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Challenge: Perspective III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: South of Gardner, KS
Date: Jul 11, 2006
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1.3s
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jul 11, 2006

Converted from RAW.
RSE -
Shadow Contrast +50 or so
Highlight Contrast -50 or so.
PS -
-Levels Layer, moved right slider left to middle of the start of the upward curve, reverse for left slider.
-Hue/Sat layer, red/sat+21, yellos/sat+31, cyan/hue+2, blue/hue+2sat+34.
Filter -remove noise (no time for NI)

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After.

OMG!!! Thank you LORD!!!!

Thanks everone for their votes!! Thank you thank you thank you :-D

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 379
Avg (all users): 6.9471
Avg (commenters): 7.9474
Avg (participants): 6.6559
Avg (non-participants): 7.1493
Views since voting: 11136
Views during voting: 366
Votes: 227
Comments: 63
Favorites: 30 (view)


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05/02/2007 09:33:46 PM
This is incredibly inspiring, I love everything about it!! Congrats!
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01/07/2007 12:03:02 AM
yea, so, thats pretty much one of my favorite shots i've ever seen. congrats.

~mt
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07/24/2006 08:51:50 AM
Congrats mate. What i cant beleive is that people had scored this photo
at 4 and less? What do you have to do to keep everyone happy and their votes 5?
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07/23/2006 07:21:28 AM
Congrats on your red ribbon! Great work!
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07/22/2006 05:42:09 AM
this is so working!great
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07/21/2006 10:58:31 PM
I didn't even notice you were from Kansas as well! Where was this shot taken exactly?
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07/20/2006 01:17:12 PM
Many congratulations on your ribbon with this fantastic image!
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07/19/2006 03:58:59 PM
Nice work man...nice work.

You fellow Kansans are finally catching up to me, looks like I may actually have to start entering challenges again. :P
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07/19/2006 03:36:16 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon, great shot!
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07/19/2006 02:39:24 PM
WTG Wave! You finally got your breakthrough! I was wondering when that would happen. And not only that, you did it by breaking the "rules" wit6h a nearly-symmetrical picture :-) A landscapist after my own heart!
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07/19/2006 01:58:13 PM
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Message edited by author 2006-08-17 10:50:45.
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07/19/2006 01:56:31 PM
This is WONDERFUL!!! Judging from your portfolio. ..I'm sure this is only the first of many ribbons for you!!! Congratulations! So well deserved!

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07/19/2006 10:44:33 AM
So what exactly did you do to this shot? Congrats!
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07/19/2006 09:16:22 AM
Congrats! Always fun to get a first ribbon, now go get the other two to complete your matching set :)
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07/19/2006 09:13:57 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon. Beautiful! I'm sure many more will follow!
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07/19/2006 08:04:59 AM
Well done, indeed! Fantastic sky! Congrats on your first ribbon!
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07/19/2006 07:19:26 AM
What a stunning image. Congrats on your red.
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07/19/2006 06:01:43 AM
Cangrats on the RED great job.
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07/19/2006 06:00:19 AM
Great capture~!!
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07/19/2006 03:29:24 AM
Congrats on your PB and RED withthis fine shot.
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07/19/2006 03:11:32 AM
great lighting !
congrats
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07/19/2006 02:44:34 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!!! Beautiful image, well deserved!!
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07/19/2006 02:39:13 AM
wow, hey, congrats on your first ribbon!
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07/19/2006 02:32:41 AM
Such a rad shot! Congradulations!
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07/19/2006 12:40:30 AM
About dang time! Great image!
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07/19/2006 12:37:16 AM
congratulations on a well deserved ribbon
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07/19/2006 12:35:21 AM
Congrats on your 1st ribbon.
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07/19/2006 12:33:34 AM
The magic of the open road and then that engulfing whirl of a sky! Congratulations on your RED.
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07/19/2006 12:30:11 AM
Llama!!

Llama!!!

Llama!!!!
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07/19/2006 12:26:30 AM
Llama llama!
Cheescake!
LLAMAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!
Congrats, Kipt'n Llama!
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07/19/2006 12:23:18 AM
Beautiful sky! Sherpet said it perfect. You caught it well.
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07/19/2006 12:20:45 AM
The leading "perspective" lines in this image, leading us to that magical cloudy skym is why this came "second", in this challenge.....
I love it.
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07/19/2006 12:17:57 AM
Wow - what a great sky! Terrific POV. Congrats on 2nd place!
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07/19/2006 12:17:32 AM
I love you! Great job honey!
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07/19/2006 12:16:07 AM
Congrats on an awesome shot!!!
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07/19/2006 12:15:16 AM
Wooohooo! Go Steve! Congrats on your first ribbon dude!
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07/19/2006 12:15:12 AM
congrats on the first ribbon! Always the best!
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07/19/2006 12:12:45 AM
I'm game....Way to go, Steve!!!
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07/19/2006 12:11:54 AM
Way to go Steve!!!
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07/19/2006 12:11:54 AM
Way to go Steve!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/18/2006 11:45:11 PM
wonderful skies and leading lines :) the clouds are amazing!
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07/18/2006 10:25:23 PM
great depth & amazing color!
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07/18/2006 04:36:57 AM
wow. well done.
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07/17/2006 01:00:45 PM
Well you are definately one that can make centered composition work, works nicely here and this is a pretty cool photo. Maybe I am just too people oriented but I feel that there is something missing, like a person walking down that road or something like that. Also, a bit too dramatic and dark for my taste but nothing that is really hurting the shot, I am just in too much of a summer mood for this right now as it reminds me of autumn storms. Anyway, a nice shot, I gave it a 7.
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07/16/2006 02:59:35 PM
very nice what a perspective! a person or a car on the road would've made a nice finish
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07/15/2006 10:57:13 PM
One of my favourites, awesome sky.
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07/15/2006 07:36:48 PM
The colors are so warm and the symmetry is exceptional. I would have named it "Riders in the Storm".
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07/15/2006 06:31:17 PM
Gorgeous. Great depth and color. Just perfect 10
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07/14/2006 07:18:39 AM
It´s a clear vanishing point too.
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07/14/2006 12:22:39 AM
10 :) powerfully drawn into the photo. well done
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07/13/2006 03:34:24 PM
Meets Challenge: 1/1
Lighting: 2/2
Focus: 1/2
Creativity: 2/2
Aesthetics: 2/3

Man, lots of fantastic photos in this challenge. Seems like a lot of focus on interesting light.

This is a nice take on the usual "photo of a road" picture and on the usual "beautiful sunset" picture.

The sky is particularily interesting to me as it almost gives a visual of "good and evil" with the left and right sides. The left is brighter pastels, almost whimsical, while the right is darker, richer, almost forboding. This is further accentuated by the fields on each side. On the left appears to be a meadow, open and friendly, while the right appears to be some kind of crop, tightly planted, thick, and tall. The texture in the clouds is quite fantastic as well, right in the middle at the top, very chaotic but beautiful, as though each side is fighting for control.

The only improvement for me would be focus. The horizon is nice and dark, but I wish it were a little sharper. That might be nitpicking, though. I also might have liked the field to the left to be a little sharper, but I am guessing the wind was blowing, you could have been using a low ISO, slow(ish) shutterspeed and possible a high aperture.

Looks like some noise along the horizon as well but it's hard to notice and might just be my eyes playing tricks on me.
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07/13/2006 12:03:52 PM
Very cool photograph, very dramatic. The mood that is created by the tones and colors is great. That sky is uber-cool!
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07/13/2006 09:22:03 AM
wonderful image...I like how it seems as though the clouds are moving towards the viewer, yet the road brings about a sense of movement forward...it's a very interesting optical effect...I'm not totally crazy about the tones, though...there's a bit too many colors battling for attention, at least to my eye...hmm, nicely done! :)
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07/13/2006 06:39:46 AM
Nice Perspective . 9.
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07/13/2006 04:50:19 AM
Fantastic sky
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07/12/2006 07:35:36 PM
Stunning 10
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07/12/2006 09:58:09 AM
Incredible depth. This photo pulls at the viewer like gravity. A 9!
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07/12/2006 09:07:54 AM
Great colors, Great shot!
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07/12/2006 08:06:31 AM
lovely colour and depth, well done
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07/12/2006 07:12:34 AM
nice... love the shy...
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07/12/2006 07:05:44 AM
1st impression: WoW!!!!! Wonderfully done! 10
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07/12/2006 01:08:59 AM
love the colors in the sky , the low clouds,and the perspective of depth
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07/12/2006 12:59:11 AM
Amazing!
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