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Neil


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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: A+ Prints
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Bass Harbor, Maine
Date: Aug 19, 2005
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Landscape, Travel
Date Uploaded: Jan 7, 2006

Sunset at the beautiful lighthouse at Bass Harbor, Maine, near Acadia National Park.

PostChallenge Update: Thank you so much for the honor of a ribbon in this of all challenges! This image is certainly my favorite of the shots I took last year.

(For those who added this to their print wish list, there's already an 8x12 version in my DPC prints portfolio, you can get to it via http://nrshapiro.com (which is better for me than through the regular DPC links). If you are interested in a larger one, I am going to prep a larger one, so I can print a 20x30 for our dining room.)

I will be smiling all through 2006 :)

Again, THANK YOU!!!!!!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 833
Avg (all users): 7.6732
Avg (commenters): 8.7792
Avg (participants): 7.6484
Avg (non-participants): 7.8000
Views since voting: 25999
Views during voting: 752
Votes: 459
Comments: 146
Favorites: 153 (view)


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09/04/2008 12:12:48 AM
This is a fantastic shot , the angle is brilliant , adding to favourites.
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09/04/2008 12:05:24 AM
This is so beautiful. The detail on the sky and the water on the bottom is perfect.
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07/07/2008 12:42:24 AM
excellent, def deserves the red if not blue!
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07/03/2007 06:16:53 PM
this is fantastic!
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01/26/2007 11:50:12 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! I've been there and I'm not sure it looked this good in real life! I'd love a print.
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12/21/2006 07:59:25 PM
One of the best here IMO.
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10/01/2006 11:56:38 AM
Breathtaking.........wish i could snap photographs like this
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08/16/2006 04:46:27 AM
How can this picture not be in everybodys list of favorites?
This is stunning, breathtaking..... don't have words!!!
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08/11/2006 02:30:35 PM
New here and browsing - this is just stunning!! One of the nicest photos I've seen.
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02/09/2006 10:37:25 AM
Congrats again Neil! A wonderful image! :)
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02/08/2006 11:15:03 AM
Great picture--I was curious about whether you used a polarizing (or other) filter or otherwise did anything 'special' to obtain such outstanding results.
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02/07/2006 07:42:22 PM
Well. I have to say I don't remember seeing this one and I am not quite sure how thats possible since it's just awesome. Well I am sure its safe to say I probably gave this a 10 and I am adding this to my list of favorites. Once again, very nice job and congrats on the 2nd place...
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02/07/2006 04:06:46 PM
Neil, I am just so impressed with this image, I cant tell you. Is it possible you could let me know which lens, at what length, what would the equivalent be in 35mm photography and is it straight from the camera, or what did you do to it?

I have not got a digital slr, and dont seem to be able to get this sort of result, but I would love to get a big print of this.

I note it is from a Canon 350d, and wondered how big you can go without pixellation
Congratulations - Well worth whatever good comments you got
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02/05/2006 07:47:24 PM
This is just amazingly beautiful!
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02/05/2006 04:29:09 AM
Congratulations! My ten was worthwhile.
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02/04/2006 08:59:51 PM
Congratulations on having the highest score with this lens!
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02/04/2006 05:15:19 AM
Congrats!
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02/03/2006 06:57:21 PM
Congrats!
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02/03/2006 12:53:23 AM
I remember this from somewhere and remember loving it! Congrats!!
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02/02/2006 10:07:58 PM
Congratulations! What a SUPERB Photoshop job!
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02/02/2006 10:03:22 PM
I'll add my congratulations and my "thanks for sharing this". It was indeed my favorite of a remarkable collection of favorites.
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02/02/2006 12:21:52 AM
Congrats neil.. top shot.... :))))
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02/01/2006 09:32:39 PM
WTG Neil. Congratulations on 2nd against so many wonderful entries. You should be very proud. Beautiful shot and it will be great that big hanging on your wall.
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02/01/2006 06:36:51 PM
Congratulations on a Huge Ribbon with this wonderful image so beautifully captured and presented. Excellent work!!
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02/01/2006 06:23:41 PM
Awesome picture..!! Congratulations..!!!
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02/01/2006 02:04:48 PM
Neil, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
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02/01/2006 01:46:45 PM
Congratulations, Neil - this is such a beautiful shot. It was one of my 10's in the challenge. It's really fantastic. What an honor to get a ribbon in this challenge.
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02/01/2006 12:25:08 PM
Wonderful view..... congratulations!
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02/01/2006 11:57:36 AM
gorgeous!
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02/01/2006 10:19:18 AM
Neil, Congratulations on this wonderful finish and great shot!

Message edited by author 2006-02-01 18:23:54.
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02/01/2006 09:09:33 AM
Congrats, Neil. I didn't make it all the way through scoring this challenge, so I missed your shot. Well deserved ribbon for a beautiful shot!
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02/01/2006 08:38:05 AM
Fantastic photo, congratulations on your ribbon!
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02/01/2006 08:02:34 AM
way to go !
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02/01/2006 07:36:28 AM
Wow,Neil, congrats on the ribbon in the toughest challenge of the year. You should really get a ribbon with a star next to it for this challenge.
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02/01/2006 07:26:38 AM
Congrats Neil on your Red with this amazing and stunning image. I think I remember reading somewhere that you had to wade thru mud and muck or it was really cold to get this shot can't remember exactly but it sure paid off! This is a beautiful piece of art.
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02/01/2006 07:07:50 AM
Congrats on your red, awesome image :)
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02/01/2006 07:01:03 AM
Great job Neil... Congratulations on a wonderful shot!!!
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02/01/2006 06:50:47 AM
WTG! Your talent has been well received! :-)
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02/01/2006 05:09:28 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and your highest challenge score to date. Well done.
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02/01/2006 04:47:46 AM
I look at this and think, there is so much more i could be doing with my wide angle lens. An amazing display of subtle shadows and colors, a nice reprive from the supersaturations.
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02/01/2006 04:34:18 AM
Great image, well deserved ribbon ! Congrats !
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02/01/2006 04:23:24 AM
straight out of a fairy tale....great image and post processing job!
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02/01/2006 04:10:29 AM
Cool! Congrats Neil. This is a really awesome photo, glad to see it ribbon. :-)
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02/01/2006 03:53:06 AM
Congrats Neil, I had high hopes for this image and it didn't disappoint. Well done!

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Message edited by author 2006-02-01 03:53:45.
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02/01/2006 03:08:10 AM
Way to go Neil! Glad to see one of your images ribbon in the Best Of challenge!
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02/01/2006 02:41:31 AM
Awesome image with so much depth and colour. Congatulations on your win.
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02/01/2006 02:16:03 AM
Whoa, from the thumbnail I saw on the main page and the title "Bass Harbor Light" beneath it, I saw a bass (fish) in your photo's thumbnail! I assume you didn't do this on purpose? The light in the photo appears to my eyes as a large fish. Great photo!
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02/01/2006 01:41:34 AM
Congratulations Neil, what a beautiful shot.
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02/01/2006 01:08:59 AM
This is AWESOME!!! I soooo not surprised that it ribboned. Congratulations!
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02/01/2006 01:08:02 AM
Neil, you dog! What a beauty. What a fairyland. WOW! Congratulations on your well earned RED in this hot challenge.
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02/01/2006 12:58:41 AM
What an awesome photograph! Congrats on the ribbon. How were you able to achieve such depth and contrast? Would love to hear it!
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02/01/2006 12:56:51 AM
Congratulations, wonderful range of tones, well deserved.
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02/01/2006 12:54:30 AM
Congrats on your ribbon! I knew this one would do extremely well.
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02/01/2006 12:51:24 AM
I knew it was yours, and i had a hunch it would ribbon. Well deserved! Congratulations on a great shot and a good year start!
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02/01/2006 12:48:09 AM
This was one of my favorite images I am so pleased it did so well Neil
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02/01/2006 12:41:31 AM
congrats on the red!!
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02/01/2006 12:32:13 AM
congrats, nicely done...way to go!
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02/01/2006 12:30:00 AM
well, neil, if you're gonna win, you might as well win big! congrats on a most deserved finish in a monster challenge! may 2006 be even better!!
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02/01/2006 12:27:04 AM
Neil!!!! WTG....Big huge congrats! WOnderful to see this win! I trade half my POTD's for it! congrats again!
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02/01/2006 12:21:33 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! Excellent photo, well deserved.
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02/01/2006 12:19:52 AM
I didn't get to this one in voting Neil...this RAWKS! Congrats!
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02/01/2006 12:18:47 AM
wow congrats, awesome shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 10:06:35 PM
Powerful and stunning image. Perfect in every way. I love the dramatic effect of the clouds. Well done!
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01/31/2006 11:56:57 AM
awesome image - great perspective - one of my favorites in the entire lot - good job :)
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01/30/2006 12:24:46 PM
Didn't this already win an award? :P

Loved it then, love it now. Great job
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01/29/2006 12:47:17 PM
Awesome.10.
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01/29/2006 10:53:10 AM
fantastic in more than one way! 10, superb! added to my faves!
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01/28/2006 12:28:45 PM
Cant find anything I dont like about this one. good luck
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01/27/2006 03:01:55 PM
What atmosphere! Mystic, straight out of a thrilller movie, this one must go way high in this challenge!
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01/27/2006 12:33:39 PM
Really like this image. So much to look at. Nice job.
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01/27/2006 02:48:43 AM
I would give this one a 10 if it wasn't for the editing artifacts (9)
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01/27/2006 02:23:06 AM
Nifty.
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01/26/2006 03:35:36 PM
nice very professional job.
very dramatic
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01/26/2006 07:45:48 AM
Perfect crop, lens, POV ...
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01/26/2006 07:12:54 AM
This is a picture/ postcard.....Just lovely.
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01/25/2006 08:26:21 PM
VERY good choice Neil. :o)

I think I have this in my fav's, so it's hard to justify anything but a 10+. Hope you get on the front page!
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01/25/2006 03:56:19 AM
Full of drama - I shall be interested to see what post processing you used. 8
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01/24/2006 11:44:26 PM
great shot, for some reason seems familiar. gorgeous! 10
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01/24/2006 07:42:48 PM
I like this one. Interest is maintained foreground to background. Good light, too.
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01/24/2006 06:54:23 PM
Beautiful shot. Very mysterious sky.
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01/24/2006 03:01:41 PM
brilliant shot..remember it well..
wonderfully processed, comp....hell everything...
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01/24/2006 02:58:33 PM
Looks like a vibrant painting:)
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01/24/2006 02:12:18 PM
A super image well taken and a top pick from me
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01/24/2006 01:10:59 PM
I know this one! Again well done and good luck! 10
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01/24/2006 12:55:12 PM
This would make a awesome print or painting.
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01/24/2006 05:38:34 AM
i like this. i think the red rocks and the sky are the most interesting part of the shot and i think a composition that focuses on those would work better. i'm not sure the tide pool and mossy rocks add that much to the scene.
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01/23/2006 03:29:38 PM
WOW! Good luck with it! 10
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01/22/2006 11:45:19 PM
nice shot
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01/22/2006 10:43:22 PM
The sky is a bit over the top, but you've done a great job on the foreground. Very dramatic all in all!
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01/22/2006 06:19:36 PM
Wow - A true masterpiece - one of my favorites in the challenge at this point. Surely this will place near the top! [10] from me
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01/22/2006 01:28:21 PM
very nice angle love it.
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01/22/2006 11:49:43 AM
Beautiful! This looks like it should be a postcard or calendar! Very nice!
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01/22/2006 11:19:57 AM
Bumping up to 10. This has everything
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01/22/2006 07:44:32 AM
Beautifully composed. You will score very well on this one. It will look great hanging on the wall.
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01/21/2006 07:54:54 PM
nice job, good angle, great texture, b&w need work, color great, light good, nice dof, overall good job
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01/21/2006 04:08:51 PM
Beautifully done! Magical color
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01/21/2006 03:51:32 PM
Verrrrrrrrry nice, love the tonal range in this shot, how did you manage such a large dynamic range in one shot? Just a standard raw double exposure or some other trick? Anyway, really like the outcome, still not enough for a 10 from me but I´ll go so far as a 9. Good luck :)
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01/21/2006 01:03:23 PM
Beautiful shot. Well composed, and the light and colours are excellent.
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01/21/2006 11:08:54 AM
Lovely! Does the sky actually do that effect naturally?
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01/21/2006 02:15:08 AM
Nice texture and colours, great composition here as well. I don't like the slightly unnatural glow around the house, but still a very nice photo. Look forward to seeing what camera this was with. 9/10
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01/20/2006 11:16:29 PM
Very special image, nice tide pool detail, well done.
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01/20/2006 10:58:51 PM
absolutely stunning...10
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01/20/2006 09:24:00 PM
I still love this Neil. I was hoping I'd run across this. I've already said it and I'll say it again...EXQUISITE! I'd give a 12 if I could. Oh heck, a 13. I usually give a bonus point for lighthouses.
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01/20/2006 08:18:43 PM
Great color, composition and photo!
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01/20/2006 05:57:12 PM
A great choice for the wide angle. The processing is a little bit hard for my tastes, but people tend to like it I've noticed.
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01/20/2006 02:03:17 PM
A wonderful shot. 10
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01/20/2006 01:33:09 PM
He... I already have this as a favorite. Compared to the one in your portfolio I find this version a tad oversharpened to my taste. Of course that doesn't distract from the overall greatness of the image.
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01/20/2006 12:51:32 PM
I believe this one is all ready in my favorites. That says it all, one of the best I've seen around here.
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01/20/2006 08:52:50 AM
Excellent work.
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01/20/2006 07:41:41 AM
Woow! Great lights, colours and surrounding!
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01/20/2006 02:46:48 AM
Neil. Unmistakably yours from your Acadia trip. Beautiful image my friend ;)
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01/19/2006 11:25:46 PM
Very nice composition. Clouds looks surreal, but works for me...9
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01/19/2006 10:58:57 PM
Tpp much software here,subject is cute but light is terrible.
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01/19/2006 10:55:14 PM
A beautiful capture from a very unique perspective, Outstanding colors and tones and very much a strong challenge pressence... good luck... :)
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01/19/2006 08:27:59 PM
terrific wide angle ... creative balanced composition, great exposure and colors!
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01/19/2006 05:45:10 PM
Brilliant
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01/19/2006 04:09:43 PM
Fascinating to watch the subtle changes you make in this one... Care to PM me and let me know how you're doing? As you know, I think it's a great shot.
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01/19/2006 10:33:45 AM
A great shot. this definitely belongs in the ribbons. Very effective style!
Good job and good luck.
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01/19/2006 10:00:36 AM
Beautiful capture. This looks like it should be in a museum somewhere. Good luck.
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01/19/2006 04:36:44 AM
this is the version i was waiting to fave ;-) simply stunning. 10+
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01/18/2006 10:27:49 PM
Great image: excellent composition, exposure, subject, lighting, DOF, and colour. Well done. The only drawback to me is the white pin stripe around the border: to me it 'encloses' the image too much when it is a subject that is so broad and deep. I would have just stuck with the black or none at all. I don't detract marks for borders though - just a suggestion...
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01/18/2006 08:50:49 PM
This is very nice.10
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01/18/2006 03:14:26 PM
I believe I've commented on a similiar picture in your portfolio. Not much to say other than pure perfection. Just brilliant!!!!

Love the composition!!!

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01/18/2006 10:47:20 AM
Beautiful shot. It evokes such emotion...just the right amount of colour.
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01/18/2006 10:23:30 AM
Stunning clarity
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01/18/2006 09:22:08 AM
Nice detail in the rocks, and great color! Congrates
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01/18/2006 03:49:59 AM
Very nice! 9
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01/18/2006 03:33:55 AM
Very interesting landscape and perfect composition.
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01/18/2006 01:15:58 AM
10 from me...good luck!
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01/17/2006 11:00:33 PM
Excellent photograph, very incredible composition. The sky and lighting are very good. "10" from me, good luck!
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01/17/2006 09:03:49 PM
beautiful image
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01/17/2006 08:07:04 PM
I've got to learn how to make images like this! It's absolutely perfect on every level.
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01/17/2006 01:55:47 PM
Gorgeous. Such rich colors and such a striking, inviting composition.
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01/17/2006 01:34:16 PM
I remember seeing this earlier in the year, but I don't remember when or who owns it. I just remember it being an image that I wish was part of my own portfolio. It's beautiful... 10
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01/17/2006 01:14:23 PM
This is really, really beautiful. The lighting has been captured perfectly.
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01/17/2006 01:52:45 AM
This is an awesome image! Very, very strong composition. The rugged, sweeping foreground leads my eye very nicely to the lighthouse, with a lot of interest on the way. The lighting is beautiful, that with the white of the building against all the predominant neutral tones really make the subject stand out strongly. Very well done, great entry for this challenge :-)
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01/16/2006 10:09:00 PM
What a truly beautiful capture. Wonderful tones, and I love the angle of the shot. This is a favorite to me. 10
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01/16/2006 06:08:02 PM
Beautiful
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01/16/2006 05:16:15 PM
Wow! I look at this and think, "My mother would absolutely love that!" It is a favorite place to visit whenever I've been in Maine. The light and texture, the extrme angle of view, just wonderful how it all works together! Superb! (...and, thank you for sharing it.)
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01/16/2006 05:15:36 PM
Excellent perspective. There is so much texture and detail to this shot. Amazing clarity. Beautiful. This should do well!!! 9
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01/16/2006 04:27:49 PM
I can't remember if this is you Neil. I really still think the exposure is excellent on this one, whether done in-camera or post- with RAW. 8
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01/16/2006 02:02:59 PM
I like the composition, but the sky seems overdone and out of place when compared to the ground. I really like the exposure and depth on the ground.
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01/16/2006 12:04:29 PM
Wow ! (9)
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01/16/2006 11:01:47 AM
When I give a photo a 10, it is because I feel it is wonderfual all the way around. Therefore, I have no real comment other than to say I gave you a 10!
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01/16/2006 10:47:39 AM
Surreal photo! The detail everywhere is great, and the exposure is spot on. Did you use multiple exposures from the same raw file for it? However it was done, it looks excellent!
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01/16/2006 04:23:38 AM
This HAS to be Neil Shapiro :)
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