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After The Storm
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DJWoodward


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Landscape III (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Alexandria, NH USA
Date: Apr 13, 2007
Aperture: F11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2007

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Post Challenge-

Wow! I canít thank you enough for the votes and comments. Iím pleased that this shot resonated so strongly with you. I thought it had the potential to be a personal best but I never expected it to come out of the gate at 7.0 and climb continuously. It was a fun week watching this one. I think Iíve worn out my mouse clicking the update button.

To win a blue with the incredible competition in this challenge is really an honor.
Thank you again!


Statistics
Place: 1 out of 308
Avg (all users): 7.7599
Avg (commenters): 9.0476
Avg (participants): 7.8913
Avg (non-participants): 7.6952
Views since voting: 13379
Views during voting: 477
Votes: 279
Comments: 108
Favorites: 100 (view)


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07/18/2009 10:33:08 AM
ha I was one of your 10s...good taste eh?
this is gorgeous!
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06/10/2009 04:13:39 PM
Just came back to your portfolio and ran across this one again... It garnered a 10 from me during the competition - but if I had known you were gonna beat me out for the blue, I'da... Well never mind. J/K HA!

Honestly, this deserves every accolade it has received. Sheer perfection!
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04/19/2009 11:13:20 AM
Ha! I gave this a 10 back when it was a challenge shot, was just cruising your portfoliio and this jumped out at me!!
Gorgeous winter scene, one of the best I've seen!

WOW
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05/01/2008 01:46:29 AM
how did i miss this before? Has to be a fave, truly a perfect image
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11/19/2007 09:59:39 PM
Breathtaking landscape with wonderful detail and textures in this black and white beauty.....
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05/01/2007 04:28:13 PM
superb!
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05/01/2007 12:01:49 AM
This image runs like metallic silk across the canvas. Very good work. Congratulations on your Blue!
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04/30/2007 09:30:52 PM
Wowzers. It's hard to describe how sublime this capture truely is... This site is chock full of talent these days and yet you have raised the bar. This is no ordinary winner, it's one of those rarities. Skies like that just don't come along that often. Congrats on a superb image.

If I had one suggestion it would be to lose a chunk of the whitespace towards the bottom. Just enough so that you're left with about 2/3 of what is there now. It is the one suggestion that I honestly feel could improve on this image even more. (Though its hard to argue with a blue :)
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04/28/2007 10:29:36 PM
What can one say other than "inspiring!" Well done and congratulations.
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04/27/2007 05:01:13 PM
Beautiful and so deserving of the ribbon. Congrats on the great score and ribbon.
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04/27/2007 06:42:53 AM
Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon! Excellent picture.

Message edited by author 2007-04-27 06:43:27.
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04/26/2007 08:33:49 PM
I knew this would be near the top! Congrats on the blue.
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04/26/2007 07:35:04 PM
crystal clear...an absolutely wonderful shot!
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04/26/2007 05:58:49 PM
That is a truly stunning photograph, well done on the ribbon, well deserved
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04/26/2007 09:49:52 AM
Congrats on your ribbon. Well deserved with this. A wonderful scene with a tremendous tonal range. Just great.
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04/25/2007 11:36:40 PM
I love this shot! Congratulations on your First Place Blue!
I love the clouds and the reflections in the branches.
Well done!
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04/25/2007 10:14:16 PM
The flatness of the snow is very relaxing.
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04/25/2007 05:27:29 PM
absolutely fantastic photo! congrats on your first place and so well-deserved ribbon!!:)
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04/25/2007 04:58:28 PM
Well worthy of the Blue, a truly excellent image.
Congratulations on a job very well done.
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04/25/2007 03:34:01 PM
congrats on your first ribbon!
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04/25/2007 02:56:05 PM
stunning, ansel would be proud.
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04/25/2007 01:03:38 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon Del! Well seen and wonderfully captured and processed. The tones are beautiful, and your choice of composition really hit the mark. Bravo.
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04/25/2007 12:35:36 PM
AWESOME! Well-deserved ribbon. :) As already mentioned in your comments, this has a very Ansel Adams feel to it.
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04/25/2007 12:34:51 PM
This could not be any more gorgeous! Congratulations on such a high honor to win blue in a challenge like this!

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04/25/2007 11:35:41 AM
This is fantastic: at first glance it looks like an etching/drawing...and then the softness comes through. Well done and congratulations!
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04/25/2007 11:35:28 AM
Great work, well done on the blue
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04/25/2007 10:15:45 AM
Congrats on your blue!
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04/25/2007 10:08:18 AM
Nice one and glad you won the blue.
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04/25/2007 09:22:04 AM
Congratulations. I was one of your 47 tens. :-)
Congrats also on reaching one of the goals listed in your profile!

Edit: you really have to wonder about that "1" vote (shakes head).

Message edited by author 2007-04-25 09:24:35.
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04/25/2007 09:19:19 AM
Stunning b&w photograph...congratulations on winning the blue ribbon!
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04/25/2007 08:56:58 AM
congrats! this is gorgeous.
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04/25/2007 08:41:33 AM
WOW! Thats a heck of a score Del! I'm a NHite myself - good to see a New Englander up there with a blue!

Congrats!!
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04/25/2007 07:59:31 AM
beautiful
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04/25/2007 07:45:09 AM
I was one of your 10s! A stunner then & great to see it a second time; simply perfect~CONGRATULATIONS!

Message edited by author 2007-04-25 11:30:49.
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04/25/2007 07:44:50 AM
Wow! That is an amazing photograph. Congrats!!!
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04/25/2007 07:14:35 AM
Congrulations on a fantastic photo and your blue in a tough challenge.

Jack
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04/25/2007 05:24:01 AM
Way to go, Del!! Great image!
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04/25/2007 05:18:27 AM
My favourite of the challenge - a photo that really draws the viewer in - and a very well deserved blue.
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04/25/2007 05:08:46 AM
awesome photo, only thing in my opinion is that the photo would be even more striking if there was only the right tree

nevertheless, big congratulations on your win in this particular tough challenge
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04/25/2007 04:43:09 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon!
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04/25/2007 04:41:01 AM
Congratulations on a well deserved blue ribbon! It's a wonderful shot!
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04/25/2007 03:18:30 AM
So simple yet so beautiful - who needs expert editing to make a good photograph? Congrats on your blue, very well deserved!
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04/25/2007 03:01:40 AM
Really the best of this challenge. Congratulations.
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04/25/2007 02:01:13 AM
Very fine shot. Congrats on your first Ribbon. Way to GO.
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04/25/2007 01:52:53 AM
congrats for the first lucky for being there
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04/25/2007 01:36:12 AM
This is truly a stunning image, and rivals any black & white landscape image anywhere,
and is the kind of shot that I could only strive to some day be able to achieve.

Congrats on your Blue Ribbon Del - it was deserved at the highest level.
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04/25/2007 01:15:54 AM
Excellent composition and black and white treatment. Well done.
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04/25/2007 01:05:15 AM
Fantastic. This was my top pic for the challenge. Congrats!
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04/25/2007 01:02:30 AM
Congratulations to you, this is indeed a fantastic photo !!
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04/25/2007 12:44:57 AM
Congrats on your blue!!!! Well deserved!!
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04/25/2007 12:44:09 AM
As I said during the challenge, this is so well done. Perfection. Congratulations!!!
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04/25/2007 12:41:55 AM
Proves that simple, good photography still is king.
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04/25/2007 12:31:01 AM
This was my one 10 for the challenge. Congrats.
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04/25/2007 12:29:03 AM
Stunningly beautiful shot, Del. Congrats on the Blue.
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04/25/2007 12:21:48 AM
Congratulations!
Looks like I'm looking out a window.
Just.. So incredibly realistic.
And yet flawless.
Great work!
A new favorite for me.
=)
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04/25/2007 12:14:18 AM
Congratulations on the blue. You had some wonderful competition in this challenge...but the winner was definitely the best photograph!!

Awesome job!!!
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04/25/2007 12:13:46 AM
Congrats!! Simply beautiful!
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04/25/2007 12:11:05 AM
Congrats on the blue, the awesome score, the PB, but mostly for an absolutely gorgeous photograph.
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04/25/2007 12:11:04 AM
Absolutely transcendant, so deserving of this win. Congrats.
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04/25/2007 12:09:53 AM
Wow, what a great shot. Congrats on your first ribbon and personal best!
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04/25/2007 12:08:12 AM
Congratulations on the blue,a great challenge.
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04/25/2007 12:07:49 AM
Many congratulations on your well deserved ribbon!
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04/25/2007 12:02:30 AM
Congratulations! Love it when my favorite wins the blue. Very well deserved.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2007 11:38:11 PM
Love the black and white, one of my favs, 10
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04/24/2007 11:37:45 PM
nice b+w conversion
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04/24/2007 11:13:04 PM
Awesome range of tones. The cloud formation in the background is the sugar coating :) One of my favorites from this challenge.
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04/24/2007 08:52:40 PM
very nice. well done! would love to see the colour of this shot. The clouds are so detailed. 10
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04/24/2007 05:05:54 PM
Beauty B & W.
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04/24/2007 11:59:32 AM
One of my favourites, this is really beautiful.
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04/24/2007 11:48:12 AM
I love this shot! Great tones, composition, lighting is beautiful and just top notch all the way. Only 10 I have given so far, just hope I am not the only one who likes it.
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04/24/2007 09:11:34 AM
Maybe the most beautiful image I've seen in this contest.
Very nice use of b&w technique, nice conversion, and impressive landscape.
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04/23/2007 11:42:01 PM
So beautiful it hurts me. Oh, wow. Everything -- the negative space in the foreground, the clouds, the background, and especially the two trees that seem to reflect each other. Wow again. 10
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04/23/2007 09:48:42 PM
Oh, wow. Gorgeous. And nicely done. 9
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04/23/2007 03:45:39 PM
beautiful compo
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04/23/2007 05:37:04 AM
Don't know about the processing but the result is excellent.
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04/22/2007 11:50:46 PM
Super tones. Love this!
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04/22/2007 11:43:24 PM
Fantastic shot, composition is wonderful, and love the B&W tones. Adding to favorites. Hope to see this at least in top 10. 10 from me of course and good luck.
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04/22/2007 04:40:46 PM
Back to comment: I've bumped this three times as I've sorted through the entries and composition and B&W conversion of this image earns one of the three 10's I'm giving out in this challenge. Wonderful image and I hope to see it with a ribbon.

Tim
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04/22/2007 01:17:42 PM
Ansel Adams move over... Simply perfect. 10
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04/22/2007 11:53:05 AM
The last ten pictures haven't even been landscapes. This is impeccable. Very, very well done. Maybe my second ten.
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04/21/2007 05:41:11 PM
Excellent B&W execution, Nice composition and mood. Beautiful sky & landscape! I donít like the frame. (9)
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04/21/2007 12:24:27 PM
wow. This one literally stopped me in my tracks. Composition, exposure, everything... just perfect. Deserves the front page.
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04/21/2007 10:59:11 AM
Excellent.
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04/21/2007 08:56:57 AM
Can`t fault this one. Detail held well in the sky. 10
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04/21/2007 06:02:02 AM
Simplicity at its best.....
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04/20/2007 11:45:56 PM
wow. very nice.
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04/20/2007 11:45:21 PM
I love the simplicity and tone! 10
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04/20/2007 10:06:57 PM
The clouds are my favorite part of the picture. I love your choice of black and white.
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04/20/2007 08:20:34 PM
Wonderful black and white. The tones and gradients are outstanding and the conrast is just perfect. I give you a ten.
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04/20/2007 03:34:22 PM
As I mentioned earlier I am a sucker for B/W and this is a nice example. I love the contrast of the two trees against the background. Also the "Rule of Thirds" has been applied very nicely! Great job!
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04/20/2007 10:26:58 AM
Beautiful shot. The clouds really add to this.
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04/20/2007 03:20:26 AM
Absolutely gorgeous. The sky is wonderful and the two trees leaning every so slightly towards each other gives this a quiet sense of warmth despite the snow.
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04/19/2007 08:02:17 PM
very Ansel Adams.. love it
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04/19/2007 08:00:26 PM
This is one amazing image. It would be hard to improve upon this. Good luck.
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04/19/2007 04:32:23 PM
Wow! this shot is suberb in all areas. Tones/contrats, composition, and mood/emotion. 10
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04/19/2007 04:26:37 PM
the b/w treatment is fabulous and the lighting and quality of the contrast of the snow and shadow and sky and trees is on the money 10
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04/19/2007 02:32:35 PM
Very striking b&w landscape. The tones of this beautiful scene are absolutely perfect. Excellent!
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04/19/2007 01:27:43 AM
Very good B&W showing the elements...7
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04/18/2007 11:09:35 PM
wow, just a stunning image, grats
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04/18/2007 07:39:17 PM
Love it. Clean, sharp, inspirational and well composed.
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04/18/2007 05:31:50 PM
one word- Perfect.
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04/18/2007 03:32:28 PM
i like this one!
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04/18/2007 11:09:16 AM
Oh! Makes me feel like I am right there! Great shot.
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04/18/2007 07:12:13 AM
really like this B/W.nice tones and composition.
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04/18/2007 03:29:28 AM
lovely control of contrast.
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04/18/2007 01:21:21 AM
Wow, simply beautiful. Nice B/W and border. I think I would prefer having a bit more cropped off the bottom though. Good luck.
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04/18/2007 01:05:18 AM
Beauty. The shot I was going for but failed to get.
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04/18/2007 12:53:21 AM
ooooooohhhh. Very nice. Second 9 of the early voting. 9 The clouds add so much and I like the balance between the cloud bank and the two trees.
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