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Evening Calm
Evening Calm

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Challenge: Landscape VI (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II LD for Canon
Location: Evanston Lighthouse Beach
Date: May 8, 2012
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30
Date Uploaded: May 8, 2012

I suspect this will get killed by the landscape heavy hitters. I have photographed this place before. The sky could have cooperated a bit better, but most of the week has been flat and gray.

[May. 10th, 2012 03:53:58 PM]

This is performing much better than I anticipated. The first morning it was a 6.0 and took an uncharacteristic climb from there.

Votes: 84
Views: 158
Avg Vote: 6.5357
Comments: 9

Place: 10 out of 134
Avg (all users): 6.6477
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 6.6029
Avg (non-participants): 6.6759
Views since voting: 1093
Views during voting: 326
Votes: 176
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/17/2012 12:57:49 PM
Congrats on the top ten.
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05/16/2012 12:39:44 PM
Love it
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05/16/2012 10:35:17 AM
Your suspicions were unfounded.
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05/16/2012 05:42:16 AM
Congrats on your top 10 finish!
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05/16/2012 12:47:30 AM
Congrats on the top ten!
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05/16/2012 12:06:48 AM
Beautiful depth, the thin blue line makes it for me, dividing clouds and pebbles.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/14/2012 03:36:17 PM
They said "LAND" scape, not 'sea' scape. DNMC!!!!

joking, this is a nice pic, only real detracting point in my opinion is the depth between left/right side of log for the water. As such, there is a lot of clutter just beneath the surface on the right that is not as noticable on the left given the extension of the beach.
Still a 6/10 though, very serene!
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05/12/2012 10:27:41 PM
Reminds me of the Salton Sea in California. Gorgeous, delicate sky; love the hard line of the horizon.
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05/11/2012 12:05:53 AM
This place looks familiar. The stillness gets through to me.
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05/10/2012 01:01:10 PM
Oh what a nice scene. Excellent use of leading lines.
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05/10/2012 11:53:57 AM
nice shot - good exposure and Dof
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05/10/2012 09:39:47 AM
I like these kind of shots. Lighting is good. I really like how the textures are so coarse in the foreground and smooth and soft towards the background. It really leads you through the picture.
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05/10/2012 09:34:24 AM
Quiet and soothing. I like the leading line of the dilapidated pier's pylons.
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05/10/2012 08:15:53 AM
A study in thirds. Beautiful, maybe not a landscape as such but still beautiful
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05/09/2012 06:03:34 PM
More of a seascape than a landscape but who's complaining :) There is a little bit of land in it. great compo and light.
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05/09/2012 03:56:38 PM
Very nice. Love the horizon line on the upper rule of thirds area. Harmoniously composed! The old pier posts provide exquisite leading lines, which take the viewer out to the tranquil sea. Exceptionally pleasant grain in the old wood, sand and pebbles. Perfectly level horizon. The sky and clouds are okay. I think the overall image needs one more element of interest. The leading lines of the old pier take the viewer out there and I find myself searching for "something".... a boat, an island, a light, a thunderstorm, a city skyline, etc. Technically, this is great, with clarity and excellent sharpness in the details. No detail lost in the shadows, nor the highlights. That said, it might be a bit subdued with regards to light. Yes, it's dusk (or dawn) twilight.... but, some dynamic light might have created shadows and highlights to naturally punch up the energy. For visual appeal, I have found my most successful landscape images to have a balance of red, green and blue colors. I mean the scene is what it is. But a green boat and some additional red tones in the sky would have balanced the dominant blue sea. I like your title. This is a very eye-pleasing image to view.
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05/09/2012 03:24:04 PM
I cropped this on my screen with a piece of paper and like it better without the foreground. I think the horizon should be the subject with just the old pier pilings leading to it. Still a nice photo.
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05/09/2012 04:39:53 AM
Great colors and scene my Top for this challenge, even if it is a seascape ;)
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