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Challenge: Free Study 2012-05 (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: May 7, 2012
Date Uploaded: May 29, 2012

Very conflicted about which image to enter. I've changed this out 3 times already. But I knew I wanted to enter something from my Mojave adventure. These were the other two options:
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All three were taken on the last day of my last visit to the Mojave. This one is technically outside the park, in the same area where I took this image. Amazing the things you find in the middle of nowhere.

The corral was taken on the way out of the park, on a road through the northeastern quadrant of the preserve, which we hadn't yet explored. Unlike the other main roads, there were barely ANY dirt roads leading off it for exploring. Just immense expanses of emptiness. Suddenly there was a graffiti-covered water tank, and next to it, this corral; the late afternoon sun created the spectacular shadows. At the "hub" is a metal tub/trough.

The water tank likewise appeared out of nowhere as we came over a ridge on one of the myriad of dirt roads we traveled, and seemed to be summoning the clouds to it.

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06/11/2012 04:05:01 PM
Similiar scene to my Free Study....great minds think alike. :)
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06/08/2012 02:51:03 AM
what a dramatic and powerful image johanna .. i love how that hub or whatever it is is almost 3D .. a wonderful catch and i love love love your processing .. !!.. :)
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06/08/2012 12:31:48 AM
WOW Powerful, those colors are just WOW
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2012 08:04:13 PM
Show off!
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06/07/2012 05:03:55 PM
Rather like a sci-fi inspired post apocalyptic landscape.
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06/06/2012 11:11:58 PM
I would love to know how you got this color treatment. I may follow up on this one after the challenge.
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06/06/2012 07:11:52 PM
interesting setting, the wire spool is a distraction but it makes this more than just a landscape.
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06/06/2012 01:23:30 PM
Nice find and choice of composition. I find the sky's color to be a bit unsettling, but other than that I like it.
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06/03/2012 08:51:06 PM
Gorgeous light and expanse... love the overall color pallette.
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06/02/2012 09:22:30 PM
Great HDR
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06/01/2012 11:24:32 AM
Death valley HDR? I love it!! Great light.
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