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Challenge: Free Study 2007-03 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM
Location: Bláfjöll, Iceland
Date: Mar 28, 2007
Aperture: 4
ISO: 500
Shutter: 30 sec
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Mar 30, 2007

Taken on the road to Bláfjöll close to Reykjavik, shot just after midnight. Was actually the first time I went out in March to take "nightscapes". This month I have only been doing portraiture and mostly just for assignments wich I didn´t want to post, shots specifically for dpc challenges or my picture a week project that many of you had seen so there was little to choose from to send in this month. If I had posted my favorite photo this month it would be the 9th week photo of Gulli in the Blue Lagoon but I felt that would be cheating a little bit since many of you have seen it. Will probably be one of the last nightscapes I post in a while since it´s getting brighter every day here in Iceland but look out for them again in October.

Anyway, even though I really like this shot I am not as happy with this as many of my previous nightscapse and do NOT predict this a top 10 placing as my two previous free study entries have placed this year, I am guessing it will score somewhere between 6-6.5 and if that happens I´ll be quite happy :)

Moon actually helped out a lot in this one and I didn´t have to process much at all, just raw conversion, curves and removed a street sign in the lower right corner, sharpened after resizing.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 561
Avg (all users): 6.9762
Avg (commenters): 8.8182
Avg (participants): 6.9262
Avg (non-participants): 7.1087
Views since voting: 3035
Views during voting: 283
Votes: 168
Comments: 22
Favorites: 8 (view)


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04/10/2007 12:03:48 AM
I didn't get to vote on this as I was away, but congrats on another stunning image Larus...Iceland rocks!
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04/09/2007 08:15:06 PM
Originally posted by LanndonKane:

Just curious... How tall are those mountains?
The image is so surreal I can't really tell the true perspective.


Oh not tall at all, would rather classify them as hills rather than mountains, I don´t really have a good feel for height of landscape so take this with a grain of salt but probably only 50-100 meters higher than the ground below.
04/08/2007 12:35:52 PM
Just curious... How tall are those mountains?
The image is so surreal I can't really tell the true perspective.
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04/08/2007 02:33:17 AM
Majestic and dreamy, the stars look so out of place when the overall image is so bright, all the more special.
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04/08/2007 02:00:32 AM
This is an amazing shot. The score along with many others in this challenge seems MUCH MUCH too low however. Wonderful though.
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04/08/2007 12:25:11 AM
Ohmygoodness. What can you say. Another beyond belief photo of yours! Wow!
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04/08/2007 12:24:46 AM
It's only breath taking, no biggie tho ;)
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04/08/2007 12:19:49 AM
strong work once again! i never get tired of the icelandic nightscapes. i'm looking forward to a trip up north in the next year or so...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2007 08:56:04 PM
This has gotta be an Icelander. Larus? Stunning, perfectly exposed whites and beautiful stars.
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04/07/2007 08:48:50 PM
Love the contrast from white to royal blue and to top everything off, stars.
Excellent. 10 from me and sure to fetch a ribbon!
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04/07/2007 07:31:16 PM
Fabulous, aptly titled!
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04/05/2007 07:31:31 PM
This is an amazing image! I love the stars and the blue sky against the white clouds and snow! 10
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04/05/2007 04:20:29 PM
I predict a ribbon.

This must have been a full moon, right???
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04/04/2007 05:23:46 PM
Beautiful! I'd probably clone out a few of the dark specks on the snow.
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04/04/2007 03:19:10 PM
AMAZING! How do you accomplish this? A well-lit foreground, a sunsetting sky, and a dark, star-lit night? This is one of the best photos I have ever seen.
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04/04/2007 03:00:26 AM
one word..... WOW!!!!!!!!!!!
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04/03/2007 11:55:37 AM
Larus? My compliments if it isn't. Bloody Icelanders with their fantastic looking nightscapes :p
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04/03/2007 06:18:58 AM
I thought they were stars, but it's snow isn't it? Good capture
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04/03/2007 03:00:30 AM
I really enjoy this photograph. I vote a 10.
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04/02/2007 09:07:06 PM
Love it, yet again. Those needle-point stars just scream 5D+24/1.4L. What a beautiful cloudscape and landscape the moon has revealed here.
It's good to know that the darkness will son be fading for you, and may give me a chance to compete with nightscapes through the summer months!
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04/02/2007 06:49:32 AM
Right then, joke's on me as I now have to plough through 564 images and bump them all (yes, all of them) up. There'll be a third run through for fine tuning. It's day two now and I'm running late, sorry.

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04/01/2007 05:42:48 PM
Beautiful shot, absolutely beautiful! 10
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