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Greetings from Cache Valley!
dsidwell


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Challenge: Postcard II (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony DSC-F828
Location: Cache Valley Utah, of course.
Date: Nov 18, 2006
Aperture: f 8.0
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Nov 19, 2006

Another shot of the Wellsville mountains! Thanks Steve for going on a photo trek with me!

PP: Put sky and ground each on its own layer and worked them individually. Lots of noise in this one, so I used NeatImage and gaussian blur. (I still can't figure out how to get sharp clouds in low light with so much noise--hey I know, I'll buy new camera! The Canon 30D looks pretty tasty...)

I dodged the highlights on the mountains and burned some of the clouds' shadows, then resized, sharpened, and added text.

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 266
Avg (all users): 6.9769
Avg (commenters): 8.2333
Avg (participants): 6.9000
Avg (non-participants): 7.0566
Views since voting: 1562
Views during voting: 347
Votes: 216
Comments: 38
Favorites: 5 (view)


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12/03/2006 05:44:47 AM
Great shot. Congrats on your high finish!
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11/28/2006 07:17:30 PM
Wow David. Beautiful surroundings, really looks like Iceland. Great picture, so close to 7 uha...
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11/27/2006 11:02:34 PM
Another one of my favs and I would have bet on a ribbon for you. Congrats on your high placement.
11/27/2006 04:22:07 PM
Great shot David! Beautiful Postcard and makes me want to go back to Utah.
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11/27/2006 12:43:40 PM
:) So this was your shot, I am so glad it did well.
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11/27/2006 09:54:08 AM
Dramatic and beautiful, well done David!
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11/27/2006 07:31:58 AM
Absolutely stunning! This photo takes my breath away!

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11/27/2006 12:44:11 AM
Well done, so close to an overall 7, as perfect as it gets!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/26/2006 06:57:15 PM
Gorgeous. Sophisticated feel.
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11/26/2006 06:35:58 PM
I love this shot.
9
The lighting tht you have captured is fantastic

Kev
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11/26/2006 04:45:09 PM
This is truly a wonderful postcard, one of the best in this challenge. Gave it 9 a few days ago, I think I am bumping to 10.
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11/26/2006 04:26:31 PM
Beautiful, lovely soft colours works very well.
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11/26/2006 05:37:23 AM
Nice reflection - good work. 8
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11/25/2006 05:05:23 PM
Very dramatic colors, and a really nice reflection considering how dark it is!
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11/25/2006 06:38:10 AM
What a perfect postcard! The text is very tasteful. The image is nothing short of stunning. Must have been a completely windless day to get that amazing reflection. Very nice job.
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11/25/2006 03:34:14 AM
sweet contrast
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11/24/2006 11:05:11 PM
Beautiful mountains, lights in clouds, refection. Feels like a postcard, very nice.
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11/23/2006 08:55:52 PM
There is so much awe value here. Simply breathtaking! 10
An almost certain ribbon winner.
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11/23/2006 08:10:53 AM
Beautiful; very rich but a tad dark in values for my taste.
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11/23/2006 03:37:36 AM
A very powerful image here.....
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11/22/2006 04:34:15 PM
arrghhh.. I keep voting on an image and saying "one of my favourites" then 5 images later another great shot comes along...

one of my favourites.. :-) 10
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11/22/2006 12:17:13 PM
Great image! I'd buy this postcard! <10>
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11/21/2006 09:08:50 PM
amazing photo - excellent font, and perfect composition
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11/21/2006 09:49:57 AM
Wow, wow, wow! That light is awesome and so is your photograph. Beautifully composed. This is a great postcard, but this reminds much more of the prints/posters that they sell next to the postcards in the tourist traps. Well done, 9!
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11/21/2006 08:17:42 AM
9
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11/20/2006 07:32:39 PM
Clean, crisp and sharp, very good postcard composition
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11/20/2006 05:55:18 PM
Like the landscape, time of day taken and the flat water. Though this does not work well for postcards, this image might be better as a B&W. It looks a little dark so I'd recomment some dodging to bring out more of that great detail in the reflections in the water. Very nice otherwise.
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11/20/2006 05:25:01 PM
very nice. I like the lone break of yellow light.
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11/20/2006 02:56:10 PM
Lovely shot, lovely light and mountain tops.
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11/20/2006 12:03:50 PM
This is a nice break from the nice blue-sky pics. Border and font chosen match the picture well.
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11/20/2006 11:24:19 AM
Beautiful capture - well done! *9*
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11/20/2006 10:37:42 AM
Great photo and well done for using subtle text so you don't ruin it :)
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11/20/2006 04:47:37 AM
awesome...hope you do well with this...the colours and textures are superb...love the light 9
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11/20/2006 03:11:41 AM
Beautiful :)
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11/20/2006 12:50:18 AM
wow, this image is very powerful and moving...emotive as well, even thoug it's a landscape. good job.
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11/20/2006 12:45:09 AM
VERY nice, and VERY nicely not overdone! The detail is really nice in the sky without being over the top. And I really like that it isn't over saturated. The one thing I might fix is moving the text over to the left to balance it out, although I'm not judging on that. 10 for a great photo, and a refreshingly not overdone photo!
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11/20/2006 12:30:24 AM
Lovely. Looks JUST like a postcard. I like the font and placement of the text.
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11/20/2006 12:24:04 AM
Great picture!!! I am not sure it makes a great postcard though, it is a bit scary and may actually disuade people from visiting the place.
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