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Horseshoe Bend
Horseshoe Bend

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Challenge: Free Study 2010-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Aspherical ED Super Wide Angle Zoom
Location: Page, Arizona
Date: Nov 20, 2010
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/10 s
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2010

Taken with a graduated ND filter and a dollop of courage sitting on the edge with vertigo kicking in full blast.

Thanks for the generous comments all.
Sincerely appreciate this pic being chosen as favorite by a few (during voting even!).

I still remember the wind howling in my ears then. I was on all fours and holding the tripod over the edge with one hand - waited almost 15 minutes for the boat to cover the entire curve taking several pictures while managing the vertigo. Was worth it for a good finish in the free study :)

Place: 12 out of 264
Avg (all users): 6.7222
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.5714
Avg (non-participants): 7.0238
Views since voting: 2001
Views during voting: 233
Votes: 126
Comments: 14
Favorites: 8 (view)

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12/10/2010 02:06:44 AM
Wow your wide angle lens is perfect for horseshoe bend. Great job! I used Canon 20D with 17mm and could not capture the whole view.
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12/08/2010 11:16:28 AM
Your courage paid well!!! Well done, that's a brilliant shot!
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12/08/2010 11:15:06 AM
I experience vertigo watching people getting that close to the edge. I can only get as close as 20 feet away from the edge!

Job well done!
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12/08/2010 11:05:35 AM
Congratulations on your finish on this amazing photo! OMG vertigo and sitting on the edge.. You deserve the Blue just for that!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2010 11:02:38 AM
golly! What a view! 8
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12/06/2010 08:16:30 AM
Wow. I'm not sure a better photo of this exists. Superb.
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12/06/2010 07:58:22 AM
Superb work mate. The boat in the river giving more life to this landscape. 10(voted earlier came here to comment).
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12/05/2010 11:18:03 PM
ah, I got such heebie-jeebies shooting at this spot. Talk about a latent fear of heights. I had to crawl up to the edge. :) Nice clouds for the shot.
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12/05/2010 06:22:50 AM
Whoa, could be a ribbon.
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12/02/2010 09:41:47 AM
One of the most amazing places on Earth, as far as I'm concerned! I was definitely glad to have a 10-20mm lens when I was there... I'm sure you had to have used something similar.
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12/01/2010 09:20:06 PM
One of the most photogenic places on earth.
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12/01/2010 08:58:53 PM
I was watching a video about this a minute ago how strange! the photo was just like this! but im guessing it should be :-) this is fantastic!
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12/01/2010 04:42:10 PM
Very awesome! The boat adds a nice touch
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12/01/2010 04:26:53 AM
What a fantastic location! I like the processing that has brought out such great colours and dramatic skies although it is bordering on being overdone IMO. The boat is a nice addition that gives a good feeling of the size of this area. Iím looking forward to finding out where this place is.
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