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  #146 Edgy
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On The Edge       ©2014 aoc46
Panasonic DMC-LX7       1st place, 264 points
1/2000s, f4.5, ISO 80, ?, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Nothing special - RAW conversion with SilkyPix; then PSP x5 for minor adjustments to brightness and contrast, cloning to remove a small but distracting rock, cropping, resizing and sharpening.       Extra Info: On the Aiguille du Midi (3842 m = 12605 ft), above Chamonix, France.
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Aug 19, 2014
    I find this framing so natural and yet so completely representative of the topic that is was an easy No 1 pick for me.

Aug 19, 2014
    Thanks, all, for your compliments and critique, though it's hard not to take spectacular photos in a place like this. (See my earlier comment below.) I'll try to put some others in the outtakes in the next few days.

Aug 18, 2014
    well deserved! awesome shot.
Edited on Aug 18, 2014

Aug 18, 2014
    Congrats, this one of my top 3. Fantastic sense of height.

Jade O.
Aug 18, 2014
    See, you should enter more often! I knew this was too good not to win this Challenge by a wide margin. Congratulations on a photo anyone would be proud to call their own.

Aug 18, 2014
    Well done - what an incredible shot!

Aug 18, 2014
    Congrats - Well deserved win.

Aug 18, 2014
    Knew this would win hands down, congrats.

Aug 18, 2014
    Congrats on your first first place finish (in only 4 challenges)!

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Aug 18, 2014
    I like the little people in the corner providing context. Wow! Good focus, lighting and framing.

Aug 18, 2014
    stunning scene. Seems like needs to be warmed up ever so slightly (blueish tint?).
Edited on Aug 18, 2014

Old Finn
Aug 18, 2014
    Nice edges here. A magnificent view. In my favorites.

Aug 18, 2014
    This is magnificent photograph, congratulations on the capture and also for just being there. Excellent work. As for being 'Edgy' I have no idea, not your fault either way, just my lack of knowledge of the subject)

Aug 18, 2014
    Very impressive. I love the ridge tops highlighted against the cloud. Even more impressed that you were there to take it!

Aug 17, 2014
    I gave it a second look and I ranked this one higher. Very interesting shot and the placement of those hikers is perfect.
Edited on Aug 17, 2014

Jade O.
Aug 17, 2014
    Too good not to win this Challenge by a wide margin. My #1.

Aug 17, 2014
    Wow - absolutely breathtaking, and the vertical crop along the ridge is just perfect

Aug 17, 2014
    Beautiful shot. You could made a few Edgy
pics from this one. IMO toning down the bright spots on the right side of the two bottom mountains might be less distracting.

Aug 17, 2014
    A very nice opportunity to get a world-class pic! Very impressive!

Aug 17, 2014
    The crop is fantastic. I really adds to the sense of height to the image. Beautiful shot.

Aug 16, 2014
    This is my stand out photo. Apart from being an excellent photo technically the eye is drawn to the figures in the bottom corner. I love it!

Aug 16, 2014
    Amazing image. The hikers in the lower left, the mountains along the left edge, and the mountain range in the distance at the top of the frame all take advantage of the edge of the frame to great effect. One of the best examples in this challenge.

Aug 16, 2014

Aug 15, 2014
    I'd love to say how I had to juggle my camera with my ice axe and carabiners to get this picture, but in truth - like 1000 or so others that morning - I rode up in the gondola and took the shot from comfortably behind a stout railing on the paved observation deck. The people in the picture, though, really were out there on the edge.
Edited on Aug 15, 2014

Aug 15, 2014
    Wow - an incredible image and composition that is an award winner anywhere. Nice job!

Aug 15, 2014
    the size of the figures make the mountains seem even larger.
high in my favourites

Aug 14, 2014
    Looks like someone is having a thrill of a time, great capture. In my faves.
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