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Nature's Pyramid
Nature's Pyramid
Neil


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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shapes II (Basic Editing III)
Collection: A+ Prints
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Zermatt, Switzerland
Date: Dec 31, 2005
Aperture: 8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Landscape, Travel
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2006

Thanks everyone!

This was shot from the Klein Matterhorn, which is the highest (and coldest) location that you can pretty easily get to in Zermatt. It overlooks both Switzerland and Italy. The largest pyramid you see is the Matterhorn.

I was hiking around that day, shooting, but taking advantage of the cable cars to take me places.

Converted from RAW using Rawshooter Essentials with slight Rotate for visual straightness
Hue/Sat boost
Sharpen & Reduce
Gaussian Blur and Fade to 6% soften slightly

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 366
Avg (all users): 6.6877
Avg (commenters): 8.2593
Avg (participants): 6.4203
Avg (non-participants): 6.9388
Views since voting: 2751
Views during voting: 400
Votes: 285
Comments: 40
Favorites: 11 (view)


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01/19/2006 08:29:21 PM
That's stunning landscape - very nicely caught. Oh, now where's my snowboard...
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01/15/2006 01:03:26 PM
Just noticed this; brings back memories :-) Have stood at that very spot, decades ago. Congrats on top 10.
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01/12/2006 12:17:53 PM
Congrats on the top 10 Neil!
A wonderful and peaceful scene! :)
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01/11/2006 10:44:47 PM
Nice job on the top 10!!!!!!!
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01/11/2006 10:13:30 PM
Breath Taking. Congrats. on a top 10.
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01/11/2006 07:42:32 PM
Congrats Neil, this is brilliant.
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01/11/2006 06:42:20 PM
WOW...very nice.!!
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01/11/2006 06:39:26 PM
that is amazingly beautiful
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01/11/2006 12:35:25 AM
Neil: this is simply breathtaking. You become more dangerous with each entry. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/10/2006 10:15:36 PM
WOW... Wow... Wow...
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01/10/2006 09:40:32 PM
well done! ( who took the 20 button ) tops the charts.......
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01/10/2006 08:41:52 PM
Beautiful Scenery!
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01/09/2006 05:09:04 PM
nice
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01/08/2006 08:13:56 PM
Phenominal shot. I wish I could have been standing there with you when you took it. I can almost smell the cold. Thanks you for what I hope will be a ribbon entry.
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01/08/2006 07:46:53 PM
Natural shapes are just fantastic arn't they.
i think this picture would look very interesting in black and white.
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01/08/2006 05:02:13 PM
mmmmm I like this... the bluish snow softening the jagged edges of the mountain.... wonderful contrasts
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01/08/2006 03:15:16 PM
Wow, that is just breath taking. Fabulous photo.

The jagged edges of the mountains make extraordinary shapes.
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01/08/2006 01:40:26 AM
ooooo i want you to ribbon!
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01/07/2006 08:48:15 PM
magnificent.... 9
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01/07/2006 04:15:59 PM
Breathtaking viewpoint!
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01/07/2006 12:01:45 PM
This shot has a WOW factor. Truly a suburb photo. Good luck.
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01/07/2006 04:44:29 AM
Natures backyard, great shapes of all sizes..... great image.
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01/07/2006 02:30:41 AM
Good capture, should do well.
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01/06/2006 08:39:04 PM
awesome
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01/06/2006 07:24:26 PM
Are those ski lifts on the left or are they Cell towers? LOL Very nice shot. This would look good enlarged to about 4' x 6'!
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01/06/2006 05:00:06 PM
Excellent photo! Were you in a plane or mountain climbing?
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01/05/2006 09:29:36 PM
Outstanding! Very effective for this challenge.
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01/05/2006 08:23:38 PM
wow! pin sharp and a great vantage point
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01/05/2006 04:48:55 PM
Breathtaking view. It's sharp and captured the rugged feeling well. 9.
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01/05/2006 03:55:02 PM
Beautiful and clear. Snow could be a little brighter.
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01/05/2006 10:31:45 AM
I like this shot, but I do not think the shape of the mountains is the most important aspect.
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01/05/2006 10:08:03 AM
What a lovely vista. I wonder if you played with contrast, if it wouldn't have even more pow. I'm a big fan of really saturated colors and the blues could use a touch of that in my opinion. Makes me want to go put on my coat!!!
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01/05/2006 09:48:15 AM
absolutely beautiful...deserves a ribbon
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01/05/2006 12:15:42 AM
Locations, locations, locations. I don't know if you follow the forum threads, but I see what they were talking about in that thread now.

Amazing shot!!
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01/04/2006 11:40:31 PM
Oh my goodness...... wow.... woah
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01/04/2006 11:12:53 PM
amazing shot!
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01/04/2006 02:54:41 PM
Wonderful pyramids for sure...
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01/04/2006 02:49:42 PM
Just terrific. How did you get to this vantage point? Good luck on a great one.
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01/04/2006 01:03:59 PM
Simply put, a (10)
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01/04/2006 12:22:14 PM
Maybe it's me but I am impressed with the shear fact you could even get this photo! Unless I am completely mistaken and this is a spot off a very cool parkway drive. One of my best.
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