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Whistling Rocks
Whistling Rocks
Arancha


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study XII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: El Torcal, Antequera, Spain
Date: Aug 26, 2006
Aperture: 22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Aug 24, 2006

Picture taken at El Torcal Natural Park, Antequera, Spain. A wonderful place where the wind running through the rocks creates melodious songs.

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Cloning sensor dust
Dodging the foreground
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Between the foreground rocks and the background mountains there is a valley. Background mountains was getting all the sunset light, which by the way was gorgeus; while foreground rocks was not getting any because of the huge rock wall at my back. Light was amazing, and sky was deep blue ...

About the composition, clouds formations were wonderful, and foreground rocks had a great detail ... I didn't want to sacrifice one for the other ... and I liked how the combination was directing the gaze towards the background mountains.

Thank you for all the comments :)

Statistics
Place: 119 out of 684
Avg (all users): 6.1290
Avg (commenters): 7.1176
Avg (participants): 6.1250
Avg (non-participants): 6.1458
Views since voting: 918
Views during voting: 341
Votes: 248
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2006 11:44:53 PM
Very dramatic composition and rich color tones make this very interesting. I also like how the distant mountains are kind of hidden away, like a secret waiting to be discovered. Well done!
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09/07/2006 11:38:46 PM
wow, what beautiful rocks!!!! love the colors! 10
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09/07/2006 12:44:19 PM
Great contrast and detail. The color may have been pushed a bit too far on saturation IMO. This would have been a good shot for the subjectless challenge. ;^) One last point is that compositionally, the horizon is too much on center I think. All of the above is JMO of course. Good luck in the challenge.
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09/07/2006 12:36:51 PM
Love the detail of the rocks in the foreground and the wonderful colours from the ones in the background. The sky is vivid and there seems to be motion from the clouds. Everything in this shot just comes together so well. Bumping up!
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09/07/2006 12:35:33 AM
Nice Sky, Good Coloration, compostion and clarity
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09/04/2006 07:30:30 AM
Wow, great detail and contrast on this one. I am loving the colors and composition of this one.
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09/04/2006 04:24:42 AM
ok you've got me. probabley like many more. are the hills in the back ground edited?
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09/04/2006 12:19:37 AM
-A little too sharp in my opinion
-Beautiful colors
-Great sky
-Score: 7
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09/03/2006 07:18:35 PM
Very cool colours! 8
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09/03/2006 01:31:43 AM
One of two things here:
1) This saturation and contrast was done intentionally, or
2) The monitor you edited this on was way off (laptop?)

This is a spectacular view/landscape and amazing sky - Well done on the composition! Can I pretty please edit the original?????
The post-processing hurts this submission in my opinion. (6)
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09/02/2006 08:30:12 PM
is this hdr? i love it!
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09/02/2006 07:59:02 PM
Fantastice scenery, but way oversaturated and/or "overcontrasted" to my taste.
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09/02/2006 04:38:49 PM
great processing. maybe a tad oversharpend or cantrasty but it sure does "pop". 7
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09/02/2006 04:30:30 AM
Wow, It looks so beautiful. I think it needs a better composition but the look of the photo is so good.
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09/01/2006 03:23:19 PM
Very nice composition but oversharpened and oversaturated.
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09/01/2006 01:02:26 PM
Sorry but it looks over processed. Otherwise it would have been a very good picture.
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09/01/2006 12:16:38 PM
The rule of thirds would be well applied here to remove some of the sky and move the horizon off the center of the picture.
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09/01/2006 10:55:33 AM
the detail in texture here is amazing! 10!
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09/01/2006 10:23:11 AM
what an incredible place! awesome capture of what looks like an alien landscape...
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09/01/2006 04:39:41 AM
Perhaps a bit too saturated for some people, but I personally love that about this shot.
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09/01/2006 03:05:26 AM
Great detail.
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