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Brad


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Working Without a Net (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO Macro Super for Canon
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: Aug 25, 2007
Aperture: f/11.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1500
Galleries: Sky, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2007

Just something spotted during the GTG with Robert. I completely forgot about this challenge, and even mentioned it to Robert, then payed it no mind. HA! Wasn't until I was going through the day's pics that I realized what I had.

Full crop, 300mm focal length.

:)

Well HOT DAMN - A Blue!
Thanks all - w00t!

:::::::::::::::: AFTER ::::::::::::::::::::

By now, everyone probably knows this was NOT the way the sky looked and
was a product of a madman that got hold of Photoshop and some free time.

Here is the original and a couple edits before going nuts:
582993.jpg 582994.jpg 583128.jpg

For a truly great shot and edit, have a look at
21.gif Bear_Music 's
578341.jpg

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 86
Avg (all users): 7.8361
Avg (commenters): 8.2308
Avg (participants): 7.3171
Avg (non-participants): 7.9186
Views since voting: 6897
Views during voting: 511
Votes: 299
Comments: 88
Favorites: 13 (view)


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11/28/2010 09:21:25 PM
Surprised no one mentioned your Radiohead reference.
11/26/2007 06:55:02 PM
snap shot, to many distraction 1
09/11/2007 03:36:09 AM
very nice photo, interesting story behind is possible too ... congratulations
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09/09/2007 05:28:10 AM
Beautifully done and a well deserved win. Congratulations!
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09/08/2007 01:44:01 AM
Congrats, well deserved..
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09/07/2007 08:27:33 AM
Beautiful shot! Congratulations!
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09/05/2007 04:10:08 PM
Way to go Brad, very nice shot!
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09/05/2007 11:24:56 AM
7.8 - wow! Awesome, Brad!
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09/05/2007 10:45:59 AM
This was my only 10 in this challenge. Awesome work, Brad!
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09/05/2007 09:49:58 AM
Beautiful shot. Congratulations!
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09/05/2007 09:07:06 AM
Congratulations Brad! Excellent job!
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09/05/2007 07:10:50 AM
I had a feeling about this one!!! Nice.
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09/05/2007 06:05:20 AM
Definitely the best in the challenge...well done on the blue
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09/05/2007 05:32:39 AM
Wonderful shot, congrats on the blue!

Jack
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09/05/2007 05:24:34 AM
Glad to see you back on the front page. Congrats on wonderful shot!
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09/05/2007 04:47:42 AM
dawg, kick it up a notch!
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09/05/2007 03:13:14 AM
This was my favorite; I did not vote on the challenge but had to call my husband to show him this great shot. I told him that I would give this better than a 10. Beautiful and mesmerizing. I just made it a favorite. Congrats on your ribbon.
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09/05/2007 02:51:17 AM
Well deserved!!!!!!!!!!!! =)
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09/05/2007 02:48:16 AM
WTG Brad!!! Congrats :D
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09/05/2007 02:43:45 AM
Congrats, it was certainly my top pick. Glad the masses agreed!
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09/05/2007 02:41:37 AM
A greatly deserved win! Congrats on the blue:
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09/05/2007 02:25:47 AM
Yay for you! Congratulations, Brad. This is such a great shot, it's impossible to imagine it anywhere but the front page. And look at that score!! Sweet.
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09/05/2007 02:12:20 AM
Hey, well done, dude!
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09/05/2007 02:04:14 AM
Nicely done! Congratulations!
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09/05/2007 02:03:15 AM
Congratulations! Long time no see on the front page!
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09/05/2007 01:59:18 AM
Dang! A 7.8 way to go!

I was guessing this one might be yours. Congratulations on a stunning shot.
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09/05/2007 01:47:28 AM
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay,
My, oh, my, what a wonderful day.
Plenty of sunshine headin' your way,
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay!

Mister Bluebird's on your shoulder,
It's the truth, it's "actch'll"
Everything is "satisfactch'll."

(that song came to mind when i saw this ) obviously.
long time a comin bwadley... congrats on the bluey


Message edited by author 2007-09-05 04:55:35.
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09/05/2007 01:35:28 AM
alright Brad! Wonderful shot and love the color.
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09/05/2007 01:26:14 AM
Yeah Brad!
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09/05/2007 01:17:43 AM
Well done!!! Congrats!!! I'm so pleased my favourite two images of the challenge came 1st and 2nd :-)
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09/05/2007 01:17:00 AM
Jeez, what an impressive score. Congrats on the blue.
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09/05/2007 12:56:01 AM
Congratulations, Brad! It's good to have a home boy win the blue. I was wondering if this was the Star of India. Great shot, and deserving of the blue ribbon.
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09/05/2007 12:48:50 AM
This could be the beginning of a legendary comeback! Like Rocky 12 or something. :) Congrats in a big way, Brad!
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09/05/2007 12:48:31 AM
congrats, B! beautiful shot well deserving of a ribbon!
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09/05/2007 12:28:04 AM
Brad + shooting sails = 7.8+ scores. Perhaps you should carry some around with you at all times? :P Congrats!
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09/05/2007 12:25:44 AM
Congrats, Brad!! Lovely shot, well-deserved ribbon, and did Robert shoot his at the same time? If so, you've got bragging rights... :-)
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09/05/2007 12:19:40 AM
Great to see you on the front page again, Brad! Marvelous silhouettes and sunset sky! Big congrats on your blue!!
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09/05/2007 12:19:36 AM
wow! nice shade of blue there mr. Been a long time between ribbons and this is very well deserved!
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09/05/2007 12:17:34 AM
Sweet...I knew it was one of the two of you hooligans, now I know which one. Beautiful photograph...congratulations on winning the blue ribbon!
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09/05/2007 12:15:48 AM
Congratulations Brad!!! You're becoming quite the ribbon hog. :)
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09/05/2007 12:12:55 AM
Ohhhhhhhh yeah, this has blue ribbon written all over it! I love it when the voters get it totally right! Mega congrats! And almost accidental too. Wow!

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09/05/2007 12:10:11 AM
Congratulations babe!!!!
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09/05/2007 12:06:10 AM
Congrats on your blue!!! Self-portrait?!!! (gosh...I hope not!) A stunning photo!
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09/05/2007 12:04:59 AM
I had a good feeling this was gonna blue. Nice job Brad!
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09/05/2007 12:04:10 AM
WAY TO GO BRAD!!
YAY!

WOOHOO!!
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09/05/2007 12:02:43 AM
Way to go, Brad!!! Congrats on your blue ribbon!
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09/05/2007 12:02:38 AM
Congrats, Brad! It's a beautiful shot. :)
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09/05/2007 12:02:18 AM
Nice shot Brad ... congrats on the well deserved blue ribbon!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/03/2007 09:49:10 PM
The colors and the silouette is perfect! 10 for me!
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09/03/2007 09:13:01 PM
Like the sky, like the silouhette effect. Good mood and feel to it.
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09/03/2007 09:00:08 PM
Now that's just plain RUDE! How the heck is anyone supposed to compete with this? Methinks it's not the first time your score has been aloft either... 10
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09/03/2007 02:35:18 PM
My favorite in this challenge. Hope it does well!
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09/03/2007 02:06:19 PM
Magnificent colors and excellent composition. Way to look up out of the ordinary. I like how you framed the shot it keeps the lines contained within the shot. Very well done. 9
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09/03/2007 01:39:01 PM
Great color! 9
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09/03/2007 01:00:09 PM
Great silhouette shot, and certainly fits the challenge. The color is amazing!
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09/02/2007 05:35:03 AM
best in the challenge...good luck
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09/01/2007 11:58:34 AM
nice image, reminds me of someone I know...you know that expression Red Sky at night...?
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09/01/2007 12:32:13 AM
Nice! Silhouette image at the sunset will usually score high.
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08/31/2007 05:11:39 PM
nice!
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08/31/2007 11:07:47 AM
Nice, love the color in the shot and great silhouette, got a 7.
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08/31/2007 12:56:21 AM
Really excellent shot. Love the colour, composition, silhouette. My pick for 2nd place...Should win a ribbon.
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08/30/2007 10:56:13 PM
I like the rich color.
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08/30/2007 12:59:49 PM
The worker gets confused with the horizon.
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08/30/2007 10:59:00 AM
Nice capture - Like the simplicity and the tones - Just wish there was a little more animation in his arms so they didn't ll blend into the mast.
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08/30/2007 10:51:54 AM
great silhouette
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08/30/2007 12:41:14 AM
I've seen the guys do this a few times on the Star of India. The colors and silhouette make this shot a great shot... Technically sound composition, great job.
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08/30/2007 12:26:05 AM
Great shot, best in challenge so far
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08/29/2007 11:37:18 PM
lovely shot
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08/29/2007 10:08:12 PM
Feel queasy just looking at him! Beautiful sky & silhouette!
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08/29/2007 09:44:19 PM
Well done.
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08/29/2007 08:48:16 PM
Perfect positioning, great colors and exposure, exact fit with topic. 10
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08/29/2007 08:15:13 PM
I've always said... Photos that make me go whoa deserve a ten... This deserves to be a favorite too. 10
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08/29/2007 07:15:57 PM
Awesome - fave so far...
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08/29/2007 04:48:25 PM
Nice work...Gorgeous colour and silhouetting. I don't think this would work for Backlighting though...too silhouetted. But it might work for 'working without a net'...oh wait...it already is...DOH!!
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08/29/2007 02:06:33 PM
That's great!
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08/29/2007 12:55:48 PM
lovely colour
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08/29/2007 12:44:45 PM
Hmmm...I'm gonna guess either Brad or Bear on this mast photo. The sunset colors are beautiful and the silhouetting simplifies the scene while keeping the pertinent details. Nicely done!
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08/29/2007 12:41:36 PM
Superb! Looks like a potential ribbon winner to me!
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08/29/2007 12:24:57 PM
NShapiro? Looks like his style.
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08/29/2007 11:58:37 AM
great shot
love the tall ships
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08/29/2007 11:11:45 AM
High marks this round. Nicely done. Lovely background and silhouette.
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08/29/2007 11:05:08 AM
9. Breath taking shot. Great use of silouette on orange background. I am a huge fan of this type of image (dark on orange) Nice composition and I think that they border further enhnaces the effect of the shadows. Good Luck
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08/29/2007 10:22:22 AM
Excellent silhouette and colors. Fits the challenge well!
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08/29/2007 07:23:27 AM
You got a really good shot there. :)
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08/29/2007 02:41:39 AM
beautiful shot! Definitely meets the challenge. 10
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08/29/2007 01:02:01 AM
Great Shot!
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08/29/2007 12:30:33 AM
Eeek... I'm afraid of heights. Love the silhouette against the sunset, great colour.
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08/29/2007 12:22:54 AM
Peekaboo, I spy you Brad! And I know how utterly fake this is too jejeje! Nice PP, dude.
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