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A mountaintop cliche
A mountaintop cliche

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Challenge: Silhouettes III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Grindaskörđ, Iceland
Date: Aug 25, 2006
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 125
Date Uploaded: Aug 29, 2006

A friend of mine, Atli Már, climbs to the top.

Basic editing, levels, curves and cropping.

Place: 45 out of 352
Avg (all users): 6.2023
Avg (commenters): 7.5455
Avg (participants): 5.9200
Avg (non-participants): 6.3765
Views since voting: 806
Views during voting: 360
Votes: 262
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/01/2007 11:12:22 AM
Spectacular! Reminds me of some shots I've taken.
09/11/2006 07:10:26 AM
Hello from the Critique Club.

First, let me congratulate you scoring a personal best. Technically, your image has been captured and processed extremely well. The silhouette is sharp and solid black and the sky has wonderful coloration. You could have made the sky look more dramatic by increasing the saturation just a bit but to me, that might have looked over processed. However, over processed skies do score well at DPC. Overall, your score reflects more on how the voters related emotionally than on the technical merits of the image. The mountain top does look a bit like piled rocks, which makes the image look a bit staged. I also think the pose of the climber weakens the image a little bit. If he had been standing upright, he would have projected a stronger feeling of being on top of the mountain. Plus, it would have been nice had he been facing towards the negative space. All in all, an image most people at DPC would be proud to have in their portfolio. Nice job!!!

Feel free to PM me if you have any questions regarding this critique.


Message edited by author 2006-09-11 14:34:09.
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09/06/2006 02:09:52 PM
really great awesome shot I love the silhouette here and the colors are great

Message edited by author 2006-09-06 14:10:05.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/04/2006 08:59:42 AM
I really like this image. Yes it is cliche but very stunning. My question for you is: Is this really on a mountain top of just a mound of rocks? Should be in the top 5 IMO.
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09/02/2006 04:37:24 PM
Nice picture, beautiful sunset, nice pose - you can see the outlines of the climber... well done :o)
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08/31/2006 11:59:59 PM
Nice compositions, colors
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08/31/2006 02:17:15 PM
I like this; nice gradient, and the rays of the sun on the edge are wonderful. Perfectly dark silhouette. very good
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08/31/2006 09:20:17 AM
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08/31/2006 02:10:48 AM
Ubber pimp photo. One of my favorites so far. What summit?
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08/30/2006 11:49:32 PM
beautifully done. one small thing i would have changed is to have the silouette of the man more distinguishable
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08/30/2006 08:57:18 PM
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08/30/2006 03:13:59 PM
Well done, great light, comp., and exp. 9.
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08/30/2006 02:43:37 PM
Good bands of light out of the sun.
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08/30/2006 11:26:30 AM
Heh, good idea.
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08/30/2006 01:54:14 AM
Hot damn this ROCKS! (no pun intended) 10 from me.
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