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Challenge: The Sacred (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: Malibu, California
Date: Aug 18, 2007
Aperture: F10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400s
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Aug 18, 2007

OMG!!!! Call 911...no wait!

Call the Coroner!!! I've died and gone to DPC Heaven!!!

::Promptly Faints::

...A little while later...wakes up with a slightly disembodied feeling and wanders around DPC Heaven. Vaguely missing the ever present trolls (who apparently live in a darker, fiery inferno part of the DPC universe), has a distant and Earthly recollection of driving up a very windy canyon road of the Malibu Mountains; walking through brambles (ugh...look out for ticks); climbing up some large rocks (where the buzzards nest); avoiding the 100ft drop...YIKES; and photographing some distant mountains which are SACRED to me as one of the many sources of inspiration Nature has to offer. Hmmm...making adjustments for exposure for the sunlight takes some experimentation, but finally all appears well...and you are all seeing what I saw that morning (okay...so it's a little more purple...::sheepish grin::)

Wow...the comments (and votes) are so generous! THANK YOU!!

Clearly, a special thank you goes to my Nikon hero, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Gringo, who taught me that to make a dream come true or more importantly...find an answer to a prayer...you don't have to look any farther than Just Over The Next Hill

Well, it's unlikely that my halo will glow blue like this ever again, so forgive me if I'll take this opportunity to float around on Cloud 9 for a while...

-M

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 166
Avg (all users): 7.2740
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.7344
Avg (non-participants): 7.5139
Views since voting: 9265
Views during voting: 346
Votes: 208
Comments: 77
Favorites: 34 (view)


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01/16/2009 07:15:08 AM
Ethereal & lovely.....
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07/09/2008 06:44:17 AM
Love shilouette layers.
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09/05/2007 09:04:56 PM
Congratulations on the blue, I missed voting on this and am sorry I did, it would have been another 10 from me. You have done a wonderful job and completly deserve your ribbon. Very happy to see you in the winners circle!!!
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08/31/2007 08:11:03 PM
Mae, finally a ribbon and a blue one at that...what a stunning image in every way. You deserved your win. Congrats on a personal best and I am not sure, but is this the first ribbon for a D40? Your lens is a topic of envy for me...congratulations...many more to come!
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08/31/2007 06:09:48 PM
nice pic, congrats on the ribbon!
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08/31/2007 05:49:44 PM
wonderful..congrats!
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08/31/2007 04:51:31 AM
Beautiful! Congrats on your blue ribbon!
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08/31/2007 04:34:43 AM
great photo. congrats on blue.
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08/30/2007 08:43:49 AM
Congratulations on the Blue and personal best with this stunnung shot! No doubt more ribbons in the future for you! Beautiful work!
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08/30/2007 08:04:39 AM
Congr.
I have the same camera and will try to have same expertise :)
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08/30/2007 12:26:40 AM
Yay!!! Congratulations on a well deserved 1st place!
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08/29/2007 11:08:33 PM
Beautiful layers and tones. Congratulations on your blue! Great shot.
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08/29/2007 08:05:01 PM
Really beautiful.
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08/29/2007 05:31:51 PM
Gorgeous image, Congrats!
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08/29/2007 02:59:27 PM
Simply stunning, congrats!
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08/29/2007 01:40:03 PM
Congrats on 1st with this well deserved ribbon!
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08/29/2007 12:29:15 PM
Congrats on your ribbon!
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08/29/2007 11:31:23 AM
WELL DESERVED win here....what can you say but P E R F E C T
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08/29/2007 10:53:34 AM
Mae!!!! Your first ribbon and a BLUE one!! Of course you won blue with this fabulous photo! CONGRATULATIONS!

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08/29/2007 10:21:19 AM
Very, very cool Mae! Congratulations...
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08/29/2007 10:03:49 AM
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S..... Mae.
Totally deserved, and ever so pleased it a Blue ribbon.....
love shez
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08/29/2007 09:31:35 AM
VERY lovely and emotive, indeed! congrats and well-deserved.
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08/29/2007 09:17:40 AM
Beautiful interpretation of the theme, with a stunning image! Well deserved blue, many congrats!!!
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08/29/2007 09:12:31 AM
Layered silhouette photos are always magical...congratulations on winning the blue ribbon!
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08/29/2007 09:10:43 AM
Congratulations - very beautiful image.
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08/29/2007 08:51:39 AM
Congrats on your 1st ribbon, and the 1st Nikon D40 ribbon :)
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08/29/2007 08:39:16 AM
Congratulations on your first blue ribbon! Absolutely beautiful shot and very well deserved win!
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08/29/2007 08:15:23 AM
god, this is beautiful!! I didn't vote or even peruse this challenge so this is a total surprize of an image!! Congratulations on the Blue!!
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08/29/2007 07:40:14 AM
Wonderful image, congrats on your blue! Well deserved.

Jack
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08/29/2007 05:49:20 AM
Awesome job from a fellow Nikon shooter!
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08/29/2007 05:27:37 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!!!
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08/29/2007 03:56:27 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
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08/29/2007 02:23:34 AM
Congratulations on your first blue ribbon and personal record. Fantastic image!!

Message edited by author 2007-08-29 02:26:09.
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08/29/2007 01:27:33 AM
Hey, congrats to you! Isn't it exciting? Lovely, ethereal image.
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08/29/2007 01:00:31 AM
Well deserved blue! Beautiful shot.
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08/29/2007 12:56:58 AM
congrats on ur ribbon...this shot deserves it
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08/29/2007 12:48:56 AM
First Ribbon for the D40 and it's a blue! Nice work.
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08/29/2007 12:41:45 AM
oh my! beautiful, congrats. from the plane??
is blue your fav. color now? ;)

Message edited by author 2007-08-29 01:29:50.
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08/29/2007 12:35:02 AM
Big congrats on your first ribbon, Mae! This is definitely a top shot. Stunning.
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08/29/2007 12:19:19 AM
Congrats! Great shot and the layering is spectacular.
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08/29/2007 12:14:50 AM
Congrats! Beautiful shot!
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08/29/2007 12:14:06 AM
super, congratulations!!
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08/29/2007 12:13:21 AM
WTG! Congrats!
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08/29/2007 12:09:00 AM
What a gorgeous ribbon winner! Congrats!
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08/29/2007 12:06:28 AM
Whoo hoo, congrats to you on this fantastic win!
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08/29/2007 12:04:12 AM
Congrats, Mae! Any of that chocolate bar left? ;) First ribbon, and it's a blue! Plus a new personal best. Way to go!
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08/29/2007 12:03:23 AM
Yup, gave it a 10. Beautiful image. Congratulations.
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08/29/2007 12:03:01 AM
CONGRATULATIONS! Many, many congratulations! I'm very happy for you.
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08/29/2007 12:02:20 AM
WOOOOOOOO!!!! First ribbon! First blue! Sweet, sweet action!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/28/2007 11:48:55 PM
Beautiful, but you've got some banding in the upper left. I get that sometimes when I push up the contrast in the sky too much. Did you apply the purple via a gradient or gradient map? That might have created the banding, too.
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08/28/2007 10:18:48 PM
Since all my photo equipment was stolen and I am camera-less, I will spend time now voting...
Interest - 2
Theme Interp - 3
Technical Merit - 3
Personal Bias - 2
TOTAL - 10 - love the purple! I can see this on my wall!
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08/28/2007 11:05:57 AM
Ohmy!! I literally gasped upon the impact of this stunning photo. 10
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08/28/2007 09:08:27 AM
One of the tops in this round. Nicely done!
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08/28/2007 12:24:18 AM
Simply Spectacular!
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08/27/2007 06:51:53 PM
quite nice shot and thought
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08/27/2007 12:03:39 PM
Beautiful
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08/26/2007 01:29:04 PM
At last a good one. 10
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08/26/2007 09:50:21 AM
Beautiful shot! I like the color over the top like you did.
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08/25/2007 09:07:14 PM
This is the one :D - 9 .....
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08/24/2007 04:25:37 PM
Nice shot, although I was more of an AC/DC fan myself.
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08/24/2007 01:08:51 PM
Love the color and the sunlight shining through, very beautiful
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08/24/2007 09:24:56 AM
beautiful...love the rays...best one in the challenge
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08/22/2007 10:09:10 PM
I like the colorring and the filtered sunlight. Good title as well - lends additional credit to your image. Good luck in the challenge.
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08/22/2007 08:35:06 PM
briantammy? :) Sure looks a bit like his work. Great layers, great colour, great light. Perfection, I gave this a 10. Came back to make a fav, such a memorable image. Good luck in the challenge!
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08/22/2007 07:49:15 PM
AMAZING coloring!
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08/22/2007 05:40:49 PM
Very calming image. Not so sure about the purple however.
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08/22/2007 05:08:51 PM
beautifully serene. 9
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08/22/2007 01:44:49 PM
Beautiful shades and layers
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08/22/2007 12:00:22 PM
stunning ...
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08/22/2007 11:09:34 AM
Very pretty!
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08/22/2007 10:46:38 AM
Indeed.
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08/22/2007 10:02:25 AM
Beautiful! I really like the tones in this one! (like the title too, as I selected it for my last free study entry!)
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08/22/2007 08:03:49 AM
That's just beautiful.
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08/22/2007 07:31:14 AM
A beautiful presentation. One of my top picks of the challenge. Bumping up and adding to faves.
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08/22/2007 07:29:13 AM
wow. just beautiful!!! love the colour and the light. 10 points. deserves definitely a ribbon!
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08/22/2007 03:17:18 AM
awesome!!
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08/22/2007 12:45:31 AM
Looks very surreal. Great shot. I love the color.
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