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Over the hills where the spirits fly-Misty Mountain Hop
Over the hills where the spirits fly-Misty Mountain Hop
jdannels


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Led Zeppelin (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Nikon
Location: North Fork American River, California
Date: Feb 25, 2008
Galleries: Nature, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 25, 2008

I never really thought a lot of decisive moments in landscape photography. But this was my first shot of this scene at this vantage point, and all the rest the low fog enveloped the single tree in the lower right and the shots were not quite the same.

Taken from the perspective of a spirit flying.

EDIT: tonemapped to get definition in the clouds. Dodge and burn the clouds. masked out tone mapping on the hills. gradient map with a selective color adjustment underneath to process to black and white. selective levels and curves to selected areas. Resized to 720 and ran Luko USM. Crop/Save for Web.

LED ZEPPELIN RULES!!!!!!

Post challenge: Thanks for the votes and comments. I never get up before sunrise to shoot, I may have to do it more often. :)

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 139
Avg (all users): 6.9017
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.7903
Avg (non-participants): 6.9640
Views since voting: 5206
Views during voting: 313
Votes: 173
Comments: 28
Favorites: 2 (view)


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03/25/2008 04:53:38 PM
This is WONDERFUL! I so think of you as the master of B&W - I am always inspired by your conversions.
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03/24/2008 06:16:32 AM
I can very much see the need to have that single tree included. It adds significantly to the balance and mood of the shot. Excellent processing to capture the softness and stillness of the morning fog. And yes, if this is what happens, you should definitely get up early once in awhile.
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03/19/2008 11:16:22 PM
I missed this during the challenge (didn't enter or vote), but this is one of those WOW shots. Great job on the B&W conversion and capturing so much detail. This is one I'd love to see HUGE on a wall somewhere.
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03/16/2008 10:42:41 PM
Congrats on the great finish and i gave this a 9, well done all around!
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03/16/2008 07:17:54 AM
Hey Joe... congrats on the high finish! Great image - quite the Vista you found there. I'm a HUGE fan of fog shots, and I've been dying to start catching shots like this. Well done!
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03/15/2008 12:07:22 AM
You are right, that tree adds a little something. Great shot.
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03/14/2008 04:33:05 AM
Yes, I really liked this in the challenge - there is great detail and a sense of mystery with all of the fog. Great shot.
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03/13/2008 06:44:10 PM
Great shot, Joe! Looking down on clouds is one of the most magical experiences when hiking in the mountains. Congrats on top 10!
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03/10/2008 01:11:01 PM
Congrats on top 10 Joe! I'm enjoying your new scenery.
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03/10/2008 09:48:33 AM
I really like the contrast of the whites and blacks. Great shot
Grats on top 10
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03/10/2008 09:47:05 AM
Oh I should have known this awesome photo that I have a 10 to was yours! Oh how I LOVE IT!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS on 7th place. This is BREATHTAKING!

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03/10/2008 07:38:29 AM
great finish, joe ... excellent shot
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03/10/2008 03:06:16 AM
This was awesome Joe...well done on a top 10 finish
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03/10/2008 02:10:02 AM
Yo Joe! Way ta go! :)
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03/10/2008 12:46:13 AM
Beautiful scene. Congrats on your top 10.
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03/10/2008 12:28:47 AM
Nice top 10 finish, dude! Sensational! : )
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/09/2008 10:48:09 PM
Reminds me of a very early morning drive through the mountains and "hollers" of West Virginia.
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03/09/2008 08:01:05 PM
Really like the mist also believe you have used it perfectly in the image to relay the mood of Led Zeppelin music to the viewer.
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03/09/2008 10:21:54 AM
Beautiful shot, great clouds.
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03/08/2008 03:53:08 PM
7 - Quite a fitting image for this song.
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03/07/2008 08:39:22 PM
Nice misty mountains
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03/07/2008 08:40:36 AM
THIS is what I wanted to do, but our mountain weather forecast wasn't cooperating. :/ So...I'm jealous, but not holding it against you. :-) One of my top picks for the challenge. The diagonals, and the lower right piece really make this work. Well composed and nicely captured! Good luck.
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03/07/2008 05:55:16 AM
thats some seriously impressive mist : -) the b&w conversion works really well and a nice compseititon. great shot.
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03/07/2008 03:25:06 AM
Nice mist. I think B/W works well. I find it a little uninteresting.
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03/05/2008 10:28:02 AM
Killer shot. Needs more "Hop" though. Kidding...kidding...
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03/04/2008 06:00:47 PM
Auuuuugh. . .this is so BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE this type of photo. What beautiful photography and perfect for the challenge! 10
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03/04/2008 06:57:00 AM
Like a Chinese Shan Shui (Mountain Water) painting. Beautiful. Nicely processed. 8.
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03/04/2008 04:34:06 AM
So I'm packing my bags for the Misty Mountains... nice interpretation.
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