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Uploaded: 06/08/15 1:38 AM GMT
Dark Forest Road - the Re-Enlightening
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Nearly everything you've read and seen so far is a lie. As this is neither a road nor was it dark when the photo was snapped, but it is a forest or at least an area where the trees outnumber most everything else. I didn't have the time or inclination to verify that assumption by counting every possible species of plant and animal in the area. And this is about as close as I'm getting to a dark street for the foreseeable future.

Now down to the nitty gritty details. Obviously I removed the first version and you know why. When I originally edited the image it looked "okay" to my eye on the computer monitor I did the editing on. The same image viewed on another computer monitor looked too light. So some further editing was done to darken things up. Again it looked "okay" to me. But for some reason the upload on the site came out way too dark losing the details in the shadows. So I spent the better part of the day re-editing the image and viewing on several source screens to come up with something that should appear satisfactory. It's not as dark and shadowy as I wanted, but it will have to do because I ain't touching it again.

Enjoy and your comments welcomed again.

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::Constance52347
06/08/15 5:30 AM GMT
Beautiful lighting on the back trees, and the full moon is the perfect touch. The image looks good on my screen. Really nice one!
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::Dunstickin
06/08/15 7:42 AM GMT
Still looks a cracker though!...............
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::Ramad
06/08/15 7:58 AM GMT
This one is definitely better Wendell. One can see the dark road quite well. You did a wonderful job with the moonlight. A perfect entry!
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Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors.
.GIGIBL
06/08/15 8:53 AM GMT
Excellent manipulation Wendell well done.
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.picardroe
06/08/15 8:57 AM GMT
Well manipulated Wendell.
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::tigger3
06/08/15 11:39 AM GMT
I really like the redo Wendell, the outline of the tree in this one is very eye catching, and adds to the overall mood. Good one for the contest, better than the other one. Kudos! tigs=^..^=
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.susanlynn
06/08/15 2:52 PM GMT
Lovely shot of the full moon Wendell.
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::jerseygurl
06/08/15 5:48 PM GMT
Like it Wendell - especially like the moon - good entry for the contest -Good Luck!!
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.Jhihmoac
06/08/15 6:37 PM GMT
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Likey...Faved...
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::trixxie17
06/08/15 7:15 PM GMT
This turned out beautifully Wendell - realistic looking moonlight and the tree highlighted perfectly - should do well in the contest.
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.icedancer
06/08/15 9:34 PM GMT
Magnificent rework - a lane walk I wouldn't do in that dark. This would be a excellent entry to the contest.
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VIEWED IN FULL
::Jimbobedsel
06/12/15 5:47 PM GMT
For some reason I am getting hair or fur all over looking at this. What's up with that? lol. Nice one for the contest, Wendell.
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::mirto56
06/14/15 7:22 PM GMT
Congrats on placing in the Darkest Street contest with this creative manip, Wendell!
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::jerseygurl
06/14/15 8:06 PM GMT
Congrats Wendell on 5th place in the contest!!!
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.FlimBB
06/15/15 9:09 PM GMT
Congratulations. This is really, really good. I looked at it for quite some time, enjoying your glimpse into being there in person.
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