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Once Upon a Sunset
Once Upon a Sunset
tinky2


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Challenge: Sunset or Sunrise (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Morro Bay, CA
Date: Dec 4, 2008
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Dec 5, 2008

Heron at sunset on Morro Bay State Park beach. Seems like this one is always here at sunset. I like simple and this is pretty simple.

Converted from raw. Opened in PSE, cloned out some birds and muck in water, levels, slight sat, NI, crop, resize, USM, save for web.


Statistics
Place: 4 out of 167
Avg (all users): 6.8944
Avg (commenters): 8.3571
Avg (participants): 6.9714
Avg (non-participants): 6.8352
Views since voting: 2735
Views during voting: 318
Votes: 161
Comments: 27
Favorites: 6 (view)


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12/16/2008 09:19:12 PM
Oh, this is really something! You have a real touch for wildlife/nature shots! Congrats on a new PB and 4th place!

Very nice work!

Message edited by author 2008-12-16 21:20:15.
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12/16/2008 11:45:33 AM
Beautifully simplistic. Congratulations on your 4th place HM!
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12/16/2008 04:49:22 AM
Congratz on your 4th place. I voted an 8
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12/15/2008 06:55:12 PM
Tough crowd if this is only a 6.9.
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12/15/2008 05:00:34 PM
This is really beautiful. Congrats on your HM.
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12/15/2008 01:45:41 PM
Wonderfully serene. A really beautiful image.
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12/15/2008 12:09:09 PM
Congrats on your HM! Very nicely caught.
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12/15/2008 11:10:01 AM
Congrats. Knew this would do well!
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12/15/2008 09:45:51 AM
Ohmygoodness, Dawn! This is absolutely breathtaking! I like simple too. The sunset on this minimalist effect is just amazing! Congratulations on 4th place!
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12/15/2008 02:27:49 AM
should've been blue
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12/15/2008 12:39:36 AM
Both pretty and simple! Congrats on the great finish.
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12/15/2008 12:07:13 AM
Congrtulations on your finish, very nicely done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/14/2008 10:58:15 AM
I love it..
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12/13/2008 04:19:16 PM
WOW, OMG love this picture, this is the best picture i have seen in this challenge, this has made my favorites, 10
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12/13/2008 02:56:38 AM
I love how serene things are. Totally deserted lake and the very calming lavender color of the sky make this a very relaxing image.
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12/12/2008 12:21:01 AM
Very elegant bird and reflection, with pleasing color transitions across water and sky. I think this could lose 10% from top and bottom and 15-20% from the right hand side and emerge with a stronger visual impact, but others may disagree.
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12/11/2008 06:19:31 AM
Beautiful! A 9 from me. I wonder how this would've looked if you cropped out the sky and the horizon completely and have just the silhouetted bird against the background of water. I think that would simplify the the composition even more and in simplicity there is beauty. Not that there's anything wrong with the composition as it is. It's wonderful.
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12/10/2008 05:51:09 PM
you have a good balance in water, land and sky...you heron seems to be in focus....good color
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12/09/2008 03:41:15 PM
Very calm, relaxing. I think the bird looks fantastic.
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12/09/2008 04:23:00 AM
Lovely and minimalistic yet powerful.
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12/08/2008 02:39:54 PM
Is this model from Craigslist too? Just awesome!!!!!!
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12/08/2008 12:58:16 PM
great composition, I like the colours.
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12/08/2008 12:13:11 PM
simple and serene
Hope this goes high for you 9
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12/08/2008 09:15:54 AM
Very simple and clean composition - great shot.
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12/08/2008 07:35:14 AM
This is a really nice tranquil shot. The minute I looked at this I knew it was one of those I would love to have taken myself!
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12/08/2008 05:40:10 AM
This is a very nice it is well composed and beautifully executed.
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12/08/2008 02:10:55 AM
Melting smooth softness. The heron is important to the shot too. Nicely done.
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