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Red in the morning sailors take warning… So what does this mean?
Red in the morning sailors take warning… So what does this mean?

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Challenge: Sunrise/Sunset in Black and White (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Water
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Date: Mar 10, 2012
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1250
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2012

Wow! With only a few hours to go and I decided to have one last look at my entry and found I had entered the wrong image. I was mucking around with this shot I took on the same day, which I'm sure would probably ended up with a higher score:


The problem is the sun does not exist. I created the sun and its effects using dodge and burn. I know the rules clearly state that you cannot create elements that did not exist in the original shot and would have had to ask SC to DQ it if I hadn't found it.

So my entry is not particular good and doesn't clearly show the sunrise (was taken in the morning but the colours you would normally hope for were not there). So my title is trying to shoehorn the image to meet the challenge and I expect many will recognise this and punish accordingly. I made the effort to travel close to 100km with my only chance to catch a sunrise and was not going to skip the challenge because I didn't get what I really wanted. The composition is not great (the ship sailing out of the picture) but I do like the way the ship contrasts against the water and sky. I feel this will probably end up in the low 5's (if I'm lucky).

Place: 49 out of 85
Avg (all users): 5.4561
Avg (commenters): 6.2857
Avg (participants): 5.2750
Avg (non-participants): 5.5541
Views since voting: 204
Views during voting: 203
Votes: 114
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/22/2012 12:37:19 PM
I love the contrast of half light half dark (sunrise)
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03/20/2012 03:04:14 AM
"Black & White, quick, turn right! ...er, I mean starboard." ;-)
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03/19/2012 11:10:20 AM
Don't see the sunrise/sunset.. but I can see that it's on the left of the frame. Would have liked to had seen it included in the shot, rather than being implied.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/17/2012 08:23:21 AM
It means, since you're in B&W you don't need to worry ;) Nicely composed with good contrast with boat and water, though on my monitor the water is a bit dark.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/17/2012 12:25:41 AM
Red sun in morning, sailors take warning. Red sun at night, sailors delight. If black and white, sailors take flight!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/16/2012 11:24:35 AM
windy title aside, nice composition here.
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03/16/2012 08:38:20 AM
Black at night, sailors delight?
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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