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Pushing back the boundaries
1st PlacePushing back the boundaries
keyz


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Life IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35 f/4 ED VR
Location: Les lacs Robert - Belledone
Date: Dec 7, 2010
Date Uploaded: Dec 7, 2010

Wow ... I can't believe those comments and this score. Thank you so much !!
The day before this photo, it snowed around 15 inches of fresh powder ... a miracle just before the week-end. Woke up at 6am saturday to do ski touring in Belledone, one of the moutain close to Grenoble.
After few hours and climbing 2300 feet following this track, we arrived at the "Lacs Robert" where I took this photo.
I didn't took this for the challenge, but I feel so much alive when I'm in the mountains I wanted to put this on DPC ... but I didn't believe I was able to break a 6 with that.

PP : extreme color curve / crop / resize / USM

Find a larger version here : kiwipixel.wordpress.com
And remember to push back the boundaries ;-)


Statistics
Place: 1 out of 65
Avg (all users): 7.6774
Avg (commenters): 8.7083
Avg (participants): 7.9118
Avg (non-participants): 7.6250
Views since voting: 5162
Views during voting: 355
Votes: 186
Comments: 51
Favorites: 28 (view)


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12/20/2010 08:26:48 PM
absolutely stunning shot -- and one of my two favorites in the challenge. It's truly incredible!
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12/19/2010 11:09:47 AM
Julien - ! - Congratulations on a fine image and a fine Blue.

Everything about this is superb and a joy to look at.

Alice
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12/17/2010 09:22:39 PM
exceptional..can get lost in it, just staring...
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12/17/2010 07:06:23 AM
This shot should be at the front page forever.
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12/16/2010 10:08:38 PM
Beautiful picture with such a peaceful appreciation for nature. Congrats.
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12/16/2010 07:35:17 PM
This just blows me away-congrats, you deserve it ...
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12/16/2010 02:39:35 PM
Congrats. Very cool photo. When I re-order the challenge entries by my own voting, this still shows up in first place! :-)
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12/16/2010 10:30:41 AM
Great stuff, Congrats to you.
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12/15/2010 11:30:32 PM
Excellent. Congratulations!
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12/15/2010 10:49:11 PM
breathtaking. gratz!
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12/15/2010 02:16:47 PM
This is AMAZING!
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12/15/2010 01:29:20 PM
Congrats! Fantastic
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12/15/2010 09:04:20 AM
Wonderful image. Congrats on the deserved blue.
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12/15/2010 08:53:22 AM
Fabulous. Congratulations.
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12/15/2010 08:00:10 AM
There is a great deal of flow to this image, almost surreal moment. You truly do feel alive in the mountains.
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12/15/2010 05:52:52 AM
félicitations - vivement d'image!
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12/15/2010 03:58:44 AM
Congratulations on the blue! Knew it was a winner at first glance. Wonderful shot.
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12/15/2010 02:00:41 AM
Gorgeous and very very much alive!
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12/15/2010 02:00:40 AM
Fantastic, Julien!! Such a deserving image.
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12/15/2010 01:44:32 AM
Congratulations Julien! Glad to see a teammate garner another ribbon.
Excellent photo, and I can totally relate to your comments about feeling alive in settings like this. You've done a wonderful job of depicting that for the viewer, and I know exactly how hard it can be to capture a moment like that for those who weren't present.
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12/15/2010 01:29:38 AM
Thank you all for your comments and this wonderful gift :D
12/15/2010 01:15:30 AM
Beautiful image, congratulations on your most deserved blue ribbon.
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12/15/2010 12:20:01 AM
Powerful image, congrats on your first blue and personal best.
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12/15/2010 12:11:26 AM
A stunning photo! Grats on the first place ribbon
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12/15/2010 12:05:07 AM
Congrats! :) Wonderful image!!
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12/15/2010 12:03:20 AM
Congrats, one of the best ever on Dp, I knew this would win, so wonderful.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/14/2010 11:34:58 PM
Incredible composition and flow.
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12/14/2010 10:13:55 PM
this looks fake, as in a miniature model setup.
no, i dont mean it as something bad, but that's just how it appears to me, and thought would be ok to let u know.
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12/14/2010 07:59:12 PM
Understand the concept ..
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12/14/2010 04:59:19 PM
Fantastic image.
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12/14/2010 04:35:11 PM
I really like this one, good work! - 9
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12/14/2010 08:08:21 AM
Holy moly this is stunning!
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12/14/2010 06:51:46 AM
true masterpiece, I love the edit, well done!
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12/14/2010 04:37:47 AM
All that space to explore, and following others's tracks ... The combination of the idea of exploration, and yet of being simply a follower. Good work.
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12/13/2010 09:53:50 AM
Oh I love the minimalism and contrast!! This is awesome. 9
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12/12/2010 09:22:12 PM
Best photo of the challenge in my opinion. 10
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12/12/2010 03:58:00 PM
This is an awesome photo. A lone skier in a vast expanse; says to me this person is living-taking life at its fullest... I like the tones, the highlights - shadows. Nice presentation.
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12/12/2010 02:12:16 PM
Excellent. Motivational poster here. I don't like the white lines of the border, but it doesn't bother me enough to not give this a 10. Beautiful shot.
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12/12/2010 11:35:24 AM
this is awesome...atleast he has a track to follow. - 10
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12/11/2010 06:42:00 AM
Fantastic, I love the way this was processed.
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12/11/2010 06:19:03 AM
I love this capture but the framing destroys the image unfortunately!
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12/10/2010 06:58:58 AM
Nicely done. Perfect! 10
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12/09/2010 11:22:52 PM
Wonderful image; the processing is beautiful.
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12/08/2010 09:28:59 PM
ribbon
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12/08/2010 04:56:44 PM
Great subject matter for this challenge. Didn't like some of the other shots that used this premise, but this one works for me. I think it is the skier following a lone trail. . .thus other people??? Don't know, but like it.
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12/08/2010 01:55:05 PM
Nice capture!
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12/08/2010 01:50:00 AM
WOW!! So marvelous. Such an interesting dichotomy - the lone skier, yet connected to the world on the well-traveled path. Lovely lines and shadows, great choice of tones. Only my second image, but I see this on the front page.
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12/08/2010 01:23:30 AM
Good Job!!!
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12/08/2010 01:22:59 AM
Incredible
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12/08/2010 12:29:44 AM
love it! 8
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12/08/2010 12:14:19 AM
Oh wow, I haven't viewed all the photos yet, but this has to get a ribbon, just pure brilliant, I'd love to see how you shot this, 10.
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