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Challenge: October Free Study (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Wichita Mountains, near Lawton, Oklahoma
Date: Oct 30, 2004
Aperture: f/14
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2004

Dodge & burn, cloned out a few small distractions, resize, unsharp mask.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 487
Avg (all users): 7.2480
Avg (commenters): 8.5200
Avg (participants): 7.1538
Avg (non-participants): 7.7632
Views since voting: 9705
Views during voting: 434
Votes: 246
Comments: 54
Favorites: 63 (view)


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12/10/2005 04:08:43 PM
wow that is great it looks like it is from the lion king movie
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11/24/2005 03:01:20 PM
beautiful......
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11/23/2005 05:18:51 PM
I don't remember Lawton Oklahoma being this beautiful. I did my basic training at Fort Sill and all I remember is the dust, the tornados, and being yelled at by a drill sargent....amazing picture
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02/07/2005 04:20:49 AM
This is an amazing picture.
I think that this deserves a blue ribbon as much as photom's Shifting Sands. The color, detail, lighting, depth, and every other aspect of this picture are just incredible.
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11/22/2004 03:34:08 AM
i really loved the green color of the tree.
this photo has very nice color balance.

i love it.
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11/11/2004 08:37:39 PM
Really fantastic sense of mood and light here! Well done and congratulations!
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11/11/2004 11:03:41 AM
You did an amazing job here. Interesting photo to look at. congrats!
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11/11/2004 12:00:43 AM
Superb, just superb. I never knew that Oklahoma could look this good.
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11/09/2004 05:38:31 PM
Simply amazing
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11/09/2004 02:06:02 PM
Lovely photo - slight problem with horizon as sky burnt in and over the horizon making the smoke drifting stand out too much
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11/09/2004 12:39:28 PM
This is a beautiful image. Just the sort of landscapes I like to take, when I get the chance. Well done.
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11/09/2004 10:50:52 AM
Really beautiful photograph it is amazing.
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11/08/2004 08:36:10 PM
Congratulations on your Red! Beautiful work!
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11/08/2004 06:29:46 PM
Beautiful shot !
I was sure this had been very burned/dodged and was pleasantly surprised to see it hadn't!
Congrats on the Red
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11/08/2004 05:28:44 PM
Thank you all very much for the comments! I posted the original (unedited) version here for those of you who wanted to see the original.
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11/08/2004 05:13:55 PM
Originally posted by Imagineer:


No offence intended, just a [strong] opinion on this kind of stuff.


I'm afraid I have to agree with Jon. I voted this shot down as in my mind the ground simply doesn't match the sky.
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11/08/2004 05:03:39 PM
very nice job , would like to see unedited photo
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11/08/2004 11:19:12 AM
terrific showing! congrats on the red ribbon, it's deserved!
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11/08/2004 10:05:49 AM
Oh wow! This is gorgeous! No doubt you deserved a ribbon with this!!! It's so ethereal... are you sure you didn't go to Africa or someplace more exotic for this shot? *grin*
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11/08/2004 08:31:26 AM
Beautiful shot! I was stationed there for Artillery School in 1980 and you've captured the landscape wonderfully.
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11/08/2004 06:33:33 AM
I hate to spoil the party here (which I probably won't), but I think you're mighty lucky that this is no. 2 or even in the top 20! While a nice scene this is transparently over processed to the point of confusion. There really is a massive imbalance in the sky related to the ground so that they look divorced from each other.

Seems to me that this kind of editing is in vogue here now but it's not the photo that's winning for you here but Photoshop edits that appeal to gimmick fans (despite starting out with a healthy shot). I like your other work but this is a step in the wrong direction despite the result.

No offence intended, just a [strong] opinion on this kind of stuff.
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11/08/2004 01:12:45 AM
Awesome! I'm from Altus originally and live in OKC now. Great photo, makes me kinda homesick.
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11/08/2004 01:01:05 AM
YES! Go Oklahoma! Woo Hoo! Thats my home state. Oh how i miss it so.
Good Job, what a desreved ribbon
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11/08/2004 12:41:36 AM
Congratulations on your Red. This is a true winner with great visual enjoyment. Very good work!
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11/08/2004 12:20:51 AM
Stunning and well deserved ribbon.
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11/08/2004 12:13:08 AM
I never got to see this during competition (too many photos to vote on). Awesome photo! Congratulations on the ribbon!
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11/08/2004 12:06:50 AM
Amazing sky. This photo rocks. Congrats on the ribbon.
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11/08/2004 12:03:14 AM
Wow, Absolutely breathtaking image!!! Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2004 08:00:10 PM
Amazing!
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11/07/2004 06:45:23 PM
Too bad for that "smoke" in the left part of the image. Excellent job of dodging and burning.
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11/07/2004 05:04:10 PM
Dramatic. Real Nice
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11/07/2004 01:25:58 PM
Gorgeous clouds and interesting rocks. :) Those make for an excellent photo. 9
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11/07/2004 07:15:06 AM
Absolutely stunning photo, beautifully shot and processed. You did an excellent job with every aspect of this shot and the end result looks amazing. Great job.
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11/07/2004 03:48:57 AM
wow,10
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11/06/2004 12:11:37 AM
beautiful lighting, adds to the drama!
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11/05/2004 08:05:19 PM
Looks like a Heida landscape! 10
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11/05/2004 05:29:00 PM
Great post processing, very dramatic, would like to see the original for comparison.
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11/05/2004 04:22:28 PM
What dimension, depth. great work
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11/04/2004 07:30:00 PM
Almost doesn't seem real. Thats how good I think this one is. Great Job!
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11/04/2004 12:44:17 PM
Hmmm... feel like I've seen photos from this place before. Love it, nice dodge/burn job. 9
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11/04/2004 12:16:02 PM
Very good shot.
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11/04/2004 02:19:35 AM
dramatic lighting. I guess you've spent many time retouching this image. good burning in the clouds
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11/03/2004 08:36:44 AM
This reminds of an image straight out of Lord of The Rings... there is so much going on this shot... between the clouds, the break in the clouds and the smoke below... very nice.
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11/02/2004 05:30:19 PM
holy crap! that beautiful
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11/02/2004 03:00:29 PM
wow on the horizson but the rocks sorta destort it a little.. very nice
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11/02/2004 02:56:04 PM
Magical and ominous at the same time. This grabs me on an emotional level.
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11/02/2004 11:42:40 AM
Very nice that burned sky... 9 from me (bumped up)
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11/01/2004 09:04:16 PM
good god, this has to be a winner. My only 10. Perfect
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11/01/2004 07:43:39 PM
Wow.
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11/01/2004 04:54:36 PM
Looks like straight outta the LOTR, where is Gollum?
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11/01/2004 12:41:00 PM
Beautiful!! 10
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11/01/2004 12:40:05 PM
So far my only '10' vote.... very dramatic
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11/01/2004 07:45:54 AM
This is a good idea, with good composition but the clouds give a mood that is a bit dark, and the rocks and tree seem a bit soft. The light on the horizon is perfect, both in color and placement.
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11/01/2004 01:26:10 AM
Hard to find anything to criticize. You have a very interesting foreground from left to right with a nice range of colors. The sky is breathtaking and just seals the deal. Wonderful photo!
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