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Sunset at Castle Hill
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BobsterLobster


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Challenge: Masters' Free Study (Advanced Editing II*)
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ10
Location: Castle Hill, Huddersfield
Date: Sep 18, 2004
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Sky, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Sep 21, 2004

A revisit to one of my earlier photos. I've been meaning to do this for a while, and the onset of a promising sunset was the impetus for a quick drive up to Castle Hill.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 69
Avg (all users): 8.2695
Avg (commenters): 8.7540
Avg (participants): 7.6140
Avg (non-participants): 8.3794
Views since voting: 63055
Views during voting: 1202
Votes: 397
Comments: 214
Favorites: 414 (view)


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03/15/2011 07:11:03 PM
Beautiful Image!
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01/04/2011 06:19:14 AM
Yes, you have overdone it. Looks unnatural. A good attempt anyway. Well done.
08/15/2008 05:35:35 PM
Over-saturated? You've obviously never been here at sunset...
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03/30/2008 01:20:32 AM
A quick tutorial on how you got those stupendous colors would be so great for someone like me, still learning in photoshop. This is by far, one of my most favorite photos I have seen on DPC. Thanks for taking it.
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08/20/2007 10:17:08 PM
What a fantastic photograph! I love the softness.
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08/09/2007 07:47:52 PM
f-ing brilliant. Nothing more to say.
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05/26/2007 10:37:16 AM
Wonderful color sat, comp and mood! Great image.
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01/29/2007 09:07:46 PM
niiiiiiiiiiiccccccccccccceeeeeeeeeee
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10/24/2006 06:01:22 AM
By far, one of my most "site favorites" to date.
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05/22/2006 10:51:58 PM
wow! the sunset really sets off the colour of the castle... this is a remarkable photo
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01/08/2006 06:33:33 PM
One the most beautiful color combinations I have seen. It has such an "alive" feeling because the viewer gets an intense sense that the sun is almost "right there" shining on the building and the grass. It has the richness of a painting.
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01/08/2006 04:32:33 PM
test comment, sorry bobster :-) nice shot btw :-)
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06/15/2005 05:57:15 PM
Thanks,
that's not barrel distortion though.
I don't know exactly what you're refering to, but I did fix the converging verticals which may have resulted in whatever you're looking at.
06/15/2005 05:13:01 PM
Very nice! there is some distracting barrel distortion though. If you have photoshop, try downloading Panoramatools. It's a free plugin including a barrel distortion fixer. There are some instructions on how to use it at dpreview

good job on the photo
05/05/2005 03:17:03 AM
Originally posted by Parker:

Love the colors, but the burning is very unnatural.


As I'm sure I've mentioned, there was do dodging or burning in this photo, just curves adjustments.
05/04/2005 07:32:39 PM
Love the colors, but the burning is very unnatural.
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04/27/2005 10:24:39 PM
SURREAL!
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03/29/2005 08:05:07 AM
One of the best I have ever seen when it comes to perfect use of golden lighting at sunset with splash of colors. Its a visual treat for sure. Well done. Congrats !
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10/14/2004 10:47:04 AM
I knew you were good and it would just be a matter of time before you made a 'masterpiece'! Terrific photo, Congratulations.
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10/13/2004 08:08:38 PM
AWSOME AWSOME AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can tell u used photoshop for the background color... thats GREAT!
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10/12/2004 04:43:34 PM
Great picture composition. I find the colour definition and the landscape smoothness quite well achieved. Congratulations.
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10/12/2004 03:47:50 PM
BEUTIFUL
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10/12/2004 02:38:19 AM
Congrats on mastering the masters! Awsome shot, well done.
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10/11/2004 11:06:53 AM
This is fabulous!
Wonderful composition, and angle of lighting with regard to your positioning, I like that you have excellent shadow detail, and the that the highlights, though bright are far from blown away. Just a spectacular shot.
Where is Castle Hill?
I would love a print of this one!
ginette
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10/09/2004 11:14:35 PM
I love this picture! It is absolutely stunning, and dream-like. The color and saturation is terrific, and has such wonderful clarity. You did an awesome job on this one, and definitely deserving of the blue ribbon. Congratulations!
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10/09/2004 09:53:40 PM
freekin unbleaveable man, verry verry impressed... keep up the good work!
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10/09/2004 07:14:45 AM
Ohh my, that picture looks off this planet.. but a little artifical.
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10/08/2004 09:53:10 PM
I can't believe 2 people actually gave this shot a 1. Maybe a poorly adjusted monitor?

Great shot Bob. This is one to be proud of.
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10/08/2004 06:53:27 PM
Well deserved win. Congratulations
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10/08/2004 05:47:38 PM
WOW! Congratulations on your Master's Blue with this stunning image! Well done!
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10/08/2004 04:43:06 PM
Man O man, I cant get enough of this picture. It has to be one of the best photos I have EVER seen.
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10/08/2004 04:35:42 PM
A Well deserved first place ribbon. Congratulations.
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10/08/2004 04:34:05 PM
You're the master Bobster, congrats!
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10/08/2004 02:48:26 PM
Well deserved Bob, congrats...
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10/08/2004 01:27:22 PM
many congrats, bob :)
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10/08/2004 12:56:25 PM
Wow -- look at that MONSTER voting histogram!
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10/08/2004 11:14:22 AM
Fantastic shot the colours are amazing , well done.
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10/08/2004 09:56:13 AM
Wow, you're on a roll. Great photo!
Congratulations on your personal best score.
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10/08/2004 09:36:21 AM
That is wild. Congratulations on your win. Beautiful photo. Without a question a favorite for me.
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10/08/2004 09:30:37 AM
Congrats on being the best of the best! Very well deserved here.
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10/08/2004 09:27:35 AM
Originally posted by Sonifo:

This is a beautiful shot! The colors are amazing. I would have loved to take this walk with you to get this shot. Someday maybe. :-)


Come on over!
10/08/2004 09:16:55 AM
This is a beautiful shot! The colors are amazing. I would have loved to take this walk with you to get this shot. Someday maybe. :-)
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10/08/2004 09:15:00 AM
Congrats bobster!
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10/08/2004 07:55:12 AM
Originally posted by whatdewuc:

Congrats on a stunning masterpiece. Would be curious to see one of your other takes on it.


See my forum thread about this! (//www.dpchallenge.com/forum.php?action=read&FORUM_THREAD_ID=131555)
10/08/2004 07:45:48 AM
Awsome shot! congrats!!
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10/08/2004 07:25:12 AM
Congrats on a stunning masterpiece. Would be curious to see one of your other takes on it.
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10/08/2004 07:08:26 AM
well deserved and Congratulations Bob.
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10/08/2004 06:41:22 AM
How the hell can you give this photo a one or a two?!?!?!?!
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10/08/2004 06:32:27 AM
I was guessing this was sunrise. It just goes to show I don't generally read titles. Wonderful job and congrats on 1st place.
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10/08/2004 06:14:18 AM
I loved this photo. Never had time to comment on any photos during the challenge as I was traveling, but I had this one pegged for the blue. Congratulations!
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10/08/2004 06:05:21 AM
we concur 109 x 10 ratings !!!
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10/08/2004 05:53:48 AM
Originally posted by Nazgul:

Man this is probably one of the most overrated photos on DPC.


Don't hold back, eh? LOL
10/08/2004 05:38:32 AM
Man this is probably one of the most overrated photos on DPC.
10/08/2004 05:34:53 AM
This is just stunning. The colours don't look natural but they do look GOOD. I love this photo - it was a 10 from me.
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10/08/2004 04:58:24 AM
Choice Bobster! You now have the photo with the most comments of all time :) Good work!
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10/08/2004 04:13:29 AM
Congratulations Bob.
Now you`ve got to work out how to top this !
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10/08/2004 04:05:58 AM
Congrats. A truly beautiful shot. Love the colors and the castle. Sunsets are a favorite of mine. A well deserving ribbon!
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10/08/2004 03:03:09 AM
Whooo! Way to go Bob - we both broke our PB's!!

Well done and congrats.
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10/08/2004 02:11:23 AM
Congratulations on your Blue Ribbon - I knew this would do well - Well done - This must be one of the highest rated photos on the site?

Message edited by author 2004-10-08 02:13:03.
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10/08/2004 01:26:28 AM
Congratulations on your Blue Ribbon
This is a stunning image I did however think it was over processed
But you deserve the win
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10/08/2004 12:35:27 AM
Congratulations on one of the best, well done photos in any of these challenges. A well deserved ribbon.
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10/08/2004 12:33:26 AM
Congratulations! A very well deserved Blue in what has to be the highest quality challenge yet. Well done :)
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10/08/2004 12:25:03 AM
Beautiful! Congratulations on well-deserved ribbon!!
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10/08/2004 12:23:04 AM
Oh wow - the master of the masters is an Englishman with a Panasonic - I'm sooo very impressed - very well done and deserved :D
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10/08/2004 12:17:25 AM
Bob, you rock! Congratulations on the 8.xx finish!
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10/08/2004 12:17:25 AM
CONGRATS BOBSTER!! I knew this was gonna win. Beautiful work!
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10/08/2004 12:11:19 AM
Personally, I don't really like this shot as much as many others in the challenge, but I guess majority doesn't lie. Congratulations on the win.

Message edited by author 2004-10-08 00:12:59.
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10/08/2004 12:09:20 AM
well done Bobster! An image to envy and respect.
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10/08/2004 12:08:34 AM
Hey Bob: Given the weight of the competition and the outstanding entries, may I congratulate this effort as fully worthy of taking the blue. You are tracking a path of success and I am very happy for you. This image is a knockout and one that will become one of the most outstanding ones in DPC.
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10/08/2004 12:07:22 AM
Master of the Masters. Way cool. Grats :)
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10/08/2004 12:06:40 AM
Wow, congratulations.
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10/08/2004 12:06:03 AM
109 10s has that ever happened before? great shot
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10/08/2004 12:04:28 AM
Congratulations on a great photograph!
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10/08/2004 12:03:16 AM
You did it!!!!!!! Congrats, Bob!!!
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10/08/2004 12:01:54 AM
Congrats on a "Masterful" shot!
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10/08/2004 12:01:07 AM
Unfreakin believeable! Beautiful and awe inspiring!`
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2004 11:41:20 PM
The colors and the light are excellent in this, but I do not like the position of the tower, just too far left.
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10/07/2004 11:13:49 PM
Awesome colors. Is that for real, or did you have to help it along in post-processing? A 9 from me, either way.
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10/07/2004 11:11:56 PM
Beautiful! Is it a real sky? BobsterLobster? - the same place picture is in his portfolio, but the path on the left side looks little bit different. Very ‘paint like’ style. Love it! (10)
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10/07/2004 10:32:24 PM
Awesome colors, one of my favs of the challenge
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10/07/2004 09:56:21 PM
very dramatic. very scottish. very saturated.
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10/07/2004 09:30:06 PM
If this wasn't overprocessed in post processing it deserved to win... even if it was processed to the limit I like the 'enhancement', enough to give it a 9... Please make it available on PCPrints ! & Good Luck!
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10/07/2004 09:25:45 PM
No fair. The only thing we can see from a distance around here are Starbucks. Great Capture.
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10/07/2004 06:37:30 PM
Well ya know this is gonna ribbon right? I would however love to see the original, just for a comparison.. For some reason I think I have seen this shot before or at least the location, Is this a BobsterLobster shot??? oh btw-- yes its a 10
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10/07/2004 05:52:25 PM
The colors and the detail in the castle are so beautiful! This was one of my only 10s of the competition, and I wish you good luck.
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10/07/2004 05:22:02 PM
great sky, good colors. Very adventure like picture.
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10/07/2004 05:03:49 PM
Awesome picture. Where is that??
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10/07/2004 04:58:14 PM
ANother surreal entry in this challenge. Awesome colors and lighting. Good job. 10.
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10/07/2004 12:03:17 PM
WOW! Impressive lighting!" I think you were lucky there. Great image. 9
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10/07/2004 10:55:42 AM
BobsterLobster remake of IMAGE_ID=34566 (I would guess this is a BobsterLobster's work at least). But it's ok, I like this one not less than the other one, and it's one of the best in this challenge imo.

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10/07/2004 10:51:17 AM
Magical lighting. A perfect calendar shot if ever there was one. Can't possibly find the most minute imperfection in this, I wish it was mine! 10
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10/07/2004 08:07:21 AM
Seems a bit oversaturated for my taste, but the composition is nice; I like the use of quasi "negative space" with the sky. Interesting capture.
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10/07/2004 03:36:38 AM
Beautiful colors. Very good landscape.
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10/07/2004 12:58:27 AM
boy, what a dilemma...this image is just like another one of my favorites, and now i can't decide if i like the red one better than the blue one. i think the red/orange is just a little too overpowering. this gives the feeling of imminent hell, where the other one, while also dark, seems to offer hope.

(i'll tell you what, it's downright freaky to open up two explorer windows to dpc and toggle back and forth rapidly between the two images...have you done that?)
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10/06/2004 11:41:58 PM
Very, very beautiful. Almost like a painting-like feeling.
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10/06/2004 11:32:22 PM
Extremely well balanced photo. I like the building but I think the clouds really give this one that punch. Nice work! 9
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10/06/2004 10:55:00 PM
Wow- amazing color. A little dark on that left side, but should finish in the top 10.
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10/06/2004 10:46:10 PM
Excellent colors in this image! Well done!
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10/06/2004 08:18:37 PM
Gorgeous use of color!
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10/06/2004 02:36:50 PM
That is absolutely wonderful. I wish there is more of the red sky on the right, but only because I'm curious how did it look. Magnificent view.
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10/06/2004 01:58:58 PM
freakin amazing. would love to have been there.
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10/06/2004 11:54:54 AM
Very striking. Almost like a painting. I love what you did with the sky.. very moody feeling.
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10/06/2004 05:49:19 AM
Just love the contrast in this one. It reminds me of the LOTR adventure.
Excellent work ! - 10
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10/05/2004 11:46:15 PM
Brilliant and rich saturated color. Brillaint composition. Brilliant photograph! 10
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10/05/2004 11:42:50 PM
8. You clearly caught a moment in this one. Colors and saturation are wondrous. Detail and sharpness are a great complement to the soft colors on the right. The warm tones are just so inviting. Beautiful work.
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10/05/2004 09:31:57 PM
Too saturated for my tastes 6
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10/05/2004 08:42:54 PM
incredible colors and so well composed. Congratulations.10.
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10/05/2004 06:35:28 PM
Sweet!!
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10/05/2004 04:05:45 PM
The most tunning image I've seen in a long while! not sure how natural this is, but, frankley, I don't care. 10
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10/05/2004 03:41:32 PM
Very good use of negative space. The orange of the clouds matches nicely with the masonry of the tower. Very nice details throughout. 10
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10/05/2004 01:29:47 PM
Awesome sunset, love the color contrasts of the clouds.
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10/05/2004 11:13:23 AM
Really nice colors and the sky is great looking.
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10/05/2004 07:52:35 AM
This is a truly masterful job of capturing a beautiful subject and editing it to perfection. Absolutely beautiful shot.
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10/05/2004 02:09:47 AM
great shot, there are some serious colours happening there :)
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10/05/2004 01:16:33 AM
very pretty sky and settting, cant wait to see how you did this 8
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10/05/2004 01:01:23 AM
Perhaps the most dramatic sky in this challenge with an endearing subject so well placed, like saying, look: it is about me, but look at this sky. Amazing and bumping up several notches. Good luck and possibly the best composition.
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10/04/2004 11:33:44 PM
beautiful colors -- can't wait to see where this was taken
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10/04/2004 11:24:55 PM
Wonderful shot. Great colors.. Worth framing and hanging on the wall!
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10/04/2004 07:59:55 PM
Incredible colors in this photo, and the composition is great. The distant horizon, reaching tower, and grass texture add so much to this image. Looks like a postcard.
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10/04/2004 07:14:33 PM
Wow, I want to know where this place is! The colors are simply stunning! I get a really great warm feeling from this image. It's one I would want hanging on my wall.
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10/04/2004 06:04:36 PM
Great light and stunning colours. 9
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10/04/2004 05:04:40 PM
Amazing!
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10/04/2004 04:45:26 PM
Powerful. Wonderful color, like how the top of the tower just touches the clouds.
-10-
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10/04/2004 03:52:06 PM
Ah! My other pick for the winning ribbon. The range of colors you have shown here is almost sublime - the sky is a deep blue to harsh orange and the Green grass and yellow building make for a very lovely composure of colors.

I hate to have something to pick on, but there is something that just doesn't seem natural to me about this photo. It is slightly over saturated, but that doesn't really bother me as it's something that one needs to do on DPC and I feel it works well here, but there seems to be a lack of detail in the shot which looks artificial.

These main areas are around the tower and around the main mound. Also the small area down the right bottom side where the grass and the sky meet looks very false for some reason.

Overall this is visually one of the best in this challenge - but a touch too computer processed for my own personal tastes. I think if the photographer could ween off photoshop a little then they would be a much improved photographer because they have the hard part already sussed which is the eye for composition and color harmony.



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10/04/2004 01:12:32 PM
How striking! I can't find one thing that could improve it. 10
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10/04/2004 11:53:15 AM
Talk about wonderful composition coupled with unbelievable lighting. I would be very curious to see and hear how you processed this or how it was shot to achieve such dramatic lighting and colors.
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10/04/2004 11:49:06 AM
I love this shot... the colors are unique, the composition is perfect. I gave it a 10.
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10/04/2004 10:30:29 AM
Strong points: Lighting, lighting! You found great lighting and then an excellent subject as well. The golden glow of the tower complements the orangy clouds perfectly. The hint of white clouds and blue sky at the top is an added bonus. Composition could not be better with the perfect amount of nice green for a base. Suggestions for improvement: Downsize the border. Overall: Listen for the whistle of the ribbon train - it's on the way.
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10/04/2004 04:24:47 AM
Astounding colors and contrast.
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10/04/2004 02:20:09 AM
Wow, this scene reachs out and grabs me, I love your colors and composition, a beautiful sunset, so peaceful, congratulations on a lovely capture.
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10/03/2004 11:36:06 PM
This is a wonderful shot, the balance, the colors, the overall look is very captivating. The only thing that bothers me a bit is the left side seems too dark, I can see how the sky is darkening as it goes to the left but it seems just a bit too dark towards the land. A 9
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10/03/2004 10:02:16 PM
The colors are amazing!!
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10/03/2004 08:32:26 PM
10! A view unlike anything I've ever seen. Fascinating colors and clarity.
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10/03/2004 06:26:20 PM
Great colours but I doubt if they are real. I like this castle and the texture in the stones. The composition is very classic but doesn't really hit me.
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10/03/2004 04:53:49 PM
Oh, BEAUTIFUL! This is a wonderful photo, poster quality, framed and on my wall (please? ahaha)...excellent detail on the tower...what a sky, too! Gracias!
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10/03/2004 04:29:09 PM
A great shot. Loved the composition and the subject. Good colors. 9.
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10/03/2004 04:06:41 PM
Fantastic sky. Nice contrast between tower and sky beyond. Great focus. Colors are terrific. Tower looks a bit oversharpened.
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10/03/2004 03:02:04 PM
Definetley one of my favs in the masters challenge, this should ribbon. Looks like a paining, you got perfect natural light, its absolutely beautiful. Good luck! 10
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10/03/2004 02:03:37 PM
One of the the most beautiful sunset shots I think I've seen. I really like the sharpness of the building in contrast to the softness of the clouds. Very nicely done and the colors are just amazing.
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10/03/2004 01:22:10 PM
Stunning. Colors saturation make it, but i can imagine it in B/W too.
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10/03/2004 01:02:45 PM
I'm waffling between a 9 and a 10 on this one: the wow-factor is just off the scale, but the extreme colors seem to loose some of their effect on me on repeat viewing. Either way, an impressive photo!
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10/03/2004 12:53:50 PM
Fantastic. I love the colours, the composition, the lighting, the detail. I can't fault it. Great capture. Congratulations!
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10/03/2004 11:16:58 AM
This is great. I'm sure the red isn't natural, but it works perfectly here. The lighting on the castle is awesome.
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10/03/2004 10:33:53 AM
As I look at this I have to wonder, were the clouds really that color? If so what a wonderful capture of the moment. I would like to see more detail in the castle. 8
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10/03/2004 09:01:08 AM
Sky is fantastic and all compozition together. Good luck!
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10/03/2004 07:05:12 AM
Out of a dream. Nice work
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10/03/2004 03:27:57 AM
Beuatiful photo, the contrasting colors really capture the attention.
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10/03/2004 03:01:28 AM
This is quite an amazing shot! Incredible color! Awesome entry, one of my favorites.
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10/03/2004 12:04:34 AM
the colours are magic, but it seems to have lost it's photographic quality to me. it would make an amazing painting, and will go nicely on your wall. I might have dodged the highlights on the shadowed side of the building a little to bring out some more detail.
overall very nicely done, and a well executed pirece of art.
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10/02/2004 09:14:47 PM
Wow! that is georgeous. Any photoshopping done there?
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10/02/2004 07:47:57 PM
This image just blows me away. I don't really care whether the sky was played with too much in an editor or not, the overall image is just stunning.
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10/02/2004 06:55:03 PM
surreal - nice going.
curious how much adjustment was done.
good luck - 8
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10/02/2004 04:12:15 PM
Simply amazing!! The colours in this shot are brilliant! Full marks! 10
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10/02/2004 03:40:22 PM
When I back around to comment I bumped this to a 10. I had it at an 8 but this far too good to ignore. What great color and detail. Beautiful lighting and composition. Excellent!
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10/02/2004 03:23:08 PM
outtanding lighting. This is what some of the other sunset entries are lacking - you show the fantastic colors of the sunset, but also have an iteresting subject being bathed in this light. well composed and well balanced.
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10/02/2004 02:56:23 PM
Love all these moody landscapes. The color of the sky and the lighting on the castle are exceptional. Nicely done.
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10/02/2004 02:51:01 PM
Flat out awesome coloring!
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10/02/2004 02:48:43 PM
I knew I had seen this before ..."Castle Hill" in Bobster Lobster`s portfolio.
Nice to see it in different conditions.
Very dramatic and sure to score well.
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10/02/2004 01:03:06 PM
Lighting - highlights the tower perfectly - my guess is early am - very nice gold glow
Colour - The palette is perfect - all colours complement each other and are natural looking
Exposure - good detail in the tower while avoiding any blown out areas in the sky
Composition - good placement of the tower and low perspective - different angles may have shown more of the landscape (if there is more to show)

10
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10/02/2004 12:29:18 PM
Wow, the colours are spectacular! I'm wondering, was this picture made with one of those blue/gold polarizer filters? Or is it post-processing? It looks almost unreal, and very, very beautiful.
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10/02/2004 12:07:09 PM
10+++ this is just great
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10/02/2004 09:20:03 AM
I love this photo!
you have gr8 balance and contrast throughout and it would be sheer nitpicking to try point something out that is really wrong with this photo...
so just for the sake of it the nitpicking would most probably be with the horizon... IMHO it rather strange towards the far right of the photo to see the gap so different in that small section... the horizon being rather dark and light creates a large contrast so possibly look at cloning some of the horizon out or something of the sort.... but as i said overall ur photo is amazing and it would be real nitpicking to go to such depths
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10/02/2004 08:30:21 AM
The restless colours make the picture very attention-attractive. Well done
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10/02/2004 06:29:09 AM
This picture really grabs the viewers attention. The colors and lighting are wonderful. It has an almost eery feeling to it. It seems as if this would be a popular tourist spot and yet you were able to capture it without people around it. I would be interest to know where it is.
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10/02/2004 05:55:42 AM
i wish i had clouds like that back home, beautiful. this is a poster shot
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10/02/2004 04:37:58 AM
This is very unusual the light on the castle building is great the sky is great but it looks odd together I dont mean to be rude its just a very dramatic and surreal feel to this image A nice find and amazing capture
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10/02/2004 01:59:39 AM
The colors in this are amazing, but it borders on being too edited. 9.
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10/02/2004 01:44:57 AM
Grand, just grand.
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10/02/2004 01:14:57 AM
awesome colors!!! love the subject and the colors. im sure its a winner.
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10/02/2004 12:56:15 AM
i love the colours and the simplicity of this photograph. the tower on the left is magnificent and the light on it is perfect. a definite 10. hope it wins.
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10/01/2004 11:12:08 PM
The Colors are incredible. 10
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10/01/2004 10:00:42 PM
awesome coloring and lighting
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10/01/2004 08:12:25 PM
Great colors, and a nice compostion. The top of the castle kind of blends into the sky, however, (as does the left edge), and as such, you lose some detail which would have been nice to see. Still, it's a great dynamic, and one almost cowers with what looks like an approaching storm. 8
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10/01/2004 08:12:03 PM
BobsterLobster? The original is definitely one of my all-time favourites. While the orange hues are dramatic and rich, i feel they detract from the stark beauty of the tower and its lighting. A case of trying to improve perfection, perhaps?
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10/01/2004 07:36:58 PM
One of the best - could ribbon. Had to bump from 8 to 9.
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10/01/2004 07:08:52 PM
Beautiful. I get the feeling that this had major reconstuctive surgery though :)
Still a very nice piece of eye candy.
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10/01/2004 06:36:12 PM
beautiful storybook like scene!
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10/01/2004 06:21:03 PM
A bit too much ps work for my taste but it is a striking image - with a surreal look.
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10/01/2004 06:11:28 PM
The lighting here makes this very striking indeed.
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10/01/2004 04:48:16 PM
Just an absolutely amazing photo! I love the contrast in the clouds, between the blue sky and the orange. 9
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10/01/2004 04:34:19 PM
awesome colours and composition.....I would love to have a pic like this in my portfolio...1 of 5 of my highest rated pics for this challenge.
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10/01/2004 04:08:40 PM
My favorite landscape of the challenge - 10
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10/01/2004 04:07:39 PM
Hmmmm.... I wonder whose this is! Classic shot - very nicely processed. For me it's just that bit OTT with the treatment, as the blue sky and horizon areas don't sit very comfortably in the colour range.

You have a lovely subject though and of course it's well composed, etc.

Cheers
J
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10/01/2004 03:55:05 PM
beautiful sky....
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10/01/2004 03:36:45 PM
Wow... the colors are wonderful and warm. I love this photo. Great composition. I am giving it a 10.
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10/01/2004 03:28:22 PM
Stunning colors thus visually stimulating. The composition is splendid and the PS work ia awsome. The only reason I can't give you a ten is that the oversaturated orange doesn't quite seem to fit the light intensity on the building.
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10/01/2004 03:24:14 PM
Wow, this is great- I love how the sky is so strong and you can see the castle so strongly against the background. The grass is so crisp and the details are amazing- this is awesome 9
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10/01/2004 03:20:19 PM
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thought id seen it before. came accross the other pic today =)
nevertheless, it still deservesa high score. great work
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10/01/2004 03:03:56 PM
Bobster? Beautiful colors and composition, the light is so awesome. I've seen this before, but not as a challenge entry ;)

(10) Good luck...
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10/01/2004 02:57:08 PM
nice shot - potential postcard! well-exposed and crazy-wide color gamut
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10/01/2004 02:53:19 PM
I can't wait to read how you did this. I've never seen such beautiful depth in a sunset photo. Your technique with ap. and shutter speed, etc. is pitch perfect, and so is this image. I'm betting on the blue ribbon.
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10/01/2004 02:29:24 PM
I may be the lone person thinking this but I found that this photo is way overdone in regards to dodging and burning. The colors are splendid and the subject and composition are nice too (5).
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10/01/2004 12:32:00 PM
The composition of this is stunning - not just the positioning of that lone castle but also the strong clouds themselves. The rich golden light on the stonework is beautiful. The blue sky at the top contrasts well with that. The red seems unreal, I'm curious about whether it's an accurate representation or a creative use of a filter. Either way I like the result. Very striking. 8
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10/01/2004 12:19:10 PM
Light and colors look almost too good to be true. Very nice 7
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10/01/2004 11:43:02 AM
Looks llike a painting. Don't get me wrong, it looks like a GREAT painting, The colors are unreal and the shadows looks strange but the shot looks great. I really love the look of it. Good luck against the other masters.
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10/01/2004 11:15:58 AM
Part of the fun of this challenge is guessing who might be behind the lens for these shots since the ribbon winners are among the better known, and we've learned their styles a bit. This reminds me of the work of heida, whose work has certainly been an inspiration to many of us. Even though I doubt that the sky was really that color in the original, I find this to be a beautiful shot with wonderfully warm colors. It should certainly become a poster on someone's wall!
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10/01/2004 09:53:40 AM
Nice colors, maybe not very realistic but gives the shot an extra edge. Composition great, superb post processing.
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10/01/2004 08:27:38 AM
Stunning shot. The lighting and colors are beautiful. Don't change a thing on it = )
-10-
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10/01/2004 08:05:49 AM
bobsteres? cool
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10/01/2004 07:42:46 AM
I love this shot. The mixture of red orange and blue in the sky is great and very powerful. The lighting on the castle and the grass is fantastic too. 10
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10/01/2004 07:34:14 AM
Great job, what a dramatic and beautiful atmosphere. I assume the colors are not fully like they were in real life, but I think they are not too artifical to hurt the image. It all fits well together, I especially like the low light across the grass and against the tower.
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10/01/2004 07:16:09 AM
Wow
great colours and composytion
more than 10
:)
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10/01/2004 06:52:27 AM
In assumpstion this is Mr. Rose, you captured a wonderful array of late afternoon colors on this piece. I love the range in the sky; from blue to red. And where the red is, it meets very nicely with its complementing green. The yellow of the "castle" brings my attention to it with its strength and interest. Great image. My only criticism is that the castle looks just a little bit oversharpened. Otherwise, a great shot.
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10/01/2004 03:51:55 AM
Almost water colours. Love it. 10
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10/01/2004 03:18:37 AM
Absolutely stunning photo. One of my top picks for a ribbon. Gorgeous colors and composition. 10
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10/01/2004 02:56:04 AM
This shot blows me away. One of three 10's I've ever given out.
Excellent, excellent picture...congrats....and thankyou for the lovely image
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10/01/2004 02:55:38 AM
Wonderful shot, the lighting is so beautiful.
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10/01/2004 02:27:15 AM
So supremely rich in color and light.
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10/01/2004 02:20:20 AM
Awesome colors. Awesome sky. Wonderful building. Great combination of texture and smoothness. Perfect composition... did you get the feeling I like this? Yep!
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10/01/2004 01:26:39 AM
Speechless.
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10/01/2004 01:24:50 AM
wow.
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10/01/2004 12:41:36 AM
Colors and the clouds are amazing. It feels as if the the building is reaching right up into the sky. One of the best shots in the challenge. The lighting on the side of the building is perfect.
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10/01/2004 12:39:09 AM
Wow, just wow. I feel like I'm on a horse riding throught Ireland and I've just come upon this scene. Brilliant.
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10/01/2004 12:26:39 AM
Great location, great capture, But a tad oversaturated.
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