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Moonrise, Painted Hills, Oregon
Moonrise, Painted Hills, Oregon
DrAchoo

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Challenge: Masters' Free Study II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Location: John Day Fossil Bed, Painted Hills, Oregon
Date: Nov 17, 2008
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 17, 2008

Wow. DrAchoo entering a B&W? Ya, I have no idea what I'm doing other than this was the overall best shot I took. I'm not looking to win this challenge with so many awesome photogs (although I'd love to), but I will smile with delight at every comment I get that mentions "Ansel Adams". My hope here is this image will invoke his style and body of work.

If this finishes anywhere close to the top, I'll do a "how it was done" tutorial for the PP.

The trip out was awesome. This place is about four hours away so I drove out the night before, stayed in a little tiny hotel in a town named Mitchell with a population of about 180. Rented a bunk for $15. Got up early the next morning and made it for a wonderful sunrise. I thought long and hard about entering one of the sunrise shots, but because you are shooting into the light the hills are very dark. I ultimately decided to go with this one which has the light behind me with the sun just high enough to light the hill up.

Statistics
Place: 20 out of 170
Avg (all users): 6.8779
Avg (commenters): 8.4583
Avg (participants): 6.7935
Avg (non-participants): 6.9087
Views since voting: 3015
Views during voting: 615
Votes: 344
Comments: 37
Favorites: 12 (view)


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12/10/2008 07:31:47 PM
Nicely done Jason! Not suprised to see this was yours although I figured you for a little more color. I am interested in your editing steps.
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12/09/2008 02:19:40 AM
Funny how that moon retains its roundness while it being so small in your image.

Did you use a fill for the shrub Doc? Fantastic image.
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12/08/2008 09:26:13 PM
hey Jason... not in a milion I would guess this was yours, just because I was expecting a completly different image from you. But I must say that it's an amazing shot from a great Master!
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12/08/2008 07:16:57 PM
wonderful shot...details are perfect, should have ribboned....
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12/08/2008 09:21:54 AM
Love this.
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12/08/2008 04:41:50 AM
Sweeeeet! A great entry and excellent score. Nice job, Doc.
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12/08/2008 03:04:38 AM
I so admire your choice of entering a left of field image (for you) in such a tough field.

I'm pleased to see it finish as high as it did. WELL DONE.
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12/08/2008 01:47:17 AM
One of my top pics...
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12/08/2008 12:42:45 AM
A tribute composition, but w/beautiful elements and arrangement unique to this environment - beautiful tone, I think handsome b&w, I'll echo, a touch over sharp.
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12/08/2008 12:25:29 AM
Jason this is a wonderful image, and one that needs more size to appreciate. Well done.
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12/08/2008 12:16:27 AM
Wonderful piece of work. For those who aren't aware of it, Doc is paying homage to one of Ansel Adams's most famous images, "Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico".

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Ain't that remarkable? Check out the SKY. A better reproduction of the Adams would more closely resemble Doc's tones..
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12/08/2008 12:13:49 AM
WOAH - not in the top 5? I'm stunned.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2008 11:56:10 PM
awesome tones
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12/07/2008 07:55:47 PM
Wow. Perfect image for black and white. Very clean and well balanced.
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12/06/2008 08:51:13 PM
Nice - Great light.
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12/06/2008 12:32:44 PM
A classic! Very Ansel Adams-esque. A very easy 9 from me. Only nitpick is the three brances looks oversharpened on my monitor. The rest of the shot is sharp and soft at the same time. A shot I'm jealous of ;) Great job! This would make one great print.
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12/05/2008 08:11:19 PM
nice job, Ansel! no vote
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12/05/2008 02:42:54 PM
Very, very nice! I like this one quite a bit - nice contrast with 3 interesting elements for each of the zones. Technically well executed, too - good luck! -- 10 --
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12/05/2008 07:29:30 AM
Ansel has nothing on this one....
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12/04/2008 03:40:35 PM
Very Ansel Adams...I think he may have been impressed with this one!! Beautiful...the depth and composition are amazing and the tones are outstanding.
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12/04/2008 03:23:22 PM
To me, it's near the edge of being oversharpened. Near, but not. I love it: 10
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12/04/2008 09:34:08 AM
Very striking image. I always try to capture light beams painting the ground like this yet can never quite manage it :) You did well.
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12/04/2008 07:59:54 AM
Wonderful light, sensitvely converted. Maybe the best landscape in show. 9.
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12/04/2008 07:04:29 AM
So much to see, love this one... my only 10 so far (83%)
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12/03/2008 02:57:42 PM
Lovely BW-- I would quit if I found an image like this in my viewfinder one day. Hyperbole?? a little, but not much. good luck!
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12/03/2008 02:50:53 PM
ehhhh ansel adams teach.......:)
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12/02/2008 10:39:28 PM
great BW work!
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12/02/2008 05:41:56 PM
tones really make this work - the composition is ho hum... 7
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12/01/2008 11:07:47 PM
Neat patterns/textures within the land, I like the white tree out front and the sky is wicked, Nice take, good work. 10.
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12/01/2008 10:22:04 PM
Ansel Adam-esque, I like
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12/01/2008 09:05:27 PM
Awesome bw. I really like the contrast and tones in this. Also, the moon, though tiny in relative size, really adds to the image.
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12/01/2008 07:02:22 PM
ROFL... About as close as it can get without some adobes in the middleground...
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12/01/2008 03:28:03 PM
A bit oversharpened for my taste, but that's a nitpick. I'm still giving you a 9. :)
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12/01/2008 12:34:57 PM
This seems oversharpened to me. I suspect it is much more effective in the larger version.
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12/01/2008 09:42:08 AM
Black and White tones are wonderfully dynamic. The composition is spot on BEAUTIFUL with the lines of the bare tree to the details seen in the mountains to the moon peering through the rippling clouds above! This shows off the majestic and startling beauty of this landscape. Well done - the photo has a Ansel Adams type feel too it - a "Moonrise" revisited:-)
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12/01/2008 04:56:40 AM
oversharpened, but still beautiful. excellent b/w conversion
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12/01/2008 12:41:20 AM
Wow talk about Ansel Adams. That's terrific.
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