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Arctic Eternity
Arctic Eternity
Ken


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Challenge: Harsh Environments II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: Michigan City, IN
Date: Mar 13, 2008
Aperture: F/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.3
Galleries: Sky, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Mar 16, 2008

I shot this with a polarizer on because I like the deep green color in the water, but think it would have looked better without it. This was a rare day because there were no ripples in the water due to the "icebergs".

Convert from raw
Nik Efex Tonal Contrast
Nik Efex Remove Color Cast
Nik Efex Contrast Color Range
Clone out a dead bird and some tiny towers on land
Lots of spot editing for color/contrast
hue/saturation
levels
rotate
resize/sharpen
save for web

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 129
Avg (all users): 7.0108
Avg (commenters): 7.8182
Avg (participants): 6.6863
Avg (non-participants): 7.1333
Views since voting: 3383
Views during voting: 370
Votes: 186
Comments: 21
Favorites: 6 (view)


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06/09/2008 11:18:34 PM
I didn't comment on this when I voted (gave it a 10). But I just traded in my Sigma 8mm circular fisheye lens for a Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 and am really looking forward to capturing similar images for future challenges. BTW, your Arctic Eternity is simply amazing.
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03/28/2008 10:47:32 AM
Congratulations, Ken! A real beauty.
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03/25/2008 10:27:11 PM
This is cool. You've managed to make Indiana look so National Geographic :) I love the little bergs and the light shining on the water. Congrats on 4th place!
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03/24/2008 05:01:38 PM
Originally posted by VillagesKahuna:

Where were you when you took this? While I spend most of the year in central Florida, I have a home in Berrien County, MI. I've take a lot of pictures in both Michigan City as well as of the St. Joe lighthouse. I might have guessed you were standing on the MC lighthouse walkway, looking towards Chicago in the late afternoon. But the land on the far left horizon suggests it was someplace else. I don't think I've ever seen Lake Michigan colored as it was the day you took the picture. Nice work.


You are correct - it was taken from the walkway looking just a bit South of Chicago. It's hard to see but the land on the left is mostly dunes.
03/24/2008 02:55:41 PM
Where were you when you took this? While I spend most of the year in central Florida, I have a home in Berrien County, MI. I've take a lot of pictures in both Michigan City as well as of the St. Joe lighthouse. I might have guessed you were standing on the MC lighthouse walkway, looking towards Chicago in the late afternoon. But the land on the far left horizon suggests it was someplace else. I don't think I've ever seen Lake Michigan colored as it was the day you took the picture. Nice work.

Message edited by author 2008-03-24 14:56:48.
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03/24/2008 10:00:50 AM
Awesome AWESOME job, Ken!! CONGRATULATIONS on 4th place!

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03/24/2008 09:28:43 AM
Great perspective and stunning in every way. Congrats on this beauty, Ken.
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03/24/2008 08:20:16 AM
So close! Great shot.
Go Trigger Happy! :-)
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03/24/2008 06:43:06 AM
Nice job - bet that was a rocky week of voting if i remember what you had midweek etc. And yes - slightly parched ;)
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03/24/2008 01:45:31 AM
Excellent, Ken! Loved this photo during voting, though I had no clue it was yours. SO close to a ribbon!! Great finish, nonetheless. Congratulations.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/22/2008 11:59:51 AM
a nice wide angle shot with great scolors in the sky. the water looks cold!
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03/22/2008 11:17:24 AM
Beautiful. And the photo goes on forever (well to the horizon). In my opinion this should ribbon.
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03/21/2008 06:11:26 PM
I like this wide angle shot. If I have to guess, I will guess it's sunrise. This one should score well, good luck.
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03/21/2008 01:03:44 AM
Perhaps a bit more contrast? no other criticism or suggestion for this great image.
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03/20/2008 03:41:36 PM
You nailed this shot, not much to say in the way of improvement. Well done.
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03/20/2008 01:43:47 PM
Harsh, but lovley. Had your parka on though, right?
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03/19/2008 10:48:17 PM
Great perspective! Love the touch of red and yellow.
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03/19/2008 04:31:08 PM
This is pretty! Certainly gets across "harsh" if thought about, but in reality...it has a "serene look" to it. Great editing and great shot!
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03/18/2008 09:28:00 PM
Beautiful, serene and harsh
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03/17/2008 11:00:08 PM
Great image, nice colors and focus, 8.
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03/17/2008 05:53:47 PM
good colors and lighting, seems a bit dark in the center
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