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Challenge: Ansel Adams III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
Location: Helvetinjärvi National Park, Finland
Date: May 20, 2012
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: May 20, 2012

Helvetin Järvi in Finnish. The name of the national park. I figured it was a bit of a give away if I stuck a Finnish title on the image!

Not my preferred choice for this challenge, but the one I wanted had a massive power cable bisecting it and I was too lazy and incompetent to try to clone it out!

Post Challenge:
Well a rollercoaster week with scores fluctuating dramatically. Most of the week I was in the 6.8/6.9 region but the last couple of days sent it right down to 6.65. I think this did remarkably well considering in practice this was an incredibly bland sky and very flat light. Amazing what a bit of Silver Effex wizardry can do. I did save my editing steps in SEP as a preset, then if we have another Ansel challenge it won't take me nearly as long to process!

Of course, the day after the challenge submission deadline we got some incredible weather but I guess that's the way the cookie crumbles.

There really was almost no detail in the reflection when looking with the naked eye.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 97
Avg (all users): 6.7593
Avg (commenters): 7.7000
Avg (participants): 6.5957
Avg (non-participants): 6.8852
Views since voting: 1748
Views during voting: 247
Votes: 108
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)


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12/21/2012 12:40:51 AM
You know what... I like your outtake a little better :) I think it's that there's more of that beautifully ominous sky.
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05/29/2012 12:34:06 PM
Congrats on the top ten finish and a new top five profile image Sarah :)
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05/28/2012 01:38:18 PM
Congrats on a great picture and top ten finish (also on the new camera I just noticed).
:¬)
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05/28/2012 11:16:56 AM
I am in love with your clouds! So much depth and character. Congrats on TT!
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05/28/2012 10:43:35 AM
Beautiful, Sarah! Congratulations on the great placement. Sorry it took a hit from where you told me it was earlier. But still very nice - and a good shot to have in your portfolio.
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05/28/2012 02:04:09 AM
Congrats on the TT, lovely PP.
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05/28/2012 12:58:28 AM
Stunning shot, and this was your second choice for an entry. Nice job.
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05/28/2012 12:25:44 AM
Gorgeous b/w. Lovely details... congrats on the well deserved TT
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05/28/2012 12:24:09 AM
I had this correctly pegged as a top 10. Congratulations!
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05/28/2012 12:10:37 AM
You beat your estimate at rollover handily! Congrats on the top ten with a gorgeous image! AND it made your top five. That's two new entries is the past couple of months!

Message edited by author 2012-05-28 00:11:11.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/27/2012 07:24:00 PM
Great sky. Nice contrast and detail. Well done.
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05/27/2012 01:46:20 PM
What I like best about this scene are all the triangles (foreground rocks, trees on the near bank, trees and their reflection on the far bank, wedge of reflected sky) and the way they fit together so nicely. It's a little busy but still nice. 8 - voted earlier
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05/26/2012 02:03:41 PM
This is beautiful and, I think, represents Adams well. The tones and dof are nice. (voted earlier)
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05/26/2012 12:37:17 PM
This a gorgeous sky, and you have nice varied tones in the trees on the left. Nice! (voted earlier)
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05/25/2012 07:59:23 PM
Nice sky. The detail here may have suffered due to size issues but overall good job.
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05/25/2012 05:39:00 PM
great clouds
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05/23/2012 02:04:30 AM
Top 5
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05/22/2012 02:07:41 PM
Beautiful Photograph. 8
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05/21/2012 02:47:15 PM
beautiful - 9
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05/21/2012 02:40:35 PM
Dramatic sky. Wonderful scene. Pretty good control of detail in the shadows. Some detail lost in the tree reflection in the water, but it's not unnatural. I fully understand why you are presenting a portrait orientation image. The viewer is looking into a canyon/waterway. Feels a little tightly cropped from side to side. Overall, a beautiful image which I expect will be a top 10.
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05/21/2012 08:12:07 AM
wonderful BW conversion
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