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I'd love to say that this was taken in the canyons in Arizona, but it isn't (I wish!). I created it my bedroom - the background is an orange voile curtain, scrunched up. The 'tree' was found outside, which someone had conveniently stepped on to flatten it (I think it's from a shrub of some kind, possibly elder) and the light shaft was created curtesy of the DigitalPhoto technique (although I did try to make it subtle!).

Exposure for the background was 1.5" @ f8 - the tree was masked out from another similar image and inserted (and boy, was it a sod to mask!) Then turned the image black and white by using the red channel only. I like it, but I'd welcome feedback from others - does it work?

Camera:Canon EOS 10D
Lens:EF28-80 USM
Recording media:n/a
Title:Last One Standing
Username:TanyaH TanyaH
Uploaded:14 Nov 2005 - 3:16 AM
Tags:Digitally manipulated
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Brewster
Brewster e2 Member 9Brewster vcard Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2005 - 3:41 AM

I think this is a great image, from the thumbnail I'd have guessed Arizona.
This is a well thought-out and well-executed piece of artwork. Well done.

Bruce

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MediumSizeUnavailable
MediumSizeUnavailable e2 Member 91503 forum postsMediumSizeUnavailable vcard Belgium44 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2005 - 3:45 AM

surreal, impressive and so inventively done with the simplest of "props".

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kaybee
kaybee e2 Member 103954 forum postskaybee vcard Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2005 - 3:55 AM

Well done.
I think you have succeeded very well

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colin
colin e2 Member 10697 forum postscolin vcard Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2005 - 5:26 AM

Clever piece of manipulation. Highly effective.
Colin

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iaingilfillan
iaingilfillan e2 Member 1265 forum postsiaingilfillan vcard
14 Nov 2005 - 6:21 AM

I like it. Very drammatic.

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paulcr
paulcr e2 Member 101536 forum postspaulcr vcard Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2005 - 6:26 AM

Great idea, well put together. PAul

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climbing_orchid
climbing_orchid e2 Member 9321 forum postsclimbing_orchid vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2005 - 6:45 AM

excellent image - not what i expected though!!
Liz x

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nigelsharman
nigelsharman e2 Member 1230 forum postsnigelsharman vcard England
14 Nov 2005 - 6:50 AM

Almost had me fooled..great work, well done.

Nigel.

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alife
alife e2 Member 1169 forum postsalife vcard United Kingdom
14 Nov 2005 - 6:01 PM

Yep, works for me. Can't help thinking its a very (very) large curtain Smile
Al

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TanyaH
TanyaH Critique Team 11687 forum postsTanyaH vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2005 - 8:40 AM

Thank you all for the feedback on this, it's really appreciated.

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andmolliethedog

love this look..has a great feel to it..just to let you know your bw idea was brilliant..may upload as another version tomorrow..thanks so much!

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BERRY
BERRY e2 Member 2BERRY vcard United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 - 12:28 PM

Thanks for the comment. I think you're right about the crop. I've just had a little look at your portfolio and it's great. I like your 'Last One Standing', I thought it was Arizona, or somewhere similar, from the thumbnail.

Paul

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TanyaH
TanyaH Critique Team 11687 forum postsTanyaH vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 1:48 PM

Thanks Paul, much appreciated. To be honest, I've done so little in the past few years that it feels like I'm starting over again. I look back on some of the old stuff and wish I had a time machine and could go back and do things differently! I've just had a peek at your collaborative website ... some brilliant stuff in there. Not the norm either, which is nice to see these days. Good gritty stuff Smile

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rossd
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20 Jul 2012 - 8:12 PM

Just 'found' your PF. What a very creative and highly original (and surreal) image! Deserves far more votes.

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iscaphotos21
iscaphotos21 e2 Member 4iscaphotos21 vcard United Kingdom
26 Jul 2012 - 7:37 PM

IT LOOKS LIKE ARIZONA OR SOMEWARE LIKE THAT I LIKE THE IDEA OF MAKING SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING AND AS A STILL LIFE IT WORKS FOR ME WELL DONE EXALANT IMAGE

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
31 Jul 2012 - 2:46 PM

To be absolutely honest which I always am! gets me problems some times, the first thing I thought was nice curtains fantastic shape, wonder what colour they were orange perhaps! or maybe yellow!. Then I saw the tree and thought blowing in the wind but the tree is straight?. Is this a play on the persistence battle of forces apposed to each other ie. the lone tree against the power of the wind!, just goes to show how differently people sum thing up in their mind!, like it all the same lol. regards Leon. GrinSadSmileTongueWink

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TanyaH
TanyaH Critique Team 11687 forum postsTanyaH vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2012 - 4:47 PM

Hi Leon. Yeah, you're right - they were orange on layer one, and yellow on layer 2 (double layer curtain) ... you've certainly got a good eye! I don't know about battles of opposed forces ... to be honest (and it gets me into trouble sometimes too) ... I was just pratting around seeing if I could make anything of a pair of curtains and a squashed twig ... Grin

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
4 Aug 2012 - 2:15 PM

Well you succeeded from my point of view! but then great minds think alike lol. regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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pradeepmahajan
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8 Mar 2014 - 12:33 PM

Very creative!

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 459 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2014 - 3:09 PM

Magnificent

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