Canon 20d w/17-40

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Thanks to everyone who voted this shot as noteworthy in the Photo Friday 'Best of 2005' challenge.

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  • keith

    What a corker. (which is a positive comment by the way) This is great beautiful big sky and the lines in the field leading you into the frame the old tree the deatail on the horizon. The blurry edges to the frame make it more special. One of the best I have seen in ages. Really like it. Made my morning.

    2005-11-02

  • owen

    Beatiful. Like the false depth of field effect here.

    2005-11-02

  • dan

    Wonderful tones and an almost shift lens like feel to the depth of field. Thanks.

    2005-11-02

  • peter

    beautiful!

    2005-11-02

  • clea

    This is just gorgeous. Astonishing. You're the king of DoF. And the color... rocks. One of my faves!

    2005-11-02

  • Andy

    Nice processing on a great shot.

    2005-11-02

  • Otto K.

    Incredible shot (as usual). I shall definitely have to try this effect one day. Thanks for the inspiration.

    2005-11-02

  • Joe Lencioni

    The selective focus on this photo makes the scene look so big. Well done.

    2005-11-02

  • Dan

    Beautiful photo. As many have commented, the DoF really makes this photo amazing. Well, not to mention the great composition and colours.... ;)

    2005-11-02

  • yar

    great!!

    2005-11-02

  • owl and dragon

    beautiful processing.

    2005-11-02

  • Tim Walker

    This is really beautiful.

    2005-11-02

  • armeen

    it seems that there is not much distance between the ground and the sky. very beautiful photograph.

    2005-11-02

  • daisies

    love the heavy saturation here, just gorgeous!

    2005-11-02

  • EOS Chaos

    Lovely colour, beautiful skies, great focal point and DOF, everything you need for a cracking shot. Excellent! - [Chuks]

    2005-11-02

  • Kelly

    Beautiful photography. I love the colours, it's so serene.

    2005-11-02

  • 6oh

    stunning photo...DOF, colours, composition, all perfect. niiiice.

    2005-11-02

  • emma

    this has it all - great sky, great lines leading into the focal point of the off centre tree... just excellent :)

    2005-11-02

  • Jordi Anton

    Beautiful colors!

    2005-11-02

  • Crash

    whoa! wonderful! I love how the focal point goes right to that tree!!!

    2005-11-02

  • nuno f

    One of my favorites from you. The blur, the way the lines guide our look to the tree... everything is well balanced.

    2005-11-02

  • Phil

    Beautiful. I love that the yellow lines in the field stand out so well. The selective focus looks great here also.

    2005-11-02

  • Patrick Sager

    This is really great - the blur/DOF makes it.

    2005-11-02

  • prasoon

    awesome droolmaal.
    its a perfect poster material.

    2005-11-03

  • Mike Golding

    I like it, it's a great image with good composition, great sky etc. but I disagree with other's comments, I'm not sure about the blurring... I think it detracts from the beauty rather than enhances like many of your others. Can you post a version without the blurring?

    2005-11-03

  • TAKASHI IWAMOTO

    I looked at this shot and was riveted.
    this is a great photograph.
    thanks!

    2005-11-03

  • frisky?

    god damn... This is just too good.

    2005-11-03

  • TedH

    Cool for the most part, but too much yellow in the field

    2005-11-03

  • deceptive

    Wonderful!

    2005-11-03

  • nathan

    kickarse. love the larger version too - esp. the added title

    2005-11-03

  • Derrick

    Neat effect with the false DOF. Has a very surreal feel to it!

    2005-11-04

  • pierre

    your photos continue to amaze me.
    good work

    2005-11-04

  • Eva

    wow, this shot is amazing. Did you made a postprocessing?

    2005-11-04

  • Kathleen

    Jiminy Crickets! Gorgeous. Want tutorial.

    2005-11-04

  • susan B.

    Holy smokes. This is a stunner.
    I've been a bit out of the loop for the past week. No time to check blogs...So thrilled to check in and see this one.
    Most excellent, Miles.

    2005-11-04

  • chris

    I really really really love your use of the lens blur effect. The landscape is beautiful either way, but the toyification mutes that tree right up.

    2005-11-05

  • legasse

    wow great one !!!

    2005-11-06

  • Monkeygirl

    I have it on my desktop now, absolutely beautiful!

    2005-11-07

  • Ray

    Woah, funky dof. Makes for a wonderful shot. It's been a while since I've been on the net checking out photoblogs but I see that yours hasn't slipped in the slightest. Nice.

    2005-11-11

  • Shane J Montgomery

    Amazing color, really loving this shot.

    2005-11-11

  • anne

    WOW, brilliant shot!

    2005-11-13

  • Ed

    Miles, I've been trawling through your recent postings and haven't had time to comment on all of them, but there's some seriously wonderful stuff up here; consistently great. Well done!

    2005-11-23

  • navin harish

    Awesome shot. The range of colours in this is just beyond words

    2005-12-01

  • Darwin

    Great picture. Good work on the PP. The position on the tree is a perfect addition to the picture and The sky look on 3D!

    2005-12-07

  • zian

    A dream

    2005-12-15

  • kristina

    Great shot of that tree! Congrats on best of 2005 from one noteworthy to another! just lovin the dof in this shot ;)

    2006-01-10

  • Apurv

    That's a truly wonderful scene you've captured.

    2006-01-10

  • ed

    congrats on the noteworthy, Miles. Well deserved!

    2006-01-11

  • The Image Point

    beautifull !

    2006-01-13