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Cliff Hangers
Cliff Hangers

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Challenge: Without the Hand of Man (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 5
Location: Stevens Pass WA
Date: Dec 14, 2002
Aperture: F/3.4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/64
Galleries: Nature, Water
Date Uploaded: Dec 15, 2002

This shot was taken at Stevens Pass in the Cascade Mountains WA. I saw the icicles hanging from a cliff in an area that gets no sun. I pulled off the side of the road took the picture and then found out from a friendly police officer that I had stopped in an avalanche chute, I wasn't going to stick around for that opportunity!

Place: 50 out of 60
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Avg (commenters): 5.8000
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Avg (non-participants): 5.5152
Views since voting: 919
Votes: 86
Comments: 10
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/20/2002 10:21:36 AM
Hmm... the image quality is a bit low, but the composition is very effective. I'd like some more contrast, I think. Otherwise, it's a very nice photo.
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12/19/2002 03:15:38 PM
Looks good to me. The angle and framing/cropping are good. I like the downward angle of the ice cicles. focus and clarity are good. The contrast appears to be alright as well. Lighting conditions appear to have been cooperative for you. Looks untouched by man to me, although I can't really tell what the cicles are hanging off of, that's ok. Good luck in the challenge.
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12/18/2002 09:30:53 PM
this looks way to sharp
12/18/2002 01:34:19 PM
Ouch - pointy! Could be in a little better focus. Hope you weren't speared in the process of shooting this :)
12/17/2002 07:22:29 PM
Great title, focus seems slightly soft. cool idea. 8 Swash
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/16/2002 01:44:49 PM
Great idea. OOF to me.
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12/16/2002 11:56:01 AM
challenge -- met
composition -- the long format really works well here, so does b&w. nice title, too.
technical -- somehow this doesn't look as crisp and clear to me as i would expect, but i am at a loss whether that's the photo or post-processing. sorry.
overall impression -- love the idea and composition, not so sure about the technical aspects of it all.
12/16/2002 11:16:38 AM
I think it would have helped if the icicles were straight.
12/16/2002 05:45:52 AM
I just love icicles, and this is a very nice shot. Love the black and white, and the nice dark background. The crop on the shot feels slightly unbalanced to me though I can't put my finger on why, exactly. 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/16/2002 01:15:55 AM
Nice use of the new picture size rule. THe shot looks a bit out of focus, and the icicles aren't the prettiest I've seen, but overall not bad.

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