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Kintla Lake
1st PlaceKintla Lake
jodiecoston


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Deep DOF (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Location: Glacier National Park, Montana, USA
Date: Jun 1, 2004
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/312.1
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jun 3, 2004

Taken in the morning at Kintla Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana. It was a two-hour drive to get there, but it was worth it. I had to adjust the levels in Photoshop, as well as tweak the color in the shadows, unsharp mask after resizing for DPC.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 158
Avg (all users): 7.8680
Avg (commenters): 8.9714
Avg (participants): 7.7273
Avg (non-participants): 8.0102
Views since voting: 16710
Votes: 197
Comments: 91
Favorites: 88 (view)


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09/13/2006 11:45:03 AM
lovely well composed and colorful landscape
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04/10/2006 09:52:35 PM
I have just one word to dsy: WOW!!!
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04/03/2006 09:00:26 PM
man this is one beautiful shot..
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03/08/2005 04:33:30 AM
I gotta step up to the 8700....but I might not have your Eye ...
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07/17/2004 02:33:46 AM
WOW!!!
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06/20/2004 09:47:35 AM
This is so beautiful, it feels like I can almost walk into it when I watch it, Congratualtions great work :)
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06/18/2004 09:44:21 AM
nice
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06/16/2004 09:42:31 AM
Stunning image, congratulations on the B;ue.
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06/15/2004 10:18:01 PM
Unbelievable! This is a stunning composition, AWESOME depth of field.
Next time (and try with this file if you still have the native file) use "High Pass" for sharpening. I can't imagine this being any better than it is right now, but if anything could do it, that would.

Congratulations and BRAVO!!!!!

Peggy Bjarno
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06/15/2004 08:23:07 PM
Kintla Lake is lovely.
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06/15/2004 07:17:28 PM
Beautiful scene, especially with the reflections. Congrats...
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06/15/2004 04:59:37 PM
Congratulations. It's about time.
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06/15/2004 03:41:57 PM
jodie!! your picture is so fabulous, and brings back many happy memories of glacier for me. i lived & worked in the park in 1195 & 1996. i love the northfork area, where kintla is...polebridge has a special place in my heart, too. thanks again for this...and congratulations!!!!!!!
melanie
melanie@dreambigarts.com
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06/15/2004 02:23:06 PM
Hi everyone! This is my first post on DPChallenge and what a wonderful picture to post too. Please forgive me if I over speak but I think this is a wonderful picture. I hope to have the nerve to get involved in a challenge in the near future. I am taking time to read the rules, back to the picture at hand. I love the depth of field form the stones in the lake below the water to the mountaintops as far as the eye can see. It is truly a picture of tranquility. I love the way the dock tilts towards the right as if itís following the lakes curve. Great Photo.
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06/15/2004 08:15:02 AM
This ribbon was loooong overdue! Congrats and have fun at the dinner :)
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06/15/2004 05:42:58 AM
Has really inspired me and made me proud that I just bought an 8700. I'm just learning the camera and this has made me dig in. Incredibly beautiful shot!
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06/14/2004 08:32:43 PM
Yes, you deserve...a ribbon..wonderful photo...
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06/14/2004 08:01:00 PM
Very pretty! Congrats!
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06/14/2004 04:46:09 PM
absolutely beautiful... great job.
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06/14/2004 12:51:06 PM
Need to change your profile description now :) Congratulations
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06/14/2004 12:34:09 PM
I was shocked to see this was your first ribbon. I've looked over your portfolio many times and never really noticed that you hadn't won. You are a great photographer and I'm glad you finally got your due. Make sure your order something expensive at dinner!
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06/14/2004 12:07:23 PM
This was as close to a no-brainer 10 as it gets. The first time in ages that an image jumped out at me, grabbed me by the throat, and yelled, 'GIMME A 10!'

Very agressive photo you have there jodi. :)

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06/14/2004 12:07:11 PM
You put those 8 megapixels to good use Jodie. I've been to that lake (and a hundred others like it) and never made them look this good. well done.

Pedro
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06/14/2004 11:29:38 AM
Just an incredible, fantastic image which DEFINES landscape photography and sets the bar for me to aim at (I think that's poor grammar, but you get the point!). Good stuff. Really, really good stuff.
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06/14/2004 10:59:46 AM
It's about time you get one!!!! Congrats! This is an awsome shot! :-)
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06/14/2004 09:53:52 AM
Wonderful picture by a most deserving photographer. Congratulations on the win.
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06/14/2004 09:43:52 AM
I'm just thrilled to have finally won a ribbon. Now my husband has to take me out to dinner - we made a deal over a year ago that if I ever won a ribbon he'd take me out for a fancy dinner. :) Thanks everyone who voted. I watched my score go up and up all week and thought maybe there was a reverse April fool's joke going on.

This place is seriously one of the most beautiful places in the world - I hardly feel right taking the credit for what nature did. All I had to do was click the shutter. :) I used to go camping at this little remote place all the time, but hadn't been there for several years. When I saw this contest pop up, I thought it would be the perfect place if the weather would just cooperate, so I hopped in my car and drove up there. I took lots of great shots that day, but I'm glad I chose this one as my final entry.

Thanks again...
06/14/2004 08:58:08 AM
Congrats on the very well deserved blue ribbon Jodie - this is a stunning image. I'm with the others, couldn't believe it was your first! :-)
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06/14/2004 08:34:14 AM
First ribbon? Nah that can't be right!
A beautiful shot. Well done.
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06/14/2004 08:29:01 AM
fantastic!!! congrats on blue!
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06/14/2004 08:13:31 AM
Congratulations Jodie. Beautiful shot, and so crisp. I can see this in a "stock" calendar!
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06/14/2004 07:08:49 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon Jodie... and on an outstanding scenic landscape shot that was perfect for this challenge!

Woo-hoo! luxhello.gif
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06/14/2004 06:09:08 AM
Definitely a winner. Congratulations.
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06/14/2004 05:18:26 AM
Stunning shot..thoroughly deserving the blue ribbon.
Incidentally, I couldn`t believe that this is your first ribbon..I was certain you had a string of them...long overdue.
Congratulations.

Gordon
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06/14/2004 03:31:56 AM
stunning .... well decieved a Ribbon
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06/14/2004 01:58:17 AM
Jodie, contratulations on your First Place Ribbon! Your picture is really lovely.
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06/14/2004 01:05:11 AM
This is amazing! What a great sense of wide open space it gives in such a relatively small picture. Beautiful.
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06/14/2004 12:53:35 AM
Congrats!!! I had a feelling that this shot would be in the top 5, hey it's the Blue, cool!
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06/14/2004 12:41:07 AM
This was my 1st place choice although it was very tough work voting. Congratulations on your first place ribbon!
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06/14/2004 12:40:12 AM
I called it, I knew this would win, now I don't have to cry...by the way your "Loud!" photo was my first favorite added on this site, and this is my 47th. Great work!!

Message edited by author 2004-06-14 00:41:49.
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06/14/2004 12:36:43 AM
Wow what a beautiful image You really deserve the blue ribbon Well taken and such a lovely place Congratulations Jodie I also think your profile shot is lovely
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06/14/2004 12:33:37 AM
Jodie, congratulations on your first ribbon. You deserve it!!! I'm very happy for you. It's a beautiful picture.

Ursula
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06/14/2004 12:22:12 AM
Very nice photo! Congrats on a blue ribbon!!
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06/14/2004 12:19:25 AM
Congrats, I knew this great image would give me trouble. Well deserved win.
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06/14/2004 12:14:16 AM
Beautiful! Congratulations on the ribbon!
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06/14/2004 12:10:40 AM
Congratulations. I thought it would do well. A very nice shot.
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06/14/2004 12:07:06 AM
This photo is stupid good. Nice work, and congrats!

ooooh... the rocks in the bed SOLD IT.

Message edited by author 2004-06-14 00:08:12.
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06/14/2004 12:05:45 AM
Congratulations
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06/14/2004 12:05:24 AM
Congratulations Jodie! It's a terrific photo.
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06/14/2004 12:05:18 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon Jodie! And the blue at that! Way to go!
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06/14/2004 12:02:41 AM
Congratulations on a splendid First Place image.
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06/14/2004 12:02:25 AM
Congratulations Jodie!!! :o)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/13/2004 11:50:43 PM
Any chance of me getting blue just drowned in this lake. 10
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06/13/2004 01:47:27 PM
Wow!!!. it is one of my favourites pictures for a ribbon.
I love ligtht,composition and colours. Maybe some overexposure on the clouds over the mountains??
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06/13/2004 01:13:51 PM
ahhhh, I want to be there!!!!!!!! Grerat shot and perfect a 10!
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06/13/2004 06:04:18 AM
Beautiful scene. Excellent DOF. You are right on with this one. One of my favorites.
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06/13/2004 03:17:16 AM
This is a very good shot! Love the stillness of the water as they reflect the clouds above. And I also like how the dock leads the eyes into the middle of the photo. 10
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06/12/2004 06:25:29 PM
This shot was an automatic 10. It's the first and only shot in the challenge this week that made me just say wow! I love the clarity and stillness of the water, The shadows on the water, and the slight tilt to the end of the pier. There are just so many amazing elements to this image. Beautiful symmetry, texture, solid composition. Just spectacular. 10
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06/12/2004 03:58:58 PM
That is just beautiful, the reflection is awesome, and the clear water looks perfect for skinny dipping. :) Fantastic photo ! 10
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06/12/2004 11:17:13 AM
I love the clarity of the water and the way it reflects the landscape and clouds. The rustic pier adds a nice touch.
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06/12/2004 08:54:14 AM
Gorgeous, gorgeous landscape. Ribbon material all the way.
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06/11/2004 02:06:54 PM
Stunning shot, and the rock bed showing through really makes it unique.
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06/11/2004 04:52:19 AM
Really nice, shows good focus on the rocks, excellent reflection, 10
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06/10/2004 09:48:22 AM
Well balanced, well exposed. Must be very early since the water is so still. Great clarity in the reflection. There seems to be a little noise in the sky which is probably due to jpeg compression.

Well done. 10

edit... I had to correct the spelling

Message edited by author 2004-06-14 01:06:40.
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06/10/2004 03:02:24 AM
Wow, this shot looks like a postcard! Great clarity and focus on detail through the whole focal range. I give an 8
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06/10/2004 01:35:58 AM
beautiful shot, that fits the challenge, very nice!
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06/09/2004 07:15:50 PM
If this doesn't win I will cry...10
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06/09/2004 06:12:33 PM
Nice shot indeed - especially like the way the cloud reflection blurs into the stony bed of the lake - a phenomenon I really enjoy in photographs. Have you had a look at it cropped to the horizon line, so that the hills, mountains and clouds only exist in reflection? A brief look masking off the top of frame suggests that that would make an exceptional composition (takes notes for future ...) :-)

One of few shots where the heavy summer shadows are used to good effect. 7
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06/09/2004 01:16:00 PM
Very beautiful.
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06/08/2004 09:15:28 PM
Beautiful well composed shot, I love the reflections of the clouds in the water, nice work.
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06/08/2004 11:37:39 AM
Beautiful shot, love the POV.
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06/08/2004 01:50:42 AM
beautiful
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06/07/2004 11:56:52 PM
What a breathtaking view. I love how clear the water is and that you can see the rocks on the bottom. Beautiful.
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06/07/2004 09:47:37 PM
I want to go there! Perfect example of deep DoF in a very scenic setting. Great cmposition. Improve it even more by carrying alon (and using) a graduated ND filter.
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06/07/2004 09:41:04 PM
nice shot
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06/07/2004 08:22:47 PM
Beautiful picture - One of my favorites.
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06/07/2004 07:44:46 PM
very nice 8
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06/07/2004 07:25:20 PM
A perfect submission for this challenge. I find it is slightly too sharp, at least on my monitor (there are some noise and compression artifacts in the water as a result). however, I really love this. The composition is excellent. 10
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06/07/2004 04:46:56 PM
A beautiful landscape superbly captured.
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06/07/2004 03:17:18 PM
A beauty. 10
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06/07/2004 02:23:51 PM
This is an exquisite scene and fits the challenge theme perfectly. I like the peaceful quality of this. It's one of my top choices.
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06/07/2004 01:15:21 PM
If this doesn't make atleast the top ten then you have every right to complain!
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06/07/2004 10:40:52 AM
This is a fantastic shot, better make top 10, given the other stuff I've seen entered. Congrats. I wish the background mountains weren't quite so washed out. If the exposure were perfect top to bottom, I'd give it the top score.
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06/07/2004 09:50:14 AM
This is such a beautiful shot and you got so much clarity in the underwater rocks. Really great job!
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06/07/2004 07:18:16 AM
Peaceful landscape, i like the reflections on the water, and the composition meets 100% the challenge.
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06/07/2004 06:33:47 AM
A beautiful scene, great reflections and colors, good DOF. The image feels a bit tilted to the right. Also I am not sure about the jetty coming on from the side of the image, maybe better to have it more to the left, coming in from the bottom of the image.
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06/07/2004 02:49:34 AM
this is unbelievably beautiful
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06/07/2004 02:22:46 AM
Wow, this is an amazing shot
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06/07/2004 12:35:44 AM
Wow! Great subject. Great clarity throughout depth of field. Good job.
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06/07/2004 12:05:23 AM
Wow! One of the first shots for me to vote on in the challenge, and it kicks butt! This is just wonderful - 10!
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06/07/2004 12:03:12 AM
Almost certainly a winner if not top 10 since this is flawless and absolutely meets the brief. I love the lead-in lines and sweeping majesty of the subject. Beauty.
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