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Theme: Landscapes

Candidates:
 1. Open wide areas with some point of interest.
 2. Mountains/Valleys.

Open wide areas are a must. "Close ups" shots of a tree/hut won't be acceptable.

This theme was suggested by Aquarius_Girl.

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  3. All entries should include:
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Suggest a theme by writing a new answer at the Photo of the Week Theme Ideas thread. Please make sure to check the PotW theme ideas Archive first, to make sure you aren't recycling a theme.

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Good luck!

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    \$\begingroup\$ Are we allowed to [gently] critique any particular entry? Should I raise this on Meta? \$\endgroup\$
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Nov 19, 2021 at 18:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Tetsujin please raise this on Meta. As I understand it, in years past, there was some room for critiques in the photo contests then, and ultimately it didn't end well. Definitely worth a discussion in Meta where there's more room for editing, voting, and nuanced comment chains, than here. \$\endgroup\$
    – scottbb
    Commented Nov 19, 2021 at 21:27
  • \$\begingroup\$ done. Raised on meta as photo.meta.stackexchange.com/q/7198/57929 [feel free to critique/modify the question itself if needs be.] \$\endgroup\$
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Nov 20, 2021 at 15:49
  • \$\begingroup\$ Now I remember why we've been avoiding landscapes for so long. (They're most all subjects that have been done to death by hundreds of thousands of photographers. Many of them are so over processed they might as well be CGI - and I'm not convinced one or two of them aren't CGI or 3D rendered vectors from topo data.) \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Commented Nov 23, 2021 at 6:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ Apparently just discussing the possibility of critique has got some folks firing up the ole flamethrowers... \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Commented Nov 23, 2021 at 6:29

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Grand Tetons at Sunrise Grand Tetons

Grand Tetons at Sunrise, Snake River Overlook
Nikon D800, 24-70mm @34mm, 1/40, f/8, ISO 100

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Sheenjek River, Fall Colors, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska

Sheenjek

4 Sep 2017
Nikon D7000, 18-140 lens, 30mm, f/8, 1/125, ISO 320

Fall colors above the Sheenjek River near Double Mountain, about 240km (150mi) north of the Arctic Circle.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Puzzle! Puzzle! \$\endgroup\$
    – Joshua
    Commented Nov 18, 2021 at 3:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Joshua Yikes, nasty foreground! \$\endgroup\$
    – qrk
    Commented Nov 18, 2021 at 7:27
30
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Milky Way Over Sequoia

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Sequoia National Park, June 26th 2021

Nikon D500 with Nikkor 18-140

f/3.5, 20 seconds, ISO400

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Sunset at Lønstrup, Denmark,

August 30 2020.enter image description here Nikon D850, TAMRON SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 A032N, F2.8, 24mm, 1/25 Sec,ISO 100

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Lonely House Lonely House, Iceland

Lonely House, Iceland
Fujifilm XT-3, XF18-135 @35mm 1/420, f/5.6, ISO160

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Winnats Pass

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Derbyshire, England
June 2021
Fujifilm X-T3, XF35mm
f/8, 1/420, ISO 160

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No Mountains

Everyone's posting mountains. Enough!

About half way between Rotterdam and Utrecht (51.95010 N 4.80599 E), September 2019.

DJI FC220 (Mavic Pro), f/2.2 1/25 ISO 166 (must have a filter, most likely ND16 PL).

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Eriskay Beach with Ferry

Camera: Lumix GX9 Lens: 12-60@36 Settings: f10, 1/400 sec, ISO 200

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Hintersee, Berchtesgaden

Photo of Hintersee, Berchtesgaden

November 11th, 2019
Olympus E-M5 Mark II
12-40mm F2.8 Lens
ISO 200, F4, 17mm, 1/1000s
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Landmannalaugar, Iceland

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One of my most amazing hikes ever; basically a completely new landscape every hour. And a nice bath in the hot spring at the camp site to top it off.

August 21st, 2018
iPhone 7 Plus, f/1.8, 1/1546
Exact location: 63° 56' 57,822" N, 19° 2' 5,8" W

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Golden Gate

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San Francisco, July 7th 2021

Nikon D500 with Nikkor 18-140

f/4, 1/1000, ISO100

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Beach at the North Sea, Germany.

August 2020
Nikon D5300, 18mm, 1/320, f/13, ISO 100

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  • \$\begingroup\$ What camera make & model? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 19, 2021 at 15:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ @spikey_richie added it to the post \$\endgroup\$
    – jng224
    Commented Nov 19, 2021 at 17:28
  • \$\begingroup\$ Is this a crop? It doesn't really feel like 18mm. But maybe it's just me. The tones are very enjoyable though. \$\endgroup\$
    – MrUpsidown
    Commented Nov 22, 2021 at 13:46
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    \$\begingroup\$ @MrUpsidown The camera has an APS-C sensor, so the angle of view is the same as a 27mm on a FF sensor. \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Commented Nov 23, 2021 at 6:27
  • \$\begingroup\$ Ah yes, obviously! \$\endgroup\$
    – MrUpsidown
    Commented Nov 23, 2021 at 6:42
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Morning Light, Plaza Blanca

Morning Light, Plaza Blanca

Plaza Blanca, New Mexico, April 9, 2019

Camera: Nikon D3400
Lens: 18-70@29

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Location and Date/ (at least what season). \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Commented Nov 23, 2021 at 6:37
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Ice fog over Yellowknife as seen from across Frame Lake, air temp -38 C without windchill

Iphone 6, default settings, 12 jan 2020

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The Old Man of Storr

Camera: Lumix GX9 Lens: 12-60@12 Settings: f7.1, 1/400 sec, ISO 200

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Click to enlarge

A panoramic shot of the Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth Castle in England.

Taken with a Pixel 4a.

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Brecon Beacons, two days ago

Sunrise from Pen y Fan (Wales) on Monday (2021-11-15). I slept in my van in the car park and hiked up in the drizzle and dark, only for it to brighten up when I got to the top.

Canon EOS 1100D, Sigma 17-80 at 17mm with IS. Stitched from 7 images using Hugin.

Pen y Fan sunrise

I'm in 2 minds about the lens flare, was tempted to edit it out but in the end left it.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I thought I had the originals on this machine but don't so lack the exposure details for now \$\endgroup\$
    – Chris H
    Commented Nov 17, 2021 at 10:58
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Misty morning on the Saint James way and over the Garonne, September 2019

KODAK 35mm Single Use Camera

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View of Mount's Bay

Taken on the 3rd of June 2021

Location: Trehenmere Sculpture Garden, nr Penzance, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Camera: Samsung Galaxy A10 phone camera.enter image description here

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Marvel Lake and Marvel Peak from Wonder Pass, BC/Alberta border

This was on the tail end of a roughly 30km day hike. The photo doesn't come close to doing the scene justice. I'd recommend the hike for anyone able to do it.

Nikon D850, Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 19mm and f/6.3 and 1/640th, ISO 250. De-noising in DxO PureRAW and light post-processing in Lightroom.

September 26th, 2021, about an hour or two before sundown.

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Becalmed

Becalmed

June 2020

Dalyan Park, Fenerbahçe, Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey

Camera: Canon AE-1 Program

Film: Ilford HP5 Plus 400 pushed to 800

Self developed, scanned using Epson V370.

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Probably a "seascape" instead of a "landscape", but anyway: "Varadero Beach Sunset" (if you need a title)

Taken in 2015 at Varadero beach (Cuba) on sunset. Taken with a Panasonic GH-3 1/320 at f=9, ISO 200, focal length 64mm equivalent. enter image description here

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Denali National Park

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Denali, August 4th 2021

Nikon D500 with Nikkor 18-140

f/4, 1/1250, ISO100

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Warwick from up high

Warwick town centre, looking towards St. Marys church on the right. This was taken from the top of Guy's Tower at Warwick Castle.

OMD E-M10 mk iii, ƒ/5.6, 1/125, 25 mm, ISO200

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    \$\begingroup\$ Where's the sky ? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 18, 2021 at 19:16
  • \$\begingroup\$ 1/3rd sky, 2/3rds scenery. It was a very cloudy day, so it does look very white. Although, looking again, it's more 1/4 sky. Looks like I missed my 3rds this time. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 18, 2021 at 19:46
  • \$\begingroup\$ 1/5th, that is. Sadly the sky is burnt and the photo is not leveled. \$\endgroup\$
    – MrUpsidown
    Commented Nov 22, 2021 at 13:24
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11 mile marker on Barr Trail

Taken with iPhone camera 14 Nov 2021

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    \$\begingroup\$ Is it not level intentionally? \$\endgroup\$
    – mkrieger1
    Commented Nov 19, 2021 at 17:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ Unintentional: cold powerful winds made it difficult to take good photos. \$\endgroup\$
    – shalop
    Commented Nov 19, 2021 at 17:44
  • \$\begingroup\$ You know you can adjust it later, right? The iPhone has great editing tools built in. \$\endgroup\$
    – mkrieger1
    Commented Nov 19, 2021 at 17:46
  • \$\begingroup\$ Not sure if editing after the fact is allowed. \$\endgroup\$
    – shalop
    Commented Nov 19, 2021 at 18:12
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    \$\begingroup\$ Looking at the other images, I would assume so. See also photo.stackexchange.com/questions/124876/… and photo.stackexchange.com/questions/122129/… \$\endgroup\$
    – mkrieger1
    Commented Nov 19, 2021 at 19:47
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I call this "Morning Fog", taken in October 2017, in the Bavarian Forest (Untergriesbach, Bavaria, Germany). Camera was a Panasonic GH-3, 1/400 at f=5.6, focal length 47mm (equivalent), ISO 200. enter image description here

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Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

April 2015

Canon EOS 1000D @18mm

f/3.5, 1/80, ISO 800

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  • \$\begingroup\$ 40% of the frame is pitch black. Was there really nothing for us to see in that foreground? \$\endgroup\$
    – MrUpsidown
    Commented Nov 22, 2021 at 13:28
  • \$\begingroup\$ A harvested field. Not that interesting, I guess, while the horizon looks like it could be somewhere in the Serengeti. \$\endgroup\$
    – Erik
    Commented Nov 22, 2021 at 14:05
  • \$\begingroup\$ Then I'd have cropped it and probably changed the aspect ratio to panorama, maybe 3:1, removing most of that empty black area, and that tree on the left to keep just the background trees and interesting bits of the sky... \$\endgroup\$
    – MrUpsidown
    Commented Nov 22, 2021 at 14:13
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Yachats

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August 11, 2016

My parents’ best friends’ house, about 10 miles up the Yachats River on the Oregon coast, along with some of their greenhouses where they grow organic herbs and vegetables to sell to fancy restaurants up and down the coast.

Canon EOS 6D, 85mm, f/5.6, 1/320 second, ISO 100

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I call this one "Afternoon Sunflowers", taken October 2015 near Nittenau, Bavaria, Germany with a Panasonic GH-3, 1/320 at f=7 with an equivalent focal length of 190mm at ISO 200: enter image description here

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Sadly, the top of the house is missing and the shadows seem completely blocked. \$\endgroup\$
    – MrUpsidown
    Commented Nov 22, 2021 at 13:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ We shouldn't discuss here, but yes: Above the "house" a few pixels are missing, but for the shadows: Imagine a bright sunny afternoon, and a dense forest; would you really see any details in the shadow? Despite of that, there are some details in the shadows, but maybe JPG compression "eat them up". \$\endgroup\$
    – U. Windl
    Commented Nov 23, 2021 at 22:57
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Vegas Mountain Trail

The jpeg was 3mb so i had to crop it to make it fit in the post.

Taken with Canon EOS Rebel T7, June 2021.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Where was this taken and where's the sky ? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 18, 2021 at 19:18
  • \$\begingroup\$ It was somewhere between the entrance of the Hoover Dam and parking garage, it was a very cloudy day. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 23, 2021 at 19:26

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