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Being and Nothingness
2nd PlaceBeing and Nothingness
alfresco


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Image without Subject (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: Silver Mountain, MI
Date: Aug 27, 2006
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Emotive, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Aug 27, 2006

Thank you everyone! Happy happy joy joy. The ribbon should be shared with all DoF Llamas, I probably wouldn't have entered had it not been for them.

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For photo I stacked:
Circular Polarizer
Graduated ND filter
duotone sunset(ish) filter

PP (probably not in exact order):
open
rotate
crop
resize
NI
SS
levels
save for web

Some more info in this thread

--- Pre-challenge info below ---
#201

Being and Nothingness, by Jean-Paul Sartre
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I hauled my extremely large polish bottom to the top of Silver Mountain, I was looking for a good sunset to photo. When I got to the top it was obvious west was not a photographic option. So I followed the North Country Trail until westish became an option. Luckily it wasn't too far, unluckily it was down. Unlucky, that is, because I had to go back up to get back down to the car. And it was hot. Sweat like a polack hot.

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Cleaning tip of the day (courtesy TIPical Mary Ellen:

Dust silk flowers by placing them in a laundry bag and tossing the bag into the clothes dryer on the no-heat cycle.


Statistics
Place: 2 out of 241
Avg (all users): 6.8563
Avg (commenters): 8.3043
Avg (participants): 6.6364
Avg (non-participants): 7.1250
Views since voting: 17335
Views during voting: 334
Votes: 160
Comments: 90
Favorites: 49 (view)


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05/18/2007 07:49:28 PM
love the shot. love the title. love sarte.
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03/06/2007 08:13:47 AM
hahahahaha. you did the dance of joy! "happy happy joy joy!" someone watched sitcoms in the 80s!
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11/15/2006 09:59:18 PM
Hey JP
Had to check out your photos after Vegas. hope you had a good trip back to the UP.

Tommy
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11/04/2006 01:26:32 AM
Beautiful image with beautiful tone colors!!!
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10/13/2006 10:03:33 AM
I already told you I was in love with this one, right? This is what I'm talking about - your reality is so much better than mine.
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09/13/2006 03:28:42 PM
What a wonderful scene. I always like when users include the pre-post processing photo. Great Work.
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09/10/2006 10:32:36 PM
congrats! this is fabulous!
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09/10/2006 12:09:24 AM
Great shot! Love the color. I just upgraded to the D80 recently and was thinking of buying the 12-24 Tokina... Think you just helped with my decision! :)
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09/09/2006 03:24:15 PM
Awesome. The sky and grass blend well.
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09/08/2006 10:07:03 AM
an intesly beautiful image, truely fitting of the ribbon.
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09/06/2006 09:16:38 PM
Such a beautiful shot, great job!
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09/06/2006 01:32:26 AM
An enduring image with great visual play between sky and earth. Congratulations on your RED.
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09/05/2006 10:11:02 PM
beautiful use of colour and space..well done and congrats!
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09/05/2006 08:48:18 PM
Congrats JP!
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09/05/2006 03:17:39 PM
WTG go, JP! Great shot! Big huge congrats on your Ribbon!!!
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09/05/2006 09:36:36 AM
Wow! Excellent work! Very nice effect on the sky! Nice work.
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09/05/2006 03:36:09 AM
This has to be one of the best nature shots I have seen. One day I will take such a photograph... :(
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09/05/2006 01:59:15 AM
Fantastic composition, light and colors. Congrats.
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09/05/2006 12:34:58 AM
Hey ya mister...

Gorgeous shot.. obviously worth the hard work and sweat it took to achieve ;) .. A moment to cherish as well i'd assume.. its very peaceful feeling.

:) Congratulations on your ribbon... again beautiful :)
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09/05/2006 12:11:22 AM
Wow, what a fabulous shot...the color and tones are just wondeful.

Congrats man !

Message edited by author 2006-09-05 00:12:19.
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09/04/2006 10:48:23 PM
This is a beautiful photo JP. I love the warm rich tones. I gave this an 8. Congratulations on your ribbon!
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09/04/2006 09:13:34 PM
YAHOO JP!! Congrats on the red :)

And thanks for the cleaning tip ;) I'll have to remember it next time I want to clean my silk flowers :P
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09/04/2006 03:57:38 PM
Congrats on your red ribbon, beautiful shot!
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09/04/2006 03:04:48 PM
WAY TO GO JP! Forward Llamas!
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09/04/2006 01:02:53 PM
Congrats Mr. Fresco :D
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09/04/2006 12:29:00 PM
this was my favorite of the challenge. splendid color work! and based on your photographer's comments, you definitely earned this one! congratulations.
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09/04/2006 11:51:34 AM
I didn't get a chance to view this challenge, but I'm so glad I got to see this on the front page becuase it is an extremely beautiful image wothy of it's ribbon. Congratulations JP!

~Off to dust the silk flowers now~ ;-)
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09/04/2006 11:25:25 AM
I hate to say it, but this shot didn't deserve the score it got. 6.856 come on man. It deserved alot higher, great photo, great colors, great comp. I would have voted this a 10! Good job on the red, but I think It should have had a higher score...
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09/04/2006 10:07:18 AM
Congrats on the red, fantastic shot, love the colours!
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09/04/2006 08:44:13 AM
Whoo-hoo! Congratulations JP!
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09/04/2006 08:32:17 AM
Congratulations. This is beautiful. The sky is stunning.
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09/04/2006 07:51:00 AM
Congratulations! Well deserved.
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09/04/2006 07:33:15 AM
Way to go JP! Great to see you on the front page! :D
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09/04/2006 06:53:19 AM
Fantastic shot. Congratulations on the RED!
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09/04/2006 05:51:15 AM
Very beautiful, huge congrats on the red.
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09/04/2006 05:02:13 AM
wow love this one. Great processing too! congrats on the ribbon
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09/04/2006 03:58:07 AM
Great job, JP. Congratulations!
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09/04/2006 03:37:36 AM
Fantastic! Really pleased to see this come in the ribbons :)
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09/04/2006 03:37:09 AM
Sweet man...congrats.
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09/04/2006 02:37:07 AM
congratulations man!!! excellent
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09/04/2006 01:48:26 AM
Dude, congrats on the blue!!

Uh...make that red...

Message edited by author 2006-09-06 02:57:08.
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09/04/2006 12:56:44 AM
Very Nice Brotha'! Congrats!

Message edited by author 2006-09-04 15:06:36.
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09/04/2006 12:47:04 AM
Wow! This is so incredibly beautiful! Congratulations!!! It is flawless!
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09/04/2006 12:31:26 AM
WOW - Congrats JP!!
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09/04/2006 12:29:01 AM
Congrats on your Red. This was a difficult challenge.
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09/04/2006 12:17:15 AM
this is just gorgeous, JP...comgrats on the ribbon!
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09/04/2006 12:16:59 AM
Congrats JP!!!!! this is an amazing image!!!!
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09/04/2006 12:15:27 AM
Beautiful picture, dramatic colours, an awesome sky... really well done, congratulations.
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09/04/2006 12:14:07 AM
Dude! Awesome shot. Congrats on the ribbon!!
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09/04/2006 12:13:05 AM
I'm glad this one did well. One of my favorites of the challenge.
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09/04/2006 12:13:04 AM
I didn't vote on this challenge, didn't even look at these, but I wish I had. Most people would have moved the wood. Too bad for them. You picked the perfect spot at usual. You really need to lend me some of your patience. Excellent image, excellent timing, excellent editing, excellent eye...is that enough? ;) Excellent title too, by the way. :)

Message edited by author 2006-09-04 00:13:33.
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09/04/2006 12:11:06 AM
Wow! You ought to be on cloud 9 right about now. Enjoy the high!
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09/04/2006 12:10:43 AM
congrats on the ribbon jp...well done
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09/04/2006 12:10:41 AM
LLAMA LLAMA RIBBON LLAMA!!!!!
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09/04/2006 12:10:38 AM
HONEY PIE!!! WOO HOO - one of my favs. You did gooooood.
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09/04/2006 12:10:30 AM
Gorgeous, love the treatment. Congrats on the red!
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09/04/2006 12:10:21 AM
Beautiful shot Jp!! COngrats!!

love the Sartre reference...
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09/04/2006 12:10:10 AM
go llama go!!

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09/04/2006 12:09:31 AM
WTG JP!!! What a fantastic shot. Congrats on your well-deserved ribbon! :-)
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09/04/2006 12:08:29 AM
Woo hoo dood! ;)
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09/04/2006 12:08:26 AM
JP, you dog you! Great shot, man! Grats on the RED!!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/03/2006 11:52:11 PM
Lovely. Really nice colours, great title.
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09/03/2006 06:14:11 PM
one of my favorites this challenge - colors are amazing
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09/03/2006 12:32:19 PM
Hope to see this ribbon. About the most unnatural looking landscape I've seen short of IR, but still pleasing to look at.
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09/02/2006 08:49:06 PM
Cool...this like something I took onetime (not at band camp) using a piece of glass from a welders mask. I like it...good job!
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09/02/2006 03:26:11 PM
Great sky, i love the colour of the grass too.
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09/02/2006 12:25:43 AM
Great worl and tones!10
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08/31/2006 11:03:49 PM
Awesome, into my favs. Love everything about this, the color composition, EVERYTHING! Did you use a graduated ND filter on this? Looks amazing! 10 from me.
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08/31/2006 08:49:47 PM
Beautiful landscape, and I like the vertical orientation, but I'm not so crazy about the colored filter.
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08/30/2006 05:53:25 PM
i love how you achieved a very wide angle but maintating a horizontal straight horizon...
great colors and tone.. matches perfectly with the challenge.. great job.. 10
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08/30/2006 03:15:50 PM
stunning
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08/30/2006 08:04:12 AM
Great landscape. the colors an dlighting give it a funky moody feeling. Bumping up.
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08/30/2006 05:52:53 AM
great sky - great shot
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08/29/2006 11:18:05 PM
This is beautiful work and titled most appropriately for this challenge.
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08/29/2006 02:53:05 PM
This is a very soothing image. Not sure I'm fond of the colorcast, but it's clean, sharp, and well exposed. Good use of foreground and middleground focal points. Best of luck to you in the challenge.
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08/29/2006 07:28:17 AM
Perfect
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08/29/2006 06:53:53 AM
beautiful tones...but is the stick not a subject? and it's a shame the horizon chops the image in two
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08/28/2006 11:16:52 PM
The lighting is very cool and the tobacco filter(?) creates a nice look. I'm not sure about the through the middle framing though, a vertical element tying the two together might help. But that's just my opinion on an overall very good photograph. Good luck!
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08/28/2006 06:41:18 PM
Wow, I am speechless. Love the coloring, love the light.
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08/28/2006 03:06:40 PM
Beautiful image. My favorite so far!
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08/28/2006 01:49:10 PM
I think this is incredible! Well done!
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08/28/2006 11:28:49 AM
Subject-ful (the spot-lit foreground with branch) or subjectless. Or several subjects, therefore none. You overpower my dilemma with a simply lovely photo. 1 of my 4 top picks. 9.
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08/28/2006 09:50:46 AM
Great shot. Fits the challenge well, as all the points in the image draw your attention equally, allowing your eye to go all around the photo.
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08/28/2006 07:53:12 AM
I love this image.
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08/28/2006 07:47:34 AM
did you use a split filter on this?
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08/28/2006 06:39:16 AM
Excellent colour and composition.
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08/28/2006 03:23:18 AM
Beutiful picture/colours.

Message edited by author 2006-09-04 04:11:32.
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08/28/2006 02:22:09 AM
Oh this is definately my fave 10
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08/28/2006 12:56:21 AM
superb colour and edit...well done...wide angle is perfect for this and gives a great perspective...
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08/28/2006 12:20:55 AM
Love the leading line of the old downed branch. Nice warm tones too. 8
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