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Nature's Way
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Challenge: Naturally Framed II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D600
Location: Garden of the Gods
Date: Aug 16, 2015
Aperture: 11.0
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Aug 16, 2015

The weather and lighting did not work like I had hoped. The lighting for the foreground was OK but the mountains in the background was not what I had hoped, unfortunately I only had one morning to try this shot. The image was made with HDR images focus stacked with focus set on the foreground rocks then the background mountain.

[Aug. 22nd, 2015 11:36:04 AM]

Came really close to hitting the unsubmit button on this one, really had reservations about the image because I was not totally happy with the mountain portion of the image. I did drive an hour each way just to get this image for the challenge so I am happy I left it in especially since it is 7.4 at 22 votes, maybe I will get lucky and maintain at least a 7.

Place: 1 out of 55
Avg (all users): 7.0508
Avg (commenters): 9.5000
Avg (participants): 6.6154
Avg (non-participants): 7.3939
Views since voting: 1399
Views during voting: 136
Votes: 59
Comments: 13
Favorites: 2 (view)

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09/02/2015 12:26:02 PM
After a moment I see a face on each side (left one speaking); 2 old friends discussing the changes in scenery over the centuries.
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09/02/2015 03:16:35 AM
Amazing shot, love it.
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08/28/2015 11:26:15 PM
Great framing. Glad you entered!
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08/28/2015 04:25:58 PM
Awesome Shot! Congrats on the Blue and a new PB!
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08/28/2015 04:43:28 AM
Great shot, was my favourite in this challenge. And good for you not to unsubmit it. Congrats on the Blue and a new PB!
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08/28/2015 04:38:44 AM
Grats on the blue. I saw the face on the right first,then the view. Amazing location. I like the fact that you focus stacked it. I've often thought about it but haven't tried it yet.
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08/28/2015 01:41:30 AM
Congrats on the blue. A beautiful view, not only well framed, but truly naturally framed. Btw, I like the 'character' in the stone to the right.
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08/28/2015 01:03:08 AM
Great job! Congrats on the Blue!
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08/28/2015 12:08:07 AM
Wow, thanks, this was a shot I had in mind waiting for a framed challenge so really happy it did well despite my own reservations about the image,
08/28/2015 12:04:21 AM


Congratulations on your BLUE, Papa!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/27/2015 11:31:11 AM
Just beautiful
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08/23/2015 10:34:01 AM
Wow! The perfect framing!
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08/21/2015 11:43:49 AM
Best in show award, congrats, won due to superior lighting
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