for sure. It's the lighting that makes it special. Did you do some vertical shots as well?

Jun 2, 2013
    Nice picture from the forest, unfortunately this kind of forest isnt around anywhere near here.......love it

Jun 1, 2013
    i'd love to explore an area like this.
i like the fog effect. just having reservations about the main tree so dominant in the center of the photo. just my thoughts.
nice work with your pp.

Jun 1, 2013
    A lovely subject and good choice of conditions.

Jun 1, 2013
    love the atmosphere in the picture

Jade O.
Jun 1, 2013
    Hemmed and hawed about making my top picks since the lighting is so well done but in the end felt the lack of sharpness in the foreground tree and slight over exposure hurt it too much.

May 30, 2013
    This had great potential if the trees were in focus, but they seem a little fuzzy to me, looks like somewhere in Victoria, maybe Sassafrass, been there myself, gorgeous place.
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By Edward

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