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Mountains in an unusual light
Mountains in an unusual light
andri


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Landscape II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Grindavík, Iceland
Date: Nov 3, 2005
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 20
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2005

My second attempt with the northern lights. This time with a foreground!

Converted to LAB-color, added a few curves, used the shadow/highlight tool to brighten the mountains, reduced image noise, and smart sharpen after resize.

Post-challenge:
Thanks for all the comments folks, really appreciate those. I'd also like to note I'm quite happy with my score. :-)

I posted the unaltered version of this picture in a thread.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 403
Avg (all users): 6.8366
Avg (commenters): 8.4194
Avg (participants): 6.6000
Avg (non-participants): 6.9954
Views since voting: 2696
Views during voting: 632
Votes: 361
Comments: 43
Favorites: 13 (view)


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11/22/2005 03:59:38 AM
jæja, topp 10, til hamingju..
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11/18/2005 12:55:12 PM
I thought this was definitely a top finisher. Great placing and shot. Van
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11/16/2005 11:52:41 AM
I envy you....

I so want to see the northern lights..
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11/16/2005 08:23:48 AM
One of my favorites of this challenge. Congrats on your high placement.
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11/16/2005 01:20:55 AM
Way way underrated! My top pick! Lovely shot!
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11/16/2005 01:12:54 AM
Congratulations on your top 20 finish. A notable image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/15/2005 11:18:22 PM
This is very nice. my only minor contention is the overshapenning which catches the eye and forces it to trace the entire contour of the mountains. I like it because of its graphical representation. very well done.

Message edited by author 2005-11-16 01:12:30.
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11/15/2005 10:19:25 PM
This shot is stunningly beautiful. I love how you captured the Northern lights as they seem to rise from the sky and then strike the mountain and bounce off into the sea of stars.
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11/15/2005 07:22:31 PM
an unusual light is an understatement!! whoa!! cool stars and i love the green reflection on the snow.
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11/15/2005 07:19:03 PM
I would love to see this in person! Absolutely beautiful!
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11/15/2005 04:44:05 PM
Excellent
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11/15/2005 04:27:44 PM
You suck, (j/k!) this shot is TOTALLY AMAZING! I wish we could get this in Utah. Beautiful. 10
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11/15/2005 04:00:10 PM
This is an absolutely beautiful take on this. The landscape and composition are fantastic.
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11/15/2005 02:14:20 PM
excellent colors
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11/15/2005 11:16:58 AM
WOW Interesting!
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11/14/2005 11:22:47 PM
wow! wow wow wow wow wow wow I don't think I can say it enough wow! 9
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11/14/2005 02:49:07 PM
nice color!
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11/14/2005 12:06:52 PM
i lked the composition in this one. i think the best of the aurora pictures in this challenge, 8.
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11/14/2005 06:23:39 AM
Amazing!

Wonderful light.
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11/13/2005 04:23:22 PM
i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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11/12/2005 09:11:14 PM
beautiful........
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11/12/2005 12:43:10 PM
Another simply well excecuting breathtaking image from the northerm lights...
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11/12/2005 12:21:39 PM
Absolutely perfect. Here's a 10.
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11/12/2005 10:09:04 AM
I'm curious if the colors were adjusted here just because I've never seen an aurora that color. Very nice shot.
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11/12/2005 12:01:39 AM
Beautiful!!
where is the green light coming from??
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11/11/2005 02:18:15 PM
Wow, all I can say is wow. 9
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11/11/2005 12:58:30 PM
Phenomenal at the least. Thanks for sharing. This must be intense light since the start did not streak. The crop is great. It is nice to see the foreground for size prespective.
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11/11/2005 09:12:37 AM
Vouuvvvv.!
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11/11/2005 06:21:06 AM
I am rating al least fourth similiar photo of green polar lights. High as usual :)...9
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11/10/2005 11:13:26 PM
Don't ever get to see that here in the South, beautiful and great exposure !0
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11/10/2005 03:53:29 PM
Very, very pretty.
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11/10/2005 12:06:28 PM
Creative and well executed. Great shot.
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11/09/2005 08:52:39 PM
Very cool capture. The composition is excellent. I only wish the mountains looked a little more natural. The greenish reflection they seem to have caught makes them look kindof wierd.
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11/09/2005 05:32:57 PM
Northern "Cheeters" us southerners have no change. Simply beautiful...Nice top finisher
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11/09/2005 02:47:14 PM
Beautiful!!
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11/09/2005 12:02:32 PM
I always love northern lights, you are so lucky. Very pretty.
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11/09/2005 10:47:40 AM
Nice shot. Seems to be a few northern light type pics recently.
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11/09/2005 06:53:34 AM
just fantastic
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11/09/2005 12:59:35 AM
awesome. makes me wish I lived further north.
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11/09/2005 12:56:10 AM
what version of photoshop do you use?
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11/09/2005 12:31:01 AM
WOW. There's the aurora borealis again. That green light is just unbelievable. Thanks for sharing it with us who will probably never see it. Gorgeous.
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11/09/2005 12:26:38 AM
Simply an amazing shot, I know with the limited editing it is hard to get the noise out of the night shots, this is amazing. Great image!
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11/09/2005 12:08:52 AM
O.k. here's the winner! Super picture
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