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Challenge: Calendar II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Kongsberg, Norway
Date: Feb 22, 2009
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Feb 22, 2009

One single image processed with shadows/highlights and levels. A circular polarizing filter was used to make the blue sky stand out.

The white 'balls' are bails of hay wrapped in white plastic. This is done in the fall with tractors with attachments on them that pick up the hay and wrap it before it drops them one at a time as it drives along. No wonder why the kids here call them "tractor eggs".

Post edit:
I'm speechless!!! My first blue ribbon! I'm truly honored and so happy. What a nice surprise to wake up and see my picture on the front page.
Thank you all for your votes and comments.

The shot was taken about 20 minutes from my house while on a photo shoot with 21.gif scarbrd while he was on a business trip to Norway.

This made my week! :)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 182
Avg (all users): 7.1812
Avg (commenters): 8.0769
Avg (participants): 7.1207
Avg (non-participants): 7.2198
Views since voting: 6351
Views during voting: 249
Votes: 149
Comments: 56
Favorites: 15 (view)


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02/02/2011 02:03:46 AM
Awesome.
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03/09/2009 06:01:23 AM
brrrrrrrrrrrrrr. cold. what a great photo!! congratz on your win!
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03/09/2009 12:35:09 AM
Well earned, I am truly awestruck in seeing this picture
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03/08/2009 12:10:15 PM
It is fine.
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03/04/2009 09:45:06 PM
Fantastic photo, congrats on your blue!
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03/04/2009 06:20:05 PM
as we say in the evil empire: fan frickin tastic!! my next vacation is to this place. this is a 10 without the border; 8 with. congrats.
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03/03/2009 07:28:54 PM
First blue ribbon? WELL CONGRATUALTIONS!! Beautiful!
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03/03/2009 07:07:27 PM
Beautiful image, congrats on your first blue ribbon!
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03/03/2009 02:08:27 PM
Way to go, TrollMan!! It pays to live in freakin Siberia! :P
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03/02/2009 10:17:59 PM
Beautiful winter shot
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03/02/2009 05:44:12 PM
What a blue ribbon! Good for you! And a new PB! Congrats!
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03/02/2009 03:43:16 PM
Well deserved - defintely something you would see in a calender. Congrats!
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03/02/2009 02:36:24 PM
Congrats on the blue!! Very very well deserved!!
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03/02/2009 02:05:04 PM
Wonderful picture, well deserved blue....
Being a fog fancier myself, the mist or blowing snow is the crowning touch...
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03/02/2009 01:23:04 PM
This photo is such an AWESOME entry. I'm thrilled for you!!! Very well-deserved!!! Wooo Hooo!
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03/02/2009 12:34:03 PM
"Heart-stopping photography" (to quote SandyP below) -
I didn't vote in this challenge, but if I had I would have given you the blue ribbon! (he he he). Congratulations on a gorgeous image!
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03/02/2009 11:46:51 AM
Beautiful scene. Congrats on the ribbon! Too cold for me LOL
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03/02/2009 11:18:34 AM
Wow! You know I'm going to have to hate you now -- living so close to such winter wonderland scenery as this. To this winter-deprived Texan this is heart stopping photography!

Congratulations on well-deserved top honors for this beautiful fine art masterpiece :)

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03/02/2009 09:13:39 AM
What a beautiful scene. The white balls were my favorite part. Love the misty, snowy look in the background too. Congrats on your first blue!
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03/02/2009 08:23:17 AM
Congrats on the blue. Awesome shot.
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03/02/2009 07:04:28 AM
Congratulations, beautiful image.

Mac,
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03/02/2009 05:39:51 AM
Congrats! This is so crispy and cold looking! Very nice!
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03/02/2009 05:25:21 AM
How does a guy with "Troll" in his name get a blue ribbon?? Congrats! And I love the tractor eggs. :-) Really a lovely scene - definitely worthy of a calendar.
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03/02/2009 05:23:25 AM
Beautiful image. Congrats on the blue.
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03/02/2009 04:40:00 AM
Congratz Trollman
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03/02/2009 03:57:04 AM
Congrats on your blue! Wonderful image
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03/02/2009 02:49:49 AM
Wow, I totally agree with this beautiful image. This shot should has 10, 9, 8 7, and 6 for votes only. So why some gave bad score for!!!!
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03/02/2009 02:28:03 AM
What a beautiful scene, and what a phenomenal photograph. Deserves at least an 8+ in my opinion. Great work and congratulations!
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03/02/2009 01:50:56 AM
I knew this was a ribboner! Congratulations!
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03/02/2009 01:32:16 AM
Congrats very nice
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03/02/2009 01:24:23 AM
Fantastic shot, well done.
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03/02/2009 01:21:00 AM
Well deserved ribbon. I love the tractor eggs!
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03/02/2009 12:41:52 AM
Perfect calender shot! Congrats on your well deserved blue!
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03/02/2009 12:32:31 AM
Beautiful scene. Congrats on your first blue!
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03/02/2009 12:29:13 AM
Wow! Stunning image. Huge congrats on winning the Blue, Are.
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03/02/2009 12:23:53 AM
WTG !!!! huge congrats on a wonderful wonderful shot.
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03/02/2009 12:12:07 AM
this is beautiful! congrats on the ribbon. well deserved. :)
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03/02/2009 12:08:16 AM
WOW... this is beautiful... congrats on ur blue :)
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03/02/2009 12:05:40 AM
What a beauty, Are! Big congrats on your blue!
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03/02/2009 12:05:18 AM
Congrats on your Blue Ribbon!
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03/02/2009 12:04:31 AM
Absolutely beautiful. Great image --- and a lovely place.
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03/02/2009 12:03:22 AM
Congrats on your Blue Ribbon! Well deserved...great pic.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/01/2009 07:16:10 PM
Yes, this will do well.
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02/28/2009 05:52:08 PM
Pretty scene and I'm sure you will be at or near the top! Good luck.8
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02/28/2009 05:40:56 PM
very nice.... top 10 or even a ribbon I would hope... good luck...
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02/28/2009 05:34:55 PM
Love it.
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02/28/2009 01:44:24 PM
this is stunning...i love the reflection on the snow..9
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02/28/2009 10:54:28 AM
Gorgeous. Perfect for my calendar!
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02/27/2009 05:43:29 PM
nice shot, love the snow
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02/25/2009 11:48:45 PM
So much to look at and wonder about in this photograph. Completely amazing!
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02/25/2009 01:26:15 PM
wonderful!
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02/24/2009 01:07:54 AM
This is so beautiful. And I am mystified by those perfect snow bumps. I think the color adjustment may be too green - the sky is an odd teal color. It makes for an interesting shot, but a weird sky.
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02/23/2009 09:41:04 AM
This is my favourite.....love the blowing snow. I can see this on a calendar, well done.
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02/23/2009 09:39:42 AM
reminds me of marshmallow fluff...this was a uuuuuoooo picture
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02/23/2009 08:08:25 AM
wow, interesting shapes in the foreground...well done 8
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02/23/2009 12:46:02 AM
WOW! Beautiful photo, perfect composition and exposure. Best of luck with the robbons! 9
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