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 This image was disqualified from the Landscape II challenge.
Cold Mountain
Cold Mountain
Structor


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Landscape II (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D
Lens: Sigma 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Compact Hyperzoom Aspherical for Minolta
Location: Iceland
Date: Nov 3, 2005
Aperture: f 6,7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Nov 8, 2005

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Disqualification Details
Spot editing is not permitted in 'Basic Editing.' Please review the challenge submission rules.

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Views during voting: 598
Comments: 70
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11/26/2005 05:01:54 PM
I love your image and am sorry for the dq. Sensor dust *IS* a big problem on digital SLRs. I recently bought a macro lens which made the dust on my CCD even more apparent when used at high f/ ratios. I followed Canon's recommendations to clean the sensor, it is a very stressful process - I was shaking and holding my breath. The before and after pictures I took showed some improvement but I still have some stuborn spots. Some websites recommend special solvents and swabs but be honest, my 20D is still very new to either send it back for cleaning or to diy a scrabbing myself.

I'd vote for a change in the rules to allow spot editing with a Healing brush to fix Sensor dust problems on digital SLRs. I understand that this will be difficult to judge, but I definitely agree that we should have a discussion on the matter.
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11/19/2005 09:44:31 PM
you know what? I don't care about the disqualification - you still took a top 3 photo IMHO. Put it in your collection and sell a few, that should make up for being dq'ed. If you continue to get spots on your lens then maybe consider a new lens or opting only for advanced challenges. Thanks for sharing a beautiful shot.
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11/19/2005 08:19:21 AM
The reason why my photo “Cold mountain” was disqualified is that I removed two small spots (I am told because of dust on the sensor) from the image. These spots have been a problem on my photos lately, but removing them does not change the photos a bit, so I thought I was not doing anything wrong by doing so in this case. It was not my intention to cheat or do something that is not permitted.
It is of course necessary to have rules in competitions like here on DPC, but it is my opinion that rules that disqualify photos on these grounds are not about good photography, but rather a stupid reason to get rid of good photos.
In all my challenges I have tried to do my best to follow the rules and also in this challenge, so I am not reconciled to this conclusion. In fact it did not cross my mind that I was doing something wrong by taking out these two little spots and was very surprised when the photo was disqualified.
Because of this experience I have had and probably many others I would suggest that these rules were changed. It would be nice to have some discussions about this matter.
11/18/2005 12:39:28 PM
Admitted, it's a beautiful picture but after 21 entries, one would expect you'd know the rules.
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11/18/2005 12:12:57 AM
This is a beautiful shot...kudos on a great image...spots or no spots.
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11/17/2005 06:10:07 PM
Regardless, this is still an amazing photo. :)
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11/17/2005 05:58:25 PM
I don't know what you "spot edited" but this is still an amazing picture.
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11/17/2005 05:09:13 PM
Simple, yet effective. Congrats!
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11/17/2005 07:22:18 AM
Thank you everyone for your comments and votes, it's much appreciated.
11/16/2005 03:43:50 PM
I am so happy this won a ribbon. It is such an amazing professional photograph. Congratulations! What an incedible and deserving score!!!

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11/16/2005 03:34:37 PM
Congrats Þorsteinn on a very worthy ribbon. Keep up the good work.
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11/16/2005 12:13:28 PM
Tær flott mynd til hamingju með borðann
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11/16/2005 10:03:22 AM
Congratulations! Oustanding shot - knew this would ribbon.
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11/16/2005 07:24:05 AM
Beautiful!!! Congratulations on your first ribbon.
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11/16/2005 07:10:11 AM
Well done..Congrats..!!
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11/16/2005 06:42:03 AM
Congrads on the ribbon, had this one picked as my favorite.

Message edited by author 2005-11-16 06:42:46.
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11/16/2005 04:10:43 AM
Great shot Þorsteinn! Congrats on your red ribbon!
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11/16/2005 03:38:01 AM
Lovely - Well done on your ribbon!
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11/16/2005 03:27:01 AM
Congratulations. Falleg mynd hjá þér. Átti sannarlega skilið að fá borða.
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11/16/2005 03:08:06 AM
Congratulations. Tær og flott fjallamynd. Hvar er þetta ?
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11/16/2005 01:53:52 AM
I said it once and I'll say it again. beautiful... congrats on the ribbon.
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11/16/2005 01:38:10 AM
Had this one picked to ribbon, and it did! Clean and crisp, nice work. Congrats!
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11/16/2005 01:25:12 AM
Lovely image. Well done and congratulations
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11/16/2005 01:02:56 AM
A knockout of an image good focus, great time and deftly exposure to bathe the viewer with sheer beauty. Congratulations on your RED.
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11/16/2005 12:57:39 AM
Congrats! This was my pic for a ribbon! Well done!
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11/16/2005 12:50:57 AM
Congrats Structor! This is a great capture. I like that this site is global enough that the 3 ribbons came from Romania, Iceland, and Oregon.
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11/16/2005 12:48:12 AM
Congratulations on your Ribbon with this chrystal clear image of a beautiful landscape!
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11/16/2005 12:19:24 AM
This is a great picture, congrats on your first ribbon
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11/16/2005 12:16:53 AM
Great shot and congrats on the ribbon.
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11/16/2005 12:13:40 AM
I told you I need to get out of the flatlands....congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/15/2005 09:52:16 PM
I need to get out of Louisiana more often! 9
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11/15/2005 06:35:31 PM
Nice still waters for the mirror effect. I like it.
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11/15/2005 04:42:14 PM
Excellent-10
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11/15/2005 02:12:12 PM
great reflection
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11/15/2005 01:16:53 PM
Very still and peaceful looking. Perfect reflection.
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11/15/2005 12:26:54 PM
Nice reflection.
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11/15/2005 10:48:54 AM
Very nice. Hope to see you in the top ten
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11/15/2005 07:11:35 AM
WINNER!

A big 10 from me. If this doesn't take the blue then there is no Justice.
Just a perfect Picture.
Best of luck.

Kev
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11/14/2005 11:57:40 AM
beautiful
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11/14/2005 11:01:58 AM
Absolutely stunning!
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11/14/2005 10:23:32 AM
Beautiful.
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11/13/2005 01:38:31 PM
this is very cool. one of my favorites in this challenge.
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11/13/2005 01:35:42 PM
ribbon
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11/13/2005 01:24:05 AM
Very nice! 10
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11/12/2005 03:18:43 PM
a beautiful picture-10
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11/12/2005 10:29:39 AM
Nice balance and reflexion.
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11/11/2005 11:10:00 PM
nice reflection
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11/11/2005 05:50:53 PM
Beautiful shot
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11/11/2005 03:57:17 PM
brilliant! 10
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11/11/2005 01:01:43 PM
Very clean and attractive. Less is more?
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11/11/2005 09:18:36 AM
Rich colors, strong contrast, great reflection. Good job!
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11/11/2005 06:07:17 AM
Nailed! 9.
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11/10/2005 10:39:09 PM
Very interesting composition. Breaks the rules -- and works!
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11/10/2005 05:19:57 PM
Super reflection. Nice composition and palette.
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11/10/2005 05:19:17 PM
Clean & cold both in composition and tones.
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11/10/2005 04:28:22 PM
Gasp! I just cant think of anything to say about this, except that as far as my tastes are concerned, it is absolutely the perfect photo on ever level. 10
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11/10/2005 01:37:51 PM
Very nice shot, has to be my favorite. I love reflections
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11/09/2005 11:53:28 PM
Wow! I love it
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11/09/2005 09:00:16 PM
What an amazing capture it is so beautiful and out of this world looking, I really love it and am sure I will see this one on the first page. Great colours great crop what more can I say. 10
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11/09/2005 08:08:29 PM
A very good reflection. the color balance between the blues and the warm color on the mountain works wery well.
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11/09/2005 07:26:21 PM
Simply stunning.
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11/09/2005 04:47:46 PM
postcard beautiful!
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11/09/2005 02:47:06 PM
Lovely reflections and symmetry.
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11/09/2005 02:42:02 PM
wow...this is beautiful. i love how you captured this image. its simple yet powerful. good job!
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11/09/2005 12:10:43 PM
great clarity and symmetry...really nice one
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11/09/2005 08:09:27 AM
immaculate!!! 10
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11/09/2005 05:52:48 AM
what to say :-) 10
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11/09/2005 03:21:14 AM
Clean simple elegant photo
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11/09/2005 12:35:35 AM
This is amazing, outstanding colorsand detail. 10
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11/09/2005 12:21:07 AM
awesome. 9
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