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Sun Set on the Range
Sun Set on the Range
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Challenge: Free Study VIII (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Location: Outside Cody WY
Date: Mar 28, 2005
Aperture: 11
ISO: 50
Shutter: 100
Date Uploaded: Apr 6, 2005

I was on my way home from work and saw how warm the sun made the hills and ground look. A storm had just passed and that is what is in the background. I really enjoy when this happens which is quite often. It makes it so easy to expose both the sky and the foreground. I kept moving down the road shooting, when I cam across these horses grazing. I liked this one the best out of the images I took that night.

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 507
Avg (all users): 6.7603
Avg (commenters): 7.8077
Avg (participants): 6.6138
Avg (non-participants): 7.2830
Views since voting: 4676
Views during voting: 363
Votes: 242
Comments: 29
Favorites: 5 (view)


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04/26/2005 12:04:44 PM
great sky
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04/26/2005 01:48:06 AM
And I thought Southern California was a photgenic place to be around. Both you and - couldn't find him - you changed your username didn't you!
OK - Wyoming is a georgeous place too!
Congrats on a fine image and a top twenty finish Nick!
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04/26/2005 12:03:22 AM
Rediculous. This should have ribboned. Anyway... you got my 10 vote. Congrats on top 20.

Message edited by author 2005-04-26 00:03:59.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/25/2005 10:40:11 PM
Beautiful landscape.
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04/25/2005 10:25:19 PM
This will win the blue ribbon. (I am usually dead on with predictions of the top 3)10. Good Luck.
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04/25/2005 07:18:55 PM
Great picture! This scene is just amazing. Beautiful wilderness. Wouldn't be suprised to see a ribbon underneat it... Good luck!
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04/25/2005 06:02:03 PM
Incredible colors!!! I hope there's not too much photoshop involved. 10
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04/25/2005 05:20:03 PM
Beautiful, in a way the clouds resemble the land, not sure if it was processed as such, but it adds a great sense of balance to the image. Must be top 20 at least. Good luck!
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04/25/2005 09:49:13 AM
Very nice warm glow on the rock and menacing sky.9
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04/24/2005 09:51:04 PM
Beautiful warm light, with good contrast. Peaceful shot.
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04/24/2005 05:52:05 PM
Phew! These colors are dynamite!
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04/24/2005 04:27:09 PM
The depth amd the colours is what won a 10 from me on this shot. How the scene is light with the clouds so ominous is great.
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04/24/2005 03:39:20 PM
awesome ...what a beautiful view ! great DOF 9
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04/24/2005 01:18:39 PM
How pretty and moving.
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04/24/2005 09:49:58 AM
I really like the warm tones of this picture. You've used the golden hour to it's finest.
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04/23/2005 09:28:31 AM
Wow, stunning light. Wish the horses weren't all facing away.
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04/22/2005 10:03:01 PM
The lighting is certainly dramatic. And the horses definitely add to the photo. I think it might have been stronger if it had been cropped below where the clouds start to lighten.

Certain kinds of subjects and treatments are really hard to present well in 640 pixels shots. Where the strength of a photo lies in subtle textures across vast expanses of space, the lack of resolution can really take its toll. I have the impression that some of that is going on here. I think, for instance that the texture in the earth is beautiful but I can just barely make it out. I imagine that the texture in the beautifully lit hills is probably quite beautiful, but in this presentation it looks a little flat. Perhaps some creative burning would enhance the texture.

The raw material in this photo is among the best in this competition IMO. I think it falls just a little short of taking full advantage of its potential.


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04/22/2005 08:46:39 PM
Good picture. I expect a top 10 on this.
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04/21/2005 09:57:21 PM
amazing.
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04/21/2005 07:02:22 PM
Nice shot with or without the horsesbut as they are in it would have been better composition wise if the horse in the foreground was at a different angle.
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04/21/2005 07:56:26 AM
Not sure if its a sharpening or depth of field problem, but the image feels a bit too soft to me, especially in the foreground.
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04/21/2005 07:29:46 AM
wow, what a shot. i can only imagine what this looks like beyond 640 pixels...hope you have it hanging somewhere that it can be enjoyed by others! good luck!
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04/19/2005 09:33:08 PM
okay. absolutely amazing.
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04/19/2005 09:24:31 PM
This really grabs the eyes with its vivid colors and moody sky. Nice job!
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04/19/2005 04:50:38 PM
Ohmygoodness!!! What a BEAUTIFUL photograph! I'm sure you could sell this to Outdoor Photography or National Geographic or someone. It's so striking against that dark, turbulent sky, with the light earth tones! You did an amazing job here!!! Congratulations. 10
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04/19/2005 02:46:04 PM
Love the big open feeling this shot gives. Contrast of the sky and field. Really nice. 9
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04/19/2005 10:15:19 AM
wow. nice drama. nice color. blacks good, barely got the whites in. great lighting, nice long shadows. good comp. nice dof.
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04/19/2005 09:47:27 AM
love the color
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04/19/2005 09:04:33 AM
Sky is a bit overcooked and 'alien' here, but it's a good photo with some clearly excellent light. I'm not sure what else you have brought to the shot though apart from presenting the scene in front of you.

If you had crouched down really low, the horses would have punctuated the horizon line and you could have added dynamics with some grass blades and a massive DOF.
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