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Old September 12th, 2006, 05:26 PM
Mike Spinak Mike Spinak is offline
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Default Planet Earth Collection: Your Best Landscape, River or Ocean and Major Land Features!

We're starting up another Picture "challenge", to go along with these. This one is:

1. Challenge, 2006_09 Landscape_01 Your image can have been taken on any date, all the way back to the beginning of the 20th century as long as you shot it!

2. Aim high, but don't be shy or hold back. The images cannot be snapshots. They have to be of a quality one would expect to be able to sell or show in a gallery. If in doubt, send the image to me first, but don't get mad at me if I decline. That's just my opinion, not the truth in any way.

3. 800 pixels largest side, jpg, sRGB, sharpened

4. Label your image, e.g. John Smith © 2006

5. Add a TITLE in text below the image, e.g., "Grand Canyon" or "Moon over Pacific Ocean"

6. Post by linking. Up to 3 entries per photographer.

7. Images deemed, subjectively, not to fit in with the challenge might be removed. (If there is big doubt, email the image to me first at w84u at mac.com.)

8. When we have enough entries, we will have the voting.

I'll get things started with one of my own:



Morning, Tenaya Lake
© Mike Spinak



(Don't vote on this one.)

Mike

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Old September 12th, 2006, 05:50 PM
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I really love the picture. Have you tried printing it. If so would you use a textured paper and print matte or would you go for a glossy look?

How well will those deep blues print?

Asher
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Old September 12th, 2006, 06:09 PM
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Hi, Asher,

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I really love the picture. Have you tried printing it. If so would you use a textured paper and print matte or would you go for a glossy look?

How well will those deep blues print?
Thank you. Yes, I print it fairly often (usually 12"x18"), to fulfill sales orders. For pictures with a lot of dark tones, I prefer matte... it is too difficult to see dark portions of a picture through the reflections, when using glossy paper. However, I sell it as people want it: if they ask for it on glossy paper, then I give them what they want. (By the way, just to be clear about papers: I do all of my printing onto Fuji Crystal Archive, a light sensitive, silver halide, photographic paper, not an inkjet type of paper.) The deep blues print beautifully. The whole picture prints very nicely, even stuff like the details in the shadows of the foreground rock.

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Old September 12th, 2006, 06:17 PM
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Which printer do you use and do they automatically fulfill your orders as they come in? BTW, what camera was this shot with?

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Old September 12th, 2006, 06:37 PM
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I use different printers, depending on the price point. If a customer wants the best and is willing to pay extra for it, then I use a different printer than if the customer wants a nice print at an affordable price.

I don't use an automatic fulfillment service.

I made this picture with a Canon EOS 1Ds.

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Old September 13th, 2006, 12:21 AM
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Ahem, shouldn't a challenge have a title, an aim? What are we going for?

Thanks for the pointer: corected A.K.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 01:08 PM
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Hopefully the definition of "landscape" is broad enough to include "seascape".


Tidal Pool


Cape Fog


Wave

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Old September 14th, 2006, 01:15 PM
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Don and Stuart,

Awesome and beautiful! Oh how beautiful!

Thanks,

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Old September 15th, 2006, 02:13 AM
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Don and Stuart,

Awesome and beautiful! Oh how beautiful!
and all done with AWB ;)

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Old September 27th, 2006, 09:48 PM
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Default Jim Collum, Copyright 2006





Bandon Beach, Or.






Ice Flow #2, Portage Glacier, Alaska
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Old September 28th, 2006, 03:31 AM
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Bandon Beach, Or.
This is wonderful, Jim. I saw similar sea stacks off the coast of Oregon and also of Northern California, when we drove along a coast road near Gold Beach, OR. This was when we visited my aunt in 1989, my one trip to the U.S. Pacific coast.
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Ice Flow #2, Portage Glacier, Alaska
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Equally magnificent!

Thank you so very much for these. Both are great to wake up to, on a potentially stormy day here in Tennessee.

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Old September 28th, 2006, 12:36 PM
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Jim,

Those pictures are magnificent (especially the second one). Congratulations.

Mike

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Old September 28th, 2006, 08:06 PM
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This was somewhat depressing. I thought I had more good landscape pictures than this.



Late evening pause
Barton Creek Greenbelt, Austin, TX




Hidden falls
Pedernales Falls State Park, TX



Rocks, Trees, Streambed
Barton Creek Greenbelt, Austin, TX
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Old September 29th, 2006, 02:00 AM
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Quote:
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This was somewhat depressing. I thought I had more good landscape pictures than this.
These are most enjoyable, though, Erik. I'm particularly drawn to the second picture, "Hidden falls."
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Quote:
Late evening pause
Barton Creek Greenbelt, Austin, TX
Indeed, a pause is a nice way into the picture. Appeals to me particularly, since my mother lived in Austin for some years, as a child. But, to my sorrow, I haven't been there since I flew Southwest into the airport, on my way up to Belton for a college class reunion, in 1987.

The person so far down the path under the trees makes me want to follow him.
Quote:
Hidden falls
Pedernales Falls State Park, TX
I love this one. It's magic.
Quote:
Rocks, Trees, Streambed
Barton Creek Greenbelt, Austin, TX
Not the easiest hiking, huh?

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Old October 29th, 2006, 11:16 AM
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I would like to contribute a few. Hope these qualify

#1 What is a landscape? Does this qualify? Looks likes a travel snap of Plaza San Marco, but not many have this angle... (Canon D60 + 16-35L)


#2 Did Asher mention the Grand Canyon? (Canon 20D + 16-35 L)


#3 Jungfrau from Wengen (Canon 20D + 70-300 DO IS)
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Old October 30th, 2006, 11:27 PM
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Default Black Balsom Knob ,Pisgah forest NC

Another one for amateurs
The sky was awesome that day .Why they are called Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Old October 31st, 2006, 12:49 AM
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Nathanial, I love your pcitures. What's the story with the snow drift image?

The grand canyon is impressive. I wonder whether some local contrast sharpening might help it pop?

Don, that shot is very nicely layered. great landscsape.

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Old October 31st, 2006, 02:33 AM
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Asher ,
thanks for the compliment .Compared to the pro pictures probably a different ballgame ,but I liked the results on how the sky and clouds looked that fine day.
Regards
Don

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Old October 31st, 2006, 12:16 PM
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Asher,

That snow drift is part of the Jungfrau, one of the most famous peaks in the Bernese Oberland. Shot from the town square in Wengen, the photo was made as the early morning sun illuminated the mountains. The dark sky and the snow lends itself to monochrome, no?
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Old October 31st, 2006, 06:58 PM
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Nathaniel, that B&W is truly a remarkable image! B&W was demanded, IMHO, from the outset!

You did a good job! Tou could shout that scene every day for a month and you would continue to get new images.

Asher
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 08:50 AM
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Old February 7th, 2007, 07:25 PM
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A bit late, but I didn't see anything about this thread being "closed", but hey, I just got here...

I'm intimidated by all the wonderful pictures here, but I'll give it a shot!





Falls Creek
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Roots
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Cedar Trees
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Old February 11th, 2007, 11:32 AM
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My own humble contributions:

Near Nesbyen in Norway


Winter Morning Outside Oslo


Practicing the sax on a cliff north of Santa Cruz, CA
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