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Challenge: Free Study 2009-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Pentax K200D
Lens: Pentax SMC P-DA 12-24mm F4.0 ED/AL (IF)
Location: Mt. Diablo, near Walnut Creek, CA
Date: Apr 11, 2009
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Landscape, Floral
Date Uploaded: Apr 22, 2009

Beautiful spring day on Mt. Diablo in the East Bay. Not as big a poppy year this year as it was last year, but this field was glorious.

Tried some Adamus sharpening on this one. Interesting to see what the comments will be. The more I view this image, the more I like it. That is usually the kiss of death for me at DPC.

Prediction: 6.2 Hope: 6.5 Dream: 7.x Nightmare: 5.5

Its a FS, so my nightmare is way more likely than my dream.


Place: 29 out of 435
Avg (all users): 6.4436
Avg (commenters): 7.9000
Avg (participants): 6.5368
Avg (non-participants): 6.2105
Views since voting: 1682
Views during voting: 249
Votes: 133
Comments: 16
Favorites: 5 (view)

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05/12/2009 03:32:35 PM
Nice finish Dennis! Beautiful spring day, eh?
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05/08/2009 09:01:48 AM
Simply Breathtaking. A classic landscape
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05/08/2009 08:59:31 AM
Lovely! Makes me want to sing "The hills are alive with the Sound of Music!". Great DOF, and tonal range. Love the rock in the foreground, giving the eye an anchor, yet drawing it to the valley and clouds behind it.
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05/08/2009 07:09:54 AM
Truly a lovely scene - poppies, green field, and an awesome sky on top of it all. Great job with the composition and exposure, and congrats on a good score and placing in a FS. I think the sharpening worked fine (not overdone) and I really like the use of the wide white border for this shot. Nice work!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2009 09:33:45 PM
Yes it is!
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05/07/2009 04:50:51 PM
Poppies, poppies will put them to sleep ;-)

I like this vision of Oz. Lovely, and nicely composed.
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05/06/2009 07:42:39 PM
Very nice.
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05/03/2009 09:10:34 PM
This is a stunner. Great composition. Great colors.
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05/03/2009 11:26:07 AM
What a beautiful beautiful image (so good I said it twice!)Well done and best of luck for the rest of the challenge.
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05/03/2009 10:42:50 AM
what a great sky! nice framing with the poppies--feeling fresh. An east bay neighbor i'm guessing ;)
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05/03/2009 02:47:28 AM
Nice shot and production.
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05/02/2009 07:18:07 AM
Great Landscape shot.
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05/01/2009 10:07:08 PM
Very different and unigue - a solid image that is crisp, sharp and properly framed and composed - a technical success in every way. From an artistic standpoint, it has significant impact being richly colored with excellant detail. This image would have worked as a black and white as well. A perfect demonstration of the power of properly controlled light and focus. Well done.
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05/01/2009 03:45:24 PM
What a view love the sky,and nice composition. The rule of thirds worked well with the Rock.
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05/01/2009 01:48:16 PM
well done
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05/01/2009 12:12:08 AM
Beautiful shot! Love the composition, & colors!
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