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Challenge: All Alone II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Mojave Preserve, CA
Date: Mar 10, 2012
Date Uploaded: Mar 11, 2012

From my first visit to the Mojave Preserve for my residency. This is the 3rd largest National park in the lower 48 - 1.6 million acres. The thought of photographing its vast emptiness is more than a little daunting. And it is FAR!!! almost three hours each way, plus any driving in the park.

As my maiden trip, it was more of an exploratory visit as I had no idea what awaited me. As suspected, everything in the park is incredibly far apart, and impossible to see until you are upon it. Most of the interesting stuff we discovered just by driving down unmarked, dirt roads, some of which dead-ended or became impossible to navigate.

This was down one such road, and appears to be a well vent in a land fill area which was fenced off. I reached over the fence to capture it. We were told that skies in the desert are unrelentingly blue, with clouds rarely seen. We were fortunate.

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Place: 30 out of 131
Avg (all users): 6.0219
Avg (commenters): 7.7143
Avg (participants): 6.0952
Avg (non-participants): 5.9595
Views since voting: 401
Views during voting: 235
Votes: 137
Comments: 7
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2012 05:12:12 PM
Love the tonal range, detail and DOF. Creative and unique. 10
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03/17/2012 10:05:50 AM
With no way to escape.
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03/13/2012 12:17:10 PM
Top 3
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03/12/2012 11:01:27 PM
Interesting but not especially evocative.
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03/12/2012 01:42:26 PM
Lovely shot. The processing is amazing. I'm sure there will be people who think it's over done, but I think it works well with this particular image. Not sure what that is in the middle of the posts, but it does portray a feeling of loneliness, especially given the title.
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03/12/2012 01:30:41 AM
Powerful processing and POV, almost warlike emotion, but wth is it?
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03/12/2012 12:42:07 AM
Very dramatic PP
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