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Nowhere to go but up
Nowhere to go but up

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Challenge: Dead End (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
Location: Blue lagoon
Date: Nov 3, 2005
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 15 sec
Galleries: Sky, Nature
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2005

I know, I know, it would fit the challenge SO much better if it was a stop sign but they are hardly frequent out in the countryside so this will have to do. Actually this is one of the few times I take a shot I took and fit it to a challenge, normally it´s the other way around, I go out and specifically take a shot for the challenge. I think this is in a gray area as to wether it will fit the challenge or not but I like this shot so I will be prepared for the consequenses if it scores low. Oh well, worst case scenario is that this will be the 4th highest score so far with the 28mm lens :) (at the time I write this there have only been 3 shots submitted with this lens)

As for post processing, I darkened the sign a little bit, removed a pole by the roadside, used curves and after resizing I specifically sharpened just the sky a little bit to bring out the stars and then sharpened again the whole picture.

Place: 26 out of 173
Avg (all users): 6.0193
Avg (commenters): 7.5556
Avg (participants): 5.8100
Avg (non-participants): 6.2150
Views since voting: 2515
Views during voting: 425
Votes: 207
Comments: 13
Favorites: 4 (view)

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11/15/2005 06:05:21 PM
nice photo. However I'm slowly getting fed up with the "always-in-the-night-green-flare" kind of pictures from Reykjavik.

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11/14/2005 06:55:08 AM
Great shot Lárus, Aurora Borealis is a magnificent sight! Pity you couldn´t find the correct sign, would have scored a lot higher because this photo is brilliant...glæsilegt!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/13/2005 04:29:26 PM
Stunning 10.
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11/13/2005 07:15:27 AM
Amazing colours! I don't like the road sign anyway, maybe because of the yellows. Maybe a no-drive-in sign or end-of-the-street table would fit better. Alltogether, the light of nature is simply stunning.
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11/12/2005 09:56:54 PM
Wow, what a scene. Outstanding.
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11/12/2005 01:47:27 AM
Northern lights are simply stunning! Great capture!
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11/10/2005 08:14:39 PM
Beautiful color
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11/09/2005 09:03:33 AM
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11/08/2005 12:40:35 PM
Not sure that I like the sign, but the rest of the image is good
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11/07/2005 11:53:49 PM
is there anything real about this photo?
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11/07/2005 08:22:02 PM
This is a little tough to stretch to "dead end", unless that sign means as such in Iceland. (it's yield here in the US) I'm not gonna mark you down because of that though. Compared to the last aurora picture (which may even have been your's), this isn't captured as well. They seem more flat in shape from possibly a longer exposure. 6
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11/07/2005 06:16:46 PM
HOW cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reminds me of the ribbon winner in the last challenge. Fantastic job! 10
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11/07/2005 12:40:50 AM
looks really really cheap
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