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Mountain Scene
Mountain Scene

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G7
Location: Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness
Date: Sep 18, 2009
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.0015625
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2009

I took this shot in the Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness Area here near Aspen. It was a pretty amazing moment -- I saw the mountain goat coming down a trail leading out of a basin about 1/2 mile away from where I was. He was just ambling down the path, enjoying the day. I figured he would stay on the path, so I hid about 4 feet off the trail behind a bush, with just my camera sticking over the leaves. I took this shot at the exact moment when he noticed me. After I got the shot, he walked towards me quite quickly. I let him get about 3 feet away before I stood up. When he saw just how big I was he looked surprised and backed off.

Pyramid Peak is the mountain in the background,

Place: 92 out of 400
Avg (all users): 6.1364
Avg (commenters): 6.5714
Avg (participants): 6.1478
Avg (non-participants): 6.1026
Views since voting: 884
Views during voting: 260
Votes: 154
Comments: 9
Favorites: 2 (view)

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10/08/2009 01:40:42 AM
Hi Bryan,
Seriously you should be proud of this shot, it is way under rated,
I gave this one 9 at the challenge because I would've loved to see more sky, this is a personal taste of course, but this should've finalized,
Be proud, it is one of my favorite entries in this challenge,
All the best,
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2009 09:55:46 PM
I am jealous of anyone who gets to see such a scene, nevermind photograph it. It's like that Mountain Goat is turning around to ask if you're still following him!
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10/05/2009 03:40:21 PM
What a gorgeous animal.
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10/04/2009 07:33:55 AM
A very good capture. Unfortnately this scene is missing some special lighting to make this really special. 7
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10/03/2009 09:38:25 AM
Lovely contrast and a lovely scene.
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10/03/2009 05:53:50 AM
10/02/2009 12:57:42 PM
Love the look on that fuzzy guy! Would have liked to see a more interesting title, to go along with that look. Maybe something along the lines of The Porter, Are you coming? or Trail Guide. I find people tend to appreciate, a well thought out title. Yeah, you will usually get an extra point for it too. If you ever need a suggestion, just send a pm.
Nice shot....
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10/02/2009 12:01:32 PM
The scenery is dramatic and overall it's well composed, but for some reason the shot doesn't have an outstanding quality to it. I think it might be the muted colours, the whole scene feels a little flat. Did you shoot this through a long lens perhaps?
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10/01/2009 09:06:31 PM
Wow....Very nice.
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