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Alone Between Earth and Sky
Alone Between Earth and Sky

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Challenge: On the Edge (Classic Editing)
Camera: Konica KD-400Z
Location: Near Brigham City, UT
Date: Dec 17, 2003
Aperture: f8.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Landscape, Panoramic
Date Uploaded: Dec 23, 2003

After several different takes at the challenge, I finally settled on this one at the recommendation of my wife. She usually knows best!

The sunset this evening was particularly fabulous, and I was hard-pressed to capture it in the few minutes it lasted. This shot was taken just off the freeway on my way home from work. I was attempting to get far enough down the road to get the pure silhouette of the mountains but was unable to due to a locked gate and private land. In the end, however, I much preferred the shots with the silhouette of the power transmission tower-- it just added something to the shot.

Ultimately, the division or 'edge' between the sky and earth is what I chose to represent.

No changes to color, levels, or contrast; this is otherwise straight from the camera. Used despeckle filter, then a slight sharpening with USM (in fact, it was a very fine line between too little and too much) at 125%/0.6/20.

Place: 50 out of 164
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2003 08:52:31 PM
Beautiful shy. Nice exposure.
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12/27/2003 02:54:16 PM
good exporsure, could have cropped the sky a little
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12/27/2003 09:13:52 AM
That's a gorgeous sky. The electric utility pole (I asume that's what it is) becomes a religious symbol (a modern Stonehenge) in this setting. Great shot.
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12/26/2003 08:56:19 AM
12/24/2003 10:36:19 AM
Great sunset shot, but I don't see "on the edge." I see an edge, but nothing is on it.
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