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Desert Sunrise

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Challenge: Contre-Jour II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Sharjah Desert, UAE
Date: Dec 2, 2009
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Dec 8, 2009

I submitted this with the hope of getting decent score. But I'm surprised with the end result. 6.6+ is more than what I expected. My PB. :)

@ Bear_Music: No way. I never had that kind of visualization on this pic as you commented. After reading your comment I can visualize the drama. :) Thank you very much.

Thanx all for the votes and comments.

Place: 4 out of 164
Avg (all users): 6.6570
Avg (commenters): 8.3000
Avg (participants): 6.3433
Avg (non-participants): 6.8071
Views since voting: 2185
Views during voting: 324
Votes: 207
Comments: 15
Favorites: 5 (view)

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12/16/2009 06:51:41 PM
Excellent composition, gorgeous colors, and a beautiful silhouette - congratulations!!
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12/16/2009 03:20:33 PM
Beautiful image and congrats on your well deserved PB.
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12/16/2009 12:37:14 PM
congratulations in the hight finish and personal best! very nice image!
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12/16/2009 12:57:36 AM
I love the tone! Great photo.
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12/16/2009 12:41:22 AM
Wonderful finish! Congrats on personal best. Regarding the "story line", I find that a lot of times we don't actually realize what we've put into a picture until someone else points it out, but nevertheless we've been attuned to it subliminally and that's why we liked the picture... Congrats on your personal best!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/15/2009 10:48:27 PM
Beautiful picture!
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12/15/2009 08:14:59 PM
Love the complimentary colors
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12/15/2009 05:13:50 AM
Brutal negative space :) nice gradient on the sky, and nice placing with the sun.
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12/13/2009 11:48:07 AM
On my first pass through, I yawned at this one and gave it a 5; "another sunset silhouette, next please!"

But upon review, I see a LOT more. I have NO idea how much of this you put in intentionally, and how much of it is just my "read", but it works:

I see, on the left, a father lecturing a child, with upraised arm and pointing finger, hair electric with anger. I see in the center that child, hunched and cowering. I see on the right another child huddling in her mother's embrace as they watch the father dressing down the middle child.

I don't mean any of this in a "domestic violence" way, I'm not getting negative vibes, I just see a prototypical family scene and I am much amused. Anthropomorphic as all get out. Well done. Bump to 8.
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12/13/2009 01:45:15 AM
Great shot! Good luck!
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12/12/2009 04:42:16 AM
Great colours through the sky. the centred composition though makes this look a little more plain that it is. A landscape crop, removing the large area of blue sky and therefore showing more colour and ofsetting the trees could have worked here.
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12/09/2009 06:13:17 PM
Stunning, gorgeous!
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12/09/2009 04:39:21 PM
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12/09/2009 05:41:57 AM
Perfect classic silhouette colours composition. X
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12/09/2009 12:26:18 AM
beautiful image..
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