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Challenge: Horizon Line (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Date: Dec 5, 2010
Date Uploaded: Dec 5, 2010

Thanks for the great comments. I really appreciate them.

Though no one's specifically knocked it, the vignette is natural, which is odd because I've never noticed it from my lens before. Could it have been the heavy moisture in the air? The fact that the sun was setting behind me?

This field might start to get recognizable. It's on my way to work (I cycle along it; yes, even in the snow) and has now been in four challenges (parallel lines, skyscape and clouds, as well as this one, of course).

Place: 11 out of 94
Avg (all users): 6.5655
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.6721
Avg (non-participants): 6.4881
Views since voting: 1313
Views during voting: 316
Votes: 145
Comments: 23
Favorites: 3 (view)

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11/04/2011 12:54:05 AM
I LOVE the minimalist feel in this image. SO beautiful! This is the perfect interpretation of winter in my mind!
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01/05/2011 09:36:22 PM
I miss views like this. I have a sort of similar shot I stuck in a calendar last year, only without the snow, but I don't see it in my portfolio. My shot was also taken while on a bike ride.

Meanwhile, huge congrats on 11th! That and 13th are my two favorite finishing spots!
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12/20/2010 10:28:05 PM
Beautiful shot and almost top 10! Congrats on a great score and top 20 though. :-) Reminds me of MN.
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12/15/2010 10:03:43 PM
nice image! I had a similar idea some years ago...
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12/14/2010 06:21:21 PM
Regarding the vignette, the lighter the scene the more noticeable the vignette will be. Let's suppose a vignette had a density-added factor of "10". If the sky, say, were already a "80" (dark blue) then the vignette wouldn't be very noticeable on top of that. But on top of pure white (a nominal density of "0" in this scenario) then the vignette would really stand out. That's what you have here.

Additionally, with the light directly behind you, it's bouncing off of things in front of you and back at the camera, very bright. The more off-axis you get, the less bright that will be. And there's mopisture int he air, so the air and ground both are reflectors...

Message edited by author 2010-12-14 18:22:47.
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12/14/2010 02:11:15 PM
Very nice, it's like the floor and the sky mould into one.

Message edited by author 2010-12-14 14:11:44.
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12/14/2010 07:04:44 AM
Wow! 11th congratulations on you great result. Who doesn't ride bikes in the snow? Its after the thaw and refreeze ice that I find hard!
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12/13/2010 01:06:00 PM
if you turn this 90 degrees it looks like a big butt. nice work.
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12/13/2010 09:30:21 AM
Congrats on the high score and top 20 placement. One of my favourites in this challenge. Well done!
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12/13/2010 09:18:51 AM
Was a 9 for me. I apologise for my no comment; life intervened this week.
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12/13/2010 06:44:23 AM
Congrats with 11th place on this. This was one of my favourites and I scored it a well deserved 8. I'm happy to see that artisitic images like this do better and better at DPC.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/12/2010 10:12:11 PM
Lovely. 8
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12/12/2010 08:52:54 PM
I really like the stark simplicity of this. It's a refreshing change after the parade of oversaturated skies I've seen up to this point.

Message edited by author 2010-12-13 13:09:27.
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12/07/2010 08:37:30 PM
great minimalistic sense of vast icy space, good
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12/06/2010 10:56:42 PM
so bleak... love it
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12/06/2010 07:27:33 PM
Yep, the horizon is the dominant theme here and I find the photo pleasing. You may get some criticism about splitting the frame horizontally. And in general it's a rule to break with care. In THIS case i feel it works perfectly because of the similarity of the snow in the foreground and the featureless sky. Well done.
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12/06/2010 06:39:07 PM
Pure and simple. Very nice and here the having the horizon line bang in the middle works perfectly. Just shows that the ole rule of thirds can be challenged in some instances.
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12/06/2010 03:10:33 PM
*screams* OMG I LOVE IT!!! lol the minimalism, imo, is fantastic! The limited color pallet makes this picture. (I canít tell if itís in bw or not...) Just a wonderful picture that I really hope does well!
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12/06/2010 11:51:08 AM
I love this image. One of my faves of the challenge.
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12/06/2010 09:11:02 AM
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12/06/2010 04:15:33 AM
sweet posthumous stuff here, balanced title :) 9
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12/06/2010 02:33:56 AM
a lovely simplicty...7
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12/06/2010 12:43:29 AM
Simple and lovely.
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