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Challenge: Free Study 2009-08 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-500D Rebel T1i
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Gmunden / Austria / Grönberg
Date: Aug 18, 2009
Aperture: f/14
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2009

Misty, cloudy weather at the mountains and the lighting was bit hard. A lot editing needed to get contrasty and colors as I liked.

Statistics
Place: 143 out of 414
Avg (all users): 5.7664
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.7411
Avg (non-participants): 5.8800
Views since voting: 699
Views during voting: 228
Votes: 137
Comments: 5
Favorites: 2 (view)


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09/14/2009 09:14:06 PM
Wow.

uh, oh yeah, Greetings from the Critique Club!

Initial impression: stunning image, looks like an opening shot for a scene from Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Technical: If you look for it, you can see the editing. But if you're not, well, it just comes off as a lovely shot with tons of depth and lines leading you in deeper...and deeper...into the shot. Love pix like this.

Artistic: *scratching head* what can I say that hasn't already been said? Gorgeous use of ambient light, if not for the small traces of humanity visible at the base of these towering mountains, I'd think I really was on my way to Mordor or some other fantastical place.

Overall: Uhmm....as in how to improve this picture? I can't think of any way to do so. It truly is gorgeous. May be a bit discouraging to have finished on a 5.7, but remember it's a Free Study. So in almost any other challenge it would likely have easily finished in the 6s.

Great work, keep it up!

Feel free to PM me with any questions,

Susan
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/05/2009 04:37:33 AM
Stunning view with lots of depth.
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09/04/2009 11:44:17 PM
This would be great as a large print!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/02/2009 04:18:50 PM
What a stunning layered image. I have no idea where this is, but I want to visit! it is how I imagine parts of China to be.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/01/2009 08:45:35 AM
and what a spectacular view it is!! Can't wait to see the location after the challenge is over ...
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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