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13 Minutes of Stardom
13 Minutes of Stardom
bspurgeon


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Night Shot V (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
Location: Corona Del Mar, Southern California.
Date: Mar 15, 2010
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 707sec
Galleries: Black and White, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Mar 16, 2010

Taken at the same location as these:
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@Deb: Yes, West facing beach, the sun sets over the middle rock. The lights over the jetty are from Huntington and Long Beach. Glow from the right is Newport Beach.

This was meant to be an 18.5 minute exposure, a fishing boat was getting to close to the left frame, so I closed the shutter rather than have the boat trail in to frame. It was cold and I was ready to go home!

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 165
Avg (all users): 6.9498
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.7703
Avg (non-participants): 7.0216
Views since voting: 3278
Views during voting: 476
Votes: 259
Comments: 36
Favorites: 8 (view)


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03/27/2010 08:52:03 AM
Love this!!
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03/24/2010 03:30:42 PM
I really like how the long exposure makes it seem as though the stars are raining down, it's a very beautiful shot. Congrats on 4th, definitely worthy of a top rank!
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03/24/2010 11:00:25 AM
Congrats, Ben! This is lovely!
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03/24/2010 10:04:24 AM
Congratulations on your HM for this great star trail image!
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03/24/2010 09:45:18 AM
Congratulations on the HM. Still my favorite of the challenge. (Excluding mine of course. ;)
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03/24/2010 08:38:50 AM
This was my number one pick of the challenge. Something about just appealed to me more than any other photograph.
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03/24/2010 08:20:04 AM
The mixture of a beautiful image and perfect title makes for one stellar entry. Congrats.
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03/24/2010 04:34:22 AM
Sweet! Congrats on 4th, Ben!
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03/24/2010 04:19:02 AM
This got my top vote. Congrats on the great finish in a seriously competitive challenge!
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03/24/2010 03:59:54 AM
Great capture! Really! Congratulations!
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03/24/2010 01:25:25 AM
Thanks for the extra info. I've never managed star trails - may have to try it one of these nights!
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03/24/2010 12:43:48 AM
Congrats on the HM Ben! This really is a great image and really stood out as being unique too.
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03/24/2010 12:18:09 AM
Incredible image Ben. Congrats on the HM.
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03/24/2010 12:12:15 AM
Gorgeous spot with what looks to be little man-made light to cause issues. I wanted to shoot here, but there are just too darn many lights in town. I'll have to look outside of town up the coast a bit. Is that the city in the distance?
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03/24/2010 12:06:55 AM
Congratulations, Ben. Hey, that middle rock almost looks as if it could be a sleeping beast with its claws protruding into the water.
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03/24/2010 12:03:56 AM
I liked how the strips of water made this look almost like a pool. The falling stars are cool too. Congrats on the HM!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/23/2010 03:34:23 PM
Good astro shot. The what appear to be wide lines in the water are a bit of a distraction to me. That may be intended as it looks like a regular pattern but I am not sure and it is left as a distracting element.
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03/23/2010 05:49:42 AM
nice work
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03/22/2010 02:39:21 PM
Nice shot!
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03/22/2010 09:01:24 AM
This shot really appeals to me. The conversion works.
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03/21/2010 11:48:02 PM
Excellent!
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03/20/2010 12:42:56 PM
my absolute favorite of the challenge; very well shot and a unique take on the category
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03/20/2010 10:35:34 AM
I believe you have the blue ribbon. Lovely PP. 10
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03/18/2010 10:18:58 PM
Night balance of things in focus and thing streaked, almost calming to look at this photo.
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03/18/2010 08:44:08 PM
I love star trails & this is a great capture of them - well done.
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03/18/2010 11:54:50 AM
I think this is my favorite of the challenge. The only problem I have with it is that there appears a lot of noise in the sky. Either way, nice photo!
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03/18/2010 09:17:43 AM
THats stunning, probably a ribbon, I'd say.
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03/18/2010 08:56:09 AM
Love this. Nice job.
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03/18/2010 07:11:32 AM
Good job on the long exposure. The B&W is nice.
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03/17/2010 10:58:59 PM
awesome
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03/17/2010 08:41:05 PM
Wonderful capture! Brilliant Title!
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03/17/2010 07:22:31 PM
10 from me. This is gorgeous. I think if had rotated to the left a little for a more interesting composition. But its not like its easy to see what you are doing in the dark :-P. You managed amazing clarity and focus.
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03/17/2010 06:45:13 PM
Very cool!
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03/17/2010 05:34:42 PM
Sweet. Best so far.
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03/17/2010 01:04:37 PM
I like this photo. I would like to see a blue cast to the monochrome treatment and perhaps let it go a bit darker. Nice work.
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03/17/2010 12:40:41 AM
Brilliant star trail shot.

Raj
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