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Challenge: Masters' Free Study (Advanced Editing II*)
Collection: 2004
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Casper Mountain, Wyoming
Date: Sep 23, 2004
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 27, 2004

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Statistics
Place: 14 out of 69
Avg (all users): 7.4123
Avg (commenters): 8.1184
Avg (participants): 7.1000
Avg (non-participants): 7.4667
Views since voting: 13465
Views during voting: 974
Votes: 405
Comments: 98
Favorites: 86 (view)


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02/06/2008 04:18:52 PM
Was just doing a search on here and this area is almost in my back yard..nicely done!
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08/26/2007 01:02:13 PM
this is such an awesome picturee, i love the colorss
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07/09/2007 06:59:09 AM
very nice, I love all that brown on the trees!
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06/28/2007 12:53:19 AM
I always come back to this one. One of my top 5 fav photos here at DPC. It has such a lovely light and detail. It is so representative of fall and it reminds me of the aspens in my part of the world. It is one I would like to hang on my wall sometime. :)
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02/19/2007 06:29:24 PM
Drop dead gorgeous!
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02/05/2007 09:15:52 PM
Some people would travel hundreds of miles to take a pic like this one,good job.
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08/27/2006 05:29:01 AM
glorious!
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09/06/2005 12:01:10 PM
The colors and scenery is fantastic. The hues are warm and golden. I am caught holding my breath for this really takes on the aspects of a painting found hanging on the wall.
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10/14/2004 11:24:51 AM
Congratulations Ursula, with a score and photo like this I am surprised you only came 14th, should have been higher! Fantastic photo.
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10/09/2004 10:15:47 AM
Congtatulations on your 14th placing with this warm fall image.
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10/09/2004 12:31:03 AM
Thanks for ALL the comments! I much appreciate them.

~Ursula
10/09/2004 12:20:18 AM
I though this one would have won , call the cops , you got robbed !!
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10/08/2004 09:21:55 AM
i thought this should have been in the top 5
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10/08/2004 05:38:37 AM
This was one of three 10s I gave in this challenge (that's 3 more than I usually give - the standards were VERY high here). I absolutely love the mood and the light in this picture. It captures autumn just perfectly for me and has the added bonus of looking a bit like a Weston image (with colour). Well done - I believe this deserved a ribbon.
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10/08/2004 01:49:36 AM
This one is the best IMHO, after checking it again,more I see it t more I like it !
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10/08/2004 12:13:06 AM
This was my top pick I love it very nicely done I love the warm tones
Great work
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2004 11:56:10 PM
This place looks very beautiful. The fall colors are awesome. Great capture and good luck. 9
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10/07/2004 11:32:52 PM
Just a hint of burnout on the upper left, my only nit in this wondefully composed and colored image.
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10/07/2004 11:12:42 PM
Good composition.
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10/07/2004 09:14:03 PM
Looking at the thumbnail.... FALL.. Excellent a masters, masterpiece. ! 10 Blue Ribbon!
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10/07/2004 05:59:44 PM
The shadows on the bottom and the dark clouds on the top help frame the trees beautifully. It's hard to find such a good shot in natural light like this! Well done! 9
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10/07/2004 04:47:59 PM
Surreal. Great drama as a result of the lighting. Am I biased because the birch is one of my favorite trees? Good job! The only thing I would like to see a bit different is the shadow in the foreground... but I realize it is difficult to control nature. 9
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10/07/2004 01:46:28 PM
The lighting and sky really offset and bring out the gold in the trees here. I really can't critique this, well done.
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10/07/2004 01:40:39 PM
I must have shot hundreds of fall shots like this, but not many of them were of much worth. This one however, is really nice and effective. You chose a good time of day, and your composition and colors/contrasts work very well.
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10/07/2004 03:57:21 AM
This is beautiful- stunning, ominous, inspiring- I love this shot and the fact that you have conveyed the true emotional power of nature. Best of luck. "10"
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10/07/2004 01:07:41 AM
this is gorgeous! we're still waiting for our leaves to turn, and until then, this is what i'm looking at! great composition and use of lighting. you really captured the moment. the detail is tremendous. one of my top picks for the challenge. good luck!
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10/06/2004 08:44:17 PM
Almost looks like a painting, good job 9
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10/06/2004 04:11:29 PM
Yes, that is the real golden Autumn. Just the heavy shadow in the lower part of the image gives strong contrast, without which I think the picture would've been more optymistic. But... it doesn't have to be optymistic (especially with the dark cloud above), does it?
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10/06/2004 03:18:16 PM
Excellent composition & choice of time of day to shoot it.
Looks like the cover of a jigsaw puzzle, and can see this as one.

Well Done! One of my top 5 favorites in this challenge. Bumping up to ((9))
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10/06/2004 02:57:49 PM
The sky looks just a lttle too blown out in the left. A bit distracting. I love the color in the trees, though.
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10/06/2004 01:55:29 PM
So nice. love the colours. REALLY love the texture you get from the low sunlight. the shadows at the bottom in front of the focal tree bug me a little, but that's a nit-pick. I love it. looks like fall near my house. well done.
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10/06/2004 12:40:24 PM
I love this picture. Great job!
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10/06/2004 03:09:18 AM
Revisiting for comments: Nice colors and scenic phase. The low lighting was every useful here to capture the golden colors from the low light. Well-done shot.
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10/06/2004 01:17:17 AM
so warm and inviting - great pic :)
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10/06/2004 12:29:28 AM
Great capture of natural lighting. Superb colors.
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10/06/2004 12:23:53 AM
Beautiful picture, enough said.
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10/05/2004 11:09:18 AM
NIce colors but a bit dark in the lover left corner.
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10/05/2004 10:59:11 AM
Great lighting and the marvelous sky make the aspens look like golden torches. Well done.
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10/05/2004 12:39:34 AM
lovely fall colors
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10/05/2004 12:14:18 AM
Nice autumn scene. Good composition. Not sure I like the dark band (shadow) at the bottom. These fall colours look very good.
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10/04/2004 11:27:03 PM
Wow, what a contrast between the dark clouds and the well lit trees. great shot!
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10/04/2004 11:22:09 PM
Spectacular colors. Love the stormy look
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10/04/2004 11:04:54 PM
Beautiful... the colors on the leaves are great, and the texture and detail on the tree trunks bring some real depth. Nice and sharp all the way out to the horizon, and the backlighting really works.
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10/04/2004 07:54:49 PM
The light here is wonderful. You've done what is very difficult and produced an ordinary scene in a very special way. I love it. I'm also a fan of silver birches. Hope you do well. [9]
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10/04/2004 07:13:02 PM
Incredible! I love the colors and the detail in this image. Really great.
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10/04/2004 06:56:58 PM
I never get the chance to get photos like these in LA. Love the contrast between the brightly lit trees and the dark clouds. 8
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10/04/2004 06:00:45 PM
Very nice colours. 8
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10/04/2004 03:40:25 PM
Great Autumn colors and great time to have taken the shot. When I see the sun breaking out of the clouds like this I always look for something to shoot quickly as it never lasts for long.

I always end up missing it.

Great colors once again. 9
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10/04/2004 01:27:10 PM
i miss the changing leaves *sigh* you have a great photo here, nothing that i can say bad about it 7
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10/04/2004 02:40:20 AM
Beautiful
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10/04/2004 01:57:26 AM
love the colours and composytion
left hand side sky little overexpose
10
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10/03/2004 10:44:22 PM
I am a sucker for fall colors, and you picked my favorite trees. I really like the light and the sky in this one as well. Not quite a wow, but very good. I could see this hanging on my wall. 8.
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10/03/2004 08:33:00 PM
Great fall colors.
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10/03/2004 07:20:03 PM
Beautiful colours and good viewpoint. The clouds are vital for the yellow colour of the leaves to cut through.
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10/03/2004 06:59:05 PM
Beautiful, stands apart from the crowd.
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10/03/2004 04:54:51 PM
It's a nice shot, crisp and excellent colors, great sky, too, but not very in-your-face surprising...for a fall picture, it doesn't have that oomph... but I like it nonetheless, particular the clarity of the foreground tree and the lighting. Thanks!
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10/03/2004 04:37:29 PM
This is just so beautiful - I wish I could emulate it - masterful!
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10/03/2004 04:11:28 PM
This must be the platonic perfection of Fall Colors. Beautifully captured. Your timing was perfect. And the weather cooperated. Nicely done.
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10/03/2004 12:51:07 PM
This is beautiful but I would have prefered a different time of day to avoid the harsh shadows against such delicate foliage coloring. Yet, the composition has great strenght and beauty but the viewer feels he wants to see more of the dark backland. Despite all this the coloration invites the eyes back again. Bumping up.
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10/03/2004 11:49:39 AM
Nice shot. The weather and dark clouds didn't help you. I hope you do well in the voting, but there are some really great landscapes competing.
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10/03/2004 08:15:09 AM
First impression was that its some painting. Real nice how the sun reflects on the leafs.
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10/03/2004 06:47:31 AM
Some beautiful light, and I like the neatimaged clouds but the composition here is a bit chaotic to me. I'm not really sure what the pof is here. The trees and hills look way oversharpened... to the point of actually losing detail. 6
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10/03/2004 03:59:03 AM
Beautiful use of color and nice angle.
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10/03/2004 01:08:53 AM
Beautiful golden lighting, nice composition. Not sure if I like the centered composition, but it works.
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10/02/2004 09:15:26 PM
Nice capture of the fall theme, I can't find fault here. Excellent work. 10
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10/02/2004 03:42:36 PM
Wow, is it that time of year already somewhere?? I'm not ready. Good color and the sunlight hitting the white trunks works well. Seem like you could have cropped out that one burned out area in the clouds on the left. Great shot.
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10/02/2004 03:40:20 PM
Very detailed, something to keep looking at time after time. I can really make out the different textures here. Only gripe is the cloud on the LHS, seems a little overexposed. 8
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10/02/2004 03:03:54 PM
beautiful colors, great sky and great lighting. a well captured fall scene.
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10/02/2004 02:54:20 PM
Beautiful color in the trees. Don't you just love this time of year? The only thing I don't like is the dark clouds above the tree. 7
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10/02/2004 02:11:50 PM
Beautiful colors and tones. Can't make up my mind about the shadow in the foreground. Guess I would have tried cropping with and without the shadow to see what the effect was. Excellent landscape.
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10/02/2004 10:05:15 AM
wow this is deffinitely a touching image !
gr8 use of colour and focus... composition is exquisite as well however its a shame to have the amount of shaddowing in the foreground as is present... it would IMHO have a gr8r effect if it was in its original tones of colour however that is not something that you could possibly control... i highly commend you on such a wonderful photo and look forward to seeing more of your work :)
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10/02/2004 09:23:50 AM
I love the color. I think the lighting is perfect. Great time of day. I can alsmost smell the fresh air. Great photo. a 9.
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10/02/2004 08:21:55 AM
Beautiful shot. Colours are amazing. Seems like a minute after a storm, or a minute just before one.
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10/02/2004 04:46:18 AM
I love this such a lovely light and detail I feel I want to walk into it
beautiful work
One of my top picks for a ribbon Good luck A 10 from me
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10/02/2004 03:40:43 AM
Love the late day(?) lighting and the play of shadow/light here. Clouds and high contrast really give this picture a dramatic feel. Also a good feeling of balacnce of all it's elements. Very painterly and beautiful. 9
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10/02/2004 03:16:34 AM
great contrast, well done
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10/02/2004 01:00:27 AM
i love the aura and the feeling of this photograph. to me it reflects very well the feeling of fall that i get every year, the changing colours and the cooling temperatures. i hope this photograph does very well in this challenge.
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10/01/2004 11:12:46 PM
The photo paints a wonderful scene, brilliant. 10
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10/01/2004 10:50:03 PM
your picture has an eery yet solemn mood. The light on the trees is wonderfully contrasted by the clouds fortelling a coming storm. Very nice capture.
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10/01/2004 07:14:44 PM
Beautiful scene, well captured!
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10/01/2004 06:10:29 PM
Wow! I love it! I've seen several ads online lately for autumn photo contests. I think you should enter this one because it definitely has that winner look about it. I love the stormy skies as a backdrop to the beautiful autumn colors in the trees. I'm giving this a 10.
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10/01/2004 05:01:08 PM
winner !!!!!! 10
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10/01/2004 03:30:21 PM
This is so good- I love how the leaves are so crisp and the details are so perfect. The sky is great and there is such a mood, so relaxing. Awesome, love it!
9
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10/01/2004 03:11:40 PM
nice composition and drama in the sky, and great exposure
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10/01/2004 02:21:10 PM
WOW!!!! I can't wait to see who did this one and where it was taken... Absolutely goes on my favorites list. I have nothing to critique as I would not change anything. Great dramatic lighting, I love the surreal feel of the image, and what really captures my attention is the way you've isolated the detailed silhouettes of the central trees from the thicher trees to the right.
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10/01/2004 02:13:59 PM
The colors are nice on this but I think burning the clouds is overdone here. It isn't very suttle (5).
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10/01/2004 02:10:50 PM
Gorgeous, the light in the clouds and on the trees is fantastic, beautiful scene, very appealing. I cannot suggest any improvement.
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10/01/2004 12:48:05 PM
Wonderful mix of light and colors -6
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10/01/2004 11:53:36 AM
Nice, love the colors of the leaves and the lighting.
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10/01/2004 11:46:43 AM
Lovely shot. Hmmm I think I know who this entry is from..but I won't be so presumptuous to state it. One of my favourites though.
Excellent use of light in highlighting fall colours and sculpting your subject.
Mother nature co-operated here. Gorgeous fall shot.
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10/01/2004 11:12:58 AM
The colours here are nice and vibrant, and the photo has good clarity. The sky is a bit overexposed on the left but that's not too important. 7
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10/01/2004 10:06:31 AM
I love the light & colours
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10/01/2004 04:19:23 AM
I love the way the light has worked here. Almost looks like an old masters oil painting.
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10/01/2004 02:31:27 AM
Beautiful painting effect.
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10/01/2004 02:19:26 AM
I absolutely love this. The light and composition remind me of an oil painting. The artist is Turner who knew so well how to paint the qualities of light. Beautiful!
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10/01/2004 01:43:05 AM
Graet colors and lighting. Good luck.
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10/01/2004 01:12:37 AM
Aspen are some of my favorite trees. This is a really nice shot.
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10/01/2004 12:12:19 AM
Now this is a classic example of how to capture scenery. You've taken a mundane landscape, and transformed it. Absolutely gorgeous. The lighting is haunting, and leads you into the trees. Perhaps a little *too* blown out in the clouds on the left. However, it's like looking at a fine painting
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