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Sammie


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Image without Subject (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Great Sand Dunes National Park - near Alamosa, CO
Date: Aug 27, 2006
Aperture: F5.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2500
Galleries: Abstract, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Aug 27, 2006

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Thanks also, for all your kind comments. All of you here at DPC are the greatest!

Editing:Crop; Adjustment layers for levels, curves, saturation & contrast; flatten; exposure adjustment - +.007 & offset -.0025; use healing brush on several white spots in shadow areas; noise reduction with Helicon Filter; resize; smart sharpen; save for web.

My husband and I went driving and hiking at the Sand Dunes today. We went yesterday as well but it rained so much we couldn't even get out of the car! So we went back today to get our money's worth(It's $3.00 a person which is good for a week). Mostly, we drove on the 4 wheel drive trail - my husband has been wanting to do that for awhile and then we hiked out a bit and saw some of the dunes we've never seen before at the end of the 4 wheel drive trail. This is a close up of one section of the dunes.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 241
Avg (all users): 7.0250
Avg (commenters): 8.4615
Avg (participants): 6.9890
Avg (non-participants): 7.0725
Views since voting: 8089
Views during voting: 247
Votes: 160
Comments: 37
Favorites: 4 (view)


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09/06/2006 09:20:00 PM
Congrats, great job!
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09/06/2006 01:29:25 PM
Wow, two shots in the front page? You're becoming a force to be reckoned with. Congrats!
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09/06/2006 01:31:05 AM
Well deserved with this lovely study. Congratulations on your Blue.
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09/04/2006 10:57:37 PM
Congrats on your ribbon. This is a great capture. well deserved!!
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09/04/2006 03:33:01 PM
Congrats on your blue ribbon, beautiful shot!
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09/04/2006 12:51:47 PM
Congratulations, great light and shadows!
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09/04/2006 10:24:28 AM
My My Sammie, You touch "Blue" everytime you go to the dunes. Great shot and finish. Van
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09/04/2006 10:03:42 AM
Congratulations, great shot!!
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09/04/2006 08:31:09 AM
Congrats on the blue! Beautiful image.
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09/04/2006 06:51:39 AM
Congrats on a well deserved blue ribbon! Wonderful shot.
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09/04/2006 06:02:56 AM
Congrats Sammie!! This is a great shot and well deserving of the blue. Keep up the excellent work and you're going to need a dump truck to haul off all the ribbons!! :)
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09/04/2006 03:52:36 AM
very nice abstract, sammie! Congrats!
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09/04/2006 02:37:36 AM
congrats sammie! well deserved
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09/04/2006 12:36:51 AM
Congrats on your blue Sammie. Fantastic image and a well deserved win.
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09/04/2006 12:31:55 AM
F.A.N.T.A.S.T.I.C...... I just "LOVE" this one Sammie and so worth the "BLUE".....

Message edited by author 2006-09-04 00:32:48.
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09/04/2006 12:30:37 AM
Congrats on your Blue. It's hard to do a good pic without a subject.
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09/04/2006 12:22:27 AM
Congrats! When I look at your profile I can't help but notice that "Wet and Wild" shot that stands out like an oasis in the desert of high scoring images. How appropriate!
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09/04/2006 12:17:58 AM
Gorgeous shadow/highlight study, beautifully abstract. Congratulations.
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09/04/2006 12:12:18 AM
Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon, great image.

Message edited by author 2006-09-04 00:13:05.
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09/04/2006 12:10:11 AM
congrats on the blue Sammie...wow, I gave this a 10 and I am glad I did...well deserved ribbon
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09/04/2006 12:10:09 AM
Blue is your color, girl! ;)
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09/04/2006 12:09:08 AM
Very nice Sammie!! and congrats..... I really gotta come shoot those dunes with you sometime!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/03/2006 10:56:44 PM
Beautiful image...I wonder what caused those tracks. Of course, I'm assuming these are sand dunes...
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09/02/2006 07:05:41 PM
Yep...it's a 10
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08/31/2006 08:27:16 PM
Nice dune shot. Good use of the low angled light to create definition and texture with the shadows.
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08/29/2006 06:11:18 PM
wonderful tone with a captivating composition, fantastic capture!
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08/29/2006 03:57:52 PM
9
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08/29/2006 11:31:41 AM
Beautiful contours, shadows, and light.
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08/29/2006 01:08:43 AM
quality study in light/shadow and in textures and a sweet entry for this challenge, one of my favs to win
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08/28/2006 05:42:09 PM
Wonderful!!!!! Great shot and well excecuted! Bravo!!!!!
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08/28/2006 03:19:10 PM
Meets the challenge well. Is it snow?
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08/28/2006 09:52:49 AM
Beautiful play with light and shadows.
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08/28/2006 08:30:04 AM
Gorgeous!!! Love the light and shadows.
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08/28/2006 08:28:58 AM
Excellent shot, and should do very well in this challenge.....
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08/28/2006 02:48:59 AM
Like this alot
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08/28/2006 12:44:40 AM
On the one hand the subject here is clearly sand dunes. On the other hand, this is the lamest challenge I've ever seen and this is a hell of a nice photo so... 8.
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08/28/2006 12:21:49 AM
this is superb for this challenge...perfect in fact! I love the shades and the editing and I think even at this stage without seeing many shots, this should finish high...at least I hope it does...I am not liberal with 10's, but this is faultless 10
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