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Silhouette at Sunset
Silhouette at Sunset

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Trees IV (Minimal Editing I)
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5
Lens: Olympus 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 M.Zuiko Digital ED
Location: Joshua Tree National Park
Date: Oct 14, 2012
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Oct 14, 2012

**About the DQ:

I inadvertently broke the challenge rules due to shooting in RAW. I'm the one who requested the site council disqualify my image as soon as I was aware I broke the rules. Sorry for the boneheaded move on my part, and thanks again for all of the very nice comments on my image!!**

I knew exactly the shot I wanted to get for this challenge, as I had taken a picture of this same tree just a couple of weeks before. This was taken at my favorite part of Joshua Tree (Keys View). I just got this one in on time, with only 5 minutes to spare!

On the technical side of things, the awesome sky colors were achieved with assistance from a B+W circular polarizer. Here's the shot I took two weeks before that served as inspiration for the one I took for this challenge:

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Thank you for all of your kind comments!!

Disqualification Details
Minimal Editing: your original must be in JPEG format.

Views since voting: 423
Views during voting: 269
Comments: 18
Favorites: 2 (view)

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10/22/2012 08:06:13 PM
Originally posted by nam:

Oh piffle. It's still beautiful, Joshua.

Thank you Nikki! I should've payed closer attention to the rules before I submitted my image!!
10/22/2012 07:59:13 PM
Oh piffle. It's still beautiful, Joshua.
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10/22/2012 11:57:50 AM
Simple and oh so striking. Congratulations on the top ten.

Message edited by author 2012-10-22 11:58:08.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/21/2012 11:15:51 PM
One of my favorites this challenge!
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10/21/2012 11:15:05 PM
Two gabby heads of the Hydra. Ok maybe not. Better as western sunset. 7
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10/21/2012 10:36:44 PM
I love this one. It should ribbon.
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10/21/2012 09:12:04 PM
lovely and simple.
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10/21/2012 09:04:20 PM
7 from me. (voted earlier)
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10/21/2012 08:42:02 PM
Love the colors of the sky. So warm and beautiful!
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10/21/2012 01:05:52 PM
Simple elegance, nice creamy colors in the sky and very crisp foreground, great image.
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10/21/2012 12:14:41 PM
Ok this is great in Advanced ... What color!!!!! I'd hang it on my wall! Congrats on this
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10/21/2012 11:48:05 AM
Well composed
Well exposed I like the silhouette
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10/21/2012 09:20:47 AM
striking. I like where this shot lets my mind wander off to...
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10/20/2012 11:08:23 PM
how did you ever get it so smooth?
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10/20/2012 09:06:37 PM
I love dead snags. Although it does make me wonder what it would look like if it weren't completely silhouetted. -7-

oops -- forgot it was minimum editing. Ignore that last part. :)
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10/20/2012 10:43:21 AM
Great silhouette and beautiful sunset colours.
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10/19/2012 02:35:27 PM
Love this photograph! Two of my favorite things are captured here, Silhouettes and Sunsets. Composition is great and timing is on the mark!
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10/15/2012 10:12:05 AM
Excellent silhouette and great sky colors.
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