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Moonset over Tyndall Gorge
Moonset over Tyndall Gorge
hahn23


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2009-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Dream Lake, Tyndall Gorge, RMNP, Estes Park, CO
Date: Jan 16, 2009
Aperture: f/18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.3s
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 29, 2009

As seen from the middle of Dream Lake. from left to right, Hallet's Peak, Tyndall Glacier and Flattop Mountain. This is a bracketed exposure image merged in PhotoMatix detail enhancing, an Aperture plug-in. 1/8s, 1/25s, 0.30s RAW format images processed in Apple's Aperture.

Then, the image was converted to b&w in Nik Silver Efex Pro, an Aperture plug-in. Finally, some dodging and burning in Aperture's dodge&burn plug-in.

This effort emulates Ansel Adam's darkroom dodging and burning. This is the outtake image from the AA challenge. I used the feedback from my entry to optimize this wider angle view, in the AA style. This image has more contrast, without blown out highlights and a darkened sky. I don't like this image as well. Always felt the moon was a distraction, rather than an element of interest. And, the frozen lake is not very pretty, since the snow has been sandblasted away and there are signs of the snowshoe trail.

I wished to emulate AA's "Moonrise over Hernandez" http://www.pinkelephants.org/images/blog/santafe.jpg

Statistics
Place: 19 out of 454
Avg (all users): 6.5536
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.3333
Avg (non-participants): 7.0588
Views since voting: 1404
Views during voting: 267
Votes: 168
Comments: 12
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02/08/2009 08:04:57 PM
Richard, Beautiful shot!! Love this one..
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02/08/2009 12:48:32 PM
Was the snowshoe trail another photographer that was there before you?

And, the frozen lake is not very pretty, since the snow has been sandblasted away and there are signs of the snowshoe trail.
02/08/2009 02:36:54 AM
very nice.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2009 11:35:20 PM
Beautiful tones, view & composition. Truly an Ansel-inspired shot. Well done!
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02/06/2009 05:45:57 PM
This is my own personal voting scale. It's merely an huble opinion, based on whatever limited photography knowledge I have. You have all right to agree/disagree with me.

Composition(2): 2
Focus/Sharpness(2): 1
Lighting/Exposure(2): 1
Meeting Challenge(2): 2
WOW factor(2): 2
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02/03/2009 09:52:01 PM
Nice 'Ansel' type of image. Good exposure.
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02/03/2009 02:04:23 PM
beautifull shot... should have entered "ansel adams" challenge... :)
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02/03/2009 08:53:45 AM
ansel adams outtake?
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02/02/2009 11:33:43 PM
Beautiful! 7
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02/01/2009 11:10:05 PM
Very nice.
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02/01/2009 12:44:27 PM
I really like the image, without the title you would not notice the moon there, great light on the image....this would have done well in the Ansel Adams challenge.
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02/01/2009 12:14:03 PM
Great shot. Reminds me of Ansel's work. Great B/w Capture.
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