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Valley Mist, Morning Light
1st PlaceValley Mist, Morning Light
Falc


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Morning (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Mam Tor, UK
Date: Oct 13, 2006
Aperture: f20
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/6
Date Uploaded: Oct 13, 2006

Mam Tor in the Peak District National Park UK.

Used 3 Lee filters ND grad 0.3, 0.6 and 0.9 stacked to even up the exposure a little between the sky, the fog and the mountain tops.

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Is a previous yellow ribbon winner from about 300 feet below the same vantage point


Wooohooot!!
I knew from the second I drove down through the mist filled valley that a vantage point from the top of Mam Tor would have this shot nailed. These temperature inversions happen quite regularly in Autumn in the Peak District, and I drive through here every day. Just a case of being there.

Thanks everyone for the very kind comments, they are much appreciated.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 188
Avg (all users): 7.5484
Avg (commenters): 8.7273
Avg (participants): 7.4500
Avg (non-participants): 7.6058
Views since voting: 16378
Views during voting: 498
Votes: 217
Comments: 95
Favorites: 63 (view)


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01/31/2009 11:42:12 PM
What a beautiful scene. It must be a spectacular sight to behold. But I guess since you drive through it every day you're probably used to it's awesomeness.
11/09/2008 10:57:37 PM
I didn't even have to look at the description to know this was in the UK, nowhere else does the landscape look like this.
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10/23/2007 05:54:48 PM
wow...
11/03/2006 08:57:34 AM
Peacful and amazing. Congrats!
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10/28/2006 02:08:57 PM
AWESOME!
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10/27/2006 08:24:02 PM
Great composition, exposure, scene. Congratulations
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10/27/2006 03:57:27 PM
this is beautiful and awesome almost looks unreal

Really a great photo you captured here
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10/26/2006 01:15:41 PM
Congrats on your blue! Beautiful photo!
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10/26/2006 03:00:56 AM
Amazing Keith.
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10/25/2006 04:18:16 PM
Congratulations on your blue with this stunning morning image!
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10/25/2006 03:56:16 PM
Wonderful image, congrats on your ribbon!
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10/25/2006 06:51:54 AM
superb.
congratulations.
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10/24/2006 09:12:00 PM
VERY VERY NICE!! Congratulations on your 1st place!
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10/24/2006 04:56:02 PM
wow again. my pick for the blue really got the blue! congratulations (and for that high score).
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10/24/2006 09:16:55 AM
An amazing shot...what a great venue!
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10/24/2006 06:18:00 AM
amazing shot!
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10/24/2006 12:08:37 AM
holy smokes this planet is so beautiful... thank you for capturing this magnificence...
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10/23/2006 11:09:34 PM
Stunning image Congrats on your ribbon
I love this
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10/23/2006 05:16:49 PM
So dreamy.
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10/23/2006 03:55:41 PM
One of the most stunning photos I've seen on this site.
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10/23/2006 02:09:15 PM
this is top, very top notch. I simply must say.
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10/23/2006 01:04:33 PM
Beautiful job, Falc! Essence of morning! Love the smoke rising into the sun!
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10/23/2006 12:30:43 PM
great shot well deserved
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10/23/2006 09:59:29 AM
Many congrats for an awesome capture!
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10/23/2006 09:53:32 AM
Absolutley beautiful - amazing vantage point and you proved amazing skill.
10/23/2006 09:03:42 AM
ohh yeah ! this one nails it, congratz !
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10/23/2006 08:59:45 AM
Beautiful. Congrats on the ribbon.
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10/23/2006 08:55:41 AM
And thank YOU for having such an out-of-this-world photo for us to feast our eyes on all week in the top spot! This made me gasp the moment I saw it! Mega Congratulations on snagging top honors with this amazing photo!

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10/23/2006 07:45:49 AM
Wow how fortunate to have these beautiful views. I live in Indiana and it is Flat Flat Flat with lots of corn and bean fields LOL. Congrats on your ribbon. Beautiful shot.
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10/23/2006 07:35:53 AM
This is so beautiful!
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10/23/2006 07:33:12 AM
Congrats dude, way to go and a nice way to warm up for the WPL3 season :)
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10/23/2006 07:18:08 AM
I'd never seen the Yellow ribbon shot before, but this one blows it out of the water, so to speak. Worthy Blue ribbon, congratulations.
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10/23/2006 06:39:15 AM
One of my 10's in this challenge.
Congrats, well done.
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10/23/2006 06:15:49 AM
I was right, the UK. Motherland to me. Nice work and glad to see you win blue.
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10/23/2006 04:48:28 AM
Yep, I thought that was your one! Congrats.
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10/23/2006 02:52:39 AM
magnificent scene, congrats on you blue!
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10/23/2006 02:20:03 AM
Very beautiful. Congratulations on the blue.
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10/23/2006 01:22:22 AM
Very beautiful shot, congratulations Keith!
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10/23/2006 01:08:19 AM
oh my god this picture is amazinggggggggg
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10/23/2006 01:00:08 AM
ahhh damn damn damn DAMN this is amazing! well done .. and well deserved!
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10/23/2006 12:56:23 AM
Simply beautiful. Congratulations on your well deserved blue!
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10/23/2006 12:54:17 AM
Congratulations!!!!!!!! I couldn't wait to see which one was yours!!! WELL DONE!!!
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10/23/2006 12:49:48 AM
Outstanding. This is a clear winner!
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10/23/2006 12:48:54 AM
Congrats on the blue! Absolutely stunning photo.
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10/23/2006 12:38:06 AM
Just what I would envisage as a morning picture, superb. well won.
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10/23/2006 12:16:53 AM
Certainly one of the most magical images and worthy of the melody and lyrics to the Beatles, Here comes the Sunshine! Bravo. Congratulations on your Blue on this noteworthy image.
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10/23/2006 12:08:17 AM
This really is stunning. Congratulations on the blue!
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10/23/2006 12:07:14 AM
I just love that little cloud 'tongue'... congrats on the blue...well done...serene, stunning, spectacular, superb...
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10/23/2006 12:05:34 AM
Beautiful, serene, morning.
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10/23/2006 12:05:25 AM
Congrats on another ribbon!
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10/23/2006 12:05:21 AM
woo hoo! I knew you were all over it. Hopefully a 5D preview...
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10/23/2006 12:04:56 AM
So that was yours! Well it deserved the blue. Congrats, man.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/22/2006 11:59:17 PM
perfect 10
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10/22/2006 11:06:14 PM
spectacular - wow!
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10/22/2006 09:52:52 PM
wow! This is something to wake up to. Exellent exposire and nice capture. Good luck!
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10/22/2006 04:16:46 AM
WOW! 10 for me!
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10/22/2006 02:34:57 AM
wow... that's it 10
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10/21/2006 11:01:33 PM
I'm honestly speechless. This is an incredible shot. 10. I'd score 11 if I could.
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10/21/2006 09:01:58 PM
Very nice shot. Composition, focus, lighting, and presentation great.
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10/21/2006 05:35:49 PM
Simply beautiful!
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10/21/2006 05:27:49 PM
Fabulous. Almost looks otherworldly. Back yo bump you up to 9.
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10/21/2006 12:22:02 AM
the color is great...really makes this photo
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10/21/2006 12:07:19 AM
all I have to say is WOW. Maybe...WOWZA. Or Man I REALLY Hope This Ribbons! and I do:D good luck, because this is so awsome.
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10/20/2006 10:26:27 PM
Really beautiful
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10/20/2006 08:00:35 PM
The Valley mist is beatuiful, but the sun looks overprocessed!
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10/20/2006 12:38:45 PM
Wow! 10 from me. Best photo, 1st prize! really really nice.
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10/19/2006 11:38:34 PM
Lovely!!
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10/19/2006 04:39:20 PM
Absolutely breathtaking!
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10/19/2006 01:35:50 PM
What a view - good job on capturing it for us
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10/17/2006 10:19:43 PM
Excellent shot! I'm not keen on the halo around the sun, but I really love everything else about this shot. This must be a really amazing vantage point! - 9
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10/17/2006 01:29:03 PM
Very nice colors. I really like the softness of the whole image.
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10/17/2006 12:21:58 PM
wow!
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10/17/2006 12:01:39 PM
Very dramatic!!!
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10/17/2006 10:26:18 AM
Meets Challenge - 2
Lighting/Processing - 2
Composition - 2
Overall Impression - 2
"WOW" factor - 1
Score: 9
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10/17/2006 07:48:32 AM
Beautiful!
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10/17/2006 02:41:24 AM
Stunning image
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10/16/2006 07:24:38 PM
Wow!
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10/16/2006 06:14:13 PM
Red or Blue.... Beautiful image.
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10/16/2006 05:44:03 PM
A wondrous view - the land up close looks a little too light compared to mid-ground, but it's a nit-pick. A hot air ballon floating above those clouds would wrap this up for sure!

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10/16/2006 05:16:05 PM
Amazing shot. I hope you get a ribbon.
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10/16/2006 03:28:55 PM
Great fog!
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10/16/2006 01:40:51 PM
Incredible vista. The lighting is gorgeous. Love how ethereal the fog or clouds are. Might just be my favorite of the contest. 10
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10/16/2006 01:08:52 PM
juste one word!!! WOW!
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10/16/2006 12:11:36 PM
Zowie! This is stunning. Great colors, great fog. Nicely done.
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10/16/2006 12:05:43 PM
Lovely swathe of countryside there and well worth getting up early for this photo. It rteminds me of somewhere in England or Wales. 10.
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10/16/2006 11:56:06 AM
Beautiful light. Looks like there's a train in the clouds
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10/16/2006 10:28:01 AM
wow!
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10/16/2006 10:20:11 AM
wow.
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10/16/2006 10:17:58 AM
wow, you nailed it. super choice and composition.
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10/16/2006 09:07:12 AM
Mmm...lovely, soft...scenario.
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10/16/2006 03:28:05 AM
10: My first thought was "wow" - this challenge has nots of sunrises but this is one of the best - even if I do feel the sun is a bit bright
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10/16/2006 03:09:31 AM
Stunning, actually breathtaking.....
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10/16/2006 12:26:24 AM
stunning
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10/16/2006 12:23:51 AM
WOW... I'm sure we'll be seeing this on the front page. This is just outstanding. WOW...
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10/16/2006 12:17:54 AM
Holy Crimeny!!!! If there's a god, then he surely made this. What an unbelievable capture. BRAVO - I smell ribbon with this one. 10
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