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Challenge: Time III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-600D/T3i Rebel
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro for Canon
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California
Date: Aug 11, 2011
Aperture: 6.3 @17mm
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 30 sec.
Galleries: Landscape, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Aug 14, 2011

So for my first submission on dpchallenge I decided I wanted it to be perfect so I have waited for a good challenge. My initial plan was to drive out to Joshua Tree (3 hour drive ended up being 5 hours cause of traffic), camp the night alone and snap as many photos as I could of the Perseids meteor shower. I knew that the moon was going to be full on the 13th so I went up the 11th to hopefully show more stars. When I got there everything went up in smoke, I set up a time lapse to try to get as many as I could but I did not see a single meteor in the 5 hours I was there, so plan b. Since it was close to a full moon I decided to do a shot where it looked like day time. I found this gnarled dead tree on the way out and tried to snap some shots, I was happy with them while i was there but once i blew them up I realized i didn't get the composition or focus perfect. So I decided it would have been a waste to go all the way there and not submit a photo, so i am submitting this one. I'm hoping for a 5 rating but realistically a 4.

PP: Just some noise reduction in camera raw, and resize.

Place: 104 out of 130
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/23/2011 02:13:23 PM
You found a great shape to photograph, branch and sky. It's lacking contrast.
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08/17/2011 09:09:46 AM
Beautiful, love the surreality of it.
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