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Somewhere In Between
Somewhere In Between

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Challenge: Life & Death (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D60
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Location: Mt. Olympus, UT
Date: Jul 26, 2009
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Action
Date Uploaded: Jul 27, 2009

Straightened and cropped. Shot with a polarizing filter under noon lighting conditions on the highest peak of Mt. Olympus overlooking the Salt Lake Valley, UT. 9,026 ft

Place: 14 out of 75
Avg (all users): 5.7374
Avg (commenters): 5.8889
Avg (participants): 5.7273
Avg (non-participants): 5.7389
Views since voting: 1122
Views during voting: 372
Votes: 179
Comments: 12
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08/05/2009 02:37:58 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

First of all let me congratulate you on a good score on your first challenge submission!

As far as fitting the challenge, I think it was definitely a little bit different and so likely scored well due to that.

I like the composition and find the extra rock gives the image some context, but I think it may be interesting to see it without too.

From a technical point of view, I find the main subject to be a bit soft. It looks to me like it has been quite heavily cropped. Not in itself a big problem, but typically the sharper an image is, the better it will do on DPC.

Overall a good first challenge entry.
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08/05/2009 01:32:44 AM
I ended up with a higher score than I thought I would. Overall I'm pretty happy with the results of my first challenge submission. If I had to do it again I think I would have tried to frame the shot without the smaller rock. I also would have got really wide and tried to emphasis how high up we were. Thanks everyone for all the feedback. I'm a beginner at this so I really value the input and perspective a community like this can provide.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/04/2009 10:49:12 AM
Hey, This looks like Mt Olympus with point of the mountain and a little sliver of Utah Lake in the background. Been up there many times if it is. I might have gone a little wider to the right and left more room at the top. Kudos for the day hike.
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08/03/2009 06:23:46 PM
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07/31/2009 10:46:25 AM
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07/30/2009 10:38:17 AM
I don't see life and death in this. Daring maybe. I do have to say that the blues are pretty.
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07/29/2009 09:48:23 PM
That is a cool shot. It reminds me of this one other shot this guy did on DPC where it looked like he was flying. Cut out that other rock (probably was a good idea to keep it for the challenge) and this would be a super cool shot.
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07/29/2009 04:29:05 PM
*** sigh *** I wish I had a head for heights
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07/29/2009 10:44:24 AM
Accurate title.
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07/29/2009 08:03:15 AM
If you could have cropped out the rock below his feet, I think this could work better.
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07/29/2009 04:47:41 AM
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07/29/2009 03:16:54 AM
great picture - i really really like this! works well for me
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