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Challenge: Dappled Light (Basic Editing)
Collection: Yosemite
Camera: Pentax K100D
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC for Pentax
Location: Bridalveil Creek, Yosemite National Park
Date: May 18, 2008
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: May 20, 2008

Chimping through my shots from the weekend in Yosemite looking for something that will fit the challenge, this one stood out. I liked how the mist from the falls evens out the light and provides a nice backdrop to the image. With a stronger subject in the center triangle this could be a 6+. But I was alone at the moment, so that lone bare tree will have to do. With that as the focal point, its a bit understated and muted for DPC -- which is sure to keep my recent string of sub-5 scores intact!

ETA: Woot woot! Finally got a ribbon. Needless to say, from my comments above, this was quite the surprise. Thanks for all the kind comments, and faves.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 115
Avg (all users): 6.9399
Avg (commenters): 7.7200
Avg (participants): 6.9149
Avg (non-participants): 6.9462
Views since voting: 6240
Views during voting: 432
Votes: 233
Comments: 45
Favorites: 19 (view)


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09/24/2008 07:18:18 PM
Hey Dennis, great shot. Sorry I missed voting on it.
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06/01/2008 10:27:11 AM
Beautiful image congratulations on your red ribbon!
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05/31/2008 09:10:48 AM
Congrats, Dennis! This is beautiful!!
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05/30/2008 07:50:45 AM
congrats! kindof strange photo with no clear border between foreground and background helped with thin haze, nonetheless it helps for a mood clinching photo. nice nice work
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05/29/2008 07:16:03 PM
Beautiful image!! Congrats on the Ribbon!!
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05/29/2008 04:22:10 PM
Oh, my Gosh! - what a corking shot! The rocks look wet - I assume from fallout from the falls - I would worry that my camera would get soaked, and go Phut on me. Is this not the situation? I have never been to the falls, and wondered how close you are to the water.

Lovely mysterious look to the pix - and fairly rich contrast, yet misty and subdued in the distant fog - a curious and striking combination - Nicely done!!
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05/29/2008 04:21:18 PM
beautiful image Congrats on the ribbon
Very natural light Great job
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05/28/2008 01:02:44 PM
ahhhhh congrats on the first ribbon Dennis. Splendid capture. Well Done :)
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05/28/2008 12:48:37 PM
I could have sworn seeing you ribbon before. Its strange that you haven't. Congrats on what will be the first of many though!
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05/28/2008 11:31:34 AM
I can't believe you haven't ribboned before! This, though, is a very worthy photo to be your first ribboner - lovely atmospheric image, with just a hint of something rather ominous. Good work!
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05/28/2008 09:20:17 AM
Great shot Dennis, well done! Good to see you on the front page!!
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05/28/2008 08:28:23 AM
Well done Dennis and congratulations on your first ribbon! Many more...
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05/28/2008 04:44:31 AM
congrats

Message edited by author 2008-05-28 04:52:01.
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05/28/2008 04:42:56 AM
Gratz on your first ribbon. Nice image choice for the challenge.
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05/28/2008 03:44:13 AM
Awesome, Dennis! Congrats!!
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05/28/2008 12:58:57 AM
Glad this did well. Big congrats on your first ribbon with this beautiful image, Dennis.
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05/28/2008 12:13:23 AM
hey Dennis congrats on what i consider to be a long overdue first ribbon!
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05/28/2008 12:12:36 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon, well deserved.
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05/28/2008 12:06:27 AM
congrats on your first ribbon, this is so very well deserved
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/27/2008 11:41:33 PM
Looks kind of mysterious in the background.
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05/27/2008 05:13:23 PM
Like the subtle way the lighting has been used.
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05/27/2008 03:47:25 PM
the words "Sierra Club" just popped into my head. I think they'd buy this from you. Very nice.
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05/27/2008 01:28:18 PM
This just looks sooo tranquil to me. Very nice indeed - well done!
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05/26/2008 10:12:46 PM
Excellent image and the mood is excellent. Though I like the diffused light, I would have liked a bit more contrast on the trunk and the shadowed portions of the rocks. Maybe a resizing issue during PP. Either way, one of my top picks. 7, Good luck!
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05/26/2008 08:32:54 PM
Would have been a lot better in a sharper focus.
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05/25/2008 12:10:25 PM
Fantastic shot, well framed, great detail and excellent example of dappled light... 10
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05/24/2008 08:31:34 PM
Beautiful lighting...I love how it touches the leaves.
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05/24/2008 04:05:48 PM
I expect I'll see this on the front page. Breathtaking and beautifully processed. A nine for you.
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05/24/2008 09:15:25 AM
Wow! Atmosphere or what! The best of the bunch.
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05/24/2008 12:15:32 AM
So nice. Love the bluey-grey misty colour in the background.
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05/23/2008 06:29:11 PM
Love the rocks! Would have liked to see more color saturation on the background. Very nice image.
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05/23/2008 05:16:13 PM
My fav of the challenge. Captured the dapple perfectly and love the mist and the way the shot naturally splits into 3rd's, love it- added to fav's 10
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05/23/2008 11:14:58 AM
The light is great, but the composition lacks something interesting. Maybe showing more of the creek in the lower part would have improved the image. Still, 8.
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05/23/2008 10:19:14 AM
I like this picture. Nice landscape in general
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05/23/2008 06:31:05 AM
wonderful photo
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05/23/2008 04:31:07 AM
Very misterious atmosphere. I like the way light falls from top and somehow sets and remains on the young leaves. Great composition. I think that maybe bigger DOF bringing details of smaler stones on the right would enhance it, but I love it the way it is.
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05/22/2008 06:49:53 PM
Spectacular. Great use of dappled light. Perfect exposure.
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05/22/2008 02:39:45 PM
It is great how you used the problematic dappled light to your advantage. Good luck.
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05/22/2008 01:10:24 PM
I really like that you've managed to capture the softness of the foggy background yet the direct, almost harsh, light on the rocks.
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05/22/2008 12:34:24 PM
This looks like a beautifully framed shot of no subject.
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05/22/2008 09:47:12 AM
You are clearly the winner of this competition.
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05/22/2008 01:10:30 AM
excellent!
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05/21/2008 08:53:15 PM
We have color. we have BW. we have DOF to spare. Shadows and light to its grand advantage. Damn fine photograph!
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05/21/2008 03:07:31 PM
Beautiful light, a little mysterious in the background, with a simple, well balanced composition.
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05/21/2008 03:04:21 PM
gorgeous catch. Needs to be more dapply.
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