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The Long and Winding Road
The Long and Winding Road
Sammie


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Challenge: Beatles Song/Lyrics (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Cumbres Pass in Colorado near Chama, New Mexico
Date: May 29, 2006
Aperture: F9.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Landscape, Travel
Date Uploaded: May 28, 2006

This is the road over Cumbres Pass in Colorado on the way to Chama, New Mexico. The sun was just setting and I got some nice reflection on the road. The other reflection to the left side are the tracks of the Cumbres-Toltec Narrow Gauge Railway which runs between Antonito, CO and Chama, NM. We drove up to Chama that evening to eat out and I got lots of nice road pictures, liked this one the best.

I had another entry for Beatles - it was for Nowhere Man but I kind of like this Road one better. It was a hard choice though. Here it is: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/15000-19999/18552/120/340452.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/15000-19999/18552/120/340452.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
Editing: Crop, select sky - invert selection; exposure adjustment on ground; adjustment layer for levels on ground; invert selection again, adjustment layer for levels on sky; clone out small post along side of road, healing brush on reflection on left side of road near the top, noise removal, reselect lower part of picture-do a very slight amount of diffuse glow filter, resize, smart sharpen, spot heal on a couple of white specks on the grass near the front of the picture, save for web.

Statistics
Place: 28 out of 273
Avg (all users): 6.3107
Avg (commenters): 6.6190
Avg (participants): 6.1122
Avg (non-participants): 6.4176
Views since voting: 1021
Views during voting: 395
Votes: 280
Comments: 21
Favorites: 3 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 07:15:41 PM
Seems to lack detail and be a bit too dark.
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06/06/2006 03:55:35 PM
7. Perfect scene for the lyric. But I would have exposed for the road instead of the sky here. The grass is so dark.
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06/06/2006 03:06:58 AM
Well done composition! 8
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06/05/2006 11:23:07 PM
Very nice composition.
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06/04/2006 04:28:19 AM
nice , tied for 2nd in my voting

fits the lyric nicely
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06/04/2006 02:18:05 AM
Nice but I would like to see some more light on the foreground.
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06/03/2006 01:04:38 AM
Excellent shot of the road. I love how even though it is dark there is still some light.
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06/02/2006 11:22:18 PM
Very subtle, very simple, nice lines. good job...
TC
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06/02/2006 07:26:52 AM
This is the first of this title I've seen. Wonder how many more? You did a wonderful capture of light on the road. Having the roadsides silhouetted really brings out the perspective of the road.
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06/02/2006 03:46:59 AM
Great mood in this one, it has a dramatic feeling. I love the lighting.
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06/02/2006 01:02:44 AM
Using a new formula....
0-2 Meets the Challenge = 2
0-2 Technical Merit = 2
0-4 Interest/Creativity = 3
0-2 The "wow factor" = 1
Final score: 8
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06/02/2006 12:45:43 AM
beautiful
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06/01/2006 05:18:56 PM
Like the S shape and overall composition. Great lyric to suit.
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06/01/2006 01:33:14 PM
Best of the winding road images. Good job.
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06/01/2006 12:37:29 PM
I think this wouldve been better if there were more detail in theleft, it seems a little empty without much there.
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05/31/2006 09:52:09 PM
A very strong winding road. Bump.
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05/31/2006 09:06:04 PM
Well done. I thought we'd see many more of these.
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05/31/2006 06:54:58 PM
A bit dark, I think... But good.
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05/31/2006 02:53:35 PM
Like how reflective the road is!
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05/31/2006 12:48:19 PM
The photo is a bit dark for my taste.
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05/31/2006 12:56:22 AM
I like the feeling in this image.....
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