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Morning's First Light
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GIS_boy


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Light II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia
Date: May 2, 2009
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: May 2, 2009

I took this during a weekend away with family to Coffs Harbour, New South Wales. (Coordinates Lat 30į16'15.53"S, Long 153į08'37.52"E from Google Earth). I had visited the site a few years back and taken a previous DPC challenges entry that didnít do so well but thought it had great potential. I got up early (after a late night) and was lucky enough to capture this beautiful moment. I had to resist the urge to over-process the entry but Iím so glad I kept it natural.
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WOW! I don't seem to be able to remove the grin from my face. :)

Thank you to all that voted and for the fantastic comments, I greatly appreciate them all.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 156
Avg (all users): 7.4278
Avg (commenters): 8.7143
Avg (participants): 7.3276
Avg (non-participants): 7.4729
Views since voting: 6618
Views during voting: 332
Votes: 187
Comments: 31
Favorites: 15 (view)


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05/15/2009 07:10:21 PM
congrats, very nice
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05/15/2009 07:44:29 AM
What a gorgeous morning you had for this - well worth getting up early!! Congrats on the awesome score and the ribbon, and I have to bet this would look marvelous printed large and framed.
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05/14/2009 04:57:10 AM
Originally posted by Qiki:

Nice work Matt. You realise that all your highest scoring shots are sunrise/set or night shots? Can't take a decent shot during the day eh? :)

Qiki.


lol, family and work I guess but I do love dawn/dusk and night photography - something about being on my own and seeing moments a lot of people miss.

Although...

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But your right, not my best work by far.

Message edited by author 2009-05-14 04:58:36.
05/14/2009 04:40:06 AM
Nice work Matt. You realise that all your highest scoring shots are sunrise/set or night shots? Can't take a decent shot during the day eh? :)

Qiki.
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05/14/2009 03:27:13 AM
Originally posted by AmeedEl-Ghoul:

Congrats Matt :)
Keep that grin .. you deserve it :)
btw, what does GIS stands for? I hope it is not Global Infrastructure Services :)


Not quite, from Wikipedia..."A geographic information system (GIS), or geographical information system, captures, stores, analyzes, manages, and presents data that is linked to location." Basically working with geographically referenced databases - it's what I do to earn my keep. :)

You can find out more at Wiki; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GIS

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05/13/2009 10:09:07 PM
Love that orange/rusty look to this, different seascape then most I've seen lately, congratulations!
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05/13/2009 02:03:44 PM
Magnificent image, Matt. Can't stop looking at it. Congrats on your well deserved blue ribbon.
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05/13/2009 11:29:29 AM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon!!
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05/13/2009 10:50:00 AM
Congrats Matt :)
Keep that grin .. you deserve it :)
btw, what does GIS stands for? I hope it is not Global Infrastructure Services :)
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05/13/2009 09:05:49 AM
I wasn't wrong! Congratulations on your very well deserved Blue Ribbon! And thumbs down for whoever rated this amazing piece of art with a 1. Honest, I've been on DPC for over 2 years now, and I still don't understand some voters. They should go expose their enviousness somewhere else!
Keep up the good work!
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05/13/2009 02:44:27 AM
Excessive WOW factor! :) Congrats!
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05/13/2009 12:39:39 AM
Congrats Matt.....this is a perfect blue ribbon winner. It is gorgeous.
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05/13/2009 12:04:49 AM
What a score! Awesome shot Matt.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/12/2009 09:14:31 PM
Love the shot; feel like the border treatment is overused.
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05/12/2009 07:38:54 PM
Perfection.
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05/12/2009 12:06:30 PM
Absolutely gorgeous light. Excellent balance of exposure between the sky and sea. Was a graduated neutral density filter used or just some good Photoshop editing? :) The saturation level and colors are awesome! 8 from me.
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05/11/2009 11:35:00 PM
Great picture and very detailed. Lighting and color superb!
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05/11/2009 05:12:01 AM
a contender for sure...good luck in advance. Great colour and mood, atmosphere and drama 9
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05/10/2009 11:47:25 AM
Beautiful sunrise, excellent details and tone!! 10
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05/09/2009 05:17:24 PM
Nice Job!
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05/08/2009 08:54:58 AM
very nice
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05/08/2009 02:23:01 AM
Excellent capture!I pressume this is a top 3 entry.
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05/06/2009 09:15:55 PM
This is so good it's like being there. Well, well done.
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05/06/2009 04:58:25 PM
another terrific one of those - 8
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05/06/2009 03:21:43 PM
This is amazingly beautiful. Perfect.
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05/06/2009 01:33:48 PM
What can beat this? Let me tell you right now, you are the winner!
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05/06/2009 08:45:29 AM
Great Colors and landscape, well done!!
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05/06/2009 04:57:03 AM
Beautiful scenery.
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05/06/2009 02:18:09 AM
georgous picture. most probably HDR, is it?
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