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Challenge: Proverb (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II
Location: The Narrows, Zion National Park.
Date: Jul 25, 2012
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.4
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2012

I typically don't do HDR shots, but my recent hike through The Narrows in Zion seemed like a perfect opportunity. The mid-day glow combined with the texture and color found in the canyon is stunning and I had a feeling the technique would work well here.

Like nearly all my photos from The Narrows, the three photos used for this HDR were shot on a tripod in the middle of the Virgin River (the vast majority of the hike is IN the river). All three shots were taken at f/8, ISO 100 and had the following shutter speeds: 0.4 sec, 1/10 sec (underexposed), 1.6 sec (overexposed).

The three photos were then combined with Photomatix Pro and fine-tuning done in Lightroom.

*** Edited to add: ***

Ouch, was at 6.8879 with 107 votes. Last two votes dropped me just out of (blue) ribbon territory to 6.8349. That hurts. For anyone interested in seeing the other photos I took during this hike of The Narrows in Zion, I have them posted at //seanpatrickmahoney.com/galleries/thenarrows/

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 97
Avg (all users): 6.8349
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.4651
Avg (non-participants): 7.0758
Views since voting: 1232
Views during voting: 183
Votes: 109
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2 (view)


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08/11/2012 03:36:49 AM
Congrats on the HM. Very suprised it didnt ribbon but 4th is close enough!
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08/10/2012 08:52:34 PM
Way to go, man!!!
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08/10/2012 08:12:13 PM
Excellent hike! Congrats on HM!
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08/08/2012 10:17:49 PM
Woo hoo!

Me old mentor still got it! VERY nice, Your Dudeness!!!
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08/08/2012 09:33:54 PM
Weird, I did indeed lose the title at rollover... The title was "Only the man who crosses the river at night knows the value of the light of day." I figured it fit the image well. :)

Thanks for the kind comments!

Message edited by author 2012-08-08 21:35:07.
08/08/2012 05:05:08 PM
Wow! I've seen alot of stunning Zion photos, but this one is so unique -- not the kind typically shown. It's breathtaking! Congratulations on the honorable mention!

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08/08/2012 04:31:51 PM
Really well done HDR. Congrats on the HM!
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08/08/2012 04:23:42 PM
Beautiful image. I see you lost your title at rollover, too - what was the proverb? Congratulations on the HM.

Message edited by author 2012-08-08 16:24:37.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2012 11:08:02 PM
Beautiful illustration of the proverb.
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08/07/2012 08:45:04 PM
Magnificent detail and exposure. Love the perspective and POV. 10
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08/07/2012 02:50:57 AM
Magnificent, the light, the clarity
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08/02/2012 10:43:34 PM
Beautiful image, wonderful light and textures.
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08/02/2012 12:34:28 PM
Is this HDR? Really good capture.
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08/01/2012 02:01:28 PM
Nice saturation.
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08/01/2012 03:18:12 AM
beautiful colour 7
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08/01/2012 01:43:33 AM
Beautiful shot. Love the use of proverb.
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08/01/2012 12:21:43 AM
Woah. I was sitting very close to my screen and then when this came up I said "woah" and moved back a little. This definitely has the "woah factor" for me. A 10 and possible winner!
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