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Challenge: Harsh Environments (Expert Editing)
Camera: Casio Exilim EX-Z750
Location: Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Date: Dec 28, 2006
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Dec 28, 2006

Frozen Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Canada

Wanted it to look photojournalistic, but I know people are going to comment about the noise - I ADDED the noise, people.

Convert to B&W, increase contrast, add noise, burning to bring out details in foggy mountains, enhance glow from sun behind mountain, sharpen, straighten, crop.

Place: 46 out of 116
Avg (all users): 5.8874
Avg (commenters): 5.9231
Avg (participants): 5.7619
Avg (non-participants): 5.9371
Views since voting: 631
Views during voting: 369
Votes: 222
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/04/2007 07:44:22 PM
I have a hard time saying anything about this shot as I find it neither good or bad. Usually I like grain in black and white photos but here I think I would have liked it better if it were crispy clean and sharp. Also I don´t really find anything interesting in the frame to stop and gawk at. 5 from me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/04/2007 12:09:43 PM
I love this photo - the contrast and composition are great, but the noise in the sky (maybe intentional?) takes my scoring down some.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/03/2007 10:52:54 PM
The colour of a cold death.
01/03/2007 05:03:42 PM
Looks a lot like Lake Louise in the 1930s. I don't feel the grain adds a whole lot to this, other than making it look like an old grainy image
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2007 09:20:54 AM
Definitely harsh! Makes me cold just looking at it.
12/31/2006 07:05:32 PM
A touch on the grainy side for my taste...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/31/2006 03:00:14 PM
Now that's an impressive sight.
12/30/2006 06:30:22 AM
Nice scene and I like the fogginess of the sky and the grain too. I think the shot overall is too dark in that most of the snow is a mid-tone grey. I imagine that's because lightening the whole image would cause blowout in the sunlit area of the sky but I think some selective adjustments to bring more white in would help.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2006 10:17:45 PM
Very cool. Even though it looks like a basic snapshot with no use of expert editing...I still like it. Fits challenge well. I like the noise. I don't vote in challenges I've entered, or rarely do so - if I were voting this time around, I'd give your photo a 10.
12/29/2006 03:34:22 PM
kinda flat lighting...
12/29/2006 02:07:23 PM
Happy New Year! - 8
12/29/2006 12:01:16 PM
This is a great landscape, but the noise is a bit overpowering.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2006 05:00:35 AM
Nice - but a bit too much noise
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2006 02:55:37 AM
love the grain - keep entering it - we'll teach them to love it yet!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2006 12:48:32 AM
Oh yeah. ..this is the best harsh environment photo I've seen yet! Beautifully done. And yet. . .that harsh environment is still so beautiful!
12/29/2006 12:33:06 AM
amazing and awesome image ...

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