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Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano
Rgarcia


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5200Z
Location: San Carlos, Costa Rica
Date: Apr 15, 2006
Aperture: F/3.2
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/425
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jan 5, 2007

Taken at Arenal Volcano using a circular polarizer.
Post Processing: Neat Image, Shadow/Highlight, Levels, USM, Resize.

Statistics
Place: 103 out of 712
Avg (all users): 6.4622
Avg (commenters): 7.7143
Avg (participants): 6.3717
Avg (non-participants): 6.7386
Views since voting: 2636
Views during voting: 537
Votes: 357
Comments: 49
Favorites: 16 (view)


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05/22/2007 12:18:53 PM
Nice image. Congrats on the win.

Message edited by author 2007-05-31 09:05:37.
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05/16/2007 09:57:24 AM
wow...stunning...congratulations on the NatGeo victory...we obviously can't tell a good picture when we see one...103rd makes this way underrated
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05/16/2007 08:32:45 AM
Stunningly beautiful!!
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05/16/2007 01:10:49 AM
Congratulations, this is one of my most favorite images on DPC!
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01/26/2007 05:01:24 PM
Very nice, and impressive with a small sensor camera. Centered composition is a tough one--it works very well here with the natural framing. Congratulations on your 4th best (mine ended up in exactly the same place on my profile page).

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01/26/2007 08:16:00 AM
Thanks to all of you for the comments! I also was hoping for a higher score (6.7) but I'm aware of all the great pictures in this challenge, and that voting was specially rough.

To ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Terje, thanks for your comment!! It is worth more than any ribbon I could get.

To ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' crayon, please do use your polarizer, the difference is sometimes outstanding.

To everyone that asked for Tabacon, it was remodeled and now is bigger and better than ever!! If you come to CR, make sure to visit it.

For everyone wondering what Tabacon is, it is a resort made around the hot water springs coming from the volcano, the hot water springs are widely used because of the health benefits provided by their mineral content and of course, it´s temperature.

Message edited by author 2007-01-26 09:47:24.
01/26/2007 05:17:19 AM
I agree with cutter. This deserves better. Maybe a bit of a crop in...

Nice to see Arenal still has its top.

Have they rebuilt Tabacon resort? I heard it was taken out by an eruption shortly after I was there in '96 ish.
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01/26/2007 12:41:40 AM
why oh why is this so low? I am adding to favs....
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01/26/2007 12:36:54 AM
lovely colours and exposure! now i really gotta use the polarizer more often when i'm shooting outdoors! amazing.

crayon
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2007 09:07:58 PM
wonderful colors and great job framing the photo, I hope this does well. came back again and bumping up to ten! So sharp and the plume is a perfect fit for the frame.
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01/25/2007 08:33:44 PM
Whoa!! This exactly the shot I wanted when I was over there, lovely place and people in costa rica are so friendly! I envy you this shot, and I hope you get a blue ribbon. It's fantastic!

Good luck, and had I had a chance to give you 12 I would, but unfortunately the good people at DPC only allows me to hand you a mere 10!
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01/25/2007 07:44:44 PM
nice frame work! 9
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01/25/2007 06:58:58 PM
I like how you used the foliage in the foreground to frame the subject. The smoke coming from the volcano fits nicely with the existing clouds making it look like it has created a lot of smoke. Very interesting capture! (8)
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01/24/2007 10:49:41 PM
nicely observed.
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01/24/2007 08:24:05 PM
wouldn't that just be amazing to actually see it erupt????wow...but they RUN!!!!! 10
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01/24/2007 01:16:48 PM
Perfect moment to catch the clouds - it looks like smoke coming out of the top. Nice composition.
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01/24/2007 01:15:28 PM
Nice use of natural framing!
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01/23/2007 05:45:48 PM
Unbelievable lighting, but you may have darkened the mountain just a bit too much. Very painterly quality.
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01/21/2007 05:01:25 PM
This looks amazing... I cant wait to see where its from...
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01/20/2007 02:26:41 PM
I love how you have framed the volcano with the trees, and the steam coming out of the top is quite impressive. Very well done!!
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01/20/2007 01:43:49 PM
nice frame
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01/20/2007 12:27:00 PM
So cool framing...This is just like some painting :) 10
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01/19/2007 10:42:41 PM
Im pretty sure this was in my faves 10
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01/19/2007 06:34:51 PM
A bit centered, but I think it works for this shot. nice Post processing.
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01/19/2007 01:21:22 PM
Great use of natural framing! Wonderful job!
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01/19/2007 02:49:56 AM
Beautiful.
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01/19/2007 12:24:01 AM
love the plume of smoke from this and the colors. Framing by tree makes the picture. Hope you enjoyed Tabacon.
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01/18/2007 03:46:14 PM
Would have voted 10 for this one if I still were a member :-)
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01/18/2007 02:08:07 PM
Oh man, seeing images like this makes it even harder for me to wait for my CR trip this summer! Nice framing and processing. The wisp of smoke above the volcano makes this shot.
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01/17/2007 06:07:35 AM
wow, great photo ! ... fantastic natural framing and i love the colors too
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01/16/2007 07:41:41 PM
I really like the framing of this photo and the perspective.
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01/16/2007 04:48:19 AM
real nice view
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01/16/2007 12:40:31 AM
A pleasing landscape here...
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01/15/2007 06:59:05 PM
really nice
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01/15/2007 05:23:03 PM
What a good subject and lovely composition. My only gripe is that overall, this photo seems to have been over-softened.
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01/15/2007 08:18:57 AM
dang, great framing! that is a pretty insane volcano. 9
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01/15/2007 05:59:43 AM
I like the centered composition
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01/14/2007 07:19:53 PM
This is in my top 10 list.
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01/14/2007 06:06:49 PM
Wow, very nice shot
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01/14/2007 11:20:40 AM
Nicely framed. Strong composition.
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01/13/2007 11:23:43 AM
Gorgeous scenery, could use a bit of contrast
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01/13/2007 08:26:48 AM
I've seen this before and I still think it's beautiful. Love the way you've framed your subject with the trees.
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01/13/2007 07:14:21 AM
Great 3D effect, looks almost unreal....
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01/13/2007 01:15:29 AM
When this challenge is over, I have a question for you. You're the only one that can answer my question.

Will you please PM me when the challenge is over?

Thanks in advance.

As far as the photo. The color is a bit washed, but what I like about it is it reminds of a one of those 'B' movie backgrounds. Good comp, nice movement, great texture, a little emotional value
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01/12/2007 08:21:10 PM
I've got a renal volcano, too!
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01/12/2007 02:25:46 PM
how did you get to this spot?!
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01/12/2007 07:38:50 AM
I like the natural framing and the puff of smoke. Great shot.
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01/12/2007 01:25:58 AM
That is an unbelievable cloud formation over the top of the volcano. Perfect timing for the shot. The color, the detail the entire capture is excellent! High marks from me.
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01/12/2007 01:13:37 AM
Love the natural framing and the vibrant greens. 8
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