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Eastern Point Sunset
3rd PlaceEastern Point Sunset
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Landscape in Portrait Orientation (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: Groton, CT
Date: Oct 31, 2006
Aperture: f 16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 5 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2006

A long exposure taken right around sunset. Wasn't sure which challenge to enter.

Taken in Raw, converted in PS, adjusting exposure, sat, contrast, WB, and shadows. Added layers for levels, curves, channel mixer to boost saturation. Noise Ninja to remove noise. Saved as PSD. Flattened image, USM at 20,50,0. Added border. Resized for web viewing. Finally, USM at 150, 0.3, 0 for sharpness.

Post voting comments: Thanks for the wonderful votes and comments! This was certainly a high scoring challenge all around. There are a lot of fantastic images that were submitted. DPC is certainly a group with talent.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 308
Avg (all users): 7.4686
Avg (commenters): 8.4783
Avg (participants): 7.1163
Avg (non-participants): 7.6667
Views since voting: 11892
Views during voting: 497
Votes: 239
Comments: 53
Favorites: 36 (view)


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06/20/2010 11:12:36 PM
Steve, this is sublime! Look at those 33 tens! You have an incredible eye for these seascapes. I'm envious - and have a lot to learn!
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12/18/2007 03:32:56 PM
that is phenomenal that this is all Basic Editing...
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12/13/2006 01:10:31 PM
Wonderfull scenery Fav+
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11/12/2006 05:15:55 AM
this is amazing,

it's like the fog is swimming on the water surface.
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11/11/2006 12:35:42 PM
Great picture Stephen! Congratulations on your 3rd place finish!
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11/09/2006 02:16:44 PM
Gorgeous sunset and beautiful photograph. Congrats on winning the yellow ribbon!
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11/09/2006 10:13:30 AM
I loved the balance of this shot. It struck me the moment i viewed it.
Congratulations for a well-deserved ribbon.
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11/08/2006 09:29:08 PM
Congratulations on a gorgeous shot & great finish! I was surprised to learn this is CT instead of Iceland! HA! It's beautiful scenery wherever it is, and you captured it perfectly.
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11/08/2006 06:53:21 PM
was this a multiple exposure shot blended together in photoshop to make a hdr? or was it one shot?
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11/08/2006 04:47:21 PM
Congratulations on your Ribbon with this awesome image!
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11/08/2006 02:24:52 PM
Beautiful photograph, congrats on your ribbon!
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11/08/2006 01:09:31 PM
Congrats on your ribbon! Super-wide rocks!
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11/08/2006 09:55:59 AM
Congrats on your second ribbon.
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11/08/2006 09:42:16 AM
Superb landscape.Congrats!
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11/08/2006 09:10:26 AM
Super work, Stephen! Congratulations!
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11/08/2006 06:29:25 AM
I scored this a 10 - its my sort of image. Perfect execution. Congrats on the red
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11/08/2006 06:13:06 AM
simply outstanding. great work !
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11/08/2006 02:41:19 AM
Beautiful capture--the beautiful background and the lovely foreground rock detail is a great formula for portrait mode landscapes! Congratulations.
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11/08/2006 01:30:12 AM
Great color play between foreground and background. Great texture and very well framed. Congratulations on your Yellow with this super good study.
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11/08/2006 01:28:22 AM
Way to GO Stephen!!!!! This is spectacular! Congratulations on your ribbon -- and this gorgeous work!

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11/08/2006 01:22:23 AM
Gorgeous image and great colors. Congrats on the ribbon!
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11/08/2006 01:10:43 AM
soothing yet powerfull. great job!
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11/08/2006 12:25:50 AM
A shot I could only dream to take, well done
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11/08/2006 12:22:18 AM
Steve - Congrats on the ribbon. I rated it a 10 during the challenge. Great job.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2006 07:30:44 PM
Nice post processing work.
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11/07/2006 09:30:38 AM
Beautiful and dramatic...
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11/06/2006 11:33:38 PM
Great foreground to this very composition. The dreamy and silky waves look very cool. Well done!
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11/06/2006 10:17:33 PM
Love it! The sky just jumps out against the greys! 10! Thinking a ribbon!
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11/06/2006 03:26:07 PM
great shot well done
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11/05/2006 11:12:43 PM
doesn't look natural to me... to much processing ?
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11/05/2006 07:44:15 PM
Splendid, surely one of the high-flyers
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11/04/2006 12:18:31 PM
The high horizon and details in the forground make this picture! Great shot.
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11/04/2006 12:34:04 AM
Love it! Great capture. Lighting and reflective colors in water and on rocks are super. 10
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11/03/2006 10:59:31 PM
NICE
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11/03/2006 09:48:21 AM
has to be a contender for a ribbon in my view...vibrant and vivacious colour! The lighting is superb...should I give it a 9 or a 10??? 10
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11/03/2006 05:50:58 AM
Great picture and a beautiful location...
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11/02/2006 05:24:18 PM
Nice sunset picture. Rocks look a little over sharpened. Good overall exposure. Nice shot.
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11/02/2006 03:35:10 PM
wow...very nice
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11/02/2006 09:22:18 AM
good one.
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11/02/2006 08:50:52 AM
Wow! Only thought that comes to mind!
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11/01/2006 11:25:07 PM
Wonderful composition. Adding to favs (10)
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11/01/2006 10:24:45 PM
One word, awesome!
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11/01/2006 10:04:33 PM
if that isn't 21.gif terje, it sure is a good impression of him.
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11/01/2006 07:35:34 PM
10
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11/01/2006 03:55:44 PM
Very dramatic lighting and great ocean blur. Sky looks just a tad oversaturated near the sun, though.
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11/01/2006 11:46:28 AM
NICE!!!! it moves me ...9
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11/01/2006 11:20:46 AM
On my top ten! Very beautiful!
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11/01/2006 10:32:10 AM
The color and contrast have been cranked up a little too much for my taste. Still is it a very nice shot.
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11/01/2006 09:08:18 AM
this must b a winner! i dont seem to have the same taste as most of u around here, but this must b a winner... nothing forced, no pushed colours, and very ingenious use of the light. A perfect ten from me!
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11/01/2006 03:55:06 AM
Magical, you already know this is a good landscape so I'm not going to insult you by pointing out the classic elements. You just too good for that ;-)
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11/01/2006 02:49:18 AM
That's an interesting shot. I assume you used fill flash for the foreground? I think maybe you overdid the amount of fill by half or 3/4 of a stop... But a nice shot it is :-)
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11/01/2006 01:33:19 AM
Great foreground detail.
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11/01/2006 12:50:54 AM
only the second shot I've voted on and I think I've already seen a ribbon winner here.
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