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Always Beautiful
Always Beautiful

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Challenge: Day and Night (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Nikon D90
Location: Maroon Bells, Co
Date: Sep 30, 2011
Aperture: f/10 and f/4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 20 sec/30 min (x2)
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Oct 9, 2011

Taken on my trip around Maroon Bells

Composition is made out of three photographs: 1 during sunset (2o sec exposure) and then 2 30-minute exposures after it got dark for the star trails. Overlapped the star trails and combined the 2 remaining images and played around with them in cs5 until it looked mostly how I wanted it to.

Several things to complain about: the tripod moved slightly during the star trails and the tails are a little off axis. Also the snow in the mountains is somewhat blurry for the same reason.

Overall, it took about 3 hours to take the photos and 2 hours to edit them. Not too bad.


Highest score since the last week of last October. Thank you for the high scores and the kind words.

Place: 7 out of 38
Avg (all users): 7.1257
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.4091
Avg (non-participants): 7.2345
Views since voting: 1845
Views during voting: 521
Votes: 167
Comments: 7
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/25/2011 05:05:47 PM
I didn't realize this was your's man, very cool. I'm mesmerized, keep up the good work!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/20/2011 06:37:10 PM
This is very good! Congratulations!
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10/18/2011 12:30:47 PM
Beautiful shot. This should do quite well.
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10/14/2011 02:47:29 PM
Extremely beautiful ,and nicely merged.
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10/14/2011 12:37:04 PM
I wish I took this..... I love star trails and love landscape and places like Yosemite.... I think you have a real shot at winning this! good luck! it makes me want to delete my entry somehow... haha
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10/14/2011 12:09:17 PM
Front pager in my opinion,lovely stuff.
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10/14/2011 11:46:29 AM
That icy blue makes me cold. Awesome star trails. I thought the branch in the water was some insane swimmer who froze in place.
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