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A day in time
A day in time
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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX Diagonal Fisheye for Canon
Location: Petra valley - Jordan
Date: Dec 19, 2008
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10 - 1/40 - 1/160
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

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Statistics
Place: 18 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.9417
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.8951
Avg (non-participants): 7.1744
Views since voting: 3519
Views during voting: 755
Votes: 515
Comments: 97
Favorites: 19 (view)


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01/26/2011 07:29:31 PM
Sheer brilliance at it's best, I've seen many pic's of Petra but this is the best by far.
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03/19/2009 09:10:21 PM
Tareq, this is so amazing! What an honor to be in the top 20 in this 1,113 strong challenge with such wonderful entries.
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03/18/2009 01:22:52 PM
I apologize for not commenting during voting - time was limited. Excellent handling of the bright sky versus the dark terrain. Super job, great contest placement, Congrats! Cheers....Martin
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03/18/2009 09:07:21 AM
Congratulations, my friend, a truly exceptional image, it was one of my 10's for this challenge
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03/18/2009 02:45:22 AM
excellent - I really like the colors and lighting. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:50:56 PM
The sky is amazing, nice timing.
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03/17/2009 10:04:56 PM
beautiful-9
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03/17/2009 10:04:53 PM
Wonderful level of detail in the rocks.. Great dramatic sky.
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03/17/2009 09:55:25 PM
beautiful sky!
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03/17/2009 03:59:16 PM
Wow!! This is phenomenal
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03/17/2009 03:30:29 PM
I like how the color, lighting and textures flow across the photo. Everything seems woven in with another part of the image and my eye keeps moving from one thing to the next trying to take it all in. It's a beautiful view!
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03/17/2009 01:21:50 PM
Beautiful job on the processing.

Not voting yet.
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03/17/2009 11:55:47 AM
This land looks dangerous, ancient, you captured the personality of it very well.
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03/17/2009 11:43:51 AM
wow, wish I'd taken this. Magnificent. 10
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03/17/2009 10:31:52 AM
Stunning landscape with lovely golden colors. 7
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03/17/2009 09:45:53 AM
Awesome color and light.
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03/17/2009 02:21:15 AM
Nice dramatic sky, and good textures in the foreground.
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03/16/2009 11:10:23 PM
Before the others were up, Tom stepped out of the cabin. Looking towards the east, the barren land was painted by the reflections of the sky and a yellow and crimson sunrise. A playful breeze tugged at his unruly hair, and he heard an owl hoot good-night to the day.
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03/16/2009 08:43:21 PM
Which is more dramatic, the landscape or the sky? I will say sky! Put them both together as you have and you have a wonderful photograph. Congrats! Bump
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03/16/2009 06:59:59 PM
Nice golden landscape.
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03/16/2009 06:13:47 PM
Great sky shot. Love the clouds. - 9
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03/16/2009 03:22:22 PM
Very dramatic, I really like this. Will be interested to see later if this is an hdr image.
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03/16/2009 01:34:32 PM
WOW, what a dramatic scene and you did perfect justice to it. 10+
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03/16/2009 05:28:12 AM
Beautiful capture. nice pp. 9
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03/16/2009 05:23:48 AM
Beautiful colors & clouds!
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03/16/2009 01:32:24 AM
Lovely colors. Great landscape shot. One for the wall for sure!
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03/16/2009 01:29:35 AM
Amazing colors and detail.
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03/15/2009 11:40:56 PM
I'm hoping to leave comments on as many photo's in this challenge as possible... this was one of the few images I scored a 10. One of my criteria for scoring a 10 is "Would I have this photo on my wall?" and for this one, I surely would.

I love skies like this, so powerful and dramatic. I can spend ages studying the cloud formations. Good luck for a strong finish in the challenge.
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03/15/2009 10:20:33 PM
oh wow, just wow.
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03/15/2009 10:01:57 PM
Pretty awesome! I have come back to this a couple of times and bumped up the score.
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03/15/2009 10:01:16 PM
Wonderful landscape. With the color scheme and your title - my first thought is that is what it would have looked like in prehistoric times.
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03/15/2009 07:41:33 PM
I like this but the border doesn't help. Why hide the sky or the foreground with a pointless black bar?
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03/15/2009 05:32:06 PM
like the feel of this like another planet.
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03/15/2009 03:52:51 PM
Post processing works well with this image. The sky looks very dynamic.
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03/15/2009 03:31:37 PM
Beautiful landscape
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03/15/2009 03:26:21 PM
L-o-v-e i-t.
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03/15/2009 12:04:54 PM
very dramatic image, post processing (?) really added to the mood
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03/15/2009 10:29:17 AM
Stunning landscape and sky. Looks like a scence from 10 million years ago. You can imagine a great big dinosaur standing in the middle. Great shot. Well done and good luck for the rest of the challenge.
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03/15/2009 10:17:06 AM
Very nice image. It's good to see a few "great" images. This is a perfect reflection of your abilities as a photographer.
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03/15/2009 09:15:29 AM
This is excellent. I love the tones. It is tack sharp. One of my favorites in the challenge.
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03/15/2009 08:38:08 AM
Moody, very moody. I like the clouds and the tones.
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03/15/2009 06:01:14 AM
Wonderful picture, but then, you probably know it....!
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03/15/2009 05:18:58 AM
wonderful
7
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03/14/2009 10:56:18 PM
Dramatic processing, stunning colours.
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03/14/2009 10:55:32 PM
the textures in the sky seem to almost match those on the ground
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03/14/2009 08:32:04 PM
Love the ominous mood created by the scene & PP. Very smart framing too. Great work!
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03/14/2009 08:09:44 PM
Sky is the winner. Colors like a bow. Border? Gives a nice presentation of a dry and sand.
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03/14/2009 01:42:14 PM
I personally am not a fan of the top and bottom crop that I'm seeing more of - that said, I find this scene quite beautiful. Strong impact on the eye. 7.
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03/14/2009 10:15:52 AM
such pretty colors and tones...very rich indeed
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03/14/2009 09:13:15 AM
The sky looks very turbulent.
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03/14/2009 07:54:26 AM
wonderful! great colours. perfect. 10.
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03/14/2009 05:50:31 AM
very neat
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03/14/2009 05:25:40 AM
nice HDR,6
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03/14/2009 03:34:01 AM
Beautyful picture
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03/13/2009 07:13:45 PM
Stunning!
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03/13/2009 06:38:42 PM
fantastic sky
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03/13/2009 04:13:17 PM
wow. this photograph is perfect
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03/13/2009 04:08:00 PM
Love the colors of the sunset. The clouds are awesome.
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03/13/2009 03:06:43 PM
Very beautiful sky very intense color
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03/13/2009 09:42:21 AM
Beautiful picture, great colors!
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03/13/2009 09:35:10 AM
I like that there is a lot of detail visible.
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03/13/2009 03:57:49 AM
Very dramatic, it's like a still from a movie
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03/12/2009 10:46:47 PM
Impressive view with beautiful colors. Nice postprocessing.
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03/12/2009 10:07:34 PM
Like the colors and contrast. Solid pic.
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03/12/2009 09:44:05 PM
Nicely done!
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03/12/2009 08:48:21 PM
Wow...very vibrant
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03/12/2009 08:14:58 PM
Great panorama. Very exciting sky with a complimentary ground color.
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03/12/2009 08:13:05 PM
Beautiful colors and detail. Nice framing to.
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03/12/2009 07:56:56 PM
Love it..... 10
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03/12/2009 06:52:59 PM
Wonderful border... amazing shot.
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03/12/2009 03:43:22 PM
Very impressive capture and processing
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03/12/2009 02:02:23 PM
I just criticized somebody for having the same kind of black bands top and bottom on their photo, but on yours it works for me for some reason (It think it's the fine gold line between image/border that makes it work here). Anyway, good job.
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03/12/2009 01:18:09 PM
love it, very well done 7
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03/12/2009 12:06:38 PM
I love that big, detailed sky ... you picked the right day with lots of yummy clouds!
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03/12/2009 12:00:53 PM
Perfect processing, beautiful clouds and colors. 10
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03/12/2009 10:15:50 AM
Very nice shot, and would look great on a wall, but it doesn't have the one distinguishing thing for me that would take it to the next level in this enormous challenge.
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03/12/2009 09:58:23 AM
great scene
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03/12/2009 04:12:40 AM
A lovely HDR, from a person that has had quite enough of HDR :) The sky is exceptional.
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03/12/2009 01:37:45 AM
good landscape... excellent capture
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03/12/2009 01:31:50 AM
This one is a stunner. I love that sky. 10
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03/11/2009 09:56:56 PM
such vivid colors - and crisp/sharp details - very nice indeed!
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03/11/2009 08:13:22 PM
I liked this one very much. Lonely, empty and very appealing.
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03/11/2009 08:02:04 PM
A beautiful and moody image. With the border, the mood is set for a movie. Love the shadows from the sky.
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03/11/2009 07:50:47 PM
Absolutely divine. 10.
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03/11/2009 07:11:24 PM
Gorgeous, blasted landscape. Kind of shot makes me wish we had a 1000-pixel horizontal limit, sigh...
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03/11/2009 06:05:43 PM
Awesome! The border works great here. The sky is just stunning. I wish the 'land' part of the photo had a little bit more on the left side, but also creates a neat change from the rocky right. 8 from me.
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03/11/2009 04:20:21 PM
great textures, very well done landscape
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03/11/2009 04:14:38 PM
GREAT SKY and beautiful colors in the landscape! love it.
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03/11/2009 04:12:41 PM
A very nice contrast between the dynamic sky and the subdued foreground. Excellent! 9
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03/11/2009 03:50:21 PM
nice pic 10
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03/11/2009 08:13:27 AM
i love the varying textures, lighting and colors..great composition and PP
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03/11/2009 07:40:58 AM
one of my favs so far, awesome sky
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03/11/2009 06:40:24 AM
Definitely my favourite so far! I usually don't like borders, but I think I like these.
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03/11/2009 06:30:50 AM
So beautiful! Very rich colors!
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03/11/2009 03:57:31 AM
great colors spectacular image
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03/11/2009 01:28:02 AM
Really a beautiful rich scene. I love the clouds.
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03/11/2009 01:24:39 AM
Lovely image. Colors are dramatic without being over done. Detail is superb. I'd like to stand here and experience it first hand.
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