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The Long and Winding Road
The Long and Winding Road

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Challenge: Beatles Song/Lyrics (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Poway, CA
Date: May 29, 2006
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: May 29, 2006

Probably one of 50 in the challenge with this title...

This is a bit more of meaningful shot to me, as I spent nearly 3 hours hiking up the hillsides behind my house. The top of the hill I was on where I shot this, is a rather healthy climb for anyone.
I felt good to be able to climb it 4 weeks after 2 major heart attacks.

Shot at 200mm focal length and a full crop.

Place: 49 out of 273
Avg (all users): 6.0883
Avg (commenters): 7.4545
Avg (participants): 5.9109
Avg (non-participants): 6.1868
Views since voting: 4108
Views during voting: 408
Votes: 283
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0

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06/15/2006 10:23:46 PM
i'm too tired from thinking about the climb to really enjoy the photo ;-)
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06/13/2006 11:57:15 PM
Its a wonderful shot Brad, very cool.

Congrats on quitting smoking, wish you the best !
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06/10/2006 01:47:09 AM
great shot, Brad...and fits the challenge perfectly.
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06/07/2006 11:40:37 AM
Thanks for all the great comments folks.
This was a long climb up the hill from my house, down in the valley (behind me).
Just noticed this made image #3 in the highest rated with this lens!
06/07/2006 09:26:44 AM
I was hoping to see this finish higher, but congrats nonetheless on the comeback after your health problems. That's a great accomplishment indeed!!
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06/07/2006 01:00:19 AM
Best of the "Long and Winding", top 50 ... cool.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 11:35:44 PM
Beautiful. The way the road cuts the shot is great. Color perfect.
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06/06/2006 10:42:53 AM
I like the image and the angle, the saturation probably a tad over done. Which one of you Utahans shot this?
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06/06/2006 06:17:26 AM
This was a predictable subject for this comp. But this image is one of th better attempts at it IMHO.
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06/05/2006 05:03:34 PM
Nice take on the challenge, but the shot needs something to really make it pop. Perhaps if your sky weren't so bald headed...
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06/05/2006 03:33:56 PM
One of the best representations of the challenge of the whole batch -- nice work!
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06/04/2006 11:58:19 PM
nice snapshot but it seems to lack interest except for the road
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06/04/2006 04:34:23 PM
good presentation of lyrics....8
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06/02/2006 02:46:54 PM
Whilst it's perfectly fitting for the challenge, the main problem this image suffers from is the simple quality of light when you took it. It's clearly country accustomed to intense heat, but that very over-head sun doesn't do anything to really illuminate this landscape - it simply makes it visible. At a later time of day, the more sloping light would cast shadows on those contours that would make the shapes of the landscape more understandable in a photograph - it's a shadows that enable us to determine the shapes of things, and in this light, there are none.
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06/02/2006 05:30:46 AM
great pic, great landscape!
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06/01/2006 03:18:34 AM
My favorite amoung the "winding road" entries. Excellent job!
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05/31/2006 07:58:15 PM
great shot.
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05/31/2006 12:57:03 PM
Great colors, contrast and clarity! Nice shot!
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05/31/2006 05:45:32 AM
NOTE.... I'm looking at the image first and tyrying to guess the title. If I can't guess, I can't give high marks :-(

I always think of a little country rtoad for this song, not a huge dua carriageway

but do like this one
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