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Desert Tendrils
Desert Tendrils
crabappl3


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX Aspherical DG HSM for Nikon
Location: Big Bend National Park
Date: Nov 11, 2005
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Nov 13, 2005

Taken in Big Bend National Park at sunset.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 519
Avg (all users): 6.9779
Avg (commenters): 8.3125
Avg (participants): 6.8762
Avg (non-participants): 7.2754
Views since voting: 3684
Views during voting: 471
Votes: 271
Comments: 41
Favorites: 7 (view)


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12/08/2005 01:30:06 PM
Was hoping to see this one ribbon. Excellent work!
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12/08/2005 11:59:28 AM
Great photo...!! Congratulations on your top ten..!!
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12/08/2005 11:58:55 AM
Beautiful image. Congratulations on top 10! Sorry you didn't make your 7.0+ mark on your final member entry.
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12/08/2005 11:43:19 AM
Congrats on your top 10
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12/08/2005 11:23:05 AM
A masterful study from a very fine artist in this site. Congratulations on your top ten finish.

Message edited by author 2005-12-08 11:32:36.
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12/08/2005 10:23:01 AM
The complimentary colors and the lighting on the mountains made for an outstanding shot. Congratulations on a top 10.
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12/08/2005 10:18:17 AM
I agree with Jutilda, this should have been a blue ribbon. It's a truely exceptional image. Congratulations on the top ten finish!
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12/08/2005 09:03:14 AM
Excellent photo. Should have gotten 1st or 2nd. Top 10 amidst all of these though, is pretty darn good!! Congratulations.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2005 08:44:49 PM
Really nice
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12/07/2005 08:23:38 PM
this is a lovely composition but seems overprocessed...it could be my imagination after looking at a LOT of overprocessed/grungy shots.
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12/07/2005 05:26:46 PM
Your wonderful image is my pick for the best of the challenge. Beautifully saturated colors and classic composition. I really like your choice of the square format, which is a seldom used but highly effective communication tool for the presentation of landscapes. I'm pleased at your choice of a simple elegant border that allows us to get the most from your image, instead of adding a large gaudy border. My only negative would be the dust spot? near the top of the frame over the plant, but believe me I got over it quickly. Great work.
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12/07/2005 03:20:32 PM
Beautiful photograph.
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12/07/2005 07:11:25 AM
Like the lightning, composition and subjject. Post processing also seem pretty good.
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12/07/2005 06:07:34 AM
This is a beautiful, artistic image. This is almost certainly not what you were intending, but I can't help seeing it as a Pink Floyd album cover. It has the same stark, simple yet deeply layered quality as the best of their music. 9.
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12/05/2005 11:32:28 PM
love the composition and colour, light looks unusual
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12/05/2005 10:19:21 PM
masterful work..processing is perfect..
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12/05/2005 12:49:16 PM
Very different landscape, nice timing and composition.
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12/05/2005 11:27:38 AM
this is one of those shots that I would love to have on my wall.
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12/04/2005 10:12:52 PM
This almost looks like a painting. Very nice.
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12/04/2005 07:37:24 PM
Wonderful picture. Love the desert shots, very crisp and clear. Nicely done.
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12/04/2005 06:05:25 PM
Beautifully eerie. If feels like I'm in the picture.
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12/04/2005 01:39:24 PM
That is just amazing!!!! I love it on all levels. COmposition, color, texture, focus. WOW Only given out 3 10's and this is one of them!!!!

After reviewing all of the entries, this is still just so well done. I can look at it over and over and never tire of it. I hope it ribbons - it surely deserves to.
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12/04/2005 07:42:19 AM
well komposed picture
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12/04/2005 12:18:13 AM
quite surreal.. looks rendered by a computer almost
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12/03/2005 08:19:45 PM
Simple, beautiful. Great composition.
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12/03/2005 08:12:45 PM
Marvelous. Like the levels of color of the background, the detail on the tendrils and the composition. My only nit is the celestial body at the top. Not sure what is is supposed to be and it just pulls me away from the rest of the picture which I really enjoy. So...I scroll down a bit... and mystically it is gone and I am very happy with everything else I see.
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12/02/2005 08:26:54 PM
Woah, you maximized the size of this photo to your benefit. This is amazing. So much to look at, so many rich tones. Fabulous.
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12/02/2005 06:53:36 PM
gorgeous
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12/02/2005 11:44:46 AM
Like the star effect from the moon with your exposure timing. Rich colors. Good luck with this study.
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12/01/2005 10:44:32 PM
Absolutely amazing! I'm at a loss for words, I'll just bow down before you. 10+++
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12/01/2005 08:58:47 PM
Very nice image! I love the rich colors. Great juxtaposition of bushes and sun. Only peeve I have is with the slight pink line between the hill and skyline - shows PS tampering. :-) <7>
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12/01/2005 05:06:42 PM
Awesome ! (10)
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12/01/2005 03:37:22 PM
This looks like a painting. Excellent work.
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12/01/2005 02:43:10 PM
Very striking image. The gold with the blue works very well. Composition good. Very surreal looking. 9-good luck in the challenge!
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12/01/2005 02:04:49 PM
I like your composition on this shot, simple but effective. Pity there is no detail in the moon, that would have capped it off a treat. Good luck!
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12/01/2005 10:46:44 AM
Love the beautiful hues in this desert scene. The blues of the sky combined with the warm golds of the desert hills is captivating and beautiful to look upon. As added visual interest there is the cactus plantlife slightly off center in the foreground which adds to the composition. This is a place for quiet solitude.
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12/01/2005 10:33:50 AM
I really like this.. especially the way the clouds have blurred nicely in the long exposure. The colours are vibrant. On the whole, the picture feels a bit soft. I'd really like the hills to be crisp against the skyline..
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12/01/2005 06:20:35 AM
8 - Very nice. Criticism; difficult, but perhaps that 'grass' in the fore in better focus/detail, or even just the color 'contrasted' more if possible, may have made this even better in my opinion, although I realize perhaps you'd lose the overall focus that you have obtained, which is very good. This also seems like it may need a slight nudge rotation up on the right, but difficult to tell and makes zero difference to my score anyway. Nice coloring and simple scene. The star effect works, but if it were perhaps a little more subtle, may have worked better in my opinion, not sure.
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12/01/2005 02:57:40 AM
great shot
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12/01/2005 01:51:59 AM
Great coloring, and depth
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12/01/2005 12:15:15 AM
Wow!
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