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Pyramid Mountain
1st PlacePyramid Mountain
orvaratli


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Challenge: Free Study 2011-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Kirkjufell, Iceland
Date: Jan 15, 2011
Aperture: f22
ISO: 50
Shutter: 15 sec
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jan 31, 2011


We waited one full day in bad weather to be able to photograph this mountain. The aim was to shoot the close by waterfall with the mountain in the background but it turned out that the fjord with the still weather gave much more interesting view of it. The waiting in snowfall for 24 hours also added a thick fresh layer of snow over everything making the scene much more interesting than without it. It is not often that snow falls evenly over everything here in Iceland. Usually it is blown into large piles complimented with large snow free areas.

I have never had a photographic equipment failure in my 4,5 years of photography. I have lost some lenscaps and a filter but never had any electronic or glass fail me. Until this trip. It seemed to have accumulated to hit me hard this trip. My body count is as follows:

Canon 30D Destroyed - Camera and tripod fell to the ground
Canon 70-200mm f4 broken - Unknown causes
Canon 17-85mm broken badly - Fell to the ground on a camera and tripod
Canon 60D stopped working (brand new) - Stopped working for unknown reasons.
Remote trigger broken - Caple torn.

First massive kudos to Nıherji/Sense for flying out to us a new Canon 60D the same day as we called them and reported it broken. Thats what I call good service.
I hope now I will experience another 4,5 years free of equipment failure.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 307
Avg (all users): 6.9811
Avg (commenters): 8.9286
Avg (participants): 6.9474
Avg (non-participants): 7.0667
Views since voting: 6051
Views during voting: 315
Votes: 159
Comments: 30
Favorites: 7 (view)


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09/09/2011 11:29:58 PM
wow. I'm speechless.
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02/14/2011 04:15:18 PM
frábær mynd. Til hamingju.
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02/14/2011 10:31:34 AM
Congratulations! This is an amazingly beautiful picture. I love teh colors in the sky, and the way they are reflected in the water. Excellent work!
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02/09/2011 02:41:57 PM
Glæsileg mynd, til hamingju.
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02/09/2011 04:26:35 AM
Mögnuð mynd Örvar, Til hamingju með borðann...
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02/08/2011 07:36:34 PM
Lovely shot. Sorry about the equipment loss.
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02/08/2011 05:10:59 PM
Fantasic depth perspective.
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02/08/2011 05:51:18 AM
Glæsileg mynd. Til hamingju með borðann!
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02/08/2011 05:23:10 AM
Frábær mynd. Til hamingju!
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02/08/2011 03:36:03 AM
Congratulations Örvar! Fantastic shot!
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02/08/2011 03:29:58 AM
Congrats!!. This was my Blue and you just keep presenting Iceland in a way that cant but want me to hop on a plane and emigrate there. What I cant fathom is the freaking 1 and 2 you got?
Man and I thought Im tough on Camera equipment. Certainly hope you dont lose more equipment
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02/08/2011 03:19:04 AM
Congrats, Örvar Atli! Stunning composition.
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02/08/2011 02:29:25 AM

Iceland rules! Love the photo. Hopefully your equipment gets lucky and stays safe!!
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02/08/2011 01:19:38 AM
Well deserved, congrats!
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02/08/2011 12:56:09 AM
Beautiful image. Congrats with red!
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02/08/2011 12:40:14 AM
Stunning! Congrats on the red.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2011 09:55:44 PM
Wow, very cool!
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02/07/2011 01:55:19 AM
Got to be a ribbon winner, 10.
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02/04/2011 03:24:20 PM
Wow this is so beautiful and tranquil. Lovely light, colours, crisp and appealing. The slow s/s did create slight visual blur problem with the ice in the foreground as did the UWA lens distortion. I little distracting. Still a superb seascape. 9
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02/04/2011 01:23:58 AM
Wow wow wow. This is just to unreal and special. Havent gone through all the voting and was just thinking Im not overly impressed..untill my eye caught this image. So far my blue. Im never going to get over this shot. I want a shot like this and experience this place. Im in tears. Onto my Fav list 10
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02/03/2011 10:59:11 PM
my favorite, the colours and composition are perfect, well done
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02/03/2011 11:03:05 AM
Excellent compo - reflections and perspective! 8!
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02/02/2011 09:41:44 PM
So beautiful and serene! Lovely muted pastel tones. Top 3 with an 8!
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02/02/2011 07:17:23 PM
This is beautiful! 10!

Message edited by author 2011-07-30 15:13:17.
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02/02/2011 03:04:44 PM
gorgeous
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02/02/2011 11:30:31 AM
Beautiful! I only wish that it wasnt a long exposure so that the foreground elements were sharp. 9
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02/02/2011 09:40:25 AM
amazing frame 10!
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02/01/2011 09:41:30 PM
Definitely a contender in my book! I love the colors, and the little bit of motion in the water. Great stuff.
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02/01/2011 07:19:04 PM
this is beautiful!
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02/01/2011 01:41:43 AM
I like the foreground flow of ice. Very stark, impressive.
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