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Sleeping Princess
Sleeping Princess

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Challenge: Landscape VI (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Location: Wasatch County, Utah USA
Date: May 3, 2012
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: May 7, 2012

It is May and for a very short window of time dandelions fill this abandoned field. I just can't help it every year I try to capture a different aspect of this season with the majestic Mount Timpanogos in the background.

This mountain Range is called Mount Timpanogos apart of the Wasatch Range. I have the pleasure of seeing this beautiful mountain everyday. It has so many moods that even though I photograph it all the time I am still trying capture all of its moods.

If you look closely to the left the shape and silhouette of the Mountain looks like a woman sleeping (on her back). Her hair cascading down the hill. There is the legend that the beautiful Indian princess was so sad when the man she loved died that she died too and the mountain shifted to immortalize her sleeping shape.

This is my first submission to dpchallenge.com as I am a little shy although I do a lot of the challenges on my own. I am in awe of the great talent and I love how it pushed my skills. I decided to share this photo to get my feet wet as I figure nothing ventured nothing gained. I am proud of this picture and hope that you can enjoy the beauty I enjoy everyday!

Place: 106 out of 134
Avg (all users): 4.8916
Avg (commenters): 4.8571
Avg (participants): 4.7188
Avg (non-participants): 5.0000
Views since voting: 316
Views during voting: 280
Votes: 166
Comments: 9
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05/17/2012 12:29:40 AM
Thanks everyone for the comments! It is SO helpful! The interesting thing about this picture is that I took 20 pictures at this location and all of your suggestions were in other pictures and I picked this one as the one I liked the best. Photography is SO subjective but I am still grateful for the feedback...it makes me want to work harder :-D
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/15/2012 04:35:26 PM
A nice scene, though it looks somewhat flat. I think it could benefit from being punched up a bit. A levels adjustment might be an easy fix.
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05/14/2012 12:52:21 PM
Could be a great shot if processed right. Needs a lot of darkening and burning in the mountains.
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05/10/2012 11:12:07 PM
Using a much smaller aperture and focusing closer to get the flowers in focus with lots of DOF to keep the mountain tops would have made this much nicer. It's a pretty spot though, and I like the hazy light there.
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05/10/2012 09:44:27 AM
Oh, unwilling weather. This looks like such a beautiful place. I love your perspective and the layers.
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05/10/2012 05:16:04 AM
great use of thirds but I cannot understand why there are so many landscape pictures in the challenge with such soft focus. Colours ar dull too
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05/09/2012 03:22:27 PM
At first I wanted to say this was a DOF issue but after a second look I think the whole photo looks soft. Hard to get real detail when the sky is providing a big soft box. Nice composition and I would look at this location another day under different light if possible.
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05/09/2012 12:42:46 PM
Seems to need a boost in contrast on my screen.
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05/09/2012 11:46:34 AM
Beautiful location and a great choice of composition with the flowers in the foreground. I wish the flowers were also in focus, and the scene had a bit more contrast!
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