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Ken


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2008-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: St. Joseph, MI
Date: Feb 24, 2008
Aperture: F/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: various
Galleries: Water, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Feb 29, 2008

HDR from 7 exposures
manual align in Artizen
tonemap
levels
Nik Efex Glamour Glow
Nik Efex Midnight Filter
lots of spot editing for color
clone out barrel in water, other minor imperfections
blur reflections after coloring/darkening
resize
sharpen
save for web

Post Challenge: WOW! I was hoping for a decent score and end up with a ribbon and PB. Thanks for votes and comments.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 458
Avg (all users): 7.0287
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 6.9386
Avg (non-participants): 7.2000
Views since voting: 9053
Views during voting: 311
Votes: 174
Comments: 47
Favorites: 43 (view)


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10/04/2010 12:26:38 AM
This is awesome. Great job. You have another fav.
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03/12/2010 11:06:18 AM
this is without a doubt one of my very favorite pictures...I think it was close to my first favorite on this site...this is taken in the town that I was born in and raised until I was in my early 20's so I have many, many memories of this place...
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12/31/2008 09:12:41 PM
Wowowowoie!!!!!!!
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10/12/2008 11:55:28 PM
Wow - this is so gorgeous!!
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09/22/2008 07:58:29 AM
Absolutely Gorgeous!!!!
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08/24/2008 12:26:48 PM
This is really very pretty, it's quite relaxing to look at.
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06/06/2008 12:00:27 PM
Wonderful ethereal effect.

Very calming and gentle.
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03/12/2008 11:01:17 PM
Ken, this is really beautiful! Next time I'm in Indiana we have to have a GTG there! Congratulations!
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03/12/2008 03:30:44 AM
My word - what a lovely shot! It manages to look extremely cold with the blue bits, but warm and cosy with the sunrise, especially on the water, and I think the glow or softening filtering adds to the warm feel. I suspect I would have warmed the blue, so it all looked warm, but that would have spoiled it, probably. Well deserved ribbon!
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03/10/2008 03:52:45 AM
Brilliant !!! love it, congrats on the ribbon.
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03/09/2008 10:59:10 PM
This is just a perfect HDR! wonderful colors and exposure. Congrats on the red!!
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03/09/2008 08:25:16 PM
This is so pretty - the reflections look like a pastel painting. Congrats on the RED!
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03/09/2008 06:14:49 PM
Nice view of the St. Joe lighthouse.

Great colors.

Congrats.
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03/09/2008 04:47:46 AM
Congrats on the red. The colors are simply stunning.
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03/09/2008 01:45:21 AM
A beautiful image Congratulations on your Ribbon
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03/08/2008 09:53:51 PM
What a dreamy place!!!! Awesome, awesome capture........
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03/08/2008 09:19:00 PM
wonderful colors and congrats on the ribbon
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03/08/2008 08:11:19 PM
A thing of beauty! Love the pastel look to it.
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03/08/2008 07:54:06 PM
stunning picture,a very soft and gentle feeling to0 this well done/congratulations
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03/08/2008 05:03:48 PM
Beautiful work, congratulations
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03/08/2008 04:27:37 PM
congratulations ken on a stunning and very very beautiful photograph/process and a wonderful score in a free study ..
another 7 and a PB .. BRILLIANT .. :)
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03/08/2008 12:05:06 PM
This was my only 10 in the entire group. This is just beautiful. I knew it would be at the top when I opened up the results. It was the very first shot that I voted on and nothing could compare after seeing this. WOW
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03/08/2008 11:51:47 AM
congrats. amazing PS work.
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03/08/2008 09:50:39 AM
The colors in this a absolutely amamzing! Really beautiful. Congrats on your PB!
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03/08/2008 09:43:35 AM
Yipee! Congratulations, Ken, this is so well deserved!!! As I keep saying, I love all of your lighthouse shots because each is so beautiful and unique. This one is fantastic; amazing color range, looks so soft yet is sharp as a tack, wonderful composition...thanks for treating us to such a lovely sight!
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03/08/2008 09:21:46 AM
Very happy for you on this one. I knew it was beautiful and you doubted it :oP I say it a lot but you truly are great at having a vision for an image and not stoping until it is perfect. Congratulations on your red and new pb! Wishing you many more in the future.
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03/08/2008 09:14:56 AM
This is absolutely gorgeous! Congrats!
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03/08/2008 09:07:49 AM
Another stunner from you, Ken. I have to keep looking at it, it's so gorgeous. Congratulations on your ribbon.
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03/08/2008 08:02:07 AM
Ken this is simply gorgeous. Big congrats on your Red and New PB!

Message edited by author 2008-03-08 21:23:53.
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03/08/2008 06:22:15 AM
Good work, well deserved. This emits a certain calmness. It's relaxing. I need more of these pics.
Congrats!
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03/08/2008 05:08:05 AM
Wow! got the right theme for HDR! Congrats on the RR
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03/08/2008 02:46:25 AM
All Right! Congrats on your ribbon in this Free Study. Awesome use of HDR and stunning image.
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03/08/2008 02:36:57 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. Well deserved
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03/08/2008 02:19:18 AM
Far, far OUT, Ken!! I just got home and see you have a RED! Congratulations - very cool!! And very well deserved, too. This image is stunningly beautiful. I bet you're buzzing right now - awesome.

Alicia
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03/08/2008 02:08:41 AM
Ohmygoodness, Ken! All your pier and lighthouse photos are spectacular, but you totally outdid yourself on this one. I'm still gasping in disbelief at how beautiful this is!

MEGA CONGRATULATIONS!

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03/08/2008 01:37:19 AM
Congrats on the Red. It's a lovely shot for sure. Well done on your PB too.
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03/08/2008 12:33:58 AM
Congrats on your PB and ribbon in a HUGE challenge Ken!
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03/08/2008 12:03:03 AM
All right, Ken! Congratulations. Beautiful photo and a well-deserved ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2008 09:21:33 PM
Fabulous. The PP is perfect. One of only three 10s for me this time.
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03/07/2008 06:36:26 PM
Gorgeous!
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03/06/2008 10:42:04 PM
love the pastel colors
8
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03/06/2008 12:09:48 PM
Great pastels colors. I'm not usually a big fan of overall blur effect, but it does work here. The thing that look a bit strange is the white stuff on the pier. I guess it may be a wave coming from the other side? but then it is kind frozen at a strange moment?
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03/06/2008 11:06:53 AM
Beautiful!
This is not blurry, this is soft, and I love it.
10
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03/06/2008 08:38:56 AM
Lovely colors and soft texture, tho I must say it feels like I've seen this pier quite a few times before shot from basically the same angle. But this is still the best of the bunch that I can recall.
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03/02/2008 11:34:20 PM
lovely light...not really a fan of a central horizon...rule of thirds works better...nice though 7
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03/02/2008 02:24:40 AM
beautiful 10
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03/01/2008 12:16:08 AM
Gorgeous. gorgeous, gorgeous. That is all I can say about the incredibel image. WOW. 10
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