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2nd PlaceLoch Vale
hahn23


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Ansel Adams III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Loch Vale, Rocky Mountain National Park
Date: May 15, 2012
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200 1/320 1/125
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 19, 2012

Loch Vale at 8:46 AM. 0.6 & 0.9 Soft grad ND filters

Three images blended in HDR Efex Pro. Converted to BW in Silver Efex Pro2.

Better size here.

Inspired by:
MIRROR LAKE, MOUNT WATKINS, SPRING, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA, 1935 Ansel Adams

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[May. 23rd, 2012 09:19:00 AM]

At the start of the 3rd day of voting, the score is 7.2881. That is top 10 territory, but I recognize the high caliber of images in this challenge, so that score may not ribbon.

[May. 24th, 2012 07:21:26 AM]

The fourth day of voting starts with score at 7.3429 at 70 votes. 11 votes in last 24 hours. 8 highly supportive comments.

[May. 26th, 2012 08:04:48 AM]

Day 5 of voting brought a decline of -0.16. I stopped watching scores on this day.
Day 6 started at 7.2473 at 93 votes.

I have hiked to The Loch almost every year since 1973. This year's view of a mirrored lake was the first in 40 years.

[May. 26th, 2012 09:10:22 PM]

The "concealed identity (during voting)" comment (has been removed by commenter) referring to the disadvantage of the reflection is a valid constructive criticism. Especially for 800 pixels. I've photographed this same scene many times and the mirror reflection is an asset compared to a choppy lake. This looks much better at high resolution, large size. This makes sense because what appears to be clutter at postage stamp size becomes interesting detail to explore elements of interest at full size.

Thanks to everyone for the supportive comments and the strong votes. Much appreciated!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 97
Avg (all users): 7.3063
Avg (commenters): 8.6364
Avg (participants): 7.0667
Avg (non-participants): 7.4697
Views since voting: 3601
Views during voting: 279
Votes: 111
Comments: 35
Favorites: 3 (view)


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06/02/2012 05:10:37 AM
I didn't get around to voting on this one but what strikes me with your image is the depth, I really like how the mountain and lake are naturally framed by the darkness, which draws your eye through the frame giving the image a real sense of depth.
An impressive location that you captured well.
Congratulations on the red.

Message edited by author 2012-06-02 05:11:38.
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05/30/2012 08:25:35 AM
Beautiful
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05/29/2012 12:16:31 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, Richard. Lovely tones and clarity of details. Love the larger version.
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05/28/2012 11:10:55 PM
Stellar image Richard, and so much nicer viewed larger than 800 pixels (hint Langdon!). Congratulations on your well deserved ribbon and thanks for all the thoughtful commenting you did in this gallery :)
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05/28/2012 01:46:49 PM
Up where you belong - congrats
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05/28/2012 10:59:32 AM
Wow Richard, you are tearing it up around here! Congrats on the red with another text book image. And thank you for your kind comments.
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05/28/2012 10:29:48 AM
Congratulations, a great image.
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05/28/2012 08:31:27 AM
Congratulations Richard; another beautiful image. One of my 10's
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05/28/2012 05:49:30 AM
Superb and most well deserved ribbon.
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05/28/2012 05:43:38 AM
Amazing shot, Richard, congrats on the ribbon!
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05/28/2012 04:44:51 AM
got yourself a biggest split in votes in this challenge

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05/28/2012 03:50:49 AM
Congrats on a fine image and the red. Simply breathtaking and now you have the honor of an AA on your front page!!!
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05/28/2012 03:02:38 AM
Stunning Richard and a very well deserved ribbon. I'm sure this looks amazing in a much larger size. Thanks for taking the time to leave such thoughtful and detailed comments, I appreciated receiving your comment very much.
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05/28/2012 02:57:12 AM
congrats..
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05/28/2012 02:28:57 AM
I knew this would ribbon, congratulations Richard! Fantastic shot. I also appreciate your very constructive commenting, thank you!
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05/28/2012 01:50:57 AM
Congratulations! Two ribbons showing on the front page at the same time, and another new entry in your personal top row, too! Thank you also for all the work commenting this challenge - very much appreciated by all who participated!
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05/28/2012 01:18:44 AM
Well done Hahn, knew you would do well in this one.
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05/28/2012 12:51:01 AM
Wow. May had been a good month for you. Congrats on another outstanding image and ribbon.
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05/28/2012 12:11:56 AM
You are just OWNING the front page these days, Richard! Congrats
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05/28/2012 12:09:50 AM
Congrats, Ansel- er, I mean Richard! :)
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05/28/2012 12:05:31 AM
Congratulations, Richard! Great job!
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05/28/2012 12:03:37 AM
Ha, what do you mean your score was no good. Congrats. Thanks for the 9 and nice comment.

Message edited by author 2012-05-28 00:05:00.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/27/2012 06:47:55 PM
This is amazing! This looks like a hahn23 shot. Front-page material. (voted earlier)
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05/27/2012 05:28:32 PM
Perfect detail, crispness, high local contrast, tonal range, exposure management. Basically an Ansel Adams photograph. Excellent stuff.
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05/26/2012 08:16:11 PM
The reflection works against you in this one, at least for me, it makes it too busy. Still a nice landscape.
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05/26/2012 02:05:28 PM
Has AA written all over it. Great detail, and tones. (voted earlier)
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05/26/2012 11:36:15 AM
Good stuff.
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05/24/2012 03:44:08 PM
What color is your ribbon? Nice work...
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05/23/2012 01:23:02 PM
There's nothing in this photograph that I dislike. I'd hang it on my wall :)
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05/23/2012 09:53:58 AM
Very nice use of natural framing on each side of this image.
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05/23/2012 02:02:08 AM
Best in show award, congrats
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05/21/2012 02:47:01 PM
10! - stunning
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05/21/2012 08:09:13 AM
This looks like it could be straight out of his archives.
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05/21/2012 08:05:59 AM
WOW love this. You really captured the essence of using your tones to accentuate the textures and depth of this image. Good luck!
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05/21/2012 03:02:32 AM
Truly impressive and probably a ribbon contender.
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