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Challenge: Free Study 2008-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D40X
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Pigeon Point Lighthouse, CA (Sunset)
Date: Feb 25, 2008
Aperture: F/13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2 sec
Galleries: Sky, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Feb 27, 2008

A wonderful sunset at Pigeon Point Lighthouse. Didn't think I was going to get much of a shot due to some haze on the horizon and lack of clouds overhead. But, as chance (or luck) would have it, just 15-20 min before sunset the haze lifted and THERE WERE a few clouds.

I was trying for some longer exposures, this one was only 2 seconds, for the desired effect.

It might not do well but I love this image and I guess that's what matters!....right?

EDITING/PP? WHAT EDITING?!! This has been one of my least edited images. See steps below
#1 Add border
#2 USM
#3 Resize
#4 USM again
It is basically straight out of the camera.

Score prediction? Can I squeeze out a 6.0+? I'd like to think so!

Here are a few of my outtakes:

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Statistics
Place: 21 out of 458
Avg (all users): 6.6582
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.5182
Avg (non-participants): 6.9792
Views since voting: 1886
Views during voting: 236
Votes: 158
Comments: 8
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03/09/2008 11:29:21 PM
I think that if you would have edited this it would have been a top 10. Still good job though.
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03/08/2008 02:03:01 AM
Sweet dude. I hand you my hat. :)
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03/08/2008 01:42:33 AM
Beautiful - congrats on the personal best, an excellent finish in a free study, and I love that it's unedited - what a gorgeous moment in time to capture.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2008 04:34:52 PM
I almost want to say its too dark...but I still really really like it. It makes it feel like its a place with beautiful scenery, but also quite frightening. (8)
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03/07/2008 01:50:55 PM
Great composition, colour and setting. Needs more exposure in the blacks though as there is no details in them at all and the sea is underexposed.
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03/07/2008 08:17:50 AM
I still love to see beautiful sunsets and sunrises and this is one of them. The contrast is just right, my eyes went directly to the sky because of the dark almost silhouetted landscape.
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03/04/2008 02:44:16 PM
Intense. Really like reflected fire down below.
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03/01/2008 12:25:51 AM
Nicely done Brandon. I really like the shapes of the rocks and the colors on the water.
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