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River Styx
River Styx

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS for Canon
Location: Salton Sea, CA
Date: Jan 17, 2009
Aperture: 13
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1.499
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jan 22, 2009

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I was thinking this may have been a good one for the Ansel Adams challenge, but though it was taken during the challenge time I didn't look at it until after voting started. This isn't much of an oasis. The water is much saltier than the ocean. Lots of Tilapia fish live in it and birds on it, but they often die off in droves. These are allegedly the most photographed trees in Imperial County, California, though there aren't that many trees IN Imperial County. I like it and hope you do too.
Outtake with a photographer in it.

Place: 259 out of 454
Avg (all users): 5.4641
Avg (commenters): 5.3333
Avg (participants): 5.4615
Avg (non-participants): 5.4694
Views since voting: 523
Views during voting: 209
Votes: 153
Comments: 3
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2009 12:22:45 PM
This could really be Styx, except that there's a bit to bright... I think a bloodred sky (sunset) would suit the cursed river a bit better.
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02/03/2009 07:46:31 PM
clean simple image, nice placement of the trees in the image, it needs something to really give it impact and my sense is that it isn't there
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02/01/2009 01:21:34 PM
May just be me but I would have liked the trees probably with where they come from the ground being lower in the frame - closer to the bottom.
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