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Challenge: Edgar Allan Poe (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II
Location: Iceland
Date: Nov 1, 2011
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 400
Shutter: 30 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Nov 1, 2011

A single exposure and ofcourse a basic editing. Keeping it real is the one and only rule in my photography, one should never have to ask himself the question "is this real?". Not saying all digital art is crap, just saying this is how I've chosen to perform photography. This location is in Reykjanes geothermal field in Iceland, the black lava surface by the Kleifarvatn lake is literally boiling. The lonely guy out there is me :-)

Cheers, Skarpi

Alone
From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I loved, I loved alone.
Then- in my childhood, in the dawn
Of a most stormy life- was drawn
From every depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still:
From the torrent, or the fountain,
From the red cliff of the mountain,
From the sun that round me rolled
In its autumn tint of gold,
From the lightning in the sky
As it passed me flying by,
From the thunder and the storm,
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view.

- Edgar Allan Poe

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 88
Avg (all users): 6.7778
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 6.6000
Avg (non-participants): 6.8667
Views since voting: 1912
Views during voting: 324
Votes: 135
Comments: 13
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11/11/2011 04:37:20 PM
Originally posted by Techo:

Sounds like shooting this was surreal. I didn't vote but this was one of the few that stood out to me. I've been on the beach during those sand wiped days but never got a chance to capture it. Nice to know this was a single frame. May I ask how did you capture or add blueish tint to the ground? lens filter, color balance etc.?

Thanks, and yes it's pretty surreal to walk on this hot ground. This was shot late sunset/blue hour when all turnes blue, using a Lee filter to darken the sky agains ground, I did some curves, contrast and sharpen in lightroom.

Message edited by author 2011-11-11 16:42:40.
11/11/2011 02:08:33 PM
pretty much perfectly awesome. I'm sure in a basic edit challenge this would be tops.
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11/11/2011 12:54:49 PM
Sounds like shooting this was surreal. I didn't vote but this was one of the few that stood out to me. I've been on the beach during those sand wiped days but never got a chance to capture it. Nice to know this was a single frame. May I ask how did you capture or add blueish tint to the ground? lens filter, color balance etc.?

Message edited by author 2011-11-11 12:55:14.
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11/11/2011 12:30:04 PM
WOW... thought for sure it was a composite. well done.
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11/11/2011 08:46:55 AM
Keeping it 'real' is now also my goal, so nice to see 2 in the top 10 of an expert edit challenge, congrats
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/10/2011 10:00:33 PM
lovely. nice blend.
11/08/2011 09:29:49 PM
I really enjoy the implied movement of this.
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11/07/2011 11:41:48 AM
snow?
timed photograph?
11/07/2011 01:34:11 AM
One of the BEST of the competition. Well done!
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11/05/2011 12:03:49 PM
Great feel to it,real yet unreal,hope it goes well.
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11/04/2011 09:51:49 PM
He certainly is
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11/04/2011 05:35:00 PM
Outstanding image! Love the hues of blue, adds a feel of mystery to the over-all image.
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11/04/2011 05:12:02 PM
Beautiful scenery, it is an amazing photo. The tones and movements really makes it, especially with the very stoic silhouette in the middle of the elements. Great one, I just love it.
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