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 This image was disqualified from the The Road Less Traveled challenge.

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: The Road Less Traveled (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Red Rock, NV
Date: Aug 20, 2008
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1 Minute, 4 sec.
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Aug 20, 2008

Disqualification Details
Your submission must be taken after the challenge is announced and before the deadline, based on the Current Server Time (US Eastern Standard Time) displayed at the bottom of every page on this site. You must ensure that your camera date and time are correctly set to your local time zone before shooting your entry. If the date recorded in your original image file is not within the specified challenge dates, your entry will be disqualified -- NO exceptions!

Views since voting: 3781
Views during voting: 443
Comments: 60
Favorites: 14 (view)

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09/08/2008 01:16:56 PM
This photo is awesome, so sad about the disqualification.
09/08/2008 10:35:34 AM
Oh, what a shame!! This photo is amazing! I'm so sorry about that date thing! DARN!

Congratulations on ending up with a FABULOUS shot for your portfolio -- one you will be showing off long after this challenge has been forgotten!

09/05/2008 02:28:16 PM
Aww man so sorry about the DQ, such a great shot as well and it sounds like a genuine mistake as well :( Bummer
09/04/2008 04:28:39 PM
Originally posted by darnold:

I agree, the 6 people who voted 1/2/3 need to reassess what they are doing here... guarantee their photos are somewhere in the nosebleed section.

They probably were confused and thought they were voting in Black & White Abstract! LOL!

Really a great shot....sorry about your DQ.
09/04/2008 04:27:43 PM
oh nooooooooooooooooooooos... bummer!
09/04/2008 09:39:06 AM
Check your camera settings. Maybe it's just a daylight savings time issue where your camera didn't jump forward in March. Will it fall back in Nov.?

Message edited by author 2008-09-04 09:43:13.
09/04/2008 12:58:54 AM
Bummer about the DQ. It's a great shot.
09/03/2008 10:55:05 PM
Mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn, sorry for the DQ :(
09/03/2008 10:16:07 PM
are you sure your camera was set to the correct time?
09/03/2008 08:50:44 PM
Im confused, I took this after midnight on the 20th, which was the start date... Thats still technically the 20th.
09/03/2008 08:47:11 PM
Too bad about the dq. Nice shot.
09/03/2008 08:07:20 PM
Yeesh! Too bad on the dq.
09/03/2008 06:38:12 PM
Another star shooter! I love this, it's a wonderful capture and very well staged. Congrats on your blue ribbon!
09/03/2008 03:41:33 PM
I have to disagree with the person who said that this doesn't get the feel of "less traveled" across. When you really stop and think of the time that you laid perfectly still in the road and had the camera there as well... well, I think you would have had to have been sure it was less traveled!!! This doesn't even take into effect the desolate feel of the photo alone! Great pic. My fav.
09/03/2008 02:10:31 PM
Superb! I like it. =)
09/03/2008 12:34:14 PM
Congratulations! You definitely deserve the ribbon!
09/03/2008 10:21:07 AM
ahhh I miss the west! Thank goodness I'm going out there in a few weeks. I will never be able to get an image like this in Philly. ;) Nice work!
09/03/2008 08:28:32 AM
this is absolutely amazing
09/03/2008 08:22:28 AM
Nice! I think I can even make out a galaxy!
09/03/2008 07:42:51 AM
wow...amazing image...congrats on the blue! don't understand how you got 1's, 2's, 3's...dpchallenge doesn't make sense sometimes
09/03/2008 07:33:13 AM
Amazing shot and a very worthy ribbon winner. Big congrats.
09/03/2008 05:07:50 AM
Originally posted by ti_evom:

Wow, I just noticed that the shutter was open for over a minute, ISO was 100, and the aperture was 2.8. It was pitch black out, eh?

Just about. I could see the orange haze in the distance from the city.
09/03/2008 04:38:46 AM
Wow, I just noticed that the shutter was open for over a minute, ISO was 100, and the aperture was 2.8. It was pitch black out, eh?
09/03/2008 03:23:29 AM
Fabulous shot!!! Congrat on your 1st ribbon! & a blue
09/03/2008 01:58:36 AM
How did you capture the sky like that? I love it. Well done. I hope I can take amazing pictures like this soon!
09/03/2008 01:57:09 AM
finally a worth ribbon winner here. THANK YOU !!
09/03/2008 12:50:42 AM
Congrats on the personal best and your first of many ribbons to come!
09/03/2008 12:44:31 AM
My first ribbon, thanks! Granted, its only my second entry ever, but still, thanks.

Message edited by author 2008-09-03 00:56:11.
09/03/2008 12:44:03 AM
Good to see this do so well :-) Earlier comment stands...
09/03/2008 12:15:25 AM
I agree, the 6 people who voted 1/2/3 need to reassess what they are doing here... guarantee their photos are somewhere in the nosebleed section.

excellent job! congrats on the blue!
09/03/2008 12:10:24 AM
Seriously I pisses me off to see such a wonderful photo get 6 votes 3 and less,
It would kill the score, fortunately it didn`t do that in your case, but it still pisses me off `` excuse my French ``.
Congratulation on a very well deserved award, and for those 6 Photogs .. well I am sure they got the message,
09/03/2008 12:07:48 AM
i loved this shot, and love seeing it on the front page. Sick, congrats on your 1st ribbon.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/02/2008 09:53:49 PM
Nicely captured! Love the cloud movement; adds a nice dynamic element to the composition.
09/02/2008 06:08:43 PM
Unreal. 9
09/02/2008 12:14:03 PM
Beautiful sky. I wish I could have shared that moment. Not lying down on the road part, that is.
09/01/2008 11:51:23 PM
did this really adhere to basic editing rules?

if so well done!
09/01/2008 10:51:31 PM
Very nice exposure. The stars add a nice touch.
09/01/2008 02:52:19 PM
Amazing shot let down a bit by the title.

that sky is something else!

08/31/2008 10:14:20 AM
I love this! What a beautiful sky..
08/30/2008 10:17:40 PM
Neat shot. You should have painted a yellow line on the clothes.
08/30/2008 10:16:52 PM
Wow! Perfect 10.
08/30/2008 04:39:19 PM
wow!! I'm sure you have a ribbon with this one! 10 and fav
08/30/2008 12:32:39 PM
You know, it's a 10 of a photo and very eye appealing. Excellent photography work and execution. I just don't feel it truly conveys the idea of 'Less Traveled'. You know what? I was going to score it 9 but I have a feeling your photo will win over the dpc'ers and why fight it? 10 and I think you've got the Blue.
08/29/2008 01:19:33 PM
Not BAd!
08/29/2008 10:12:17 AM
Wow!! seem like advaced editing..welldone
08/29/2008 08:36:32 AM
Fantastic. There's so much in this photo without it being too busy or cluttered. The colours are beautiful and the image is razor sharp.
08/28/2008 10:30:35 PM
This is a fantastic shot! In my opinion this could have been a ribon contender, however I think the person and the van will take away from it. Otherwise... I really love this shot!
08/28/2008 08:43:26 PM
I think this is a beautiful shot, I wonder what the outtakes look like? This is a winner for me. 10
08/28/2008 11:13:14 AM
Haha, this is fantastic!!
08/28/2008 10:46:01 AM
Nice posing :P
That's one beautiful evening sky you've got there, the centered road and the scenery add to it by being subtle, but not overdone.
08/27/2008 10:23:37 PM
My fave to win.
08/27/2008 07:25:44 PM
08/27/2008 06:58:23 PM
The road of Self Control..
08/27/2008 06:10:12 PM
LOVE IT, ribbon fo' sho'
08/27/2008 04:33:41 PM
WOW. I love this one
08/27/2008 03:12:47 PM
haha, wow I hope he lived! I like the overal color scheme with the cool color of the sky and the warm colors of the cliffs and yellow line.
08/27/2008 09:31:54 AM
On the assumption this is basic-editing legal, I gotta say you've created a masterpiece. It's pretty bizarre as a take on the topic, like you're coming at it from some strange angle, but dang it's lovely :-)
08/27/2008 12:38:00 AM
Beautiful, funny, and figurative! That could be me - I spend hours staring up at the stars when I get the chance.
08/27/2008 12:19:47 AM
this is just awesome... has to ribbon... tones just look so great, 10
08/27/2008 12:07:43 AM
Nice...gorgeous colours!

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