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Halfway To Heaven
Halfway To Heaven
yakatme


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Challenge: Masters' Free Study III (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D600
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Islamorada, Florida
Date: Jan 20, 2014
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/8
Date Uploaded: Jan 26, 2014

Well, it's been awhile since I have entered a challenge. I drop by almost everyday but only just to take a peek. As with many of the DPC'ers of the past who, I suspect, sort of dropped out of this place because....never mind. That discussion has been done by many over the last couple of years. My interest has been piqued again by the refreshing attempts of some of the current users and members who are trying to breath more life back into this site. I appreciate it and I thought that this Masters' Free Study was a good time to give it a try again. Maybe I'll shoot for another couple of challenges this month as well.

As for this shot, I have been wanting to shoot this pier for quite some time now. A couple of days ago I saw on satellite pics that the weather looked like it might produce some good skies for sunset so I made a spur of the moment decision to head down to The Keys for this shot and I wasn't disappointed. Everything turned out pretty much perfect. The only nerve wracking thing was my concern that somebody would just have to walk out onto the pier for sunset at exactly the wrong time for me. There were two pairs of people who showed up just before sunset but they were extremely courteous and concerned about being in my way. Although I had already taken numerous shots, I told them that my target was around about five minutes after sunset. They made sure that they were clear well before that and I promised to send them a copy of the finished version.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 98
Avg (all users): 6.7967
Avg (commenters): 7.6190
Avg (participants): 6.5692
Avg (non-participants): 6.9231
Views since voting: 739
Views during voting: 410
Votes: 182
Comments: 30
Favorites: 0


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02/04/2014 02:23:23 AM
Well done, Robert! Glad to see you back here.
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02/03/2014 12:49:07 PM
Glad to see this place well, it deserved it. Congratulations.
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02/03/2014 06:57:08 AM
Glad to see you back!! Such a beauty!
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02/03/2014 01:15:32 AM
Congrats on the tt, Robert! Told you it would do well :)
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02/03/2014 12:46:16 AM
So glad to see this in the top 10, it was top 5 for me ;)
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02/03/2014 12:37:11 AM
Made it right to the top, eh? Congrats on TT.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/02/2014 11:37:53 PM
Beautiful scene!
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02/02/2014 11:01:30 PM
Lucky you!
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02/02/2014 09:57:01 PM
Wonderful composition of an otherworldly scene. 10
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02/02/2014 07:36:31 PM
Gorgeous tones and dof.
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02/02/2014 06:55:17 PM
TT i'd think, great image
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02/02/2014 05:50:59 PM
Beautifully contracted and rendered shot.
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02/02/2014 08:37:13 AM
Leading lines, amazing colours and an almost overwhelming serenity; what a place to be! Bump
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02/02/2014 03:03:36 AM
A bit over saturated for me, but still a strong image. 7 from me.
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02/01/2014 08:55:56 AM
Lovely pastels. Very soothing.
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02/01/2014 01:50:57 AM
Wonderful. The light is magic
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01/31/2014 03:36:28 PM
Spectacular colors in the sky and reflected back in the water; also the rich red-brown of the pier. The lampposts are a motif that adds interest. I love seeing the lake/ocean bottom through the clarity of the water. The blue and yellow boat is a distraction, in my opinion.
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01/30/2014 08:18:29 PM
Gorgeous! What awesome colors!
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01/30/2014 07:50:17 PM
Classic and delicate. I'd be proud to have taken this one. (not voting)
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01/29/2014 06:31:30 PM
Beautiful, you were lucky to get such a nice sky! Well done, the only thing I could wish for is a little more shadowy contrast in the pier for drama.
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01/29/2014 02:53:23 PM
Excellent color and leading lines.
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01/29/2014 11:52:37 AM
like a dream, beautiful colors!
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01/28/2014 04:02:53 PM
So very pretty, wonderful colours and reflections, I think it is more than halfway to heaven!
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01/28/2014 02:15:34 PM
That boat on the right makes this magic.
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01/28/2014 12:02:49 PM
Just beautiful, Robert. I don't know that I could overcome the bliss of seeing this to think of taking a photo :)
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01/27/2014 08:02:25 PM
Front page stuff
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01/27/2014 03:24:55 PM
Great sky and reflection in the water. Is that the bottom of the lake we see also?
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01/27/2014 07:12:56 AM
Very nice photo, "postcard-esque"
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01/27/2014 03:33:34 AM
would love to be there right now! Great colours 8
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01/27/2014 12:27:13 AM
Almost surrealistically perfect, like a scene from a carefully crafted dream.
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