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Back From The Beyond
Back From The Beyond

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Challenge: Contre-jour III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Hurricane Ridge, Washington USA
Date: Jan 1, 2011
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 2, 2011

Photographer’s Notes
On New Year's Day, my daughter, son-in-law and I arose before dawn and drove three hours to Hurricane Ridge - Near Port Angeles, Washington for a day of snowshoeing. Weather was warm - around freezing, wind was calm, and the sun was bright. Fun Fun Fun.

They don't call this Hurricane Ridge for nothing. The ridge is several thousand feet above the Straights of Juan de Fuca and often experiences hurricane strength winds. When it's snowing at the same time, the wind drives the snow into trees forming fantastic sculpted shapes.

Here’s The Rest Of The Story

For the record, the spots around the sun are ice crystals on my lens. Under basic editing, I couldn't remove them. But when it's this cold, I can't avoid them either. Drat.

Post Processing
• Convert from RAW (PSCS5)
• Remove Sensoe Dust (PSCS5 Clone Stamp)
• Brighten (PSCS5 Curves)
• Desaturate (PSCS5 Hue/Sat)
• Resize (Genuine Fractals)
• Sharpen (PSCS5 USM)
• Save for Web (PSCS5)

Camera Data
• Date: 2011-01-01
• Camera: Nikon D3
• Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
• ISO: 200
• Aperture: f/22
• Shutter: 1/100

Place: 8 out of 147
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Views since voting: 1653
Views during voting: 291
Votes: 176
Comments: 8
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01/12/2011 12:18:25 PM
Congrats on your top ten placement! Very well done ;-)
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01/12/2011 02:50:22 AM
Lovely winter scene - great look to all that snow on the trees!
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01/12/2011 01:14:05 AM
Very Great Photo!! I thought for some reason in the fourm you had done this with a camera phone, I was gonna pee down my left leg if that was the case!! LOL CONGRATULATIONS!!
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01/12/2011 12:10:17 AM
Great to see you on the front page, Dr. Gorgeous image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/11/2011 09:51:48 PM
Great deep color. I like the little hints of light, they add a bit of life to the photo.

EDIT: So sometimes, if I leave DPC and return later, it puts the comment I added for a different photo as the comment on some other photo. I'm not at all sure why it does that. But luckily, this comment could be somewhat applied to this photo as well. The hints of light are on the snow, and the color is in the trees.

Message edited by author 2011-01-12 08:45:45.
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01/11/2011 05:59:31 PM
Very nice. Must have been a lot of beautiful scenes that day. Great photo.
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01/06/2011 03:58:50 PM
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01/05/2011 11:17:01 AM
I liked this image better when it wasn't so desaturated.
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