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  #45 Passageways
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The Great Cave       ©2008 dodrizzt
Panasonic DMC-FZ50       1st place, 383 points
15s, f7.1, ISO 100, 35mm, Manual, Spot, no flash
Post-Processing: In CS3: Crop, selective colour balance & some desaturation in the left (too much yellow); selective gaussian blur to add glow to the beam light & car lights; resize for contest, little unshrp mask after resizing       Extra Info: There is a very little village in my region completely surrounded by mountains; thousands of years ago, a river started digging its way out of the valley across the mountain, resulting in a gorgeous natural passage. Today, the narrow road that goes across the Great Cave is the ONLY way to reach the village, apart from some little forestl trails... This fantastic passageway immediately came to my mind when the challenge theme was set.
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May 27, 2008
    Without doubt a very deserved winner! Fantastic shot!
But a little bit scary too...
Is no one afraid that one of all these stalactites could fall off?

May 27, 2008
    A well deserved win here!! Not only is this a fabulous shot, but creative as well!! Very nicely done :O)!!!

May 27, 2008
    Well done on the win!!

May 27, 2008
    Congratulations!! Great shot and a worthy winner!

May 27, 2008
    Congratulations!! Well deserved first, great capture, fits the theme perfectly. Unfortunately I was on Vacation and could not vote.

May 27, 2008
    Brilliant Idea and a well deserved win, liked your other shot just as much.

May 27, 2008
    Wow!! winner!! I hardly believe it! LOL I expected finishing TT due to all of your nice comments, but there were also some other great shots I thought will be worthy winners... Thanks!!!!
Thanks a lot to all for your nice comments and very well done, this was a terrific challenge with a lot of great entries... hope I'll find a nice and funny theme for all of you in regards :) see you soon!

May 26, 2008
    Congratulations~! Awesome idea and so well captured!

May 26, 2008
    Congratulations on the #1 spot. A well deserved win.

May 26, 2008
    En hora buena. A worthy winner. Liked it a lot and picked as my first spot.

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May 26, 2008
    Good work. Beautiful colours and play with the light in the surfaces.
In my TT

May 25, 2008
    Awesome image. I really want to try something like this sometime. Not a cave as I dont have anything near me so cool but the slow speed to catch lights. TT!

May 25, 2008
    Great Cave - great photo! Very well done.

May 25, 2008
    I prefer this to your other entry. The composition and lighting are better. It's a great shot and my #1 favourite. Good luck!

May 24, 2008
    Very intriguing, love the light and winding draw into the passage. Also, the creative post production work makes an already interesting image even better. TT

May 24, 2008
    Beautifully done. The mixture of natural light with teh car(?) trails makes for a very nice image. We are invited to follow the lights through the passage to what awits at the other end.

May 24, 2008
    Wonderful natural passageway and thanks for the interesting extra info. I really like how you used the car light trail to highlight the path through it.

May 24, 2008
    Wonderful picture!I really like the colours and lighting. The effect of the gaussian blur (something i must attempt) on the car lights adds movement to this very stationary tunnel. in my TT

May 24, 2008
    Amazing. I've never seen a place like it. It's one of my favourites. Good luck.

May 24, 2008
    Fantastic color-balance. Great work!

May 24, 2008
    Wow. VERY nice.

May 23, 2008
    Excellent comp/lighting,would have been hard to get right,but you've done it well...tt.

May 23, 2008
    Beautiful shot. Love the timelapse.
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