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Challenge: Free Study 2012-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Drakensberg South Africa
Date: Nov 9, 2012
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125s
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2012

Taken on the same hike as my "Headlines" entry.
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Shot taken after almost 2 days of constant rain - 1 of which kept us tent bound for a whole day.

Really was an awesome hike for 5 nights with some great guys - 5 in total.

Place: 21 out of 203
Avg (all users): 6.4957
Avg (commenters): 7.8571
Avg (participants): 6.5059
Avg (non-participants): 6.4667
Views since voting: 482
Views during voting: 199
Votes: 115
Comments: 15
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2012 11:31:34 PM
Extra points just for getting to this incredible location!
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12/06/2012 09:18:08 PM
Don't jump!!
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12/06/2012 08:51:00 AM
To jump or not? LOL This looks like the Drakensberg. Lovely shot but I would love to see it in colour.
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12/05/2012 08:26:59 AM
There is a lot to think about with that view.
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12/04/2012 08:19:50 PM
WOW, I nearly missed that guy, gave you a 6 at first, then went back to look at this, it's really really awesome, great find!!

Looks almost like he has wings on, although I know it's his backpack, well done!! 9
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12/04/2012 08:12:51 AM
Voted earlier coming back to comment.

Wow now that is what it feels like to be 'on top of the world'! The majesty of the mountains and the being above the cloud deck looks to be both an exhilarating and humbling experience at the same time. Capturing the person in the shot adds a human experience to the landscape and gives it a sense of scale.
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12/03/2012 11:34:57 AM
Beautiful image, showing the insignificance of mankind compared to the 'grandeur' of nature. The layers of clouds almost look painted.
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12/03/2012 10:13:15 AM
Excellent shot. Looks like a place I'd like to go.
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12/03/2012 08:45:18 AM
Photo's that attract me the most usually are the ones that make me want to be there and see it for myself. This is def. one of those
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12/03/2012 08:36:54 AM
That's quite the place to contemplate from. Watching the tops of the clouds as you stand there must be a wonderful experience.
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12/03/2012 01:54:16 AM
Fabulous shot Steven? I say that now because I think the hooded hiker is actually Rian :) Very unusual to see it in B&W and a risky choice. The composition is excellent.
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12/02/2012 09:53:34 PM
Holy cow!!
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12/01/2012 01:14:47 PM
This is amazing.
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12/01/2012 10:40:10 AM
I want to be here! Well captured, great setup and framing.
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12/01/2012 08:40:11 AM
This will have so much impact when it's really HUGE :)
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