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River Crossing
River Crossing

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Challenge: Free Study 2011-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Kashmir
Date: Jul 31, 2011
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Travel, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2011

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Yes, this is how these people cross the river. I've seen this contraption on the sides of roads but never saw people use them this closely so I was pretty excited to get the opportunity. The girls were going back home after chopping firewood and my hotel is a few minutes walk from this place so my short walk paid off. The river is massively fast and scary and this was a DIY trolley thing that could easily fall. I was slightly worried about where I was standing. There's a rope on the other side that needs manpower to be pulled though I've seen battery powered ones too for when the river gets too wide and the bridge is too far away. I found out a bit later that the area lost their bridge in a flood last summer so this must have been very useful. A new one stands in the place of the old one now but whoa the water must have been insane.' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/50000-54999/54778/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_962850.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/50000-54999/54778/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_962850.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Even with this opportunity I mucked this shot completely. Wrong choice of lens and perspective. I did fix that when my grandmother took the opportunity to jump in and asked these girls if she could go next. *nods* Yes, I have a very adventurous grandmother and family vacations aren't complete unless she does something like this. She ended up with the best pictures but she didn't look at me once. I think I screamed myself hoarse but the river is so loud that she couldn't hear me so I have great shots of the back of her head. lol!

And RAW just drove me insane!!! All my jpegs were perfectly exposed but all my raws took so much work. .. gah! I need raw101 so bad

Place: 27 out of 343
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Views since voting: 960
Views during voting: 282
Votes: 152
Comments: 22
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08/13/2011 05:15:45 PM
totally brilliant image .. thought it was an expert edit from the thumb with the ppl put in the background .. that woman on the left looks a bit nervous .. reckon i would be too .. !! ..:)
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08/08/2011 12:41:45 AM
Very nice finish! Congrats!
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08/08/2011 12:22:16 AM
outstanding... sorry I didn't get to comment earlier.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2011 10:50:00 PM

this goes into my fantasy art gallery

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08/07/2011 09:05:37 PM
I'm very curious about the story that goes along with this shot.
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08/07/2011 05:41:50 PM
Great shot!
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08/07/2011 03:54:53 PM
National Geographic..... beautifully done photo
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08/07/2011 02:37:28 PM
Nice processing and detail.
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08/07/2011 09:28:13 AM
Amazing! Absolutely "National Geographic" magazine. Wonder to know were this place is.
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08/07/2011 05:36:00 AM
WOW I wish I was there. Where the hell is it? I want to do this so much....the more remote the better.
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08/06/2011 08:27:01 PM
Really fabulous!!!
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08/06/2011 06:28:45 AM
Excellent! See, by cutting away the surroundings you now get a wonderfully sharp view of the look on her face, and there's suddenly a great story here. Depth of field is well done to reduce background distractions, the colors and detail are fantastic. This is a wonderful image.
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08/04/2011 04:35:21 PM
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08/03/2011 02:34:10 PM
Great picture!!!
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08/03/2011 11:16:26 AM
Very cool. Thank you for sharing a piece of the world I have never seen before.
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08/02/2011 12:30:28 PM
love your PP here, and love the red
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08/02/2011 11:02:21 AM
I'm not sure where this is, but I want to be there! Great capture - 9 and a favorite...
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08/02/2011 10:40:46 AM
wow, what a great picture in the story that it tells.
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08/01/2011 10:37:08 PM
This is wonderful, makes you wonder what they are saying to each other.
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08/01/2011 10:03:26 PM
OH wow the things people have to do to survive. WOnderful.
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08/01/2011 12:04:22 PM
I wish you had moved back and shown a little more surroundings - since I have seen these makeshift cable cars in use to cross rivers and valleys, I can appreciate the beauty even without seeing it in this picture, but for most people imo it might be a hard visualization! Good luck in the challenge!
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08/01/2011 12:05:01 AM
Wow, this would have been a National Geographic photo if they were both looking at you. Awesome shot
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