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At the lake of fog
At the lake of fog
fridjo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: HDR IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon Powershot G11
Location: Katarina, Slovenia
Date: Nov 20, 2011
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/125 s
Galleries: Rural, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Nov 20, 2011

This is a common sight at the hills around Ljubljana in the winter - the valley is filled with thick fog 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It's a beautiful sight when you rise up from the fog, but unfortunately I live under it.
This is a Photomatix blend of three exposures 1.6 stops apart. and then contrast enhanced using curves in PS, also burned the edges a bit. I did also a version with noise reduced, but it looks too sissy and washed out. I like noise, and I wish I had done this for the Image Grain challenge. I'm sure grainy look will be a problem with this one, but let's see...

Exposures (f/5.6, ISO 80):
1/125 s
1/400 s
1/40 s

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Thank you all for wonderful comments and generous votes that resulted in my new PB!

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 98
Avg (all users): 6.7226
Avg (commenters): 8.0625
Avg (participants): 6.3220
Avg (non-participants): 6.9688
Views since voting: 1953
Views during voting: 427
Votes: 155
Comments: 25
Favorites: 2 (view)


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12/18/2011 02:28:51 AM
There's no way this place is real. It's a beautiful and serene location.
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11/28/2011 09:40:59 PM
amazing - thanks for sharing this location through this great image. =D faved.
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11/28/2011 08:00:39 AM
Congrats on a top finish. Love this shot.
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11/28/2011 12:21:14 AM
this is gorgeous. Congrats.
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11/28/2011 12:17:39 AM
Wonderful finish. Congrats on the top 10.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/27/2011 07:28:39 PM
Lovely shot!
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11/27/2011 06:11:59 PM
Love the sun flares and grain. Lovely photo.
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11/26/2011 10:53:26 PM
So fairytale-like! Love the flare.
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11/26/2011 06:57:00 PM
i realize it may be the fog, but it looks a little "flat"... needs more contrast or more saturation
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11/26/2011 12:55:15 PM
Whoa Golly! :D This is beautiful. My only 10.
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11/26/2011 10:44:00 AM
Big
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11/24/2011 09:58:37 PM
I love the feeling from the fog, but I think the flare at the top breaks the mood.
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11/23/2011 02:12:33 PM
Beautiful scene and composition. The encroaching low hanging clouds are so ominous.
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11/23/2011 10:23:15 AM
Surreal..and great capture.
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11/22/2011 10:53:08 PM
Almost a Chinese scroll. Such delicate details here, such a melodious composition. I would certainly crop the sky with its unnecessary reflections and bluish hue.
bump up
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11/21/2011 11:30:06 PM
pretty cool
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11/21/2011 08:15:22 PM
Very interesting take on the challenge....not the overly saturated colors as is typical for 90% of the entries! Great composition, and just wonderfully processed.
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11/21/2011 03:36:04 PM
Perhaps one that might be a tish over done, BUT, I LOVE the feel you have given to this!!! hummm wondering if this is who's I am thinking it is...
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11/21/2011 11:01:51 AM
very eerie and surreal. Great work! 9
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11/21/2011 09:53:12 AM
What a wonderful place. Beautiful shot pity about the sunflare rest is great
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11/21/2011 09:02:41 AM
What a gorgeous place! The sky is a little grainy and has some lens reflections. A wonderful image non the less! Good luck!
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11/21/2011 06:08:39 AM
Beautiful landscape and a magic moment. Rreally well framed and angled, it strikes a pretty good good trade-off between local and general contrast, without dodge and burn excesses. I think the stray light actually adds to the mood of the image and the feeling of being up there.

Switzerland?
Excellent job, congratulations!
(non voter)
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11/21/2011 05:21:55 AM
how cool is that
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11/21/2011 01:27:12 AM
Lots of potential in this image
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11/21/2011 01:08:53 AM
OHH stunning scene. 9
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