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Death Valley-Salt Formations on Valley Floor
3rd PlaceDeath Valley-Salt Formations on Valley Floor
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Challenge: Harsh Environments (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Death Valley CA
Date: Dec 27, 2006
Aperture: f11
ISO: 100
Shutter: HDR, 1/60-1/1000
Date Uploaded: Dec 27, 2006

HDR using 5 photos, from 2 stops over exposed to 2 stops under exposed

Thanks for the kind comments. Death Valley is an amazing area and well worth the trip

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 116
Avg (all users): 6.9764
Avg (commenters): 7.6364
Avg (participants): 6.6271
Avg (non-participants): 7.1111
Views since voting: 6447
Views during voting: 405
Votes: 212
Comments: 52
Favorites: 8 (view)


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01/06/2007 09:48:45 PM
Congratulation on winning the yellow ribbon with this great photo!
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01/05/2007 10:59:32 PM
Great job! Congrats!
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01/05/2007 04:47:27 PM
One of my favourite shots in the challenge.

The one thing I don't quite see is the need for HDR because the light looks quite flat/ even in the scene already - would be interesting if you could post small versions of the 5 shots - it kinda looks like a single exposure would have done, something like the +1 exposure to keep the whites white but not blown out ? I shot a lot of these myself and just adjusted the exposure until the highlights were well captured but not blown and it seems pretty similar, so I'd love to see the difference between the +1 and final shots if you don't mind ?

Message edited by author 2007-01-05 16:49:02.
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01/05/2007 04:03:17 PM
congratz
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01/05/2007 03:13:05 PM
Nice shot! Understated and effective. Link us to the middle exposure of the original set? I suspect very few people understand how much HDR has added to this shot.
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01/05/2007 11:34:19 AM
Congrats! The salt is so white that 'normal' exposure techniques leave it with little or no detail. Your HDR technique rendered it perfectly in balance with the rest of the scene.
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01/05/2007 11:33:46 AM
Congratulations, this is a beautiful image, my personal favourite of the challenge.
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01/05/2007 11:13:42 AM
Congratulations on your Ribbon! Awesome Work!!
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01/05/2007 10:49:31 AM
Sweet - Congrats on the yellow!!
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01/05/2007 07:58:18 AM
Congrats!!
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01/05/2007 07:28:52 AM
You certainly make it look like it would be well worth the trip! From one who really hates the desert -- I am in awe that you have made barrenness so incredibly beautiful! Congratulations!

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01/05/2007 04:15:22 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, it´s an area I definately would want to see sometime.
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01/05/2007 03:11:47 AM
Congrats on your yellow, very well deserved, it's a fantastic image!
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01/05/2007 01:42:43 AM
how could we miss each other at the Valley? I was there at the same time as you, but my sghot was not so lucky :) Congrats!
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01/05/2007 01:34:42 AM
Congrats!
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01/05/2007 01:29:32 AM
Superb! congrats on the yellow!
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01/05/2007 01:17:09 AM
fits the challenge perfectly, congrats.
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01/05/2007 12:48:09 AM
A well-deserved congrats Marla!
HDR is a blessing and hopefully the way of the future.
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01/05/2007 12:45:58 AM
Beautifully done. Congratulations.
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01/05/2007 12:40:12 AM
Great shapes and a GREAT shot. Huge congrats on the well deserved yellow, Maria.
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01/05/2007 12:21:08 AM
Wow...love those shapes. Congrats on third place.
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01/05/2007 12:19:32 AM
Congrats and great shot!
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01/05/2007 12:11:44 AM
Congratulations!!
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01/05/2007 12:10:59 AM
Congratulations Marla! This is a beautiful shot with excellent detail.
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01/05/2007 12:10:06 AM
Well done and congrats on that ribbon!
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01/05/2007 12:05:08 AM
woohoo - way to go Marla. Great shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/04/2007 10:35:02 PM
Perfect... perfect... perfect in everyway.....
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01/04/2007 09:08:03 PM
great shot
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01/04/2007 05:28:05 PM
Nice shot, this would have been a great pattern shot also. Nice composition and view.
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01/04/2007 05:21:35 PM
A very nice shot, I think I would have liked it better with some object with a different color than white in the foreground to well kindof ground the picture but like I said, a very nice shot and got a 7 from me.
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01/04/2007 04:35:26 PM
This is beautiful composition of the salt flats.
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01/04/2007 02:33:01 PM
Lots of very nice texture to this photo, you really feel as if you can run your hands across the screen and feel it. Great photo!
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01/04/2007 12:16:44 PM
Lovely entry for the challenge! ~10
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01/03/2007 05:43:12 PM
Lovely location to shoot in. My only issue is with the horizon distortion and the strong horizontal salt line so close to the edge of the frame in the bottom of the scene. Moving that backwards or forwards would have made that bottom shape less static, perhaps. Also the salt edge at the left is quite cramped into the edge of the frame - again more or less space would help with the balance of the shapes. It can also be a really strong idea to find a rhythmic shape in the clouds or hills and try to find something to play off that in the foreground. Works particularly well with such geometric and easily found shapes as presented here. (e.g., the two hills coming down to the valley in the distance and something that reflected or played off that in the salt.
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01/03/2007 01:04:11 PM
great perspective, focus, depth, everything. nicely done!
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01/02/2007 04:36:16 PM
Very good, like this one.
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01/01/2007 09:35:34 AM
So that's what it looks like - neat!
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01/01/2007 04:30:04 AM
wouldnt wanna live there... 7
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12/31/2006 08:51:07 PM
You need more of a subject to make this pop. The patterns on the ground just aren't quite enough by themselves.
TC
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12/31/2006 02:55:07 PM
Love it.
Unlike alot of the other entries in this 'expert editing' challenge, this doesn't abuse that liberty.
It's real, it has strength and it's a great shot.
Well done.
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12/31/2006 09:56:52 AM
Is this a Pink floyd challenge?
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12/30/2006 07:10:45 PM
I love this shot. One of the best in this challenge. "10"
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12/30/2006 01:00:07 PM
excellent, should make it to the top! perfect POV and sharpness, good color contrast
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12/30/2006 06:48:42 AM
Love the low perspective here - really emphasises the salty texture and strange raised lines. The choice to include only a small slice of background/ sky works well.
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12/30/2006 02:03:44 AM
Who needs expert editing when you can capture this! Great photo.
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12/30/2006 12:36:57 AM
Isn't our beautiful earth and amazing place? Love the way you have all but excluded the horizon...leaving it just a thin strip to take the eye to.
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12/29/2006 05:26:30 PM
nice photo. pretty heavy foreground , but still nice.
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12/29/2006 04:52:21 PM
I think i have this pic too! nice perspective and exposure.
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12/29/2006 01:57:52 PM
Happy New Year! - 10
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12/29/2006 01:38:06 PM
Great shot!
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12/29/2006 01:37:53 AM
I like the perspective...great wide angle
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12/29/2006 12:36:27 AM
This is fantastic! Perfect in every aspect of this challenge. Only my 2nd 10!
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