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Challenge: Deep DOF II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Kogel Bay, South Africa
Date: Sep 21, 2009
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 20 seconds
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Sep 21, 2009

I recently bought myself a Hoya ND400 9 stop neutral density filter, and wow, it really opens so many doors for a landscape photographer. Never before could I shoot long exposures while a mountain is still lit in brilliant light. The blues were this blue in the raw file, I even dropped the saturation a bit. I really hope this does well. I feel that the rocks leading the eye all the way to the tip of the mountain in the backround, are all in focus, and thus meets the challenge.

The reason for the slight vignetting, is because I had to stack the ND400 and a cokin filter holder (for the 3 stop grad). The photo was shot at 14mm.

I would have preferred to have been allowed to selectively edit certain areas of this shot, but the rules are the rules.

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Aaaaargh! Soooo close. Sigh. I gave this shot a re-edit during the week in an attempt to get the colours more natural. Do you think the new version might have given me an extra 0.03? :) 824749.jpg

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 151
Avg (all users): 7.4683
Avg (commenters): 8.7778
Avg (participants): 7.3793
Avg (non-participants): 7.5034
Views since voting: 4104
Views during voting: 451
Votes: 205
Comments: 34
Favorites: 11 (view)


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10/01/2009 02:56:17 PM
Originally posted by nutzito:

Originally posted by nutzito:

congrats on the excellent image!!. I know how it feels to reach 7.4+ and no ribbon.

about the re-edit. In order to make a fair election , post it at 640px and confirm it is also edited under basic editing rules. send a pm when it's done (I mean in case you decide to do it).


OK. Although the re-edit version has more realistic hues, I like the color palette of the one you entered better. It gives a more mysterious look and I think that goes better with the object of the technic you used. That said, I think the wow factor of the one you entered is better.


Thanks for the feedback. Appreciated.
10/01/2009 02:54:03 PM
Originally posted by nutzito:

congrats on the excellent image!!. I know how it feels to reach 7.4+ and no ribbon.

about the re-edit. In order to make a fair election , post it at 640px and confirm it is also edited under basic editing rules. send a pm when it's done (I mean in case you decide to do it).


OK. Although the re-edit version has more realistic hues, I like the color palette of the one you entered better. It gives a more mysterious look and I think that goes better with the object of the technic you used. That said, I think the wow factor of the one you entered is better.

Edit: Forgot to mention that when I said "realistic" I was thinking of sunlight, but you are creating artificial darkness here so I like the darkness and consistent cooler tones of the first one better.

Message edited by author 2009-10-01 15:01:58.
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10/01/2009 02:05:29 PM
congrats on the excellent image!!. I know how it feels to reach 7.4+ and no ribbon.

about the re-edit. In order to make a fair election , post it at 640px and confirm it is also edited under basic editing rules. send a pm when it's done (I mean in case you decide to do it).
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10/01/2009 01:31:34 PM
Yep - I prefer the re-edit too. Still, great job!!!
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10/01/2009 11:24:01 AM
So close,Well done on the high finish & I do prefer the re-edid, Superb!
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10/01/2009 03:11:51 AM
Originally posted by RianBotes:

Nice to see you entered here and this shot will most certainly get you a ribbon. Hard work pays mr prperold. Keep them coming


Eish, how did he know?
...bad lack mate, yours was my only 10.
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09/30/2009 06:51:51 PM
I'd give a small edge to your re-edit but this one is nice too. Amazing colors! Looks like a beautiful place.
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09/30/2009 01:45:15 PM
Congratulation on the HM, Philip. I love your image and love the other version even more.
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09/30/2009 12:06:04 PM
Congrats on the HM! I definitely liked your other version in the comments section. I like the sharpness, details and the colors.

Raj
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09/30/2009 07:03:22 AM
Congrats on the HM!
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09/30/2009 12:50:49 AM
I did not vote on this challenge but this is surely worth a ten. As always, brilliant work and congrats.
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09/30/2009 12:05:55 AM
Cool colors, nice work!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/29/2009 01:49:55 PM
Dreamy, faultless (inmho), spot on DMC, should ribbon! 10
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09/28/2009 06:16:43 AM
Amazing Beauty..
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09/27/2009 09:26:55 PM
Bumping up to 9
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09/26/2009 05:40:08 AM
surreal. excellent colors, the rocks seem almost alive
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09/25/2009 09:53:24 PM
WOW! Amazing shot. It's deep DOF and more!
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09/25/2009 10:08:34 AM
Beautiful photo, should ribbon (not voting)
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09/25/2009 06:21:52 AM
Classic DPC type shot. Definitely meets challenge and very pretty.
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09/24/2009 11:24:34 PM
We have ribbon contender number two!!!
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09/24/2009 08:13:39 PM
Gorgeous image!
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09/24/2009 04:01:13 PM
very soothing, a beautiful shot
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09/24/2009 10:38:54 AM
Ho humm... yet another stunning beautiful rocks/water/sunset photo... I tire of them, but it's still an 8 from me, since it's so well done. (voted earlier)
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09/24/2009 12:51:11 AM
Those clouds are amazing.
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09/23/2009 08:13:45 PM
Great vivid colors!
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09/23/2009 04:45:44 PM
that is so beautiful
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09/23/2009 04:45:18 PM
awesome for basic editing - this could win it
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09/23/2009 02:26:27 PM
Nice to see you entered here and this shot will most certainly get you a ribbon. Hard work pays mr prperold. Keep them coming
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09/23/2009 02:04:03 PM
I think I'm in LOVE !!!
=]
The softness and the colors are just...
WoW.

Truly a breathtaking scene.

I wish there was an option for 11 =]

But 10 will have to do.
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09/23/2009 12:25:48 PM
Really amazing colors captured here.. the light on the rocks just adds another element to this shot! 9
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09/23/2009 10:11:26 AM
Wow, that's amazing!
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09/23/2009 09:05:57 AM
Nice low POV. The blue filter effect creates wonderful mood. Well done.
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09/23/2009 04:37:43 AM
Simply wonderful, one of my favourite on this contest, 10
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09/23/2009 01:06:13 AM
I'm not sure how you got this photo with basic editing but I hope one day I can capture something like this. Amazing (9)
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