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Challenge: Ice II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Žingvellir, Iceland
Date: Dec 27, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 30 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Jan 1, 2008

Absolutely not taken with this challenge in mind, I am not really aware these days about what is going on at DPC but I noticed the Ice challenge when I was uploading my 2007-12 free study entry so today I browsed the other shot“s I took that same night and found this one that I liked and wanted to enter. Was there with my buddy Indriši, just as with my free study entry.

Don“t think this will ribbon as it“s hardly anything new and exciting (for me at least!) but hope it“ll at least start off this year for me at DPC pretty nicely. Actually have a shot for "Fire III" too, shot some bonfire photos today but that challenge is probably going to be swamped with bonfire photos so I“d much rather enter this one. Had entered both though if the challenges had not been exclusive, a first for me since the open challenges started being exclusive.

Pretty much straight out of the camera, just raw conversion, curves for contrast, sharpened and added frame after resizing.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 161
Avg (all users): 7.3122
Avg (commenters): 8.8571
Avg (participants): 7.1515
Avg (non-participants): 7.3743
Views since voting: 8455
Views during voting: 385
Votes: 237
Comments: 68
Favorites: 10 (view)


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01/14/2008 12:02:43 PM
Hey ! Always on the top ;)
Congrats
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01/13/2008 02:18:39 AM
congrats
sure beats the shot of my freezer i was going to enter .. :)
congrats on the blue ribbon

Message edited by author 2008-01-13 02:19:00.
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01/12/2008 01:34:43 PM
The falls is totally out of focus and the ice is over sharpened.

This would have been a nice composition had you concentrated more on one specific area. The sky is nice but it doesn't fit the rest of the composition. Perhaps a 15 sec shutter would have worked better.

I'm surprised this took first place.
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01/12/2008 10:59:12 AM
You did it again....great shot!
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01/12/2008 06:03:21 AM
the lack of noise at that iso impresses me
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01/11/2008 06:47:05 PM
Beautiful Icy shot/congratulations
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01/11/2008 11:06:22 AM
Lovely shot! Nothing like winning 1st when you hadn't intended on even entering, huh? *smile*

Congratulations!
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01/11/2008 02:02:12 AM
Shapes, shadows, stars, and dreams...I suppose we all could get lost in the fascination of Iceland. Magical!
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01/10/2008 09:18:27 PM
Beautiful shot Larus, and congratulations!
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01/10/2008 02:30:41 PM
Magnificent shot, congrats!
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01/10/2008 01:46:35 AM
uhhh.....wow.
completely amazing.
I love the look of the flowing water.
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01/09/2008 11:43:05 PM
a truly amazing image and a well deserved blue Larus...thanks for sharing the story of the image as well...truly spectacular
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01/09/2008 07:01:59 PM
Dude gorgeous shot, awesomely lit, great job with the composition, congrats on the ribbon, very nicely done
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01/09/2008 06:55:56 PM
Stunning! Great work once again. Oh, happy new year and congrats on the great start of the DPC year!
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01/09/2008 05:34:24 PM
fantastic shot
The exposure is spot on, soft water and hard ice
Works perfectly, colours are also fantastic
well deserved Blue

kev
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01/09/2008 12:59:22 PM
Well done Larus, beautiful night capture, with incredible exposure for both the ice and sky. Congrats on the Ribb.
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01/09/2008 12:19:10 PM
I love the soft whites and the silky waterfall. Congratulations on the blue!
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01/09/2008 12:08:56 PM
Oj takk fyrir að stela staðsetningunni minni!

Djók flott mynd og til hamingju með borðann :)
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01/09/2008 11:12:23 AM
Great Title,...for I do "hear" the rhythm and the most excellent rhymes of light! Obviously, a great photo! :)
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01/09/2008 10:28:41 AM
A beautiful image and an equally beautiful piece of music (your title!) Boy do I wish we had scenes like this in the UK!
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01/09/2008 10:14:57 AM
Mr. Iceland in his Kingdom!!!
Congrats Larus, for this stunning image.
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01/09/2008 09:57:18 AM
Glæsileg mynd Lárus. Til hamingju með borðann :)
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01/09/2008 09:18:32 AM
What a great way to start the new year Larus! That's such a long exposure that the waterfall looks otherworldly. Really wonderful work!
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01/09/2008 08:27:37 AM
Once again.... Congrats with this stunning image.. :)
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01/09/2008 07:04:05 AM
Ice in Iceland? how unusual. Larus, blue ribbon again? how blooming many more times?....!

hehehe congrats Little Boy Blue
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01/09/2008 07:03:02 AM
Great and stunning, as your usual... Ciao :)
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01/09/2008 06:14:18 AM
Congratz ! töff
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01/09/2008 06:00:44 AM
Congrats on the Blue! Awesome image Larus. You continue to deliver the goods - and we are all lucky to see the results
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01/09/2008 05:12:45 AM
yada yada yada yada
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01/09/2008 04:56:12 AM
Originally posted by Odie:

Til hamingju með en einn borðan.
Kemur mér á óvart hvað hún er skörp á 2.8f


Þetta er L linsa maður, við hverju býstu :)
01/09/2008 04:29:45 AM
Til hamingju með en einn borðan.
Kemur mér á óvart hvað hún er skörp á 2.8f
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01/09/2008 02:55:37 AM
Congrats man, good start for the 2008 ribbon chase!
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01/09/2008 02:31:33 AM
well done/congratulations
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01/09/2008 12:52:34 AM
Congratulations on your blue! Well deserved!!
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01/09/2008 12:49:24 AM
This is such a WOW! shot. Totally beautiful. Congrats, Larus.
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01/09/2008 12:29:43 AM
dude, that's amazing

nice job as always bud
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01/09/2008 12:24:51 AM
Congratulations! Beautiful shot :)
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01/09/2008 12:07:53 AM
I challenge you to take the same photo in say.......the Amazon Rain Forest??? Congrats on the blue.
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01/09/2008 12:06:29 AM
TOTALLY AWESOME.....

Message edited by author 2008-01-09 00:07:39.
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01/09/2008 12:03:44 AM
AH! I KNEW IT! Congrats on such a great shot, and a blue! Im so happy this ribboned, as it was my favorite out of the challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/08/2008 08:23:07 PM
Top 5.
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01/08/2008 08:54:48 AM
Front page! Larus the Blue is yours again!
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01/07/2008 07:50:04 PM
Absolutely splendid. I love the lighting and the colour. Keeps my eyes traveling everywhere.
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01/07/2008 01:03:29 PM
Wow, is this for real? Amazing!
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01/07/2008 04:50:04 AM
Lovely - the stars in the sky are a bonus.
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01/06/2008 09:26:26 PM
wow, that is mind blowing beautiful, i mean the white of the snow, the clean mist of the water, the crisp sky, if this dosent ribbon, im so gonna sue someone.
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01/06/2008 07:56:11 PM
Really beautiful and well lit for the night.
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01/06/2008 02:57:07 PM
Just beautiful with a perfect title.
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01/06/2008 01:27:46 AM
oh, wow...spectacular...breathtaking! 9
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01/05/2008 11:26:38 PM
Beautiful long exposure.
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01/05/2008 10:31:25 PM
I have to say this is my favorite image of frozen flowing water! Breathe taking.
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01/05/2008 08:15:08 PM
Gorgeous, gotta be a contender.
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01/05/2008 07:53:24 AM
Very nice. Back to bump you up to 8.
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01/05/2008 05:02:20 AM
sheer fantacy. Wonderful. A perfect 10
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01/05/2008 02:20:34 AM
Surreal time to shoot. Wish I was there for it.
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01/04/2008 12:16:34 PM
nice one larus. just lacks a nice borealis ;)
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01/03/2008 11:30:16 PM
That is just gorgeous. The background sky is amazing.
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01/03/2008 10:31:34 PM
Wow! This is BEAUTIFUL! The sky is gorgeous! The shadow on the right is intruiging. I like the contrast of water and ice. Did you post process to get a vignette? Very nice, even more if you did it without post-processing.
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01/03/2008 09:58:04 PM
big blue for you!, very nice shot!
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01/03/2008 09:16:45 PM
Very cool.I love it..the running water makes it look surreal
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01/03/2008 11:46:31 AM
I'm having a hard time with this shot. It's an excellent shot...outstanding really but but the snowy rocks look over-sharpened, especially next to the softness of the moving water. If you sharpened this shot, you may have overdone it by just a tad. If you didn't sharpen it, you might consider softening it just a tad.

Still, a really nice shot!
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01/03/2008 04:49:21 AM
awesome....i love the title too.
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01/03/2008 12:07:41 AM
Great Pic, very nicely done. Should be in ribbon territory.
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01/02/2008 11:37:27 PM
unbelievable. -7-
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01/02/2008 07:37:49 AM
wow, fantastic shot - 9
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01/02/2008 05:47:15 AM
Excellent. Great icy flavor, well executed.
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01/02/2008 01:21:33 AM
gorgeous image!
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01/02/2008 12:51:48 AM
Beautiful
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