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Challenge: Landscape III (Expert Editing*)
Collection: Water
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Blue Ridge Parkway, VA
Date: Apr 11, 2007
Aperture: 1:5.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400 second
Galleries: Landscape, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Apr 12, 2007

Taken on a very foggy morning on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Apple Orchard Mountain.

PP included: straighten horizon, crop, levels/curves, color sat, dodge/burn brush, contrast, flood filter (3 layers), NI, add border, save for Web.

Post-Challenge:
WOOOOO-HOOOOOO!!! My 2nd ribbon and a new PB! Thank you to all who voted and commented. I was really pleased with how this image turned out and am equally glad that y'all were too!

Some of you have asked about the flood filter and yes, I did use it and included it in the PP list above (but it's easy to gloss over it). I didn't want anyone to think I was trying to slip something by him/her! Even though I tried not to "overdo" it because it can look really fake. :-)

Thanks again! WOOOOOOHOOOOO! teeheee

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 308
Avg (all users): 7.4494
Avg (commenters): 8.4848
Avg (participants): 7.1702
Avg (non-participants): 7.6012
Views since voting: 12078
Views during voting: 476
Votes: 267
Comments: 100
Favorites: 65 (view)


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06/08/2009 02:45:47 PM
SUPER shot SJ!
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06/07/2009 11:46:57 PM
Instant fave.
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10/31/2008 11:50:53 PM
Really great shot Mr. Carter! I think I'll tack on another fav for it :)
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09/07/2007 12:53:45 AM
Hmmmm, I missed this challenge. This is stunning! Fave-ing it now. :)
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05/18/2007 11:10:40 PM
this picture is sooo amazing!
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05/03/2007 08:59:47 PM
WAHOOOOOO!!!!! Way to go Jimmy!!!! SIS This is breathtaking.
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05/01/2007 04:27:38 PM
Beautiful!
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05/01/2007 12:03:32 AM
This image is made to invoke dream weaving! Masterful effect. My, friend, Congratulations on your Red.
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04/28/2007 11:31:59 PM
Not doing much commenting lately, but had to comment on this one, as it is just breathtaking.....
I gave you a "10" as when I first saw it is blew me away.
Awesome image in everyway.....
I am so pleased it ribboned for you, as it is so well deserved.....
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04/28/2007 11:20:08 PM
JIMMY!!! This is awesome! Man, way to go! A BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your new best score and the ribbon. Add to fav.

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04/27/2007 08:01:19 AM
Beautiful and well deserved!
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04/27/2007 06:44:52 AM
Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon! Beautiful shot.
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04/26/2007 08:28:02 PM
You did a great job on the filter, just noticeable enough IMO, congrats on your ribbon and PB! good to see you back on the front page.
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04/26/2007 07:58:23 PM
Hey man! congrats on your ribbon! Im not around here much anymore but glad to see you winning =) VERY nice shot!
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04/26/2007 07:36:13 PM
beautiful work..very moody...perfect tones...
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04/26/2007 06:38:47 PM
Congrats on the PB and the red. Awesome, moody shot... WTG!
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04/26/2007 02:19:48 PM
I see a few people have mentioned a flood filter but since you have not mentioned it, not sure if it is or not....I am sure you would have told us in your PP comments
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04/26/2007 09:23:37 AM
Now this is the stuff I go for. It has a calming and tense effect at the same time. Glad to see you on the podium!
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04/26/2007 02:27:47 AM
Very nice! I never knew the flood filter could look so good! Congrats.
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04/25/2007 02:57:09 PM
jimmy! congrats, great image.
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04/25/2007 12:43:22 PM
Congratulations on your well deserved ribbon !
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04/25/2007 12:37:31 PM
Great ghostly image! This has a beautiful yet haunting quality to it. Congrats on the ribbon! :)
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04/25/2007 11:46:09 AM
Jimmy, the minute I saw this in the challenge, I was totally in awe! I am so happy the voters agreed with me and gave this one a ribbon! MEGA CONGRATULATIONS!

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04/25/2007 11:34:42 AM
Absolutely stunning - so glad a more artistic image did so well - well done!
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04/25/2007 11:21:13 AM
That flood filter is so distinctive it rather turned me off this photo. It's a useful commercial tool though. Congratulations.
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04/25/2007 10:44:35 AM
Well done friend...wish the DPL was going on.
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04/25/2007 10:18:10 AM
Congrats on your red ribbon, wonderful shot!
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04/25/2007 09:22:00 AM
Congrats. Definitely deserving.
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04/25/2007 09:21:28 AM
Those foggy trees look really cool...congratulations on winning the red ribbon!
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04/25/2007 09:20:19 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon. Beautiful photo. By the way, I want you to know I added you to my favorite photographers list yesterday before this challenge ended. Nice coincidence!
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04/25/2007 09:10:24 AM
Gorgeous image!
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04/25/2007 08:45:18 AM
Great entry Jimmy!! Congrats on another ribbon! Whoo Hoo!
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04/25/2007 08:40:50 AM
well, hey! congrats!!
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04/25/2007 07:08:44 AM
Beautiful image, way to go, well deserved.

Jack
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04/25/2007 06:23:09 AM
Beautiful, moody, serene, very emotive in my opinion. The balance in the composition is perfect. Very well done Jimmy! Excellent!
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04/25/2007 05:52:29 AM
absolutely beautiful. congrats and well done!
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04/25/2007 05:45:03 AM
Way to go Jimmy!!! Congrats on the ribbon and whopping new PB. Well deserved!
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04/25/2007 05:22:30 AM
JIMMY!! Well done! Congrats, man!
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04/25/2007 04:42:14 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon! Great shot.
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04/25/2007 04:39:47 AM
Beautiful image, congrats on your red ribbon!
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04/25/2007 03:09:46 AM
Wonderful, dreamlike image!! Well deserved ribbon and the 10 I placed on this photo!!
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04/25/2007 02:19:07 AM
A very ethereal image. WTG Jimmy!
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04/25/2007 02:09:08 AM
Beautiful very nice place and well done capured
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04/25/2007 01:59:47 AM
Great use of the flood thingy. You've made a very nice shot here. Congrats on your Red.
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04/25/2007 01:14:14 AM
Go Jimmy this was a top pic in my book.. Congrats and well deserved
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04/25/2007 01:04:18 AM
So glad to see this ribbon. Totally deserving and congrats!
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04/25/2007 01:03:26 AM
Colours and light and really wonderful, a great shot, congratulations !!
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04/25/2007 12:43:07 AM
hey! congrats on the ribbon. beautiful& deserving :)
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04/25/2007 12:37:33 AM
Congrats! This is pretty sweet and I normally hate the flood filter.
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04/25/2007 12:30:47 AM
Gorgeous shot, very mystical. Big congrats on the Red.
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04/25/2007 12:22:21 AM
i picked it!! I said you were MY red! WTG!
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04/25/2007 12:19:39 AM
Very nicely done, dude! Beautiful! Congrats on a red ribbon!
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04/25/2007 12:18:16 AM
I voted this a 10. Congratulations on your ribbon! Wow!
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04/25/2007 12:13:54 AM
Woo Hoo man! Congrats! Fantastic image and score! :-D
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04/25/2007 12:12:07 AM
Holy beautiful...! Congratulations Jimmy, this is awesome.
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04/25/2007 12:11:53 AM
Ahhhh, another BW Spider contender--congrats on the warmup award here!
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04/25/2007 12:11:20 AM
Big Jimmy!!!! Congrats to my VA friend. My favorite shot in the challenge!!
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04/25/2007 12:10:51 AM
Hey, congrats on your second ribbon and new personal best score! It's a very interesting image - just love the mist.
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04/25/2007 12:10:09 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon well processed.
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04/25/2007 12:07:03 AM
Hey, congratulations, Jimmy! All that fog payed off :)
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04/25/2007 12:05:31 AM
Congrats, Jimmy! And excellent shot processed very well. The mood is wonderful here.
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04/25/2007 12:04:19 AM
This was one of my faves! Glad to see you ribboned! Well deserved.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2007 11:05:56 PM
Nice Work
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04/24/2007 08:40:59 PM
One of my top 3 for the challenge. This had better win a ribbon! 10
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04/24/2007 08:19:12 PM
Fantastic photo! My only suggestion would be to crop off half of your water.
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04/24/2007 04:53:13 PM
Despite my natural preference of landscape format (landscape images are no exception), I can't resist rating this at 10. I wonder why.
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04/24/2007 01:57:43 PM
Reflection looks a bit odd, can´t put my finger on it... Other than that a pretty good shot, I like the atmosphere in it.
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04/24/2007 12:52:24 PM
Beautiful. I love the reflections. There is some sort of weird banding in the upper right corner, but who cares? The overall feel is fantastic.
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04/24/2007 12:08:34 PM
Beautiful shot and great processing. I like the mist and the reflection in the water.
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04/24/2007 09:52:31 AM
Wow- this is SO beautiful! Love the reflections that look almost painted.
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04/24/2007 07:19:59 AM
Back to comment and bump: Not a traditional landscape but very well done. 10
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04/23/2007 01:44:36 PM
Beautiful shot.
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04/23/2007 09:55:12 AM
wow. amazing. really. congrats.
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04/22/2007 11:39:25 PM
I have taken 100's of shots of trees standing in water, and their reflections. But I have never been able to do anything nearly as wonderul as this shot. Splendid photo, good luck.
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04/22/2007 08:50:43 PM
Very moody and sentimental, nice composition. Is the reflection done in PS? Yellowish, blurry, fogy patches in a few areas of the picture are distracting in my opinion.
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04/22/2007 01:32:36 PM
This is lovely! There is a real calming presence here. Love that there is minimal color. Should do very well.
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04/22/2007 12:11:55 PM
eerie
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04/22/2007 11:08:02 AM
Lovely.
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04/21/2007 05:27:53 PM
Quite eerie, nice reflections.
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04/21/2007 04:19:22 PM
DNMC
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04/21/2007 08:57:16 AM
Cool photo, very dreamlike. Very nice.
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04/21/2007 08:23:01 AM
Mystic and dreamy, perfect work there. I could see this framed on a wall. High scores from me.
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04/21/2007 05:48:46 AM
BEAUTIFUL.....So mystic.....so good.....
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04/21/2007 12:05:01 AM
nice.
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04/20/2007 11:43:56 PM
This is beautiful! So very zen!
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04/20/2007 06:43:47 PM
This is truly an outstanding image. I would have to say that it is the best (in my opinion) of the entire challenge. It is a well photographed image that gives off an incredible amount of feeling, mood, and emotion without sacrificing any aesthetic quality. Great photograph!
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04/19/2007 08:01:36 PM
My red ribbon, its almost scary.. I love it.
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04/19/2007 05:53:27 PM
Nice.
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04/19/2007 10:45:30 AM
This is gorgeous!!!
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04/18/2007 07:52:58 PM
this is surreal and a great use of filters. good luck.
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04/18/2007 07:42:35 PM
Wonderful misty mood presented here. Great work.
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04/18/2007 07:40:32 PM
Great capture of the mood. 9 from me.
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04/18/2007 05:13:54 PM
Beautifully captured.
So much emotion, just looking at it
Great job.
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04/18/2007 05:10:27 PM
Fog is really hard to get right. Nice job
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04/18/2007 03:51:46 PM
Quite moody and eloquent, a shame it will get lost in this challenge because of the landscape factor
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04/18/2007 03:45:28 PM
hmmm. i'm torn. i like the feel of this, the mist creates a nice mood. but i think the fake water ruins it.
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04/18/2007 03:29:26 PM
simply amazing. good job :)
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04/18/2007 12:34:02 PM
Wow!! This is so beautiful. Very understated but dramatic art! 10
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04/18/2007 11:19:08 AM
The ghostly mist and water suits the title perfectly. Would make a mystery book cover image I think. Nice use of the editing opportunity without going overboard.
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04/18/2007 06:49:12 AM
this has a serene beauty.
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