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Challenge: Night Shot IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Apollo Bay, Victoria Australia
Date: Apr 6, 2007
Aperture: F16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 3.6 seconds
Galleries: Panoramic, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Apr 9, 2007

Shot on the rocks at Apollo Bay about 20 minutes after the sun went down. I had my tripod on the rocks and my feet were drenched from accidentally stepping in a puddle. I used a minus 0.7 stops exposure compensation for this shot. The water was really moving and the waves were largish, but they totally blurred out with the 3.6 second exposure

PROCESSING: Cloned out a couple of major sensor dust particles. Levels, USM, Neat Image for creaminess, decided to hit Autolevels and liked the cool blue tinge I ended up with. I wish this was Advanced so I could touch it up a little better.

PREDICTION: I like the smootheness of the shot. Not sure if it will do well. 6.0000? It could go either way, and I am sure there will be hundreds of cityscapes, so I thought I would head in another direction.

POST: Well done to the guys that ribboned ahead of me...looked like we all had fun waiting for the results.

I am really happy to have done so well with this. It is a Personal best for me! Another yellow! Woo Hoo!

Thanks everyone...

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 266
Avg (all users): 7.3298
Avg (commenters): 8.4444
Avg (participants): 6.7558
Avg (non-participants): 7.5779
Views since voting: 10146
Views during voting: 519
Votes: 285
Comments: 75
Favorites: 16 (view)


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03/11/2010 12:26:21 AM
You really got a lot out of the light, beautiful highlights.
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05/14/2008 11:35:31 AM
When I have one this good in my portfolio...only then will I be happy! Still at the top of all my favs!
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11/16/2007 10:20:17 PM
Almost like velvet waters.....I love this one.....Perfect in everyway.....
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09/05/2007 12:06:42 PM
wow!
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08/07/2007 12:47:02 AM
One day (three life times from now), I would love to have one this good in my own collection! Inspirational doesn't even begin to describe the haunting beauty of this photograph.

Message edited by author 2007-08-07 00:48:12.
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04/23/2007 09:24:24 AM
Congrats! This is now my desktop wallpaper and I have gotten several comment from co-workers.

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04/23/2007 01:00:23 AM
sweet shot.
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04/19/2007 01:34:36 PM
fine shoot, well done soft photo
congrats.
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04/19/2007 03:00:40 AM
very nice photo, congratz on your ribbon ... maybe to soft for my taste, overall great picture.
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04/19/2007 02:25:35 AM
Congrats on the red. Great Picture.
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04/18/2007 07:59:00 PM
WAY TO GO!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!
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04/18/2007 07:42:20 PM
Hey ...Good to see you on the front page. Well deserved ! Congrats
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04/18/2007 06:03:07 PM
HEH - congrats!! Nicely done.
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04/18/2007 05:06:11 PM
This is gorgeous! Congratulations on the Ribbon and a beautiful image! Wonderful work!!
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04/18/2007 03:46:40 PM
I no longer "own" this lens, I am so sad. :(

No, gonna mount it on the D70 instead of the 12-24 that was spending some time on it and will try to beat you. :)))

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04/18/2007 02:42:48 PM
Very nice Enzo!
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04/18/2007 02:25:13 PM
GORGEOUS!
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04/18/2007 10:31:23 AM
Stunning... Absolutely beautiful. Congratulations.
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04/18/2007 10:31:07 AM
Incredible blacks and blues in this beautiful photograph...congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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04/18/2007 10:11:45 AM
Beautiful shot, Enzo, well worth the soaked foot.
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04/18/2007 10:00:27 AM
How BEAUTIFUL Enzo! CONGRATULATIONS! THIS is awesome!!

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04/18/2007 09:03:47 AM
This is one sweet image Enzo. Congrats mate.
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04/18/2007 07:29:47 AM
Beautiful shot Enzo! Congrats on the ribbon, the score and the bump up over 6.0! Well done!
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04/18/2007 06:55:02 AM
Congratulations on the 3rd Enzo! Wonderful job on this.
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04/18/2007 03:16:08 AM
Congrats on the yellow and the PB, Enzo! Beautiful job!!
I must try this one day...night..whatever... :)
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04/18/2007 02:59:49 AM
Congrats on another very well deserved ribbon, Enzo! Outstanding shot!
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04/18/2007 02:44:39 AM
Looks like you're getting the hang of this ribbon thing! Well done:)
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04/18/2007 02:35:52 AM
Congrats Enzo! Nice to see you front page! Color is perfect BTW.
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04/18/2007 02:05:12 AM
A very nice shot, congrats on the ribbon!
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04/18/2007 01:49:02 AM
i know it's not the right color, but congrats on your PB and the 'yellow'
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04/18/2007 01:31:09 AM
Another easy ribbon call. :) Very well done! Congrats!
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04/18/2007 01:27:17 AM
Great shot Enzo. You're consistently in the high results with good variety. Congrats on the Yellow ribbon.
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04/18/2007 01:04:45 AM
congrats pasta pizza, top score for a yellow. (did you enter the
hair challenge) :D
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04/18/2007 01:04:29 AM
Stunning image, you deserved the ribbon! Congratulations.
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04/18/2007 12:36:22 AM
go aussie go!
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04/18/2007 12:35:46 AM
Great image, Enzo. Very mystical and beautiful. Congrats on the yellow!
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04/18/2007 12:24:21 AM
Big congrats! I really liked this one. :-)
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04/18/2007 12:14:45 AM
Great blue tones in this one! The misty look of waves in a long exposure are too cool. :)
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04/18/2007 12:09:12 AM
Great capture my friend... thanks for the competition!
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04/18/2007 12:08:28 AM
Wonderful! Congrats Enzo! Just got ya! ;-)
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04/18/2007 12:07:44 AM
Congrats!
I never reached at this shot while voting, would have made count of 10s to 38 !! What an amazing capture!! Just beautiful
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04/18/2007 12:07:28 AM
Great Capture!!! very good image....
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04/18/2007 12:06:18 AM
Congrats on your Yellow (Gold) Ribbon for a lovely image of the early night! Christ's best to you!
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04/18/2007 12:03:19 AM
Congrats, Enzo!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2007 10:34:46 PM
Beautiful
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04/17/2007 05:52:08 PM
Nicely done. The people on the beach set this off nicely.
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04/17/2007 01:29:54 PM
I love how the blue stands out from the water & the sky, great photo!
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04/17/2007 09:27:17 AM
Fantastic! Very moody! Great composition, great colors! Here is a winner-pic! good luck!
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04/15/2007 08:38:12 AM
Dude / Dudette ... Amazing Capture... My fav for the challenge .... Prefect 10...u just nailed it .....
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04/15/2007 12:00:40 AM
Beautiful.
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04/14/2007 03:36:52 PM
Awesome! The blue tones and foggy appearance of the water from the long exposure are great. :D
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04/14/2007 02:37:11 PM
This is beautiful - I almost missed the couple.
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04/14/2007 05:40:18 AM
Very cool image! Very refreshing in this challenge with all the cityscape shots. Love the blue tones. Good composition. This has a very other-worldly, yet serene feeling. Great job :-)
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04/13/2007 10:57:44 AM
Magic shot! Very smooth!
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04/13/2007 10:36:21 AM
beautiful, except for the sharpness line over the hill, could be easily removed with mask - the composition is lovely
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04/13/2007 06:48:11 AM
Wow it looks so idylic! =>10
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04/12/2007 01:43:17 PM
Mysterious and alluring...the shadows and highlights are great. Beautiful!
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04/12/2007 01:37:57 PM
Cool picture.
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04/12/2007 10:41:37 AM
yay! I was waiting for a long exposure! good job
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04/12/2007 07:08:46 AM
Best i've seen in this challenge i reckon.
My first 8 that's for sure.
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04/12/2007 04:39:00 AM
Although it's a little too dark, this is a lovely photo
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04/12/2007 12:58:22 AM
a very soft affect that really works for you here..well done.
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04/12/2007 12:14:57 AM
very dreamlike..... i like the angel of photo.
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04/11/2007 11:26:25 PM
Very nice shot, The only thing I don't like is that it isn't mine... Just kidding. The best until now. good luck
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04/11/2007 10:30:59 PM
this will win something. 10.
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04/11/2007 07:41:34 PM
Lovely blues.
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04/11/2007 04:35:10 PM
yebb good one... somthing I would wana hang up on my wall!
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04/11/2007 04:19:48 PM
well it's about time! finally a decent capture. Almost fell asleep. Hope there's more. 9
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04/11/2007 12:40:23 PM
good stuff... i hope you didnt fall in :P
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04/11/2007 11:33:59 AM
There are a few photos in this challenge that have taken my breath away with their absolute unshamed beauty...This is one of them...magical
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04/11/2007 09:00:35 AM
Beautiful shot
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04/11/2007 07:18:09 AM
magical! Definitely the best i've seen so far.
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04/11/2007 03:18:40 AM
sweet shot!
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04/11/2007 02:22:09 AM
I can see this one with a ribbon. Very nice!
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04/11/2007 01:28:59 AM
Nice capture!
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