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To Smolder into Winter
To Smolder into Winter

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Challenge: Free Study 2012-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Moraine Park, Rocky Mt. NP, Estes Park, CO
Date: Nov 24, 2012
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/5s 1/13s 1/8s
Galleries: Landscape, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Nov 24, 2012

The Fern Lake fire has been burning in Forest Canyon since October 9, 2012.

lens focal length = 70mm.

0.3 Soft grad ND filter

Better size here.

[Dec. 6th, 2012 01:48:44 PM]

In retrospect, this is one of the most important images I captured all year. One week after this photo, the fire doubled in size and engulfed the entire valley in the foreground. Still today, the fire threatens 1000 structures and the town of Estes Park, CO.

Very disappointed in the score.

Place: 74 out of 203
Avg (all users): 5.9914
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 5.9286
Avg (non-participants): 6.1563
Views since voting: 497
Views during voting: 214
Votes: 116
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2012 06:59:18 PM
beautiful and horrible all at once
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12/07/2012 07:11:16 AM
I like the contrasting blue/orange colors. I think I'd prefer more land and less sky but still a very strong image.

Voted earlier
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12/06/2012 09:04:14 AM
Lovely picture of a sad experience. Smoke colour a pretty contrast
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12/04/2012 07:47:10 PM
are these the colorado fires? so sad ....but such natural beauty
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12/04/2012 04:04:03 PM
Vibrant colors echo the sad feeling of seeing a fire that should have been put out weeks ago. Praying for snow or precipitation of any kind.
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12/04/2012 04:38:59 AM
Amazing how smoke can discolour and act as a filter. Wonderful glimpse into the cycle of nature.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/03/2012 06:03:47 PM
Lovely image of smoldering woods. I do find the blue-toning of the mountains a bit unrealistic.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/02/2012 07:53:30 PM
Damn, that is cool. The different temperature of colors through this image is breathtaking.
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12/02/2012 01:02:41 PM
That's a really cool looking shot.
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12/02/2012 10:22:59 AM
What steamy clouds!
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