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The Road To Enlightenment
The Road To Enlightenment

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Challenge: Destinations (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Near Manassa, Colorado
Date: Sep 12, 2005
Aperture: F8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Emotive, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Sep 18, 2005

Editing: Crop, levels, very slight amount of Virtual Photograhper Ambiance filter, noise removal, more constrast, dodge & burn background hills a bit, resize, unsharp mask, save for web.

I don't know if anyone ever reaches Total Enlighenment - at least in this lifetime. Hopefully, I'll be farther along the road each year I'm here on this earth. It seems like you gain more on the road to enlightenment the older you get; sometimes, you can stride miles in a day. When you're young it seems like it can take years to travel a single step.

This was taken on the road between Manassa and San Luis, Colorado - looking towards Manassa. It is such a deserted road - hardly a soul travels on it. It makes one wax philosophical just to drive on it. Took the picture while the setting sun was reflecting on the road.

Place: 24 out of 191
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Votes: 195
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09/26/2005 12:36:08 PM
caught-ya. Been down that road so many times. Great shot Sammie.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/25/2005 07:50:22 PM
Love the way the road shimmers and shines. Perfect time of day for this one. 8

bump 10
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09/23/2005 11:11:44 PM
I love the colors. The glowing white on the road allows me to travel.
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09/21/2005 09:10:35 AM
I like the bright light on the roadway itself against the muted tones in the rest of the photo.
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09/20/2005 06:22:36 AM
Hmmmm..... nice lit path.
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09/19/2005 09:47:55 AM
Is that the Rio Grande ahead? Nice shot.
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