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Preserving parks for future generations (Yosemite)
1st PlacePreserving parks for future generations (Yosemite)
bryanbrazil


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Good (Basic Editing*)
Collection: 7s
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Yosemite National Park
Date: Feb 1, 2007
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250s
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Feb 3, 2007

El Capitan

For those who are wondering:

The haloing was caused by the shadow/highlights tool in Photoshop.

The gradient effect was caused by using graduated neutral density filters to darken the upper portion of the photo.

The red on the rocks was caused by stacking two Cokin graduated filters on top of each other. I'm hoping to get a couple of Tiffen 4X4 glass graduated neutral density filters to solve this problem. And solve the problem with scratches on the resin filters.

There's a better version of this photo (I think) on my website:
El Capitan

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 195
Avg (all users): 7.2654
Avg (commenters): 8.0769
Avg (participants): 7.0000
Avg (non-participants): 7.3651
Views since voting: 13363
Views during voting: 453
Votes: 260
Comments: 58
Favorites: 39 (view)


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02/20/2007 12:51:31 PM
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02/19/2007 03:40:24 PM
This is just gorgeous and the ribbon was well-deserved.
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02/17/2007 11:24:12 AM
This is not only a beautiful photograph, I think it is a very important one. I'll be graduating from college soon and want to go into some type of wildlife preservation career. Great shot and idea.
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02/17/2007 11:05:30 AM
nice work!
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02/16/2007 04:55:44 AM
Blue ribbon... Worth it. wow
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02/15/2007 04:50:08 PM
Good indeed. Congratulations. Your portfolio is always an enjoyable viewing experience. Hope to see more of your work in future.
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02/15/2007 04:33:44 PM
Good image, but the haloing is too much. You can even see it around the rocks in the water... And I am not a fan of the gradient either. Sorry.
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02/15/2007 03:03:23 PM
Absolutely beautiful.
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02/14/2007 07:26:45 PM
Bravo!
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02/14/2007 06:05:34 PM
Congratulations on your blue with this stunning image!
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02/14/2007 05:45:47 PM
What a gorgeous shot. Congratulations on the ribbon. I want to go there for our next vacation. I really want to see Yosemite in person. Now to convince the wife. :)
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02/14/2007 03:58:54 PM
Beautiful shot, absolutely love this area. Well captured and congrats on the ribbon.
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02/14/2007 12:08:00 PM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon with this excellent image!
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02/14/2007 11:22:38 AM
Congrats on the blue. Beautiful landscape. It has haloing around the right side mountains but otherwise a gorgeous composition. The western drought must be a lot worse than I thought. That looks more like late summer than winter. I always thought Yosemite was snowbound in winter. Global warming is taking it's toll. :)
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02/14/2007 09:51:25 AM
A beautiful Photograph of a lovely place, well worth an award. I wish I had taken it. I think a graduated filter at the top of the picture (I am assuming you used one), prevents the top being too bright, and concentrates attention on the main part of the whole. Someone said that the right hand could maybe have done with a bit brighter, which could be right. I would still like to buy a print of this picture though, and wish you the very best in your future scenic pictures

Adrian
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02/14/2007 09:26:10 AM
A very good photograph, i knew it would be up at the top by the end. Im not really sure how you achieved this picture legally though because the dynamic range seems very high.
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02/14/2007 08:43:44 AM
Gorgeous! Congatulations on the ribbon.
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02/14/2007 08:29:48 AM
Congrats on the ribbon... A beautiful image, well done.
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02/14/2007 05:14:55 AM
congratulations on the ribbion, I said it deserved one and I was right, wish I could get my own photos so perfect. :-)
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02/14/2007 03:46:20 AM
OMG its gorgeous
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02/14/2007 02:10:39 AM
Congratulations!
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02/14/2007 12:51:43 AM
Great image Bryan. Well done on the Blue
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02/14/2007 12:38:01 AM
congrats on the blue, Great shot!
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02/14/2007 12:34:03 AM
Congrats on this gem. Beautiful park, beautiful photo, beautiful sentiment (title).
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02/14/2007 12:23:13 AM
Way to go! Congrats on the blue. I gave it a 9! Gorgeous!
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02/14/2007 12:09:53 AM
congrats on the blue ribbon! Its a beautiful picture, very crisp and bright! wonderfull colors!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/13/2007 11:01:10 PM
Beautiful photo! Nice crisp colors and a great reflection.
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02/13/2007 11:01:05 PM
wow, what a fantastic landscape. you should be very proud of this image.
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02/13/2007 04:53:09 PM
WOW.
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02/13/2007 01:35:37 PM
Beutiful perspective, and good message.
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02/12/2007 06:57:20 PM
The color here is breathtaking. I have gotto get myself to Yosemite.
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02/12/2007 04:42:51 PM
beautiful colors but the right side of the photo is a bit dark
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02/12/2007 03:41:24 PM
Very nice. Good positioning and framing.The greens stanf out nicely and the reflection is gret. I saw this image and felt relaxation! :-) Great job!
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02/12/2007 11:07:23 AM
wow. amazing shot. i love the colors, contrast, clarity, and professionalism in this photograph. great job.
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02/12/2007 06:35:25 AM
wat a wonderful photo, it looks like a painting on the wall, it well deserves a 10 good luck
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02/11/2007 09:53:21 PM
Amazing...thanks for sharing
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02/11/2007 06:17:02 PM
What a beautiful place. Nice picture, good reflection... Well, overall just a very good picture.
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02/11/2007 07:36:43 AM
Spectacular! The land line is virtually centred...but the river leads the eys through to the left and then again off to an invisible right, which breaks that midline cut. Very very blue sky and water, but somehow this time I like the saturation.
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02/10/2007 08:38:58 PM
Excelent use of the water to reflect the enviorment. Very well composed picture.
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02/10/2007 04:04:18 PM
Beautiful colorful shot
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02/10/2007 03:47:56 PM
A beautiful landscape with striking colors (9)
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02/09/2007 08:01:42 PM
Nice deep color.
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02/09/2007 07:40:36 PM
nice surreal quality with the water. interesting.
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02/09/2007 01:09:54 PM
besides it being a good photograph, im not really seeing the relation to "good"
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02/09/2007 11:30:37 AM
You know, this shot, this exact shot, has been done 1000's of times but it's still beautiful and your use of a polarizer really helped with color saturation. If this were a more original shot I'd certainly give you a much higher score but it's still a good shot.
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02/09/2007 11:09:25 AM
Beautiful image. I love the reflections onto the water, which makes it look so crisp and clean. Very fresh looking. Nice image.
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02/09/2007 08:55:35 AM
Great landscape, but I could not rate it higher because it just did not jump out at me as "good".
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02/08/2007 09:58:01 PM
Beautiful landscape; I like the vibrant colors.
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02/08/2007 07:10:17 PM
A bit oversaturated. Taking it back a bit would make this more effective and reduce some of the haloing that came out of the sharpening process. Nevertheless, I do like this image for the composition and subject matter presented. It also ties creatively with the challenge which is a bonus. 6
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02/08/2007 11:43:53 AM
nice image yosemite is one of the most beautiful places
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02/08/2007 11:14:24 AM
The sharpness of the overall image adds value, and unity. Great Job.
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02/08/2007 10:54:04 AM
excellent shot! 9
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02/07/2007 09:32:29 PM
Wonderful reflection. Great colors.
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02/07/2007 06:24:56 PM
awesome colors! great composition too!! 9
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02/07/2007 05:06:04 PM
Oooohhhhh yes! THIS is VERY GOOD!
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02/07/2007 10:27:01 AM
WOW (10)
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02/07/2007 10:13:37 AM
pretty!
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02/07/2007 03:51:46 AM
I like everything but the sky. The heavy blue gradient that appears to have been added doesn't look real, and there are halos around the mountains from it. There is also blue gradient on the middle mountain top - should have been corrected in editing.
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