**ASPIRING TO THE TOP**

© Debbie E. Payne

**ASPIRING TO THE TOP**

Freddy Bland 4/18/2010 7:42:14 PM

Fantastic capture and Finalist, Debbie!! Many congratulations!! #1260150

Usman Bajwa 4/19/2010 5:26:04 AM

Sucha super image, Debbie!

UB. #8547787

Debbie E. Payne 4/19/2010 8:41:26 AM

Thank you UB! You did well this month, too. Good luck to you. #8549127

Jeff E Jensen 4/19/2010 10:26:48 AM

This is fantastic Debbie! Sorry I missed it on my first run through the finalists. congratulations! #8549765

Aimee c. Eisaman 4/19/2010 10:39:03 AM

Congrats Debbie.....it's really a great last light shot! :~) #8549844

Gerri R. Jones 4/20/2010 4:19:14 PM

Congratulations Debbie...a beautiful and inspiring winner!!! #8555437

Jeff E Jensen 4/20/2010 4:30:44 PM

Congrats Debbie this is a well deserved winner! #8555519

Debbie E. Payne 4/20/2010 5:08:18 PM

Thank you all. I'm very happy to have this be a winner! #8555721

Aimee c. Eisaman 4/21/2010 5:50:29 AM

Whoohoo it got some gold on it!! :~) Congrats! #8557619

Kathleen Nealon 4/21/2010 6:12:31 AM

Congratulations Debbie. Great image. Great photographer. Gold bling goes so well with this photo. #8557675

Susanne V. Schroeder 4/21/2010 6:55:59 AM

Congratulations Debbie! A fantastic shot and well deserved win! #8557780

Usman Bajwa 4/21/2010 11:18:44 AM

CONGRATZ. Debbie on your stunning capture and Second Place Gold Win. WTG!!!

UB. #8558819

Debbie E. Payne 4/22/2010 2:27:59 PM

Thanks for stopping by Usman, Susanne, Kathe and Aimee. I basically have my own motivational poster here! #8562306

Rosemary Sampson 4/27/2010 6:19:29 AM

Wow! Extraordinary capture! The lines, the simplicity, the impact! #8573165

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ACBP - Lighting/Silhouette. Not a very dramatic raw image, but with the use of Photoshop I was able to get the mountain and climber in total darkness and sky in a more dramatic shade of blue with the levels sliders for a compelling shot. Original shot was taken towards dusk and there was just too much shadow on the climber and the mountain. Creative use of Photoshop turned a mediocre shot into something far more interesting. Set-up: Tripod; Aperture: f/8; ISO 100 and a shutter speed of 1/45 second.

Exif: F Number: 4.7, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/1800 seconds, Flash: fired, auto mode, ISO: 141, FocalLength: 23.40 mm, Model: DiMAGE F100

Uploaded on 3/18/2010 9:27:43 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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