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2nd PlaceHeaven Below and Hell Above
NodWag


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Challenge: Free Study 2010-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Stevens Pass, WA
Date: Jan 25, 2010
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Landscape, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Jan 28, 2010

January 25th - Shot from the backside of Stevens Pass from the South Divide above Orion Chutes, looking south over Mill Valley.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 388
Avg (all users): 7.1718
Avg (commenters): 8.7143
Avg (participants): 7.1842
Avg (non-participants): 7.1429
Views since voting: 4725
Views during voting: 287
Votes: 163
Comments: 43
Favorites: 25 (view)


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02/14/2010 10:28:57 AM
Stunning, perfect mood for a winter landscape. Great composition and colors. Congrats!
02/13/2010 05:50:18 PM
Utterly stunning.
02/13/2010 02:14:47 AM
Truly a beautiful photo from a beautiful part of the world. I live here, so I know that from personal experience. Well done, and thanks for giving us a glimpse of paradise!

When you have time and when the weather cooperates, take yourself down to Rainier during the winter. It's a stunningly beautiful as your photo!
02/09/2010 03:30:32 PM
Fantastic shot paired beautifully with a perfect title. Gorgeous.
02/08/2010 07:09:24 PM
Fabulous place and extremely well photographed! I'm so glad I'm able to appreciate it from the warmth of my home. Thanks for that.

Originally posted by NodWag:

...I am speechless. Thank you! I am incredibly grateful for the comments submitted as they are from some extremely talented photographers. The fact that these people appreciated the image speaks volumes. I'm going to enjoy this feat as I can't even imagine when I'll be back on the front page. Again, thank you all for the kind and supportive comments.


I normally will not leave a comment on an image that the photographer does not check the "This comment was helpful" box since I'm not sure if he/she ever even looks at them... so why waste my time when there are other entries whose photographers live for comments to learn from?

Anyway, your comment above leads me to believe that you do read them... just are negligent about letting folks know.

Congrats on your ribbon!! It's a stunning shot.

02/08/2010 05:20:51 PM
Absolutely stunning, this must have been wonderful to see in person. Congratulations!!!
02/08/2010 10:52:29 AM
I'm a sucker for snowy mountainscapes!
This was very well seen and captured!
02/08/2010 10:39:41 AM
Gorgeous image. Congrats. I really love ALL the images you have on your profile page. They are all just stunning!!!
02/08/2010 09:41:45 AM
Brillaint. Lovely take and these type of images just make me want to explore more. Great shot and well done on Ribbon
02/08/2010 08:23:08 AM
Oh my! What a hero photo. Congratulations on 2nd place -- but this is the type of photo that will wow you and everyone else long after the challenge is over!
02/08/2010 08:15:36 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon.
02/08/2010 07:29:06 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon and a stunning photo!
02/08/2010 07:14:34 AM
Stunning, rellay stunning this winter landscape. very good the use of cold tones. Bravo!
02/08/2010 06:54:10 AM
Congratulaions on your win. Beautiful!!!
02/08/2010 06:48:06 AM
Excellnt work
congrats
02/08/2010 06:41:58 AM
congrats! makes me want to hit the slopes!
02/08/2010 06:34:18 AM
congrats on your red, it's fantastic!
02/08/2010 06:28:56 AM
Absolutely stunning shot, Don. Congrats on your ribbon.
02/08/2010 04:57:22 AM
congrats on the Red
a wonderful image
02/08/2010 03:32:49 AM
Originally posted by hotpasta:

wow...stunning...I haven't given a 10 in this challenge, but now I will...hope to see you on the front page, hopefully with me...

this has a magical surreal look about it...10


EXACTLY LIKE I SAID! CONGRATULATIONS
02/08/2010 02:45:22 AM
Great image...congrats!
02/08/2010 01:20:30 AM
Not suprised to see this ribbon! One of my favorites...Congrats!
02/08/2010 12:34:37 AM
Congrats on your red. Gorgeous shot and landscape
02/08/2010 12:34:32 AM
This was one of my 10's so I'm not surprised to see it ribbon. Great light and good use of tone mapping. Thought I recognized the area.
02/08/2010 12:30:51 AM
...I am speechless. Thank you! I am incredibly grateful for the comments submitted as they are from some extremely talented photographers. The fact that these people appreciated the image speaks volumes. I'm going to enjoy this feat as I can't even imagine when I'll be back on the front page. Again, thank you all for the kind and supportive comments.

This image was an HDR/Tonemap from a single exposure. -2, 0, +2 from Lightroom. Processed in Photomatix v3.x. Tweaked in Photoshop CS3.

BTW, the day was nothing short of epic. Hoards of knee deep, untouched, light and fluffy pow and pretty much empty as it was a weekday morning. Of course, when you entered that cloud deck below, visibility was ugly...

Message edited by author 2010-02-08 00:55:17.
02/08/2010 12:04:18 AM
Excellent finish for an excellent shot. Congratulations!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2010 09:12:32 PM
One of my favorites. 10
02/07/2010 07:12:59 PM
Absolutely stunning... The tones & comp are perfect. 10
02/07/2010 05:52:36 PM
Stunning. In my top twenty of the challenge. 9.
02/06/2010 08:09:45 PM
let's hope anyway. Nice dramatic shot with excellent details!
02/06/2010 07:12:27 PM
Fantastic perspective. 10
02/04/2010 10:28:27 PM
Not quite sure I agree with the title, but I love the photo!
02/03/2010 09:54:11 PM
Wonderful shot. This works so well in B&W.
02/03/2010 09:51:33 PM
really cool, (no pun) the snow looks like 7 minute frosting...very, very smooth...
02/03/2010 08:22:39 AM
Would love to see this in color! It is a beautiful capture. 10
02/02/2010 07:57:01 PM
beautiful! Love the "natural" BW
02/02/2010 02:35:33 PM
Really striking and I expect to see it front page come next Sunday. :)
02/02/2010 05:01:55 AM
I enjoy the sacrilegious title
02/01/2010 03:29:58 PM
Beautiful!!
02/01/2010 12:44:10 PM
This is beautiful, great picture
02/01/2010 12:33:46 PM
what a breathtaking view. will look forward to knowing which mountain range is this.
02/01/2010 11:36:27 AM
Neat image. I wonder how heavily edited the foreground is?
02/01/2010 06:41:40 AM
wow...stunning...I haven't given a 10 in this challenge, but now I will...hope to see you on the front page, hopefully with me...

this has a magical surreal look about it...10


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