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Beyond the rock into the great earth beyond
Beyond the rock into the great earth beyond
Refwhett


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Reipå
Date: Jul 26, 2008
Aperture: 10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/641
Galleries: Landscape, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2009

North of Norway summer time. Closing in on midnight.
HDR from 5 exposures. Photomatix.

Statistics
Place: 23 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.8440
Avg (commenters): 7.8313
Avg (participants): 6.8447
Avg (non-participants): 6.8400
Views since voting: 2182
Views during voting: 746
Votes: 500
Comments: 89
Favorites: 15 (view)


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03/18/2009 03:56:33 AM
I think this was the last one I voted on. It sure looks better on my home computer.
Anyway, at first I thought it was Ireland, because of the green, then Norway or perhaps Iceland. Very nice scenery.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 11:05:46 PM
Not sure if it is the lush greens, the great textures or super composition that I like so much but the image just pleased me to view. Very fine work especially your handling of the sun and the very fine crepuscular rays. A beauty for sure.
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03/17/2009 10:47:55 PM
An inch to the right would have killed this wonderful photo. I love the way the rays bend around the left rock!
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03/17/2009 10:27:46 PM
Truly conveys a strong sense of the vastness of this space. Really good shot.
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03/17/2009 10:10:38 PM
It was the earliest settlement on this new world. The crew had worked hard to clear and plant an adequate field around their settlement to carry them for some time, if needed. Though they worked hard, there was still nothing like watching the sole sun of that system sink behind the horizon to glorious shades of yellow.
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03/17/2009 09:15:08 PM
Wow...very nice. Love the clarity of everything and the rich greens...Awesome capture and composition... 9
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03/17/2009 08:11:10 PM
Beautiful shot.
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03/17/2009 06:00:16 PM
Very dramatic! Great sense of DOF! 8
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03/17/2009 05:06:27 PM
10 for enormity, Great capture.
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03/17/2009 03:21:49 PM
very pretty scene. so serene
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03/17/2009 02:05:19 PM
I'm hoping to leave comments on as many photo's in this challenge as possible... out of (currently) 1113 images, I gave 93 of them an 8. Your image was one of those 93, placing you well within the top 10% for this challenge.

Some selective desat pictures work really well, others do not. Yours is one of the ones that does. Love it or hate it, this style of graffiti is at times really artistic. Here you have been able to show how the graffiti has injected a bit of colour and life into the otherwise drab subject. Nicely done.

Good luck for a strong finish in this challenge.
03/17/2009 10:41:49 AM
Really nice photo. Has a great feel to it - almost painted. Awesome light and color! 9
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03/17/2009 04:03:45 AM
Great landscape, well composed with the three main elements framing each other and giving depth to the shot. Great lighting from the low sun and evening making a feature in then shot itself
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03/16/2009 10:11:55 PM
I LOVE the perspective here, especially with the sun peaking just past the rock. Beautiful landscape.
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03/16/2009 08:28:32 PM
This has so many cool elements, the patch of manicured green in the middle of these natural frames an dthe sky and sun and colors, it all works so well together.
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03/16/2009 06:20:43 PM
A beautiful patch of reality in the otherworldly landscape.
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03/16/2009 05:51:43 PM
so very pretty, you caught the moment with the sunbeam, very soothing colors
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03/16/2009 03:21:29 PM
i can only say its beautiful
Love the way you worked with the elements
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03/16/2009 03:07:14 PM
Very beautiful and peaceful.
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03/16/2009 01:17:53 PM
Stunning image - well done.
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03/16/2009 12:26:44 PM
What a great composition lovely light enhanced by the sunburst, a great image
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03/16/2009 12:05:46 PM
well done!

7

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03/16/2009 05:40:11 AM
Looks like an interesting patch of "green" Lovely landscape shot
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03/16/2009 03:41:54 AM
Awesome capture and presentation. Gorgeous.
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03/16/2009 03:15:22 AM
wow- perfect sun flare and great colors. what is the patch from?
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03/16/2009 01:07:06 AM
Wow - nice shot. 9.
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03/15/2009 11:45:48 PM
This is a place I want to visit... This is beautifully framed, and the partial occlusion of the sun (and its attendant glancing rays) is just beautifully handled. The image as a whole is understated and totally effective.

I need more landscapes att he very top, bumping from 8 to 9 :-)
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03/15/2009 07:01:22 PM
what an awesome image beautifully done 10
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03/15/2009 07:00:34 PM
back for commenting: this is one of a handful of 10s. It looks so breathtaking.
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03/15/2009 05:13:56 PM
The green patch looks surreal. Beautiful shot!
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03/15/2009 03:33:16 PM
Wonderful scene with great depth. 7
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03/15/2009 12:47:29 PM
Beautiful sky, beautiful land, sharp, great colors, and a great shot.
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03/15/2009 10:35:10 AM
Extraordinary picture, the light captured and the detail are excellent.
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03/15/2009 10:30:40 AM
A beautiful scene. Colors are lovely.
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03/15/2009 10:26:42 AM
Very nice image. It's good to see a few "great" images. This is a perfect reflection of your abilities as a photographer.
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03/15/2009 10:01:44 AM
fascinating place, where is this? the light rays really add to the image
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03/15/2009 09:40:20 AM
Very Nice
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03/15/2009 09:28:04 AM
I love the angle this was taken from.
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03/15/2009 08:55:26 AM
That's an amazing view, just amazing.

Back to vote, I gave this a 9.
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03/15/2009 08:42:40 AM
Beautiful landscape with nice light.
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03/15/2009 08:37:56 AM
the angle is great I love this photo
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03/15/2009 05:21:31 AM
beautiful. excellently processed.
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03/15/2009 01:37:45 AM
What a view! Great catch and thank you for sharing it!
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03/14/2009 09:04:14 PM
Magnificent view.
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03/14/2009 08:26:22 PM
Fantastic capture! Photos like this one are why scape photography will always be my favorite, just excellent. Love the colours, the PP and the use of a central horizon works very well IMO. Best of luck, 10 from me.
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03/14/2009 07:47:37 PM
very middle earth.
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03/14/2009 06:02:23 PM
Gorgeous! Perfect spot for the sun to shine through too! 10
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03/14/2009 05:34:21 PM
Beautiful job. The colors are fantastic and the sun is in the perfect position.
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03/14/2009 04:37:25 PM
Where is this location?
03/14/2009 01:10:38 PM
A beautiful landscape
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03/14/2009 12:28:50 PM
Gorgeous!
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03/13/2009 10:40:52 PM
I like the perspective here, and the sun just peeking over the rock is gorgeous. 10
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03/13/2009 09:58:29 PM
It's as if someone threw down a soft blanket of lush green in the middle of the most perfect spot ever...beautiful.
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03/13/2009 09:47:16 PM
Came back to bump. It is beautiful!
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03/13/2009 07:26:36 PM
Is that someones property? If so, wow!
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03/13/2009 07:18:05 PM
gorgeous colors. I'd hate to ask what you were standing on - i don't do heights. 7
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03/13/2009 06:32:44 PM
Oustanding perspective, and well composed. The beams of sunlight coming through are a nice touch too.
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03/13/2009 03:12:03 PM
Sun at the right moment
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03/13/2009 02:54:44 PM
What a fascinating scene! Love the light.

Not voting yet.
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03/13/2009 02:22:32 PM
wonderful landscape.. love the sun peeking around the corner.
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03/13/2009 01:50:11 PM
what a view and perfectly taken
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03/13/2009 01:15:55 PM
Stunning panorama. Great work with (subtle) HDR. Love the sunrays, and the shape of the wispy clouds.
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03/13/2009 10:09:39 AM
What is this place? Eden's garden?
Beautiful landscape.
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03/13/2009 09:05:12 AM
Love the rays of the sun creeping around the corner. Interesting and beautiful image.
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03/13/2009 09:00:03 AM
this pops off the screen in a good way, beautiful, like how you've got the sunbeams skimming off the edge of the rock
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03/13/2009 06:17:33 AM
wonderful colors
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03/13/2009 06:02:39 AM
Beautiful picture!
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03/13/2009 12:44:21 AM
The fields in the valley make this shot
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03/12/2009 10:51:30 PM
Just downright enjoyable to look at, so much detail, so much curiosity in this shot. A little bit more contrast and depth in the sky might have placed this one on the front page, regardless, one of my favs so far.
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03/12/2009 10:26:27 PM
Nice pic. Good colors and nice sky.
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03/12/2009 09:29:34 PM
Beautiful.
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03/12/2009 09:03:17 PM
Beautiful landscape and tones. 8
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03/12/2009 06:03:24 PM
very cool capture - 8
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03/12/2009 04:14:18 PM
Great shot. like the sun peaking into the shot.
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03/12/2009 03:59:12 PM
Voted earlier coming back now to leave some comments. Would you *LOOK* at the stunning colors and view in this shot!!! It has print or calendar written all over it. Even better was that you got to experience this natural beauty live! Love the rich colors from the greens to the blues. The composition is fabulous too! I get the sense of standing just off the the left peering out from the outcropping of rock as my eye travels to the mountain range off to the far right to then sweeps down the slopes to the green diamond patch of valley below and then travels that patch of land that bridges the gap over the ocean to the mountainous island that lies in the center. I also love how you captured the sun peering out from the rock face on the left such that there are some marvelously strong rays of sunshine visible.
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03/12/2009 01:08:06 PM
Very nice view. I find myself wanting to move to the right a few feet and see what is beyond that cropping of rock.
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03/12/2009 10:21:21 AM
Very beautiful.
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03/12/2009 02:07:48 AM
So Tolkienesque..... great! I can just image Frodo and Sam and their ponies....... Great example of HDR ( I assume..?? ). Where is it ( and don't say middle earth! )
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03/12/2009 01:45:53 AM
Prefect timing with the sun.
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03/12/2009 01:03:00 AM
what a magical image deserves to frontpage!
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03/12/2009 12:45:01 AM
wonderfull landscape.
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03/11/2009 10:44:38 PM
Wonderful except the sun is a distraction for me.
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03/11/2009 07:13:04 PM
Beautiful view.
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03/11/2009 06:50:25 PM
WOW that's amazing. What is that perfectly manicured piece? A pasture?
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03/11/2009 05:57:25 PM
wow
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03/11/2009 04:12:01 PM
Nice shadow detail.
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03/11/2009 11:51:33 AM
Cool shot , love it, nice details. 7
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03/11/2009 08:33:53 AM
Beautiful scene! It feels a little too evenly divided between sky and land, but it's a shot that makes me want to visit the location.
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03/11/2009 01:59:48 AM
Very nice work.
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