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Huerfano Butte
Huerfano Butte

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Challenge: National Geographic (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Huerfano County
Date: Jan 18, 2004
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Date Uploaded: Jan 18, 2004

this is the Huerfano Butte between Pueblo and Walsenburg, Co. I was raised in Southern Colorado, and I was always curious about this site. I thought it was volcanic but found out that it was a huge mound of biotite alkali gabbro intruded by a dike of biotite monzonite and a smaller dike of alkali lamprophyre.<----ummmm yeah!! anyways when I saw this, I thought National Geographic!
-Cloned a lil spec of dust
-added the yellow border

Place: 46 out of 124
Avg (all users): 6.0861
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.7907
Avg (non-participants): 6.2927
Views since voting: 973
Votes: 209
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2004 02:49:03 AM
This seems to be a touch under exposed. This alone wouldn't be so bad, but the orange border, being brighter, seems to make it worse. Would love to see this sans border and with more exposed! Is a reshoot possible?
01/23/2004 04:58:25 PM
Stunning Photo!!! The hill off center really sets it off for me. The green fading off into the Blue water and Red sky is breath taking! Absolutly Awsome!!!
01/23/2004 03:16:09 PM
This would be even better if the foreground were lit better. But, as a backpacker, I live for this kind of scenery! Hard not to be bias when I see photographs like this.
01/23/2004 02:53:26 AM
The soft focus of the landscape really brings out the beautiful hues in the sky. The diagonal hues of the red/yellow brings your eyes toward the top of that hill/mountain.
01/20/2004 11:46:42 PM
Certainly fits the challenge. Nice job!
01/20/2004 03:40:23 PM
I like this but.... I'm a bit distracted by so much sky.
01/20/2004 07:42:56 AM
Nicely composed & pleasing to the eye.
01/19/2004 04:42:25 PM
wonderful sky and colors. nice exposure of the butte against the lighter sky.
great textures in the foreground. could envision antelope or something running through the scene at any moment. this is an image that brings you there. nicely done.
01/19/2004 01:30:42 PM
I know why you did the border, but it detracts from the more subtle and muted colors of your scene. Plus, I would have preferred a landscape format for this scene.
01/19/2004 12:12:25 PM
good idea for border!
01/19/2004 11:50:33 AM
Another yellow border..... I can actually envision the NG title on this page. Good job.
01/19/2004 09:06:08 AM
Extra credit for the cover shot! You picture saves room for the NG title ;-)
Nicely composed, interesting sky. An element that would show scale might be a good addition.
01/19/2004 04:19:56 AM
lovely tonal range. Think a yellow border dosn't fit - but being NG I am not letting that affect my vote on this occasion ;) A poloriser would have done wonders to this image.
01/19/2004 03:06:53 AM
I like the colors good border its a cover page.
01/19/2004 02:57:54 AM
nicely composed image, great colours. the yellow border doesn't bother me. 7
01/19/2004 12:52:43 AM
Butte-ful! :)
01/19/2004 12:44:00 AM
Nice image, a touch grainy looking foreground - don't care for the border.
01/19/2004 12:42:59 AM
Excellent view of the "little orphan".

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