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Challenge: From On High (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Saddle Mountain, Oregon
Date: Jan 19, 2013
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160th
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jan 23, 2013

Saw this challenge that morning. Amazingly enough, this composition popped into my mind when I thought of our planned hike for Saddle Mountain that afternoon. Leaving late afternoon my mom, my girlfriend, Laura and I climbed the 3000ft over 3 miles to the top. We arrived at this knoll and the view and lighting was much more amazing than I could have imagined. Laura and I spent some time there before I asked her to bask in the beauty while I photographed her. Light from on high as she is lifted up in the glory of creation. How beautiful to watch sunset from the top and hike back in the dark.

Photos from the Hike:
Gloria-Above-the-Clouds-Ti.jpg Mist-Sunny-in-the-Mountains-Ti.jpg Mountains-Beyond-Mountains-Blue-Ti.jpg Mt-Hood-Alpenglow-Ti.jpg i-n3rHCs8-Ti.jpg Mountain-Knoll-Silhouette-Ti.jpg

Nature Photography - www.Zoomdak.com

SDG


Statistics
Place: 1 out of 65
Avg (all users): 7.6167
Avg (commenters): 9.1250
Avg (participants): 7.3333
Avg (non-participants): 7.7692
Views since voting: 2525
Views during voting: 279
Votes: 120
Comments: 37
Favorites: 9 (view)


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02/06/2013 06:23:55 AM
Congrats on your second best. Nice to see your work on the front. Beautiful work, nature rewards :-)
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02/02/2013 07:56:56 PM
You and Your Girl Friend Laura are standing in front of a helicopter? How much hiking did you do again?
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02/02/2013 01:39:30 AM
Congratulations!
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02/02/2013 12:12:22 AM
A (big) little piece of paradise, well done and congrats.
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02/01/2013 10:53:30 PM
Congrats, Thomas!
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02/01/2013 05:19:10 PM
Wonderful scene and capture. Thanks for showing us some of the other images from that hike too. Many congratulations on the well deserved blue ribbon. Shared the top spot with one other image in my voting.
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02/01/2013 11:08:48 AM
Nice to see you still shooting Zoomie!
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02/01/2013 11:07:39 AM
Down in the dark, eh? Quite the adventure, with a spectacular capture to remember it by. Congrats on the blue.
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02/01/2013 08:55:11 AM
Glorious image - the title suggested itself, I imagine. I am very glad to see this as the blue. Congratulations.
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02/01/2013 08:18:41 AM
So incredibly stunning!! 9 from me, and I knew hands down it was the blue. You had no competition. :)
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02/01/2013 06:08:07 AM
Congratulations,had to be really.
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02/01/2013 06:03:32 AM
Congrats on the blue for this stunning pic!
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02/01/2013 05:36:41 AM
By far the best in this one. Congrats on the well deserved blue!
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02/01/2013 05:29:07 AM
Avg (commenters): 9.1250

This explains everything!

Congrats on the very well deserved blue :)
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02/01/2013 04:03:40 AM
BLUE BLUE BLUE ALL THE WAY..... CONGRATS.....
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02/01/2013 02:24:21 AM
Marvellous. Congrats on a deserved blue!
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02/01/2013 01:05:26 AM
We celebrate with you this blue sky ribbon and the beauty of Saddle Mountain, overlooking out coastal wonderland! Awesome photo Thomas!
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02/01/2013 12:26:38 AM
Wow! Double wow! I am going there :) Beautiful picture. Many congratulations.
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02/01/2013 12:21:43 AM
A personal favourite. So wonderful well done and congrats
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02/01/2013 12:10:19 AM
It was always going to win, well done, always has to be a one vote hey!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2013 10:30:04 PM
Wow, what a view and you have captured it well. One of my top picks.
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01/31/2013 10:00:42 PM
Enjoy your ribbon :-)
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01/31/2013 04:14:34 PM
Looks suspiciously like a friends location. Love the island of mountains in the BG casting shadows. Shadows perfect too and lines are leading to your subject.
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01/31/2013 02:01:01 PM
Great image, one of my favorites in this image. Beautiful scenery and light, and great to include that person on the summit with that lovely misty background.
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01/31/2013 07:15:06 AM
Could be titled "Glorious".
Beautiful shot, my favorite in the challenge.

Not voting yet.
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01/30/2013 05:05:19 AM
Wow! The light and color are magnificent and that figure celebrating the new day day's end is very special. Voted earlier - top five and probably blue.

Message edited by author 2013-02-01 08:56:45.
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01/29/2013 03:54:57 PM
Love how the shadows are cutting into the clouds.
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01/29/2013 03:49:35 PM
if this doesn't blue.....
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01/26/2013 09:24:23 PM
Fabulous!

The upper part of this image is... flawless! I love it!

It gets a bit grainy in the lower left... but I totally love that light!


Fabulous!!


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01/26/2013 09:08:29 AM
Sublime !!!
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01/25/2013 11:30:17 AM
This is my favorite in this challenge. Should be a ribbon contender. Beautiful light. Amazing place. Love the inversion layer below. Amazing composition. It should be a motivational poster. 10
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01/25/2013 11:25:46 AM
Almost like being on top of the world. Nice shot.
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01/25/2013 11:00:59 AM
And I think we've found a winner!
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01/25/2013 09:57:30 AM
Stunning layers, ribbon candidate...10
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01/25/2013 07:25:25 AM
happy at last. This is a top tenner in my view.
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01/25/2013 12:45:08 AM
Wow super stuff, and scarey to say the least, ribbon for sure!
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01/25/2013 12:11:26 AM
Best in show award, congrats
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