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Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple
1st PlaceSmoke on the Water by Deep Purple
darnok


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Rock Song Titles (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Slangkop Lighthouse, South Africa
Date: Mar 25, 2009
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 20 seconds
Galleries: Water, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Mar 29, 2009

Slangkop Lighthouse, Kommetjie, Western Cape, South Africa.

Taken at the 22mm end of the lens. Used a 3-stop graduated neutral density filter to hold back exposure in the sky and a 2-stop neutral density filter to increase exposure time.

Converted from RAW in Lightroom. Photoshop: Noise reduction. Cloned out a small ridge left of the lighthouse. Used a masked curves layer to increase contrast. Performed "Marc Adamus Sharpening". Save for web.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 175
Avg (all users): 7.3926
Avg (commenters): 8.3500
Avg (participants): 7.2500
Avg (non-participants): 7.5301
Views since voting: 6948
Views during voting: 360
Votes: 163
Comments: 46
Favorites: 25 (view)


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04/08/2009 09:12:07 PM
huge congrats on the blue from one of your 25 9's
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04/07/2009 02:26:38 AM
This is a very beautiful image, and works so well for that title. Congratulations on the win.
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04/06/2009 08:01:58 PM
Congrats on the blue!!
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04/06/2009 02:29:28 PM
I agree! Very beautiful pic! ...How do I vote for it?
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04/06/2009 07:31:10 AM
Two ribbons in a row! You really are cleaning up with these Cape landscapes. Well done - really awesome work.
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04/06/2009 07:28:04 AM
Gorgeous! Congratulations!
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04/06/2009 04:40:33 AM
Baie geluk met n' pragtige wen foto.
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04/06/2009 03:18:35 AM
Beautiful shot!!! Congrats on the blue!
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04/06/2009 02:32:34 AM
Congrats on the blue!! well deserved
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04/06/2009 02:02:52 AM
Congratulations great picture for great song
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04/06/2009 01:52:49 AM
What a march your having, great shot ..... Congrats on the win
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04/06/2009 01:28:15 AM
Wonderful image. Huge congrats on your blue.
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04/06/2009 01:04:58 AM
You are on a real roll...congrats a great image
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04/06/2009 12:47:53 AM
Stunning photo, congrats on your blue ribbon.
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04/06/2009 12:45:59 AM
Pragtig! Love the Western Cape and the picture too! Baie geluk.
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04/06/2009 12:39:44 AM
Well photographed, and presentation the song.Congratulations
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04/06/2009 12:29:49 AM
I was one of your 7's, super landscape, congrats.
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04/06/2009 12:28:44 AM
I knew this would do well because it's an awesome shot. Congratulations on a well deserved win!
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04/06/2009 12:20:28 AM
Congrats 1st place!
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04/06/2009 12:17:55 AM
I was going to do this same song. :P but your photo looks alot better then my idea would have ever turned out! well done.
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04/06/2009 12:16:04 AM
Congratulations on the blue, very well done.
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04/06/2009 12:10:26 AM
Nice shot for a great song. Congrats on you Blue.
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04/06/2009 12:08:52 AM
Perfect! Congrats!
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04/06/2009 12:08:36 AM
Beautiful image
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04/06/2009 12:08:12 AM
Well done,wonderful image
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/05/2009 07:51:32 PM
This photo feels boring for one reason or another 7
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04/05/2009 12:52:25 PM
Very nice image, one of my top picks. Well done.
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04/05/2009 09:56:22 AM
Doesn't fit the title but who cares. 6
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04/02/2009 05:12:19 PM
My top score and pick for the ribbon. Amazing colors, excellent composition.
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04/01/2009 09:13:55 PM
Perfect, even the purple toning.
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04/01/2009 04:40:45 PM
I'm sure I saw this same lighthouse in another shot. This one is just as terrific as the other one. Great work.
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03/31/2009 07:47:06 PM
Lovely soft feel to this and great composition.
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03/31/2009 02:08:34 PM
Nice colors and composition.
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03/31/2009 12:08:45 PM
great shot - 9
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03/30/2009 11:38:29 PM
I do believe that this one will have a ribbon on it! Your texture and color are dead on! great title!
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03/30/2009 06:24:51 PM
There are two photos of this lighthouse in the challenge and I can't decide which one I like the best so I've rated both of you a 9. I really like the exposure on the water here. Gorgeous colours in the sky too.
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03/30/2009 05:05:39 PM
If there was some side action going, my money would be on this for the blue - and as much as I could lay my hands on too.
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03/30/2009 03:35:36 PM
Very soft and dreamy! Nice!
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03/30/2009 01:04:48 PM
In my top five. Good use of long exposure.
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03/30/2009 11:22:59 AM
like the purpley tones in the pic, too, to go with the mist. 8
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03/30/2009 09:59:48 AM
I don't give many 10s, but I just love this one. Just a wonderful shot... hope it wears a ribbon at the end of the week!
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03/30/2009 07:56:45 AM
Great shot.
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03/30/2009 06:26:30 AM
Brilliant and so far the only one to pick a rock classic!
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03/30/2009 01:39:51 AM
Beautiful
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03/30/2009 01:29:20 AM
stunning! 8
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03/30/2009 12:52:22 AM
Drop dead gorgeous. Perfect shot for the title. 10
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