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Homage to Ansel
Homage to Ansel

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Challenge: Ansel Adams (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: East Oahu
Date: Feb 28, 2005
Aperture: F/16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2005


Place: 23 out of 292
Avg (all users): 6.4137
Avg (commenters): 7.0667
Avg (participants): 6.2847
Avg (non-participants): 6.5905
Views since voting: 1490
Votes: 249
Comments: 18
Favorites: 2 (view)

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03/15/2005 10:30:38 PM
Nice work. I bet the print is stunning!
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03/14/2005 05:08:20 AM
Thanks for the feedback, everyone. The dark line where the mountains meet the sky was the effect of the feathered edge of the brush hitting the mountains while burning the sky. Perhaps I should've backed off a bit or dodged them back to a middle tone. I suppose it put many people off.

I also was tempted to boost the contrast on this image but most of the Ansel photos I studied were similar to this, having a majority of middle tones, a few highlights, and most of the gradation of tones in the sky or clouds.

I spent about 4 or 5 hours dodging and burning, making sure I kept detail in almost all of the shadowed areas. I made an 8x12 print of this image and it looks amazing! 100x's better than this websized version. It also appears to have more tonal range and contrast compared to the monitor as well.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/13/2005 11:10:02 PM
This is nice.. 9
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03/13/2005 09:44:54 PM
A very good study although a tad too compressed in zonal values. However, it retains enoigh charm for a another bump in score.
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03/13/2005 10:27:18 AM
Doesn't feel quite contrasty enough to me but still a very lovely picture.
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03/13/2005 08:05:25 AM
Nicely done. This picture has all the qualities of an AA.
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03/13/2005 01:20:08 AM
You got the type of contrast right. There's a lot of good "light" here. But there is no subject for the eye to focus on here. Its just a setting.
03/12/2005 07:40:47 AM
There appears to be a dark edge to the horizon, is this from blending layers?
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03/11/2005 02:07:52 PM
great capture (and burning/dodging work, too :)). love the water
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03/11/2005 01:03:29 AM
Wonderful image and one of my higher rated. Could of used a little more range.
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03/10/2005 06:39:07 PM
Great subject, but I feel you could have got more out of it. Getting really low, stopping down and using a slow shutter speed (with an ND filter even), you could have achieved a very deep DOF and captured some close up texture/reflections in those wonderful rocks. As it stands this is anaesthetised by the eye-level POV and the somewhat heavy-handed editing (sky & horizon particularly), while the finer points of the subject are lost in the busy scene and lack of focal point.

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03/10/2005 02:40:37 PM
I know it is easier to critisize than to make better, but your photo seem to lack a focalpoint. I don`t know what I looking for in your picture
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03/10/2005 09:22:46 AM
A great rendition. Lovely tones, good luck. 10
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03/09/2005 11:09:19 PM
Very good tribute, love the power of the clouds...good luck
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03/09/2005 08:30:32 PM
This is definitely a top contender in the challenge. Excellent composition. Great depth of field. One minor observation is the sharp line where the land meets the sky, I think this small area could be improved some. This is one of my highest rated photographs for this challenge. Beautiful in every way!
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03/08/2005 08:54:37 PM
pretty darn nice.. you've got the right idea
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03/08/2005 01:02:52 PM
Perfect picutre for this challenge. Look at how clear it is, the lighting is good..
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03/08/2005 07:20:02 AM
are you Ansel in disguise?
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