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Go tell it to the mountain ~ James Baldwin
Go tell it to the mountain ~ James Baldwin
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Challenge: Classic Novels (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Location: Lake Como Italy
Date: Oct 15, 2013
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Oct 15, 2013

I don't think I've entered a mountain shot before, well maybe a long time ago from NZ, but I couldn't resist entering this from lake Como, as the mountains were spectacular!!

[Oct. 21st, 2013 03:06:12 AM]

Ok so most figured I hadn't read this !

I'm so stupid I should of titled it magic mountain!

Statistics
Place: 25 out of 86
Avg (all users): 6.0364
Avg (commenters): 5.5238
Avg (participants): 5.9545
Avg (non-participants): 6.0909
Views since voting: 401
Views during voting: 211
Votes: 110
Comments: 21
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10/22/2013 06:07:50 PM
(Know that I only vote in even numbers.)

An eight for you. I appreciate that you let the scene speak for itself. No heavy-handed foolishness in Photoshop that would have destroyed all those delicate blues. I'll always reward that.
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10/22/2013 05:01:24 PM
ho hum. 3
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10/22/2013 01:20:09 PM
I like the color in the photo and the cold feeling from it. Not sure what the book is about, but you obviously hit the literal translation of mountain. I don't see any telling though.

Gave it a 5
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10/21/2013 11:12:11 PM
Surely you mean "Go tell it on the Mountain"?

If that's the case, then your image doesn't at all fit the book as far as I can see....

Really nice image though, tad oversharp on the foreground mountain ridges, but overall very nice.

4, because it is a really nice image, but unfortunately doesn't meet the challenge well, and has some minor processing flaws.
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10/21/2013 10:14:07 PM
Comment Challenge: Beautiful scene. The image is a bit too blue for my tastes. I like the feel of depth. It may be just my monitor, but the tops of the mountains fade into the white (pale blue) of the sky.
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10/21/2013 09:58:10 PM
That's a funny error here: you went to tell IT, the story, to the mountain!
Seems like you adapted an image here to a title and your image is very sedated, more than I would imagine suitable for this novel.
I love the layering of the mountains, I do not like that the whole looks a little like dipped in blue ink.
5
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10/21/2013 09:56:21 PM
4...this really doesn't have anything to do with the content of the novel at all, just a nod to a title.
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10/21/2013 07:22:20 PM
Lovely photo. Very beautiful in fact. I assume you meant "... tell it ON ..." in your title. While I enjoy the photo I'm not sure this would make the cut (theme-wise) for the subject matter of the book. ???
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10/21/2013 12:56:24 PM
Ah, bad day for the clouds. But I can see it.
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10/21/2013 10:19:35 AM
clouds give a feeling of height, which is good, but i feel there is too much cloud in the image, to the point that the mountains are almost getting lost here.
a 6 from me
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10/21/2013 10:07:57 AM
Not familiar with neither the book nor the author. nice lansdseescape with a mysterious feel. looks like the snow is pressures equally heavy from up and down 7
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10/21/2013 07:01:39 AM
I really like the shot, but I don't get any sense of what seems to be important threads in the book: religion, race, family relationships. However, I can see that there may be a spiritual feel to this, helped by the colors. Therefore, a 6 from me.
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10/20/2013 10:09:01 PM
Such an ethereally beautiful alpine landscape has nothing to do with the book and like many others in this challenge, it misses the topic by a wide margin. James Baldwin's book was a widely admired milestone in the awakening of the horrors of racism in America. This image is the antithesis of the book. Still a beautiful shot whose photographic quality saves it from the lowest rating. 4
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10/19/2013 11:09:49 PM
Go Tell it ON the Mountain, though I'm sure you've been told.
And if you haven't heard the gospel song that this title was based on, please find a way to listen. Prayers of the Saints ... this is so good. hahahah... by the way, I'm a new yorker, pretty sure this book took place in the city. But I love your image.
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10/19/2013 06:35:33 PM
Not really a tie to the book, other than the title. Quite a nice shot otherwise. The layered blues and impending storm work well together, and play on the obvious cold. Would have rated it higher in a different challenge. 6
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10/17/2013 09:32:44 AM
Love the cool tones in this shot. A wonderful capture and fitting title.
Well done. Gave it a 6
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10/17/2013 06:45:32 AM
Well, thems mountains, and good ones. That connects physically but not on the social level of the novel - understandably bit of an ask anyway. Maybe a dark human silhouette raised in prayer or praise could have done it, maybe even just a hand? Nice landscape all the same.5.
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10/17/2013 12:29:27 AM
This has such a cold desolate look. Excellent.
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10/16/2013 09:36:19 PM
I didn't read the book. Yes, you have mountains.

Well, I like that the mountaintops fade away, but otherwise it is a slick low-energy picture. 4
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10/16/2013 08:33:06 PM
This is simply beautiful. Nice shot...really stresses the size and immensity of the mountains. Wish the crop was a little more water, and a little less sky. Feels unbalanced, with the empty sky not providing much.
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10/16/2013 12:34:12 AM
The title of the novel is "Go tell it on the Mountain", and it explores the role of the Christian church in the lives of African-Americans. The referenced mountain is Mount Sinai, where Moses brought down the commandments.

So for me, this otherwise charming, misty mountainscape is sort of irrelevant to the challenge, and I'm giving it a 5. It's not engaging me at any higher level.
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