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Challenge: Free Study 2008-01 (Advanced Editing VI ("Time Lapse"))
Collection: A+ Prints
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Castle Hill Lighthouse, near Newport, RI
Date: Jan 21, 2008
Aperture: 10
ISO: 100
Shutter: Varied
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jan 31, 2008

This is the beautiful Castle Hill Lighthouse near Newport, RI. I met Steven Brown (21.gif brownsm) there for an informal get-together, since I was going to be nearby (driving my daughter back to college).

I found it by researching lighthouses in the area on the Web. I was really impressed with the shots I saw on the web of it--it's proximity to the water and the rocky shores.

But it was cold as hell out there. Steve basically saved my butt (well my fingers) by bringing handwarmers! After a while, my hands were so cold, I was shooting with my gloves on, and I couldn't even change settings. But I got some very nice shots, met Steve, and had a great time. So I'm happy, however this does!

This is HDR/Tonemapping from bracketed shots.


Statistics
Place: 3 out of 428
Avg (all users): 7.1020
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 7.0400
Avg (non-participants): 7.2340
Views since voting: 12028
Views during voting: 309
Votes: 147
Comments: 36
Favorites: 33 (view)


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01/07/2009 12:33:47 AM
Oh instant favorite!
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02/14/2008 11:33:21 AM
Spectacular image with excellent colors.
I have to learn about HDR now!
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02/11/2008 05:05:58 PM
wow this is stunning! the tonal range is so nice here! 10-20 sigma is a sick lens.... thats one i want to get for sure!
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02/10/2008 06:28:41 PM
Ok, with this you convinced me. I'm gone learn HDR.
Great image in many ways.
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02/10/2008 04:49:24 PM
amazing congrats
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02/09/2008 08:35:59 PM
A beautiful shot/Congratulations
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02/09/2008 10:46:35 AM
Beautiful shot, Neil. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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02/09/2008 06:46:33 AM
Gorgeous!
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02/09/2008 12:24:41 AM
Wow... absolutely amazing shot... this should be put in a frame!!
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02/08/2008 05:21:23 PM
Neil, this is a great example of HDR! Congratulations.
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02/08/2008 04:56:36 PM
Nice shot Neil and congrats!
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02/08/2008 10:57:33 AM
Congrats Neil - this is stunning and a great example of HDR done right. How many shots did you bracket and what exposure?
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02/08/2008 10:13:11 AM
Neil, congrats on an amazing shot and capture. Perfect example of an HDR. Congrats on the Ribb.
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02/08/2008 09:28:00 AM
Wow! amazing photo, very beautiful. congrts on your ribbon.
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02/08/2008 09:16:00 AM
Hey! Congrats on the ribbon! Nice job on the editing, too. ;-)
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02/08/2008 08:58:09 AM
This is one of those rare instances where I LIKE the effects of tone mapping. It was done very nicely here, and not to such an extreme like so many other shots nowadays. This was a 10 from me. Congrats, Neil!
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02/08/2008 08:01:42 AM
Woo hoo, Neil! Congrats on your much deserved ribbon!
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02/08/2008 07:49:15 AM
Neil, looks like you won the battle of Castlehill Light! Congrats on the ribbon! Where we gonna shoot next?
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02/08/2008 05:26:57 AM
WTG, Neil. Gorgeous shot. Congrats on the ribbon.
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02/08/2008 03:16:35 AM
Very nice seascape and a good use of HDR. Congrats.Paolo.
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02/08/2008 12:23:00 AM
Congrats on your ribbon. Very well done. Hard to believe two photos of the same lighthouse ended up in the top ten!
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02/08/2008 12:08:11 AM
Congrats on another ribbon for your collection!
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02/08/2008 12:02:40 AM
Congrats, Neil! Now of course, I'm so wishing I'd been able to join you guys. :(
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02/08/2008 12:02:20 AM
YAHOOOOOOO!

Congrats, Neil! Guess you got the processing right, eh? ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2008 10:01:59 PM
This is pure perfection
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02/07/2008 06:37:29 PM
I saw the similarity between this and another shot in the challenge. I'm leaning towards liking this one a bit more. I certainly like the sky better here, and the composition. Sharpening is slightly less agressive here, looks great. The tonemapping looks good on both. I like the mood in this one. Wouldn't have minded just a sliver of more brightness ala the glow on the rocks like in the other shot, but just a pinch really. *bump*
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02/07/2008 01:24:22 PM
Wow both of the photos of this light house are Excellent! Is one of these Bear_Music 9
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02/05/2008 07:22:55 PM
Looks familiar!
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02/04/2008 01:27:47 PM
I like this one more than the other one. 10
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02/02/2008 04:52:49 PM
Awesome job, really great colors and lighting, a very nice shot, 9
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02/02/2008 06:40:03 AM
A popular place this challenge. I gave the other one a 9 but this one is much better.10
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02/02/2008 01:28:03 AM
Beautiful image Neil. I like the light within the water. Terrific exposure.
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02/01/2008 05:08:49 PM
Very cool scene. I love the colours.
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02/01/2008 03:40:59 PM
Great job on the HDR with a perfect touch. The textures are lovely, as is the scene but what really makes this stand out for me is the red light inside the lighthouse and the light it makes on the rocks.
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02/01/2008 09:52:14 AM
Neil, your photo was the first that came up when I went to look at FS shots. I'm sure it is scoring well for you - love the details you pulled out of the rocks. Almost looks HDR but not overprocessed. Can't wait to see who wins the Critical Mass head-to-head lighthouse competition :-)
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02/01/2008 02:23:00 AM
beautiful colors 7
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