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Brent_S


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Challenge: 4th of July Celebrations (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Date: Jul 4, 2014
Aperture: f11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 4.5 sec
Date Uploaded: Jul 7, 2014

This was shot at Seattle's Independence Day celebration over Lake Union. It was a fun shoot save for having to dodge the goose poop in the grass :P Unfortunately, I already showed possibly my best images for the event on Facebook before entering here. So I went with this rather aggressive capture nobody had seen prior to this challenge.

*I had to compress the heck out of this image to get under the 300k limit which is totally silly with the contemporary cost of online storage- me thinks.

You can see more of the images I shot that evening here if you like-
Independence Day Fireworks 2014

Post Vote:
Wow! Thank you all for the nice comments and kind votes. This did much better than I thought it would to be honest, and I'm very thankful :)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 58
Avg (all users): 7.5000
Avg (commenters): 9.1111
Avg (participants): 7.5714
Avg (non-participants): 7.4634
Views since voting: 1581
Views during voting: 175
Votes: 62
Comments: 33
Favorites: 4 (view)


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07/20/2014 10:34:48 PM
Go, Brent!! Yay for you!!
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07/16/2014 05:10:52 PM
A Pirate Party? Love this Brent! Congrats!
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07/16/2014 03:15:36 PM
This is really loud - and close! It is rare that we are taken on a ride like this. Congrats!
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07/15/2014 11:16:09 PM
Congrats; knew this had to be a winner as soon as I saw it!
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07/15/2014 12:04:45 PM
Best fireworks shot I've ever seen Brent, please enter this in as many publications you can think of. I keep going back to it, so a lot of your views are mine.
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07/15/2014 11:43:42 AM
one of my tops well done! Congrats on the blue
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07/15/2014 10:58:13 AM
It's a spectacular shot Brent. Nice going.
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07/15/2014 10:51:17 AM
looks like these guys are sailing off into the wild blue yonder ;p
congrats
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07/15/2014 09:57:40 AM
Congrats on the blue. Wonderful shot!
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07/15/2014 04:02:10 AM
I think I like this best of the set; the sheer chaos is just perfect.
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07/15/2014 03:01:56 AM
Knew this would be the blue. Fantastic image Brent. Congrats!
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07/15/2014 03:01:21 AM
Congrats on the well deserved win!
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07/15/2014 01:55:54 AM
My absolute top pick! Wonderful story-telling and sense of scale and place. Congratulations on the well deserved blue.
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07/15/2014 01:43:03 AM
Called it even before submission, didn't I? ;) Congrats Brent, really terrific shot!
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07/15/2014 01:39:18 AM
Good Lord, that is fantastic. Congrats man.
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07/15/2014 01:28:02 AM
As I foresaw :)

Congrats on the inevitable blue
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07/15/2014 01:06:49 AM
SO close to a new PB! Congrats, Brent - this is awesome.
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07/15/2014 01:02:19 AM
There you go! Pretty awesome! Congrats on the blue!
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07/15/2014 12:20:54 AM
Wow, my pick for the blue!
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07/15/2014 12:12:05 AM
Well deserved Blue my friend. Great image.
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07/15/2014 12:04:19 AM
My highest vote! Congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/14/2014 11:22:10 PM
Love the explosive energy filling the entire frame. Love the dwarfed silhouettes giving a sense of massive scale. Love the crisp lines and vibrant colour. 10. (Sharing top place with one other.)
07/13/2014 05:49:08 PM
Nice picture but part of me thinks it would be a bit more dramatic with a tighter shot on one of the people standing on the mast using rule of thirds
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07/12/2014 11:15:19 AM
WOW
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07/11/2014 11:23:27 PM
My favorite here. This needs to ribbon. Colors are vibrant, silhouettes are pristine, and it's full of visual pleasures for the eyes. :)
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07/10/2014 01:39:17 AM
Astonishing
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07/09/2014 03:17:25 PM
Absolutely gorgeous!! Love how you decided to include people in the shot, their silhouettes on the ships really add more dynamics to the image. 10!
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07/09/2014 03:01:53 PM
well, this is certainly a cluster-bomb of light (and if you were there, sound). it's a tad busy, but i love the silhouetted people in the rigging (or whatever the proper nautical term is, if rigging isn't right).
then again, without the business of the scene, the silhouette may be lost entirely, so it's a hard sell to take any points away.

a 7 from me then
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07/09/2014 11:29:47 AM
Best in show award, congrats, WOW
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07/08/2014 03:10:32 PM
Ribbon ribbon! This is completely awesome!
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07/08/2014 11:50:16 AM
Ah, Brent. Couldn't resist DPC's siren song, eh? :)

I fully expect this to be on the front page, with a ribbon. Not only the perfectly exposed bursts, but the silhouettes on the masts give the enormity of the bursts a stupendous context. Plus the whole sailing from the old world connection.... just a killer image.
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07/08/2014 11:18:15 AM
Fascinating image! SO MUCH to look at! Well done.


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07/08/2014 09:32:40 AM
Wow..
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