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One Tree Hills
1st PlaceOne Tree Hills
mdawin


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hidden Gem: Break Time (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8D
Location: Mt. Pulag, Kabayan, Benguet, Philippines
Date: Mar 30, 2010
Aperture: f/13
ISO: 200
Shutter: 86.0 seconds
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 7, 2010

This was taken right before sunrise around 5:22am. I was watching an interview of Ansel Adams so I was inspired to convert this photo to black and white and have a bit of his flavor into it.

Workflow:
- Converted to B&W
- Adjusted curves
- Adjusted contrast
- Added some grain

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 521
Avg (all users): 7.0242
Avg (commenters): 8.6364
Avg (participants): 7.0513
Avg (non-participants): 6.9583
Views since voting: 4978
Views during voting: 279
Votes: 165
Comments: 51
Favorites: 47 (view)


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05/25/2010 11:41:49 PM
Nice enough, to the same degree you've marked comments as helpful.
05/25/2010 02:25:32 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon. I look forward to seeing more of your work.
05/21/2010 06:56:32 AM
I like the tree
05/21/2010 04:58:34 AM
Originally posted by hojop25:

wow....
where is this?

hojop25 it was taken in Mt. Pulag National Park in the Philippines. Thanks.
05/21/2010 04:58:03 AM
Originally posted by nutzito:

Congratulations on this fantastic image and the well deserved blue!!!
It would be great to know where this was shot.


Hi nutzito. This was taken in the summit of Mt. Pulag National Park here in the Philippines. Thank you very much!
05/21/2010 04:56:41 AM
Originally posted by william88:

Congratulations on your blue, first ribbon and PB. You have unique artistic vision. You will do great in member challenges. Come on join the member!! I am looking forward to viewing and voting more breath taking photos from you.


Thanks william. I appreciate your comment. I'll join one of these days. :)
05/21/2010 04:24:12 AM
Spectacular! Congratulations.
05/20/2010 09:58:24 PM
beautiful!
05/20/2010 04:53:23 PM
Congratulations on this fantastic image and the well deserved blue!!!
It would be great to know where this was shot.
05/20/2010 07:22:52 AM
wow....
where is this?
05/19/2010 10:24:03 PM
awesome photo, congrats on first!
05/19/2010 02:31:32 PM
Congrats on this well deserved blue. Stunning shot!
05/19/2010 10:06:53 AM
WOW !! Awesome. Congratulations on a most deserved blue ribbon.
05/19/2010 09:40:53 AM
Magnificent image -well done. Nice to see a stunning shot with little editing win !
05/19/2010 09:31:34 AM
My faith in DPC has been restored by the finish of this image. A hearty congrats.
05/19/2010 09:31:02 AM
Congratulations on your blue, first ribbon and PB. You have unique artistic vision. You will do great in member challenges. Come on join the member!! I am looking forward to viewing and voting more breath taking photos from you.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/19/2010 08:19:53 AM
Originally posted by IreneM:

Truly stunning, perfect in b/w. Congrats on your first ribbon and your new PB, Mark.


Thank you Irene. Love your photographs by the way.
05/19/2010 08:18:54 AM
Originally posted by LalliSig:

Awesome shot, worthy winner in my opinion, love the tones and light in this one, should do this justice and print it out and hang it on a wall.


I'm going to do that. Thanks!
05/19/2010 06:37:28 AM
Truly stunning, perfect in b/w. Congrats on your first ribbon and your new PB, Mark.
05/19/2010 05:48:06 AM
Awesome shot, worthy winner in my opinion, love the tones and light in this one, should do this justice and print it out and hang it on a wall.
05/19/2010 05:19:47 AM
Originally posted by waffycasem:

Congratulations on your blue ribbon bro! Fantastic image!

Bro thank you!
05/19/2010 05:18:02 AM
Originally posted by AlexSaberi:

stunning shot. love the mood in this. congrats on a well deserved blue

Alex, it's a great honor to get a comment from you. Thank you very much!
05/19/2010 05:11:57 AM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon bro! Fantastic image!
05/19/2010 05:07:05 AM
stunning shot. love the mood in this. congrats on a well deserved blue
05/19/2010 04:46:43 AM
Originally posted by xion:

I would love to see this image every single day.


Being in that spot is actually magnificent. Thanks!
05/19/2010 04:39:21 AM
Originally posted by LevT:

congrats! not a typical blue ribbon-winning landscape... where are oversaturated colors and HDR?!


Thank you. I myself didn't expect to get this far. Watching videos of Ansel Adams really helped me to get this result.
05/19/2010 04:38:12 AM
Originally posted by Magnum_za:

Congrats, one of my favourite types of images. 10 for it's simplicity and lack of PS magic. It was mostly in the shot!


I really appreciate your comment. Thanks!
05/19/2010 04:33:43 AM
Originally posted by hesitant:

I like this picture so much I've been telling people about it all week. However, there appears to be a curious horizontal line across the middle of it which just took the edge off for me during voting. I'm still happy to see it here though - it's a classic.


Hesitant thank you so much for the comment. That line across the middle is actually a mountain trail. That's where we passed by going to the summit of Mt. Pulag, here in the Philippines. I wanted to save as much detail as I could that's why I didn't clone or remove the line.
05/19/2010 04:19:15 AM
I'm very honored to receive this ribbon. I was only expecting to be in the top 10 but not the 1st place. Kudos to all the brilliant photographers who has shared their photographs too. Can't thank everyone enough for the votes and the wonderful comments. I'll never forget this day.

By the way, I'm very lucky to get this image as after I took this shot, the mist was already gone and the light was already to bright to get a long exposure. The first shot I took of this scene was garbage because I nudged the tripod by accident. This really is a hidden gem for me.

Thanks again everyone!

Message edited by author 2010-05-19 04:44:07.
05/19/2010 03:07:22 AM
I like this picture so much I've been telling people about it all week. However, there appears to be a curious horizontal line across the middle of it which just took the edge off for me during voting. I'm still happy to see it here though - it's a classic.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/19/2010 02:52:19 AM
Beautiful shot, congrats on your first ribbon!
05/19/2010 02:44:14 AM
Added some grain...well done. Beautiful image
05/19/2010 01:58:03 AM
congrats! not a typical blue ribbon-winning landscape... where are oversaturated colors and HDR?!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/19/2010 01:14:49 AM
JustWOW! Congrats on the blue!
05/19/2010 12:28:53 AM
Congrats, one of my favourite types of images. 10 for it's simplicity and lack of PS magic. It was mostly in the shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/19/2010 12:25:51 AM
Once again WOW! Congrats
05/19/2010 12:09:43 AM
congrats on the blue...this is so very breath taking...
05/19/2010 12:05:36 AM
Really unusual and outstandingly beautiful. A real congratulations on capturing this wonderful image!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/18/2010 08:46:56 PM
I love the simplification.
05/18/2010 02:44:45 PM
absolutely stunning
05/18/2010 01:54:53 PM
Nice tonality and composition! 8
05/17/2010 04:08:50 AM
I would love to see this image every single day.
05/16/2010 09:01:58 AM
Wonderful!
05/16/2010 03:27:14 AM
WOW!
05/15/2010 01:46:03 PM
Nice! I love it. I like the fog effect.
05/15/2010 06:32:55 AM
Ooh, mysterious! This would look good on canvas, I think :)
05/15/2010 05:56:02 AM
ooooh that's just magnificent...love the gradations and cloud/mist over the hills. The tree adds that something special.. battling against all odds. Top marks.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/14/2010 08:28:39 AM
my favorite in the challenge. the tones on this one is incredible
10 from me.
05/13/2010 09:57:39 PM
love it! 9
05/13/2010 03:56:53 AM
really beautifull well done!
05/12/2010 04:40:18 AM
coool and mysterious,,,,,,,,,, i like,,,,,,,,,


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