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1804 - Lewis and Clark Discoveries
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Time Capsule (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM
Location: Plains Conservation Center, Aurora, Colorado
Date: Aug 3, 2005
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30s
Galleries: Vintage, Nature
Date Uploaded: Aug 3, 2005

Thanks all so much for your comments! This shattered by far all my expectations for it. I waited for over an hour and a half taking pictures by the side of the road, and I'm glad to see it worked out!

Some comment response:
The camera perspective - I agree that it could have benifitted by being raised, but there is an ugle line of houses in the background and I couldnt get it any higher than this.

For the title - I debated over just the date for a long time, but finally went for the added description, just to avoid any confusion.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 298
Avg (all users): 7.4932
Avg (commenters): 8.8372
Avg (participants): 7.3500
Avg (non-participants): 7.5909
Views since voting: 13709
Views during voting: 577
Votes: 296
Comments: 90
Favorites: 67 (view)


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05/23/2006 05:31:44 AM
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05/12/2006 04:49:41 PM
this may have been one of the first 10's i gave. loved it then and still love it. NIce work!
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08/29/2005 06:11:41 PM
Wow! I missed this photo before. It's beautiful! Many belated congratulations to you.
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08/23/2005 01:06:10 PM
Well done! perfect shot!
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08/21/2005 12:20:16 AM
Superb shot! What a beautiful scene. Congratulations!
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08/18/2005 08:39:24 PM
I think this is fantastic and probably would have given it a 9. As for the title, I can see why you used it for the challenge (as somewhat of an explanation to the viewers), but I think (as said below) that no title or just the year would be more mysterious too. I certainly wouldn't dock you 3 points for the title though. :-) This is so beautiful.
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08/18/2005 06:01:52 PM
i gave it 10 and i knew that it is a good taste winner and ....first place...regards
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08/18/2005 10:39:06 AM
Originally posted by macrothing:

5 - This shot has been a bit of a quandry for me to comment on. It is such a great shot in many ways, the foreground, the teepees(sp?), the differing levels of the mountains, the lighting, the cloud, the mist?, I just wish you had only put the year. In fact to me, this shot without the title tells other stories before the Lewis & Clark one. Just my opinion, discard it if you wish, I only comment because it IS a great photo. But for me, it's all about the Challenge first. Ok, up to 5 from 4. Just in my opinion, if you had just the year, it would leave the viewer 'open' to interpret it in a variety of ways. Criticism; maybe a different frame, maybe a little less of the fore, but that does add balance, look in MY opinion, it is an excellent shot, just... that ol' title business that was part of the description and that 'most' have adhered to. Definitely an 8 with just the year.


IS THIS DIGITAL PHOTO CHALLENGE, OR DIGITAL PHOTO TITLE CHALLENGE? SHOULDN'T WE BE SCORING ON PHOTOGRAPHIC QUALITIES AND MEETING THE CHALLENGE CRITERIA
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08/18/2005 09:01:14 AM
Originally posted by macrothing:

5 - This shot has been a bit of a quandry for me to comment on. It is such a great shot in many ways, the foreground, the teepees(sp?), the differing levels of the mountains, the lighting, the cloud, the mist?, I just wish you had only put the year. In fact to me, this shot without the title tells other stories before the Lewis & Clark one. Just my opinion, discard it if you wish, I only comment because it IS a great photo. But for me, it's all about the Challenge first. Ok, up to 5 from 4. Just in my opinion, if you had just the year, it would leave the viewer 'open' to interpret it in a variety of ways. Criticism; maybe a different frame, maybe a little less of the fore, but that does add balance, look in MY opinion, it is an excellent shot, just... that ol' title business that was part of the description and that 'most' have adhered to. Definitely an 8 with just the year.


I don't understand how you dropped the score three points because of the title? I know it is YOUR opinion, but that just seems really silly to me. One point I can understand... maybe, but three points? Hmmm....
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08/17/2005 11:20:44 PM
I didn't vote on this challenge, but I saw this shot, and was just blown away. My first thought was "How is it possible to get a shot like this with one week notice, and no advanced editing?". I laughed when I saw the photo had already been validated - someone else thought the same thing.

Awesome shot. I love everything about it. Congratulations on the blue ribbon.
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08/17/2005 09:30:19 PM
A lovely presentation and one that sets off a historical vein of feelings and even envy at a simple way of life. Congratulations on your BLUE!
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08/17/2005 08:42:39 PM
Absolutely beautiful photograph! Very well done!
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08/17/2005 04:25:38 PM
Congratulations. This was my favorite of all submissions. Gorgeous. (Insert any synonym of Gorgeous Here).
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08/17/2005 01:49:41 PM
Congratulations..no doubt the best of all the images in this challenge..wonderful job
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08/17/2005 01:32:10 PM
Well done! Congratulations!
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08/17/2005 10:48:33 AM
Congrats - great shot!
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08/17/2005 10:06:56 AM
Congratulations! Very nice colors and the mountain layers look wonderful..
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08/17/2005 09:36:50 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon and 1st place with this beautiful scene from the past! Beautiful work!
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08/17/2005 09:16:52 AM
Very, very pretty! Technically great, too. Nice work!
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08/17/2005 08:07:18 AM
wow.. what a scene. amazing how much texture you captured with the kind of lighting you were working with. congrats!
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08/17/2005 08:02:03 AM
congrats...good shot!
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08/17/2005 07:41:32 AM
Knew it! :-) I really like it when my pick wins!! Congrats on a wonderful image!
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08/17/2005 07:36:21 AM
Congratulations!
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08/17/2005 06:43:26 AM
congrats bfox totaly deserved
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08/17/2005 05:29:24 AM
congratulations :D
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08/17/2005 04:45:47 AM
Awesome bfox2! Congratulations! What a photo!
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08/17/2005 04:15:57 AM
Fantastic shot, really awesome ! Congratulations on your well deserved ribbon !
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08/17/2005 02:56:00 AM
Originally posted by macrothing:

5 - This shot has been a bit of a quandry for me to comment on. It is such a great shot in many ways, the foreground, the teepees(sp?), the differing levels of the mountains, the lighting, the cloud, the mist?, I just wish you had only put the year. In fact to me, this shot without the title tells other stories before the Lewis & Clark one. Just my opinion, discard it if you wish, I only comment because it IS a great photo. But for me, it's all about the Challenge first. Ok, up to 5 from 4. Just in my opinion, if you had just the year, it would leave the viewer 'open' to interpret it in a variety of ways. Criticism; maybe a different frame, maybe a little less of the fore, but that does add balance, look in MY opinion, it is an excellent shot, just... that ol' title business that was part of the description and that 'most' have adhered to. Definitely an 8 with just the year.


I didn't rank this photo very high either. Nothing against the photo itself just that I didn't see this as a strong entry for this particular challenge. Luckly for you the majority disagreed :) and felt a shot of teepees fit this era. Interesting shot nonetheless.
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08/17/2005 02:08:13 AM
Originally posted by macrothing:

5 - This shot has been a bit of a quandry for me to comment on. It is such a great shot in many ways, the foreground, the teepees(sp?), the differing levels of the mountains, the lighting, the cloud, the mist?, I just wish you had only put the year. In fact to me, this shot without the title tells other stories before the Lewis & Clark one. Just my opinion, discard it if you wish, I only comment because it IS a great photo. But for me, it's all about the Challenge first. Ok, up to 5 from 4. Just in my opinion, if you had just the year, it would leave the viewer 'open' to interpret it in a variety of ways. Criticism; maybe a different frame, maybe a little less of the fore, but that does add balance, look in MY opinion, it is an excellent shot, just... that ol' title business that was part of the description and that 'most' have adhered to. Definitely an 8 with just the year.


Huh?
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08/17/2005 01:50:37 AM
Beautiful shot. Be a nice "rain" entry as well. Congrats on blue.
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08/17/2005 01:07:10 AM
well earnd, congratulations. I think it is one of the best pics on DPC, really I do.
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08/17/2005 12:43:39 AM
Congrats! Beautiful picture, well earned!
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08/17/2005 12:37:05 AM
1 of 2 tens for me.... congratulations on a great capture...
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08/17/2005 12:26:44 AM
Great image. 1 of 4 tens I gave out :) Congratulations :)
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08/17/2005 12:20:44 AM
Congrats...excellent photo!!!
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08/17/2005 12:17:52 AM
Congratulations on your blue, very nice photo.
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08/17/2005 12:10:13 AM
Congrats. What a beautiful photo!!
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08/17/2005 12:08:20 AM
this is just perfect... i would've really been surprised if it didn't win.... CONGRATS....
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08/17/2005 12:05:30 AM
congrats on the blue! beautiful photo!
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08/17/2005 12:02:55 AM
congrats on a great pic! :)
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08/17/2005 12:01:39 AM
I knew this would ribbon! Congratulations.
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08/17/2005 12:01:30 AM
Congrats I got that 10 in at the last second..
Amazing picture
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08/17/2005 12:01:27 AM
I'm so happy you won. This was one of my few 10's and I just love it. Congratulations.
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08/17/2005 12:01:17 AM
Wow! Excellent! Congratulations on your ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/16/2005 10:18:39 PM
Lovely contrast, colors and composition. 10
08/16/2005 08:36:17 PM
Great picture very stunning. 8
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08/16/2005 07:28:16 PM
Beautiful photo... 10.
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08/16/2005 04:44:20 AM
good light but the blur in the first plan is not appropriate.
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08/15/2005 08:49:11 PM
One of the most beautiful photos I have ever seeeeen! 10
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08/15/2005 05:47:54 PM
Great shot! This is one of my 3 favorite shots for this challenge. Absolute 10.
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08/15/2005 02:12:30 PM
WOW. Phenomenal shot. Very time-oriented, I wouldn't be surprised to see a ribbon tacked to this one! 10
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08/14/2005 07:10:10 PM
10, easyyyy
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08/14/2005 10:23:17 AM
5 - This shot has been a bit of a quandry for me to comment on. It is such a great shot in many ways, the foreground, the teepees(sp?), the differing levels of the mountains, the lighting, the cloud, the mist?, I just wish you had only put the year. In fact to me, this shot without the title tells other stories before the Lewis & Clark one. Just my opinion, discard it if you wish, I only comment because it IS a great photo. But for me, it's all about the Challenge first. Ok, up to 5 from 4. Just in my opinion, if you had just the year, it would leave the viewer 'open' to interpret it in a variety of ways. Criticism; maybe a different frame, maybe a little less of the fore, but that does add balance, look in MY opinion, it is an excellent shot, just... that ol' title business that was part of the description and that 'most' have adhered to. Definitely an 8 with just the year.
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08/13/2005 11:03:46 PM
this is visually awesome..as lovely as a painting;dof is excellent: beautiful work...9
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08/13/2005 10:32:33 PM
The tonal range and colours in this image are breathtaking as is the composition. I know as much of Lewis and Clark as you do of Te Kooti that aside its a great shot.10
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08/13/2005 03:32:48 PM
Thank you for meeting the challenge rules and a stunning photo to boot! 10
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08/13/2005 02:58:52 PM
Simple, graphic and timeless. I love the sky and the colours. 8
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08/13/2005 02:31:19 PM
I think this could be a winner
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08/13/2005 06:51:33 AM
dang! 8
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08/13/2005 06:05:18 AM
different!
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08/12/2005 09:31:39 AM
You're right on with this one! Great job! 9
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08/12/2005 08:29:38 AM
This is just excellent in every respect! -- The layerd color tones from the forground to the mountains and sky . The main subjects stand out beautifully. A winner no doubt!
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08/12/2005 01:24:48 AM
Absolutely gorgeous. If this one doesn't ribbon, there is no justice in the world. :-) Very nicely done.
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08/12/2005 12:34:24 AM
This is stunning. So aesthetic yet fits the challenge perfectly. I love the gray blue tones of the tee pees against the golden sky. Simply amazing!
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08/11/2005 10:30:50 PM
Great picture. The only think that I think could have improved it it to raise the camera a bit so that the ground does not block the bottom of the tents as it currently is doing. Still should do really well in this challenge though.
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08/11/2005 10:28:46 PM
Great picture
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08/11/2005 06:51:15 PM
very awesome, i love the light from the sky. this is just a stunning image. this had better be in the top 10!!!
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08/11/2005 04:43:44 PM
Fantastic
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08/11/2005 03:40:42 PM
Absolutely Beautiful!! The sky, the teepees, the composition, and the color - all perfect. 10
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08/11/2005 02:49:14 PM
This is a wonderful photo. The composition and low perspective are very nice. The shadowy mountains make a wonderful backdrop to the teepees and the line of cloud at the top of the photo giving way to the weight of the water and starting to fall. Best of all ... it fits within the challenge really nicely. Excelent work!!

P.S. you didn't need the Lewis and Clark portion of the title ... the "era" feeling needed no explanation.
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08/11/2005 12:20:06 PM
what a great shot. The shades, colors and subject are really nice.
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08/11/2005 11:57:44 AM
Beautiful picture. I like how the mountains are outlined in the background. Very pleasing to the eye. 9
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08/11/2005 11:35:26 AM
Great picture. I like the sky, the placement of the horizon and the postioning of the "tents." Very well done.
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08/11/2005 08:45:26 AM
amazing shot, you got the right moment
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08/10/2005 11:30:27 PM
Fantastic light, contrast, color, composition....
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08/10/2005 09:27:32 PM
Wow.
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08/10/2005 07:44:54 PM
Awesome shot. Feels like your there.
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08/10/2005 06:36:38 PM
Beautiful picture. The teepees stand out nicely against the plains.
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08/10/2005 05:31:13 PM
Great color, the gradation from the dark foreground to the bright tents and gradation in the mountains combined with the great color is very good. Love the sky with the rain vs the bright background.
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08/10/2005 05:06:43 PM
great shot - nice background, although maybe the clouds could detract from the picture, and really good subject
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08/10/2005 04:46:10 PM
What a stunning photo. One of my all time favorites that I have seen on DPChallenge. Hope it gets the Blue Ribbon. 10
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08/10/2005 01:29:00 PM
I really like the band of light in the center
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08/10/2005 01:15:17 PM
WOW! Wonderful shot!
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08/10/2005 12:58:04 PM
Wow, really nice.
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08/10/2005 12:33:07 PM
WOW 10. I give you my own ribbon.
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08/10/2005 11:39:26 AM
Just the foreground in the one not the greatest. Like the virga and background.
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08/10/2005 10:55:57 AM
WOW! I love this! Great colors and compostion. WOW! 10! and a new favorite. Good job and good luck . . .
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08/10/2005 05:46:51 AM
Wow this one is bautiful!
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08/10/2005 12:56:55 AM
quite nice, a favorite of this challenge so far.
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