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Twilight Excursion
Twilight Excursion
Ken


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Silhouettes IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Canon
Location: Michigan City, IN
Date: Sep 15, 2007
Aperture: F/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Sky, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Sep 17, 2007

I was out taking pictures of the sunset/lighthouse and saw this huge ship coming up from the marina. I haver never seen anything this big at the marina and when most boats were coming in, this one was going out. Quickly. I was able to get a few quicks shots at F5.6, 1/40 sec @ ISO 400. My camera doesn't do anything above 400 very well unless it's really bright out. So it was dull and underexposed to start with and took a lot of work to get it to this. It turned out OK but I don't like the deep blue water, but it's pretty much how it came out of camera.

convert from raw
rotate
crop
NI (several passes)
hue/sat
color balance
curves
levels
tweak adjustment layers above until I'm tired of it
resize
sharpen
save for web



Statistics
Place: 15 out of 273
Avg (all users): 6.3944
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 6.2308
Avg (non-participants): 6.5196
Views since voting: 1332
Views during voting: 267
Votes: 180
Comments: 11
Favorites: 4 (view)


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01/26/2009 09:39:34 AM
This is beautiful!
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09/02/2008 06:52:15 PM
Wonderful!
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03/02/2008 10:50:52 PM
This is sweet! I think that if you had plenty of light to shoot it then it would not have made such an interesting shot. That's a beautiful boat.
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09/26/2007 10:13:38 AM
This is so beautiful! I'm so jealous of people who have access to this kind of beauty any time they want! Congratulations on a gorgeous photo and a strong finish in this really tough challenge!

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09/26/2007 02:19:51 AM
Very fine composition of 3 distinct and interesting elements. (Possibly the high contrast of the orange in the sky with the deep blue in the water is what bothers you about the blue; basically it is the textures and silhouette that make this photo work for me, not so much the colour).
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/25/2007 11:13:54 PM
great textures.
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09/24/2007 07:03:12 PM
or pirates sneaking up :) - 9
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09/22/2007 11:14:48 AM
nice capture here. 8
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09/21/2007 01:19:05 PM
awesome!
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09/19/2007 06:34:37 PM
Great angle.
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09/19/2007 05:43:49 AM
very nice
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