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Midnight Sunrise
2nd PlaceMidnight Sunrise
LalliSig


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Challenge: Free Study XV (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
Location: Bláfjöll, Iceland
Date: Nov 15, 2006
Aperture: 2.5
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 30 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2006

Taken at the exact same spot as my recent "Postcard II" entry, I used a tripod and didnīt move it, just turned to the left. There was actually just one frame taken between them to help me frame it better as the scene was hard to make out in the dark, this shot is nr 3783 but the postcard shot was 3781.

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Donīt like this photo as much as the Postcards entry but this was a likely candidate for that challenge, an "Outtake" so to speak. Hate entering two shots from the same shoot though but I have been real busy this month so it was either this or to not submit at all, hope it wonīt do too badly in the challenge and that people donīt realize itīs mine.

Editing was very similar to the postcard entry, mainly just raw conversion stuff and seperate curves adjustments on the sky and the foreground and then curves on the whole shot.

The "sunrise" is not sunrise at all but ambient lighting coming from Reykjavik, this shot is taken at 1:20 am.

Wohoo! REALLY didnīt expect this ribbon, thatīs what makes this site so much fun :) Too bad though, was going to make it one of my goals for 2007 to ribbon in a free study, guess Iīll have to find a new goal now... What a fun problem to have :)

Threw the two photos together so people can see how they match.


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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 501
Avg (all users): 7.4417
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 7.3482
Avg (non-participants): 7.6471
Views since voting: 10612
Views during voting: 282
Votes: 163
Comments: 56
Favorites: 40 (view)


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12/18/2006 08:36:41 AM
Stunning, Congrats Larus :)
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12/14/2006 08:44:55 PM
Looks like a shot from a sci-fi movie! Beautiful! Congrats.
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12/12/2006 03:15:39 PM
Fantastic !
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12/12/2006 01:20:12 AM
Great score Larus, congrats on the ribbon...thanks also for the explanation and the data on the shot...any room for an Aussie/Italian at your place in Iceland? Can leave the wife and kids behind if I can come across and get shots like this. They won't even know I am gone!
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12/09/2006 11:56:40 PM
Super job, out of this world image.
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12/09/2006 11:07:09 AM
beautiful landscape, congrats.
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12/09/2006 07:47:02 AM
Congratulations, Larus, on your Ribbon with this absolutely stunning image! Fantastic work as always!
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12/09/2006 01:19:57 AM
Looks like a poster for a 50's Science fiction movie. Voted 10
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12/08/2006 11:12:47 PM
Almost invokes a spiritual experience! Congratulations on your Red.
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12/08/2006 05:23:48 PM
Like always Larus, beautiful work. Amazing clarity and sharpness, along with your title. Its just incredible work. Another work of art. Well done.
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12/08/2006 05:01:34 PM
Ribbon Hog! :P Great shot! As usual! LOL.
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12/08/2006 02:36:26 PM
Beautiful photograph, congratulations on winning the red ribbon.
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12/08/2006 02:09:23 PM
stunning! Congrats!!
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12/08/2006 12:32:28 PM
"my goals for 2007 to ribbon in a free study, guess I´ll have to find a new goal now..."

Just try harder in December's FS ;). Congrats!
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12/08/2006 08:59:54 AM
Amazing, amazing, amazing!! Congrats the red ribbon!!
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12/08/2006 08:41:06 AM
Grats. Maybe you can send in yet another one and ribbon in Sky.
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12/08/2006 07:41:26 AM
Nothing wrong with two ribbons out of one shoot. Congratulations.
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12/08/2006 07:29:07 AM
Congrats on your red Lárus great picture.
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12/08/2006 07:25:41 AM
Beautiful shot, magnificantly captured. I wish I had scenery like this near me.
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12/08/2006 06:13:34 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon and a stunning shot :o)
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12/08/2006 05:52:23 AM
Þú ert ótrúlegur Lalli, til hamingju með þetta allt saman. Er soldið að gæla við þá hugmynd að stela þessari og senda hana inn í desemberkeppnina á lmk :)
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12/08/2006 05:46:41 AM
Originally posted by gsal:

Two ribbons of three shots. That´s economical! Could we maybe see the middle shot, nr. 3782?


Nah, gonna save the 3782 shot for the red ribbon in "Best of 2006" but thanx for asking :D
12/08/2006 04:37:14 AM
Two ribbons of three shots. That´s economical! Could we maybe see the middle shot, nr. 3782? Congrats, Lárus, for your red and reaching your goal to ribon in a free study. I like this photo, btw!
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12/08/2006 04:07:44 AM
This is extremely beautiful. Huge congrats on your red, Larus.
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12/08/2006 03:16:46 AM
Congrats, Larus, but don't you get bored sometimes from all the ribbons?
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12/08/2006 03:13:30 AM
Im coming to Iceland to get your camera... BAH! HUMBUG!!!
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12/08/2006 02:25:01 AM
Congrats on your red. Great pic, as always.
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12/08/2006 01:13:16 AM
Congrats on your Red Larus. Another stunning image.
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12/08/2006 12:54:01 AM
Can i ask you to make this avaliable for print as soon as i get the more imporant stuff taken care of I want to buy this one and your Postcard 2 shot... they are both beautiful i love the skys.
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12/08/2006 12:52:17 AM
No 1's or 2's. I thought for sure I trolled this one. ;-P j/k
Congrats on an amazing image! Your virtual closet is overflowing with ribbons! :)

Only nitpick is I woulda cloned out the dust specs above the letters in this: Bláfjöll
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12/08/2006 12:49:52 AM
Hey, not a bad finish for a photo you didn't want to enter. Congratulations, Larus.
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12/08/2006 12:16:56 AM
Congratulations on a beautiful image and your ribbon!
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12/08/2006 12:10:51 AM
Knew this was yours m8. Congratulations! :)
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12/08/2006 12:07:08 AM
Right again! Congrats. I bet I'll see another one of yours on the front page real soon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2006 09:31:16 PM
This is really a neat photo. Nicely done!
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12/07/2006 08:05:14 PM
Not fair.
Move away from that terrible place. I think Tijuana is nice this time of year.
OBVIOUSLY I am just kidding - this is gorgeous!!
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12/07/2006 05:39:28 PM
Looks like we're getting closer to the 'north pole'. Stunning. The stark beauty is breathtaking.
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12/06/2006 07:40:42 PM
A surreal elegance, I could see this as a SciFi cover or on the cover of Science magazine, great colors and clarity.
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12/05/2006 11:26:38 PM
The sky is absolutely amazing, the colors and those stars. The tundra seems kind of blotchy though. Stunning photograph!
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12/05/2006 07:52:08 PM
beautiful colors
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12/05/2006 05:47:33 PM
Heck! I have to give a 10 to this image!!! It makes me wonder...
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12/05/2006 04:46:14 PM
Great image
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12/05/2006 07:25:13 AM
amazing!
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12/05/2006 01:58:52 AM
Wow... where on Earth... gorgeous.
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12/04/2006 03:29:39 AM
Great picture Larus.
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12/04/2006 02:27:53 AM
superb. top 10 here.
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12/02/2006 09:41:37 PM
Stunning!
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12/02/2006 05:49:16 PM
Very nice! 10
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12/02/2006 05:06:19 PM
The WOW factor alone gives this a 10.
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12/02/2006 12:35:21 AM
Oh this is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Where did you take this! I'm in awe that you were able to get such detail in the stars when the sun is right there on the horizon. This is so incredibly striking! Fabulous!
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12/02/2006 12:24:38 AM
WOW. Larus man, you sure know how to make my jaw drop. Hope it wins ! (10)
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12/01/2006 06:56:01 PM
Very nice although something at the horizon looks a bit funny. Perhaps a bit of processing?
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12/01/2006 06:52:16 PM
OMG I love this picture.9
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12/01/2006 09:44:05 AM
Looks a lot like a "Larus" - but I might be wrong. But it is beautiful...
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12/01/2006 12:40:55 AM
You can't go wrong with those shots! I admire your stamina as I know that must be pretty bitter out there. Great effort though and well worth it.
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12/01/2006 12:04:04 AM
Larus! :P Seriously, I bet this is yours. Fantastic shot.
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