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Challenge: Sunrise/Sunset in Black and White (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2012
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Manhattan Beach Pier
Date: Mar 9, 2012
Aperture: 11.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Mar 11, 2012

I chased a few seagulls around, trying to catch them in the light coming under the pier. Had a good time. Well, I did. I'm not sure about the gulls. But they seemed to be pretty good sports about the whole thing.

[Mar. 17th, 2012 09:19:14 PM]

This one is scoring better than anticipated! Always a pleasant surprise.

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I will admit that both of these also look pretty good in color, particularly the boy and his fish.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 85
Avg (all users): 6.7094
Avg (commenters): 7.9000
Avg (participants): 6.6744
Avg (non-participants): 6.7297
Views since voting: 849
Views during voting: 236
Votes: 117
Comments: 35
Favorites: 4 (view)


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03/25/2012 12:51:35 AM
gorgeous deb.
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03/24/2012 03:41:55 PM
Originally posted by colorcarnival:

The world is your studio, Deb.


Wow, what an apt turn of phrase!

This is truly a beautiful capture, and I just love the interplay of light and shadow, esp. the gull's shadow.
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03/24/2012 12:03:45 PM
The world is your studio, Deb. Love this fabulous composition.
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03/23/2012 11:25:45 PM
Top 10 woo-hoo! Way to go Deb, and with a seagull too! Love the detail in the image.
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03/23/2012 10:39:09 PM
SOOooo happy this did well for you, Deb! COngrats!
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03/23/2012 03:56:15 PM
Wonderful shot and a great finish! Congrats, Deb!
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03/23/2012 02:19:41 PM
Deb, huge congrats on this. Interesting, different light conditions in the room from last night and I've just noticed the gull's footprints!
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03/23/2012 01:43:49 PM
Congrats on a top 10, great entry!
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03/23/2012 01:39:13 PM
Primadonna seagull captures the spotlight(but they're all primadonnas).
I thought this might be yours but never feel safe predicting. Nice finish (nice place too) -silly puns intended.
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03/23/2012 12:59:13 PM
WOO HOO Top 10 for YOU!!!
Terrific shot and great finish!!!
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03/23/2012 12:33:26 PM
Congrats on #8, Deb! Wow!!! Dynamic use of lens flare lighting!
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03/23/2012 11:56:18 AM
Top 10!!!!!! Deb is BACK!
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03/23/2012 09:18:44 AM
Congrats on the great finish. This was in my top four -- I meant to comment but ran out 0of time. The flare is great and I especially like the gull's shadow.
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03/23/2012 07:03:02 AM
Great shot. Congrats on the top ten finish.
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03/23/2012 06:51:05 AM
you got robbed, the is was my only 10. fantastic image
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03/23/2012 05:38:08 AM
Hah! You are off the list before me. Well done!
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03/23/2012 02:29:24 AM
Go Deb! Congrats on a fine image and top ten too :)
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03/23/2012 02:22:58 AM
Congrats on the top ten, this was one of my favourites. Next time use a dog to herd the gulls, it's easier.
Now you can put yourself on the points list :-)

Message edited by author 2012-03-23 02:23:50.
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03/23/2012 02:14:33 AM
WTG Deb, awesome shot and finish.
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03/23/2012 01:42:42 AM
Hey look at you well done on 8th, you must be happy with that.
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03/23/2012 01:36:19 AM
Congrats on 8th place, Deb. I really love this image (which was in my top score lineup). I have come back to comment on this one specifically because I want to bestow my 15,000th comment on an image that really speaks - or sings - to me. I just love that bird and his shadow caught in the stream of sunlight and the way they lead to the beautiful sunburst between the pier pylons. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
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03/23/2012 01:00:01 AM
Sweet shot. The bird in the foreground really did it for me.
Congrats on the top 10 finish.
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03/23/2012 12:23:41 AM
Yay. Top ten. Well done

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03/23/2012 12:06:59 AM
Congrats on Top 10!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/22/2012 02:38:23 PM
What a moment 9.
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03/22/2012 02:22:19 PM
Lovely, wonderful light on the sand/shallow water and great bokeh and sun flare. So much more interesting that "just" a sunset/sunrise.
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03/21/2012 11:06:32 PM
Nice detail for a late evening shot. Nicely done.
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03/20/2012 06:40:53 AM
Nice alignment with the sun through the pier and the seagull. Great timing.
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03/19/2012 11:35:23 AM
Really nice! Sun and shadow is great!
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03/17/2012 08:04:48 PM
Nice shot. Love the detail of the waves rolling in. The bird being lit up by the sun is great. Such a beautiful shot!!!
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03/17/2012 01:16:05 PM
Love the line up of the bird and sun!
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03/17/2012 10:14:59 AM
Nice gradation throughout the photo from bright white to black. Nicely composed with strong subjects and good detail. Could have been a tad brighter overall,and I would have liked a few more highlight details in the foreground waves. Well done!
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03/16/2012 11:47:17 PM
An 8 from me.

I FEEL this.
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03/16/2012 10:03:09 AM
Love the bird.
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03/16/2012 09:26:50 AM
very nicely done.
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