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I Always Knew It Would Come To This
I Always Knew It Would Come To This

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Challenge: Ansel Adams II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: Egypt
Date: Jan 19, 2009
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/350
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 20, 2009

An emotive title, and not very Ansel Adams, i know, but it seemed to fit.

Its a shot taken from a ridge in the Theban hills on the West Bank of Luxor Egypt, overlooking the Nile. If i turned my camera around to the West i'd be looking down on the Valley of the Kings.

Really enjoyed this challenge and found it very, well, challenging! I don't have much experience with B&W PP and i spent hours on this trying to get it how i wanted. There wasn't a great sky, very clear blue but quite hazy lower down, and i found it really hard to combine the two. Got somewhere towards what i wanted in the end and i'm pretty pleased with the result.

Place: 51 out of 219
Avg (all users): 5.9574
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.6709
Avg (non-participants): 6.1026
Views since voting: 810
Views during voting: 388
Votes: 235
Comments: 10
Favorites: 2 (view)

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11/02/2009 10:26:26 PM
Sorry, double post

Message edited by author 2009-11-03 17:28:08.
11/02/2009 10:26:25 PM
i love the juxtaposition of the ancient landscape and modern day man-made fence. They're both in decay.
The processing is lovely as is the composition.
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10/03/2009 10:28:22 AM
I like the feel of complete desolation. Quite the panorama of hopeless nothingness. Well done.
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07/27/2009 04:14:36 PM
Love the black on white on this one and how the fence seems to lead you around it and on into the distance.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2009 01:37:03 PM
Surreal, almost creepy. Great choice for a non color. Guessing would not have this effect at all if it was color.
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01/24/2009 01:41:31 PM
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01/23/2009 03:39:02 AM
Cant help but wish I knew the fences story and the stories it could tell. How many sun sets and rises over that INCREDIBLE landscape out before it. A tease just out of my view that keeps me looking for more.
I like the choice in framing and the tonal range.
I would have tried to keep it a little softer...maybe impossible without losing detail in the valley below?
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01/21/2009 06:00:08 AM
Excellent image. I scored it well. However, the manmade stuff here is one of the things AA used his environmental photograph to campaign against. I didn't mark down your score because of it, but it's one of the things which would be highly offensive to AA during the time of his landscape work.
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01/21/2009 02:39:31 AM
What an incredible place! Great shot. I love the soft misty light on the distant horizon, which contrasts nicely with the harsh light on the foreground. Great content, textures, balance.
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01/21/2009 12:15:41 AM
im drawn to this shot, nice
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