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Fire & Ice
Fire & Ice

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Challenge: Free Study 2010-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Drakensberg
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Drakensberg
Date: Jul 18, 2010
Aperture: f22
ISO: 100
Date Uploaded: Jul 23, 2010

Taken in Cathedral Peak - Drakenseberg
This is rather a tough but more dangerous hike since the snow made this a bit tricky going over one of the passes in getting to Bell cave. This hike will be remembered as the one where I made it, but my camera did not. With the take of this the casing was already cracked open and I was surprised it could still take pictures and even exchange lenses for that matter. I figured that if the shutter still clicks..and the communication is still there between processor and memory card..no reason to stop shooting.

I must admit it was not a great feeling seeing the insides of my camera. It's currently in for repairs so Im out of action for quiet a while it would seem. I did the industrial shoot with it as well but after that realised I cant delay this any longer.

Im surprised that they can even repair it. I thought it would be a write off. Fortunately it's insured as the costs to repair are just crazy.

Thanks for all the comments and votes.

Place: 11 out of 362
Avg (all users): 6.8963
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.8505
Avg (non-participants): 7.0714
Views since voting: 1619
Views during voting: 276
Votes: 135
Comments: 18
Favorites: 6 (view)

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11/28/2010 06:23:14 AM
Awesome shot Rian. Bad luck with the camera. Lucky you didn't crack your skull!
I'm on the hunt for a 10-20mm or 12-24mm atm in either APS-C or FF. Was in Cape Town for a week and most of my work was done with a Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG Full Frame on DX sensor so not as wide as I'd like.
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09/11/2010 12:33:42 PM
Het nou eers kans gekry om te kyk. Mooi man!
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08/25/2010 03:19:41 AM
Baie Mooi Rian!
A great score and something to be proud of. A really magical place to be and you have really captured the beauty of it. Superb clarity given the failing camera - good luck with the repairs!
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08/08/2010 08:46:56 AM
Not sure how this photo escaped the top 10. Great shot!
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08/08/2010 01:48:25 AM
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08/08/2010 12:16:21 AM
Colors are a bit oversaturated but this is one of the best landscape shots I've seen in DPC. I gave you a 9.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2010 11:08:11 PM
Good shot. Several layers of interest.
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08/05/2010 09:43:01 PM
Great colors.
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08/05/2010 01:37:33 PM
I can imagine the hard work in getting here at the perfect time carrying all of your photo gear in such chilly weather. I must say that the picture is worth it - rooting for a ribbon for this.
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08/05/2010 05:50:32 AM
beautiful landscape! good luck..... looking forward to reading more on this one when the comp ends...
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08/04/2010 11:45:03 PM
love, love, love it
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08/04/2010 05:42:48 PM
wonderful - (although I wish there was more sky visible)
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08/04/2010 12:42:59 PM
Beautiful view and I can't imagine what it was like to be standing in that spot seeing the view in person. Must have been breathtaking! Great shot!
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08/04/2010 06:36:08 AM
beautiful photograph... i like landscapes and this is a great place to take photos...
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08/03/2010 08:18:42 PM
.. and a sea of clouds. Excellent vantage point!
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08/03/2010 10:21:54 AM
Well done.Beautiful place captured at the right moment.8
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08/01/2010 05:07:38 PM
Great image. Great colour through the sky.....Would have liked more of it to be visible. I would really like to see more of the view, especially to the right side, as there looks to be more areas of interest to that side........The contrast between the snow and the sky are great........
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08/01/2010 12:16:02 PM
stunning! nice contrast! (8)
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