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Climbing High
Climbing High
Natasha


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Challenge: Free Study 2007-04 (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: Yorkshire, UK
Date: Apr 4, 2007
Aperture: f8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1930.5
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2007

Shot in colour, nice sunset already. Then changed to greyscale, a sunlight was added, then copied onto second layer(I wish this was smaller than the first) This is my first submission for a long time and I have enjoyed playing with all the tools and effects that I have never used before-I tend not to remember what I have used but sharpened, layers, levels,curves, sunlight burst: I just play with it until i like it!

Statistics
Place: 173 out of 573
Avg (all users): 6.0059
Avg (commenters): 7.1429
Avg (participants): 5.8390
Avg (non-participants): 6.3922
Views since voting: 591
Views during voting: 297
Votes: 169
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0


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05/23/2007 12:42:04 PM
wow this looks absolutely fantastic!!!!!!!!!!
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05/10/2007 04:25:03 PM
Wow! Ditto to the "Nice Work" comment! This is amazing. striking. dramatic. And your first challenge in over 3-1/2 years! I hope you are back for more because I'm noticing other pictures on your profile that look stunning. Can't wait to see more!

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05/10/2007 03:12:18 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Natasha, Nice Work!

I love to see this kind of experimentation and that's why it's fun to be in the Critique Club; surprises like this come along once in a while.

Your black to white balance is beautiful, and your subject matter intriguing. It could be desert plateaus in Arizona, or on Mars as one of your commentators suggests with his SciFi comment. Or it could be a couple of fully armed aliens...or...

About the only compositional thing that bothers me about this fine image is the number of light rays you've added. Two suns could be believable, but that extra set of rays, to me, well, maybe a bit much.

And yes, I see the vertical black line another commentator noticed. I bet you didn't see it until it was too late.

I'm glad you entered, and please don't wait a long time before you enter again!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2007 10:31:09 PM
sci-fi propaganda footage. 9
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05/07/2007 09:46:29 PM
wow. what the heck am i looking at? (i'll come check back after ;-)
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05/05/2007 11:06:00 PM
Excellent. Just excellent. It draws you in with its simplicity - but I'm guessing this wasn't all that easy to create.
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05/03/2007 08:09:09 PM
WOW! that grabbed my attention! hmm, still trying to figure out if I like it, will revisit
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05/02/2007 12:11:11 PM
I like this effect
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05/02/2007 05:30:34 AM
What is that line in the middle? Bad layer blending in photoshop?
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05/01/2007 07:03:56 PM
this looks very cool, i love the multi-layered look in this picture. very nice job.
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