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The Bells
The Bells
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Challenge: Free Study XII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Maroon Bells
Date: Aug 11, 2006
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Aug 14, 2006

The most commonly photographed peaks in all of North America. The Maroon Bells, near Aspen, Colorado.

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Thank you all for your wonderful comments.

To address a couple points about the centered composition. Sometimes in landscape photography, compositional choices are limited. I could have swung to the left or right a bit, but the Bells would have always been "centered" . That's the landscape. Nature photography isn't as much about following "rules" as it is about showing a scene faithfully. There's a very necessary distinction that needs to be made when judging images...a portrait is different than a studio shot is different than a macro is different than a landscape. Context is important, and different "rules" apply to each.

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 684
Avg (all users): 6.9113
Avg (commenters): 7.7632
Avg (participants): 6.9146
Avg (non-participants): 6.8980
Views since voting: 2158
Views during voting: 382
Votes: 248
Comments: 45
Favorites: 10 (view)


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09/10/2006 11:57:15 PM
A winner in its own right. Simply breathtaking. Congratulations on your top twenty finish.

Message edited by author 2006-09-11 00:46:28.
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09/08/2006 04:55:07 PM
Congratulations on your top 20 finish. Wonderful capture!
I agree with Sandy it is underrated.
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09/08/2006 12:13:03 AM
Jeeeez. . .this is so underrated. You can't get any better photography than this! But to finish this strong in a challenge like this is still incredibly impressive!!!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2006 09:00:26 PM
Beautiful shot! Print worthy!
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09/07/2006 08:05:50 PM
view to kill
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09/07/2006 07:40:15 PM
Beautiful shot. Very crisp reflection.
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09/07/2006 04:56:51 PM
Wonderful reflection. The water almost looks like glass.
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09/07/2006 02:40:31 PM
Nice sharp photo. Great use of the reflection. Beautifully composed.
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09/06/2006 01:23:53 PM
great reflection picture, well done.
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09/06/2006 07:58:12 AM
Great photo -
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09/05/2006 02:30:04 PM
Very beautiful photograph in a very difficult lighting situation. The Maroon Bells are always stunning and you did a great job on improving upon that.
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09/05/2006 01:30:15 PM
Valley looks a bit to dark.
09/05/2006 10:59:20 AM
Absolutely SPECTACULAR!!!!!! This is a flawless, stunning photo that is material for one of those high priced coffee table books! Not to mentioned it should be a framed print showcasing Colorado's beauty selling everywhere! No brainer 10! :)
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09/05/2006 09:42:27 AM
Classic landscape done to perfection as only you can Mr H ;) This is sure to be a top ranked entry. You can almost hear a pin drop in this beautifully portrayed scene.
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09/04/2006 10:11:16 AM
Ooow wow... Can I go there. Beautiful serene scenery.
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09/04/2006 06:18:52 AM
-This goes without saying..but.. SUPER REFLECTION!!
-Great colors
-Love the stillness
-Very peaceful lighting
-Score: 8
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09/03/2006 06:37:10 PM
this is excellent... i would write more, but thats the best thing to say!! good job!
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09/03/2006 02:55:19 PM
I love landscapes like this with mirror water surfaces! Very, very pretty.
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09/03/2006 12:09:45 PM
Stunning! 10
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09/03/2006 10:56:11 AM
Nice color in the reflection!
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09/02/2006 11:13:04 PM
Absolutelly Breath Taking! Congratulaations on a great capture!
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09/02/2006 10:08:57 PM
awesome reflection of those beautiful mountains!
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09/02/2006 05:23:10 PM
Nice capture. I really like the color of the sky in the water reflection.
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09/02/2006 04:19:19 PM
Nice reflection.
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09/02/2006 02:53:23 PM
Great reflection shot.
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09/02/2006 12:22:08 PM
One word... WOW
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09/02/2006 11:46:05 AM
Oh this is gorgeous
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09/02/2006 09:43:05 AM
way to deal with the contrasts here, great job-9-
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09/02/2006 08:17:32 AM
Lovely glacial valley there. The geometry of the reflection vs the actual is pleasant.
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09/02/2006 04:26:08 AM
Stunning picture. Great timing on the time of day for the shot. Awesome reflections, nice solid composition. Good exposure. Nice job!
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09/01/2006 11:32:16 PM
Puts me in mind of Lake Louise, only way prettier than I've ever seen it.

Gorgeous. Great use of reflection.
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09/01/2006 09:49:12 PM
Nice reflection. Beautiful blue skies. Nice and sharp.
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09/01/2006 08:57:26 PM
Gorgeous. Composition and color is perfect.
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09/01/2006 08:12:52 PM
YOu could not have ended up with a better scene. That glass water is fantastic.
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09/01/2006 07:59:53 PM
I like the reflection and how the light shines on the distant mountain tops, the balance of the exposure.
What I don't like is that it looks very centered.
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09/01/2006 06:03:41 PM
Brilliant idea and well shot, but the composition is far too centered. I would have gone more to the side of the lake or turned the camera a little to one side.
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09/01/2006 03:08:23 PM
Superb image!
The deep, rich tones and absolute still portrayed here are first-rate.
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09/01/2006 10:43:02 AM
fantastic reflections. and great colors too. 8
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09/01/2006 08:02:05 AM
Very nice refelction. good contrasting colors as well. Great job.
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09/01/2006 06:51:05 AM
Wow ! Very nice !
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09/01/2006 05:38:39 AM
beautiful
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09/01/2006 05:07:43 AM
beautiful
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09/01/2006 02:15:15 AM
a stunning crystal clear image...wow...a postcard
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09/01/2006 12:47:21 AM
Just....wow. Great shot! Love the clarity, the stillness of the water and the color contrast. Excellent. 10
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09/01/2006 12:11:47 AM
This looks familiar...beautiful reflection.
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