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Waiting for the sunrise...
2nd PlaceWaiting for the sunrise...
bryanbrazil


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Waiting II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Death Valley National Park, CA
Date: Apr 5, 2010
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1000 sec
Galleries: Sky, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 5, 2010

Crop, levels, desaturate, resize, add border, save for web...that's it!

This photo was taken on one of the ridges overlooking Zabriskie Point in Death Valley National Park. There were two girls from somewhere in Eastern Europe sitting up here waiting for the sunrise. I took this just after the sun came over the mountain and one of them headed back to the car. There was surprisingly little flare considering the sun was just out of the upper left corner of the frame.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 135
Avg (all users): 6.9626
Avg (commenters): 8.5294
Avg (participants): 6.5439
Avg (non-participants): 7.1146
Views since voting: 6937
Views during voting: 328
Votes: 214
Comments: 40
Favorites: 14 (view)


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04/17/2010 01:23:33 PM
Beautiful shot Bryan, love the many shades of grey. Congratulation on your ribbon.
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04/16/2010 04:34:07 PM
To be up that early certainly paid off. Congrats on the great shot and ribbon!!!
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04/15/2010 07:40:47 PM
hmm. zen ?

very nice !

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04/15/2010 05:24:32 PM
fantastic tones
congrats on the ribbon
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04/14/2010 10:51:01 PM
Very nicely done!
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04/14/2010 08:03:56 PM
Nice job..Congrats!
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04/14/2010 06:43:48 PM
Beautiful
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04/14/2010 03:28:42 PM
Excellent take on the challenge, congratulations on your ribbon!!!
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04/14/2010 12:46:13 PM
Congrats - one of my favorites for sure - just love the layers!!
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04/14/2010 12:04:27 PM
Beautiful congratulations on your Ribbon, love the tones.
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04/14/2010 10:16:03 AM
One word: awesome.

I absolutely love the varying tones of each ridge. Absolutely perfect compostion.

Brilliant work.
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04/14/2010 08:49:54 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon.... One of my favorites this time.
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04/14/2010 08:38:45 AM
you just couldn't wait for the Zen challenge eh?! ;)
sweet shot!
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04/14/2010 05:38:24 AM
Great shot Bryan! Just a warm up. Go team!
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04/14/2010 04:24:12 AM
stunning photo

I hope the SC sort out these 1 voters as there is obviously a clan of them

congrats on the ribbon
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04/14/2010 04:16:52 AM
Congrats
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04/14/2010 03:48:05 AM
Woop! Go team, I know this doesn't count but it bodes well! Great shot.
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04/14/2010 03:33:30 AM
Congrats on the Red, sorry if I jinxed you! Awesome photo
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04/14/2010 02:35:34 AM
Congratulations. I love those layers of hazy ranges.
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04/14/2010 01:50:10 AM
Dude, this shot rocks! Congratulations!
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04/14/2010 12:59:21 AM
Great shot!
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04/14/2010 12:38:31 AM
Such a beautiful capture!!! Very well done
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/13/2010 04:32:45 PM
Hate to give you the "blue ribbon comment curse" -- but I really do expect this one to get blue. (not voting)

Ok, so some of us are going to guess 1st through 5th place. This is my guess for 1st!
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04/12/2010 10:28:56 AM
Lovely photo. Great DOF and composition. One of my favorites. 10
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04/12/2010 07:09:10 AM
Is it too early to congratulate you on your blue ribbon? 10 from me!
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04/11/2010 01:20:23 PM
Beautiful!
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04/10/2010 02:57:24 AM
Terrific depth and textures (though a bit overblown on the left. Great sharpness and tonal variety. Love it.
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04/09/2010 09:21:28 PM
Neat shot, lovely in b&w, 10.
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04/09/2010 12:48:24 PM
stunning!!!
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04/08/2010 10:43:31 PM
One of my faves...well done.
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04/08/2010 10:07:45 PM
Beautiful. Very well done. - 10
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04/08/2010 08:35:33 PM
Looks awesome in BW. Would have loved to see the colors in the mountains.
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04/08/2010 03:09:15 PM
I love mountain gradations. Lovely image, plain and simple and pleasing.
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04/08/2010 02:10:46 AM
Great location. I can only wish for an opportunity like that.
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04/07/2010 10:21:40 PM
Stunning view, love the zen feel to this.
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04/07/2010 09:41:37 PM
Great photo!
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04/07/2010 06:26:10 PM
what a superb picture...can I please ask what is your editing software??
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04/07/2010 08:58:28 AM
My first 10, wonderful capture.
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04/07/2010 02:27:18 AM
a great b/w study well shot .. good luck
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04/07/2010 01:53:47 AM
I had predicted there were going to be photos with a cliche title like "Waiting for the sunrise" but I was not expecting anything as wonderful as this. The varying tones, the mist, the composition... AND - a human subject that makes the entire photo have an emotion that others simply lack. Beautiful - 10.
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