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Challenge: Deep DOF II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Yosemite, Valley View
Date: Sep 19, 2009
Aperture: 14
ISO: 100
Shutter: 8s
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Sep 20, 2009

[Sep. 23rd, 2009 10:39:09 AM]
Votes: 56
Views: 132
Avg Vote: 7.7679
hmmmm.... didn't expect this! Was well over 8 after 9 votes but fell slightly from there.

[Sep. 24th, 2009 06:38:03 PM]
At 7.4418 right now with 129 votes. Down from mid 7.6's at vote 90.

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Thanks for the votes and comments! Figured a blue might be in order but edged out by Joe and a spectacular bridge.

With this picture, I have 3 of the four seasons represented in my portfolio for this spot. I've probably bored most of you but it is so convenient to stop at this spot and each time I have visited, the light has been different. This was the first time I have watched the last sliver of alpenglow slide from the Captain's face. I didn't figure it would do so great with it's rather pedestrian sky--so I attempted to make the water and foreground rocks stand out by wading into the river and composing the shot with them in mind.If you visit, watch out for the large crawdads in the river!

3 stop singhray filter + hard edge .9 ND. The vignetting comes from using a polarizer with the wide end of a 17-40!

Thanks for looking and my apologies for wearing out a scene... Here is my Fall shot. Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_772151.jpg
Winter is on my profile page. This area is under water in the spring---I may need a snorkel!


Statistics
Place: 2 out of 151
Avg (all users): 7.5622
Avg (commenters): 9.0833
Avg (participants): 7.4833
Avg (non-participants): 7.5957
Views since voting: 6119
Views during voting: 440
Votes: 201
Comments: 42
Favorites: 24 (view)


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10/08/2009 10:59:47 AM
Beautiful. Though the Autumn version has always been my favorite, I do really like this one as well. The bits of warm light reflecting off of the top of the peaks just makes this extra special. Splendid work.
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10/01/2009 12:37:04 PM
Beautiful, Mark! Congrats on your ribbon and your Seasons Trio.
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10/01/2009 09:20:17 AM
Mark this is gorgeous. I always enjoy the vignette of this lens.
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09/30/2009 11:04:58 PM
Sweet shot, I love the water motion. Not a cloud in the sky and it STILL looks great! Congrats on the ribbon. BB
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09/30/2009 08:18:55 PM
Excellent idea to have seasonal shots for the same place, don't apologise. Congratulations on the red!
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09/30/2009 08:11:20 PM
Awesome shot Mark! Makes me want to get back out and shoot...
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09/30/2009 06:44:39 PM
Thanks for the comments and favs! Yosemite rocks!
09/30/2009 05:58:19 PM
Gorgeous depth, Mark! Many congrast on your new red!
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09/30/2009 05:49:40 PM
So wonderful!
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09/30/2009 05:03:23 PM
Congratulations!! If I had this scene close to me I'd shoot it all day, everyday. It's breathtaking.
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09/30/2009 03:28:19 PM
Great job, Mark. When you run out of seasons I'd like to see this scene taken under moonlight...
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09/30/2009 02:39:30 PM
Its certainly not worn out for me! It's great photography of a scene that never gets old! Congratulations on winning a ribbon with it!
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09/30/2009 02:02:43 PM
Spectastic! Fantacular! Way to go, Mark!
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09/30/2009 12:31:26 PM
Love seeing similar landscapes in different seasons. Congrats Mark.
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09/30/2009 12:08:54 PM
I will never get tired of any of your spectacular photos of this view, Mark! You own it and we all love it! Congrats on your ribbon!!! Looking forward to the continuation of this beautiful saga...:-)
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09/30/2009 12:03:42 PM
Well deserved ribbon. The fall season image is also great. Great use of filers. Congrats on your ribbon!

Raj
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09/30/2009 12:00:35 PM
Great shot Mark! I agree with Alice - nice to see the Bay Area crowd taking the front page!
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09/30/2009 10:21:49 AM
Heh, Heh, all these Bay Area people are wearing out the update buttons and using up all the virtual awards.
Congratulations on this lovely winner.
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09/30/2009 07:01:32 AM
Beautiful! Congrats on the red!
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09/30/2009 03:20:49 AM
Great landscape!
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09/30/2009 02:09:15 AM
Glad this did well for you, Mark. It's such a beautiful shot. Congrats on the ribbon.
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09/30/2009 01:28:25 AM
Hey, at least you didn't submerge your gear! Good luck getting the spring shot to complete the collection. :-) And yes, the light more than makes up for anything the sky might not have had.
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09/30/2009 01:02:23 AM
Big congrats on the ribbon. A beautiful shot
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09/30/2009 12:11:52 AM
Gorgeous. Congrats!
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09/30/2009 12:08:51 AM
yes! what a lovely edit of a lovely spot, I would love to go back one day soon :P
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09/30/2009 12:07:08 AM
This, on the other hand, is textbook :-) (see my comment on Joe's shot) Congrats on the red, and for the record I've stood right THERE too (see my first comment on Joe's shot, early on)
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09/30/2009 12:05:13 AM
Great work, Congrats on the red
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/29/2009 01:55:36 PM
Exquisite. DMC. A few dust spots. 9.
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09/27/2009 04:21:00 PM
Magical atmosphere. Wonderful detail and colour. DOF is deep till the end. Composition leads the eyes. Great. 10.
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09/26/2009 05:10:25 AM
great light on the hills and in the center, and great effect on the water, looks like frozen
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09/25/2009 04:02:25 PM
Well done. Good DOF showing sharpness in foreground, middle ground, and background. Beautiful scene too.
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09/25/2009 10:21:04 AM
This is a fantastic shot. The composition if fantastic, but I've seen it many times before. I'm not critisizing though, if I had the opportunity to go to Yosemite, I'd shoot this as well. I expect to see this on the front page. Ok I'm guessing here, mpeters? (no vote)
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09/25/2009 05:26:46 AM
Perfect. Fluid, picturesque and excellent DOF.
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09/24/2009 11:31:48 PM
another amazing scene!
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09/24/2009 10:39:16 AM
Lovely job of it all. perfect for the challenge topic. 8 (voted earlier)
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09/24/2009 07:20:25 AM
very well done except for the sensor spot top right
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09/23/2009 06:59:06 PM
I think we have our winner. 9 from me.
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09/23/2009 12:08:32 PM
10 - This is beautiful - love the shoftness in the water, brings out the rocks really well.. lighting on the tip of the mountains is so well captured!
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09/23/2009 10:06:36 AM
This is a fine image of a most remarkable treasure.
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09/23/2009 08:59:06 AM
Beautiful POV and good use of extended DOF. The colors on the top of the peaks due to setting setting sun are eye catching.Well done.
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09/23/2009 04:14:34 AM
simply wonderful, great deep DOF, I love it, 10
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09/23/2009 01:09:16 AM
This is one of my favorites!!!
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