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Robski


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Challenge: Free Study 2014-08 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR DI-II VC LD Aspherical (IF) Zoom Lens for Canon
Date: Aug 13, 2014
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2014

Wow ! thanks for all your votes and comments, it's been a goal of mine to win a free study here for a good few years so i'm thrilled to bits to have finally done it ! :-D
I've had a secret personal challenge of setting the highest score for an image taken with the 450d which is now getting a bit old n tired tbh and have finally done that too, so might end up retiring it n getting a new body !
This was taken with the intention of entering it into the hdr challenge last month but was too busy to enter it.

On the drive to the lighthouse the sky was gray, flat and it was pouring with rain, actually thought it would be a complete washout and a wasted trip ! so to be treated to a glorious sunset was a real treat :-)
Shot was handheld with the camera very low to the water, so tripod was out of the question. Chose an aperture of f5.6 and iso 200 to give me a shutter speed of 1/50 it's always a balancing act with the canon as increasing the iso results in considerable noise.
Rob

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 177
Avg (all users): 7.5133
Avg (commenters): 8.8947
Avg (participants): 7.5287
Avg (non-participants): 7.4615
Views since voting: 1831
Views during voting: 241
Votes: 113
Comments: 36
Favorites: 12 (view)


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09/13/2014 04:00:29 PM
Nice work Rob, congrats on your win.
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09/11/2014 03:48:40 PM
Totally fabulous! The image and all of your accomplishments!
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09/09/2014 02:45:00 AM
Congratulations on the blue, and achieving your free study goal- and the new pb! It's a gorgeous shot.
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09/08/2014 05:54:20 PM
Congrats !!!
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09/08/2014 02:20:26 PM
Very nice image it is fun to ribbon, and win, with a camera you're retiring! Glad the sunset gods were with you. Congrats on the blue!
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09/08/2014 02:01:38 PM
Originally posted by IreneM:

Congrats on your ribbon and new PB, Rob. Absolutely stunning image.


Thanks Irene nice to see you're still around ! :-)
09/08/2014 12:51:10 PM
Congrats on your ribbon and new PB, Rob. Absolutely stunning image.
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09/08/2014 11:47:52 AM
As a disgruntled fellow contestant I'd say, yes, nice, but so overdressed. It's like you don't trust the audience to accept a less glossy version of what, undoubtedly, is a very impressive scene.
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09/08/2014 11:22:33 AM
Great Job Congrats on blue
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09/08/2014 10:07:36 AM
Beautiful, congrats on your Blue.
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09/08/2014 09:28:33 AM
Originally posted by LN13:

You win.


See? Told you so.
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09/08/2014 05:44:32 AM
Congrats on the Blue in the FS. You should be wise about the Camera. How on earth will you now justify with the wife you need a new Camera.. ;)
Either way with a score of 7.5+ there was no question where this image will find it's home
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09/08/2014 04:50:51 AM
Woooohhoooooo thrilled to bits ! can't believe finally got a blue in a freestudy :-D this has brought a few personal challenges together for me - to win a free study, set the highest score with the canon 450d, a new personal best :-) top 16 images taken with this lens :-) and of course its always absolutely mega to beat Hesitant in any challenge ;-P he doesn't make that easy either !
Thanks a lot for your votes and comments, chuffed to bits ! :-D
Rob
09/08/2014 03:00:06 AM
A new pb and a win in a free study - not a bad evening out! When it appeared on my screen I said wow. Congratulations.
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09/08/2014 12:43:24 AM
Congrats! This is one of my 10s! Well done on the blue
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09/08/2014 12:34:32 AM
I can't vote since I'm not a member anymore, but I'm wondering how this can get a 1 and 2 vote...
Just thinking out loud. (I know, beating a dead horse...)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2014 09:13:50 PM
You really brought out every last bit of color and detail in this scene. Nicely composed and nice light.
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09/07/2014 09:09:51 PM
Lovely reflection. Gorgeous color. voted earlier
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09/07/2014 09:05:15 PM
Stunning!
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09/07/2014 09:01:27 PM
Exquisite shot! One of my three 10s.
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09/07/2014 02:42:55 PM
Another light house!?! And yes, this is done extremely well. Love the soft colors. The reflection almost gives this a tilt/shift effect.
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09/07/2014 12:49:07 PM
beautiful
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09/07/2014 12:43:04 PM
Magnificent shot, definitely best of the lighthouses and maybe the best in this challenge. Wonderful colours, great reflection, good composition!
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09/07/2014 08:56:43 AM
Great image and should do really well.
Something just seems to be wrong with the rock / sky on the left - like bad chromatic aberration and the rocks are soft like they weren't sharpened enough. Perhaps your focal distance was too far away (like on the lighthouse) and didn't use the hyperfocal distance?
Still a great shot though.
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09/06/2014 11:12:30 PM
This is so so so so good. Can't stop looking at it. Top Pick for sure!
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09/06/2014 11:35:06 AM
great sky great reflection great composition ribbon for me ...
memo to myself get low
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09/05/2014 04:08:48 PM
You win.
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09/05/2014 03:51:57 PM
well done
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09/04/2014 11:33:10 AM
Beautiful lighthouse image. Great colors and cool looking reflection.
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09/03/2014 07:58:03 PM
9 from me Gorgeous colors and reflection
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09/03/2014 06:05:39 PM
Just brilliant.
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09/03/2014 03:05:23 PM
WOW WOW WOW looks like a painting.
Just perfect.
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09/03/2014 10:48:19 AM
Best in show award, congrats, wonderful color
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09/01/2014 10:29:45 AM
WOW this is stunning. A 10 for sure. :D
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09/01/2014 09:53:49 AM
wow

the lighthouse is on the way of that FANTASTIC sky :)
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09/01/2014 01:29:08 AM
Lovely clarity and deapth
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