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New Mexico Desolation Locked In
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Challenge: Desolation II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Canon
Location: New Mexico
Date: Jun 16, 2006
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jun 16, 2006

Shiprock landmark outsie Shiprock New Mexico.
Resize, crop, contrast, sharp, levels, desat with channels, convert back to RGB, cloned out an old beer can.



Thanks so much, every comment was nice!! A great present. I took this on the way to my youngest daughters wedding in Salt Lake City Utah and just got home in San Antonio after a 1400 mile two day drive to see it did well. Now to finds the original and get it in. The last two days it was mainly mountains and wilderness so couldn't get to a computer.

Again many thanks to ya'll!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 197
Avg (all users): 7.4279
Avg (commenters): 8.7059
Avg (participants): 7.2921
Avg (non-participants): 7.5357
Views since voting: 14010
Views during voting: 342
Votes: 201
Comments: 72
Favorites: 34 (view)


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12/09/2010 11:10:51 AM
This is an excellent shot and I love the cloud cover in this photo! Totally awesome!
07/01/2006 04:52:22 PM
I was on vacation when this challenge came out and was voted on, but I will tell you that for the first time I feel like the right picture came out in 1st place. This is great! Congratulations.
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06/30/2006 04:36:13 AM
Awesome shot, great tones and excellent composition. Congratulations on your well deserved blue!
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06/29/2006 10:56:01 PM
congrats on the blue!!! well done, well done indeed :)
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06/29/2006 04:25:43 AM
I agree that alittle more contrast could give it the 'wow' factor, not thats it a bad shot in any regards now, obviously!
:P

Really well done.
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06/29/2006 03:43:55 AM
fantastic. maybe a little more contrast would make it even better in my opinion.

congratz
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06/28/2006 11:03:59 AM
Looks like the work of the great Ansel Adams/ Edward Weston. Great pic
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06/28/2006 07:30:21 AM
Outstanding shot, Don! I love the tones here, and the hint of shiprock is so well used here. Super, super work!
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06/27/2006 09:29:52 PM
Congratulations on your Blue with this outstanding dipiction of desolation!
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06/27/2006 06:26:16 AM
Hi Don,

I have been thru Shiprock MANY times and I must say that you have, indeed, captured the feelings of sheer beauty yet utter desolation that go with this place.
Congrats on the BLUE!
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06/26/2006 10:02:40 PM
WOW!!!! WOW!!!. What a great welcome home after a 1400 miles drive the last two days. Now I need to get the validation pic in pretty quick, sure glad I didn't break down and not have a chance to do. Took this on the way to Salt lake City for my youngest daughters wedding and just got home in San Antonio Texas. A supper thanks to everyone and every single comment was nice ... THANKS!
06/26/2006 09:38:14 PM
Wow! Absolutely fantastic entry. Congrats!
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06/26/2006 07:14:34 PM
Suh-Weet! Way ta go, EWO!
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06/26/2006 02:46:07 PM
Number One Finish ... and look at that average, awesome image Don, congratulations on the blue ribbon. :) :) :) :) Are ya still smilin'?
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06/26/2006 02:04:36 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon! Great shot!
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06/26/2006 11:46:48 AM
Love this shot!!
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06/26/2006 11:26:50 AM
Oh my!
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06/26/2006 08:45:15 AM
Congratulations. Nice image, well deserved win.
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06/26/2006 08:27:39 AM
Congratulations!
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06/26/2006 08:25:22 AM
Holy Cow! You did it. Congratulations. That is fabulous. What a fun way to win a ribbon!!!! Excellent work.
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06/26/2006 08:08:14 AM
Congratulations Don! Awesome photo.
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06/26/2006 07:44:20 AM
Way to go Don! Well deserved.
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06/26/2006 05:01:44 AM
Nice DON! A BLUE! YAHOO!!!
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06/26/2006 02:42:32 AM
Beautiful shot, congrats!
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06/26/2006 02:24:11 AM
Congrats! I didn't vote on this one, but it would've gotten a high rating. Great way to frame the distant peak.
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06/26/2006 02:08:45 AM
Congrats on your blue. Fits the challenge very well.
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06/26/2006 02:03:41 AM
fantastic, congrats
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06/26/2006 01:34:51 AM
Wahooooo! Way to go, Don! This is fantastic to see you take the Blue! I am so proud of you. Can I enjoy some of the glow of greatness by association? Wahooooo!

Becky
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06/26/2006 01:21:21 AM
Congratulations on your well-deserved blue with this fantastic image. Really beautiful composition & editing.
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06/26/2006 01:04:24 AM
Excellent photograph. Congrats on your ribbon!
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06/26/2006 12:54:20 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon Don. You make desolation look so good! :D
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06/26/2006 12:40:22 AM
Woo Hoo!!! You DID IT! CONGRATULATIONS. . .I'm sure this is the first of many!!!

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06/26/2006 12:27:31 AM
Hey Don: congrats on your Blue. This was my favorite for this challenge because it is an image that exhibits great tonal depth despite the limiting factors in converting said images for 640 and then the 150k. You have outdone yourself here. Look forward to seeing more of your work.
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06/26/2006 12:20:15 AM
YES!!! CONGRATS!!
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06/26/2006 12:16:22 AM
Awesome shot! Congrats!!!
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06/26/2006 12:15:37 AM
Congrats! Great pic. Would not want to get stranded out there.
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06/26/2006 12:13:19 AM
Now, THAT's a different take on Shiprock! Congrats on Blue!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/25/2006 11:19:26 PM
nice DOF.
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06/25/2006 10:10:02 PM
Very nice, great tonal range. Love the composition, too.
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06/25/2006 07:21:07 PM
This image projects a strong feeling of desolation. Great composition.
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06/25/2006 05:08:23 PM
My choice for the blue, hands down. Good luck!
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06/25/2006 04:08:19 PM
Very cool shot. The wide dof is exactly what is needed here. Good job!
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06/25/2006 08:27:03 AM
very well chosen subject for this challenge, wow, it just screams desolation! very well done on all aspects.
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06/25/2006 07:53:00 AM
I DONT KNOW IF EVERYONE ESLE FEELS THE WAY I DO , BUT I THINK IT CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF THE CONTEST, GREAT JOB
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06/25/2006 07:14:05 AM
Works well for this challenge.....
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06/25/2006 12:09:05 AM
Like your shot, - detail, depth tone - nice work.
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06/24/2006 11:03:50 AM
beautifully edited. Love the tones.
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06/24/2006 03:28:45 AM
Yup, that looks pretty desolate. I once had a summer job walking barbed wire fences in NM, looking for breaks. A desolate job for sure. Nice entry.
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06/23/2006 08:16:19 PM
Great tonal deliniation and good composition. 8
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06/23/2006 07:02:32 PM
wondered how a bit more contrast might have worked, darker sky and landscape separated by bright horizon
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06/23/2006 05:29:10 PM
wonderful tonality to give this image a desolate feel, good subject and composition
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06/23/2006 06:14:00 AM
Wonderful. 10 from me.
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06/23/2006 01:13:22 AM
ONe of the most striking rock formations in the american SW. Lovely job with your contrast and toning. The texture of the old fence is perfect. And this part of NM is certainly desolate.
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06/23/2006 01:06:34 AM
beautiful
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06/22/2006 10:01:35 PM
I already voted a while ago, now I'm back for commenting. I gave this picture a 10. I think it conveys the meaning well. It's well executed. I love the isolated feel it captures. The sky is very dramatic.
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06/22/2006 09:15:40 PM
Very nice photo without doubt. Not too bad for desolation either.
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06/21/2006 09:14:02 PM
great picture!!!!!!!!!!
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06/21/2006 06:53:36 AM
Nice and moody and great duotone - cant pick any faults and a real fave so far 10
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06/21/2006 12:49:57 AM
Great photo. I can feel the desolation.
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06/20/2006 06:41:26 PM
I love the tones and the contrast.
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06/20/2006 06:20:36 PM
Nice and clear.
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06/20/2006 10:23:14 AM
Superb. One of my top picks.
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06/19/2006 10:16:58 PM
Talk about a photo with the Wow Factor! This is incredible! Perfect for the challenge and "coffee table book" awesome!! Adding it to my favorites! 10
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06/19/2006 06:25:28 PM
great shot! The black and white really accentuates the desolation of this area.
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06/19/2006 04:40:24 PM
This is just awesome. Definetely desolation to me.
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06/19/2006 03:20:58 PM
10 from me. This is awesome!
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06/19/2006 12:40:59 PM
Love it... I also like when I take pictures like that, lying on the ground taking the picture upwards :o)Then you see the sky more and things look, hm, just different :o) Just telling you.. Your picture is great..
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06/19/2006 12:34:50 PM
This has a great smooth black and white feel. It is very cool. 10 could be that you have a ribbon winner on your hands?
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06/19/2006 11:01:27 AM
Man, this is almost a great pix.

Advance rules will let you use the dodging and burning tools. If you had done so, you could of made this into a class act image.

Comp excellent, light flat, excellent texture, excellnt dof, excellent movement, blacks and whites really good
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06/19/2006 06:15:38 AM
10, great job. the monochrome works well here.
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06/19/2006 04:28:51 AM
Beautiful. Love the coloring. 9
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06/19/2006 01:11:44 AM
This is REALLY awesome. Love the perspective and the total composition is great. Nice post editing. The sky rocks. Great job. 9
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