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Sunrise Reflections
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AllenP


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Challenge: Take Two II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II
Location: Jenny Lake, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Date: Jun 17, 2011
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 50
Shutter: 59
Date Uploaded: Jun 17, 2011

I had an entry called "Sunset Reflections" that I wanted to improve upon. What I did different in this shot was I used a Singh-Ray Vari-ND neutral density filter to increase my exposure time so I could achieve that soft and smooth effect in the clouds. I wanted no ripples in the water either so the ND filter took care of that too. I also wanted to include some foreground elements in my photograph to make it a little more interesting. Also, instead of warm colors I went with cool colors (very early in the morning).

This is my Sunset Reflections shot:

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 74
Avg (all users): 7.6720
Avg (commenters): 8.4000
Avg (participants): 7.4762
Avg (non-participants): 7.7711
Views since voting: 5959
Views during voting: 298
Votes: 125
Comments: 35
Favorites: 9 (view)


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07/05/2011 02:43:48 AM
Stunning!
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07/04/2011 02:15:34 AM
Great shot, the reflection of the mountain range in Jenny Lake is beautiful.
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07/02/2011 08:02:08 PM
Beautiful! Congrats!
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07/01/2011 11:08:17 PM
I LOVE this shot, the colors are stunning! Congrats on your blue!
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07/01/2011 01:25:42 PM
What a beautiful and serene image. Congrats on the blue.
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07/01/2011 11:29:33 AM
Stop it.... You're hurting me! I can only faint over a photo once in a week.... :)
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07/01/2011 09:40:06 AM
Congrats on your ribbon, one of the 10's I gave!
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07/01/2011 06:19:14 AM
Fantastic shot,Congrats on the blue.
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07/01/2011 03:27:59 AM
Clearly MUCH improved, as evidenced by the score! Well done!
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07/01/2011 02:38:27 AM
WOW! Fantastic image. Congrats on your ribbon, Allen. You're on a roll, keep it up.
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07/01/2011 01:22:53 AM
Stunning, congrats on the blue.
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07/01/2011 12:12:32 AM
This is gorgeous. Congrats on the blue!
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07/01/2011 12:09:42 AM
Beautiffully captured Congratulations
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07/01/2011 12:06:20 AM
Congrats.
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07/01/2011 12:05:51 AM
Nicely done, and interesting "reverse" take on the original. Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/30/2011 08:19:00 PM
Wow! love this!
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06/30/2011 07:38:16 PM
Stunning reflection and color.
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06/29/2011 11:53:51 AM
Spectacular. Love that low-lying cloud.
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06/28/2011 11:54:05 PM
Gorgeous! Love that floating cloud.
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06/28/2011 08:24:59 PM
It's weird how that foreground cloud looks like a blur tool gone bad. LOL!

I really love the oversaturated colors.


I may or may not be voting, so please do not equate my comment with any score.
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06/28/2011 06:57:06 PM
Breathtaking, stunning, jaw-dropping.

Naah, words simply don't do it justice, now do they?
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06/28/2011 06:21:55 PM
Takes my breath away!!
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06/28/2011 02:58:46 PM
stunning..10/10
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06/27/2011 07:40:09 PM
Assuming this is 31_F.gif beaflies the sky and low clouds adds more than the original image. The original was very good to begin with but I do prefer this shot.
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06/27/2011 07:08:45 PM
absolutely perfect!!!10
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06/26/2011 09:09:55 PM
Nice scenery! I like the low foggy - adds some movement to the stillness. I wish the right tree was not so obstructive.
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06/26/2011 07:11:02 PM
brrrr... looks cold.. beautiful photo
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06/26/2011 05:21:35 PM
Gorgeous scene with great framing. That low hanging cloud does get in the way, but at the same time it adds a lot of interest.
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06/26/2011 02:44:58 PM
What a beautiful landscape. The water looks crystal clear, the sky looks stunning and the mountains look stellar.
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06/26/2011 10:05:27 AM
Back to comment... Gorgeous! Stunning scenery, beautiful reflections, lovely lighting, and the low lying clouds just make it over the top. 10
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06/24/2011 09:40:01 PM
Gorgeous long exposure! I always love the effect it has on the clouds. The colors here are gorgeous also. The multitude of shades of blue is so delightful! I also love the reflections in the water. The long streaks always remind me of watching Bob Ross's joy of painting. The peace in those paintings reminds me of the peace in this photograph. I like your framing with the evergreens, but I think it might be a bit too much on the right side of the image. That one tree is obstructing a beautiful mountain peak. I think the framing on the left side is a little more appropriate to highlight the beautiful mountains.
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06/24/2011 04:03:49 PM
Beautiful shot. Icy tones and colors, and the detail in the pebbles has to be seen to be believed. The low cloud adds a graceful motion to it as well. Excellent.
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06/24/2011 09:39:52 AM
This is spectacular. I can certainly see this on the front page
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06/24/2011 08:53:41 AM
Reminds me of a trip to Lake Tahoe. That blue is just gorgeous.
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06/24/2011 02:51:30 AM
Already voted, back to comment. I don't know exactly which photo this is a retake of, but I really like this pic. I love the motion in the clouds and the brightness of the blues.
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