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Swirled in Stone
Swirled in Stone
rjkstesch


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Triptych II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4.0G IF-ED
Location: Antelope Canyon
Date: Apr 28, 2007
Aperture: f8
ISO: 100
Shutter: Bulb
Galleries: Landscape, Diptych / Triptych
Date Uploaded: Apr 29, 2007

Images 8167 & 8168, from the Red Rock GTG.

Simple editing- slight adjustment to Saturation, Contrast and Shadow/Highlight.

I had to use my jpg files and limit the editing because I'm still away from home and the laptop is unpredictable about colors and refuses to accept the RAW from my D200.

The canyon was fabulous.

Wow!!! Thanks everyone. I was wonderfully suprised to see this image score so high. It's a new PB and just a fraction from my year's goal for high score.

Cutter is right about the white stroke - lighter would have been much better.

I tried various other shots for the 3rd panel and none of them had the right swirls to create the wonderful movement from frame to frame. Some feel the outside panels should be reversed, thus framing the inner panel, so I'll try it. Still, I was looking for the continuation of the swirl and moving through the image. For me, this works.

Thanks again.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 244
Avg (all users): 7.1441
Avg (commenters): 8.4375
Avg (participants): 6.9495
Avg (non-participants): 7.2923
Views since voting: 4358
Views during voting: 488
Votes: 229
Comments: 48
Favorites: 15 (view)


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07/27/2007 05:06:36 PM
Very dynamic and decorative. Thoughtout and consistent. I love the detail. A great piece of art work.
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05/15/2007 05:35:05 PM
Way to go Becky! Fantastic! I wish I was there!
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05/09/2007 09:51:35 PM
Stunning...the curves really draw the eyes into the picture and keeps them moving. Congrats!
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05/07/2007 07:29:19 PM
Way to go Becky , Great job
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05/07/2007 07:01:27 PM
Congrats on a PB. Good work!
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05/07/2007 04:41:07 PM
THIS IS SOOOO beautiful Becky!!! I can't believe it didn't ribbon! Almost. It's absolutely stunning. Congrats on your new PB as well!!!
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05/07/2007 09:47:52 AM
Great use of all that time trying to get the shots without people in it. Good job editing on the laptop in the evening after being out all day too.
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05/07/2007 08:26:17 AM
Wonderful job Becky, well deserved 5th place. And a new PB too. :)

Message edited by author 2007-05-07 08:26:45.
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05/07/2007 02:40:44 AM
These are wonderful images Rebecca. Congratulations on your top ten finish!
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05/07/2007 01:29:54 AM
By far and away my favourite............the winner in my eyes...!
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05/07/2007 12:49:28 AM
Love the lines and colour. Really beautiful. Big congrats on top 5.
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05/07/2007 12:39:18 AM
Outstanding curves and colour. Congrats on 5th place!!
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05/07/2007 12:24:55 AM
I gladly didn't not enter any of the slot, because I figured you would be keen on entering. I wonder, perhaps, if you used a lighter white interim border if it would have finished in ribbon position. Just a thought going forward....
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05/07/2007 12:05:04 AM
Good job Becky. Congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/06/2007 08:51:46 PM
Wow, that is really pretty...the contrast and lines are amazing.
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05/05/2007 10:34:14 PM
Very nice texture. Bump 9
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05/05/2007 08:48:57 PM
Well balanced image with good details and light. Great work.
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05/05/2007 06:56:33 PM
abstract, crisp, great color.
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05/04/2007 08:41:04 PM
i love the frame sizes, the colors, the swirls... a very nice triptych! 9
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05/04/2007 01:56:46 AM
Great work!!! Beautiful natural colours. Works very well as a triptych.

9 and good luck!
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05/04/2007 12:38:24 AM
Great job!!!!
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05/04/2007 12:20:06 AM
Very nice, great exposer and the colors are good. Looks like I missed out at not going to the GTG
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05/03/2007 09:25:25 AM
Beautiful pictures and wonderful exposure. I like the crop, but not sure I like the use of the same image on the right and left, though I do like how you defied convention and had the curves going out of the frame ... my first reaction on seeing this was that the R & L sides should have been flipped to create an arch leading into the scene, but after looking at it some more i think you made the right choice. 8
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05/03/2007 12:10:24 AM
awesome 9
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05/02/2007 08:35:09 AM
Antelope canyon is amazing, and you captured it very well indeed! Great balance.
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05/02/2007 02:57:18 AM
awesome
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05/02/2007 02:40:18 AM
Great set - wonderful colours.
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05/02/2007 02:36:40 AM
Wow, awesome colors. Perfect background to really make this one pop.
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04/30/2007 11:27:55 PM
Outstanding colors!
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04/30/2007 11:00:48 PM
Nice composition!
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04/30/2007 10:23:09 PM
amazing work--
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04/30/2007 09:18:36 PM
What a lovely and smooth flow!
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04/30/2007 06:38:30 PM
This one is truly stunning. 10 + Fav.
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04/30/2007 05:42:39 PM
Beautiful light and colour. I love how the 2nd and 3rd photos seem to flow into one another. The 1st photo doesn't do this and looks a bit out of place. Ah, just realized the 1st picture is a mirror image of the 3rd. Perhaps if you had used a different photo in that place.
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04/30/2007 03:44:24 PM
Lovely colors and triptych placement...Antelope Caverns in Page? *8*
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04/30/2007 03:20:43 PM
I find those red rocks usually so boring and uninteresting. Until now. Beautiful.
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04/30/2007 03:01:10 PM
great!
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04/30/2007 01:37:11 PM
Lovely for the light and colour. Nice treatment as well. 8.
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04/30/2007 01:09:47 PM
Awesome abstract images- ten
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04/30/2007 12:32:54 PM
Awesome colors, great photo's.
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04/30/2007 08:46:04 AM
What an amazing subject. I like how you've mirrored the left and right of the centre photo. Just one thing, the additional white on the border seems a bit harsh and is a new colour introduced to the photographs, which I think mildly detracts.

Otherwise - LOVELY.
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04/30/2007 08:13:05 AM
I would flip ouside images so they point inwards and create a frame for the maine image.
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04/30/2007 05:44:08 AM
simply beautiful! Where were you?
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04/30/2007 05:35:34 AM
Love this...........great colours............9
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04/30/2007 04:56:56 AM
The images are great. I would have liked to see a difference on either side of the middle image, because they look as they are a reflection of each other.
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04/30/2007 01:08:10 AM
A winner for sure! 10
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04/30/2007 12:16:44 AM
this would look awesome on the wall...great idea to use a reverse of the first image on the side...8
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04/30/2007 12:09:32 AM
This canyon always makes me think of Georgia O'Keefe. Amazing how a hard rocky surface can have such movement.
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