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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4.0G IF-ED
Location: CANYONLANDS
Date: Jan 6, 2007
Aperture: F13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60 SEC
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

Indian ruins in Canyonlands National park. This is truly one of my favorite shots I've taken. I really hope some of you enjoy it as well. I really wish the halo in the rock upper left wasn't there but it's not from sharpening, I didn't apply any sharpening to this image at all. :)

Hoping for the best.

Statistics
Place: 513 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.6619
Avg (commenters): 6.1591
Avg (participants): 5.6611
Avg (non-participants): 5.6667
Views since voting: 473
Views during voting: 655
Votes: 494
Comments: 48
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:23:35 PM
Dramatic lighting and textures. 7
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03/17/2009 09:31:04 PM
Nice Composition and thoughtful..
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03/17/2009 01:18:39 PM
Too much contrast in the sun lit areas but the sky and shadow areas look really good. I would redo it and mask out the sun lit areas slightly.
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03/17/2009 10:47:17 AM
This reminds me of a painting but I can't remember the title of it now... The black and white makes it seem like an alien landscape.
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03/17/2009 06:54:40 AM
Interesting image and dramatic hdr? processing. Nice textures.
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03/16/2009 03:10:55 PM
amazing shot .. the overhang and the sky .. fantastic .. and then the land formations .. incredible place and excellent shot .. love the b&w .. !! ..:)
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03/16/2009 11:11:12 AM
amazing bw scene - well exposed
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03/16/2009 04:13:08 AM
nice shot
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03/16/2009 02:25:51 AM
Well captured and presented. We've seen this in color many times ... the B&W gives us a new perspective. Thanks.
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03/15/2009 09:47:05 PM
No wonder they built it there - look at the view. Great cloud formations, too.
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03/15/2009 07:16:09 PM
Almost looks like another planet. Good job.
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03/15/2009 04:00:31 PM
Good shot but I feel that the color version would score higher for me.
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03/15/2009 12:41:34 PM
There are some nice leading lines here but the whole image feels rather busy and difficult to view.
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03/15/2009 12:09:05 PM
toning is great, using the arch to help frame the shot is well done
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03/15/2009 11:55:52 AM
This certainly has an Ansel Adams feel to it. :~)
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03/15/2009 11:37:28 AM
Nicely composed , but think its over processed.
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03/15/2009 10:21:54 AM
Dramatic landscape, nice.
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03/15/2009 05:21:17 AM
great BW realization!


thank you, Brano ;)
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03/14/2009 09:12:10 PM
I like the framing on this photo.
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03/14/2009 04:03:53 PM
Feels like a sacred place. I'm wondering what this looked like in color.
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03/14/2009 01:13:46 PM
The post processing has given this somewhat of a cool, surreal aspect.
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03/14/2009 10:53:58 AM
Neat shot! I am curious what it would have looked like in color.
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03/14/2009 09:05:10 AM
I really like this b&w rendering. Very interesting all around.
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03/14/2009 04:42:19 AM
lots of textures here. nice contrast , 6
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03/13/2009 11:06:31 PM
wowza, gorgeous landscape, great sky, and lots of other good stuff. Love the B&W as well. easy 10
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03/13/2009 10:51:16 PM
what a view...such majestic space
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03/13/2009 04:16:47 PM
While I imagine this scene normally has strong red hues in the stone, I like that you took a different approach and went with black and white.
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03/13/2009 01:42:05 PM
Great image, good job with the post processing.
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03/13/2009 12:52:18 PM
What a view and light! Nice postprocessing.
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03/13/2009 09:22:20 AM
interesting b&w tones in this
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03/13/2009 08:13:53 AM
I think it was to bright or something. Maybe the wrong time of day. But the subject matter is really wonderful and the natural frame is very interesting.
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03/13/2009 07:46:00 AM
looks like a beautiful place, I would like to see this in color
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03/13/2009 03:09:20 AM
Very nice study of shapes in B&W.
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03/12/2009 11:47:11 PM
Awesome processing to make the lighting look just perfect. Usually you'd lose some details in the shadows, but that you way you captured/edited this, you didn't.
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03/12/2009 08:10:59 PM
Good tones. Would like to have seen the color version.
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03/12/2009 02:49:44 PM
great landscape, but i don't know if b&w is good for it. it gets a little busy...
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03/12/2009 12:21:36 PM
Although a fan of high contrast there is too much contrast in the fg for me. Wonderful view.
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03/12/2009 12:20:13 PM
Great use of contrat and DOF -really like the shot.
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03/12/2009 05:43:28 AM
Nice image very dramatic but a little over sharpened?
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03/12/2009 01:57:45 AM
Cool shot from behind the bend.
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03/11/2009 10:16:51 PM
Nice composition, the highlights seem a little strong but it still works well.
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03/11/2009 09:44:52 PM
Nice shot, a bit over processed for my liking though. 5
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03/11/2009 07:07:00 PM
Black and white works good here, well done.
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03/11/2009 01:38:18 PM
The sky here is fantastic. The stark black and white are very difficult to do without losing detail and I think you did a wonderful job.
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03/11/2009 01:21:20 PM
Killer location
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03/11/2009 12:20:22 PM
Wow! Love the composition of this photo. You have the sweep of natural stone going across the top portion of the image while there is a lovely sweep of clouds that wash over this desert scene. Love the old Anasazi ruins you see here with the time worn Kiva. Natural beauty and the story of man and our ancient past, love the imagery you present us here. To me that stone arch is symbolic of how nature will eventually erode and cover over what man builds. Here the stone arch 'appears' like it is a wave ready to crash over what is left of the kiva. The B&W tones are very lovely. Well done and well presented.
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03/11/2009 10:24:10 AM
Congratulations on being part of this 1000th challenge on DPC. Keep up the good work!!
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03/11/2009 04:46:10 AM
interesting would love to see the color version
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