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HikerDude


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Challenge: Straight from the Camera (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Location: Lake Blanche, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah
Date: Jul 1, 2006
Aperture: f22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jul 2, 2006

Sundial Peak and Lake Blanche at sunrise.

After challenge:
It had rained really hard the night before I took this picture and I thought it would be beautiful up there early in the morning. So, I started hiking at 5:30 am. hoping to arrive at sunrise. The undergrowth was so wet I was soaked when I arrived at the lake. I made it just after sunrise and the lake was like glass. To get the picture I had to set the tripod up on a pretty steep incline and very low so I was looking through the viewfinder laying on the wet ground trying to see through my glasses while holding a split neutral density filter in place. That is why I ended up getting so much of the rock in the picture. Ten minutes later the wind came up and the lake became choppy.

Thanks to all who gave me such high marks. I really appreciate it. I'm so excited to receive a ribbon. It will motivate me to enter more challenges and take more pictures. Thanks again.

Thanks for the comments. They are very helpful as I am still learning!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 389
Avg (all users): 7.3153
Avg (commenters): 8.3478
Avg (participants): 7.2443
Avg (non-participants): 7.4444
Views since voting: 9886
Views during voting: 388
Votes: 203
Comments: 58
Favorites: 7 (view)


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02/15/2008 11:51:02 PM
A beautiful shot, very nice.
04/20/2007 05:49:30 PM
This reminds me of the little icon for the landscape setting on my little olympus.
Fantastic.
07/15/2006 06:03:33 PM
Way to go! Such a beautiful shot.
07/14/2006 07:50:20 AM
Congrats on your redd ribbon. Excellent shot.
07/12/2006 11:17:01 AM
That is one of the most beautiful photos I have seen. I'm adding that place to my list of vacation sites to visit. (Reminds me of Forest Gump movie) :)
07/11/2006 11:42:47 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon. Lovely shot. Thanks for sharing.
07/11/2006 02:34:14 PM
Go Utah ... congratulations Kerry. Extreme effort paid off in this wonderful landscape.
07/11/2006 05:09:07 AM
Wow. Awesome.
07/10/2006 09:18:45 PM
Originally posted by Philos:

Congratulations, to be honnest, I like this one better then the blue ribbon.


Yeah well I like that guy that had the blue ribbon better! LOL
07/10/2006 08:02:05 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon, this is a wonderful shot!!
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07/10/2006 07:53:14 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon, excellent shot!
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07/10/2006 03:38:03 PM
Well Done, congrats on the ribbon!
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07/10/2006 03:23:22 PM
Well worth the trek, great shot.
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07/10/2006 01:41:36 PM
I am so glad this ribboned! I'm glad all that trouble and discomfort you went through was so well worth it! And YES. ..you should definitely enter more challenges! You live in a beautiful part of the world, and I bet you would have lots of ribbons just for the taking :)

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07/10/2006 12:27:00 PM
Sounds like you could have used a right angle viewer for this shot. Then you wouldn't have to lie on the ground. Congrats on the ribbon, well done.
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07/10/2006 11:24:04 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. A lovely capture!
You need to clean the sensor though :)
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07/10/2006 10:10:12 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. Very well done. Now get your sensor cleaned :-)
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07/10/2006 09:22:10 AM
Congratulations on your first Ribbon with this lovely composition at just the right time of day. Very nicely done!
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07/10/2006 07:53:12 AM
great shot and congratulations on your first ribbon...feels great doesn't it?
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07/10/2006 05:54:10 AM
Very pretty and captured at the right time. I think the tribulations you went through for this image were worth it. Congratulations on your well deserved ribbon.
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07/10/2006 05:18:31 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon :)
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07/10/2006 03:16:24 AM
Congratulations, to be honnest, I like this one better then the blue ribbon.
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07/10/2006 02:09:17 AM
Congrats on the red!
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07/10/2006 01:51:51 AM
nice
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07/10/2006 01:35:37 AM
Now this looks like it came out of the camera and a good one at that! Congrats!
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07/10/2006 12:24:40 AM
Congrats on a well-deserved first ribbon :)
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07/10/2006 12:22:42 AM
Congrats on your ribbon for this serene and effective landscape!
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07/10/2006 12:18:48 AM
glad to see you ribbon'd since i gave you all those (+)s..lol..congrats..beautiful image
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07/10/2006 12:18:03 AM
Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/09/2006 11:53:56 PM
Beautiful photograph. The light is perfect as is the reflection. The foreground is a little distracting. This is worthy of a 9
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07/09/2006 10:14:14 PM
Great symmetry, splendid shot :)
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07/09/2006 06:16:19 PM
Nice catch! Great colors!
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07/09/2006 11:03:06 AM
It's a beautiful scene, but I'm not crazy about the foreground. Generally, when you're able to capture a perfect reflection, that should act as an ideal foreground. Additional elements aren't needed, such as the shoreline and rocks you have here. Having said that, you've done a good job with a high contrasty scene.
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07/09/2006 10:13:15 AM
Very nice capture. The sky color is awesome especially considering not post editing. The low angle of the sun makes for nice contrast. I also like that you were able to get the reflection of the entire rock face all the way up to the point. I like this shot.
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07/08/2006 07:53:09 AM
beautiful
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07/08/2006 06:53:40 AM
Stunning, and I hope you do well with this one.....
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07/07/2006 09:29:18 PM
Nicely framed in-camera.
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07/07/2006 03:49:58 PM
Very cool. I find the foreground a little distracting, but hey, just crop it for the print! This works very well for this challenge.
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07/07/2006 12:57:11 AM
The slight off-centreness works well in this image.
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07/06/2006 05:42:45 PM
Wow, Bob Ross ;) This is realy nice, goes into my favs.
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07/06/2006 05:34:19 AM
Beautiful.
I'd like it to be angled up abit more to get more sky and less of the distracting rock at the bottom. But apart from that i can't see anything i'd change.
Well done.
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07/05/2006 05:21:20 PM
My fav of the challenge! I hope you ribbon!
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07/05/2006 11:40:04 AM
Nice view and good capture of the reflection. It doesn't wow me though. I think the vertical framing gives it a crowded feel. A horizontal (landscape) frame would have created more of a feeling of expansiveness that this subject needs.
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07/05/2006 10:44:12 AM
Wonderful photo! The colors really pop and the reflection is great! 10
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07/05/2006 09:25:29 AM
Since the white stone in foreground is so much smaller than the mountain, i wont count off for it and you get a 10!!! That is my only negative comment!
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07/05/2006 08:24:21 AM
fantastic reflections and great colours :)
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07/05/2006 07:13:48 AM
The rock in the right down corner is a little bit distraying, but the picture is beautiful.... really spectacular!
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07/05/2006 07:07:11 AM
you seem to have a gorgous photo here! to bad for the spots on the blue to the right of mtn top, also i would crop up from the bottom a bit if that were allowed, the rock at the bottom steals the eye, very nice job just the same!
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07/04/2006 08:24:34 PM
Wow, very nice capture.
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07/04/2006 09:12:48 AM
Nice shot. I would have raised the center a little more to show more sky, still keeping the entire reflection, or zoomed in a little more. 6.
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07/04/2006 02:00:12 AM
wonderfully beautiful picture. great reflection in the water. Looks great.
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07/03/2006 09:52:31 PM
another exquisite shot - good job
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07/03/2006 06:13:26 PM
speechless...beautiful 10++++
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07/03/2006 05:58:05 PM
Breathtaking shot wish this was in my back yard great color good lighting excelent sharpness
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07/03/2006 10:20:30 AM
Beautiful picture. Good colors and awesome reflection. Would love to see an edited version of this just to enhance it all. I expect to see this front page and I will help you along. Bumping up early.
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07/03/2006 02:11:36 AM
You've got to be kidding me... my first 10, excellent machine ;) and a very nice shot :D
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07/03/2006 02:05:37 AM
a great shot... it looks beautiful.
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07/03/2006 12:48:58 AM
This is just not fair -- that you can get a photo that beautiful -- that marketable -- right out of the camera :) Just kidding -- WAY TO GO! This is a stunner! And what could you possibly do to it to make it better. I think nothing!
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