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Eagle Creek Trail- Columbia River Gorge
Eagle Creek Trail- Columbia River Gorge

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: The Road Less Traveled (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Eagle Creek, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, USA
Date: Aug 20, 2008
Aperture: 16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/13
Date Uploaded: Aug 26, 2008

Levels, Curves, Selective Color Tweak of greens and yellows, slight exposure adjustment, sharpening, border, resize, save for web.

What a beautiful place this is. Saw a pair of bald eagles at the end of my hike about 50 feet over my head. What a thrill!!!

After Challenge: I'm very pleased with how this did. My first top ten, and PB. Thanks for the nice comments.
Disqualification Details
You may use a cloning tool or small healing brush for the sole purpose of removing sensor dust or hot pixels. No other spot-editing is allowed.

Views since voting: 1528
Views during voting: 363
Comments: 18
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09/09/2008 10:27:54 AM
yeah that's a bummer on that water droplet man, on closer inspection it does change the photograph quite a bit when you remove it as it now looks like a cloud and part of the original photo. But it would be legal in adv. editing, so that's sort of unfair I think, but then again you have to draw the line somewhere. IMO removing sensor dust is not qualitatively different from removing a water droplet or sun flare, but I suppose you have to draw the line somewhere. Anyway, it is still a great photo and DID in fact place high with voters, I'm sure you'll make it back to the top 5 in short order :)
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09/08/2008 11:11:14 PM
so what was this DQ'd for Steve?
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09/05/2008 01:39:44 AM
I love how desolate it looks and how narrow the path is. THe low clouds is a really nice touch. looks beautiful.
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09/04/2008 10:35:42 PM
Wow. i was there a few years ago.
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09/03/2008 01:10:31 AM
Mmm, I miss Eagle Creek already. Hope you made it to Punchbowl.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/02/2008 09:20:33 PM
Gorgeous scenery, the fog is nice too
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09/02/2008 11:49:54 AM
The beauty in this photo is in the trees and clouds. Unfortunately, the mud road is unappealing and the right-hand side does not add to the appeal.
09/01/2008 01:34:20 PM
Love the look of the misty clouds in the gorge - gives the impression of being high up the mountain trail. I'm glad they have that railing there as that looks like a steep drop if you slipped!
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08/30/2008 11:55:07 AM
I want to be there now (just not lost!). Excellent photo and a perfect 10 to me.
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08/29/2008 11:32:01 PM
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08/29/2008 10:29:01 AM
Everything is right in this take
(not voting)
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08/29/2008 10:20:34 AM
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08/28/2008 11:46:17 PM
very lovely shot. Love that the background area is dark which highlights the foreground and main subject
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08/28/2008 10:03:35 PM
No wonder this is less travelled. It is beautiful in its wildness but it looks lonely and a bit dangerous.
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08/28/2008 06:10:45 AM
By the look of the rail this is the road of dependency.
08/27/2008 02:41:56 PM
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08/27/2008 11:49:25 AM
teke me there, country road
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08/27/2008 12:59:05 AM
Beautiful place, and your picture does it justice. Composition, exposure and color processing are right on. The only thing I wish wasn't there is that pipe, obviously you had no control over that.
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