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After the Winter Storm
After the Winter Storm
hahn23


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Challenge: Ansel Adams II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Dream Lake, Tyndall Gorge, RMNP, Estes Park, CO
Date: Jan 16, 2009
Aperture: f/18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/13s
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 16, 2009

Tyndall Gorge. From left to right.... Hallet's Peak, Tyndall Glacier and Flattop Mtn, as seen from the middle of Dream Lake. Three exposures, +1, 0, -1 camera stops. Detail enhancing tonemapping in PhotoMatix plug-in for Aperture. Conversion to b&w in Silver Efex Pro plug-in for Aperture.

Processed the 3 RAW images in Apple's Aperture. 0.6 & 0.9 soft graduated neutral density filters. The three exposures had bracketed shutter speeds of 1/13s, 1/5s and 1/30s.

Emulating "Clearing Winter Storm ... Yosemite" by Ansel Adams. //www.globalgallery.com/enlarge/022-27583/

[Jan. 26th, 2009 12:43:48 PM]

A few voters thought the blowing snow was a cloud. Just a wind gust blown wisp of snow. It is about 800' in height from the glacier low spot to the top of Hallet's Peak.... as tall as a city skyscraper.

[Jan. 27th, 2009 06:07:37 PM]

I think I struck a good histogram balance with this image. The monitors of voters vary. I've had comments about "blown out highlights" and comments regarding wanting "more contrast". This tells me that I'm in the middle of the viewers' wide range of monitor calibrations. Something I need to remember in the future.

Post Challenge: Thanks for all the good constructive criticism comments. I'm pleased with a 4th place.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 219
Avg (all users): 6.9461
Avg (commenters): 8.3529
Avg (participants): 6.8193
Avg (non-participants): 7.0127
Views since voting: 3729
Views during voting: 504
Votes: 241
Comments: 37
Favorites: 8 (view)


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05/14/2012 10:57:53 PM
This should have won! It's beautiful and was best in challenge.
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02/07/2009 02:45:54 PM
nice work. if Ansel could reach you , he would pat you on the back.
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02/02/2009 07:39:48 AM
This is wonderful. I always enjoy your work.
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01/31/2009 05:39:17 AM
Excellent shot, congrats on the 4th place!
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01/29/2009 04:06:24 PM
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We are happy to inform you that your submission to the Ansel Adams II challenge ("After the Winter Storm") has been validated.
Your entry has been reviewed by the Site Council and/or Administrators, who have confirmed your submission.
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Thanks, SC and/or Admins! Much appreciated.

Message edited by author 2009-01-29 16:07:23.
01/29/2009 12:47:25 PM
Great shot! The wisp of snow is a great subsitute for Ansel's everpresent clouds. I absolutely love the Bear Lake area and this is so much better than anything I've ever been able to get there.

It would be nice if we could get the sun to come up in the west for awhile so we could shoot the Front Range in afternoon clouds and evening light wouldn't it? ;)
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01/29/2009 01:04:12 AM
Breathtaking...I gave this stunning image a 9. Congrats on your HM!
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01/28/2009 10:53:26 PM
This has the composition of an Ansel Adam's shot, but not the editing. He makes the sky nearly black, and would have much more contrast in the mountains. I think you have the winning shot here, but only if you had edited it more in Ansel's style. Beautiful shot! Take care,
JD
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01/28/2009 04:11:18 PM
Congratulations on the Green ribbon Richard.
Beautiful.
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01/28/2009 03:20:05 PM
congrats on 4th place!
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01/28/2009 12:46:37 PM
A stunning view well rendered. Congrats on the nifty star thingie!
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01/28/2009 09:32:21 AM
Hmmm...the 1, 2, and 3 scorers kept you off the front page for sure. I wonder if it is time for some "mathematical" throwing out of lows and highs.
01/28/2009 07:48:08 AM
Ahhhhh yes. A MOST fitting scene to imitate Ansel Adams. Beautifully done!

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01/28/2009 02:23:18 AM
Brillisnt shot!!! congrats on Top 5
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01/28/2009 01:06:50 AM
Very beautiful. I'm very impressed. Congratulations.
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01/28/2009 12:29:14 AM
This really has the feel of Ansel's work, Congrats on 4th place.
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01/28/2009 12:15:27 AM
Well done, I scored this well. You sound a bit bitter about the low votes, don't sweat the small stuff...you have a great photograph for the wall!
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01/28/2009 12:10:21 AM
another of my few high scorers..i love the way you let the scene dictate the conversion-lovely tonal range
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2009 04:37:50 PM
Lovely setting, I wonder if the contrasts could be a bit more dramatic, but I'm glad you didn't over-process this.
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01/27/2009 12:54:49 PM
Beautiful photo!
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01/27/2009 09:13:06 AM
This is what I would consider a ture Ansel photo. Great job!
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01/26/2009 09:11:14 PM
Love it! Great composition and exposure. A very nice tribute to the master of black and white photography.
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01/26/2009 06:35:07 PM
Nice one! Some good drama in the blowing clouds. Truly a grand scene.
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01/26/2009 07:32:53 AM
Beautiful scene and great shot
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01/25/2009 12:21:03 PM
Impressive shot, it does capture the Ansel Adams appearance.
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01/24/2009 05:20:30 PM
I really love this image. I'm not sure whether it is one of the places that Ansel actually shot at, but it looks like it. This image definitely fits the challenge well. The little bit of wind blowing the snow off the mountain really adds interest. Contrast and lighting are just right. -9
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01/24/2009 01:30:19 PM
Very nice. Clouds seem almost like they are moving.
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01/24/2009 11:13:16 AM
very nice detail
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01/23/2009 11:48:11 PM
Now that's nice! Maybe my monitor is a bit bright but I would like to see some darker tones here.
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01/23/2009 07:13:59 PM
Love this one, you are tied for first so far with an 8 from me. A little more contrast maybe. Not too much more however.
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01/22/2009 11:09:54 PM
I love the light and that wispy cloud. Beautiful! 10
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01/21/2009 12:10:42 PM
OMG. IMO you're giving the old master a run for his money here. Top marks. There's a couple of other strong contenders in the contest but for me, this one pinches it.
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01/21/2009 04:40:10 AM
Beautiful photo, I think your onto a high scorer here. Best of luck. 9
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01/21/2009 03:34:30 AM
nice view, the mountains look great. The sky is not AA style, should have been darkened through b/w conversion
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01/21/2009 02:56:46 AM
Really great Ansel approximation. The whipped up snow is stellar, but the sunny face is a tad overblown for perfection.
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01/21/2009 02:01:50 AM
Nice. Now why don't I have access to scenes this to shoot?
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01/21/2009 12:35:51 AM
this is beautiful! if the sky were a little darker, i think it might be a little more Adamsesque.
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