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Challenge: Ansel Adams II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Sutro's Bath, at the end of the tunnel, SF
Date: Jan 18, 2009
Aperture: 13
ISO: 200
Shutter: 313
Galleries: Black and White, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jan 18, 2009

I am really excited this did so well! It was a real long exposure and I used a graduated ND filter to tone down the sky and shot in bulb mode just after sunset.

I more or less did my normal black and white conversion process which you can find here. Except I used the shadows/highlights only on the bottom portion of the image and ran NI in the sky and water. Then did some dodge and burn. I think the color version came out well and will upload that soon. :)

Thank you everyone for the votes and comments, I feel some of the constructive criticism to be very accurate.
An outtake and the color version
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If you have read this far you should take a moment and look through the images for the 2008 Posthumous Open.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 219
Avg (all users): 7.1184
Avg (commenters): 8.4000
Avg (participants): 6.9880
Avg (non-participants): 7.1852
Views since voting: 6555
Views during voting: 435
Votes: 245
Comments: 50
Favorites: 11 (view)


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02/02/2009 11:54:55 AM
Outstanding, Joe! Good to see some more of your long exposure talent on the front page!
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02/01/2009 12:35:51 AM
Congrats Joe! Youve made this area your own personal playground. :)
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01/31/2009 05:35:41 AM
Excellent shot, congrats!
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01/30/2009 02:59:59 PM
I like your risk taking with the near-blownout whites. super composition.
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01/30/2009 02:25:25 PM
Dynamic, yet dreamy. Good contrast and great clarity. Congrats on the Blue, Joe. Well deserved.
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01/29/2009 11:18:35 AM
Congrats! Always nice to see you on top. you deserve it!
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01/29/2009 09:54:55 AM
I always think of Jack Daniels, whose famous from In Kentucky here. A shot well done in the Ansel Adams style.
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01/29/2009 02:53:54 AM
You just keep getting better and better, Joe. When does your book come out? No, seriously.
As much as this version says "Ansel" to me, I think I actually like the color version better.
Awesome post, as usual. Congrats on the Blue :O)
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01/28/2009 09:35:50 PM
As usual,your work is elegant. The black and white treatment shows off this composition beautifully.
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01/28/2009 07:20:33 PM
hey Joe, congrats on a beautiful photo and another blue!
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01/28/2009 06:25:41 PM
Congrats, super shot mate
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01/28/2009 05:42:59 PM
Ansel Adams makes stuff look bigger. This makes stuff look smaller. But it's a nice picture.
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01/28/2009 03:17:52 PM
Another blue for Joe, excellent... I had a hunch this was you!
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01/28/2009 12:42:54 PM
'Grats, Joe. Just seems perfectly fitting for the blue ribbon to go to the guy who does marvelous landscapes, particularly different kinds of landscapes, and who does exceptional black and white conversions.
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01/28/2009 12:38:07 PM
Lovely image - the 'smoke' on the water works very nicely here and the lines from the rocks really drives us into the scene. Congrats on the Blue
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01/28/2009 10:49:01 AM
yeah babay..!
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01/28/2009 10:22:34 AM
Congrats on the wonderful image and your blue ribbon!
I love the detail in this and the way the smaller stones lead you to the horizon!! Very, very pretty!
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01/28/2009 10:20:02 AM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon, Joe! An outstanding image and a well deserved win!
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01/28/2009 07:45:11 AM
Oh yes, Joe! Ansel couldn't have done better himself. Congratulations on first place!

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01/28/2009 07:43:45 AM
Congratulations, this is a very nice image, great tones. Very well done.

Mac,
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01/28/2009 05:05:48 AM
Congratulations of the blue Joe, BEAUTIFUL photo!
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01/28/2009 03:50:52 AM
Congrats on the ribbon Joe - it's a great shot. I love the control over the tonal range.
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01/28/2009 03:50:08 AM
Congratulations Joe! Excellent work!
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01/28/2009 03:42:22 AM
Wow, wow and wow! This is magnificent, congrats!
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01/28/2009 03:33:59 AM
Right on Joe!!!
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01/28/2009 02:37:08 AM
Congrats, Joe!
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01/28/2009 02:34:27 AM
i'm happy for you, great photograph (my vote was 8), congratulations.
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01/28/2009 02:26:39 AM
Great Job.
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01/28/2009 02:18:48 AM
woohoo congrats Joe!!! excellent shot.
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01/28/2009 01:45:48 AM
Who better?? Congrats, Joe!
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01/28/2009 12:59:39 AM
Beautiful. Congratulations on one of my favorites of the challenge.
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01/28/2009 12:50:22 AM
Keep on winnin em man, landscape master you are, and this is why!, tonal range is very good, congrats!
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01/28/2009 12:31:08 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved "Blue"!! Very nice!!!
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01/28/2009 12:13:59 AM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon. A very compelling image with superb management of detail in the shadows. Well done!
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01/28/2009 12:11:48 AM
Excellent, definitely one of my favorites in the challenge. Well done.
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01/28/2009 12:11:11 AM
Superb shot! Congrats on your well deserved blue!!!
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01/28/2009 12:04:15 AM
wow! you are on some kind of roll, Joe..the last entries of yours are amazing

Congrats
here, lovely image with soft and solid, great juxtaposition and it suits the B&W processing so well
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01/28/2009 12:03:07 AM
Cool! Big congrats to you dude!! : )
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2009 11:00:30 PM
This looks like it was taken above the clouds - gorgeous! 9
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01/27/2009 10:25:01 PM
Good B&W conversion. I like the shot and the softness/mist of the water between the rocks. Nice work!
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01/27/2009 01:11:29 PM
I sooo hope you will put your PP on this shot...want to learn how this is done...wonderful...made my toes curl
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01/25/2009 07:22:39 PM
Looks unreal. I feel like I might be stepping through the bog on Yoda's planet. Star Wars geeks can flame me now for not knowing the name. haha
I would have tried to underexpose the sky just a tad to bring out the "mist" of the water against the dark rocks.
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01/24/2009 12:15:43 PM
Is that fog or water spray?
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01/23/2009 11:32:19 PM
Very nice. I can't see anything I would change.
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01/23/2009 10:55:43 PM
Great depth and tone. Interesting composition. I wonder what prompted you to leave the two points of light in the far mountains. Definitely one of my favorites for the challenge.
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01/23/2009 06:53:28 PM
Very nice. I love the white mist in between the strong dark rocks. It may have been even better if you panned right a little to get more of the rocks on the right that have sun on them, leaving a little less of the boring rocks on the left.
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01/22/2009 08:15:43 AM
Beautiful shot. The mist gives it a nice effect - 8
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01/21/2009 11:31:40 PM
Very well presented and the tonal range is great. I like this a lot and expect you to very well. Good luck!
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01/21/2009 08:49:50 AM
Says Ansel Adams to me.
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01/21/2009 04:40:06 AM
Wow! AMAZING photo!!! Bound to do very well, good luck with it. 10
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