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A Taste of 'The Prom'
A Taste of 'The Prom'
Ali_Babua


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Location: Wilson's Promontory National Park, Victoria, AUS
Date: Jan 8, 2009
Aperture: f2.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

This is the Darby River running through Wilsons Promontory in Victoria (which is the southernmost part of Mainland Australia). Wilsons Promontory (known as 'The Prom' to most Victorians) covers over 50,000 hectares, and is a wonderful place to hike and camp. In my opinion, it's one of the coolest places in Australia, a prime example of some God's beautiful creation in Oz (Aus).

This was taken in January 2009, just a few weeks before bushfires devastated Victoria (including Wilson's Promontory). More than 200 people died in the fires, most of them North-east of Melbourne, and thousands have been left homeless. More than half of Wilsons Prom is contained in the burn area and the fires have been burning there for more than a month.

See //www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/1park_display.cfm?park=217 for more about Wilson's Prom. It includes some information on the bushfires in the Park as well.

This was my other option for use in this challenge: //picasaweb.google.com/eblackwo/Bestest#5310084945798240866 - Let me know if you think I should have chosen that one.

Statistics
Place: 854 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.1008
Avg (commenters): 5.7000
Avg (participants): 5.0806
Avg (non-participants): 5.2162
Views since voting: 520
Views during voting: 639
Votes: 496
Comments: 44
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:44:42 PM
Nice movement of the river through the land.
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03/17/2009 09:35:35 AM
Looks like it would be a great fishing stream. Nice perspective on the river.
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03/17/2009 09:09:01 AM
Lovely nature scene. Good composition.
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03/17/2009 01:03:30 AM
Cool looking river.. i like how it esses through the photo.
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03/16/2009 10:49:37 PM
Nice line created by the river to lead my eye through the photo and the composition is nicely done. The sky looks a bit blown out on my monitor.
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03/16/2009 04:53:54 PM
such a sinuous meander.
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03/16/2009 02:33:37 PM
Good shot. Needs a bit more impact to score higher.
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03/16/2009 11:50:02 AM
sorry this is too shady for me .. and could be cropped to without those trees at sides too

just three ;D
brano
03/15/2009 10:53:32 PM
Nicely framed. Wilson's Prom?
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03/15/2009 09:55:58 PM
Love the s curve compositional element ... very well balanced shot
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03/15/2009 09:29:09 PM
curious about the title
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03/15/2009 08:20:19 PM
Like the meandering stream.
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03/15/2009 05:14:08 PM
Excellent image, nicely composed with great detail and color.
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03/15/2009 03:59:50 PM
An OK landscape but nothing "wow"
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03/15/2009 10:21:14 AM
I like the curves of the river, they lead you through the photo.
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03/15/2009 09:32:41 AM
great scene - a bit highlight clipping at the sky
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03/15/2009 09:20:45 AM
lacks punch or the wow factor, 6
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03/15/2009 04:36:44 AM
Very nice view on the river and the mountains.
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03/14/2009 11:10:43 PM
light is a little flat which worked against you
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03/14/2009 07:13:42 PM
Not so sharp.
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03/14/2009 01:03:26 PM
Well composed with some lovely colors
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03/14/2009 09:12:09 AM
I think if the colours were boosted a little, it might be more interesting to the viewer.
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03/13/2009 11:42:58 PM
Very nice.
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03/13/2009 07:58:14 PM
The Prom must be a regional term since it's a highschool dance where I'm from. So... the title makes no sense to me... but,

It's a good leading line through the image. It just needs some "POP!" to make it a bit more exciting for the voting here, I fear.



Not voting yet.
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03/13/2009 01:45:54 PM
this image slides by.. not extremely interesting.
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03/12/2009 10:34:43 PM
My eye travels along the valley floor with the meandering stream. I like how the trees frame the shot on either end.
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03/12/2009 06:54:43 PM
It looks like a snapshot honestly. The contrast and clarity just isnt there.
03/12/2009 06:33:44 PM
nicely composed
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03/12/2009 02:09:45 PM
I love the capture of the meandering path of the river at this point. This feels like it's straight out of The Jungle Book to me.
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03/12/2009 02:05:31 PM
Pleasant pastoral scene. It might be fun to kayak or raft the small river.
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03/12/2009 11:35:47 AM
Pretty place
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03/12/2009 04:28:54 AM
nice image
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03/12/2009 01:39:34 AM
Beautiful. I hope that spot still looks like that.
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03/12/2009 12:06:15 AM
Nice lines and colours in this one.
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03/11/2009 08:03:22 PM
Nicely framed with the tree branches and fore plants
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03/11/2009 04:58:28 PM
great looking landscape
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03/11/2009 04:52:50 PM
Very pretty. I love the colors and the river is really nice. Gives it a lot of interest.
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03/11/2009 12:52:27 PM
Beautiful scene.
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03/11/2009 12:12:47 PM
too bad the sky is over exposed, otherwise nice landscape
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03/11/2009 11:59:13 AM
Don't get the title, but the gently twisting creek is a nice visual.
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03/11/2009 11:21:44 AM
looks like a beautiful place!
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03/11/2009 10:31:24 AM
I don't understand the title. That doesn't impact the image at all, but it also doesn't make sense.
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03/11/2009 07:30:46 AM
beautiful place, nice find
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03/11/2009 01:34:28 AM
This is quite soothing, really like the colors and tones...well done
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