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Challenge: Free Study 2008-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
Location: Death Valley
Date: Jul 8, 2008
Aperture: f22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Date Uploaded: Jul 9, 2008

Death Valley, California.
This shot took something special - a 1:00am start from Yosemite, drive 200+ miles to Death Valley, arrive 1 hr before dawn, hike into the dunes, shoot, hike back out in 110 deg heat, drive 400+ miles back to San Francisco. One very very special day. So who says business trips can't be fun ;-)

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 524
Avg (all users): 7.1166
Avg (commenters): 7.8421
Avg (participants): 7.0236
Avg (non-participants): 7.4444
Views since voting: 3629
Views during voting: 298
Votes: 163
Comments: 38
Favorites: 13 (view)


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08/13/2008 01:33:06 PM
you are a winner... some lovely curves... the clarity in the picture is what amazes me most.
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08/12/2008 04:56:43 PM
Congrats on your 4th place with this beautiful shot!
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08/09/2008 05:51:58 AM
Very special mate...
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08/08/2008 12:32:18 PM
Thanks for all the comments and all the votes. I did enjoy myself getting this image, it was planned down to the last detail. I've never done so much research on a location before. It paid the dividend in the end though.
08/08/2008 12:30:46 PM
Originally posted by LevT:

congratulations! I already said "beautiful", can only repeat that. In regard to earlier 21.gif Imagineer's comment, I definitely find Death valley much more interesting and diverse that Yosemite.


21.gif Imagineer's comment had a smiley, so I forgive him ;-)

I have to say I found DV a stronger location for photography too!

Message edited by author 2008-08-08 12:32:36.
08/08/2008 11:52:00 AM
congratulations! I already said "beautiful", can only repeat that. In regard to earlier 21.gif Imagineer's comment, I definitely find Death valley much more interesting and diverse that Yosemite.
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08/08/2008 11:17:10 AM
Wow. A fave from me! I've been to those dunes several times and never got a shot like that. Just beautiful.
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08/08/2008 10:07:31 AM
Amazing amount of time & effort to get this absolutely incredible shot. Outstanding work. Congrats on 4th.
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08/08/2008 08:20:57 AM
I can't believe you drove away from Yosemite!! I travelled thousands of miles to go there! Was the landscape not dramatic enough for you???
: )
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08/08/2008 03:37:00 AM
You went to a LOT of trouble to get this most excellent image. Glad it paid off. Congrats on 4th place, Keith.
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08/08/2008 02:47:27 AM
Congrats on your 4th, very well done - excellent tones and clarity
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08/08/2008 01:48:04 AM
the best
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08/08/2008 01:47:53 AM
wonderful...congratulations...
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08/08/2008 12:51:21 AM
You get the road-warrior award! Congrats!
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08/08/2008 12:20:12 AM
Sounds like an adventure. Congratulations on the top10! I had you pegged for another shot. But this is nice too :)

Message edited by author 2008-08-08 01:36:50.
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08/08/2008 12:14:11 AM
Beautiful lighting, congrats
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08/08/2008 12:12:58 AM
Whew! Glad it beat your average :) Tee hee! This was one of my favorites in this whole STUNNING challenge. Congratulations on the honorable mention!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2008 09:31:02 PM
Spectacular! It takes my breath away.
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08/06/2008 08:23:46 PM
I love subtle shadows in the mountains. An excellent use of a telephoto lens for landscape photography.
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08/06/2008 02:05:12 PM
Ohhh...I love photos like this one! 8
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08/06/2008 09:32:33 AM
spectacular...could do with a frame in my opinion
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08/06/2008 04:14:29 AM
Nice. Where was this one taken?
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08/05/2008 08:03:34 PM
Beautiful landscape.
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08/05/2008 07:52:19 PM
beautiful!
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08/05/2008 07:17:03 PM
Nice done, I like the composition & the colors of the dunes are awesome.
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08/04/2008 11:11:03 PM
Love the light and the simplicity of this shot. The layering is perfect.
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08/04/2008 06:04:59 PM
I like the simplicity
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08/02/2008 02:45:58 PM
Lovely landscape, great sense of depth. The contrasts are excellent: light and shadow, rought and smooth. 10
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08/02/2008 01:51:20 PM
a little dark IMO
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08/02/2008 01:02:31 PM
Cracking shot. Subject is dull as dishwater, but hey.
; )

I'd have cropped out the near foreground though as it detracts from the main forms. Beautiful light.
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08/02/2008 10:37:09 AM
beautiful
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08/02/2008 08:40:33 AM
I just LOVE this one........
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08/02/2008 07:59:53 AM
Great lines and layers. Very dramatic. Outstanding.
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08/02/2008 01:55:22 AM
Alright Sammy is this you? hehehe Nice depth on this image. I love dunes so how could I not comment! Nice light on the foreground dunes.
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08/01/2008 10:38:46 PM
Beautiful!
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08/01/2008 11:59:27 AM
beautiful lighting , nicely composed 7
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08/01/2008 11:15:41 AM
Nice DOF. Good lighting.
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08/01/2008 10:34:23 AM
wow. why can't I live there. Excellent timing for a perfectly lit image. 9
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