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Challenge: Red II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Olympus 18mm f/3.5 MF Wide Ange Zuiko
Location: Thingvellir, Iceland
Date: Mar 6, 2007
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Mar 6, 2007

As WPL team Icebreakers I was in desperate need for a photo for theme red. I was planning on a portrait but was running out of time. I drove off to Thingvellir national park (30 min. from Reykjavik). The original plan was to find a red house or house with red roof to fit in to a mountain landscape. While I was driving I remembered seeing a safety ring by the watery canyons at Thingvellir when I was shooting the shot fo the \"Ice\" challenge. Hope I won\'t get sued for tossing the the ring. (I pulled it back in :-) The weather was great, reached +9C witch is high considering the -10C last week.

I shot both under and overexposed images and decided to use the underexposed since it did preserve the sky better. I could extract great deal of the shadow detail using shadow/highlight. The rest of the processing was fine tuning the color and USM and curves to enhance contrast/pop.

Hrannar

Woohoo ...another ribbon! :D

I'm was surprised by how well this did in the challenge because I thought it would not be too "DPC friendly". My thought here was to show how commanding red is as a color. I boosted the saturation to increase the effect and like the complimentary tone of the blue reflection of the water. The pinkish part of the sky is from using maybe a little too much shadow/highlight witch I used to get greater detail below the water. I was a bit offended by one comment suggesting HDR witch I hate. I do however agree it looks a bit HDR-ish because of shadow/highlight processing. I would have splitted the image into layers if it was advaced editing and will probably proces the image again for final print. :)

Thanks!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 434
Avg (all users): 6.9455
Avg (commenters): 8.1923
Avg (participants): 6.7168
Avg (non-participants): 7.1869
Views since voting: 9676
Views during voting: 365
Votes: 220
Comments: 54
Favorites: 26 (view)


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03/19/2008 03:55:58 PM
This photo amazes me. The clarity of the water and the way the underwater view of the rocks tapers off is stunning. The red stands out so well and is such a crisp red that it really sets the theme. Overall the lighting is just awesome. Incredible image!
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03/27/2007 04:40:37 AM
well taken
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03/18/2007 11:27:07 PM
Wow! its almost an illusion! Took me a sec....Talk about awesome!
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03/17/2007 03:04:09 PM
Congratulations on your yellow ribbon!
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03/15/2007 12:49:52 PM
Good for you, you've noticed a very tiny and important point in your photo. Congratulations
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03/14/2007 09:09:34 PM
Wow...... Amazing photo! Congrats on ribbon!=}
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03/14/2007 05:30:58 PM
congrats..
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03/14/2007 05:19:08 PM
You are on a roll - keep it up - great work.
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03/14/2007 05:16:43 PM
Congratulations!
I agree, this photo isn't very "dpchallenge-friendly", but I like it.

It looks more orange to me, but that must be Canon's famous red... ;)
(no flames, please, all in good fun)
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03/14/2007 05:14:26 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon...one of my favorites of the challenge!
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03/14/2007 04:51:55 PM
Congratulations! Very good photo, I like it!
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03/14/2007 02:09:33 PM
Great stuff here, nice thinking.
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03/14/2007 11:50:02 AM
excellent photo, congrats!
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03/14/2007 11:36:55 AM
Excellent!! The red is perfect! I always love challenge photos that incorporate real life into them. This is just stunning. Congratulations.

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03/14/2007 09:20:08 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. This is just beautiful.
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03/14/2007 09:08:19 AM
This is such a wonderful and creative image - Excellent job. I was overwhelmed by the number of votes (voted on about 40%) and never got around to seeing this one. A 9 or 10 in my book!
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03/14/2007 09:01:13 AM
My favourite of the challenge.
Excellent shot.
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03/14/2007 08:34:54 AM
Til hamingju Hrannar frábær mynd.
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03/14/2007 06:47:19 AM
Great entry. It shows a subtle amount of red can work.
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03/14/2007 05:53:51 AM
eeeemmmmm make me want to swim, great little diving spot.... but bet its really cold. Nice Photo.

(oh just read the second reply)
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03/14/2007 05:23:58 AM
Geggjuð mynd hjá þér drengur...
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03/14/2007 05:16:39 AM
This is a great shot. The transpareny of the water makes me wanna have a swim in it! (I know I know, it must be damn freaking cold!)
Very subtle, well deserved ribbon!
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03/14/2007 05:13:12 AM
Það er bara verið að raða inn borðum hérna... til hamingju Hauxon... ;)
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03/14/2007 04:57:21 AM
Djöfull vanmátum við styrk dpc fólks til þess að dæma virkilega flottar myndir. Geggjaður árangur miðað við hvað við vorum öll hrædd um velgengni þessarar snilldar.

Fantastic, congrats man !

GO ICEBREAKERS !!!!!!!
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03/14/2007 03:13:13 AM
Congratulations! Well done, just love the transparency of the water. Til hamingju, vel gert!
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03/14/2007 03:02:19 AM
Congrats! Nice change of pace for the challenge.
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03/14/2007 01:33:06 AM
So subtle and so excellent. Congrats on the yellow, Hrannar.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/13/2007 10:33:19 PM
Please tell me is not Iceland again! 8
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03/13/2007 09:29:16 PM
Best shot in the challenge...
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03/13/2007 01:03:07 PM
So incredibly clever!
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03/13/2007 04:41:25 AM
Nice contrast!
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03/12/2007 05:35:42 PM
Very cool! I love the scenery and dramatic play between the red cirlce and the diagnals provided by the water making its way off into the distance.
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03/12/2007 03:58:13 PM
nice composition.
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03/12/2007 09:42:08 AM
i'm not too fond of the crop/compo here, i think this would have looked fantastic had you aimed a little to the left and taken it from a place slighty farther back, that way you would get a lot more sky giving more of a sense of speace and the floatation device would sit on the thirds rather nicely. Great imagery nonetheless :)
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03/12/2007 09:18:53 AM
Nice shot!
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03/12/2007 07:27:06 AM
oh wow, top ten at least, you'll be told what's good about it from others
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03/12/2007 04:29:06 AM
the geometry leads the eye to the end of the "river",it would work better if the red object was there
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03/11/2007 10:52:41 PM
Thingvellir? Great idea, but the bright pink sky in the upper left just plain looks wrong. Also the halos around the water's edge and the cliff on the right are too obvious. HDR gone wrong?
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03/11/2007 12:51:25 PM
I love that the water is so clear you can see the bottom! awesome - a 10!
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03/10/2007 05:21:58 AM
The splash of red is very small, yet it jumps out of the picture. Beatufiul landscape. The clarity of the picture is amazing and the water is 3 dimentional. Perfect composition, everything balanced and they way it supposed to be. Good luck with it. 10.
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03/09/2007 09:39:53 PM
Not much red, but still effective and a beautiful scene. Nicely done.
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03/09/2007 08:16:50 PM
don't see red
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03/09/2007 05:42:08 PM
Unbelievably gorgeous!
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03/09/2007 09:03:46 AM
Very cool entry. I love the relative scale of the red object. Really stands out.
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03/09/2007 06:00:14 AM
This is a fantastic shot and IMO is the best.The clarity within the landscape is awesome even down to the rocks below the water it is big WOW factor for me. Yet the life saver floatation ring jumps out and the challenge is met. A small but very poignant object. If I could I would score this shot at 15 So Good luck 10
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03/08/2007 05:08:21 PM
I love this. The composition and small amount of red make it a perfect fit for this challenge without being cliché. Gorgeous photo. 10
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03/08/2007 01:56:35 PM
Very cool picture..
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03/08/2007 04:52:23 AM
WOoOoOoOW 10
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03/07/2007 11:02:01 PM
Interesting angle!
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03/07/2007 09:53:37 PM
What a picture!! Love the composition. Focus is right on!
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03/07/2007 08:46:14 PM
Geggjuð mynd, hrikalega flott.
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03/07/2007 07:43:55 PM
so many things I like about this I don't know where to start. well I'll just say I like it all except the harshness of the contrast. I think it might be oversharpening but I'm not sure. great capture and a fun idea, well done.
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03/07/2007 10:20:45 AM
composition is great.
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03/07/2007 09:12:08 AM
Very cool!
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