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Challenge: Travel Guides (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Norfolk, UK
Date: Aug 30, 2004
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2004

Amazing drama unfurled in the skies before me while I shot this. The distant thunder was rumbling while the sun shone warmly over the bay, but the peace was ended around 10 minutes later when the storm finally hit.

Great weather for kite surfing, sand sailing and flying my parafoil kite (which nearly took me off the ground).

Edits:
> Dodge+burn
> Colour Balance
> Hue/Sat
> Lab colour
- blur sky on channels 'a' + 'b'

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 189
Avg (all users): 7.2896
Avg (commenters): 8.5313
Avg (participants): 6.9174
Avg (non-participants): 7.7400
Views since voting: 10308
Views during voting: 488
Votes: 221
Comments: 79
Favorites: 60 (view)


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12/22/2005 07:15:23 PM
the absolute short time i spent with you was just not enough. thank God for photography and the places you've taken me, jon.
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01/18/2005 06:09:16 PM
i just hope i live long enuff to meet 1 or 2 views like this in my lifetime!!
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12/30/2004 07:08:14 AM
fantastic composition and drama. Perfect placement of sail and jetty- and the eye is led nicely up to the blue part of the sky, creatinga feeling that the sailboat is moveing away towards the left of the shot. well done.
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10/27/2004 09:45:50 PM
Great Shot and manip,nice color diffrerntial i like the contrast especially.
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09/15/2004 06:15:49 AM
Congratulations Jon! This is really a stunner.
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09/14/2004 09:50:03 PM
Amazing!!!!!!!!!!...keep up the good work
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09/14/2004 02:43:12 AM
What a masterpiece. Simpicity and complexity mingling and
indistinguisable.

Art
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09/13/2004 09:37:35 PM
Congratulations, this is a wonderful image! A long overdue ribbon for a talented creative photographer. Didn't you just post somewhere that you were not planning to ribbon anytime soon? Anyway, good to see recognition of fine work.
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09/13/2004 05:29:37 PM
Greetings from the CC!

What can I say? Simply brilliant! I wouldn't have changed a bit in this photograph. You have captured a moment, and it's very inspiring. Congratulations with a well deserved yellow ribbon.

Terje

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09/13/2004 05:02:39 PM
Sh**. This is just a brilliant photo, one of the best in here.
Congrats
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09/13/2004 03:59:43 PM
Jon, there is definitely strong sense of drama in this shot. The area where the shadow is dim is very powerful, it dares you to walk up to it to discover. Great shot congratulations.

Message edited by author 2004-09-13 17:56:51.
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09/13/2004 02:06:07 PM
Jon - its about bloody time!! Well done matey, great shot.

Mike

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09/13/2004 11:02:44 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! This is such a cool photo. I really love everything about it!
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09/13/2004 10:50:09 AM
Congrats!! I picked this as a 10! and put it on my faves list right away! Great work!
Damn! Edged you out by 0.006!!! Still my fave though! Great colors
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09/13/2004 08:48:25 AM
Congratulations! Awsome pic!
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09/13/2004 08:39:10 AM
Yay Jon!!! Congratulations, it's been a loooonnnng time coming! :-)
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09/13/2004 07:58:59 AM
w00t! congrats on first ribbon! persistence and careful work is key!!! :)
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09/13/2004 07:37:00 AM
Yesssssss Jon!!! Awsome shot!! In my favs it goes!!! Congrats!!
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09/13/2004 06:04:10 AM
Can't believe this is only your first ribbon! Keep up the good work and you'll eligible for the masters challenge before the month is out! ;-)
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09/13/2004 05:55:27 AM
Finally! Very well done, Jon, and very well deserved!!
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09/13/2004 05:41:50 AM
Oh the relief....I can almost taste it !!!!

My favourite from the challenge..if this hadn`t ribboned then I don`t think I would have bothered voting again.
I couldn`t be more delighted if I had won it myself...the first of many now I`m sure.

Congratulations Jon.

Gordon
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09/13/2004 05:38:44 AM
Finally you got a ribbon! I really like your work, and have been waiting to see a ribbon on your list! Congratulations!
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09/13/2004 04:06:17 AM
Agh! You finally got your ribbon!! A big congratulations to you my friend, well deserved. I wish you many more =D
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09/13/2004 04:05:38 AM
Delighted for you John. How about getting another one, and then winning the master's challenge having not even been able to enter when it started? So who's the best photographer with no ribbons now?
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09/13/2004 03:41:24 AM
About time you got a ribbon!
Congrats Beautiful picture :D
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09/13/2004 03:10:04 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon ! Well deserved !
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09/13/2004 02:48:21 AM
Jon!!!!! That long time elusive ribbon is there! You got it, woohoo, congrats :)
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09/13/2004 02:36:30 AM
Thanks everyone! It was bit like waking up to snow on Christmas morning - but without the snow and the Christmas.

I'm a little depressed now though because it has somewhat ruined my long run of absence from the home page. Ahh well... back to the drawing board...
09/13/2004 02:20:08 AM
Way to go Jon,
Not only is the composition great, the lighting is stunning.
Congrats on your first ribbon!
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09/13/2004 12:47:05 AM
woohoo! congrats on a gorgeous photo AND your first ribbon! it's hard to believe you haven't ribboned before now...your work is always outstanding!
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09/13/2004 12:36:18 AM
Congratulations!
I really like this shot.
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09/13/2004 12:32:44 AM
Jon, this is fantastic. You're one guy who probably should have gotten many ribbons by now. Thanks for doing what you like to do. It paid off with a ribbon this time! Congratulations!
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09/13/2004 12:30:09 AM
Congrats a lovely image
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09/13/2004 12:23:24 AM
COngrats on your first ribbon, Jon!
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09/13/2004 12:17:13 AM
Congrats on the well deserved ribbon!
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09/13/2004 12:14:32 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon and a great photo!

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09/13/2004 12:09:58 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon! Gorgeous image. I can almost hear the thunder....
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09/13/2004 12:09:19 AM
Congratulations on your yellow. Your technique and talent should take you far.
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09/13/2004 12:07:18 AM
Of the 5 I had picked for top-5, this was the one that made it. Congratulations on your ribbon!
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09/13/2004 12:02:52 AM
This was one of my only 10s of this challenge. Congrats on a shot that made me stare and stare and stare... :) I love the contrasting muted colors with the white sail standing out amongst them.
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09/13/2004 12:02:30 AM
yay jon! congrats on the ribbon, it's been a long time coming! :) gorgeous picture.
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09/13/2004 12:02:13 AM
Yes Yes Yes!!!!! Man this was long over due! Congrats!
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09/13/2004 12:01:13 AM
Yea!
This was one of my top 3 favorites! congrats :)
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09/13/2004 12:00:50 AM
Woo Hoo!!! Congrats!!!!!! :o)
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09/13/2004 12:00:43 AM
Congrats Jon, you finally got your ribbon :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/12/2004 11:37:43 PM
Beautiful lighting and colors! Good luck on the challenge!

P.S.
I'm betting on a top 5 finish here. Good luck!
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09/12/2004 10:24:47 PM
Absolutely love the mood and colour of this shot. Well composed and balanced.
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09/12/2004 08:36:09 PM
Overall, I like this photo. The wooden(?) blocks in the dirt seem to draw my eye away from the sail and I don't that's what you had in mind. Remember to use leading lines to your advantage.
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09/12/2004 08:25:57 PM
Stunning. I hope you ribbon. I really do.
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09/12/2004 04:29:52 PM
Lovely colors and tones here. I'd put it in a travel catalogue! 9
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09/12/2004 12:30:38 PM
Beautiful image taken in the type of conditions that I have been hoping to encounter for quite some time (Bright sunlight against an inky black sky).
You have certainly made the most of this opportunity.
Very well done.
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09/12/2004 11:27:36 AM
great shot, really nice light
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09/12/2004 10:46:18 AM
Very nice capture. Looks like a storm is coming. I really like how the sail is set in the darker part of the photo making it stand out against the dark clouds. I like the color tome of this photo and that there is a strongly defined horizon. Good luck with the challenge!!!
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09/12/2004 03:48:36 AM
Outstanding! One of the top 2 in this challenge (excluding mine of course (C:).
Great colors and leading lines
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09/11/2004 02:16:38 AM
I like this very much simple but very effective
Really nice image
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09/11/2004 12:42:07 AM
I like this one. Good job.
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09/10/2004 03:16:46 PM
Good compo and saturated colors.
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09/10/2004 12:06:53 PM
Wow, I dont know exactly why... I just really like this photo..... 9
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09/10/2004 07:02:19 AM
Wonderfully dramatic photo, excellent composition, good colours - most things about this are rather fine. Don't know that I could see it in a travel guide. Where is it? What's so distinctive about it as a location? But maybe ... so I don't mark you down.
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09/09/2004 10:08:15 PM
I could be wrong, but the clouds seem a little overprocessed by a possible oversaturation of blue...I don't know what it is exactly, but something doesn't quite look right.

But let's ignore that for a sec...a nice photograph compositionally with a neat mood to it (rainy in the background, sunny in the foreground). I wish I could see more texture in the posts (?) and the sand, though.
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09/09/2004 07:33:49 PM
This is an absolutely beautiful image. As a photograph for a travel guide, what is there to do? Who goes there? Where is it? I would have rated it higher except it doesn't answer any of those questions. A perfect 10, IMHO, would.
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09/08/2004 08:21:48 PM
Lots of WOW due to incredible lighting! Perfect composition with the horizon and wind sailer. Great sky. There's nothing I would suggest to improve this image (which is rare indeed for me.)
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09/08/2004 08:05:17 PM
Nice photo, great composition.
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09/08/2004 02:16:55 AM
Wow, fantastic!!
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09/07/2004 07:11:21 AM
Simply stunning. Love the use of the colour here, saturation is perfect.
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09/07/2004 12:14:00 AM
I like the contrast between the dark rainy sky and bright flats (I assume Great Salt Lake?). Not sure I would use it in a travel guide though as a tourist would prefer a sunny sky (unless they were one of us : ) )

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09/06/2004 06:07:13 PM
Love the colors in this.
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09/06/2004 04:46:08 PM
Lovely shot. Don't think it would have made it into a travel guide, though. Still a 9 from me.
Comment nr 2: this one keeps getting back to me... OK - a 10... But I still don't see t in a travel guide...
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09/06/2004 03:55:06 PM
Very good composition, fantastic lighting.
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09/06/2004 02:38:11 PM
It is the kind of picture I would like to take some day. It is my favourite. I love the colors, the dramatic sky, composition.... Congratulations. Ribbon!!!
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09/06/2004 12:31:11 PM
Wonderful color, lighting, and texture! Great shot!
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09/06/2004 09:45:33 AM
Just a beautiful shot! I live the composition, the color contrast, and overall feeling.
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09/06/2004 07:56:06 AM
Absolutely stunning! 10
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09/06/2004 07:24:27 AM
love the colours and atmosphere you have captured, should do well
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09/06/2004 03:38:13 AM
oooh the colours! just great!
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09/06/2004 02:22:12 AM
spectacular
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09/06/2004 02:04:13 AM
10 10 10 10 . Ribbon or I'll bury my head in the sand!
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09/06/2004 01:33:12 AM
great scene. i really like how the posts lead you into the picture.
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09/06/2004 12:28:42 AM
Wow! Beautiful shot. Great timing, great light. Great use of leading lines, perfect composition. My favourite so far! 10
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