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"Rayning"  on the Canyon
2nd Place"Rayning" on the Canyon
darnold


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2008-08 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Canon
Location: Grand Canyon, Navajo Point
Date: Aug 5, 2008
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: varies
Galleries: Landscape, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Aug 29, 2008

Grand Canyon sunset.

HDR sequence - 6 images, tone mapped in Photomatix. Curves adjustment, crop & image size in CS3. Taken August 5, 2008 while 1 hour outside my home time zone (depending on whether the National Park follows AZ time or Navajo Nation time)

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Wow, I am in total shock at the moment... thank you all for your votes and for the kind and helpful comments.... I don't know what else to say right now.

Okay. The day I was at the Canyon on a side trip while traveling on work, I figured this was going to be a bust for sunset. Storm clouds moved in and I figured they would obscure anything great. My goal was to try out hdr on the Canyon, having shot it many times in single shots from film to digital.

With nothing better to do, I stuck it out and finally, this spot opened up and the light was amazing. I was happy... and even happier now. Thank YOU!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 487
Avg (all users): 7.0519
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 7.0678
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 7254
Views during voting: 251
Votes: 154
Comments: 37
Favorites: 25 (view)


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09/13/2008 01:27:21 AM
The light is exquisite!
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09/11/2008 01:36:58 PM
absolutely beautiful :) great capture
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09/11/2008 07:31:32 AM
Wonderful capture. The kind of shot that begs to be viewed LARGE.
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09/10/2008 04:02:59 PM
Have been there, photographed there, and never got anything even close to this. Amazing! Congratulations.
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09/10/2008 07:43:46 AM
Absolutely gorgeous. Expertly executed!
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09/10/2008 03:37:43 AM
Originally posted by Jaker:

Fist ribbon, and on a FREE STUDY no less. That's like climbing Mt everst with no boots. Congratulations on an amazing image!


Actually, I think I did have my tennies on instead of my boots... LOL.. thanks...
09/10/2008 03:16:32 AM
Stunning, simply stunning!!!
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09/09/2008 07:23:10 AM
This may be the best photo of the Grand Canyon I have ever seen.
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09/08/2008 09:50:37 PM
Hi Dave, congrats for your first ribbon and a beautiful picture. :)
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09/08/2008 06:36:15 PM
Beautiful image, congrats on your first ribbon!
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09/08/2008 12:07:23 PM
Well deserved, although I thought this was going to be the blue.
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09/08/2008 11:00:13 AM
Your patience paid off in spades! Marvelous light and you took full advantage of it with your forethought on what you wanted to achieve. Congratulations on a spectacular photograph and pretty red ribbon to go with it!
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09/08/2008 09:45:34 AM
This is beautiful! Congrats!
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09/08/2008 08:54:47 AM
Congrats on the Red!!
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09/08/2008 05:23:22 AM
Wonderful shot, congrats on the second place!
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09/08/2008 04:17:55 AM
Wow! Absolutely stunning!! Huge congrats on your ribbon.
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09/08/2008 02:18:43 AM
Breathtaking light! Congratulations and hope the thrill of winning lasts for a long while!

Message edited by author 2008-09-08 02:19:17.
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09/08/2008 01:46:25 AM
SPECTACULAR! HDR really at its best here, I love the depth of this. Congrats on the 1st of many :)
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09/08/2008 01:08:56 AM
Congrats...such a awesome shot!
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09/08/2008 12:27:54 AM
Fist ribbon, and on a FREE STUDY no less. That's like climbing Mt everst with no boots. Congratulations on an amazing image!
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09/08/2008 12:09:25 AM
OMG OMG OMG!!!!! DAVE!!!! You bloody ripper!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2008 11:30:56 PM
The light is exquisite!
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09/07/2008 09:59:13 PM
Beautiful
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09/06/2008 12:27:08 PM
Nice shot. I like the layered look of the canyons.
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09/06/2008 02:52:45 AM
Nice use of light. I especially like were it hits the ground.
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09/05/2008 08:18:08 PM
Ribbon worthy, here have a 10!
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09/05/2008 06:10:24 PM
wonderful depth - beautiful capture
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09/05/2008 01:13:46 PM
Great shot ... like the color and light.
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09/05/2008 01:06:38 PM
10 - no more to say
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09/04/2008 01:55:39 PM
loads of wow in your shot, wondeful in every aspect 10
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09/04/2008 01:57:28 AM
oh my wow... 10
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09/02/2008 09:09:26 PM
beautiflu light, i love the rays.
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09/02/2008 03:52:50 PM
Dodgy pun, great sky, nice shot
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09/02/2008 12:15:59 PM
One of the most awesome landscape images I have ever seen. I actually said WHOA! when it opened up.
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09/01/2008 11:08:37 PM
nicely captured. I'm a sucker for canyon pictures. I would hang this pic in my house!
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09/01/2008 01:14:44 PM
superb. Love the rays of light
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09/01/2008 04:17:15 AM
Just tested this on "Rina's Online Simulator", and it came out 10/10. Still in beta stage though.
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