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3rd PlaceKananaskis Country
ursula


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Horizontal vs Vertical (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2010-11-12
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Location: Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada
Date: Aug 5, 2011
Galleries: Landscape, Travel
Date Uploaded: Aug 11, 2011

Thank you all very much, for the votes and the beautiful comments. They are much appreciated.

~Ursula

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 93
Avg (all users): 7.1905
Avg (commenters): 9.1538
Avg (participants): 7.3158
Avg (non-participants): 7.1194
Views since voting: 4345
Views during voting: 246
Votes: 105
Comments: 64
Favorites: 25 (view)


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04/04/2012 01:34:04 PM
It doesn't get much prettier than this.
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10/04/2011 09:38:49 AM
This may be the most beautiful image I have seen all year..fabulous!
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08/25/2011 01:58:51 PM
Gorgeous! Wish I am there.
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08/24/2011 01:33:01 PM
Congratulations for this image and ribbon! Those who scored 2's and 3's should be banned from voting, for a while..... (Regards from a former member of the Foothils Camera Club!)
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08/24/2011 09:40:51 AM
Simply gorgeous, Ursula- the HDR gives it a 3D effect that just invites one to dive in !!!
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08/23/2011 09:31:26 PM
This is so pretty!
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08/22/2011 08:37:30 AM
This is Awesome, thanks uploader for sharing with us this type of beauty
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08/21/2011 08:26:10 PM
THis is a gorgeous landscape. Congrats on the yellow!
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08/21/2011 12:38:36 AM
Great shot Ursula! Nice job ribboning in my part of the country too! :)
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08/20/2011 06:41:53 PM
Beautiful....this should have taken first place.
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08/20/2011 11:26:53 AM
Ursula -- beautiful shot! the level of fine detail and definition is awesome. Very natural.
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08/19/2011 09:25:45 PM
How did you get such depth and clarity on this shot? This is fabulous. So beautiful!
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08/19/2011 08:15:58 PM
Gorgeous shot Ursula. Congrats!
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08/19/2011 07:22:04 PM
A 10 and a favorite! Congrats!!
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08/19/2011 05:04:00 PM
Fabulously beautiful and restful, Ursula. THanks!
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08/19/2011 04:32:09 PM
What a beautiful image.

When I was a kid in the 60's, we lived in Calgary and mum and dad would quite often take us camping in the wilds of Kananaskis. Loved it!

Your shot brings back many happy memories - Thank you.
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08/19/2011 01:23:05 PM
Congratulations, beautiful image!
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08/19/2011 12:59:27 PM
It always makes me sad when I see masters such as yourself using the same lenses as me! It makes it much harder to get O'B the lenses page here :-)

This had to be In the top three. Congratulations on a fantastic image!
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08/19/2011 12:09:05 PM
Congratulations had to be somewhere near the top.
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08/19/2011 12:04:54 PM
Your processing is absolutely superb! Perfect picture for postcards! Congrats, Ursula!
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08/19/2011 11:44:29 AM
Congrats! This is so beautiful!
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08/19/2011 11:40:58 AM
Gorgeous and unique landscape- congrats Ursula!
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08/19/2011 11:13:23 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon, one of my favourites and like I said, I hope to see it myself some day.
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08/19/2011 10:12:17 AM
Hey you!
This was one of my two top picks of this challenge. I just love the composition, but what really made me fall for it is the beautiful processing. Great to see you on the front page!
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08/19/2011 09:25:05 AM
WOW, girl. This is one killer landscape. I gave this the blue. Man!!!!
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08/19/2011 07:59:34 AM
Oh, Ursula! This is so gorgeous! Your images have such beautiful colors and always seem to have an inner glow. I wish I could travel around with you for a couple of weeks and learn from you. What an incredible talent you have!
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08/19/2011 07:19:13 AM
congrats on the ribbon, this was my fav in the challenge
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08/19/2011 03:26:38 AM
Gorgeous image, Ursula. Many congrats on your ribbon.
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08/19/2011 02:57:36 AM
wonderful scenery, well photographed! Congrats, Ursula!
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08/19/2011 02:45:11 AM
You have been busy ! ;) Gorgeous submission, congratulations.
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08/19/2011 02:22:20 AM
congrats ursula, beautiful vista.
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08/19/2011 02:05:09 AM
WOW. Ursula, this is incredible. Congrats on the ribbon
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08/19/2011 01:56:57 AM
Originally posted by the99:

Congrats on your ribbon, Ursula! Hermosisima imagen!


Muchisimas gracias, Claudia! Me encanta que te guste. Un abrazo :)
08/19/2011 01:53:11 AM
Congrats on your ribbon, Ursula! Hermosisima imagen!
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08/19/2011 01:43:07 AM
Originally posted by senor_kasper:

Incredibly beautiful landscape, congratulations Ursula !!

One question, was this picture really taken with a 150mm lens or is that a mistake? if it was the 150mm what aperture and distance did you use to achieve such incredible DOF and sense of perspective? this is even more striking considering you used a 1.5 crop sensor.


Thank you. No, it was made with my all-purpose walk-around lens, the really light Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR. I forgot to change the notes from the default lens (the 150mm macro, which I usually use for most of everything). Details are changed now. You might need to refresh for it to show correctly. :)

It's a handheld bracketed shot, base/+2/-2, merged in Photomatix, saved as TIFF, edited in PSCS5: crop from top, 3 curve layers light/dark/midtones for colour/contrast adjustment, skylight filter, dodge/burn). Nothing fancy in PS.

The 1.5 crop sensor is a bit of a problem for landscapes. I usually do not do landscapes, so it isn't that much of a problem for me. The 1.5 actually works to my advantage for shooting my style, close up and shallow DOF. I bought the D7000 over the D700 because I wanted to stick with a 1.5 crop sensor (and because it was much more affordable, hehe). What is so good about the 1.5 at closeup/shallow DOF is that you get the best part of the lens working for you, no edge fallout to speak of at all. I love that for my usual work. For landscape, well, like I said, I usually don't do landscape so I don't worry much about that.
08/19/2011 01:33:25 AM
Incredibly beautiful landscape, congratulations Ursula !!

One question, was this picture really taken with a 150mm lens or is that a mistake? if it was the 150mm what aperture and distance did you use to achieve such incredible DOF and sense of perspective? this is even more striking considering you used a 1.5 crop sensor.
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08/19/2011 01:20:42 AM
WOW! Congratulations on a SPECTACULAR image!
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08/19/2011 12:51:40 AM
gorgeous. Such delicacy. Congrats on the ribbon.
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08/19/2011 12:44:33 AM
Very nice shot, congrats on the finish.
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08/19/2011 12:42:32 AM
Well, isn't that gorgeous? Good to see you back in the lineup, Ursula.
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08/19/2011 12:42:08 AM
This is simply gorgeous.
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08/19/2011 12:41:26 AM
What an incredible view! Terrific shot.
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08/19/2011 12:38:31 AM
::BEAMS::...Congrats on your ribbon, Ursula!
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08/19/2011 12:36:20 AM
So wonderful to see your work again, Ursula!!! Congrats on the ribbon. Stellar image.
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08/19/2011 12:06:58 AM
Congratulations Ursula on another in a long list of ribbons!
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08/19/2011 12:05:34 AM
Gorgeous, now I know why I got a comment from you! ;) Well done.
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08/19/2011 12:05:07 AM
Wow Ursula great to see you back, loved this. Congrats on a ribbon again.

Message edited by author 2011-08-19 00:05:26.
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08/19/2011 12:02:15 AM
wow wow wow!! wow wow!! WOW!!!!!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/18/2011 11:47:13 PM
I gave this a 9 because I really think it would be better in Landscape orientation.
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08/18/2011 09:05:55 PM
Stunning!
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08/18/2011 08:21:41 PM
A visual delight. I love the wildflowers in the corner.
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08/17/2011 10:59:28 PM
such terrific depth; the viewer has eaten the lotus flower, and can't let go...

Message edited by author 2011-08-19 06:45:23.
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08/17/2011 07:47:49 PM
Beautiful shot. Great use of lines
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08/16/2011 03:48:55 PM
Fantastic shot. Looks like a postcard. Well done.10
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08/15/2011 06:41:32 PM
Wow... SELL THIS TO EVERY POSTCARD COMPANY YOU CAN FIND! Amazing! 10
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08/14/2011 06:53:30 PM
wow, amazing beauty
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08/13/2011 06:28:52 AM
Simply beautiful.
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08/12/2011 05:37:33 PM
Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to visit the Rockies myself.
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08/12/2011 05:28:24 PM
stunning!
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08/12/2011 12:49:27 PM
Serene postcard perfect shot.
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08/12/2011 11:23:21 AM
Beautiful landscape. The mountains are so crisp!
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08/12/2011 10:42:16 AM
Stunning...9.
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08/12/2011 10:30:37 AM
GOOD GRIEF!! This is the perfect landscape. The flowers, the clouds, the EVERYTHING!! HDR, right? Wow, it is a 10 hands down. You need to make a huge enlargement. Even on canvas, it would be stunning. 10
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08/12/2011 01:09:22 AM
So life like. Awesome.
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