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Challenge: Speed II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D2H
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Glacier National Park
Date: Aug 22, 2007
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 400
Shutter: ~15min
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2007

15 Minute exposure taken while in Glacier National Park in Montana... coolest place in the world - you need to go if you live near it and are into that kinda stuff.

Curves + Shadow/highlights work, then tried to keep the noise down while retaining as many stars as possible... regrettably Neat Image drowned out some of the dimmer stars.


Wasn't totally happy with the edit, but am thrilled with how high it placed. Thanks for all the comments. I may like the sepia one better, got to clone out the distracting lights from a car that drove by....' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/35000-39999/39427/120/582512.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/35000-39999/39427/120/582512.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

I would have taken more pictures but man, long exposures killl your batteries. I'm also rather unhappy about the amount of noise my D2h produces on anything other than ISO 200, but oh well.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 204
Avg (all users): 6.7225
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.5676
Avg (non-participants): 6.8074
Views since voting: 7401
Views during voting: 381
Votes: 209
Comments: 26
Favorites: 9 (view)


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10/08/2007 03:20:21 PM
well this is another brilliant landscape .. i really like your sepia version too .. congratulations on a great score .. :)
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09/21/2007 07:48:25 PM
Great shot here..I was just up there in July. Beautiful place for sure!
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09/19/2007 07:03:26 PM
What a capture.
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09/07/2007 12:13:11 AM
Woo Hoo! Congrats on a top 10 & new PB, Adam!!! This is a neat shot for sure - are you prepping for a new DPL season? Haha...
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09/05/2007 12:26:36 AM
Maybe a heavier duty tripod would help with the noise. I'm not sure, but that may be as much as a source for the "jaggies" as the cam.

Glacier's been on my short list of places to go for toooo long!!!

Congrats on the 8th! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/04/2007 09:03:58 PM
very pretty starry sky scene!
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09/03/2007 10:24:16 PM
Nice motion here!
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09/02/2007 05:45:46 PM
nice shot. I like the sky
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09/02/2007 05:05:23 PM
Great break from the blurred people and cars in motion for sure. This image is wonderful eye candy I think. The blurred stars seem like they've been just a little bit over sharpened, but I do quite like this picture.
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09/02/2007 04:21:41 PM
how you can do it? i think it violates the rules, but i give 10
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09/02/2007 01:33:01 AM
wooooowwwwww, fantastic colors. FAV
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09/02/2007 12:13:42 AM
Hey ... did you see my Sacred entry? I'd love to know I inspired someone. :)

This is pretty! The sky's a bit too bright, though - it detracts from the swirling stars. Also, the very bright slash on the right side breaks up the nice silhouette of the horizon.
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09/01/2007 09:09:08 PM
Lovely--looks like slow motion, but in reality it's not so!
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09/01/2007 12:49:58 AM
really amazing
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08/31/2007 08:27:34 PM
wow, great shot, love the detail, 9.
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08/31/2007 07:42:20 PM
Amazing!
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08/30/2007 05:05:28 PM
beautiful!
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08/30/2007 05:42:37 AM
great minds think alike! ;) that is one hell of a view! Good Luck Dood! 10
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08/29/2007 09:24:03 PM
very interesting
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08/29/2007 07:31:40 PM
Wow! I'm always a sucker for these types of shots. 8
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08/29/2007 05:27:07 PM
lovely
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08/29/2007 03:48:26 PM
the lighting is amazing. I love this photo for so many reasons!
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08/29/2007 03:44:19 PM
this is a gorgeous photograph. I love all the different lights.
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08/29/2007 11:00:37 AM
Nicely done, love the way the stars reflect off the water.
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08/29/2007 03:30:11 AM
They are noy really moving! Earth is 8
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08/29/2007 12:32:59 AM
Truly, TRULY MAGIC image!
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