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Looking towards the peak.
Looking towards the peak.

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Destinations (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Mt. Hood, Portland Oregon
Date: Sep 17, 2005
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 400
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 18, 2005

Mt. Hood near Portland Oregon from 20,000 Feet. Thinking about the magnitude of mountains and how in life we are always seeking to go higher.

Levels, contrast, and tinting adjusted to compensate for airplane window.

Place: 44 out of 191
Avg (all users): 6.0547
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 5.7875
Avg (non-participants): 6.2314
Views since voting: 881
Views during voting: 294
Votes: 201
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/02/2005 11:41:02 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

YOu have a good image and a good score. Congratulations.

Technically, I think your other commentors have made some good suggestions and I expect you will follow through with them to see if they are helpful.

I have a couple of compositional suggestions. Your mountain peaks lean towards the right side of the frame. Actually, if you check I think you will find that all of the interest in this image is on the right side of the frame. So, I suggest trying to compose your image a bit more to the left to keep the viewer in the picture for a longer period of time. Then, there is quite a lot of sky in this composition. I think it could be exceptionally effective if you lost about 1/3 of the sky that is showing. This would help focus the viewer on the center of interest, first the foreground peak, and then the follow-through background peak.

I wish you continued success in your DPChallenge experience.
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09/26/2005 05:59:32 AM
Thanks for all the great comments, I am really excited because this photo helped me meet one of my goals for this year...to finally get a 6 on a photo.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/25/2005 06:24:46 PM
I think this is one of the best pictures that I've seen taken from what I assume to be an airplane window. Nice placement of the peak in the picture. I am interested to find out where this was taken. Would it be the Cascade Mountain range in the USA?
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09/25/2005 05:09:09 PM
Great image..
i think you should have lowered levels and add contrast.. it looks like it all in a fog and the sky arent so blue..
polorizer filter would make it a 10 picture
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09/25/2005 01:55:57 AM
Amazing --8--
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09/23/2005 03:05:03 PM
Good time to be on a plane (I assume that's where this is taken from). I love mountains. This is great.
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09/20/2005 11:43:11 PM
Ooooh, very very nice. I must watch too many movies as my initial reaction was Lord of the Rings when they were lighting signal fires from mountain to mountain. :-)
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09/20/2005 01:02:51 PM
Very cool vantage point and scene! I wish it hadn't been so centered, though... I would have cropped some of the sky out, personally.
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09/19/2005 09:21:13 AM
wow great landscape
nice to see another one in the background
imo more contrast (try with unsharp mask) and and a little desat of blue would give a more dramatic perspective
but ok the challenge is destination and you did well ;)
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