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Angles of Repose
Angles of Repose
dsidwell


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Challenge: Best of 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony DSC-F828
Location: Logan, UT USA
Date: Nov 7, 2006
Aperture: f 8.0
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Water, History
Date Uploaded: Jan 7, 2007

SORRY! I know that many folks know this shot, but I did a poll with my extended family and this was by far the most selected shot as my "best of the year," so I submitted it anyway. I actually like this shot much better than my previous DQed blue ribbon, but I felt that the other would get a higher score by the strange conglomerative voting here. I still suspect that that's the case.

I also remembered that a large number of shots from previous year end challenges were also recognizeable by me--so here it is. I suppose I shall suffer the consequences, perhaps, but I suspect that many photographers face this same challenge.

This was hand-held, and after driving for 90 minutes to this amazing place at the north of the Great Salt Lake, I found that my batteries were dead. I had to keep starting up the camera over and over as it turned itself off after each shot (I didn't even have time to turn it off; it did it itself). I knew I could eek about 8-10 shots out of the batteries, which I did.

I'm sure I'll enjoy many of your shots during this challenge. It is always a favorite of mine to vote on and see such amazing work.

Statistics
Place: 25 out of 712
Avg (all users): 6.9465
Avg (commenters): 8.2703
Avg (participants): 6.9321
Avg (non-participants): 6.9889
Views since voting: 1828
Views during voting: 615
Votes: 355
Comments: 49
Favorites: 7 (view)


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01/27/2007 12:05:10 AM
I love the part about the batteries - I've been there a few times too...

I really don't have to tell you that this is a superb photograph - the voters already did that by it ending up in 25th place, in a HUGE challenge - that is a statement all on it's own. If a stunning example of a photograph being all about composition AND lighting, well this is, without a doubt, one that should be a benchmark.

Congrats on a great finish David. You choice was perfect.
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01/26/2007 11:46:01 PM
Great finish!!! I love this photo !
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01/26/2007 11:13:52 AM
congrat on your high finish, this is beautiful photo, great composition and colors, the clarity, the stillness and reflection is amazing
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01/26/2007 07:33:44 AM
This is so incredibly beautiful. It was one of my highest scoring photos! Congratulations on your great placement in this amazing challenge!
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01/26/2007 04:45:15 AM
This is truly a wonderful shot and the fact that your batteries were more or less dead makes it even more special. Well done.
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01/26/2007 02:10:48 AM
The DQ´d one is brilliant and so is this one, congratulations with a top 25!
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01/26/2007 12:52:59 AM
Well done, one of the few places where the old posts haven't almost rotted away. The colors and saturation are perfect!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2007 10:01:25 PM
Heh...I remember this series of shots. I forget the photographer but I remember the shots. In any event, I still like these. 10
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01/25/2007 09:06:08 PM
I preferred this one much more than your entry, I love the reflections and immaculate light, good luck.
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01/25/2007 07:30:37 PM
Great reflections and angles
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01/25/2007 04:51:57 AM
Very nice rhythm in this image. The yellow highlights contrast the blue sky and water nicely too.
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01/25/2007 03:16:01 AM
Perfection in everyway.....and I love the reflection.....BUMPING to a "10" from em.....
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01/24/2007 11:42:43 PM
beautiful. your vision makes the difference between a good photograph and a great one.
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01/24/2007 09:58:02 PM
I love this shot David! Leading lines, amzing colors, gorgeous mist in the backgraound and a nice warm day. Hmmm...gotta beer?
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01/24/2007 07:25:45 PM
excellent photograph - great use of thirds, color, contrast and interest.
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01/24/2007 01:55:47 PM
I love this shot! The colours are striking, the focus is spot on, depth of field is perfect and the poles disappearing into the distance give further depth to the image. And then of course, it's duplicated by the wonderful reflection!
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01/23/2007 03:16:49 PM
Great lighting, tones and reflections.
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01/22/2007 02:26:03 PM
The contradicting angles of the posts and their reflections in the water is fantastic.
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01/21/2007 06:13:26 PM
Another cracking shot from this series David. You certainly made the most of the magic hour here, and I expect this will do very nicely with the voters. Very striking and satisfying to behold.

I have only one small nit-pick I'd love to nudge the camera down a touch just to catch more of the reflections and that horizon is just slightly skewed clockwise. Who cares ultimately though!
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01/20/2007 08:53:36 PM
Beautiful, i like the mirror
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01/20/2007 12:40:55 PM
That's beautiful, I'd love a print!
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01/20/2007 05:05:49 AM
a WOW picture
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01/19/2007 05:51:04 PM
Lovely, lovely lighting.
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01/19/2007 05:23:44 PM
Good reflections, nice light, great contrast. 8
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01/19/2007 01:18:30 PM
Simple and very zen-like. Great job!
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01/19/2007 11:42:36 AM
Nice reflection shots.
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01/18/2007 02:50:17 PM
great perspective. wonderful title. amazing colors. fantastic clarity. FRIKKIN AWESOME!
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01/17/2007 03:11:03 PM
Lighting and tones hardly get better than this!
Beautiful, absolutely beautiful, and new favorite.
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01/17/2007 10:04:30 AM
Great capture, I love the peaceful mood.
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01/16/2007 11:10:42 PM
Good luck with this one David. At least I think it was Davids...
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01/16/2007 08:28:07 AM
Just a tiny step short of masterful. or maybe not...
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01/16/2007 01:19:47 AM
It's interesting: "Angle of repose" is a term used by geologists to denote the angle at which the rubble ("scree") lies at the base of a mountain or other geological formation. Differing sizes and/or textures of scree will have different angles of repose, the angle at which they stop rolling downhill and hold their position.

So, to me, the title doesn't seem "right", albeit it sounds very good. Are you familiar with the great Wallace Stegner novel of the same title? Anyway, I doubt more than a couple people would even notice this, and it doesn't affect my vote, this is just a chatty sidebar tot he image. It's a hell of a nice shot :-)
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01/15/2007 11:16:44 PM
Another great angle on those piers. Beautiful photograph, 8! Dsidwell, right?
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01/15/2007 06:22:40 PM
Great composition and execution. Well Done. Good Luck.
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01/15/2007 04:57:19 PM
I absolutely LOVE this photo! Perfection - a 10!
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01/15/2007 04:11:16 PM
Beautiful colors and such a nice angle..
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01/15/2007 08:06:22 AM
simply beautiful. great lines, amazingly clear reflections. love it! 9
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01/14/2007 10:22:12 PM
great perspective 8
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01/14/2007 10:11:44 PM
Beautiful blues and golds...nice relection. Very soothing and calming image.
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01/14/2007 02:48:49 PM
very nice. :) 8
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01/14/2007 01:01:11 PM
familiar but beautiful
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01/14/2007 06:21:14 AM
awesome colour and composition...amazing light
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01/13/2007 07:15:18 PM
Nice shot.
Nice print material.
Strong composition, colours, and impact.
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01/13/2007 12:36:41 PM
This is beautiful! Perfectly composed. Perfect lighting. And the smoothness of it is breathtaking. One of my favorites in this amazing challenge!
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01/13/2007 12:03:35 PM
Nice light on the poles, a bit dark elsewhere
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01/12/2007 09:49:51 PM
This really pops! Great use of late light.
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01/12/2007 03:21:29 PM
great work. Wonderful light, 8
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01/12/2007 05:47:55 AM
I read this as 'angles of response' - I'm hung-over, so excuse my comprehension. But I like that implication more than your chosen title, actually: a suggestion of two worlds colliding, and of course a suggestion of the encroachment of the seas ...
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01/12/2007 04:22:43 AM
nice, great light but boring ...
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