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Challenge: Free Study 2007-01 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Nesjavellir, Iceland
Date: Jan 9, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 30 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jan 30, 2007

Taken around 1 am so technically the 9th of January, tripod and 21mm. I am just getting started with this type of photography and will continue submitting stuff like this as it is my new favorite type of photography, or what I call "nightscape" photos as in Night-Landscape. If you start to get sick of it, just vote it down, won´t make me stop though :)

Taken on the road to Nesjavellir from Ŝingvellir. Am not 100% sure on what that is on the picture but think it has something to do with horses, didn´t bother to walk over to check it out. Lighting coming over the hill is ambient lighting coming from Reykjavik, this is shot at about 1 am.

Only thing lighting this photo is the moon, this is shot a couple of days into the waning of the moon and it was at a very low angle so that´s why the shadows are so soft.

Post processing was pretty minimal except I made two files out of the raw file and mixed them together for some extra detail in the shadows and not to blow the highlights. Other than that, just wb correction, curves and the standard stuff, a little dodge to remove most of the vignetting.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 559
Avg (all users): 6.9461
Avg (commenters): 7.6316
Avg (participants): 6.9231
Avg (non-participants): 7.0270
Views since voting: 2923
Views during voting: 246
Votes: 167
Comments: 28
Favorites: 10 (view)


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02/09/2007 07:38:11 PM
Larus, you are officially my hero, i dont believe there is anyone in the world who shoots better landscape than you, congrats on the top 10, and once again another amazing shot!
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02/09/2007 03:07:55 PM
I am just getting started with this type of photography and will continue submitting stuff like this as it is my new favorite type of photography, or what I call "nightscape" photos as in Night-Landscape. If you start to get sick of it, just vote it down, won´t make me stop though :)

yeah, since i'm here in iceland, i'm taking 80% of my photos after sunset, too and i love it. yesterday i went on a hill at 5am to try to take a 360 degrees panorama of the landscape lit by the moon, all the people here think i'm crazy...lol

amazing shot, i´d really like to join you on one of your next night excursions...;)

Message edited by author 2007-02-09 15:10:56.
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02/08/2007 11:29:40 PM
beautiful! stunning! did you know that when you shoot canon raw you can remove the vignetting right in the camera raw window? i just read you mentioned that you dodged it. just in case you didn't know and want to save some time editing...anyways, great shot!!! winner in my view
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02/08/2007 12:50:37 PM
What an amazing sky! If it weren't for the manmade objects I would almost think this looks like a shot taken from the moon. Beautiful!
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02/08/2007 11:53:23 AM
Nokkuð gott félagi!! Fíla þessi skil sem myndast á himninum milli ljósa og dökka svæðis.
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02/08/2007 03:38:27 AM
Wow! What can I say Larus? You are a gifted photographer in a truly beautiful environment. Congrats on another top 10 and so close to the 7 mark.
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02/08/2007 02:25:18 AM
Spectacular!!!
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02/08/2007 01:45:43 AM
Howdy Larus. Another very fine shot that seems to come from another planet. Someday when I come to Iceland, you'll have to show me around these sites!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/06/2007 07:58:00 PM
This one almost seems like it is taken from the moon - great image. The clarity of the stars is fantastic.
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02/06/2007 04:49:10 PM
Very impressive. It's pretty obvious this is going to score highly.
However there are some things i don't like about this, the main being the flat, level horizon running along the center of the composition. If it was slightly lower, or indeed higher it would not feel awkward.
Great capture though, with perfect exposure for the sun from behind the mountain.
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02/06/2007 01:22:44 PM
Nice image but a bit too far gone with the pp.
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02/05/2007 03:31:55 PM
Here is what I like about this one, great exposure, great shadows, nice lines. I love the star field and the slight glowing light (sun/city?) in the distance. I think I have seen your shots before, and what gets me is the sharpness, I just think it is too sharp for this resolution. Either that or you are really hitting the defraction limits. It just makes it seem like a 1 megapixel image to me. But beyond that it is a great photo and enjoyable work!
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02/04/2007 09:48:43 PM
Like another world
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02/04/2007 05:35:12 AM
Very Nice Thanks for a great Photo 10.
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02/03/2007 10:24:43 PM
Looks like you took a trip to the moon! Pretty neat shot, love the stars.
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02/03/2007 10:15:03 AM
Beautiful shot!
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02/03/2007 07:43:30 AM
Looks like a different planet. Great night shot. (No voting, just commenting)
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02/03/2007 02:52:26 AM
Fantastic sky. I wonder how you got all those stars without to much noise. Well done. If it had a more interesting forground this would be my top picture so far.
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02/02/2007 08:36:38 PM
wow...wow 10
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02/02/2007 08:09:20 PM
cn't wait to see where this was taken...
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02/02/2007 05:40:54 PM
wow great night shot love the many stars, feels like the moon or something.
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02/02/2007 05:18:34 PM
Brrr. So cold. Amazing light.
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02/02/2007 03:49:13 AM
It looks like Island - awesome sky
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02/02/2007 12:53:00 AM
Very nice. The stars really show in this one!
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02/02/2007 12:42:50 AM
you could have told me this was taken on the moon...great job! 9
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02/01/2007 07:20:05 PM
Heh a little more snow and u could have called it the moon!
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02/01/2007 09:10:09 AM
Just a beautiful shot, Makes me feel like I am right there. Love the glare over the mountains, the stars are incredible and the shadow makes it feel almost surreal. Well done. 9.
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02/01/2007 06:16:20 AM
other worldly and a very fine photography
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