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Challenge: Spinning (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Altamont Pass, CA
Date: Mar 27, 2007
Aperture: 32
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10
Date Uploaded: Mar 27, 2007

The amount of dust on my sensor is shameful. f32 shows everything.

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A rainbow strikes again! Thanks for your votes and comments.

My polarizer broke about 10 minutes before the rainbow showed up. I had some rather borring pictures of spinning wind machines against the stormy sky and then the clouds broke. f32 and 1/10 was the slowest shutter speed I could manage. 0.5s would have been the best.

Post processing was pretty minimal, some levels and saturation/contrast adjustment, USM and wala!

I cloned out about 30 dust bunnies!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 156
Avg (all users): 7.0043
Avg (commenters): 7.8095
Avg (participants): 6.9672
Avg (non-participants): 7.0175
Views since voting: 6393
Views during voting: 455
Votes: 232
Comments: 54
Favorites: 11 (view)


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07/04/2007 02:03:23 PM
I like the rainbow seemingly divides the sky into regions of dark and not as dark :)
04/09/2007 07:54:04 PM
That very much brings back the feeling of racing my bike through Altamont Pass - brutally windy!
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04/09/2007 02:34:01 PM
A wonderful and beautiful photograph, congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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04/06/2007 02:52:24 PM
sorry something was wrong my keyboard so thats why i spelled a lot wrong!
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04/06/2007 01:06:31 PM
[quote=Salo8899] I love this picture! I like it because it is butefull , cool and well done! I espesely like the rain bow in the back round! The rain bow is a very very very butefull detale! This is a very colorfull picture! I think that this picture is good enough to get a ribbin!
WELL DONE my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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04/06/2007 01:05:26 PM
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04/06/2007 12:47:16 AM
Originally posted by David Ey:

Seems to me 30 or so dust bunnies would be a major element you removed, thus this fine photo should be DQ'd. Sorry dude.


They were pesky little hoppers.
04/05/2007 11:00:14 PM
Seems to me 30 or so dust bunnies would be a major element you removed, thus this fine photo should be DQ'd. Sorry dude.
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04/05/2007 05:04:19 AM
great shot.
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04/04/2007 11:18:25 PM
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by inshaala:

Nice shot and the rainbow tops it off (i sympathise with you about the dust - i think mine is probably the same) - although i wouldnt recommend a polarising filter for use with a rainbow, arent rainbows by essence polarised light? ND is the way to go :)


Not a problem, you can rotate the polarizer so it is NOT polarizing the rainbow and then it's just a ND filter in effect.

Great shot. Peters :-)


Thanks! I used the polarizer on my Tree minimal editing shot and I think it appeared to intensify the colors because it darkened the sky. I thought a polarizer brightened the rainbow, but it is an illusion caused by relative brightness.

Message edited by author 2007-04-04 23:22:56.
04/04/2007 06:51:18 PM
Wow Mark ... Congrats!
It's like you have a rainbow machine :)
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04/04/2007 05:04:34 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon win. Nice job!
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04/04/2007 04:58:46 PM
This is great! The rainbow makes a perfect touch is this pic!
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04/04/2007 04:56:22 PM
Way to go on another ribbon! This is such a dramatic shot to me. The rainbow just kicks up the moody colors. Excellent job!
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04/04/2007 03:44:55 PM
Originally posted by inshaala:

Nice shot and the rainbow tops it off (i sympathise with you about the dust - i think mine is probably the same) - although i wouldnt recommend a polarising filter for use with a rainbow, arent rainbows by essence polarised light? ND is the way to go :)


Not a problem, you can rotate the polarizer so it is NOT polarizing the rainbow and then it's just a ND filter in effect.

Great shot. Peters :-)
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04/04/2007 10:48:38 AM
Nice shot and the rainbow tops it off (i sympathise with you about the dust - i think mine is probably the same) - although i wouldnt recommend a polarising filter for use with a rainbow, arent rainbows by essence polarised light? ND is the way to go :)
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04/04/2007 10:35:58 AM
Great Photo Mark.. I think the rainbow really makes this come alive.
shame that you couldn't get the exposure longer as you mentioned.

congratulations on the ribbon.

Chris
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04/04/2007 10:25:30 AM
Originally posted by splidge:

Very nice shot, congratulations on the ribbon!

I'm with you on the f/32 vs. dust thing. Maybe get an ND filter? I had a similar problem with my entry (although mine was at f/20 where the dust isn't quite so bad).


I definitely could have used a ND! I already had a gradND but the white blades of the windmills against the dark sky were tough to hold. I still blew out the stationary ones.
04/04/2007 10:17:51 AM
Oh man! This is so awesome. Your work just never ceases to amaze me!

Congratulations on another ribbon!
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04/04/2007 08:44:22 AM
Congratulations ! I gave you a ten.
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04/04/2007 08:33:32 AM
fantastic
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04/04/2007 06:49:27 AM
wooohooo!
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04/04/2007 06:46:48 AM
really cool, awsome windmills and rainbow!
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04/04/2007 06:37:24 AM
Very nice shot, congratulations on the ribbon!

I'm with you on the f/32 vs. dust thing. Maybe get an ND filter? I had a similar problem with my entry (although mine was at f/20 where the dust isn't quite so bad).
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04/04/2007 03:12:33 AM
Congrats on another yellow, Mark, well deserved!
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04/04/2007 03:02:57 AM
it's beautiful! congrats on the ribbon!
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04/04/2007 01:54:45 AM
Way to go Mark, i don't know how you see so many rainbows, and I gotta say I am glad your an F/stop!
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04/04/2007 01:50:11 AM
Congrats. Your last 25 or so challenges have been quite impressive.
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04/04/2007 12:33:43 AM
wtg mark! such a great shot! congrats on the ribbon :)
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04/04/2007 12:29:10 AM
WTG Mark!! Another awesome shot. How you come across these things amazes me. :)
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04/04/2007 12:18:31 AM
I had this one pegged for the blue Mark. Congrats on yellow.
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04/04/2007 12:07:01 AM
Very sweet, Mark! Congrats on your yellow!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/02/2007 05:05:54 PM
Nicely done and well, that rainbow...Well done
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04/01/2007 09:38:27 PM
Awsome find.
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04/01/2007 03:19:36 PM
nice capture, the rainbow is nice, would like to see more movement!
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03/31/2007 02:49:05 PM
Lucky you to catch a rainbow, nice photo!
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03/31/2007 02:03:24 PM
Very nice.
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03/31/2007 08:24:55 AM
not fair you have so many windmills, nice shot.
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03/31/2007 07:58:32 AM
I love the rainbow in this one.....
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03/30/2007 04:15:31 PM
very cool shot!
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03/30/2007 04:06:53 PM
Stunning!
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03/30/2007 08:18:32 AM
Great catch with the rainbow!
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03/30/2007 05:16:26 AM
Good picture!
saturation and contrast - ok!
Perfectly fits the Challenge!
= 7 from me
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03/29/2007 09:49:57 PM
Way to go! You have met the challenge criteria and included a rainbow to boot!! Well done! I think this will ribbon. Adding to favorites
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03/29/2007 09:28:10 PM
beautiful!
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03/29/2007 09:49:49 AM
best one of these ive seen 8
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03/28/2007 07:42:40 PM
Nice capture. Love the rainbow. Like the subtle motion of four of the 6 windmills. I think this adds visual interest.
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03/28/2007 03:21:35 PM
Nicely captured movement
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03/28/2007 01:12:15 PM
cool capture, love the rainbow and the motion blur.
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03/28/2007 11:11:31 AM
I like everything about this picture. Its very sharp and well balanced. The rainbow is beautiful. Good Job!
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03/28/2007 10:24:00 AM
nice rainbow
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03/28/2007 08:33:31 AM
that's awesome...the sky is so dramaitic and the light is superb...has to be a contender...I love the blur in the fans 9
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03/28/2007 04:24:48 AM
Sometimes you realise that somebody up there loves you. Great image anyway but the rainbow just knocks it up yet another notch. Great job
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03/28/2007 02:13:25 AM
Nice capture of spinning....the rainbow is a delight!! Lucky you! This is a nice image.
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