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Challenge: Free Study 2007-10 (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Date: Oct 20, 2007
Aperture: f13
ISO: 200
Shutter: .6s
Date Uploaded: Oct 24, 2007

Fiat Lux- Let there be light. Beautiful morning, only God could create this scene.

Yosemite Natl Park. Classic Gates of the Valley view around 8:30 a.m. after a storm and fog started to clear out. El Cap on the left.

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3stop Hard edge ND filter to hold the sky.
Processed RAW file a couple of times, mainly to darken the floating leaves in the foreground. Some dodge and burn, otherwise pretty standard processing.

A couple others of The Captain
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Statistics
Place: 4 out of 521
Avg (all users): 7.1379
Avg (commenters): 8.2727
Avg (participants): 7.1087
Avg (non-participants): 7.2500
Views since voting: 4100
Views during voting: 213
Votes: 116
Comments: 31
Favorites: 20 (view)


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11/12/2007 01:04:35 PM
stunning image, mark! but the previous poster has a point, you should try to lighten up mountains on the right and treetops on the left, then it will be just perfect.
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11/09/2007 12:27:48 PM
it's a great shot. Your post-processing and masking is a little sloppy. Clean that up if you're looking to achieve perfection.

7.
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11/09/2007 05:03:36 AM
wow. beautiful scene
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11/08/2007 12:33:00 PM
Congratualtion for the HM. It's a stunning image.
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11/08/2007 11:15:39 AM
This image has me wanting to see more of the landscape. Beautiful!
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11/08/2007 10:18:35 AM
I agree. Nice, out of this world, incredible image. So are all your outtakes. Congrats on your finish!
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11/08/2007 10:12:40 AM
WOW!!!! And God appointed quite an amazing photographer to capture it and process it like THIS! This truly takes my breath away!
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11/08/2007 03:24:11 AM
im glad this placed as high as it did. congrats!!!
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11/08/2007 01:15:54 AM
Congrats Mark. I love the foreground detail. Did you also try the lighter ND for the upper part? I found it a little bit too dark for the mountain part. I really love the light on the foreground. It looks so surreal. Thank you for sharing.
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11/08/2007 01:14:24 AM
You said it! Really incredible shots considering I've been there an didn't capture anything near the impression you did. Very nice.
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11/08/2007 01:04:14 AM
Eh....where's my print? Great finish Mark!
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11/08/2007 12:50:04 AM
positively stunning, flawless execution
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11/08/2007 12:45:39 AM
There are some really amazing photographs in this month's Free Study, but this one is my favorite. This is just incredible.
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11/08/2007 12:26:55 AM
Looks like different worlds. Great landscape
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11/08/2007 12:25:12 AM
Congratulations on yet another masterpiece with that Tokina!
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11/08/2007 12:18:56 AM
This was my fav of the whole Free Study. The lighting is spot on my friend and I am jealous you have Yosemite in "your" backyard. Congrats Mark on another awesome shot!!!
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11/08/2007 12:15:00 AM
Congratulations Mark, on another beautiful landscape and a great score!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2007 10:50:13 PM
The mist or fog in front of the left hill/mountain makes this shot
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11/07/2007 10:41:16 PM
Very cool look to those low hanging clouds wrapped around the mountain.
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11/07/2007 10:20:49 PM
Gorgeous landscape capture. Would make a very fine print. Good luck in the challenge.
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11/07/2007 07:45:23 PM
Nice DOF ... really like the reflecting water and the clouds and fog in the background! 8
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11/05/2007 05:30:18 PM
I love this! Going into my favorites! 10
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11/04/2007 07:25:14 AM
8 - Very pure feel to this. Well captured.
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11/03/2007 07:58:27 PM
Lovely detail throughout the image :)
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11/03/2007 07:37:05 AM
woahhhh
love the low angle, it gives me the feeling like im sitting on a rock on the edge of the stream
a lifelike exposure. well done 8 from me
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11/03/2007 12:45:23 AM
I'm a sucker for landscapes, and you've captured a beautiful one.
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11/02/2007 07:40:26 PM
The blues and greens really make this great! I had to do a google search to see what "Fiat Lux" ment! I love it. BB

PS. Nice reflection
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11/02/2007 06:35:46 PM
beatiful landscape
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11/01/2007 09:23:55 PM
wow!
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11/01/2007 08:51:36 AM
awesome ! 10 from me :-)
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11/01/2007 07:58:28 AM
Oh my, how majestic...beautifully captured, great detail all the way through 9
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