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Challenge: Where's Waldo? V (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Augstmatthorn, Switzerland
Date: Sep 10, 2011
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000 s
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Sep 11, 2011

I spent quite a while on the top of the Augstmatthorn, waiting for an opportunity for shooting this challenge. Unfortunately, only pairs of people passed the ridge and I was starting to get sunburned. Then, out of the blue came this paraglider :) No idea where he took off, but he seemed to have very good thermics.

I chose B&W because of the slight haze, which washes out the colors but creates a nice feeling of depth with the tonal difference.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 108
Avg (all users): 6.5409
Avg (commenters): 7.5714
Avg (participants): 6.4048
Avg (non-participants): 6.5897
Views since voting: 1293
Views during voting: 363
Votes: 159
Comments: 23
Favorites: 0


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09/27/2011 12:47:01 PM
From the Critique Club

First of all, this is well done and I think the score and ranking reflect that. It certainly meets the challenge and from a technical standpoint, the B&W looks great. I think you made the right choice with B&W. The composition, using the near mountains, the far mountains and the sky to divide the image into thirds is excellent.

I'm going to make a few suggestions and technical comments on some other possibilities to consider.

First, the paraglider. I didn't know what it was until I read the comments. I thought the canopy was a bird. I'd like to have seen it directly from the front or back and then it would have been more identifiable. Unless you're working with the pilot, there's not much you could have done though aside from hope.

Second, the foreground. The closest thing to the viewer in the image is the mountains at the bottom, which are still pretty far away. It makes me feel like I'm flying. It would be nice to try some closer foreground in the bottom of the shot. You might have to lay down on the ground...

Overall though this is a solid image and I just want to give you some things to consider for the future or in processing another shot you might have made on this same trip.

Spork
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09/22/2011 10:13:04 AM
SILLY ME I THOUGHT THAT was a 'bit of CRAP' on y comnputer screen/monitor
WAy up there in the sky..... Yeah at last I spotted it thnak you awesome image from shez
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09/21/2011 02:49:04 PM
Thank you so much for all the friendly comments! They mean a lot to me.
:D
09/21/2011 01:34:07 PM
Great depth- fantastic tones in here. Make it a damned poster and sell the thing already!
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09/21/2011 11:54:18 AM
Congrats on a front page placing.
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09/21/2011 01:20:03 AM
I thought I'd commented on this. Sorry! Congrats on the top 10. Great image, and wonderful waldo.
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09/21/2011 12:52:36 AM
Congratulations on the front page
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/20/2011 11:50:55 PM
My god...I didn't vote on the ones that I could not find Waldo in. I came back to this tonight and saw it right away !
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09/19/2011 05:37:13 PM
Fantastic view!!!
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09/19/2011 07:37:29 AM
Unique was to capture Waldo, also a nice BW image!
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09/18/2011 01:03:30 AM
Wow! Even if Waldo weren't in the image, I'd rate it highly! Gorgeous!
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09/17/2011 11:37:11 PM
Waldo's hang-gliding!
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09/17/2011 11:40:29 AM
A flying Waldo! Wonderful scape.
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09/17/2011 08:45:14 AM
Love the tonality of the layers...Waldo just adds to it.
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09/16/2011 11:12:42 PM
Ha, just now on my 3rd view, I saw it... I was only looking on the mountain range in the foreground.
This is a beautiful view, crispy image and I love the nuances in the mountains at the bg.
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09/16/2011 10:33:32 PM
Nice, sublte but nice.
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09/14/2011 10:39:56 PM
On the shoulders of giants. WOWWWW!
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09/14/2011 10:33:38 PM
AMAZING. Meets challenge better then any I've seen so far, and a gorgeous landscape. Unbelievable!
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09/14/2011 08:42:09 PM
Hmm there is a teeny tiny little white rectangular speck near the bottom right corner that could be Waldo. Hard to say.
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09/14/2011 05:45:27 PM
I can see Waldo.
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09/14/2011 04:56:39 PM
Love the minimalism in this against a wild country image
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09/14/2011 02:27:29 PM
Perfect take on the challenge. The overall image also compliments the spirit of the original Waldo.
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09/14/2011 12:11:22 AM
wow.. breathtaking view.. but seriously.. wheres waldo :?
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