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Life Saver
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Burst of Color II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Anstruther, UK
Date: Jun 21, 2007
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Sky, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jun 23, 2007

Taken lying on my back at the end of a harbour wall in a little town called Anstruther on the coast in Fife, Scotland. The lighthouse is actually very small - maybe the height of a 2 story house... the wide angle plays with your mind ;)

I'm hoping this will get on my front page so that means a 6.27+

Post:
Raw Conversion
Dust Removal
Levels
Curves
Saturation Tweak
Resize
USM
Border

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 286
Avg (all users): 7.0266
Avg (commenters): 8.5556
Avg (participants): 7.1045
Avg (non-participants): 6.9835
Views since voting: 2393
Views during voting: 313
Votes: 188
Comments: 33
Favorites: 4 (view)


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03/20/2008 01:02:15 PM
Great perspecitve. This is a fine example of seeking out new angles to point our cameras for dramatic photos.
02/03/2008 03:56:36 PM
Great job with this shot, love the perspective, incredible color here, great job with the score as well as the placement, very nice job.
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07/10/2007 06:49:04 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Well, a lot of sung praise to your submission so there isn't a lot I can say that hasn't already been said. At best I may end up summarizing what previous comments have already said.

Exposure: yes the skies are dark but that is quite effective here. It creates a nice ominous mood for the sky. It also helps create a strong contrast with the color of the life preserver. A light sky would weaken the effect considerably.

Composition: Simple but effective. Good negative space on the left but its got enough detail for the eye to see something interesting. The diagonal lines on the lighthouse effectively take your eye into the picture. The position of the life preserver is excellent: in a strong position without overpowering the shot.

Color: Great rich colors that are nicely saturated without going overboard.

The Challenge: Definitely meets the challenge. At 4th place the voters agree too.

Overall: Great image. Sadly DPC doesn't give ribbons for 4th place because this shot deserves one.
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07/04/2007 07:39:36 PM
Outstanding presentation and such a visual treat. Congratulations on your top 5 finish.
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07/04/2007 06:53:20 PM
Awesome capture with wonderful color! Congrats on the 4th placing!
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07/04/2007 02:55:18 PM
Definitely one of my favorites for this challenge...congratulations on the HM Rich!
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07/04/2007 01:50:27 PM
Love this one :D
07/04/2007 07:34:03 AM
Stunning image. Congrats on your PB and your 4th place.
07/04/2007 05:26:54 AM
excellent image. I love it.
07/04/2007 05:15:48 AM
Great work man! :)
07/04/2007 02:42:40 AM
Congrats on the 4th and a new PB, great work!
07/04/2007 01:55:30 AM
Congrats on your 4th placing I thought it would Ribbon and it is soooooooo close
07/04/2007 12:30:15 AM
a new Personal Best! good for you! you did it! nicely done too, by the way!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/03/2007 10:13:05 AM
Ooh, great angle. Love the dark brooding sky. ;)
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07/03/2007 12:57:37 AM
Cool perspective
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07/02/2007 09:31:46 PM
Stunning image. Awesome. Classic capture. 10
07/02/2007 07:17:49 PM
Nice angle. Makes it more interesting...
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06/29/2007 10:46:59 PM
Interesting perspective. Great deep blue sky.
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06/29/2007 08:03:36 PM
great sky...nice perspective
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06/29/2007 10:53:45 AM
The straight up angle of this is very unique and neat. It's very dynamic how the ultra white tower leads right up to that dark polarized sky. The red object helps to perfectly anchor and balance the whole scene. Excellent!
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06/29/2007 10:20:05 AM
love the pp
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06/29/2007 09:23:32 AM
very nice pov and colour composition.
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06/28/2007 12:17:45 PM
Well Done! I think you should win the red ribbon.
06/27/2007 11:45:37 PM
The colors of the red thing really stand out from the white light house - 10
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06/27/2007 06:35:39 PM
love the angel, the sky is also way cool... good work!
06/27/2007 06:34:01 PM
great shot for the challenge, shot very well, wonderful processing
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06/27/2007 02:37:21 PM
Great angle, love the contrasting textures and colors. Brilliant!
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06/27/2007 11:44:59 AM
Love it!
06/27/2007 08:16:57 AM
Unusual viewpoint makes this worth a pause to look!
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06/27/2007 08:10:20 AM
Excellent perspective. Nice limited colors.
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06/27/2007 02:56:32 AM
10 from me for simple clean colours and a great different perspective
A wonderful job I can see this will ribbon
Well Done
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06/27/2007 01:34:38 AM
I love the unusual perspective and the tac sharp focus. Excellent.
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06/27/2007 01:24:43 AM
I love this. Great perspective and gorgeous colors.
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