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Call of the Void
Call of the Void
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Challenge: Free Study 2011-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Zambia
Date: Oct 21, 2011
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1250
Date Uploaded: Oct 27, 2011

Shot is from Victoria Falls, Zambia. October / November is part of the dry season so there's very little water, hence the wet rock face not covered by a "blanket of water". You were able to walk across / in the river Zambezi, as long as you watch out for sudden water outbursts. These two guys are standing at the "center" of the 1.7km wide falls - a trip a later made myself. The falls are 111 meters high.

Split toning, vignetting, and sharpening done in pp. Rest is as captured.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 311
Avg (all users): 6.7415
Avg (commenters): 8.8125
Avg (participants): 6.7838
Avg (non-participants): 6.6111
Views since voting: 1426
Views during voting: 265
Votes: 147
Comments: 23
Favorites: 6 (view)


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11/08/2011 01:00:10 PM
Thanks a lot for all the kind comments!

Originally posted by Magnum_za:

This is so not the way everyone captures Vic Falls. I had no idea. Fabulous. 10.


I took all the "standard" wide angle shots as well, but - oddly enough - none captured the true size better than this 200mm tele shot in my opinion.

Again, thanks!
11/08/2011 11:24:12 AM
Magnificent. Reminds me of "The Mission", with Robert DeNiro. I've never seen split toning work this well before. What a great technique for this image. Congrats on the top 10.

Message edited by author 2011-11-08 11:39:19.
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11/08/2011 11:19:33 AM
Congrats on the top ten.
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11/08/2011 03:59:33 AM
the processing on this is perfect. something very mystical about this shot. terrific.
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11/08/2011 02:01:29 AM
Originally posted by Magnum_za:

This is so not the way everyone captures Vic Falls. I had no idea. Fabulous. 10.

+1. Have been there several times and not once seen it from this angle. Well done and congrats on the top ten
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11/08/2011 12:33:40 AM
This is so not the way everyone captures Vic Falls. I had no idea. Fabulous. 10.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2011 11:59:28 PM
8 from me. this has such immense presence.
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11/07/2011 08:34:15 PM
Wow!
Amazing capture!
I wish I can see it blown up on a wall...
Norway?
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11/07/2011 07:16:55 PM
Wow. Incredible scene, awesome scale and tones and color. Awesome.
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11/07/2011 07:02:00 PM
Spectacular.
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11/07/2011 02:42:21 PM
AMAZING!!!! voted earlier with a 10....now a new favorite.
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11/06/2011 08:43:28 PM
spectacular place, well captured.
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11/05/2011 11:26:54 PM
Wow! Nicely composed, Amazing capture.
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11/05/2011 08:46:33 PM
Fantastic photograph with excellent mood. I love the blue tones, the epicness of that dropoff and of course the tiny people on top. 9
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11/05/2011 11:56:18 AM
Immense, very powerful image.
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11/04/2011 10:24:34 PM
A case of serious butterflies in the stomach! What a place!
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11/04/2011 10:20:19 PM
Looks like an insignificant little person up there ... contemplating that deep, dark chasm. Interesting light and shadow. I almost expect to hear a voice from the heavens or screams from below. This image certainly got my imagination going!
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11/03/2011 07:14:51 AM
Fabulous image for the FS. Minimalist yet bold and powerful. I hope it does well for you.
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11/03/2011 01:04:07 AM
Amazing!
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11/02/2011 10:04:20 PM
impressive, where is this taken? 9
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11/02/2011 06:43:46 PM
Wow, impressive!
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11/01/2011 09:53:52 AM
OMG.....my reoccuring nightmare from a sideways perspective!.....I was scared to look up and see there really actually were people up there...on the brink......super shot...blow away scale...fantastic lighting! Where is this?
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11/01/2011 12:13:15 AM
WOW!
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