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Lands End, Sunset
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william88


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Long Exposure III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Date: Dec 13, 2007
Aperture: 16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 15
Galleries: Nature, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Dec 18, 2007



Endless rhythm of the ocean is often the source of artistic inspiration. It gave me the idea to capture this one-chance-per-year scene. With the setting sun blocked by the far rock, the details of near rocks and blue ocean became possible within one RAW capture.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 158
Avg (all users): 8.0290
Avg (commenters): 8.7838
Avg (participants): 7.6897
Avg (non-participants): 8.1366
Views since voting: 21600
Views during voting: 572
Votes: 241
Comments: 63
Favorites: 51 (view)


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03/22/2008 01:38:29 PM
beautiful great job
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12/30/2007 11:35:27 AM
Beautiful shot! Congrats on your ribbon!
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12/29/2007 11:20:33 PM
Beautiful shot, congratulations
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12/28/2007 12:24:03 PM
Congratz ! Nice mood here and well captured ! Love the colors no doubt it would get the blue ribbon!
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12/27/2007 11:35:12 PM
AMAZING!
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12/27/2007 01:45:47 PM
Originally posted by yanko:

Congratulations. Well crafted shot and an improvement over your others like it. Curious, did you use shadow/highlights? It looks like some tone mapping type work was done and S/H is about the only thing left you cna use in basic.

No, I didn't use tone mapping nor S/H. Tone mapping can not make this photo better. Haven't tried S/H yet. Will try it and see if it's good.

Message edited by author 2007-12-27 16:27:37.
12/27/2007 01:21:47 PM
Originally posted by keibo84:

great dynamic range on this shot, how did you achieve this in basic editing? graduated ND?

Yes, I used graduated ND in almost all of my seascapes.
12/27/2007 04:34:58 AM
Very beautiful. Great work.
Congr.
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12/26/2007 11:17:29 PM
Congrats William....a beautiful image.
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12/26/2007 05:44:43 PM
this is such a beautiful picture, well deserving of an 8+ score, thats a hell of a feat
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12/26/2007 04:08:21 PM
I really enjoy sunset shots, but this one beats all others I have seen personally or in photograph. Very nice job!
Congratulations on your ribbon!

I'd like to see this shot on the cover of a greeting card!
Craig Campana
http://www.sendoutcards.com/campana
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12/26/2007 04:05:02 PM
William Congrats on another great entry and an 8 score!

Message edited by author 2007-12-26 16:10:57.
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12/26/2007 03:54:23 PM
Congratulations. Well crafted shot and an improvement over your others like it. Curious, did you use shadow/highlights? It looks like some tone mapping type work was done and S/H is about the only thing left you cna use in basic.
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12/26/2007 02:01:14 PM
Beautiful shot. Great detail on the rocks.
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12/26/2007 09:34:23 AM
Congratulations on the blue! A very nice photograph. The range of colors is impressive.
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12/26/2007 08:51:39 AM
Wow! Beautiful photo. Congrats on the ribbon.
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12/26/2007 04:32:19 AM
congrats on the blue. the best shot has won.
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12/26/2007 01:35:25 AM
Originally posted by B74A:

Ribbon potential. Don't get restless nights, but good luck!


I see you did not need good luck, William - way to go! Northern Light and Ocean Shores usually go down well in challenges, and this is no exception. Stunning picture, congratulations with your blue ribbon for a Christmas present ...
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12/26/2007 01:19:47 AM
So well deserved. Esquisite image, William. Congratulations on the Blue AND that score ;-)
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12/26/2007 01:15:42 AM
and should I say, what a score William!!!!!
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12/26/2007 01:15:22 AM
Thoroughly deserved...well done
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12/26/2007 01:06:37 AM
Deserved final score for this stunning image. Congratulations.
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12/26/2007 12:20:59 AM
William, I thought this was yours! Congrats on another Blue!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/25/2007 07:29:50 PM
Great exposure and processing. Foreground really jumps out nicely and the sunset does not over take the photo.
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12/25/2007 01:18:34 PM
Worthy of blue, in fact worthy of much much more.
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12/24/2007 09:06:15 PM
One of my only 10s. Perfect exposure balance
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12/24/2007 12:53:04 PM
I think you deserve a ribbon for this shot... the colours are outstanding, and the "frosted" look of the water give this a nice relaxing feel.
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12/24/2007 08:21:59 AM
lovely!
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12/23/2007 11:38:51 PM
Perfect! I really like the different color temps of the foreground and background 9
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12/23/2007 11:17:03 PM
Beautiful Color. Very nice.
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12/23/2007 07:14:22 PM
you have a winner here, the smoothness, the light, the colors - 10
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12/23/2007 01:20:56 PM
great dynamic range on this shot, how did you achieve this in basic editing? graduated ND?
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12/23/2007 04:25:31 AM
stunning image...love the exposure and the colours in the sky...well done 9
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12/22/2007 10:00:01 PM
fabulous in many aspects, mostly the colors and shine on the rocks.
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12/22/2007 12:19:03 PM
Nice colors.
12/22/2007 08:37:52 AM
Beautiful lighting, contrast, and color - very nice!
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12/21/2007 09:00:15 PM
beautiful!!!!10
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12/21/2007 05:08:24 PM
Fantastic
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12/21/2007 02:25:11 PM
Totally stunning, like a Bryce 3D landscape.
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12/21/2007 01:33:45 PM
How many water n' rock shots are there? Another well-executed one, but I'm beginning to wonder if that's even a compliment. Evidently these are absolutely cake to shoot.
12/21/2007 11:39:00 AM
perfect exposure, beautiful color - one of my top picks
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12/21/2007 10:41:33 AM
Ah, yes. Very nice! Great color and nice smoothing of the water flow with this timed exposure. See you on the front page at rollover! :-)
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12/21/2007 09:46:56 AM
This shot has an extra appeal with the sun hiding behind that big rock. Nice composition.
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12/21/2007 05:39:11 AM
Very pretty. Well done.
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12/20/2007 09:28:44 PM
The colors in the sky are lovely
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12/20/2007 09:05:38 PM
Gorgeous! The water looks almost like milk.
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12/20/2007 06:35:14 PM
Absolutely great balance of light and texture in the dark spots. The rocks could have easily been blacked-out by the sun, but you didn't allow that here. Great water effect, great sky, while preserving detail on the rocks!
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12/20/2007 03:19:03 PM
beautifull image
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12/20/2007 02:40:41 PM
Is this a dream? I think so!
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12/20/2007 11:14:41 AM
Beautiful, hope for top 3 for you.
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12/20/2007 10:35:16 AM
Back to comment: The effect of the long exposure time on the water produced a wonderful focal point for this image. Without it, this would just be another pretty landscape. You hit the challenge description right on the head and earned a 10 from me. Nice job!
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12/20/2007 03:41:17 AM
Wow. Best landscape I've seen in this somp so far. Nicely done. The colours are awesome
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12/20/2007 01:03:51 AM
Great composition. I love the placement of the sun. Good job.
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12/19/2007 11:36:49 PM
Beautiful. Should ribbon IMO.
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12/19/2007 07:05:06 PM
Absolutely stunning...the colours are fantastic, the water dreamy and the silhouetted rock/sun thing is just the icing on a near perfect shot. Well done!
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12/19/2007 06:42:23 PM
Wow... This is Great!
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12/19/2007 06:31:44 PM
What can I say ... .... ... 10 :)
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12/19/2007 04:02:38 PM
Pretty scene. The colors in the sunset and the water are nice. Well done.
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12/19/2007 10:49:27 AM
stunning stuff - love the 'smoke like' feel of the water
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12/19/2007 08:59:49 AM
Very nice, How long is the exp?
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12/19/2007 05:06:19 AM
this is the BLUE. lovely shot.
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12/19/2007 02:15:02 AM
Ribbon potential. Don't get restless nights, but good luck!
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12/19/2007 12:22:53 AM
man i swear i've seen a few shots from this same spot...gorgeous as always tho /8
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