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Challenge: Glass II (with a twist) (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Cannon Beach, Oregon
Date: Jun 26, 2006
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125th
Galleries: Macro, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jun 27, 2006

while taking the photo.................original.................an outtake...
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My dad and I headed down to Chapman Beach on the 24th of June to shoot some glass photos. I was equipped with two light bulbs, and a flash light. He brought down a mirror and a glass ball. I tried a shot with the light bulb and he was trying a shot with the glass ball. But I played around with light bulb a bit longer thinking I could still create something else of interest. And my dad went down to the ocean and shot the image that got 5th in this challenge. I came over to shoot the glass ball after the sun went down and got this shot, but when we compared photos after we got home, I realized he had the far better shot.
Sooooooo, we went out again on June 26th, but down to a place south of Haystack Rock. My dad had the shot he liked so I just shot away with the glass ball, and ended up with this.

I'm really excited to have scored third since I've never gotten a yellow ribbon, and now one of my DPC goals of scoring all places 1-10 has now been completed.

Thank you for all your wonderful votes and comments.

Editing:
Levels, color balance, crop, levels, color balance, neat image, size, usm

Soli Deo Gloria - Only to the Glory of God!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 258
Avg (all users): 7.1344
Avg (commenters): 8.3429
Avg (participants): 7.0762
Avg (non-participants): 7.1650
Views since voting: 14596
Views during voting: 620
Votes: 305
Comments: 73
Favorites: 38 (view)


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07/11/2006 04:23:48 AM
Beautiful shot. Congratulations on your yellow ribbon!
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07/09/2006 08:22:04 AM
Very nice. Well deserved ribbon.
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07/07/2006 03:12:28 PM
Congrats on winning the ribbon for this lovely image.
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07/07/2006 11:35:52 AM
Congrats on another ribbon! I guess you can't live without Cannon Beach :) This is a sweet photo and even improved by the post processing.
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07/06/2006 10:42:44 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon! Added to my favorites.
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07/06/2006 05:47:05 PM
Good one Thomas!
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07/05/2006 07:27:00 PM
Congratulations Thomas :)

Thanks for the detailed photo description. Interesting to see how your and your Dad's photos came out differently. I like em both.
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07/05/2006 05:59:07 PM
Really neat. Congratulations.
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07/05/2006 04:47:13 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon! Beautiful shot with a great prop and gorgeous background, perfectly composed Great work!
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07/05/2006 04:03:05 PM
Congrats. It's a beautiful image.
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07/05/2006 02:13:28 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon! Excellent shot!
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07/05/2006 01:52:26 PM
The return of the beach! WTG Thomas!
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07/05/2006 01:15:32 PM
sweeeeet, man.
congrats on your full set o' ribbons now!
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07/05/2006 12:42:51 PM
yaaaa for the coast! Great one Thomas. I will still make it out there soon! and I promise I won't have you calling me at 4:00 AM.
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07/05/2006 11:18:13 AM
congrats on third ;)
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07/05/2006 10:21:25 AM
BEAUTIFUL IMAGE!!! Congratulations on this well deserved winning photo -- and on being the only non-lightbulb to win :)

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07/05/2006 10:10:14 AM
Great job, as usual Zoomdack. Congrats on fulfilling your odd goal of getting all places from 1 to 10. ;-)

I think your Photographer's Comments are really interesting, thanks for putting in the extra work to do that. I wish I would have taken a shot of my setup.

Cheers!
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07/05/2006 09:24:35 AM
Amazing!! Congrats!!!
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07/05/2006 08:49:55 AM
Very fine work, Zoom! I love the effect here.
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07/05/2006 08:18:41 AM
Congrats!!! Really some stunning work.
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07/05/2006 07:08:53 AM
Congrats! nice job both you and your dad.
Thanks for your comm as well.
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07/05/2006 07:02:26 AM
Congrats on your ribbon. This was my favorite in this challenge. Glad to see it ribboned.
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07/05/2006 06:18:29 AM
Congrats on finally finishing your "full house" with getting all the ribbon colors in your collection. Nice shot and my fave of the challenge.
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07/05/2006 03:17:47 AM
I love this image. Stunning. Huge congrats on your yellow ribbon.
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07/05/2006 01:45:02 AM
Beautiful image. Another ribbon for your collection :) Well done.
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07/05/2006 01:03:49 AM
Wonderful job, love the colors
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07/05/2006 01:02:41 AM
Call me a nerd but this totally brings to mind the Palantri of Tolkien's Middle Earth.

As for the photo itself, absolutely beautiful. I am very intrigued as to the real size of the sphere, I know that its visual equivalence to the rock is an illusion but I wonder by how much (bowling ball or marble). Either way, very nicely done.
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07/05/2006 12:29:34 AM
About time the coast got a ribbon again, well done.
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07/05/2006 12:25:37 AM
Well done mate, as this was one I actually did get to vote and comment on, as it definately has the "WOW" factor in my book.....
"Congratulations" on the yellow ribbon.....
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07/05/2006 12:21:35 AM
Soooo serene :) Congrats!
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07/05/2006 12:15:55 AM
Great to be home, eh! Marvelous image, Tom! Many congrats on your yellow! Got a complete set now.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/04/2006 11:52:53 PM
One of my top five. Great color and light. Nice job.
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07/04/2006 07:53:31 PM
Beautiful perspective! Well done!
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07/04/2006 11:54:09 AM
Lol, Zoomdak I presume. Did you bring a buddy for this shootout, I think I have already voted on a shot with the same glass ball :) Anyway, this is much nicer, well composed and has great tones in it, hard to give it lower than 8 so that is what I did :)

Edit: Bumped this up to 9 :)
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07/04/2006 04:44:48 AM
This is excellent! Beautiful work, truly.
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07/04/2006 03:01:31 AM
what and where is that? On technical merits alone this photo does well--it's interesting to look at and has a nice texture. I'm guessing this is done with perspective to make the glass ball look larger--but it's very well done. Nice colors of the sky reflected in the sand as well.
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07/03/2006 07:29:39 PM
Meets Challenge: 1/1
Lighting: 2/2
Focus: 2/2
Creativity: 1/2
Aesthetics: 2/3
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07/03/2006 01:40:20 PM
gorgeous shot.
07/03/2006 08:51:08 AM
WOW! Absolutely beautiful. Love the colors, the tiny bit of sun coming through the glass ball. Great work!
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07/03/2006 03:47:44 AM
Like the colours and the reflections in this shot. Bumping up!
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07/02/2006 08:03:28 PM
Awesome, wonderful, moody colors.... well done!
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07/02/2006 07:46:27 PM
Haystack! Awesome colors!! Cool that you put the sun behind the glass ball!
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07/02/2006 03:25:27 PM
i love it! excellent job!
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07/02/2006 11:40:49 AM
"WOW", factor here.....
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07/02/2006 12:03:07 AM
Awesome reflections with those true colors of the coast at sunset :) Lovely way to put the sun into the heart of the floating glass ball, even though Japan is the "land of the rising sun" and this sun is obviously setting. Hope this places 3rd! 10
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07/01/2006 05:55:32 PM
Wonderful! The composition, the colors, everything. Love it!
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07/01/2006 05:06:04 PM
nice colors.
07/01/2006 04:35:23 PM
Hmmm. Love the colors. Very nice.
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06/30/2006 11:57:53 PM
Really beautiful composition. Had to click on the larger image to really see whet you had done. Gorgeous!
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06/30/2006 09:58:48 PM
Definitely has the "wow" factor going for it. Lovely colors, wonderful composition.
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06/30/2006 07:26:19 PM
So pretty and serene. I love the purplely red. Nicely done. Back to bump up. 8
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06/30/2006 04:01:47 PM
Wow, amazing...colors, symmetry, the gently rippling reflection. A very peaceful feeling. Excellent shot.
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06/30/2006 01:54:14 PM
Nice Colors Very Glassy Looking
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06/30/2006 12:05:54 PM
Very beautiful.
06/30/2006 11:52:07 AM
Lovely colours.. and composition
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06/30/2006 11:05:53 AM
I love this. I wanted to do something similar but just couldn't get it to work out. I love the colours.
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06/30/2006 09:06:14 AM
This is pretty cool - too bad the picture can only be 640pxls
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06/29/2006 11:00:48 PM
Very cool!
06/29/2006 09:52:18 PM
THIS is our winner ! What an awesome perfect photo ! I want details on this one ! 10 + + +
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06/29/2006 09:14:09 PM
Why do get the feeling this is going to be a winner...? Excellent work!!!
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06/29/2006 01:39:48 PM
Not sure how there came to be so many glass floats in this challenge. But this one is better than most. I like the colours and viewpoint. 8.
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06/29/2006 01:07:30 PM
Wow. My only 10. Beautiful colors and placement. Seems a little noisy, but Wow.
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06/29/2006 12:49:00 PM
marble? if so Sell it to me please
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06/29/2006 09:44:26 AM
oh wow! thats beautiful. fantastic find. and great processing. the colors are wonderful.
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06/29/2006 07:21:31 AM
this is spectacular...what an amazing sky...love the landscape and the perspective...great for this challenge, good luck
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06/29/2006 01:04:45 AM
0-2 Meets Challenge: 2
0-3 Technical Merit: 2
0-3 Creativity: 2
0-2 The Wow Factor: 2
Total = 8
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06/28/2006 09:38:14 PM
So Good.... Great idea...
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06/28/2006 05:25:23 PM
beautiful colors and the framing & point of view are lovely.bumping up!
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06/28/2006 02:10:44 PM
Silky smooth.
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06/28/2006 01:37:07 PM
Beautiful
06/28/2006 01:18:53 PM
first time I've seen that at Canon beach. great colors 8
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06/28/2006 12:32:06 PM
Wow.. very creative way to shoot a marble! I like the colors... nice shot.
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06/28/2006 10:29:57 AM
Great shot


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