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Volcanic landscape
Volcanic landscape

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Thjorardalur Iceland
Date: Jul 21, 2009
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jul 25, 2009

Shot handheld towards the evening sun. Colors and contrast adjusted in lightroom

Place: 372 out of 419
Avg (all users): 4.9379
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.9259
Avg (non-participants): 4.9730
Views since voting: 554
Views during voting: 222
Votes: 145
Comments: 3
Favorites: 0

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08/09/2009 08:37:27 AM
Hi from the CC Club,

the first thing that my eyes are draw to are the lovely hills all misty fading into the background. then I look more closely. the scrub land has a few problems, the rest seems to have clumped together and there are no details in them. They look over processed and too sharp.

I would crop a 1 and 1/4 inches of the bottom of your picture, so that there is still scrub land to see in this interesting round pattern. If you do that, then you will also see a lovely leading line going up to your hills.

In post processing, I would tweak with the selective colour black , shadow and highlight as well, just to pop those hills out

if you have any questions, please pm me

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08/08/2009 12:52:14 PM
Fine shot. Not in-your-face dramatic. It tells me the sort of things I am interested in here: the colours and hint of textures of the scrub and the different shapes and distances of the background hills/mountains/volcanic risings.
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08/08/2009 01:02:34 AM
I gave this a 5. Liked the scene potential and the colors - perhaps some tweaking in pp would have given this a little more feel and/or drama. As for the sky being so 'bright', perhaps the use of a filter... who knows.
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