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Challenge: Free Study X (Advanced Editing IV)
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Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Pigeon Point Lighthouse, CA
Date: Jan 15, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 2s
Galleries: Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jan 31, 2006

Early morning as sun was just lighting the sky. 250 mi round trip. OUCH.

Rotate
Contrast
levels
Color burn in sky to increase dk blue
Lighten foreground rocks to show some detail.
Dodge/Burn, especially on cliff/iceplant
Clone small roof showing on RH horizon, Clone small roof just to left of lighthouse,
Resize and add border

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Here are a couple others from the same morning.
Pic1

Pic2


Statistics
Place: 5 out of 622
Avg (all users): 7.3125
Avg (commenters): 8.3636
Avg (participants): 7.2081
Avg (non-participants): 7.6744
Views since voting: 8126
Views during voting: 267
Votes: 192
Comments: 23
Favorites: 19 (view)


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01/27/2007 03:07:17 PM
beauty!
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12/31/2006 09:09:47 AM
I love lighthouses. Nice capture with the slow shutter speed and all. It has a nice surreal/dreamy quality about it.
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11/29/2006 08:49:56 PM
A lot of us chase a good image at Pigeon Point Lighthouse. You caught it with incredible light and caught it well.
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11/23/2006 03:44:26 PM
I didn't vote on this Mark...but wow, stunning depth and what a fantastic score...great finish...your 2sec exposure is perfect
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05/19/2006 01:54:30 PM
Beautiful shot! Love the deep, rich tones and the silky water. Well done.
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05/15/2006 03:04:50 PM
This is beautiful image Mark. Congratulations! My only nitpick would be the left side of the lighthouse looks a tiny bit overexposed. That's probably due to size of the image. You loose so much detail by shrinking an image to fit DPC's stupid pixel limitations that you're left with only a suggestion of the actual image. When I shrink a photo from my 5D I end up with less than 15% of the original pixels.

Anyway, this is a sweet shot.
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03/14/2006 04:52:08 PM
really awesome picture, love the blues in this image and also the water and the lighthouse is just perfect
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02/09/2006 07:46:19 AM
Congratulations not only on achieving a most impressive 5th place in this toughest of tough challenge!!! But I notice on your profile you reached another of your 2006 goals in attaining a score over 7! Way to go! And this is certainly a deserving image!! BEAUTIFULLY DONE!!

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02/08/2006 02:29:35 AM
Woohoo! Another shot of this beautiful place in the top 10! Many congrats on this top 5 image and your highest score to date!
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02/08/2006 12:54:14 AM
The magic of the lighthouse exemplified! Congratulations on your top 5 finish.
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02/08/2006 12:53:15 AM
Wonderful shot, I knew this would do well. Congratulations on top 5.
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02/08/2006 12:31:12 AM
congrats on top 5!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2006 09:34:06 PM
I have always loved Lighthouse images and this one is great.....
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02/07/2006 02:05:32 PM
Great photo, I like the long exposure effect. Also like the great color tone in the sea and sky. Very good!
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02/07/2006 01:19:29 AM
great colors. softness of the water is lovely. bit more detail in the highlights on the lighthouse would have been nice
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02/06/2006 10:53:52 AM
your waves are incredible! I love the green of the cliff against the blue and white.
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02/05/2006 03:07:07 AM
nice effect of the water splashes on the rocks in the distance and the milkyness in the foreground. while still keeping everything else crisp and clean - good job
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02/04/2006 11:12:05 PM
amazing image, great colors
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02/04/2006 01:22:27 AM
beautiful rich colors...nice job of dodge and burn..stunning sky too..8
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02/03/2006 09:21:07 PM
Good job on this shot. I like the shutter speed effect on the water ... it gives it some pwer and energy. I really like the processing with the brightness on the lighthouse and the dark rich colours of the land.
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02/03/2006 09:00:50 PM
RSE?
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02/03/2006 06:17:49 PM
Nice composition. Great lighting. Very nice post processing job! Good luck!
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02/01/2006 12:50:39 PM
Postcard-beautiful. Perfectly done, in my opinion, with that added WOW factor as well. 10 from me.
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