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Monsoon Over Mission
Monsoon Over Mission
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Tohon O'odham reservation, Arizona
Date: Sep 7, 2004
Aperture: 4
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Black and White, Travel
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2005

This is the Mission San Xavier del Bac near Tucson, Arizona. Looking to the south, a monsoon rain storm is approaching.
Converted from RAW to TIFF, adjusted levels, cloned in spots, resized, attempted Neat Image, resized.

Statistics
Place: 55 out of 530
Avg (all users): 6.5230
Avg (commenters): 7.5714
Avg (participants): 6.5115
Avg (non-participants): 6.5581
Views since voting: 2513
Views during voting: 562
Votes: 348
Comments: 32
Favorites: 8 (view)


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12/03/2009 09:51:03 PM
Wow, love this one. Great clouds & light.
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03/04/2006 10:53:03 PM
Oh, I think I have been here. I thought I recognized the building but was this taken from the side. From memory, where you are standing would be a hill that had a cross on it? I do remember this was one incredible place to visit and your photo really does capture its majesty! Well done!
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02/01/2005 12:51:20 AM
This shot of San Xavier shou,d have scored higher.. it is one terrific shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2005 02:41:11 AM
Nicely composed and well seen.
As an avid B&W lover, this shot seems a bit too neutral to me. Brigning down the brightness and increasing the contrast a bit may help, and/or going into Photoshop, Selective Colors, drop-downs, and adjust Black & Neutral levels. Hope this helps. I would Love to play with this shot. ((7))
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01/30/2005 09:02:57 PM
IR I presume. Nice anyhow. Good luck
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01/27/2005 01:58:15 PM
Returning for comment. This is a very nicely shot photo. I like the B&W treatment. I think it could use some increased contrast and some details are blown out on the building. The tree in the lower right corner is a tad distracting. 7
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01/26/2005 03:22:49 PM
Wonderful picture, losing imapct because the dark tones aren't fully expressed. In other words, it ;lacks contrast in the middle range, and this makes the pure, detailed white of the glowing dome appear out of range, even though it's actually not.
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01/25/2005 03:46:22 AM
I really lkike this, the shadows and contrast are good.
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01/24/2005 06:01:19 PM
Beautiful. Love the contrast of the building against the beautifully ominous sky. It's sharp but has a nice softness to it as well.
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01/23/2005 02:01:19 AM
fantastic tones, great contrast
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01/22/2005 09:30:36 PM
i know you don't want to hear this, but i liked the color one better...
this is a great image, and you've done a good job with the sky and the overall contrast, but, all the same, after having seen both, i prefer the other one. hope this does well for you, anyways! good luck!
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01/22/2005 03:53:02 PM
Why not in color...would have scored higher I think... ;-)
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01/21/2005 07:20:14 PM
Gorgeous! The b&w treatment works perfectly here. I love the drama. Good luck in the challenge!
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01/21/2005 06:19:38 PM
Astoundingly beautiful, a ten. Please, afterward, tell us how this was processed. I really want to learn to make images with these kind of tones. Wonderful, thank you for this.
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01/20/2005 06:52:05 AM
Well done in B & W.
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01/19/2005 12:37:59 PM
Wow. How beautiful. The sharpness is so amazing, and the crisp white building stands out so strikingly.
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01/19/2005 11:22:21 AM
Beautiful. Neatimage? Regardless of the treatment, it works with this photo, well done.
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01/18/2005 08:48:01 PM
Wow, what a gorgeous black and white. The tonal range is excellent, especially in the sky. At least an 8, will come back later to consider bumping higher.
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01/18/2005 06:15:01 PM
Great sky, trees look a little blurry but not sure why. 7
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01/18/2005 05:32:55 PM
Wish it was sharper. Lovely sky and textures. 8
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01/18/2005 11:43:42 AM
wow, great image
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01/18/2005 09:59:34 AM
What an excellent, excellent B&W capture of San Xavier del Bac! Even the blurring of the foreground vegetation works well with this composition. I took pictures there last month after the scafolding completely covered the west dome but your shot is far superior to mine. I look forward to the completion of the restoration and having the White Dove of the Desert shining once again. I gotta get one of those Arizona Highways type night views. :)
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01/17/2005 10:23:31 PM
Very nice capture...Clouds tell a chilling story. Image is sharp and appealing to me. Good job.
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01/17/2005 07:18:44 PM
Beautiful B&W capture.
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01/17/2005 01:10:21 PM
very nice
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01/17/2005 09:14:23 AM
I would like to see more foreground in order to increase DOF for this one.
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01/17/2005 07:29:04 AM
Gorgeous sky, great tones. Maybe the bushes in the lower right are a little distracting but I think this image works as is. Good job.
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01/16/2005 11:48:10 PM
Nice architecture. I believe this could use more contrast.
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01/16/2005 02:56:12 PM
Fantastic shot! The contrast is stunning. The cloud detail really packs the punch of monsoon like rains. Composition i spowerful. Hope it ribbons.
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01/16/2005 01:04:15 PM
Great B&W, i really like the contrast of the building with the sky, very well done.
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01/16/2005 12:25:51 PM
The brooding sky over the mission makes this photo compelling.
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01/16/2005 12:05:52 AM
San Xavier del Bac?
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