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In the valley
In the valley
alithenake


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Landscape II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Carpathians Mountains
Date: Nov 5, 2005
Aperture: F8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 2.5 minutes
Galleries: Emotive, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Nov 8, 2005

Taken early in the morning, just before the sunrise. Long 2 and a half minutes shutter speed.
Disqualification Details
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Comments: 154
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06/23/2006 07:10:40 AM
Fantastic. Love everything about it. One of my favorites
02/24/2006 09:41:40 PM
I just spent an hour looking for this photo!! too bad about the dq.
01/27/2006 01:44:42 AM
Too bad it was not legal and DQed. As it's great photo, though.

Message edited by author 2006-01-27 01:56:28.
12/31/2005 05:38:56 PM
truly incredible, congrats
11/26/2005 04:18:02 PM
Amazing photo, definitely deserved the ribbon. I love the colors, and the frost on the fence
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11/25/2005 04:18:29 PM
Just fantastic, excellent viewpoint, light, colors - everything! ;)
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11/24/2005 05:19:46 AM
beautiful place , nice composition.
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11/23/2005 02:33:37 PM
beautifull country romania :), u should see the delta of danube a living paradise ...
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11/22/2005 02:23:16 PM
Great photo! I love it!REally eye catching.You deserved it!
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11/22/2005 09:29:24 AM
You caught the light just right and used the diagonal of the fence line to your advantage. The colors are pefect (even down to the lights in the hoiuse) due to the long exposure before sunrise. Bracketed shots produced a winner!

Don Long
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11/21/2005 08:46:26 PM
This is so beautiful. Congratulations on a wonderful photo!

T
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11/20/2005 04:07:36 PM
Originally posted by nagymelis:

Congrats on your ribbon! I knew I recognized this place, but it is really amazing how you managed to capture it. Could you tell me the exact location in the Carpathians?


In the picture you can see Bucegi Mountains. I was visiting a village in the Rucar-Bran pass, near Moeciu and Bran villages.
11/20/2005 01:29:55 PM
Wow, very beautiful
you should see where I live... it s NOTHING like this
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11/20/2005 05:49:11 AM
Congrats on your ribbon! I knew I recognized this place, but it is really amazing how you managed to capture it. Could you tell me the exact location in the Carpathians?
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11/20/2005 12:07:41 AM
Didn't vote in this challenge but this shot rules. Feels like I could step into the frame and role down the hill..... Bravo
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11/19/2005 06:40:17 PM
I keep going back to this image, it is truly wonderful! Well done!
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11/18/2005 09:53:39 AM
Very admirling colors and such place to live. And that some people can still get up to catch something so wonderful.
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11/17/2005 11:45:20 PM
The purplish color of the photograph gives it a very intensive magical look which I loved since the first instant I looked at the picture. Beautiful, just beautiful. Congratultions!!!
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11/17/2005 09:37:00 PM
This was my favorite photo in the landscape challenge!
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11/17/2005 05:08:25 PM
Beautiful landscaping. Love the leading lines presented by the fence. Congrats!
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11/17/2005 01:04:39 PM
2.5 minutes!!??!! Man, you opened my eyes. And thanks for bringing the Carpathians and Romania to our minds. My girlfriend spent some time in the Carpathians during her studies in Hungary and was very excited to see this picture and bring back wonderful memories.
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11/17/2005 07:41:43 AM
Very nice picture! One of my favorite! You rule! And great camera also..;)
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11/17/2005 05:52:24 AM
Very beautiful picture and a well deserved ribbon. Congratulations.
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11/17/2005 04:19:22 AM
A great scene and your choice of angle is great, along with the DOF. However, this shot is marred by some clunky processing in the sky and a skewed horizon which makes all the verticals in it quite distracting. Despite the popularity of this kind of editing, which I imagine you may have done to compensate for the flat light, I would infinitely prefer to see the orginal shot.
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11/17/2005 12:24:39 AM
Just amazing!
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11/16/2005 09:51:36 PM
Looks surreal. Very nice.
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11/16/2005 09:49:12 PM
way too much purple-- I love the angle and such, but the color doesnt do it for me
11/16/2005 08:35:19 PM
This is an amazing photo!!!! Great job on your first first place...
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11/16/2005 04:43:03 PM
Wow... Amazing. This picture is absolutely breathtaking.
The lighting is soft and mystical-- looks like a dream. At a glance this picture is great, yet there are many finer details to captivate the viewer for longer. Ribbon most definitely deserved, congrats :)
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11/16/2005 03:34:02 PM
I didn't have the time to comment in this one during the challenge, but one of those 10's is mine =) those colors and light you could capture here are simply breathtaking... well deserved ribbon

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11/16/2005 03:13:26 PM
congratulations on your blue
this is beautiful picture
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11/16/2005 02:55:42 PM
Congratulations on your wonderful pic, it is a cool pic.
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11/16/2005 02:45:07 PM
Absolutley gorgeous...
11/16/2005 02:19:01 PM
I can't stop looking at this.
11/16/2005 12:09:04 PM
Congrats on your win - this is beautiful!!
11/16/2005 11:41:34 AM
Congrats on a well deserved blue ribbon! This is so gorgeous.
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11/16/2005 11:02:44 AM
Excellent shot!! Go team NIkon! ;-)
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11/16/2005 10:22:10 AM
Lookout Ursula...I think you got some serious competition here!!! I'm from Montana and I'm not sure where this was taken, but it sure made me Homesick...very emotive to me...Kudos!
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11/16/2005 10:02:21 AM
Congrats on your well deserved blue! Stunning shot.
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11/16/2005 07:39:30 AM
absolutely wonderful!!
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11/16/2005 07:34:18 AM
Congratulations on your wonderful landscape.
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11/16/2005 07:24:56 AM
Congratulations, a well deserved ribbon
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11/16/2005 07:23:01 AM
Congratulations on a winning shot! Beautiful landscape.
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11/16/2005 07:09:34 AM
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Message edited by author 2006-03-17 23:21:09.
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11/16/2005 04:20:18 AM
This is a wonderful landscape shot. Congrats on your blue!
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11/16/2005 03:56:23 AM
Who gave this a 1??? ans a 2??? Of course things could be done better but does 8 or 10 make such a big difference?? Its a wonderful shot in many aspects. I understand if some people like it less than others but a 1??? It couldnt be beacouse of missinterpreting the motive landscape???

People who give 1-3 should HAVE to give a motivation to make the vote count.

Congrats, anyway.
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11/16/2005 03:37:56 AM
Great if somewhat eerie picture. I love Carpathian Mountains, hiked them many times. Congratulations on your well deserved ribbon ! Felicitari !!!

Message edited by author 2005-11-16 06:04:23.
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11/16/2005 03:28:31 AM
I knew this one was a ribbon winner when I set eyes on it. Very well deserved ribbon.
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11/16/2005 02:58:31 AM
Congrats on the blue and this awesome photo.
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11/16/2005 02:31:22 AM
WOW! Complimenti!
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11/16/2005 02:02:56 AM
Felicitari!!!
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11/16/2005 01:47:10 AM
It is beautiful photograph! I like far hills at back of photo have blue mist. Colours at grass ground is also compliment to hills. Red colour house very strong to get my attention. Congratulation for winning! ^.^
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11/16/2005 01:40:39 AM
I knew this was the one congrats. Great on the blue
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11/16/2005 01:37:17 AM
Lovely work, ethereal and different. Congrats on your first ribbon!
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11/16/2005 01:27:04 AM
My first ever .. thank you all for your comments
11/16/2005 01:26:13 AM
man this is sooooooo good and looks like an amazing place. I would love to visit here. wow.
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11/16/2005 01:23:51 AM
Congrats on your PB and Blue with this breathtaking image
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11/16/2005 01:00:48 AM
Congratulations on your well earned blue. This is a run away! I say, "wow" and then "wow" again.
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11/16/2005 12:53:03 AM
Beautiful!
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11/16/2005 12:37:35 AM
Absolutely Breathtaking! Congratulations on your first ribbon!
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11/16/2005 12:26:01 AM
this image absolutely blows me away. i'm in awe.
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11/16/2005 12:25:07 AM
Congrats on your Blue ;)
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11/16/2005 12:24:06 AM
WOW!

I really don't think I need to say anything else! :)
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11/16/2005 12:23:11 AM
A sprawling epic of an image, Popescu! Many congrats on your Blue!
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11/16/2005 12:19:22 AM
Man, that's impressive! Beautiful scene, captured beautifully.

Congratulations on your first ribbon! And a new fav for me!
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11/16/2005 12:15:25 AM
Wonderful photo, you deserve the ribbon...Congrats!!!
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11/16/2005 12:14:59 AM
congrats! just added to my faves.
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11/16/2005 12:13:03 AM
And there it comes another Romanian Ribbon. Well done and way to go! Goes to my favourites. Felicitari!
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11/16/2005 12:12:37 AM
Congrats on the blue! Wow, 2.5 minutes is one long exposure. Never would've thunk it from the photo. Well done!
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11/16/2005 12:12:15 AM
Lovely photo. I love the dusty purple hues and great leading line. Congrats.
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11/16/2005 12:11:55 AM
Congrats man! An excellent image and an excellent score!
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11/16/2005 12:10:06 AM
Congrats and well deserved blue! Going into my favorites and took my top score. Great first ribbon.
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11/16/2005 12:09:04 AM
wow, this is such a fantastic shot! congratulations on a well-deserved blue! well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/15/2005 11:41:08 PM
wonderful..love your processing..
should ribbon...
11/15/2005 11:26:33 PM
Excellent image. The more I look at it the more I see how it all comes together.
11/15/2005 11:08:23 PM
your pic was my #2. sorry
11/15/2005 10:42:18 PM
Do share how you pulled this one off!!! GREAT JOB!!!
11/15/2005 10:26:52 PM
The very best I've seen so far. Hope you do well in the challenge!

I really like the composition, the landscape is quite astonishing and I like the subdued colors. Don't really see much if anything I'd change.
11/15/2005 09:42:59 PM
magical, truly.
11/15/2005 09:42:35 PM
8
11/15/2005 09:37:26 PM
I have fallen in love with this shot! The composition is just so stunning and visually beautiful. First you composed the shot to include many complimentary elements that the eye just follows and explores. The fence starts in the forground and flows down the slopey hill toward that red barn. This is like a trail that our eye naturally follows. After we approach the barn our eye roams the rest of the countryside that we see off in the distance. The rolling mountains, the mist that blankets them and the darkening sky that signals to use that it is time for us to go inside and prepare a cup of hot tea to drive away the chill air. Wonderfu!. I really hope this one ribbons.
11/15/2005 09:30:24 PM
This will probably score very well, but not with me I'm afraid. I think it has too many competing elements to be a truly memorable image. Each of these elements (fence, rustic buildings, middle ground, misty valleys, majestic mountains, dramatic sky) might make a worthy subject in itself, or in combinations of any 2 or 3 perhaps, but seen all together the effect is of a dischordant jumble. The technical quality of the photograph is very nice, even if it does seem a bit tilted to starboard. Sorry to be negative (I am hoping to be constructive) ... and I'm sure you'll get many positive comments, so you can easily afford to disregard this one if you wish. 5.
11/15/2005 08:12:02 PM
Again, beautiful art form was in this picture!
11/15/2005 06:41:13 PM
Only a truly great picture makes you gasp the way I did when I saw this. Can't wait to find out how it was done (let alone with basic editing).
11/15/2005 06:01:38 PM
I think this is a shot from Popescu. An easy 10. The quality of light is tremendous, it's a beautiful setting, has interesting lines and soft, interesting color. Very nice.
11/15/2005 05:50:36 PM
stunning and evocative
11/15/2005 12:48:54 PM
Amazing. This will be my 10! Nicely done!
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11/15/2005 12:40:53 PM
Great photo! I love the way it draws me in... It's almost like following a path through the photo.
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11/15/2005 12:05:23 PM
incredible shot, excellent focus and the mountains in the background are amazing
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11/15/2005 11:59:15 AM
Was just glancing through, and this one caught my eye. It seems to go on and on. The eye has so many places to go. Just lovely.
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11/15/2005 10:33:50 AM
What a great photo! I love the lighting and contrast you captured. I like how the fence kind of leads us in as it curves towards the center of the photo.
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11/15/2005 10:01:32 AM
Very intriguing. I love it.
11/15/2005 08:49:47 AM
Amazing shot. It's a very magical scene. It almost doesn't look real. I love the different layers of hills and mountains and the placement of the little house is perfect.
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11/14/2005 11:26:12 PM
right out of The Lord of the Rings - 9 - there is just something mystical about this
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11/14/2005 07:31:47 PM
Beautiful
11/14/2005 05:12:57 PM
Very excellent. This presentation is lovely. There is an effect of real but not real. Like a painting with fine detail but still not complete sharp. Good luck.
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11/14/2005 02:32:59 PM
Gorgeous photo. I wish I were there.
11/14/2005 01:04:04 PM
This is a stunning picture by any standards. The composition is excellent; using lines, focal points and colour to guide the viewer around the landscape. The image also has an amazing ethereal quality. My only advice would be to make posters and start selling them! 10 :-)
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11/14/2005 11:48:35 AM
this shot is outstanding. I love it. Wow
11/14/2005 10:22:10 AM
What does it mean,this photo has been validated?
11/14/2005 10:18:20 AM
Well Iit looks like another ribbon winner here!
11/13/2005 05:23:31 PM
Very nice work - lovely leading line with the fence and road leading us through the photo.
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11/13/2005 12:47:02 PM
Look like this is from" the princess bride" very nice
11/13/2005 03:07:49 AM
true landscape!
11/13/2005 01:04:48 AM
absolutely beautiful image, one of my favorites for this challenge, love the leading of the eye with the fence and hills, coloring and all of it - great work :)
(adding to favorites)
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11/12/2005 07:24:00 PM
What don't I love about this? NOTHING! Great angle and lighting. WOW!
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11/12/2005 07:01:53 PM
looks like an artist's painting! a superb photo!
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11/12/2005 04:28:57 PM
very nice. I love the feel of the photo! Great Job! 10
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11/12/2005 03:55:25 PM
this looks really nice. i liked the composition a lot.
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11/12/2005 11:03:48 AM
This got to be the winner here. I have nothing to say except you acheive perfection. You got an exceptional point of view here. 10
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11/12/2005 08:09:27 AM
What an amazing view, love the angle this is taken on, very unique.
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11/11/2005 09:58:12 PM
Like a picture postcard - stunning! I'm giving you a 10 =;-)
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11/11/2005 07:31:02 PM
Excelent!!!
11/11/2005 06:43:38 PM
Down into hobbitland.....

Sweet sweet sweet composition. Wonderful landscape.
11/11/2005 05:49:36 PM
Great job. I am giving this 10. Excellent contrast and compostion. My only question is this appears to be a composite.
11/11/2005 03:30:03 PM
I believe you captured the the essence of landscape here. Great how the fence pulls you down and in the image. So much to see. You did a wonderful job with the colors too. The only nit pick is the angle between the sky and peaks, it just gives me a slight off feeling. Good job and good luck with this masterful work. -10-
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11/11/2005 03:28:07 PM
what a valley. especially for basic editing, the processing is pretty impressive. could have benefited a bit from some sharpening.
11/11/2005 11:46:11 AM
What an amazing shot! The DOF is incredible, and the composition and leading lines... WOW! I feel I can stare into this photo for miles! Excellent work! 10
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11/11/2005 07:38:06 AM
7 - Very good. However I have no idea if the horizon is straight, based on the 'slant' of the houses and the clouds, etc so not sure (apologies if wrong). Criticism; not much, perhaps a bit sharper on the fence post(s), but maybe you would lose the definition in the 'scene'. The shot has the potential for a more dramatic feel in my opinion, but perhaps you were not going for that, but if so, maybe a tweaking of the contrasts, etc, especially bringing out a bit more coloring. Has a nice 'feel' to it as is though. Good perspective.
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11/11/2005 06:09:01 AM
I haven't seen all the photographs so far but I think none will be so fantastic. It's not just that the view is so breath taking,it's that this shot combines both line - shape composition and colour composition. The roof of the house provides a nice transition to the background which very strongly corresponds to the direction the fence provides. It's like from the first plane the fence is leading us strait to the middle plain. In the middle plain there is the house which leads us to the background.

All the colours are of similar saturation and it seems that the scene almost completely fits the "exposure range" ( don't know the english word ).

I could go on and on - I am so amazed by this shot.

I give it a definite 10.
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11/11/2005 02:07:37 AM
You've given me the feel of holiday season. Jingle all the way. I really love this picture. Enough to rate it '10' Great shot.
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11/10/2005 11:42:22 PM
I'd have to say this is a contender for a ribbon. I like the almost pastel saturation of the colors and the composition is strong. 10
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11/10/2005 08:28:17 PM
::jaw drops::

Holy smokes! this is amazing! you are amazing! i love the perspective, the fence, the barn down below, the awesome sky, and fog, EVERYTHING! A big fat 10 for you! and goin into my faves!
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11/10/2005 06:40:42 PM
Beautiful. I love the extreme downhill slant and the feeling that you might be rolling downhill. It's also great that you could include the vast scenery behind the houses, including the really dramatic mountains and sky. I love the fog hanging between the hills.
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11/10/2005 05:26:26 PM
I like this shot, it is so different and interesting
11/10/2005 05:12:30 PM
Amazing....you own a 10 for sure!!!!!!!
11/10/2005 03:45:11 PM
the colors in this picture are unbelieveable.
11/10/2005 03:09:30 PM
interesting purplish lighting. it's neat how there are little lights that seem to be ontop of every hill in the background. great job!
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11/10/2005 09:40:31 AM
This is my favorite of all 402, love the colors and the perspective. Well Done!
11/10/2005 07:46:41 AM
Tilted horizon. I really like this shot, besides the horizon. I am no expert, so I will just suggest that I am left with the feeling that this great composition could have been better with some lighting/ contrast tweaking. Not sure again, but I might have cropped out the nearest pole as well. Very nice shot. I might have tried to get a little more sky in. 8
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11/10/2005 02:46:56 AM
wow, just cant explain how this makes me feel.. i just cant stop looking at it. adding to my favs, 10
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11/10/2005 02:34:09 AM
The best pic in this challange - in my eyes.
I think the horizon is somewhat slanting but that doesn't matter. The zig-zag diagonal is very interesting and you can really feel the downhill slope. The placement of the cottage is optimal. Soft light and a nice tone.
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11/10/2005 12:12:23 AM
Neat shot. It looks almost like a movie set.
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11/09/2005 11:56:01 PM
Wow great colors. The purples are amazing!
11/09/2005 11:42:51 PM
Great photo, I like the angle of the shot
11/09/2005 08:00:23 PM
Mystical colors and lighting. Very nice. Is the horizon tilted?
11/09/2005 07:29:14 PM
I'd love to know the details of how you arrived at this final result. It's captivating. Very, very nice.
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11/09/2005 04:23:18 PM
I like the colors, only voted on 25% of the pictures atm but this is the best one I've seen so far.
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11/09/2005 02:59:05 PM
Cool... cool!
11/09/2005 02:41:17 PM
i am blown away. this picture incorporates multiple elements (leading line, nice composition, colors, etc.), and is a very strong photo. great job!
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11/09/2005 02:34:38 PM
great composition. love how the fence kinda leads your eyes to the ountains
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11/09/2005 01:56:13 PM
breathtaking
11/09/2005 12:42:34 PM
Interesting! How and where?
11/09/2005 12:17:53 PM
Beautiful shot, I like your position on the fence.
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11/09/2005 12:11:16 PM
Great. Everything.
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11/09/2005 12:02:54 PM
Definitely gets you with the WOW factor. Nice entry.
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11/09/2005 11:55:24 AM
marvellous. the best i've seen till now (180 seen). The composition is wonderful. I hope some day could make photos like this...
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11/09/2005 11:48:23 AM
This photo really sets a nice mood. Great work.
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11/09/2005 10:51:45 AM
Gorgeous! I love everything about this picture, the colours, the lines of the hills, te clouds, the fence, the sheds. Well done, 10!
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11/09/2005 10:24:36 AM
Nice angle seems to be missing something maybe try a day when people aren't using there fireplaces.
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11/09/2005 09:37:35 AM
Amazing photo!
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11/09/2005 05:09:48 AM
wonderful shot. Love the blues/cyans and magentas in this grading into the closer greens. (8)
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11/09/2005 12:43:10 AM
man that background in the top is awesome!! nice job!!
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11/09/2005 12:30:19 AM
My goodness, this is breath taking! Which ribbon do you want? 10
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