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Greetings from the Floor of Palo Duro Canyon
1st PlaceGreetings from the Floor of Palo Duro Canyon
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Land (not sea) (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Palo Duro Canyon, Texas
Date: Jul 2, 2007
Aperture: 11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jul 2, 2007

Shot on a 6 mile hike through Palo Duro Canyon in the Texas panhandle.

Open in raw
Tone Map
remove sensor dust
Brightnes/Cantrast
Hue/Sat
size
USM
Neat Image
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Post challenge: WOW, what a week! Watching that score all week was nerve racking.

Thanks for all the comments and votes.

The best part of this was I took this while on a hike through Palo Duro Canyon with my best pal, Rodney (my son). It doesn't get any better than that!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 166
Avg (all users): 7.6299
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 7.6000
Avg (non-participants): 7.6465
Views since voting: 13245
Views during voting: 326
Votes: 154
Comments: 63
Favorites: 18 (view)


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07/21/2010 03:40:10 PM
This is a beautiful and colorful shot
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07/27/2009 04:18:10 PM
Nice, thats a big lizard..
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10/10/2007 11:13:11 PM
A beautiful shot
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07/15/2007 09:23:41 PM
Wow, awesome work! Congrats! :-)

Message edited by author 2007-07-15 21:24:00.
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07/14/2007 03:47:42 AM
This is a stunning shot.Fantastic colours and textures.Well done.
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07/14/2007 01:51:07 AM
This looks so much like Wyoming. Beautiful image.
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07/13/2007 10:10:00 AM
Amazing composition and PP work, and a very cooperative model. I didn't get time to go through this challenge last week, but this one definitely deserves the ribbon. Great job!
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07/13/2007 09:16:12 AM
Hi David,
I know you have been too busy with all of your fans loving this beautiful shot, so I decided to wait in the line until you got some free time. I just want to give you congratulations for such a wonderful capture and perfect composition. I'm expecting much more from you, because it's visible the improvements you have been achieving lately.
I love to see friends at the front page ;)
Keep on the excellent work
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07/13/2007 07:36:28 AM
You surely illustrated why Blue and Orange compliment each other on the Color Wheel! Those bits of green throughout just made it all the more interesting. Congratulations on #1.
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07/13/2007 03:24:16 AM
Dang Teamate! Congrats to yet another post-season Trigger Happy ribboner! Awesome job with the Blue!
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07/12/2007 11:48:13 AM
What a fantastic shot! Gotta love that lizard! Congratulations on a stunning Blue!
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07/11/2007 06:37:57 PM
Awesome photo! I love the lines, colors, textures, light, composition, and the little green creature in the center, which tops it off. Congratulations on the blue ribbon.
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07/11/2007 04:23:17 PM
Added to my favorites - FANTASTIC !!!!
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07/11/2007 03:07:38 PM
CONGRATULATIONS! Great score and finally your top scoring shot has a ribbon next to it :)
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07/11/2007 11:05:18 AM
Absolutely amazing colors, LOVE the lizard sitting there. Congrats on a well deserved blue!
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07/11/2007 09:13:07 AM
Awesome David...that lizard just adds so much to thsi blue ribbon winning shot...great to be on the front page with you
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07/11/2007 09:10:08 AM
This is absolutely stunning. The colors, the lines, the perfectly placed lizard, the depth... Congrats on highly deserved blue!
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07/11/2007 08:37:24 AM
Fantastic photograph with some really great elements...congratulations on winning the blue ribbon!
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07/11/2007 08:32:32 AM
Congrats! Beautiful shot!
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07/11/2007 08:00:34 AM
Nice going David. Congrats!!!
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07/11/2007 07:59:46 AM
congrats, well deserved ribbon.
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07/11/2007 06:59:13 AM
WTG David!!!
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07/11/2007 06:43:29 AM
Congrats, David! Nicely done! This shot is awesome. ;) YAY FOR BLUE!
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07/11/2007 06:17:25 AM
Beautiful photo, congrats on your blue ribbon!
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07/11/2007 05:09:16 AM
I will never understand how someone could rate a picture like this as a 3 or a 4. This is a great shot mate, congratlations on the ribbon, well deserved.
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07/11/2007 05:01:23 AM
ahhh, i lost my eyes in a moment , hard to look at the photo ... but still great image/photo ... great job overall, congratz !
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07/11/2007 02:56:33 AM
Congrats to your winning entry. Nice job. :)
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07/11/2007 02:43:08 AM
Fantastic shot, congrats on the blue!
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07/11/2007 02:26:29 AM
A fantastic image Congrats on your Blue Ribbon
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07/11/2007 02:23:24 AM
Way to go!
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07/11/2007 01:40:36 AM
thats one huge lizard, congrats on the blue, new it would.
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07/11/2007 01:02:36 AM
Would have been a riot if you somehow couldn't ribbon with that score. :P Congrats David.
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07/11/2007 12:39:03 AM
The texture is just amazing, it's a really beautiful shot. Congrats on your Blue.
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07/11/2007 12:36:56 AM
Go David! This is amazing! Congratulations on the blue! I'm one of your 9's! :) I love it!
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07/11/2007 12:18:56 AM
Wow! really awesome high quality image. Big congratulations on your Blue ribbon.
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07/11/2007 12:04:35 AM
Well, there ya go, David. Another blue and a new personal best! Hope your wife doesn't mind being bumped. ;) Congrats!
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07/11/2007 12:02:43 AM
woo hoo! Way to go David! You deserve it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/10/2007 08:27:53 PM
So easy even a caveman could do it.
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07/10/2007 04:54:12 PM
One of my top 7 images. I really like the texture and detail in that wonderful gnarled and weather-worn wood. The backdrop of similarly weather-worn rock works well, with the burnished copper colours of both. Deep blue sky and touches of green offset that orange well. And then there's the perfectly posed little critter that just makes the perfect focal point and breaks up the orange too. Lovely.
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07/10/2007 02:37:24 PM
Cool you got the animal in the pict!
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07/10/2007 08:51:47 AM
Stunning colours and composition.
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07/09/2007 03:17:39 AM
Awesome! The lizard should have come closer to you though, how rude of him ;)
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07/08/2007 11:29:32 AM
Good composition, strong colours and sharp focus. Great shot
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07/07/2007 11:32:37 PM
Oh, that's a good find, beautifully interpreted and very well captured. Excellent color. 10
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07/07/2007 10:05:00 PM
So you have a little friend......nicely done!
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07/07/2007 08:46:54 PM
I love this color...!
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07/07/2007 01:23:13 PM
basic editing.... this image is great, will be a true show when printed. 10
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07/06/2007 11:30:14 PM
Very nice color combinations. Interesting subject matter. Abstract-like.
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07/06/2007 08:59:57 PM
The lizard is really cool and I really like the red rocks behind the lizard. 7
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07/06/2007 12:05:29 PM
breathtaking. congratulations to this picture. everything seems to be right.
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07/05/2007 01:11:27 PM
Great color and contrast.
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07/05/2007 12:27:12 PM
Excellent framing of the lizard and beautiful use of color. I love it.
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07/05/2007 10:49:31 AM
Great colors and probably the tone mapping thing? well done
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07/04/2007 11:33:32 PM
and the winner is even if that cute little Lizzard is trying to steal the show!
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07/04/2007 08:37:22 PM
Great colors. Wish it was less centered.
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07/04/2007 07:02:16 PM
Fantastic shot. DOF is excellent and the composistion too. You must have used some advanced editing techniques to get the sky so blue in Basic Editing. I look forward to see how you did it.
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07/04/2007 06:28:34 PM
Your photo certainly makes me stop and look. It must be very satisfying having this in your portfolio. Well done. 9.
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07/04/2007 01:58:54 PM
Lovely colours and yes, would make a great postcard!
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07/04/2007 09:51:36 AM
wow - interesting FG and great colours too
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07/04/2007 08:25:26 AM
good composition, might have been even better with a step to the left to get the lizard and mountain peak out of the center while including the left end of the log. great color and detail. border works well.
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07/04/2007 06:17:37 AM
awesome...great colours...and the lizard...awesome 9
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07/04/2007 06:02:36 AM
Nice lines and forms!
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07/04/2007 01:16:38 AM
Wow! this ia a great capture. It could maybe benifit from more seperation from the backgroud though. It's not obvious where I'm surpposed to look. Took just a second to see the lizard. Like I said thought great shot. Eight
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