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Wicklow Mountains
aznym


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Challenge: Best of 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: colour I
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Date: Jun 17, 2006
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80sec
Galleries: Emotive, Travel
Date Uploaded: Jan 5, 2007

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Statistics
Place: 9 out of 712
Avg (all users): 7.1685
Avg (commenters): 8.1538
Avg (participants): 7.1082
Avg (non-participants): 7.3523
Views since voting: 5255
Views during voting: 625
Votes: 356
Comments: 96
Favorites: 67 (view)


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04/03/2011 04:45:08 AM
Just looking through my favourites and this is one of the best. Amazing!
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10/30/2007 03:00:21 PM
Absolutely thrilling shot, incredible colors, lovely composition, a really neat shot
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06/03/2007 09:48:27 PM
Wow.

I'm not a big fan of landscapes, but I must say...

Wow

Edit: sp

Message edited by author 2007-06-03 21:52:16.
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02/04/2007 04:49:47 PM
Whoa! I sure would be proud to have this as my best photo of the year! The beauty and drama of it is off-the-chart!

Fabulous!

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02/04/2007 06:27:14 AM
if you don't want people to like what you do, keep it off the internet ;-)

maybe some day dpc will allow us to arrange our challenge entries, so you can pick what you want to see on your profile...
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02/01/2007 04:43:28 AM
I have been checking out your website and I must say I like the edit on there better although it probably wouldnt have finished in 9th spot.
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01/29/2007 11:24:15 PM
Sp stunning it takes my breath away!
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01/29/2007 11:13:27 AM
This is quite a mystical photograph, congratulations on the top ten finish in a very competitive challenge!
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01/29/2007 10:30:35 AM
Cloud formations are excellent, couldn't have done better my self.
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01/28/2007 11:20:49 AM
Congrats on a personal best score. Very good landscape work.
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01/27/2007 12:52:24 AM
This was one of my favorites fromthe challenge, congratulations on your high placement your really deserved it!
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01/27/2007 12:08:32 AM
Congrats on top 10. This is a fantastic vista!
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01/26/2007 11:56:09 PM
so tell me true, did you post a top 10 shot in the toughest challenge ever, just to prove that you could? hahahaha
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01/26/2007 09:33:46 PM
You certainly outdid yourself on this one Az
Congrats one your highest scoring image to date and a top ten finish in this monster of a challenge!
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01/26/2007 05:24:32 PM
congrats..brilliant work!
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01/26/2007 05:04:28 PM
Great work. What wonderful colors and clarity. (And fantastic scene.) Congrat's on top 10!
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01/26/2007 01:53:20 PM
Excellent result. Congratulations.
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01/26/2007 10:39:10 AM
This is awesome dude!
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01/26/2007 08:28:21 AM
An unexpected shot from you I must say! You created a fantasy dream land out of this one. Congrats on 9th. Wow.
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01/26/2007 07:17:38 AM
What a beautiful photo. Congrats.
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01/26/2007 04:41:55 AM
B E A UTIFUL... adding to favorites...
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01/26/2007 03:16:22 AM
Aznym!!! Please make this a print.

I'd love to hang it in my house.. its breathtaking and brings me to a place in my mind that fairytales could be created from. This picture right here is what Ireland is in my minds dream. In fact.. this picture has inspired me to get to Ireland rather than dream of it. Thank you for sharing.

Congratulations on a top ten image.. You are brilliant!!!
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01/26/2007 01:21:43 AM
When I hear that wind blow,
all across the Wicklow mountains.
Sure it's you, I'll hear a calling.
Johnny boy, oh Johnny boy.

Now that Gary Moore song is stuck in my head. :) Thanks for giving me such a beautiful image to go with the lyrics!
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01/26/2007 12:24:42 AM
WOnderful scene and great colors! Congrats on your top ten finish.
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01/26/2007 12:09:14 AM
WOW, AZ!!! That is an excellent finish. One of the few 10's I gave out. Stunning work, man. Congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2007 09:30:11 PM
Wow. What's not to like in this shot? It is worthy of the Best of '06 challenge, and I hope that it does well. The colors, depth, textures, and detail are all amazing, and while a bit over the top, it works. Good luck this week.
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01/25/2007 09:16:48 PM
a beautiful scene, good luck, the greens sing through this photo with a dark blue sky above, great processing, 9
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01/25/2007 08:36:09 PM
This has nico written all over it. Dreamscape of the best sort, when'ya gonna teach me your stuff. Love it! 10
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01/25/2007 08:11:14 PM
Breathtaking image tastefully processed. WOW!
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01/25/2007 07:49:09 PM
Ah... looks like paradise really exists! What can I say? Awesome shot, awesome colors, awesome find!! Don't know, if I like the two people sitting there... on the one hand, they add depth and interest to the photo but on the other hand they "ruin" the perfect landscape. Anyway: 10!
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01/25/2007 05:10:40 PM
8 - Very nice. The blues in the clothing of the people match well. Maybe (if you had it), a little more height/sky may have given this even more of an edge, but perhaps just 'another image', if that makes sense.
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01/25/2007 03:13:16 AM
"WOW this is just spectular, and I love it very much.....
Definately a "10" from me.....I still one this one.....
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01/25/2007 01:51:59 AM
Awesome composition. Simply gorgeous tones. Very nice work!
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01/24/2007 11:41:38 PM
extraordinary. i can only imagine the time it took to process this. reminds me of the type of landscape work ed clarke used to do.
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01/24/2007 10:54:25 PM
wow!!!!!! fantastic...
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01/24/2007 07:39:44 PM
Very ethereal, dream like quality to this photo. The soft focus and deep color saturation make it feel surreal.
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01/24/2007 07:14:23 PM
A superb view with an amazing sky! The post-processing here is just a tad over the top for my tastes, but did give it a surrealistic look, rather than reality. Still a gorgeous shot!
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01/24/2007 02:14:29 PM
what dreams may come.
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01/24/2007 12:16:41 AM
Egads! What a fabulous job of processing you did on this one! Well executed as well, though the split sky is a bit of a distraction - makes one think that you used a polarizer on too wide a lens, but I'm not sure if that's what created that or not. << 9 >>
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01/23/2007 10:03:59 PM
such strong saturation yet it works so well ...... stunning and beautiful contrasts in all ways ... =10
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01/23/2007 04:43:48 AM
Great detail and color, well done
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01/23/2007 12:44:40 AM
Was probably a pretty landscape before you photoshopped it. :)
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01/22/2007 04:54:02 PM
Beautiful capture. I love the painterly feel to this image. I would love to be sitting there meditating on the surrounding beauty. Excellent!
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01/22/2007 02:59:14 PM
A little to much for my taste.......... the angle is great and the view fantastic but the coloradjustments you made make no sense to me
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01/22/2007 12:17:28 PM
Lovely - I presume HDR, but done right. Great composition. My vote for a ribbon.
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01/22/2007 09:44:09 AM
Beautiful colors and sky. I think the people in the picture is a nice touch.
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01/21/2007 08:30:50 PM
INCREDIBLE
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01/21/2007 05:02:24 AM
wow this is my fav so far now. great good on the processing 10
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01/20/2007 09:07:32 PM
Amazing!
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01/20/2007 05:22:49 PM
Oh my god. Congrats on your blue ribbon :P
This is just fantastic. A very dpc-esque imagine that is sure to do well here. The sky is very dramatic and smooth, and the colors are beautiful. The two people just work to finish off this already perfect shot.
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01/20/2007 02:47:51 PM
beautiful. This belongs on a wall....somewhere
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01/20/2007 06:45:30 AM
Fantastic
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01/19/2007 10:49:02 PM
beautiful 10
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01/19/2007 06:40:26 PM
Beautiful image, nice colors and sky.
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01/19/2007 01:41:36 PM
Such amazing colors! Beautiful image!
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01/19/2007 10:11:02 AM
Looks very unnatural, to much tone mapping or something. The sky looks good but the rest looks more like a painting than a photograph.
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01/19/2007 12:37:10 AM
I Love this spot overlooking Lough Tay. (usually overcast but spectacular in sunlight). I love the colorings in this photo, and the beach at the head of the lake as well as he details on the 2 figures! Well done!
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01/18/2007 10:56:17 PM
Awesome colors.
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01/18/2007 07:31:15 PM
The colors seem a little strange to me somehow but I really like this shot. Back to bump you up to 8.
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01/18/2007 07:58:34 AM
WOW.... this may not be to everyones taste, but it certainly has impact.. great work
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01/17/2007 11:29:39 PM
IMHO quite over-processed. Beautiful but doesn't look like photography anymore again IMO and to my eyes. Great work though.
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01/17/2007 10:39:13 AM
Wow, nice shot. I like the surreal look to this (8)
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01/17/2007 10:17:09 AM
What an amazing capture, it is magical. I could stare at it for hours!
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01/16/2007 09:21:58 PM
I love the perspective. I love the sky - the deep blue is wonderful. I think the green is just a shade too neon and takes away from the overall package.
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01/16/2007 07:02:04 PM
HDR and wide angle lens - beautiful shades of blue/green. It's nice to have the couple.
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01/16/2007 12:53:07 PM
wow ... ahh I think we have a winner!
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01/16/2007 09:11:50 AM
Very surreal looking photograph, great composition. Awesome sky, the jury is still out on the PP of the ground. Very nice, 8!
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01/16/2007 03:31:08 AM
Very nice picture........
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01/15/2007 09:52:18 PM
mystical. absolutely mystical. 9
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01/15/2007 05:47:20 PM
I'm guessing Mr. Clarke :)

Stunnign colors and scale -- great job.
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01/15/2007 01:25:58 PM
Incredible scenery.A tad too overprocessed for my taste.
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01/15/2007 10:37:10 AM
Beautiful processing! 10
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01/14/2007 06:18:05 PM
I hope that one's hanging up somewhere !
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01/14/2007 05:41:38 PM
I see you ran this through the DPC color filter. :P A visual treat regardless.
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01/14/2007 05:12:53 PM
oh my this is stunning,the thumb does not do this justice at all. Great composition :o)
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01/14/2007 02:41:36 PM
one of the best landscapes I've seen. full marks
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01/13/2007 11:18:49 AM
Beautiful! I guess this is HDR (something I know very little about). There seems to be a bit too much blue on the mountain
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01/13/2007 04:43:49 AM
amazing - 10
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01/12/2007 08:25:43 PM
great editing really brings out the colours and drama of the place...glad the people are in it to give some perspective, althought it looks like a better image of the lake from where they are sitting
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01/12/2007 07:42:50 PM
Very nice use of the tonal space.
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01/12/2007 05:10:46 PM
Nice scenery, but the image is overprocessed for my taste.
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01/12/2007 02:47:23 PM
O M G! This is one of the, if not THE best one yet! the processing is dead on. And the landscape is amzing. You got my vote ;) 10
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01/12/2007 02:44:44 PM
Awesome scene. The size and placement of the 2 people really makes it.
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01/12/2007 02:43:14 PM
I just had a wack attack. Awesome
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01/12/2007 02:42:10 PM
Great colour range. 9
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01/12/2007 01:36:57 PM
WOW!
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01/12/2007 01:32:42 PM
nice tone mapping. Sky looks unnatural, mabe over polarized. I find I am not liking the polarizer effect in digital as much as I did with film. The blues no not look the same, flatter I think. Still a good capture, great colors.
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01/12/2007 12:50:49 PM
Lovely shot, but a little over processed for my taste
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01/12/2007 12:21:19 PM
this is awesome. I need to learn how to post-process like this! But moreover, you've captured this moment of two people enjoying the tranquility of a sublime view. My first '10' so far, good luck.
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01/12/2007 10:57:48 AM
This picture would do well on its own without the heavy saturation. I love the scene, skys, and the depth of this picture.
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01/12/2007 10:50:23 AM
I hope this isn't in Iceland... :)

On the left in the clouds, there appears to be some obvious burning edges.... Don't much care for the grey in the cloud on the top right, a bit more dodging might have helped that... The rest is pretty damned nifty though.
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01/12/2007 10:35:58 AM
Absolutely fabulous. Perfect comp and coloration. Man this is brilliant. 10
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01/12/2007 08:31:03 AM
Great landscape and perfect composition. But IMHO you overdid the postprocessing a little bit. It looks too unnatural for my taste (voted 8). Good luck in the challenge.
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01/12/2007 03:56:36 AM
fantastic, i like the fact that horizon is on the middle coz with classic compo setup you would cut the beautiful grass or sky off, right ? you made a right decision ... and the dudes on the left fill the emotion of the photo, congratz and thanks for sharing ... 10
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01/12/2007 12:52:32 AM
looks like a fairy tale land
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01/12/2007 12:24:40 AM
Fantastic vibrant colours! 9
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