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Bear Hills
Bear Hills

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Challenge: Free Study 2011-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Oct 16, 2011
Aperture: 18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.6
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2011

Posted this on my birthday, 11/1 :).

Post-challenge: I like how this image turned out. It was very cold and windy, I could almost hear the tripod humming from the wind... and a very difficult scene to capture - the ultra-bright sky, dark foreground and those clouds with red stripes - hard to balance it all together, even with three exposures. Still, once I highlighted the hill it all looked better - don't you love when you know you're done editing?

Depth was achieved with some subtle blur in the shadows, added with soft light.

I'm glad you liked it! You can tell this is my favorite place to shoot. :)

Place: 72 out of 311
Avg (all users): 6.1622
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.9561
Avg (non-participants): 6.8529
Views since voting: 417
Views during voting: 252
Votes: 148
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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04/14/2013 02:25:09 PM
This is a gorgeous shot Tome. Surprised it scored so low
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11/08/2011 12:54:44 PM
Nice Shot. Love the color in the foreground to set off the trees in the back!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2011 05:42:30 PM
Beautiful scene and beautifully done.
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11/04/2011 10:23:09 PM
A good one ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Tome The chiseled river is very special.
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11/04/2011 05:46:20 PM
Beautiful scene. Nice combo of foliage, water, sky and hills.
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11/03/2011 12:20:31 PM
You really have a great perspective/vantage point in this photo. I love the expanse of the overall landscape and the view this vista provides.

I also love the lighting of the shot, The shadows and the illimunated areas that the clouds have created are lovely and provide a lot of interest in the forground and peaks of interest in the background to give a great feeling of depth in the photo.

Your composition and sharpness are good, I really like the use of the rule of thids for the placement of the river, and the placement of the top of the mountain range as well.

My only issue is the area in which the sun is setting it is very blown out and screams for attention first over the entire beautiful scene you have placed before is. Perhaps an hdr shot might have helped in this regard?

Not voting, only commenting. Hope that you find this comment helpful.
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11/01/2011 12:23:07 AM
Absolutely wonderful. Love the colours and pp 8
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