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The Lone Joshua

The Lone Joshua
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Copyright: Tim Epp (BillyGoat) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 28 N: 899] (4827)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2006-02-04
Categories: Desert
Camera: OLYMPUS E-500, Zuiko 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6, Hoya 58 mm UV
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-19 11:39
Viewed: 3573
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here's a BW conversion of a desert scene I took last year in Joshua Tree Nat'l Park.
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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2007-05-19 14:35]

Wow, wonderful subject, and a really amazing sky, Tim. The B&W is wonderful, too. I like the use of fg, mg, and bg, but I think my personal taste would be for a bit closer to the Joshua Tree so it was fg, though. I bet you have a couple of those shots, too.

Hi Tim,
it's an impressive shot - I like the choice of b/w very much here - so the sky seems to be very "angry" and the single cactus is beautiful here. Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Tim,
the conversion to B&W works well in this photo as it gives a sense of timelessness to the image.It looks somewhat surreal as a result and that is something I like as it reminds me of a Dali painting ,especially the sky and the rounded mounds in the foreground.Good details and focus work well with this one and the tree is interesting and the pyramid like hills on the horizon as well. Tfs. Bob

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-05-20 6:02]

Hi Tim,
this is a magnificent capture!
The B and W gives it a marvellous effect.
Well done,

WOW! OK I saw the other one first. Apply all of the other notes on Joshua Tree to this one...

Bob...Hanging on a cliff of hope near the mountains.

G'day Tim.
Great dramatic sky. Good idea to convert to B&W. Works very well in a desert scene. Good composition. Well done.
Regards, Steve.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-22 7:59]

Hello Tim

Super image of this Joshua tree.Can't help but think of U2 now.Very good B&W treatment.The shot has atmosphere.Well composed with sharp details and good contrast.TFS


;) BL

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