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Challenge: Free Study 2015-06 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2015
Camera: Canon EOS-60D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Cades Cove, TN
Date: Jun 11, 2015
Aperture: F8
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Jun 30, 2015

Thanks for all the comments! I'm lucky enough to live in such a pretty area. My goal when going into the GSMNP is to make a photograph that no one else has made...which is difficult in such a hugely photographed national park. This usually mean getting out of the car and walking/hiking into areas that don't see a whole lot of traffic, car or otherwise.

This was a beautiful moment to witness. I was shooting for the cemetery challenge and had walked back to an old family plot located within Cades Cove. As I rounded a curve in the path, I found a young buck and doe grazing around the old worn tombstones. They saw me, we all frozen, then they took off...a truly fleeting moment. It was one of the moments you wish someone else was there to see it, so you could turn to each other and say..."did you just see that?!" It was pretty awesome.

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Place: 1 out of 162
Avg (all users): 7.4658
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 7.4038
Avg (non-participants): 7.6190
Views since voting: 1513
Views during voting: 137
Votes: 73
Comments: 35
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07/10/2015 08:08:42 AM
What is there not to love about this one, congratulations on your blue.
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07/09/2015 03:56:16 PM
Congrats!!!! Just a beautiful image!!!
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07/09/2015 11:24:31 AM
Congrats, Rachel! A truly marvelous image :-)
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07/08/2015 08:40:30 PM
Thanks for the story, bought a tingle up my spine. I can relate to that also, and it's one of the reasons I LOVE photography so much, these events don't happen a lot, but boy when they do they make you soar.
Thank you.
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07/08/2015 07:32:29 PM
Whoot!!! blue in a free study!! Awesome job! (and look at that score!) Huge congrats
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07/08/2015 07:23:46 PM
A brilliant capture, congrats
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07/08/2015 12:43:40 PM
Originally posted by Melethia:

Wow! That's some score. And that nice shiny blue ribbon in a Free Study. One of my top picks in the challenge. One or both of us are becoming dangerously mainstream.... Oh. Wait. We both liked my FS, too, and it's decidedly not a top contender. There's that. (Congrats!!)


Ha! We can't go losing our street cred...nope! We have to trickle a few high scores amongst all the middling ones just to keep people on their toes and perplexed.

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07/08/2015 11:44:17 AM
You have captured a bit of magic here. Nicely done. Congrats on the blue ribbon and new personal best score. Stunning image.
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07/08/2015 10:04:24 AM
Beautiful shot. Congratulations on the blue!
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07/08/2015 08:00:02 AM
Hey lovely to see this get the blue. Very well deserved - congrats!
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07/08/2015 07:03:01 AM
Congratulations, beautiful image.
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07/08/2015 04:44:16 AM
Had a feeling this would ribbon when I first laid eyes on it. Amazing shot, and great in a free study, well done!
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07/08/2015 04:29:10 AM
It really is an unusual nature shot. So glad it got noticed.
Worthy winner.

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07/08/2015 04:07:51 AM
Holy Toledo, Rachel! What a beautiful image. And an FS Blue - that's huge! Congratulations!!
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07/08/2015 03:51:55 AM
What a magical moment!
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07/08/2015 02:07:07 AM
Woohoo, Rachel!!!! Congratulations on the well-deserved blue!!! Beautiful!!
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07/08/2015 01:08:28 AM
A free spirit at last
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07/08/2015 12:52:16 AM
Oh Rachel this is fabulous and magnificent. Congrats on the blue!
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07/08/2015 12:35:57 AM
great shot. beautiful and congratulations
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07/08/2015 12:30:21 AM
Wow! That's some score. And that nice shiny blue ribbon in a Free Study. One of my top picks in the challenge. One or both of us are becoming dangerously mainstream.... Oh. Wait. We both liked my FS, too, and it's decidedly not a top contender. There's that. (Congrats!!)
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07/08/2015 12:19:08 AM
congratulations. wow.
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07/08/2015 12:10:39 AM
10 from me and thrilled for you. Very very special.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2015 08:55:14 PM
How perfect
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07/07/2015 02:33:42 PM
7 from me.
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07/07/2015 08:05:41 AM
Oh how fantastic! You have captured the atmosphere here perfectly and dealt with that sun perfectly. Love the different layers. I hope this does very well for you - it sure deserves to.
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07/07/2015 01:55:29 AM
A rather inspirational capture, beautiful.
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07/06/2015 07:43:07 PM
Voted earlier coming back to comment.

Heartstopping beauty of captured in this serendipitous moment. Love the warm tones of the morning sun rising over the field to cast a golden tone - and there in one fleeting moment, a deer takes flight. I am sure it was only but a few seconds but the beauty of the moment will forever linger.
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07/06/2015 01:31:59 PM
What an opportune shot! Great capture of it too.
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07/05/2015 08:36:43 AM
Nice catch
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07/05/2015 04:45:12 AM
One of my faves, the light and the tones sing!
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07/04/2015 01:08:01 PM
Simply WOW!!! My favorite for the blue. A big fat 10 from me.
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07/03/2015 11:08:09 AM
Tied for best in show award, congrats
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07/02/2015 04:03:24 PM
how fabulous !!!
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07/02/2015 12:50:22 AM
Brilliant!
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07/01/2015 03:26:20 PM
lovley image
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