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Challenge: Ansel Adams II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Date: Jan 19, 2009
Aperture: f5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400s
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 20, 2009

Processed from RAW in DPP
Exported as JPEG
Open in CS3
Rotate (many times) and crop until trees were straight
D&B
Convert to B&W with CS3 black and white layer
New layer
Optik Verve Processed to Still Life preset, changed blending mode to overlay, opacity to 20%
Brightness/Contrast
Channel Mixer layer to bring back the punch
USM @ 100, 1.5, 0
Resize
USM @ 70, .5, 0
Canvas size for border
Resize for challenge
SFW
DONE

I am predicting aaaaaaaaaaa 4.2!!

I never know what the hell the voters are gonna do though...

Statistics
Place: 34 out of 219
Avg (all users): 6.1452
Avg (commenters): 7.2778
Avg (participants): 5.8148
Avg (non-participants): 6.3125
Views since voting: 924
Views during voting: 463
Votes: 241
Comments: 26
Favorites: 3 (view)


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02/02/2009 08:22:57 AM
wassap with me? this is the second shot I scored you a 10 and really liked your work. Great job.
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02/02/2009 07:34:57 AM
This is gorgeous!
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01/29/2009 05:48:09 PM
There was an Ansel Adams shot like this that hung in my high school English classroom, and it is probably my favorite AA picture. I'm so glad there was a shot like this in the challenge since I wasn't able to do one myself, so thanks!
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01/28/2009 08:39:44 AM
Another wel deserved 6+! And you predicted a 4.2? Very nice with a good range of the gray scale. The light hits the front row of trees very subtly.
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01/28/2009 02:36:35 AM
Congrats on another fine shot! :)
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01/28/2009 12:12:18 AM
Your image should have been in the top ten for sure. Love it.
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01/28/2009 12:09:45 AM
This was so cool, but cant believe Im right beside you lol :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2009 11:55:26 PM
Something a tad bit haunting about this shot that I love. Nicely done.
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01/27/2009 11:52:57 PM
Simple and haunting. Tonal qualities really work for me. I'd boost the contrast maybe sooooo very slightly but I'm being really anal. This very good work and worth of a ribbon. Good luck to you! Bumped to 9
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01/27/2009 08:54:31 AM
Nice exposure of a classic composition. 7
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01/27/2009 08:38:47 AM
Really like the foreboding feeling. Very nice!
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01/27/2009 07:36:59 AM
This remind of the Great Escape movie when their fell short of the tree.
Great image
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01/26/2009 05:54:19 PM
breathtaking
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01/26/2009 03:06:10 AM
This picture makes me feel a strange scary/peace feeling. (sorry for my english)
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01/25/2009 09:10:52 PM
Magnificent Job! I am Impressed with your shot. You made a cluttered shot look beautiful. Great job 10
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01/24/2009 11:32:34 PM
Very strong image.
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01/24/2009 11:06:04 AM
I know Adams did a shot a lot like this, but I never particularly liked it, same applies to this one I'm afraid. Technically I think it's pretty good, a touch dark perhaps. Might have been nice to see a bit more of the plain ground at the bottom of the shot.
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01/23/2009 10:59:50 PM
Interesting symmetry, patterns, and light. I like it.
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01/23/2009 06:39:59 PM
Pretty interesting.
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01/21/2009 09:55:14 PM
The scene is quintessentially Adams, from his introspective moods, but the rendering falls short of what it might be. See //z.about.com/d/govegas/1/0/P/X/aspensdawnbeladams.jpg for a similar scene by AA, and how he handled the tonalities. You have much of that potential here.
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01/21/2009 03:31:02 PM
What a fabulous painting-like quality. Great geometry. Not enough detail in the bark or ground for it to be truly Ansel.
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01/21/2009 02:45:43 PM
Nice try but one tree out of all of these should be the focal point to be in the Adams style nice image though.
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01/21/2009 02:41:38 PM
One of the best in the challenge. Stark and perfect.
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01/21/2009 10:09:55 AM
Very good image - so ominous and minimalistic.
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01/21/2009 06:53:11 AM
The one I like most and that to me comes closest to the work of Ansel Adams
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01/21/2009 02:03:49 AM
A little too dark IMO, made more so by the choice of a black border.
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