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1st PlaceA Twisted Existence
Dennisheckman


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Landscape or Seascape (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Leica M Monochrom
Lens: Leica 24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH
Location: Flatirons, Boulder CO
Date: Oct 25, 2015
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Oct 25, 2015

As with black and white film, the monochrome Leica has the same results when using colored filters on the lens. In this case, I used a red filter to darken the blue sky and bring out the gentle white delicate cloud that was fortuitously passing by. In PP, I further darkend the sky just a touch with a gradient filter in LR.

Thanks for the great comments and votes! I feel honored to have this image place this high in a challenge with so many great images.

This is west of the NCAR facility below the Flatirons in Boulder Colorado.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 74
Avg (all users): 7.3158
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 7.1026
Avg (non-participants): 7.5405
Views since voting: 1189
Views during voting: 156
Votes: 76
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)


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11/07/2015 12:06:32 PM
I actually know exactly where this tree is! It's one of my favorite dead trees which I realize sounds odd.
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11/04/2015 02:57:16 AM
beautifully rendered BW, congrats Dennis!
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11/03/2015 04:01:46 AM
Congrats on the Blue and a true landscape masterpiece. Inspiring me to go out and shoot. Thanks for your your persistence in presenting work like this.
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11/03/2015 02:59:49 AM
Congrats, Dennis. Very masterful.
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11/02/2015 10:53:18 PM
I just loved everything about this, congratulations on your blue.
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11/02/2015 12:08:51 PM
Congrats on a blue for a superb photo.
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11/02/2015 09:37:10 AM
Congrats Dennis. This has beautiful tones and detail.
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11/02/2015 06:37:31 AM
Congratulations, Dennis. Well deserved Blue. Fantastic image.
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11/02/2015 06:06:22 AM
How fabulous Dennis! It is a wonderful shot!
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11/02/2015 04:53:27 AM
Magnificent black & white. Congrats on the Blue, Dennis!
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11/02/2015 12:30:21 AM
Congratulations on the blue. Beautiful work.
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11/02/2015 12:03:57 AM
I had a feeling this was yours and knew it would do great. Congrats on the blue Dennis!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/01/2015 11:31:51 PM
Lovely tones and awesome sky. I love the sculptural qualities of the dead tree.
TOP 3.
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11/01/2015 10:45:42 PM
Very nice. Thanks for making it interesting.
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11/01/2015 07:00:14 PM
Spectacularly good B/W except for murkiness in the pine on the left edge. 9.
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10/29/2015 08:07:11 AM
Getting a sky like that above a tree like that and converting the image to B&W is a route to a ribbon imho so good luck! (bumping 1)
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10/28/2015 10:26:16 PM
Great classic feel.
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10/28/2015 12:10:43 PM
Very nice
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10/28/2015 11:31:16 AM
Spectacular. Was thinking it looks like Garden of the Gods but then I remember seeing photos of this tree at the Flatirons. Dennis, is that you? If so, lovely shot.
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10/27/2015 10:12:31 PM
Wonderful B/W. Give 9
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10/27/2015 11:38:42 AM
The wispy cloud is a perfect additional element.
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