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  Mini#24 Best of 2012
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God's Country       ©2012 LaRee
PENTAX K-5       5th place, 134 points
1/200s, f8, ISO 100, ?, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: basic editing in Lightroom       Extra Info: Taken on a visit to Bryce Canyon in Utah. We got thunder and lightening, rained on, hailed on and 80 degree heat all in a span of 3 days. We walked the entire amphitheater there one day, about 9 miles and it was amazing even with the crazy weather. I guess it made for better skies than flat blue or gray though.
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Jan 15, 2013
    Thanks guys. I would enter more often if I had the time. This trip was a whirlwind 3 day trip and I haven't even had the time to edit all the photos from the trip. I'm working over 60 hours a week these days and it's killing me. I'm hoping this "required overtime" will let up in March. Fingers crossed. Thank you for the kind comments and the votes!

Jan 14, 2013
    This is only the 3rd time a Pentax k-5 has ever entered a Panachallenge! Congrats!!! The last time someone named LaRee used it to finish 5th! (good to see you in the challenge again!)

Jan 14, 2013
    Beautifully done - Congratulations

Jade O.
Jan 14, 2013
    Congrats, LaRee. Worthy of top 5. You should enter more often!

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Jan 14, 2013
    Good pic of a classic landscape, I do like the contrast between the sky and cliffs and also in my picks , not sure about the title as thats down-under where I am !! ;0) good luck

Adirondack Gal
Jan 14, 2013
    Love the colors, and the composition is just lovely! In my top picks! Good Luck!

Jan 14, 2013
    An absolute classic - enhanced only by the dramatic sky.

Jan 13, 2013
    Excellent capture of some really fantastic scenery - it makes me want to go and see it for myself. The range of weather sure was extreme

Jan 13, 2013
    One of my favs, good composition, wonderful colours.

Jan 13, 2013
    certainly one of my favorite places in utah. i'd agree you had good conditions photographically. i was out there early last summer during the wildfires. no dramatic clouds, just hazy mostly blown out skies.
this somewhat diffused light worked great for your exposure. no harsh shadows in the hoodoos.
good luck.

Jan 13, 2013
    as you say gods country alive and well. good colours and skies work out well
a picture for the wall

Jan 13, 2013
    Lovely landscape. Gorgeous light.

Jade O.
Jan 12, 2013
    I think Lightroom must work well but this is truly majestic - sure wish we could see a fuller sized version in outtakes together with the original just to see how effective the PP was in the end result. Fine landscape, perfectly framed, with the focal point following the rule of thirds more or less to full advantage. Great shot!

Jan 11, 2013
    Scenes like this remind me of how insignificant we are. I love the way the cliffs tower up on the left side while the other side and the centre pull me down into the valley. As you say - the sky really helps a lot too especially the contrast with the sun on the cliffs. I keep coming back to this one, I can't wait to see something like this when the new size limit comes into effect, then I can really blow it up :-)
Edited on Jan 13, 2013
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