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Saint Mary's Lake
3rd PlaceSaint Mary's Lake
jodiecoston


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: June Free Study (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Location: Glacier National Park, Montana, USA
Date: Jun 28, 2004
Aperture: f8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/410
Galleries: Nature, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 28, 2004

Converted to b/w using the channel mixer. Dodged and burned a bit, cloned a little distracting leaf from the upper right corner, then used the sepia photo filter, resized for dpc and used unsharp mask.

As usual, I'm sort of going by my clouded memory when I recite those steps. I took and edited over 40 pictures from Glacier Park today and I *think* that's approximately what I did. :)

My hubby liked it so I figured I'd submit it, though I know there's going to be an awful lot of stiff competition!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 384
Avg (all users): 7.3171
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 7.2517
Avg (non-participants): 7.5000
Views since voting: 7438
Views during voting: 324
Votes: 205
Comments: 52
Favorites: 53 (view)


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11/26/2005 08:43:50 AM
Just ran aross this stunning panorama. Great use of tones with the grayed sepia filter. Beautiful contrast and light. The sky reflecting in the water is awe inspiring!
03/08/2005 04:31:20 AM
This is Ansel Adams....
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07/14/2004 01:39:16 PM
Congratulations, Jodie! It gives an excellent impression of Glacier. We just drove through the park last week - first time, it's beautiful!!!

(edited spelling)

Message edited by author 2004-07-14 13:39:58.
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07/13/2004 08:18:07 AM
Hey Jodie, you're my hero!
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07/10/2004 08:45:28 AM
Beautiful shot, congrats on another ribbon. There's no stopping you now is there :)
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07/09/2004 07:52:51 PM
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07/09/2004 02:42:47 PM
Jodie, you never cease to amaze me with your artistry. Congratulations!

Message edited by author 2004-07-09 14:43:03.
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07/09/2004 09:18:18 AM
What a terrific capture Jodie! Congrats on getting your second ribbon so soon after your first. The more I look at your picture, the better it gets. I hope to one day be able to take a landscape picture as good as you do!
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07/08/2004 07:02:10 PM
A tangible feeling of light and space - beautifully toned and sensitively processed. Inspiration work.
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07/08/2004 05:20:19 PM
I just love the landscape pictures you take, they are so soft and smooth, I keep coming back, I feel I can jump in it and find some piece, So nice :)
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07/08/2004 03:20:15 PM
So happy for you.. you are on a roll! Your husband is going to be taking you out every week if you keep this up.
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07/08/2004 10:13:29 AM
This is a first for me..getting all three ribbon winners correct.
Also the first time that I`ve taken all three as favourites.
Beautiful image Jodie..Congratulations.

Gordon
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07/08/2004 09:39:26 AM
Jodie, your photography always is amazing, but this is stunning! congrats!
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07/08/2004 08:32:13 AM
this is extremely beautiful you are rocking :)
Congratulations!
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07/08/2004 12:45:53 AM
Good going! Absolutely stunning! Well deserved ribbon!
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07/08/2004 12:26:22 AM
Congratulations on a well-deserved ribbon! I'm sorry, but I think the comparisons to Ansel Adams are entirely appropriate. He would be proud of you!! I look forward to seeing more of your work.
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07/08/2004 12:14:29 AM
Beautiful scene, congrats on the ribbon...
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07/08/2004 12:12:55 AM
I'm terribly humbled by all of the comparisons to Ansel Adams. It's definitely not in THAT category, but I am very pleased with this image. This is the first black and white image I've ever done that I've been really, truly happy with. The full resolution image is really full of detail taht you can't come close to seeing in this.

For those who wished it was in color, there was a haze that day that turned the distant mountains into a really ugly blue. The black and white improved it drastically. I'll post the original tomorrow so folks can see the difference.

Thank you all so much for liking the image. Now I can make my hubby take me out to dinner again since I got another ribbon! ;)
07/08/2004 12:06:56 AM
Very beautiful photo! Great job on the ribbon!
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07/08/2004 12:06:53 AM
Congratulations on your superb image. Ansel Adams would have been proud of you. Good work.
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07/08/2004 12:06:43 AM
Hi Jodie,

I KNEW it would be in the top 3!! As I stated during the challenge:
Look out Ansel Adams!

Congrats on the well-deserved ribbon!
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07/08/2004 12:05:02 AM
Beautiful b/w! Congrats on 3rd.
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07/08/2004 12:04:46 AM
Looks like you overcame a bunch of the stiff competition! Congrats, well deserved.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2004 11:22:49 PM
Very fine skyview, and composition of reflected elements superior....... wonderful location.
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07/07/2004 10:59:56 PM
What depth! And all in sharp focus. Magnificant.
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07/07/2004 09:41:45 PM
I don't usually like B&W landscapes (unless they are by Ansel Adams), but you nailed this. Perfect focus and contrast.
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07/07/2004 09:25:12 PM
Ansel Adams would be proud :). I love the technique used
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07/07/2004 05:27:59 PM
An absolutely stunning landscape. Love the tonal range you used also... my favorite so far in the challenge. I hope to see it in winners row...
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07/06/2004 09:24:14 PM
upper section of the sky seems burned heavily compared to rest of sky, don't know that it helps the image (don't know what the original looks like). Otherwise, I like it, nice detail and mood.
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07/06/2004 06:50:01 PM
i think I would have cropped out a bit of the top of the shot (darker bit of the sky) just to balance the shot a bit, but its very dramatic in any event! :)
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07/06/2004 05:57:13 PM
Breathtaking landscape. 10
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07/06/2004 05:35:22 PM
Beautiful 9
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07/06/2004 03:35:51 PM
I like this one alot in b/w, but I think I'd like it even better in color. Nice sharp image
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07/06/2004 01:11:40 AM
I like the strong contrast type of photo but I think the top of the sky was darkened a bit too much and is a bit distracting. Details of eveything from the trees to the rocks on the mountains to the distant clouds is amazing.
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07/04/2004 12:52:15 AM
This is BEAUTIFUL! I think I would have cropped out the white rocks? at the bottom of the image. Still a 10.
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07/03/2004 05:55:31 AM
This is an amazing shot. Everything about it is great. Could be a winner! 10
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07/03/2004 03:48:28 AM
I like the different natural elements in this photo. Great job.10
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07/02/2004 11:35:00 PM
NICE job of varying the standard postcard image with careful metering. I LOVE this! That incredible (polarized?) sky and the reflections in the water make my little hart go pitty-pat! Must have been gorgeous taking Going-to-the Sun that day! 8
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07/02/2004 10:16:13 PM
Beautiful image, very professional work, you should sell many prints, 10
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07/02/2004 04:26:07 PM
Beautiful black and white conversion!!....
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07/02/2004 04:09:08 PM
Beautiful scene well photographed. Sepia tone works very well for this. I like how sharp the focus is too. Fine work.
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07/02/2004 02:02:26 PM
A lot of these shots in this cahllenge, but by converting it to b/w it becomes more interesting. 8
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07/02/2004 09:28:45 AM
Great contrast, excellent shot. Love it!
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07/02/2004 09:10:05 AM
Great 10
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07/02/2004 08:34:23 AM
Superb clarity and depth of field..very powerful image.
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07/01/2004 10:38:05 PM
Wonderful light, tones.
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07/01/2004 09:50:41 PM
Very nice shot, this takes my breath away. Well done.
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07/01/2004 07:53:50 PM
Ansel Adams, look out!
Stunning use of B & W!
One my favorites of this challenge - Well Done! ((10))
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07/01/2004 01:42:17 PM
Wow, where is this place? I wanna visit. Works great in BW too. Serene.
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07/01/2004 07:07:54 AM
good composition, slightly underexposed?
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07/01/2004 12:16:01 AM
Lovely, simply a wonderful land scapeshot..Toneage is just right!! One of my favorites!
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07/01/2004 12:09:34 AM
This is a gorgeous photo! I might lighten the levels a bit, a lot of the beauty gets lost in the dark areas. I like that it is in black and white, but I wonder if the color version would show the true beauty of this spot? I would love to be sitting there right now!
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