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scooter88


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Challenge: Silhouette At Night (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Date: Jun 3, 2011
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 5000
Shutter: 30
Date Uploaded: Jun 5, 2011

This was one of those nights, WOW, the Africa sky was beautiful. We are coming to the end of the rainy season on the coast in Tanzania so the skies are completely free of dust. The family went camping for the weekend and there was no moon. As evening turned to night the clouds disappeared and the milky way was phenomenal. So often I am in the right spot at the wrong time for a specific challenge. This worked out great. It was one of those moments where you feel so small and insignificant against the backdrop of the universe and God's beautiful creation.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 54
Avg (all users): 7.5197
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 7.2000
Avg (non-participants): 7.5984
Views since voting: 5016
Views during voting: 369
Votes: 152
Comments: 51
Favorites: 17 (view)


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09/25/2013 07:28:44 AM
Absolutely superb
01/09/2013 07:46:40 PM
Is infinity really an imaginary number? Then this image takes my imagination there and back again. Well, hopefully, I'll get lost on some grand adventure along the way. Still love this one!!!
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06/22/2011 11:13:18 AM
You create the feeling in me of actually being there, seeing the stars in person.. This is stunning!
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06/21/2011 11:14:17 AM
Wow and you managed this at F/4 !
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06/20/2011 05:39:43 AM
Wow is right! What an awesome image!! Congratulations on your ribbon!
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06/20/2011 12:07:37 AM
this is the first time i have so completely regretted not voting.
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06/19/2011 07:56:10 PM
!!!
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06/19/2011 05:23:13 PM
Wow is right. Awesome shot. I'm really happy you got a ribbon on this. Well deserved.
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06/19/2011 12:50:53 PM
Nice work. Sights like this are really awesome in person. Very impressive here also. Congrats on the red!
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06/19/2011 11:55:52 AM
Starry, starry night... Wonderful image, Scott. Congrats on your ribbon.
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06/18/2011 08:37:11 PM
This image reminds me of John Lanoue's work who used to be here on DPC. I still miss that guy's work! A celestial cornucopia that makes one wonder what is far beyond all those distant stars. Congrats on your ribbon!

Message edited by author 2011-06-19 11:06:52.
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06/18/2011 02:16:30 PM
Originally posted by kenskid:

LOL....Looks like I was duped by the blue winner !

Originally posted by kenskid:

Well ...went through 5 shots and this is the best so far ! I hope I'm not being duped by a cut out figure pasted on a computer screen !


Dishonesty isn't scooter88's style. But if that were to change, I've heard all you need to do to sleep well at night is to leave a tiny sign in the photo but be sure to make it so that it's 99% black with a font size of .01 microns.

Message edited by author 2011-06-18 14:17:13.
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06/18/2011 03:44:49 AM
Fantastic shot, I absolutely love it.
Shoot the person who gave you a vote of 3, they just dont appreciate the wonder that it space!
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06/18/2011 01:23:34 AM
LOL....Looks like I was duped by the blue winner !

Originally posted by kenskid:

Well ...went through 5 shots and this is the best so far ! I hope I'm not being duped by a cut out figure pasted on a computer screen !
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06/18/2011 01:21:49 AM
This was my pick for blue. I can't believe that you live in a place where a 30 sec exposure can show all those stars!
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06/17/2011 10:30:37 PM
Fabulous! Congrats on the moment... and on the capture.

Oh yeah... and the ribbon! :)
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06/17/2011 08:12:59 PM
Beautiful! Great capture!
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06/17/2011 03:45:27 PM
wow, a red ribbon and you didn't even have to take your hands out of your pockets....

a 6 from me, amazing shot.
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06/17/2011 11:36:28 AM
I remember seeing those skies when on a safari in the Serengeti. Thanks for bringing back those wonderful memories. It's so difficult to see those kinds of skies these days with all the light pollution.
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06/17/2011 11:14:24 AM
Originally posted by LevT:

this should have won the blue. Wow indeed.


Agreed.
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06/17/2011 10:47:23 AM
I was perplexed by the detail in the photo wiht shutter of only 30 seconds and f/4 aperture....then I noticed it....ISO 5000. Very nice shot.
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06/17/2011 09:38:44 AM
Wow! Congrats!
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06/17/2011 08:36:19 AM
Gorgeous! Congrats on a great ribbon (and I bet the trip wasn't too bad either)!
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06/17/2011 08:34:33 AM
Amazing astral shot, huge congrats on the red!
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06/17/2011 08:29:03 AM
Totally stunning should have scored higher
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06/17/2011 06:40:49 AM
Spectacular image. This was my only 10 in the challenge and I'm glad it did so well.
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06/17/2011 06:37:03 AM
Agree ,Congrats on the ribbon.
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06/17/2011 03:47:58 AM
this should have won the blue. Wow indeed.
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06/17/2011 01:58:50 AM
Congrats on the right time/right place combo. And the ribbon!
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06/17/2011 12:50:34 AM
Beautiful image Scott. Congrats on your ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/16/2011 11:27:37 PM
Yes, it is WOW! I wonder how long he had to stand still.
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06/16/2011 09:44:31 PM
Exactly! wonderful work. Should finish pretty high.
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06/16/2011 09:40:33 PM
Fantastic shot! I hope you finish on top and can say 'WOW' with your score.
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06/16/2011 07:38:28 PM
10 from me. This brings back so many wonderful, wondrous memories.
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06/16/2011 11:34:31 AM
Stunning!!!
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06/16/2011 10:54:38 AM
YUP!!!!! WOW Wee...!!!!!!!!!
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06/15/2011 04:26:35 PM
really wow.. cant vote but i would give u 9
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06/15/2011 03:26:09 PM
Very nice, love this
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06/15/2011 08:04:52 AM
Wow what a night shot, well done. 9
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06/13/2011 09:22:50 PM
I'm very curious to know how you did such a long exposure without you moving and creating a motion blur!
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06/13/2011 12:19:11 PM
how did you get that person to stand so still for such a long exposure?
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06/12/2011 03:40:34 PM
utterley breathtaking...100/10
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06/12/2011 03:05:37 PM
Really? Somebody asked for Validation for this? How crazy...somebody needs to get a handle. Awesome...it's been a long time since I've seen truely dark skies...thanks. 'WOW! is right...10
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06/11/2011 07:01:25 PM
The sky certainly looks gorgeous in this image. I feel like your subject could be sharper, but if you had a long exposure, I can see how this would be hard, especially with a person just 'standing' there waiting for the time to pass.
I think having 2 people gazing at the sky, maybe holding hands, or interacting in some way, would've helped you.
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06/10/2011 09:58:09 PM
Well ...went through 5 shots and this is the best so far ! I hope I'm not being duped by a cut out figure pasted on a computer screen !
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06/10/2011 09:44:55 PM
As beautiful as the night sky is, I wish the title would have let me come to that conclusion on my own : )
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06/10/2011 02:11:40 PM
Double wow!
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06/10/2011 11:41:50 AM
This is really super. Wow! indeed.
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06/10/2011 09:54:10 AM
Indeed!
And also wow! for the model's ability to stay motionless for a long time
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06/10/2011 02:47:52 AM
great shot of the sky. Wish there was a bit more context of the male standing there, -- his feet on a hill, or next to a telescope, anything.
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06/10/2011 01:19:53 AM
Wow is right
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