Your Favourite Image Of The Week 1( 18/06/2010 - 24/06/2010 )

Challenge #1 in the Your Favourite Image Of The Week series. Hosted by timhughes666.
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Quite simple really, all you need to do is submit your favourite image of the Week. Images must be taken within the seven day period shown in the title. The weeks first day will ALWAYS be the Friday announcement date and the last day for image taking will ALWAYS be the following Thursday just before the submission phase begins. All images shot within the week of the submission phase will automatically be disqualified with no exceptions. The simple reason for this is that they would of course be eligible for the next Favourite of the Week challenge. A description of why the image is your 'Favourite Of The Eeek' is MANDATORY No description and you will ALWAYS be disqualified. Nudity will ALWAYS be disqualified , Horrific & Gory pictures will ALWAYS be disqualified. Only DIGITAL camera images ( from any brand of Camera) will be accepted. The Image must have been taken by you.
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Bad Hair Day
by djbrom
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This unique twisted and mangled tree really captures my attention and was by far the favourite of the week. It looks a bit like a person throwing their arms in the air in frustration and the scattered branhes and leaves are the hair that is in a tangled mess. The gritty black and white, i feel, add to the messy feel. Taken at Alfords Point NSW Australia.
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Submitted: Sunday, 27th June, 2010 11:20 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 19th June, 2010
Focal length: 21 mm
Shutter speed: 1/40 sec
Aperture: F10
ISO: 800
Notes: Looking up at the tree with a 800 ISO to counter the small apeture. Handheld with image stablisation on, standing close (about 2 metres) and looking up to the tree to try to accentuate the trunk. Black and White conversion based on "Ansel Dark" but amended to suit my taste with noise etc.
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