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Harsh beauty
Harsh beauty

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Challenge: High Contrast II (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Landscapes
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: 10000 meters above the ground
Date: Sep 27, 2006
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/750
Galleries: Landscape, Panoramic
Date Uploaded: Sep 28, 2006

Shot early in the morning on Sept. 27 (some 3 hours after the challenge was announced without even knowing about it) en route from Milan to London, i.e. somewhere near the Italian-Swiss border, probably in Switzerland. I wish I knew what the name of this mountain was. The sun just came out, and visibility through the airplane window was excellent.

The photo came out very blue (to be expected because of the high UV level), but could be easily corrected in RAW conversion and subsequent level and hue/saturation adjustments. Also applied small noise reducton, sharpening and cropping.

Place: 66 out of 396
Avg (all users): 5.9725
Avg (commenters): 5.7500
Avg (participants): 5.9877
Avg (non-participants): 5.9604
Views since voting: 1001
Views during voting: 239
Votes: 182
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/05/2006 08:41:47 PM
Nice photo -
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10/04/2006 07:51:28 PM
how'd you get this perspective?
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10/04/2006 04:47:37 PM
Cool shot. The harsh shadows make for high contrast. Even still, there's something about this picture that seems a little flat. Maybe because I'm used to mountains. =)
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10/04/2006 12:24:11 AM
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10/04/2006 12:17:46 AM
Beautiful shot! the sun was in a perfect place for this.
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