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Continental Divide

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Challenge: Brown Ribbon Deja Vu II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2009
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Location: Los Angeles
Date: Feb 3, 2009
Aperture: 7.7
ISO: 50
Date Uploaded: Feb 3, 2009

This was tougher than I thought!! Once I chose the brown ribbon shot, I knew exactly where and what I wanted to shoot. As I crouched on the ground, a hiker walked passed me and I silently cursed her for wrecking my shot. It turned out to be the one I used.

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I am really grateful for the great comments. Thank you all for leaving them and for voting! And THANK YOU SO MUCH CHROMEYDOME!!!!!!!

Place: 79 out of 126
Avg (all users): 5.2137
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.2222
Avg (non-participants): 5.2093
Views since voting: 1207
Views during voting: 236
Votes: 131
Comments: 16
Favorites: 4 (view)

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12/09/2010 01:50:54 AM
I really like this - especially the person in the background. Excellent image.
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12/08/2010 10:57:53 PM
For what its worth, I voted this image a 7. I don't remember what was going through my mind the first time I saw it, but I can tell you that I really like the mysteriousness about it. This is definitely an under-appreciated shot!
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12/08/2010 09:16:45 PM
Note the commenter average. :-)
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12/08/2010 08:09:13 PM
I did not participate in this challenge, not in voting either. But I love your image.... and your take on the crevice. The blurry hiker makes the whole thing come together. Excellent compostion and feel to this.
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11/16/2010 07:37:24 PM
This reminds me of a joke my brother told at an open mic night in Boston:

"Where do the smelliest earthquakes come from?"
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10/03/2010 03:59:45 AM
this is brilliant johanna .. love the hiker .. !! .. brilliant dof .. has an alfred hitchcock feel to me .. :)
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05/05/2010 12:08:31 PM
oh this is wonderful!
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03/10/2009 04:05:14 AM
The hiker made this shot. Gives it scale, mystery. And you're doing very well here, in my opinion. High scores are wonderful but not the be-all, end-all here - sometimes recognition from folks like Joe Dannels is worth WAY more than a 6+ score. At least to me it is!
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03/09/2009 09:48:25 PM
I thought this image was very cool, if I would have voted in this challenge it would have been a 9 or 10 from me. There was a thread attempting to match images to their brown predecessors. Naming your image something other than what the brown ribbon you were paying homage to probably hurt your score. Of course this has nothing to do with how good your image is.

It is only a rut if you personally are not satisfied with your images. If to you, they hold a sense of accomplishment as a successful endeavor, then scores are irrelevant. Often newer DPC members want the big scores and many great comments. Eventually, they become indifferent to what their actual scores are and just want to make something interesting and pleasing to themselves. It seems to me you are already producing interesting images. There is nothing I would change with this image. Often higher scores are given to what people attribute as technically superior. If this image's DoF was extremely deep and you had the hiker and the crevice in focus, your score would have been no doubt been higher as that is seen as technically proficient, but would the image have been more interesting? I think not, it would have lost it's mystery, the viewer would not need to try and search its personal experience and make its own associations, it would simply be a walker. Hope this makes some sense, could just be me ramblings. I think you are on a good track from what I can see. Just make images that you enjoy. :)
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02/16/2009 10:58:32 PM
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go find the hiker and thank her :-) great shot, great post-shoot open-minded shot selection :-)
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02/16/2009 12:25:02 AM
Good choice, the hiker actually added something to the shot for me. A bit of mystery, perhaps. I had to take a few moments to decide if it was a person or a hanging leaf, however. I'm surprised this placed where it did, (I gave it an 8) but it is right next to mine, which I also thought would do better.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/14/2009 03:38:49 PM
intriguing. I like it.
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02/13/2009 11:09:46 PM
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02/13/2009 11:05:48 PM
Just a crack in the road, but you've made it a lot more. Like this one.
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02/10/2009 09:47:17 PM
Nice shot. how the line leads me throughout the image...9
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02/10/2009 02:29:37 AM
Cant find the original brown you were supposed to have based this on. No challenge was ever called "Continental Divide" and no entry ever had that title either according to the search results here on DP Challenge.
The image cracks me up though. Excellent dof. 5
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