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High Wind over the Rockies
High Wind over the Rockies

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Wind (Basic Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical for Canon (Black)
Location: 35,000 ft in the Sky
Date: Dec 8, 2004
Aperture: F10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160 sec
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Dec 13, 2004

Shot this on my flight from San Francisco to Atlanta. Image straight out of the camera is characteristically flat. The post processing in PS that went into this photo is as follows:

- Auto Levels
- Crop
- Resize
- Hue/Saturation (Adjusted hue master channel, and fine tweaks to individual color bands)
- Curves
- Brightness and Contrast
- Highlights and Shadows
- Photo Filter: Violet
- USM 30%, 60 radius, 0 levels
- USM 80%, 0.3 radius, 2 levels
- Neat Image for slight noise reduction
- Border
- Save for Web

Place: 16 out of 199
Avg (all users): 6.1447
Avg (commenters): 7.0909
Avg (participants): 5.7791
Avg (non-participants): 6.2890
Views since voting: 1550
Views during voting: 451
Votes: 304
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)

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07/02/2005 09:25:36 PM
I think this is just stunning. The muted tones are very appealing. Great job.
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12/23/2004 02:50:33 AM
Thanks for you kind comments, everyone, and your feedback is always most appreciated.
12/22/2004 12:24:48 AM
This is just awesome and majestic. Congratulations on your 16th placement.
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12/22/2004 12:14:52 AM
I thought this one would make the top 3. I don't give many 10's, but this was one of them.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/21/2004 10:20:55 AM
Excellent colors and texture. Very impressive.
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12/21/2004 08:58:04 AM
Wow !!
nice pic.
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12/21/2004 03:19:43 AM
Beautiful, dramatic shot! Love the colors and testures - and the wind blowing the clouds over the mountain tops! Excellent!
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12/20/2004 11:31:40 AM
This doesn't show me wind, just clouds
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12/18/2004 04:27:03 PM
wow. can't figure out what those black clumps are in the bottom right (dark clouds? not sure), or why it's sort of blurred at the left - but that doesn't bother me too much - excellent image.
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12/17/2004 03:18:46 AM
nice job but it is not a wind.
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12/16/2004 02:16:26 PM
I like the subtle color in this. I can see the wind in this.
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12/16/2004 12:50:25 PM
Beautiful. Very Professional.
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12/16/2004 09:15:08 AM
This is adorable ! Really like this view ! Even it's more a picture for a landmark or mountain challenge I'll give you 10 points !
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12/15/2004 07:44:22 PM
I really don't get a sense of wind in this photo.
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12/15/2004 04:06:27 PM
Great shot, but the wind isn't too clear... if there were a snowy cap being blown off one of the mountains, I think it would meet the challenge much better.
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12/15/2004 02:20:32 PM
I like the perspective of the shot and the fact that it seems so vast. It has good color and sharpness. It's unusual enough to be interesting and hold attention. If I was going to nitpick anything it would be the slightly brown cloud on the left being a slight distraction, possibly because it stands out as different from the rest of the clouds. I'm also not sure I would instantly think wind just by looking at this image but I'm not saying that it doesnt represent it in some way.
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12/15/2004 11:55:56 AM
very good!
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12/15/2004 01:47:50 AM
Composition: 6, Technical: 7, Appeal: 4, Challenge: 5, Overall Calculated Average Score: 6

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