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The Power and the Majesty
3rd PlaceThe Power and the Majesty
Shaman


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Power (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Ottawa
Date: Sep 4, 2007
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Landscape, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Sep 4, 2007

I think I remember all the PP steps.... Tweaked in raw, levels, brightness/contrast, Hue/Sat, 3 low level NI passes, Channel mixer to tweak colours even more, brightness/contrast again, a USM pass, Cropped, Saved for web, and another sharpen pass.

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Wow - thanks everyone for the votes. This is my first ribbon, and first score above 7. I watched it all week, hoping the scorewould stick, and it did. Thanks again everyone.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 151
Avg (all users): 7.1934
Avg (commenters): 7.8387
Avg (participants): 7.0000
Avg (non-participants): 7.2426
Views since voting: 8942
Views during voting: 378
Votes: 212
Comments: 57
Favorites: 13 (view)


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02/16/2012 10:38:48 AM
Beautiful photo and love the title. Congrats on your ribbon
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10/02/2008 11:23:45 AM
Wow! I love the color.
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09/17/2007 05:07:20 PM
Conratulations on the ribbon. Good PP work and excellent note.
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09/15/2007 08:00:24 PM
Ecellemnt.
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09/14/2007 04:29:41 PM
Wow the sky and its colors are amazing and I love the power lines and towers
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09/14/2007 08:59:16 AM
Great sky...congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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09/14/2007 03:01:06 AM
This is an amazing photo!!!!! colors, content, etc, it is well done! magnificent piece of work! keep up the wonderful work! those colors are just great!

Message edited by author 2007-09-14 03:02:56.
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09/13/2007 03:48:51 PM
to me, the sky looks unreal and oversaturated. I think it would have been as strong or more so without such aggressive post-processing work.
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09/13/2007 03:16:44 PM
congratulations..beautiful colours..simplicity often works best...well done!!!!!
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09/12/2007 09:28:44 AM
I'm always in awe when someone can take such an ordinary subject and take a photograph that knocks your socks off! The extra effort to take it at just the right time, the processing, the location: PERFECT! Congratulations on achieving your highest score, a 7.1+ and a ribbon with this amazing photo!

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09/12/2007 07:22:28 AM
Steve, congratulations on your first ribbon. This is a great shot with great post processing that deserves the ribbon.
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09/12/2007 04:58:42 AM
Wow, awesome colors, congrats on the ribbon!
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09/12/2007 04:54:36 AM
great picture well done /congrats
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09/12/2007 03:19:59 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon with this stunning image.
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09/12/2007 02:11:15 AM
Big CONGRATS!!!
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09/12/2007 01:24:59 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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09/12/2007 01:02:31 AM
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Becky-Lee pointed this out to me during voting and I gasped. I had to make sure to vote at least 20% so that I could give this a 10. I NEVER give 10's! (well, almost never...)
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09/12/2007 12:48:04 AM
wow!! what a dynamic sky....congrats on ur ribbon!
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09/12/2007 12:42:40 AM
I didn't really vote on this challenge, unfortunately, but I did view them all and I think this should have been number 1!!!!!! I favourited it.
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09/12/2007 12:38:19 AM
Congrats on your first 7 score and ribbon! Those are some amazing colors.
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09/12/2007 12:32:28 AM
My pick for the "Blue" Great shot and finally a ribbon. More to come we hope. Van
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09/12/2007 12:04:14 AM
Congrats on the ribbon mate! :)
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09/12/2007 12:03:49 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon! Eh!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/11/2007 11:55:48 PM
Gorgeous color! Nicely done!
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09/11/2007 08:54:29 AM
Great sky!
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09/11/2007 07:35:27 AM
great sunset for sure
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09/11/2007 07:17:33 AM
Love the colour & composition
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09/11/2007 12:44:16 AM
great capture. nice color. this is the best i have seen so far.
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09/11/2007 12:09:35 AM
WAH BABY, that is tight. I really like it! Its got the power in it, and the art side is not lacking!
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09/10/2007 06:54:17 PM
Very good commercially useful image which depicts the challenge theme well. 8.
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09/10/2007 06:32:11 PM
Lovely and powerful. 10
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09/10/2007 04:47:55 PM
wow this is a great message and this picture captures it perfectly I think its the best
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09/09/2007 08:39:01 PM
The saturated colors in the sky really enhance the Power of this image. Pardon the pun.
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09/08/2007 02:47:07 PM
great colors
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09/07/2007 06:27:33 PM
love the colors and leading lines.
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09/07/2007 05:04:54 PM
I feel the sunset in the sky is more the subject of this pic than the power lines... That said, tremendous colors and processing. I sort of wish you had found some more interesting silhouettes to contrast with the sky and than put this into another challenge, or maybe a free study.
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09/07/2007 02:40:40 PM
best of the power line shots. 8
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09/07/2007 08:36:54 AM
yes, colors are really powerful; just a tad too powerful, IMO
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09/06/2007 08:42:40 PM
Great Image !!
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09/06/2007 03:17:13 PM
Oh!! I love it. This is fantastic. Something about how the sky turns to blue after the powerful shilouettes creates and incredible effect. :)
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09/06/2007 05:08:40 AM
Perfect
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09/05/2007 08:09:34 PM
To me this is the photo that really fits the challenge "power". great color, very sharp, nice composition.
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09/05/2007 07:19:34 PM
Very nice image. Love the colors.
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09/05/2007 05:56:51 PM
WOW!!! Striking. Fabulous color. Best yet...
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09/05/2007 04:03:11 PM
Nice processing on this! I really like the effect of the red and blue.
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09/05/2007 02:22:45 PM
great composition and color. well done.
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09/05/2007 02:11:34 PM
I'm gonna guess this nailed a ribbon. It has all the ingredients.
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09/05/2007 12:09:07 PM
couldnt ask for better colors and contrast. a bit unnatural but suits the subject. 8
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09/05/2007 10:46:29 AM
Nice composition, beautiful colors
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09/05/2007 10:04:00 AM
Superb color.
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09/05/2007 07:17:22 AM
At first this looked totally wicked.. And it still does every time I look at it.
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09/05/2007 06:39:49 AM
wow...stunning sky
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09/05/2007 05:50:45 AM
great colours
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09/05/2007 05:10:21 AM
OK well there are quite a few power line shots in the challenge but this is the first one that has made me stop and go wow. Excellent composition and outstanding lighting and colour 9
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09/05/2007 03:21:19 AM
this is from basic editing?
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09/05/2007 01:01:55 AM
WOW! Besides the sharpness and clarity, what really blows me away is the different lines/textures in the differently-coloured parts of the sky. Stunning balance with the leading lines, yet puts the poles nicely on a third, and the half and half in the sky balances perfectly. Simply stunning!
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09/05/2007 12:17:06 AM
the best of the power line shots
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