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The Fortress
The Fortress
Damian


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Poland
Date: Jul 15, 2005
Aperture: 8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jan 8, 2006

Taken in Poland, this castle is part of the defensive castles which used to guard Poland's old borders. The castles are called the Eagle's Nests.

Statistics
Place: 60 out of 833
Avg (all users): 6.6247
Avg (commenters): 7.5769
Avg (participants): 6.5879
Avg (non-participants): 6.8000
Views since voting: 1675
Views during voting: 684
Votes: 461
Comments: 32
Favorites: 8 (view)


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07/14/2006 11:44:50 PM
beautiful colors!!! great shot!
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02/10/2006 01:10:09 PM
Sooo...pretty much I have no idea how I outscored you. This is friggin' amazing, man. DPC is wrong.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 11:45:37 AM
love it - very moody - great colors - great job :)
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01/29/2006 06:17:34 AM
Lovely sky. I like how the smooth clouds clash with the detoriated stone ruins of the castle. The plant on the far right is slightly distracting though. Good timing for the right light conditions! 10.
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01/26/2006 10:12:45 PM
Nice, very reminiscent of BobsterLobster's castle from last year. A little curved from the wide angle but quite nice...
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01/26/2006 09:23:20 PM
This is just mesmerizing. (9) The tree limbs in lower right I would have cloned out.
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01/26/2006 04:50:22 PM
nice pix, color nice, b&w need help, great texture, nice light, great dof, nice lines, great comp, overall post card quality
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01/26/2006 07:48:00 AM
What a sky, what an image, so, so, powerful.....
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01/23/2006 02:45:58 PM
Lurid!
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01/20/2006 10:42:01 PM
im becoming overwhelmed with the number of stunning landscapes in this challenge.....fantastic shot. 10
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01/20/2006 07:27:16 PM
Very nice contrast! Maybe overdone on the orange slightly but I still like the shot overall.
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01/20/2006 06:38:57 PM
nice sharp details - love the sky color
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01/20/2006 06:22:40 PM
Could be me but appears to be some lens distortion here. Really like the colors and the scene.
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01/20/2006 05:18:37 PM
This is a dramatic image which conveys a couple different notions of strength to me. The violent but transient strength of a storm. The more permanent but passive strength of a structure. And the neat part, what will happen when the unstoppable force meets the immovable object? I love that the structure and the storm seem to be leaning towards each other. Great photo. Among my top picks.
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01/20/2006 10:46:34 AM
10 from me...good luck!
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01/20/2006 08:52:57 AM
Stunning
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01/20/2006 07:08:33 AM
They should conserve this greate building. The sky is a bit too filtered for my taste. The clouds gives it a murky atmosphere and the castle is just making this picture.
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01/20/2006 02:15:11 AM
great clouds, i wish the fortress was a little more distinct, but then you would have lost the sky, don't you hate when that happens. i like how it gives the feeling of wrapping
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01/19/2006 05:37:20 PM
freaking WOW ! ! ! adding to my faves 10
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01/19/2006 05:34:50 PM
Way cool. That's a pretty wide angle.
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01/19/2006 08:56:26 AM
Looks so ancient (which it is). Great colors. Reminds me of Bobster Lobster

Nice entry...-8-
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01/18/2006 06:58:35 PM
way over processed look
01/17/2006 04:56:31 PM
Love the color variations in the sky. Bush to the right is just a slight distraction.
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01/17/2006 10:10:22 AM
love the mood of this photo... 8
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01/17/2006 09:09:27 AM
Gargamel swore he would have revenge on those Smurfs for burning down his castle!

Wow such a great shot! The way the clouds are rolling in and the desolation that appears in the castles face.
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01/17/2006 09:01:11 AM
Cool image, but too orange for my taste. It also seems that the camera was leaning towards the right when the image was taken: all the vertical lines in the ruin lean to the right. Those branches popping up into the sky on the right edge are also a distraction.
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01/17/2006 01:51:13 AM
Beautiful sky and foreground elements.
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01/16/2006 09:19:01 PM
Awsome!
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01/16/2006 05:24:42 PM
Such vivid colors, excellent timing with the clouds.
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01/16/2006 03:31:01 PM
Straight out of a fantasy story! What an amazing backdrop for the fortress!
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01/16/2006 12:21:20 PM
Damian ?
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01/16/2006 11:23:00 AM
Very appealing. Do wish that ruin was not so tilted, but can't change that! LOL...Still a (9) for me.
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