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Road around Mývatn Wasteland
Road around Mývatn Wasteland

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Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Mıvatnsöræfi
Date: Jul 15, 2004
Aperture: F/9.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jan 7, 2005

Shot somewhere on MıvatnsÖræfi(Wasteland) on Iceland.

I was at my work driving to lake Mıvatn to check status on the fiber optics for the town Reykjar at Mıvatn. Then my colleuge picked in my shouler and point at at this hill. So we stopped and I take a few shot´s. I was not so happy with this picture at the first time. Until I started to work on her in PS. After that I am pretty happy about it.

PS work done: The skies was selcet, and done some color leveling, invert selection and some color leveling, Then boost some upp some sataration and contrast. USM, Resize and save

Place: 95 out of 530
Avg (all users): 6.2536
Avg (commenters): 6.6250
Avg (participants): 6.2355
Avg (non-participants): 6.3095
Views since voting: 846
Views during voting: 510
Votes: 343
Comments: 19
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02/14/2005 10:03:33 AM
The sky is drammatic. The hill is ordinary. And the photo does not bear up under scrutiny; it becomes two photos. Perhaps it would be better if most of the land were cropped a bit below the ridge. I would darken the foreground which is in shadow and brighten/saturate the hill in a kind of mirrored effect to what you did the sky. Then we would see the drama of the sunlit hill more as you and your friend did. Just an idea.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/26/2005 12:49:06 PM
Nicely composed photograph, with good detail and color. Perhaps a bit too centered in my opinion, but still a great shot. ((8))
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01/25/2005 01:21:32 PM
what an interesting composition, even if a bit too dark at the top. i love the range of textures you've captured. good luck with this, and all the challenges yet to come!
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01/25/2005 12:26:59 AM
Wish you didnt black out the top of the sky. Very nice shot otherwise.
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01/22/2005 10:26:57 PM
Excellent saturation in the sky. The clouds are a bit overexposed but overall I like the subtle shades of colours in the landscape.
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01/22/2005 05:31:57 AM
I personally would have taken the shot horizontally instead. I find there is to much wasted space and far to much sky. A tighter crop and a wider picture would have made for a better shot in my opinion. I also find that this photo lack subject. Perhaps if it wasn't so dark and we could see the road better. Good luck and keep up the good work in 2005.
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01/21/2005 08:39:39 AM
Looks like a painting. The transition in the sky is beautiful...Great shot. Good Luck.
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01/20/2005 09:12:48 AM
great looking shot. i love the simplicity.
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01/19/2005 02:31:08 AM
definitely a wasteland! You made a nice photo of it!
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01/18/2005 11:08:57 PM
Wow, that darkened sky makes all the difference! Great idea - 8
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01/18/2005 09:42:19 PM
For me... the dark sky on the top left just isn't real. I kinda like the effect, but it keeps bugging me at the same time. And I keep thinking that the road in front ought to be brighter because of how bright the rest of the scene is. It's probably in shadow, but it just "feels" out of place. Anyway, those are my thoughts. Good luck on the challenge!
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01/18/2005 03:19:20 PM
Looks surreal!
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01/18/2005 04:46:58 AM
Not enough going on for me - needs a foreground object. Nice sky though
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01/17/2005 05:25:53 PM
Great scene. The clouds are fantastic and I really like the graduated sky and the way that road really does lead you somewhere. 9
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01/16/2005 10:06:13 PM
I don't care for the crop here. If you crop off the top 2/3 (just above the lower cloud formations) if is a very nice image. The sky does not add anything to the photo, IMHO.
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01/16/2005 05:18:24 PM
Way to go!
Good colours, especially the deep, deep blue sky.
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01/16/2005 04:01:04 PM
stunning sky and hill - but IMHO the foreground lets it down - look a bit flat 7 /10
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01/16/2005 02:36:18 PM
wow..seeing the sky go from light blue all the way to black is amazing.
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01/16/2005 05:52:31 AM
Interesting shot, the polarizer(?) seems to have darkened the sky a little too much (IMO)
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