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Crown of the Continent
Crown of the Continent

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-06 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Date: Jun 21, 2008
Aperture: 1/16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Jun 23, 2008

Lots of post processing...mostly dodge/burn, curves etc. I did alot of pixil level editing to get the contrast and range of tones -just- right. That, and some tweaking of the clouds to bring out highlight detail. All told, close to a 5 hour PS effort...

I think this is one of my better images. The only thing I dont like is the loss of sharpness I got when I saved this as a JPEG. The background mountains probably lost 20-30% of their detail, and the tone difference between the mountains and the clouds became less drastic.

I'd like something above a 6.

Place: 233 out of 473
Avg (all users): 5.7338
Avg (commenters): 5.8889
Avg (participants): 5.6381
Avg (non-participants): 6.0294
Views since voting: 506
Views during voting: 208
Votes: 139
Comments: 10
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/06/2008 02:18:43 AM
A little dark for me.
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07/05/2008 06:34:22 PM
Nice B&W image. A bit dark on the right side but that may be my monitor. I don't know which but I definitely would have liked to have seen more sky or more foreground, either of which may have improved this already great capture.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/05/2008 06:30:02 PM
reminds me of Ansel Adams, beautiful dark sky and rich tones.
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07/04/2008 06:07:32 PM
Spectacular vista, wish it was a bit sharper, but still has wonderful tones.
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07/04/2008 06:25:09 AM
great contrast, nice depth in the sky, beautiful
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07/02/2008 02:10:25 AM
The loss of detail in the darkest areas is a shame. Would like to see the colour version.
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07/01/2008 10:50:56 PM
B&W here doesn't do anything for me imo
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07/01/2008 06:13:32 PM
would like to see the color version of this photo. I think the bw makes it lose too much detail.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/01/2008 05:15:35 PM
Dramatic, amazing scene, a bit dark on the right.
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07/01/2008 09:04:03 AM
Beautiful tones but I would have cloned out the bottom left corner...very distracting.
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