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BrennanOB


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Challenge: Lucky 13 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Altamont pass, CA
Date: Mar 25, 2011
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Landscape, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Mar 25, 2011



[Mar. 28th, 2011 08:48:35 PM]

I was planning on shooting a baker's dozen of doughnuts, but this light happened, so i went out to the altamont pass windfarm where i knew I could frame up any given number of windmills. I was driving along the freeway and saw this hill with really nice light and i pulled over to get it before the light shifted.

I have a collection of landscapes with the cow trails that look like topographic lines along the hillsides and this one goes in that basket.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 96
Avg (all users): 7.4189
Avg (commenters): 8.0455
Avg (participants): 7.2826
Avg (non-participants): 7.4804
Views since voting: 6325
Views during voting: 356
Votes: 148
Comments: 53
Favorites: 13 (view)


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07/18/2011 01:53:30 PM
Super surreal light here. The eye cannot rest on the green except to find its way to the burrows and cracks, to be forced upward to the windmills. The short area of sky is nice, it forces your eyes back down to repeat the process.
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04/15/2011 12:44:48 AM
Fabulous ... everything about it appealing!
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04/07/2011 01:42:29 PM
Lovely, sir, just lovely.
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04/07/2011 11:53:59 AM
This is just a breathtaking image. Everything about this image draws the viewer in....WOW. Congrats on your BLUE!!!!
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04/05/2011 03:35:52 PM
It's really wonderful... composition and colours are perfect!
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04/05/2011 10:15:05 AM
Congratulations, Brennan, on a splendid photo. That area is a natural for all sorts of spectacular images. The weather you found and captured put the frosting on the cake.
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04/05/2011 12:04:34 AM
What a spectacular photo! Congratulations!!
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04/04/2011 05:39:17 PM
I know exactly where you took this! Gorgeous! Great shot! :) The back road that goes along there (you can access it from Livermore and from... the other side) lets you get some good views without endangering your life quite so much. :) I shot my only ribbon-winning photo from that road. :)
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04/04/2011 01:25:28 PM
I know this place, it's ribbon-lucky indeed :)
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congrats on your blue!
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04/04/2011 12:01:43 PM
Great stuff,Love this shot.Congratulations
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04/04/2011 11:58:27 AM
Random post of the day: Wilderbeast!
04/04/2011 10:13:45 AM
lovely lines and undulations!! nicely processed.. great job and CONGRATS on that BLUE! what a great score!!
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04/04/2011 09:47:01 AM
Congratulations on an awesome capture and ribbon.
I love to see my top pick win blue! It restores my faith in the dpc voters. ;) :)

Message edited by author 2011-04-04 09:48:14.
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04/04/2011 09:43:31 AM
Beautiful shot -- love the lighting! Congrats on a marvelous blue!
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04/04/2011 08:56:42 AM
I just LOVE this...Well done AWESOME a CALANDER SHOT from SheZ
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04/04/2011 07:14:45 AM
Wonderful job -in seeing the light, processing the image, and composing it in such a way. Congrats on the Blue!
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04/04/2011 06:18:07 AM
Finally a good photo on the front page. I love the minimalism (or I'm hanging over at 1x too much).
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04/04/2011 03:10:15 AM
Congrats
The only image in this contest that pushes one to count the W.M. without being forced to by the challenge's title.
Excellent work!
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04/04/2011 02:21:19 AM
Yes knew this would ribbon, well done.
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04/04/2011 01:40:22 AM
Brennan Congrats on your new pb, bravo
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04/04/2011 01:19:05 AM
Incredible shot! Big congrats on your personal best, Brennan!
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04/04/2011 12:31:33 AM
I wondered if this might be yours, since it looks like Altamont... Got a 9 from me, well-deserved blue.
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04/04/2011 12:09:31 AM
tones and curves, what pleasure.
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04/04/2011 12:06:26 AM
Beautiful, love the colours, even if there are a limited number of them.
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04/04/2011 12:05:35 AM
Gratz on the blue dude...had you in my highest scoring group.
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04/04/2011 12:02:42 AM
Congrats! This was a 10 for me!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/03/2011 07:33:20 PM
I really like the glints of light off some of the blades. Well seen.
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04/03/2011 07:12:54 PM
Yup. 13 :-) Should do very well.
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04/03/2011 09:28:08 AM
without the mills those hills are rather sensuous and shapely. with the mills this fits the challenge very well. Either way, wonderful light!
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04/02/2011 06:01:20 PM
Very dramatic! great colours
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04/01/2011 02:31:00 PM
13 turbines along with beautiful rolling green hills and stormy sky. Nice.
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04/01/2011 03:47:52 AM
I think we have a winner.10
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03/31/2011 08:16:06 PM
Such a melodious shot. I can feel the heaviness of the clouds above. Great! Top 10
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03/31/2011 10:19:08 AM
Nice shot. The sky is perfect for this shot. Sad the last one is sort of an outcast, :-) he's just not part of the group.
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03/31/2011 09:10:56 AM
Top four for me.
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03/30/2011 10:07:16 PM
Very nice find. You did a great job capturing the colors and energy of the scene.
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03/30/2011 03:08:51 PM
WOW! This is magnificent! Great job post-processing this. Lighting is wonderful. The best in challenge. 10!
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03/30/2011 01:34:48 PM
great color and texture - 8
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03/30/2011 01:14:51 AM
Great classic contrast in colour 6
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03/29/2011 08:05:56 PM
rich scene and colors
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03/29/2011 06:16:33 PM
Best of the "found" 13's. Nice scene and processing.
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03/29/2011 09:31:46 AM
Beautiful green color.
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03/28/2011 11:49:44 PM
nice flow...too bad you didn't get a clear blue sky.
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03/28/2011 08:00:50 PM
Beautiful image. Love the contrast in colors.
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03/28/2011 07:24:53 PM
Outstanding...the green just pops right out. Beautiful photo.
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03/28/2011 01:30:11 PM
Just fabulous!!!
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03/28/2011 10:45:02 AM
My only problem with this pic is that it looks a bit crooked... am I too straight??? I hate that... anyway, LOVE the image! 9
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03/28/2011 10:15:01 AM
Clever title - nice image!
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03/28/2011 09:23:51 AM
Dramatic sky, love the greens.
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03/28/2011 06:37:36 AM
My favorite of the challenge. I love the shading on the hills, the gloomy sky and the vibrant grass.
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03/28/2011 06:12:38 AM
Well spotted. Exactly what I'm looking for, a natural environment. Beautiful tones and colors, nicely processed. Great stuff.
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03/28/2011 01:23:02 AM
You were blessed with the light. Breathtakingly beautiful. (not voting)
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03/28/2011 12:19:45 AM
Oh wow, I adore this, I totally love turbines, has to win a ribbon.
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