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The Ides of March 7:14 AM
3rd PlaceThe Ides of March 7:14 AM
hahn23


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Sunrise/Sunset in Black and White (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO
Date: Mar 15, 2012
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.3s
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 15, 2012

Rocky Mountain National Park. 7:14 AM MDT... the moment of sunrise.

Inspired by Ansel Adams' Snake River landscape image.

Please note: Ansel Adams did not choose to put the sun in the image, but the sunlight played a big part in the scene.

March 2012 Free Study entry Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1004729.jpg

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 84
Avg (all users): 7.2269
Avg (commenters): 8.1111
Avg (participants): 7.2143
Avg (non-participants): 7.2338
Views since voting: 2767
Views during voting: 265
Votes: 119
Comments: 44
Favorites: 4 (view)


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12/09/2012 06:37:29 AM
now this is the kind of image i equate with hahn23, excellent work. just breathtaking.
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12/08/2012 02:44:49 PM
Wow, I never would have thought that a fire could burn until next spring. It is sad that part of this scene has now changed. Good thing that you have captured this memory. And of course, I really love those carved out clouds on the left.
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12/08/2012 01:47:48 PM
Gorgeous! I feel so bad for you that it's gone.
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12/08/2012 05:25:52 AM
A well deserved ribbon. I prefer this wonderful B&W above the colored version.
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12/07/2012 02:08:50 PM
So very beautiful, and hard to imagine this scene is gone now. Something will replace it, but it's hard not to wish the change was not so destructive.
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12/06/2012 11:05:53 PM
I like the subtle power of the monochrome version.
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12/06/2012 12:53:35 PM
Originally posted by pixelpig:

Richard, I'm sorry for the stress the wildfires cause to you & to all who live there. Hopefully you will soon get some winter weather to help out.

Thanks for your comments. I wish for some relief, too, but due to mismanagement of this wildfire (park officials were sure the snow would put out the fire, so they took no action), the fire is expected to burn until next Spring.
12/06/2012 12:20:32 PM
Richard, I'm sorry for the stress the wildfires cause to you & to all who live there. Hopefully you will soon get some winter weather to help out.
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12/06/2012 12:01:50 PM
A beautiful scene, a shame about the fires.
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12/06/2012 09:10:33 AM
Wonderful rich landscape - the path of light areas from right through the valley really allows us to wonder the scene
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12/06/2012 07:58:30 AM
Originally posted by nam:

Just beautiful, Richard. Looking at the color version I can see why you chose to include so much of the scene to the left, but for the black and white, I think I agree with those who want more of the right. My heart aches for this place at this moment in time.

The composition of this scene was not accidental, nor casually chosen. Including more of the scenery to the right destroys everything which is harmonious in this scene.
12/06/2012 07:42:50 AM
Just beautiful, Richard. Looking at the color version I can see why you chose to include so much of the scene to the left, but for the black and white, I think I agree with those who want more of the right. My heart aches for this place at this moment in time.
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12/06/2012 03:58:46 AM
For the Look Back 2012 Side Challenge.
Actually, I had thought the side challenge wasn't about posting challenge entries, but I looked back at the original post and saw that I was wrong.
This is certainly deserving of a ribbon, and one of the great landscape photos on this site, probably. It would look even more fantastic in a larger size.
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03/28/2012 09:44:14 PM
Those clouds alone dominate to charm the eyes.
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03/25/2012 01:42:47 AM
Those lenticular clouds are such a boon to a perfect shot Richard! Congrats my old friend! Gary (bones)
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03/24/2012 12:58:25 PM
Great job, love the detail. Congrats on the yellow!
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03/23/2012 10:36:56 PM
Great sky! Congrats on the ribbon!
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03/23/2012 05:53:57 PM
Stunning photo, Richard. I will admit though that I do agree with the comment from 21.gif cogerox below. The tree does little for me, and my eye honestly wants more of the lovely light that's hitting the hills in the right of the frame. Foolish comments, probably, but a 10 should aspire to be an 11, no?
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03/23/2012 01:15:17 PM
Beautiful. Timeless.
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03/23/2012 08:35:11 AM
Good job, Richard! Well-deserved, for the subtlety alone.
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03/23/2012 07:07:12 AM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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03/23/2012 06:49:21 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. this was one of my top picks in the challenge! beautiful shot
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03/23/2012 02:40:22 AM
Excellent Richard, congrats.
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03/23/2012 02:27:19 AM
Had me totally thinking of Ansel Richard. Knew this would do well, congrats!
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03/23/2012 01:57:14 AM
Richard, Bravo on a tremendous image and ribbon. When I saw those clouds, I was immediately reminded of you.
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03/23/2012 01:46:40 AM
Congratulations on the yellow, Richard. Gorgeous shot, was in my top lineup (of half a dozen, there are some wonderful images in this challenge.)
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03/23/2012 12:27:48 AM
Another great landscape Richard. My favorite of the bunch.
Congrats on the great finish.
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03/23/2012 12:16:09 AM
Congrats! Well deserved
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03/23/2012 12:10:08 AM
Those clouds are something else. Congrats on the ribbon. Spectacular image.
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03/23/2012 12:05:41 AM
WTG Richard! Another stellar image!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/22/2012 09:00:30 PM
wow... beautiful shot !!!!
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03/22/2012 02:09:12 PM
Great clouds amazing landscape 9.
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03/21/2012 11:02:21 PM
Great dof and bw tones.
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03/20/2012 12:02:51 PM
Longs Peak at RNMP! Those clouds are spectacular. Not too dark and great depth. Great work!
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03/19/2012 11:31:11 AM
Gorgeous scene. The rocks in the foreground are quite nice, as they almost emulate the clouds at the top left.
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03/19/2012 02:04:53 AM
Gorgeous scene- Richard? I expect this is your's and this cloud formation is coming up awesome in Black and white too. I've noticed Mt. Rainier near me causes repeats of the same type of clouds too. Great work!
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03/17/2012 11:25:04 PM
Great storm blowing in!
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03/17/2012 08:04:20 PM
Beautiful detail. Lots of land. Nice detail in the clouds as well.
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03/17/2012 01:39:01 PM
Outstanding. Is this RMNP? love the sky
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03/17/2012 09:59:06 AM
Good golly, what a scene! There's so much interest here it hurts. A few small criticisms- much too dark and contrasty for my taste, the foreground tree distracts, and did you shoot this with the widest lens you had, because, wow what a scene. I don't know what was going on to your right, but if you could have moved over and lowered your camera to bring those foreground rocks more into play it would really have make this incredible.
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03/16/2012 04:33:48 PM
Hello Ansel. 8
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03/16/2012 10:05:45 AM
NICE!!!The clouds seem to somehow mimic the landscape.
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03/16/2012 12:41:19 AM
Hahn? Lovely shot.
Commenting ONLY at this stage.
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03/16/2012 12:18:17 AM
So you DID finally get some nice clouds, eh? And one of those awesome wall-like ones, at that.
Great entry- I especially like the huge difference in clouds, their meeting over the peaks.
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