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Dancing with the Trees   Featured in Digital Darkroom #068 Photo Contest Finalist
Dancing with the Trees
Dancing with the Trees
Tree Tango--Somewhere in Death Valley, California.
This image had been in my gallery for a long while. Did some extra dodging and burning, integrated some dance partners into the picture--a few New
Jersey turkey vultures and a shiny plane (one passes my office window about once every 30 seconds).
Infrared image made using a converted EOS 10D camera body
F9.0, 1/45s, ISO: 100, 28 mm.
~~ Digital Darkroom ~~

© Michelle Alton
Canon EOS 10D Digi...
Chris Gin
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    Stunning shot!! Beautiful tones and composition.

9/15/2008 2:26:48 AM

William C. Raco
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I love the shapes of the trees. The composition and IR do make it appear they are dancing. Very nicely done!

9/15/2008 2:28:36 AM

Doug Pignet
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Very well done Michelle,Doug

9/15/2008 2:29:56 AM

Lynn M. Whitt
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beautiful image, they do look like they are dancing...

9/15/2008 2:34:12 AM

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Everybody Dance Now!!!!!!
It Looks Like a Dance Party
Excellent Work Michelle!!

How do you Know they are from Jersey??
Their Accents??

9/15/2008 2:42:35 AM

Carolyn J. Connolly
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Fabulous infrared creation, Michelle!! I love it!! :o)

9/15/2008 2:56:22 AM

Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Cool shot!

9/15/2008 2:58:01 AM

Wally Orlowsky
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Great combination, Michelle ...Sure looks very "spooky! You're going to have to start paying those vultures modeling fees ;)

9/15/2008 3:30:53 AM

Margaret R. Barry
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Fantastic image, Michelle. Great comp., tones and PS work!

9/15/2008 3:30:55 AM

Aimee S. McMaster
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....very neat image Michelle...looks...a bit eerie.....Aimee

9/15/2008 3:38:28 AM

Jeff W. Robinson
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Very nice work Michelle! Jeff

9/15/2008 3:38:33 AM

Tiia Vissak
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well done!

9/15/2008 3:51:22 AM

Harmeet Singh
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Very nice image

9/15/2008 4:47:15 AM

Alan L. Borror
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Wonderful image with great digital darkroom work, Michelle! Very unique and creative.

9/15/2008 4:55:37 AM

Mary L. Graham
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Excellent IR Image here Michelle!! =)

9/15/2008 5:22:59 AM

Renata Gusciora
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Amazing capture with this unusual tones and great composition,Michelle!

9/15/2008 6:15:16 AM

Mike Clime
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Very cool IR shot, Michelle! A little eerie with the vultures.

9/15/2008 9:23:15 AM

Joseph N. DiGilio
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This is some outstanding work, Michelle. I love the way the foliage came out. The leaves look bleached. Good title. The trees appear to be dancing. The vultures scout ahead to insure the way is safe for their queen.

9/15/2008 2:55:39 PM

Linda Proctor
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Very very cool image Michelle !! Love your work on this and a very impressive gallery!!

9/15/2008 5:59:38 PM

Stefania Barbier
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spectacular IR Michelle... truly gorgeous!

9/15/2008 11:58:54 PM

Jeffrey D. Estacio
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Nicely done. Nice job!!!

9/16/2008 12:19:56 AM

Bill Knaps
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What a most beautiful creation Michelle. You are very creative. Bill

9/16/2008 11:09:07 PM

Stephen Zacker
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Out of this world.. this is just Cool!

9/17/2008 9:08:33 AM

Siete Meeter
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Amazing capture with this unusual tones and great composition,Michelle!

10/1/2008 5:11:20 AM

Judi Bailey
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Outstanding shot and choice of effects....It comes together beautifully !! Really "special" !!

10/4/2008 5:24:19 AM

Nadya Johnson
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Congrats again on another spectacular finalist, Michelle!

10/22/2008 8:59:15 PM

Barbara Waldoch
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WTG, Michelle!

10/22/2008 9:29:45 PM

Teresa A. Burnett
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And another huge congratulations Michelle on this fantastic finalist!! Best of luck in the next round!!

10/22/2008 9:44:33 PM

frank w. degenhardt
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Michelle- Another finalist for your creative and most beautiful work. Congratulations again. Your work is amazing. Way to go my friend.

10/22/2008 9:48:17 PM

Stefania Barbier
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10/22/2008 11:04:45 PM

Doug Pignet
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Another beauty...Congratulations,Doug

10/23/2008 2:44:54 AM

Susie Peek-Swint
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Very cool image and dd work Michelle ~ many congrats again!

10/23/2008 3:55:39 AM

Debra R. Harder
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Congratulations, Michelle, on another OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb

10/23/2008 8:24:50 AM

Stephanie Frey
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Congratulations on your beautiful

10/23/2008 8:54:48 AM

Manuel Barrera
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the vultures are perfect for this all we need is Mowgli:) congratulations

10/23/2008 9:50:18 AM

Marijana Fajgl
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Another fantastic finalist, Michelle! Congratulations!

10/23/2008 12:00:41 PM

Usman Bajwa
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Congrats. on this very beautiful Finalist.


10/23/2008 5:41:26 PM

Renee Doyle
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Superb IR work Michelle!!! Congratulations!!

10/25/2008 8:13:42 PM

Colleen Farrell
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Belated congratulations on this awesome finalist!

10/26/2008 10:27:12 AM

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Very cool infrared!! Great finalist! BTW, about all the birds in your work, Did you know than Near of my place, is a little town named Bodega bay! (Hitchcock/The Birds :))))

10/26/2008 11:26:51 PM

Graeme Chow
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Fantastic image with the infrared camera. Congratulations on the finalist and dicussion topic here, Michelle.

11/12/2008 6:28:57 AM

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