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Challenge: Object Isolation by Contrast (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Death Valley National Park, California
Date: Dec 28, 2007
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2 sec.
Galleries: Landscape, Candid
Date Uploaded: Dec 30, 2007

Pre-challenge comment:

I'm expecting to get slammed with DNMC comments on my "subject". The challenge description is, "Use some form of contrast in your photo to isolate your subject."

My "subject" is a group of photographers (not one photographer, but one group of photographers). This subject is isolated (set apart) from the rest of the composition by the off-setting colors of their clothes. We'll see.

RAW image shot in manual mode, and then converted.

Post Challenge Comment
I'm satisfied with the 5.6579 score. Thanks all!

For those that wondered where this was taken, it was at Zabriskie Point in the Death Valley National Park. Here's an outtake (actually, it's the original composition):

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Place: 90 out of 188
Avg (all users): 5.6579
Avg (commenters): 6.5556
Avg (participants): 5.4688
Avg (non-participants): 5.7955
Views since voting: 986
Views during voting: 278
Votes: 152
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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01/07/2008 02:27:37 AM
Excellent crop: the 3 different hues of the ridges provide just the right background to the line of colourful photographers. (I rather doubt there exist any pictures of so large a group of photographers that is as well composed).
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/05/2008 09:27:53 PM
This is so classic. Where was it taken - the Badlands in Utah?
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01/03/2008 02:37:56 PM
great leading lines, 8
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01/01/2008 05:08:31 PM
I like the perspective. I'm sure they are not as near tot he edge as this looks. The tilt of the ground lends to the appearance of a precarious location.
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12/31/2007 07:33:50 PM
Wish I was one of them , nicely composed - 6
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12/31/2007 02:01:12 PM
What a great contrast of man and nature.
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12/31/2007 11:48:56 AM
Very cool! I wish I could come to one of these gatherings. The lines passing across the frame add depth which is cool and I love how all the photographers are dressed and positioned differently but still make a very nice cohesive group
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12/31/2007 10:34:12 AM
Now, that's a perspective you don't see too often. I love it. What an interesting photo!
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12/31/2007 09:12:40 AM
Neat contrast of the rocks. Looks like a popular place or GTG. Good luck.
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12/31/2007 05:39:52 AM
I wonder what they are all taking photos of.
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