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Challenge: Free Study XIII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Maroon Bells
Date: Sep 25, 2006
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 27, 2006

The Maroon Bells, yet again. I am very hesitant about entering this since my August Free Study was from the same location. However, I had planned on getting my Sept. Free Study while on my annual Fall Colors road trip, but I didn't capture anything I liked more than this.

Post Challenge -

Top 10, can't complain about that. Thanks for everyone that commented. I anticipated worse, as I realized too late that I needed to push contrast up just a bit more.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 615
Avg (all users): 6.9247
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.8356
Avg (non-participants): 7.2500
Views since voting: 2912
Views during voting: 343
Votes: 186
Comments: 29
Favorites: 13 (view)


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11/01/2006 06:59:03 PM
Nice shot. You could enter several of these each year. I for one dont get tired of this view. Contrast bump? sure. That would have probably have changed your "1" vote to at least a "3". ;)
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10/08/2006 05:15:47 PM
Congratulations on your top ten finish with this lovely silver and orange study. The reflections are outstanding.
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10/08/2006 04:03:09 PM
The composition of this is better than your other version, IMO. Congrats on a top 10.
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10/08/2006 11:31:17 AM
What a breath taking picture. Congrats!!
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10/08/2006 08:36:09 AM
Awesome shot! Congrats on a top ten!!
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10/08/2006 03:05:39 AM
Mark, you should have a ribbon for this...but with 612 entries coming top 10 is a fantastic achievement...I reckon there should be a ribbon soon, cause your work is exceptional
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10/08/2006 02:19:40 AM
Congrats on top 10. WOO HOO!
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10/08/2006 02:18:54 AM
this is the number one shot in this challenge imo. just beautiful.
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10/08/2006 01:40:09 AM
Woo Hooo!!! Way to go! Top 10 in a challenge like this is AWESOME! I was hoping to see this in the top 3, but top 10 with a 6.9 score is certainly something to be proud of!

Your photography just blows me away! Keep up the good work!

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10/08/2006 12:19:28 AM
Congrats on your personal best and top 10! The Maroon Bells are certainly treating you right. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2006 08:53:44 PM
Back to bump to an 8. Love that light & reflection!
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10/06/2006 07:08:27 AM
beautiful shot. WoW! 9
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10/05/2006 11:11:54 PM
very nice.. like the touch of orange 8
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10/05/2006 07:43:31 PM
I've seen this location photographed several times before. This is the best.
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10/05/2006 03:48:50 PM
I think you have captured this in such a perfect way, Excellent shot..10
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10/05/2006 02:32:34 PM
Great shot. Wish there were just a bit more color somewhere on the left half of the pic, but a great landscape nonetheless.
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10/03/2006 07:48:04 PM
absolute beautiful mirror image!
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10/03/2006 05:49:20 PM
THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! 10
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10/03/2006 04:11:45 PM
The colours of the landscape are great here in what must be one of the finer reflection shots in the challenge. And there's been a few.
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10/03/2006 04:30:56 AM
Very good photo,the captuer of the sun on the mountain tops lifts this ...9
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10/02/2006 10:34:57 PM
Great sense of scale, and amazingly still water.
The touch of red really makes this.
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10/02/2006 12:11:34 PM
it's the return of Brent Ward! Nicely shot. The contrast seems just a bit low, but it's possible that more contrast would have quickly blackened the evergreens to a muddy mess. 8
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10/02/2006 07:22:41 AM
wow! love that glowing light reflected in the water as well...awesome, I am sure this will do well for you
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10/01/2006 08:12:33 PM
Not sure if the orange tops were in the original or if you added the effect to simulate a sunset glistening off the peaks. Either way I think it stands out way too much since the rest of the picture conveys a calm serenity...
10/01/2006 07:41:17 PM
Beautiful! Crisp reflections and the sun hitting the peak of the moutain is stunning.
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10/01/2006 05:01:35 PM
Excellent photo.10
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10/01/2006 12:35:45 PM
Could be a painting it's so beautiful and so still. Like being right there. Wonderful shot.
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10/01/2006 10:07:56 AM
This photo is absolutley flawless. It looks like a painting without losing the realism of excellent photography. I've seen several photos of the Maroon Bells, and I really think this may be the best one I've seen. For sure the best winter one. Congratulations. I'd love to see this one ribbon! 10
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10/01/2006 08:32:23 AM
Wow wow, I like this one. I will have to know where this picture is taken. A top 10 for sure.
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