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Elysian Fields
Elysian Fields

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Challenge: Free Study 2007-08 (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Great Langdale, Lake District, England.
Date: Aug 23, 2007
Aperture: f/20
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Aug 26, 2007

This ended up being a 3 hour detour home, having found favourable weather conditions after leaving work (I actually had the foresight to take my camera with me!!!). I'd never been to this part of the lake district before, but had alway's wanted to visit, and since the weather was looking good, I thought 'what the heck'! besides, I'd not yet shot anything suitable for this free study.

I opted to name this Elysian Fields, after the paradisaical land of Greek mythology I once read about; the final resting place of the souls of the heroic and virtuous, where the dead hoped to spend eternity. On visiting this awe-inspiring place, it wasn't dificult to imagine as I looked down into this beautiful valley as the sun set, that I could indeed for a magical moment be inhabiting a devine heaven.

Place: 23 out of 503
Avg (all users): 6.7975
Avg (commenters): 7.5833
Avg (participants): 6.7568
Avg (non-participants): 6.8936
Views since voting: 11534
Views during voting: 257
Votes: 158
Comments: 19
Favorites: 9 (view)

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10/10/2008 11:44:58 PM
who would dare give this anything below a 5. egads is such a gorgeous photo. would have gotten a 10 for sure from me if id had seen it
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07/04/2008 01:47:16 PM
One of my favorite places in the world and you brought it to life. And thanks for the more than kind comment.
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05/07/2008 04:59:22 PM
Your technique is stellar--particularly the way you have brought out the detail of the foreground.
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11/04/2007 09:22:52 PM
Great colors, this also should have scored well over a 7, incredible shot, already added to faves during voting
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09/08/2007 05:10:26 PM
OMG! This is definitely the entry to heaven!! Such a beautiful image! Almost brings a tear to my eye. Thank you for bringing it to us! :)
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09/08/2007 11:30:55 AM
Exquisite photo. I gave it a 9 and think it worth every point of that.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2007 12:23:59 AM
Wow. That's all that I can say.
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09/06/2007 11:13:41 AM
Wow! I want to live there... permanently!
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09/06/2007 06:15:20 AM
Pity about the blown sky, this would have been a good opportunity for you to try out some HDR since the rules allowed it.
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09/05/2007 04:06:27 PM
Lovely details in the center of the photo.
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09/05/2007 09:55:29 AM
very nice capture of the valley!
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09/04/2007 09:04:34 PM
Beautiful lovely light and awesome image 10
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09/04/2007 02:27:47 PM
Beautiful light on your valley here!
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09/04/2007 02:19:16 AM
Love the Ray of light, the rest feels a bit undersaturated to me Good Luck
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09/02/2007 12:41:35 PM
Incredible shot, love the colors, and a very great job with the landscape, 10 from me and a fav.
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09/02/2007 08:18:49 AM
Great shot. Good work to keep so much detail in the shot considering the bright sun. Not sure what you wanted as the main focus of the shot though.
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09/02/2007 05:21:34 AM
wonderful...HDR??? love the lens flare...really suits this 9
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09/01/2007 11:50:24 PM
Wow - what a great vantage point! You captured this scene incredibly well. Given the ruleset, an HDR from bracketed exposures would have been ideal here, tho' - then you could have brought back some of the sun to really bring its presence into the scene more tangibly. << 8 >>
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09/01/2007 09:00:25 AM
Nice landscape
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