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Beyond the Bend
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Challenge: Leading Lines III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Boreas Pass, Como, Colorado
Date: Sep 15, 2006
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 16, 2006

I drove to Great Sand Dune N.P. on Friday morning, hoping to get a nice cliche shot for this challenge. Conditions were wonderful pre-dawn, yet as soon as the slightest bit of useable light appeared over the horizon it started to rain. And continued to rain for the next 3 hours. So, I didn't get many shots to use, either for this challenge or elsewhere.

On my way home I drove over Boreas Pass near Como, Colorado, and the trees were on fire. Aspen in Colorado generally change to a golden yellow, sometimes red or orange, but never to this tone. So, needless to say I got a bit creative here. The skies in Colorado generally are fairly dark, but I did darken these quite a bit as well. The clouds are real :)

Post Challenge -

Thank you all for the wonderful comments.

I'm quite surprised this did this well, since I applied a ton of PP, which I generally don't like doing.

That aside, I'm a wee bit disappointed that nobody mentioned that this is spot on perfect color contrast. Yes, I manipulated it to be so, but nevertheless...

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 294
Avg (all users): 6.4952
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.4118
Avg (non-participants): 6.5520
Views since voting: 1620
Views during voting: 301
Votes: 210
Comments: 22
Favorites: 6 (view)


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10/05/2006 01:34:11 AM
this is spot on perfect color contrast
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09/30/2006 10:38:48 PM
A lovely convergence with colors that soothe the soul. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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09/30/2006 07:09:21 PM
Very good shot. Congratulations on your top ten finish!
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09/27/2006 09:50:00 AM
Wow! This is gorgeous Mark! I'm so glad this made the top 10! I miss the fall colors already :) Way to go!!!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/26/2006 10:14:50 PM
Beautiful, strong imagery. Looks like Fall has settled in already. Great job. A top contender for sure. Good luck!
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09/26/2006 09:58:34 PM
good color, line and focus
you should end up highly rated
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09/26/2006 08:21:08 PM
Great lines and exceptional color. Very well done.
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09/26/2006 05:08:30 PM
This hits my top three. Good leading line with great burnt colours.
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09/25/2006 02:49:34 PM
great colors.
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09/24/2006 01:21:57 AM
Beautiful capture of leading lines. Love the fall colors. The blue sky is flawless. Great work. I vote an 8.
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09/22/2006 09:02:41 AM
Uh already so colorful...beautiful autumn capture.
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09/21/2006 09:56:52 PM
Fantastic color and contrast. Meets theme well. 10
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09/21/2006 12:58:53 PM
The vibrant complementaries really save this from being about nothing.
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09/21/2006 08:08:17 AM
Very interesting shot. I like the colours and the shapes.
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09/20/2006 11:22:24 PM
Beautiful tones
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09/20/2006 02:31:39 PM
A beautiful scene! Nicely captured!
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09/20/2006 10:22:40 AM
Nice set of colours there. 8.
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09/20/2006 09:34:56 AM
Nice aspens
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09/20/2006 09:10:03 AM
beautiful fall colors
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09/20/2006 08:05:09 AM
deep colour and a pleasing result 8
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09/20/2006 01:40:05 AM
aww.. where in this world such colours are sold!
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09/20/2006 12:26:57 AM
Wow - Very nice shot. The colors are strong and the detail is very nice.
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