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Challenge: Abandoned Buildings (Basic Editing III)
Collection: 2005
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Jackson, WY
Date: Apr 12, 2005
Aperture: F16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Landscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Apr 12, 2005

Shot early in the morning (just a bit after 6 AM) in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

I was at a conference in Jackson, I had just a little time before the conference to take a few shots, then edit the picture over lunch, upload (fortunately the hotel had wireless internet), and voila.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 500
Avg (all users): 7.3382
Avg (commenters): 8.4576
Avg (participants): 7.0100
Avg (non-participants): 7.8028
Views since voting: 21451
Views during voting: 597
Votes: 343
Comments: 120
Favorites: 97 (view)


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01/09/2008 07:01:12 AM
What a gorgeous image! Kinda makes me want to take a pass on this year's challenge after seeing this! LOL!!!
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07/10/2007 11:46:10 PM
super shot!
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07/04/2007 04:14:50 AM
Excellent,beautiful old barn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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06/20/2007 09:50:24 PM
this is so beautiful, ursula. the light is quite special.
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12/21/2006 06:19:58 PM
It's the Moulton Barn! :)
I love this photograph.
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09/13/2006 10:34:10 AM
lovely well composed and colorful landscape
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08/10/2006 06:53:59 PM
Wow Ursula, you have some stunning work in your portfolio. Very nice indeed.
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06/20/2006 09:03:52 AM
Wonderful lighting ursula. Beautiful.
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12/05/2005 11:04:07 PM
This really is a wonderful shot. The colouration is just fabulous!
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10/18/2005 02:32:23 PM
Breathtaking!
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09/06/2005 12:03:05 PM
Again this is visually stunning. The scenery is absolutely beautiful. And the barn's tones of orange/brown warm hues contrast with the cold mountain peaks seen in the distance.
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04/26/2005 03:14:00 PM
congratulations
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04/26/2005 09:30:25 AM
wow!
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04/26/2005 05:43:32 AM
Congrats on the Blue, well done.
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04/26/2005 03:42:05 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon! Amazing image
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04/24/2005 01:43:07 PM
Congrats Ursula!! :o)
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04/24/2005 02:55:18 AM
Makes me want to go back to the Tetons. Beautiful photo
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04/24/2005 01:10:41 AM
To live in such a beautiful location must be a pleasure, this photo is simply amazing! I would live in that barn just to be there. Great work.
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04/24/2005 01:08:44 AM
congrats!
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04/22/2005 06:38:59 PM
I love this picture! It is so beautiful.
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04/21/2005 06:44:24 PM
Beautiful Photo!
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04/21/2005 10:05:53 AM
Congratulations. Glad to see you up here. Wonderful.
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04/21/2005 05:40:32 AM
Wonderful photo, Ursula! I love the choice of the lighter blue sky, which makes the impact of the barn's colors more vivid.
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04/21/2005 12:51:18 AM
Stunning, Ursula. Congrats on the Blue!
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04/20/2005 09:54:12 PM
i think this barn is in the current edition of petersons photographic.
for sure a similar one in the same area.

well taken.

Message edited by author 2005-04-20 21:54:32.
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04/20/2005 07:49:42 PM
Stunning shot... definitely ribbon worthy! Congrats!
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04/20/2005 07:45:43 PM
Originally posted by e301:

Fill-flash, Ursula? I'm still in PSP8 world, where that doesn't exist - but I'm guessing it's a kind of automated selective lightening thing, yes? So you can shoot under-exposed and use it to bring back details in darker/shadow areas?


Yeah, that's pretty much what it does, but IMO it's not so much to bring back detail in an under-exposed picture, but to lighten up areas in shade. Under-exposure I'd try to remedy when converting from RAW. PSP9 also has a "backlighting" fixing option, which (duh!) darkens the very bright areas of the photo, but, IMO, doesn't work all that well. PSP9 also allows you to pull in RAW pictures directly to PSP, and allows to adjust WB, exposure and sharpness. I have no idea how it compares to other software to do the same thing.

Message edited by author 2005-04-20 19:46:59.
04/20/2005 07:14:17 PM
Fill-flash, Ursula? I'm still in PSP8 world, where that doesn't exist - but I'm guessing it's a kind of automated selective lightening thing, yes? So you can shoot under-exposed and use it to bring back details in darker/shadow areas?
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04/20/2005 07:12:59 PM
Beautiful image and scene, congratulations Ursula!
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04/20/2005 06:29:08 PM
I maintain my original comment, just gorgeous.
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04/20/2005 06:19:55 PM
Congratulations on your blue with this beautifully captured and composed image!!
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04/20/2005 02:39:15 PM
congrats on first place very good photo, the mountains looks like they are smoking :-)
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04/20/2005 12:01:54 PM
Thank you all, very much. Last Sunday/Monday my daughter and I were driving to Jackson, WY, for a Conference, and I thought, maybe, just maybe, if I got up real early on Tuesday before the Conference started and drove out to Mormon Road in the Tetons, and got a decent shot of the barn with the Tetons behind it, maybe it would do well in this challenge.

Well, I got up real early, drove out to the Tetons, had to fight for place with four other photographers (he, he, this is the most photographed barn in the USA), drove back, attended morning sessions at the Conference; uploaded and processed over lunch, and here it is.

I used this one instead of another I liked better (better sky), because the other showed sensor dust in the sky (and basic editing rules ...). This one hides it in the clouds (lucky!). There isn't much post-processing (no time really). I straightened very slightly, cropped a bit, adjusted histogram and levels, used clarify and fill-flash (PSP9). Resized and sharpened. That's it. I did a bit more work on the printable version, to get the sky a bit more intense.

Thanks again!

Ursula
04/20/2005 11:27:08 AM
no one can beat the grand teton shots! congrats! (i love that place)
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04/20/2005 10:43:56 AM
It's not nice to hog all the ribbons Ursula! :) Congrats on a super photo!
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04/20/2005 10:12:02 AM
My favorite Ursula. Nice job on taking the "Blue"!!!
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04/20/2005 08:43:20 AM
Hey hey hey Ursula!! Congrats on a fab photo!! :-)
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04/20/2005 08:42:12 AM
congrats on first place, alot of entries, well done great shot.
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04/20/2005 08:41:46 AM
Really a wonderful scene! I love the warm colors of the wood and textures! Maybe a bit space more at the bottom...but worthy of the 1st place! Congratulations! :)
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04/20/2005 08:23:12 AM
Looks good...almost looks like the one peak has some smoke pouring out of it lol. congrats!
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04/20/2005 07:45:46 AM
I just knew this one was a ribbon winner,the minute I saw it. What an accomplishment to win blue out of so many great entries. Congratulations!!!

SandyP
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04/20/2005 07:36:04 AM
I was so pleased to wake up this morning and find this one was yours AND the winner I hoped it would be! Congratulations, Ursula!!
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04/20/2005 07:19:57 AM
Congrats on 1st Place. I gave this a 7.
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04/20/2005 07:09:24 AM
Congratulations! It may be your first blue, but if your long string of strong images provides a clue, I'll bet it's not your last.
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04/20/2005 02:42:20 AM
I don't believe this is your first blue Ursula - excellent stuff. I'd love to know some details about the processing/conversion - wonderful work.
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04/20/2005 01:53:20 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon !
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04/20/2005 01:46:13 AM
Beautiful image and worthy of top placing. When is the barn burning going to happen?? I have some marshmellows.
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04/20/2005 01:11:37 AM
Congrats on your win with this beautiful image.
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04/20/2005 01:10:03 AM
Congratulations Ursula on your first blue ribbon. Well deserved and I am very happy for you.
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04/20/2005 12:52:33 AM
Chalk up yet another ribbon...
Congrats on a great shot Ursula!
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04/20/2005 12:44:35 AM
Big congrats on your first blue, Ursula!
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04/20/2005 12:30:42 AM
YEAYYYY!!!! A BLUE!! Congrats. (-:
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04/20/2005 12:14:43 AM
Congrats...loved this from the get go
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04/20/2005 12:13:55 AM
Congrats on your first blue ribbon!
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04/20/2005 12:07:21 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, URSULA!!! I'm so proud of you. Awesome photo!
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04/20/2005 12:05:23 AM
Congratulations on the blue! Nice one.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/19/2005 09:12:38 PM
Best In show-- 10!
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04/19/2005 11:25:54 AM
Beautiful. I find the mountains a bit blown out and the sky a bit washed out, but the bard and the trees to the right...stunning.
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04/19/2005 11:08:15 AM
ok this is picture perfect post card stuff here beautiful setting and love the light!
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04/19/2005 05:04:10 AM
good find.
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04/18/2005 11:37:42 PM
Beautiful picture!! This will go into my favorites!! 10
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04/18/2005 08:47:46 PM
nice backdrop. this looks similar to a bob timberlake painting I have.. good job 10
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04/18/2005 06:41:36 PM
My pick for top three on this challenge. Great shot. Love the lighting.
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04/18/2005 02:34:38 PM
Beautiful colors...
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04/18/2005 02:16:15 PM
seems like I have seen this before, beautiful picture. High marks
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04/18/2005 03:24:08 AM
Beautiful image and superb location for your composition.
Well done!
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04/17/2005 09:54:28 PM
Nice take on a classic scene. I expect some people will dog it for lack of originality but I certainly like the color/texture in the barn.
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04/17/2005 07:30:54 PM
Great color 10
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04/17/2005 05:42:13 PM
u got this just totally right!!!
if its for sale its sold now..i already can see it in front of me...'studio messerschmitt'..whew
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04/17/2005 04:19:37 PM
did You try to crop the sky a little bit? Nice!, very nice...
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04/17/2005 03:54:28 PM
Beautiful setting and warm tones.
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04/17/2005 01:11:13 AM
The warm tones of the wood, the fabulous background...a striking photo. Good job.
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04/16/2005 10:42:49 PM
Stunning shot - awesome backdrop and great light.
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04/16/2005 08:00:11 PM
Love the sunlight. Nice background. Sky is a little too ligth for my taste. 8
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04/16/2005 05:00:14 PM
Love the light and contrast in colours. Nice shot!
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04/15/2005 07:59:06 PM
don't know about abandoned, I could live there, wonderful scenery, nice light, good shot - good luck
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04/15/2005 07:18:09 PM
Excellent shot, well composed with good colours and the mountains are beautiful in the background. Ten from me, good luck.
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04/15/2005 07:10:23 PM
Golden light does its magic. Wonderful background with the trees and the mouintains.
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04/15/2005 12:20:08 PM
Very beautiful shot. The only minor critique I have is the windows in the cabin look a little too new to be an abandoned building.
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04/15/2005 06:35:01 AM
simply gorgeous
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04/15/2005 04:32:17 AM
Beautiful photograph...10
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04/14/2005 11:26:28 PM
It's so relieving to come across this after seeing a plethora of really boring photos of barns. The lighting, and the mountains in the background, and the perspective....awesome.
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04/14/2005 10:34:25 PM
Best one I have seen so far. I would be very surprised if this does not ribbon
Nice warm colours, great focus and fantastic cropping.
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04/14/2005 08:58:29 PM
Oh, my gosh.
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04/14/2005 08:43:01 PM
This one almost looks livable. I really like this picture. Good colors and contrast. A winner.
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04/14/2005 05:55:34 PM
Like an oil painting, and sooo scenic. But is it really abandoned? 9
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04/14/2005 05:07:12 PM
Great shot. I was just reading about this area last night. Hope to visit there someday. lol
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04/14/2005 03:11:41 PM
Of course this is an amazing photo. I wish I lived near scenery like that... Is this building abandoned? I think I'm just jealous. Great photo.
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04/14/2005 03:01:23 PM
Wow! What a great location to find this old barn. The late sunlight really brings out the color in the building and the trees. Excellent work. One of my favorites.
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04/14/2005 12:31:25 PM
like a postcard. beautiful
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04/14/2005 10:02:02 AM
I love the way the barm is in gold colour
One of the best photo in this challenge
8
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04/14/2005 03:27:43 AM
Great scene photograph, including an abandoned building. Like the composition.
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04/14/2005 01:31:18 AM
I saw this picture in canon digital photography guide (I guess).
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04/13/2005 10:35:01 PM
The mountains make the shot! Incredible. I really like this.
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04/13/2005 10:00:45 PM
ok now this is a landscape that works ....the texture of the building still coudl be seen even in the distance ...7
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04/13/2005 08:57:00 PM
Beautiful and almost perfect. The lighting is raelly nice, and the mountains look great. I love the colors too. The sky could have been a little more blue though...
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04/13/2005 08:27:37 PM
stunning colors and background of mountains..the composition looks like it was photographed in evening light..the tones and saturation are very nice..8
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04/13/2005 05:59:28 PM
I think this is used.
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04/13/2005 05:35:12 PM
reminds me of the rockies
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04/13/2005 05:11:58 PM
Fabulous shot. 10
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04/13/2005 04:57:14 PM
gorgeous
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04/13/2005 04:41:41 PM
Ohmygoodness!!! What a picture!!! Mountains like that make my heart ache!! And what an awesome barn of character to complete the shot!. I love your color tones. One of my favorites out of 498! You've accomplished a lot in making one stand out in such competition. I love it!! 10
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04/13/2005 04:18:52 PM
With a very light sky you did well by not blowing it out...great contrast without too much over saturation. Super.
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04/13/2005 03:36:21 PM
Really like the contrast in colors. Can see a bit of noise in the sky and like the cloud 'out' of the cone. Hope it does well.
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04/13/2005 03:23:04 PM
Gorgeous, crisp, beautifully lit shot.
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04/13/2005 02:47:27 PM
beautiful!!!!
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04/13/2005 01:25:45 PM
With scenery like this, how can you go wrong!! :)
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04/13/2005 12:48:34 PM
Barn need to be in right of picture, still visually beautiful .. ir
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04/13/2005 12:38:36 PM
great light. sharp. overall: I like it!
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04/13/2005 11:43:17 AM
Simply beautiful ! Good luck !
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04/13/2005 11:41:11 AM
Nice scenic approach. 7
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04/13/2005 10:31:41 AM
I think you've got a winner here! This one really stands out among the pack! Beautiful colors and clarity.
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04/13/2005 10:12:57 AM
Absolutely stunning. I like how the barn is shaped like part of the mountains and the colours reflecting the ground. There's a watercolors feeling to it. And the clarity and sharpness of the image blens them rather nicely. Excellent work.
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04/13/2005 05:46:31 AM
Wyoming barn, nice look with the snow on the mountains
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04/13/2005 05:04:47 AM
Nice contrast in the foreground and background colours. You really captured the feeling off being near those unforgiving mountains.
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04/13/2005 02:40:49 AM
Was this taken during the afternoon at the Grand Tetons? Great shot.
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04/13/2005 02:03:48 AM
good subject, great lighting, perfect background
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04/13/2005 01:35:35 AM
thats a very awsome place!!! look the mountains wow!!! love it" good luck!
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04/13/2005 12:41:43 AM
Awesome colors! It would be even better in the member chall so you could darken the blue of the sky. No points deducted, just seeing a awesome pict that could be more awesome if the rules allowed it.
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04/13/2005 12:30:06 AM
Excellent. My pick for top 3 so far. Good job. Great color and lighting.
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