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Horseshoe Bend
TommyMoe21


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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Horseshoe Bend, Colorado River, near Page, AZ.
Date: Sep 19, 2008
Aperture: f/9.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

Horseshoe Bend near Page, AZ. Shot RAW, tweaked and converted in RSE6. In PSCS2, cropped, darkened edges, a strike border added, burn, dodge, selective colors, contrast, USM.

Statistics
Place: 62 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.5775
Avg (commenters): 7.2317
Avg (participants): 6.5486
Avg (non-participants): 6.7262
Views since voting: 1120
Views during voting: 768
Votes: 516
Comments: 90
Favorites: 5 (view)


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04/09/2010 08:01:03 PM
Wow! What a remarkable shot!!!
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03/18/2009 11:52:08 AM
Nothing against the other photographer with a similar shot in this challenge, but I think your photo was superior hands down. I really like the angle of the shot and the richness of the photo.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:12:32 PM
Great choice to eliminate the sky. A fascinating shape.
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03/17/2009 10:03:59 PM
Great lighting.
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03/17/2009 09:45:43 PM
Excellent shot. Wonderful colors, composition. This can easily be a photo in landscape magazine.
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03/17/2009 06:11:42 PM
This is a beautiful part of the canyon, very picturesque.
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03/17/2009 05:34:03 PM
love it
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03/17/2009 04:34:14 PM
I'm hoping to leave comments on as many photo's in this challenge as possible... out of (currently) 1121 images, I gave 98 of them an 8. Your image was one of those 98, placing you well within the top 10% for this challenge.

There are two almost identical shots of this location in this challenge, but I rate yours more highly. The colours and processing on your shot feel so much more natural (I was there myself last year on my honeymoon). I also prefer that your vantage point and framing excludes the sky, helping the viewer to focus on the horseshoe itself.

Good luck for a strong finish in this challenge.
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03/17/2009 03:41:12 PM
A spectacular view! I like the deep, rich colors and how the green is a nice contrast to all of orange/rust/red colors.
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03/17/2009 11:47:52 AM
nice colors and detail
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03/17/2009 10:05:28 AM
I really like this spot, and hope to visit it myself sometime. Beautiful photo.
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03/17/2009 09:29:10 AM
an iconic scene. wonderfully rich tones, and saturation. great shot. 9
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03/17/2009 06:58:34 AM
Lovely shot of horseshoe bend. Nice depth and detail.
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03/17/2009 03:11:27 AM
beautiful
8
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brano
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03/16/2009 11:15:28 PM
Like the close framing and contrast green-sand colors.
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03/16/2009 11:08:14 PM
great photo, wish the green could be boosted a tad bit.
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03/16/2009 10:36:11 PM
Very painterly! And thank you for not overprocessing. Sweet shot.
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03/16/2009 10:09:52 PM
nice
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03/16/2009 09:44:51 PM
Nice capture and color. Focus is good along with lighting but would of liked to have seen a little sky in the photograph.
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03/16/2009 06:13:27 PM
Good color, would liked to see some sky - 9
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03/16/2009 05:47:06 PM
Lovely job. I'm resisting the temptation to look back at other shots of this here to compare... :)

I think it could be brighter... but that's my only complaint. Good job!

Not voting yet.
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03/16/2009 03:09:22 PM
Wow, that is very cool. Nice capture.
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03/16/2009 03:06:40 PM
Good capture.
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03/16/2009 02:15:15 PM
Great shot!
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03/16/2009 12:39:17 PM
Terrific tones and clarity! Very cool shot.
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03/16/2009 03:51:26 AM
Awesome capture and presentation. Gorgeous. Better'n the other one!
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03/15/2009 09:45:51 PM
This is an excellent shot , just the right amount of sat, details. I would have liked to have included a little more image at the top. Currently the crop is just a tad too tight. 7
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03/15/2009 07:18:43 PM
Absolutely stunning image of this famous natural landmark. I've seen many versions of this but yours is one of the very best. Nice PP - does not seem overdone to me.
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03/15/2009 03:56:16 PM
An excellent shot. I like the perspective and the colors in this.
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03/15/2009 03:25:37 PM
What a view!
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03/15/2009 11:43:16 AM
Mother Nature is a wonderful thing!! :~)
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03/15/2009 10:23:21 AM
this is spectacular - very well done.
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03/15/2009 10:12:41 AM
Nice composition and contrasts
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03/15/2009 09:33:17 AM
Nice colors. Like the composition.
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03/15/2009 08:40:58 AM
Nice view of this beautiful landscape.
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03/15/2009 07:11:03 AM
Nice view
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03/14/2009 11:42:38 PM
Oh this is gorgeous! I would love to see this in person. The colours are fantastic.
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03/14/2009 10:43:33 PM
was there some saturation work done on this? if so it works, natural color? wow!
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03/14/2009 08:19:24 PM
This is gorgeous..
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03/14/2009 07:28:20 PM
I love it here. This is a great shot! Nice tones and coloring.
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03/14/2009 06:03:53 PM
Very cool. Love the perspective and colors.
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03/14/2009 11:34:16 AM
Off center and the foreground rocks are nice.
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03/14/2009 07:56:19 AM
What an amazing picture. It wouldn't look out of place in national geographic. Well done and good luck for the rest of the challenge.
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03/14/2009 03:33:38 AM
Beautyful picture
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03/13/2009 10:45:58 PM
terrific detail and so crisp love the colors
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03/13/2009 09:36:23 PM
Grand Canyon...? Nice work 6
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03/13/2009 07:50:12 PM
Nicely done. This is a great picture.
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03/13/2009 07:27:12 PM
What an amazing place to visit.
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03/13/2009 06:34:10 PM
This is really just stunning.
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03/13/2009 06:05:08 PM
Amazing picture, the textures and overall sharpness is awesome.
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03/13/2009 12:09:18 PM
Amazing perspective! Great colors and DOF! Love the opposing textures, and excellent framing! 9
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03/13/2009 08:53:59 AM
I just saw this place in an image a few minutes ago; it's understandable that photographers would be drawn to it. Looks like it might have been overcast as light is a little flat, but still a lovely scene.
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03/13/2009 08:45:38 AM
Well of course this is a 10. Its really a 20 but we dont have that option. hahaha. Its simply gorgeous and the subject and perspective of it is just wonderful. Good luck and hope to see it on the home page.
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03/13/2009 06:02:23 AM
Beautiful picture!
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03/13/2009 03:15:02 AM
I wish the view was tilted up a bit more. It's a bit difficult for me to judge this location because I've seen it so many times before by so many different photographers. The definition in this image is well preserved, but it feels a little off balance somehow...
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03/12/2009 11:16:46 PM
Good colors and focus. Nice shot.
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03/12/2009 10:53:13 PM
I've seen this in other photograpghs, rarely this nice.
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03/12/2009 08:11:50 PM
I'm seeing double. Just voted on an identical shot! I like the colors on this and the reflection of the clouds in the water.
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03/12/2009 08:11:26 PM
Great scenery. Well framed and shot.
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03/12/2009 07:39:49 PM
Great view, love the angle of the shot. Lovely colours too.
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03/12/2009 07:32:24 PM
Beautiful job on capturing the effect of this area. The colors are gorgeous also.
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03/12/2009 06:38:46 PM
good depth and color - nice job
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03/12/2009 02:25:27 PM
Soemday I hope to go here and visit this place. Well done. 8
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03/12/2009 01:01:44 PM
Oh I like this one better. Excellent detail and tone. 10
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03/12/2009 12:50:27 PM
Hey! I took that shot once! What an amazing place.
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03/12/2009 11:53:45 AM
Great shot! Beautiful colors!
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03/12/2009 09:35:42 AM
amazing wideangle shot
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03/12/2009 07:29:52 AM
The centered composition works so well here. The tones are also so beautiful.
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03/12/2009 05:29:22 AM
I really like this shot nice colours and composition.
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03/12/2009 01:38:56 AM
Been there, seen that, even shot that, circa 1976... Beautifully seen.
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03/12/2009 01:24:27 AM
What absolutely stunning scenerey.
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03/12/2009 01:09:03 AM
stunning and magnificent! Your image is really great too :)
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03/12/2009 01:02:30 AM
well composed shot nice light, and great colors
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03/12/2009 12:38:29 AM
Awesome shot! gotta love the Colorado!
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03/11/2009 11:37:59 PM
Oh two of these. Love this place and your shot is really good. Nice color.
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03/11/2009 11:24:43 PM
Nice soft feel.
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03/11/2009 11:03:14 PM
WOW, very nice
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03/11/2009 07:45:46 PM
Great capture- really works for me.
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03/11/2009 05:03:14 PM
Huge
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03/11/2009 03:06:12 PM
Location, location, location.....
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03/11/2009 03:03:30 PM
Fantastic location, nicely represented
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03/11/2009 02:49:19 PM
ohhh, that is really pretty, excellent balance of colors and tones
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03/11/2009 02:10:32 PM
Please do a comparison with the other photo in this challenge that appears to me as the same scene. Although this is a well taken photo, it does not have the clarity nor dimension of the other. 6.
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03/11/2009 01:06:19 PM
Let's go rafting!
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03/11/2009 01:01:11 PM
Such an amazing landscape - great colors and details in the rock.
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03/11/2009 12:52:40 PM
what a really cool find, I'll have to come back to this one and see if it says where this is, really cool how you can look down and across in the same picture, well done
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03/11/2009 09:13:42 AM
Wow! This is an absolutely stunning photo of one of the many lovely views to be found at the Grand Canyon. It is beautiful there is it not;-) I love the colors! The red of the canyon rock is vibrant and bold. The shape and color of the river as it bends in a horseshoe curve around the center rock spire adds tremendous visual impact as our eye is captivated by this breathtaking view. Is this a spring or near the 'rainy' season for you have the additional lovely view and splash of color of the green that rims around the edge of the river? Great colors, lighting, detail and well-composed shot - thank you for sharing this.
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03/11/2009 08:55:27 AM
This is a great natural landscape that just begs to be photographed, I really like your capture
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03/11/2009 08:22:42 AM
An impressive image, looks great with the wide angle you've used
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03/11/2009 07:35:19 AM
Oh, nice piece of geography! good use of colour and composition. good luck: 7.
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