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Challenge: Framing (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Cannon Beach, OR: View from Lookout at Silverpoint
Date: Aug 31, 2004
Aperture: F8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Aug 30, 2004

Originally going enter this shot. But then this evening went and shot sunset at Silverpoint. Low and behold, bout 10 minutes into shooting sun breaks out on haystack, and basically the only shots I could get were framed, so it fits right in. I was pretty stoked to get this.

This is a view of God's Glory! This is his scene, his mighty, his beauty, I am just the messenger.

Editing: very slight rotate, crop, levels, curves, neat image, image size, sharpening (USM), dust and scratches, minor USM, border

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 305
Avg (all users): 7.1727
Avg (commenters): 8.4762
Avg (participants): 6.9060
Avg (non-participants): 7.3923
Views since voting: 13442
Views during voting: 540
Votes: 330
Comments: 98
Favorites: 119 (view)


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10/15/2006 08:50:20 AM
such an awesome shot.
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09/27/2005 07:07:55 PM
i'm at a loss of words-too beautiful!
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07/05/2005 04:09:03 PM
How can I describe my feelings towards this photograph? Bottom line it makes my eyes happy. I really like everything about it...

GREAT JOB!
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03/03/2005 04:15:17 AM
Love this shot, you really know the spots in that area. Good work
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11/20/2004 11:10:43 PM
God! What a beautiful shot.
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11/20/2004 08:37:31 PM
that is wonderfull work ...it should be on ur wall..realy great jobe congratulations
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09/22/2004 03:58:55 PM
Almost every time I visit DPC, I stop and view this shot, amazed at the soft color, the composition and beauty of this photo. Quintessential nature landscape photography!
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09/15/2004 12:34:35 PM
Sweet shot. Now I am definatly moving to Oregon.

Message edited by author 2004-09-15 12:35:44.
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09/13/2004 07:59:47 AM
gorgeous!!
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09/11/2004 08:38:45 PM
I was wondering that...I just replied to your thread. hehehee... small world!

Originally posted by ivash:

Another view of God's glory here. This one won the shutterbugz contest. Just realized today that's the same location - truly amazing.
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09/11/2004 08:38:05 PM
I just had to take another look at this beautiful photo.

<sigh> Lovely!
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09/11/2004 07:32:06 PM
Another view of God's glory here. This one won the shutterbugz contest. Just realized today that's the same location - truly amazing.
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09/10/2004 12:36:37 PM
Awesome dude.
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09/09/2004 01:03:35 PM
The lighting here is tangible - a worthy winner. One of very few shots I can think of on this site where the light has such a strong role to play. There's a shot of Sydney Bridge in my favourites that has a similarly impactful vibe.
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09/09/2004 01:19:23 AM
Way to go Thomas! Good to see when one of my favourites in the challenge wins :)
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09/08/2004 08:49:27 PM
Very effective photo and sentiments. Lovely composition. Congratulations!
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09/08/2004 08:13:44 PM
You certainly lived up to your manifesto! Congrats on a gorgeous scene rubbed to perfection!
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09/08/2004 08:09:48 PM
Stunning...one of the best shots I have ever seen on this or any other site! GREAT JOB!
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09/08/2004 07:54:22 PM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon, it's a beautiful photo that fits the theme very well!
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09/08/2004 05:56:50 PM
Great Job! Well deserved, Congratulations!
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09/08/2004 04:21:03 PM
Congratulations on this beautiful shot, and further congratulations on the recognition of God's glory...a difficult thing for many to recognize.

Message edited by author 2004-09-08 16:21:16.
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09/08/2004 11:26:54 AM
Thomas, congratulations! You are a genius! I also agree with your message about God's glory and you are definately a gifted messenger.
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09/08/2004 11:00:19 AM
This is a lovely photo to look at. Peaceful.

Congrats!
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09/08/2004 10:47:45 AM
7.173 isn't shabby either, hehe
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09/08/2004 10:05:22 AM
Ha! I knew it was you! Great job. Well deserved.
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09/08/2004 09:34:34 AM
Beautiful image... congrats on the blue ribbon!
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09/08/2004 09:21:56 AM
Congratulation , you deserve this ribbon .
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09/08/2004 08:40:44 AM
Great framing. I use this method quite a lot. Congrats on the ribbon.
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09/08/2004 08:34:34 AM
Congratulations! Can't wait to see what you come up with in the Masters Challenge :-)
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09/08/2004 07:27:44 AM
Congratulations! This is just an awesome shot. I love it!! A well deserved win!!
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09/08/2004 07:11:18 AM
Great picture, you deserve this ribbon 100%
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09/08/2004 05:01:58 AM
This is just beautiful Thomas, and your only 17 years old. Wow!
Congratulations You have a great eye for a photographer so young
Well deserved win!
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09/08/2004 04:22:26 AM
Breathtaking... That IS beautiful. I initailly thought it was New Zealand, then I read the other responses...

Congratulations...

Regards,

David.

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09/08/2004 04:02:36 AM
Congratulations on the blue, more then deserved, this one is breath taking.
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09/08/2004 03:11:51 AM
Congrats on the blue ! Well deserved, it was a favorite of this challenge. :)
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09/08/2004 02:30:22 AM
congrats
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09/08/2004 02:15:36 AM
I don't know how close Cannon Beach is to Gold Beach (I said Gold Coast earlier, I always mix that up).. but I knew it was *somewhere* in Oregon :) My favorite coastline!

Anyway, as I said, congratulations on the ribbon. It wasn't one of my favorite shots of the challenge, but it really is a beautiful photograph.

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09/08/2004 02:05:26 AM
Thank you everybody for you wonderful comments and votes (no ones!). Thank you God for creating such a beautiful view and letting me capture it at this moment. This is your glory, not mine.

It was pretty cool to arrive at this view point, hope for a sun break and get it within ten minutes, there it broke out! Then I had less then 10 minutes of vibrant sun on the rock, and as you can see, I made the best of it. I am just the messenger of this beautiful scene.

Here is the original.
09/08/2004 01:58:28 AM
This is a fantastic shot Thomas! I didn't get to vote in this challenge, but I certainly would have given this a 10. Congratulations on your second blue ribbon "Master" Robinson.

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09/08/2004 01:28:09 AM
wow! what a magical scene. The contrast between the aharp foreground silhouettes and the soft lit background makes this ethreal.
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09/08/2004 01:11:04 AM
Congrats on the well-deserved blue!
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09/08/2004 12:15:12 AM
WTG Zoom! EXCELLENT Job!
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09/08/2004 12:14:28 AM
Wow... I'm just awed by this photo. Congrats, hon...it's perfect! :o)
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09/08/2004 12:13:51 AM
Cannon Beach! That was it! It was on the tip of my tongue all week. I'm so glad to see this in first place. Congrats on becomming a Master.
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09/08/2004 12:12:03 AM
No competition for you on this shot. Great in all ways, a well deserved Blue.. Congratulations.. van
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09/08/2004 12:06:59 AM
Wonderful shot! Congrats.
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09/08/2004 12:05:24 AM
Congratulations on your blue with this great study. It has depth and beauty.
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09/08/2004 12:05:20 AM
Congrats on your second Blue Ribbon Thomas!

Absolutely stunning composition and was one of my favorites in this challenge. Well Done!

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09/08/2004 12:05:02 AM
Congratulations on a very well deserved win!
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09/08/2004 12:04:14 AM
very nicely done. Like this one alot. and much better then the other one you were going to enter. better nonintrusive frame
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09/08/2004 12:02:46 AM
Just an awesome shot!!! Congrats!
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09/08/2004 12:02:14 AM
glad to see the old 717 going to good use! congrats on the ribbon.

drake
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09/08/2004 12:01:43 AM
knew this was a winner when i saw it...congrats, Zoomers...an awesome pic!
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09/08/2004 12:00:48 AM
Congrats on another blue! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2004 10:29:15 PM
great light
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09/07/2004 09:46:50 PM
This is beautiful
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09/07/2004 04:57:41 PM
This is so beautiful. I hope people don't vote it down because they think it's not properly framed. I think it's a perfect example of framing!
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09/07/2004 08:52:47 AM
The best of the landscape photos. The fact that the trees are further away and still framed it is what makes it along with the great sunlighting. Super job.
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09/07/2004 01:19:53 AM
This is one of my highest votes - even though a) I don't think there's much of a frame and b) The border detracts. But the water, sky, rocks, and beach in wonderful lighting make up for the faults - and then some.
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09/06/2004 10:32:47 PM
great lighting
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09/06/2004 05:01:39 PM
I sure Hope you Ribbon, I voted two tens in this challenge and your one of them, good work!
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09/06/2004 02:06:12 AM
Although it isn't completely framed as in the sense of framing, but I still like this photo very much, and even half framing is framing enough for me :) (10).
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09/05/2004 10:23:00 PM
zoomy zoom zoom! Welcome to Canon Beach!
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09/05/2004 10:07:56 PM
Ohmygosh! Awesome photo! The framing is wonderful. The background is out of this world! Good luck on the challenge!

P.S. I have this one pegged for the BLUE!
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09/05/2004 01:30:26 AM
Beautiful! Taken at the right time...
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09/05/2004 12:57:35 AM
Absolutely gorgeous. This is the sort of photo I've tried so hard to take along the coast, and I've just never managed. Beautiful work. 10
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09/04/2004 10:26:20 PM
I hope you ribbon - my favorite shot. 10
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09/04/2004 08:27:55 PM
Very beautiful. This landscape really works for you.
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09/04/2004 04:29:20 PM
Awesome scene ! Added to my favorites. 10
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09/04/2004 12:41:03 PM
Excellent. The atmosphere you've caught is very moody. The framing leads the viewer to more exploration of the photograph ... I also get a feeling like one is finishing a journey and coming to a river's end. 10.
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09/04/2004 10:30:24 AM
Wonderfull photo
09/04/2004 01:07:58 AM
Awesome lighting, looks like you got lucky with a sun break, well done
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09/03/2004 02:34:29 PM
Omg this is a fantastic shot! Wonderful use of framming...is this the Oregon coast?
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09/03/2004 02:17:29 PM
Wow -- stunning scenery!
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09/03/2004 08:17:05 AM
Wow this is awesome, so peaceful I can almost feel myslef there :) love the colors
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09/03/2004 02:48:18 AM
beautiful photo
09/03/2004 01:08:02 AM
Absolutely beautiful. I can "see" the wind. I can "feel" the sound of the surf. I can "smell" the light on the water. You have done a fantastic job of appealing to all the senses. (10)
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09/02/2004 11:49:35 PM
Rediculously amazing. The DOF is flawless. The colors are enchanting. The mist is magical. The little dots on the beach look like people, giving the whole scene a sense of majestic proportion. If I could give this picture a 11, I would. This photo is going straight to my favorites list.
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09/02/2004 07:58:16 PM
Very beautiful picture.
09/02/2004 06:41:49 PM
Do i sense the hand of the perilous Neatimage here? it has something of that slightly exaggerated sharpening and loss of detail inother areas that can come from that. That said - wonderful moment, wonderful light, great composition - with the proviso that it feels a touch too centrally balanced: I think framing this with the most important subjects more thoroughly ditricuted around frame would give it a greater sense of stability: for instance, nice as the light in the clouds is, lsoing a little of it would place that largest rock more strongly, and i think the whole image would come together that bit more strongly - and trying it by scrolling to obscure just below that topmost branch seems to back that up. Have you tried that? Otherwise, a very fine shot indeed. 7
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09/02/2004 10:22:18 AM
ooooooh beautiful!!!
09/02/2004 10:06:41 AM
Very nice!
09/02/2004 08:30:48 AM
Simply breathtaking! Excellent composition and contrast. I wish you the best of luck :)
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09/02/2004 04:59:50 AM
breath taking shot
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09/01/2004 08:54:41 PM
A beautiful shot, great light and tone but the framing is rather loose. The branch on the right is a must, it bumps my score up by 1.
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09/01/2004 07:12:12 PM
this is a great picture, great color and depth. Not sure where the frame is, maybe I am missing it but you still get a seven from me. Good luck
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09/01/2004 04:45:36 PM
Very nice photograph !
09/01/2004 04:41:34 PM
simply beautiful... After reviewing and voting on all, yours is definitely the best by far. Great shot
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09/01/2004 04:12:28 PM
I would love to see another branch to complete the frame across the top/right of the picture. I might have cropped this just below the beginning of that top branch on the left.

Good shot, though!
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09/01/2004 03:16:30 PM
Lovely - nice catch - nice framing - I like how the trees mimick the movement of the waves, the sand and the hills - everything seems to swerve to the right except the upright rocks that stans strong. the sky seems to hint of rainbow.
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09/01/2004 11:26:56 AM
That is a nice picture.. and a nice landscape :) The 'fog' is a good effect.. gives it a mystic atmosphere..

By the way, that landscape seems familiar. Where is it?
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09/01/2004 06:51:14 AM
Beautiful picture
09/01/2004 05:40:31 AM
I love this photo, the colours the contrast, DOF. But for me it doesn't quite fit the challenge, framing is a bit weak.
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09/01/2004 05:09:09 AM
I love this, best photo so far; love the Japanese feeling, the use of light and shade, the clarity of the dark, the softness of the light, great photograph!
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09/01/2004 04:10:49 AM
Postcard perfect. Nice lighting out there!
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09/01/2004 02:24:42 AM
All I have to say is RIBBON. This is grgeous. The funny thing is I feel like I know exactly where this is but I cant' remember the name of the beach. 10
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09/01/2004 02:13:14 AM
A lovely, surreal shot!! This is too beautiful. I must know where this is. Great shot, great colors, and you met the challenge very well. A well-deserved 10!
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09/01/2004 12:43:46 AM
Is this out by Gold Coast, OR? what a fantastic picture.. WOW. A *little* weak on the framing idea, (it seems to me like it was a quick throw in) but it certainly does add something to the photograph. 7
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