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Challenge: Free Study 2014-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 116 AT-X Pro DX for Canon
Location: Diamond head lighthouse, Oahu
Date: Oct 5, 2014
Date Uploaded: Oct 7, 2014

Taken on the sunrise the morning after Hurricane Ana left the island, this is the Diamond Head Lighthouse. The tail end of the storm was what created all these interesting clouds. I'm shooting this with the sun behind my back so the clouds acted as a nice backdrop, catching all the early morning glow. The entire sky was a very pretty milky orange.

My "Plan A" was to use this for the "Something New" challenge since I'd never entered anything shot from down on the beach here before, but, I had entered a shot of this lighthouse from the top of the hill above the lighthouse. Different, but still similar enough for the me feel like I was cheating so I chucked that idea.

If the lighthouse was in Something New, then I was originally going with this for FS:
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because i was happy my favorite boat is now back after being gone for over a year. Plus it was almost exactly 2 years to the day that I got my favorite boat shot of them all of this boat. But...I decided it just wasn't good enough, the next shot of this boat will have to be super spectacular for me to enter it. I'm hoping I get that this winter.

Aloha for the votes and comments this month everyone.

Place: 9 out of 159
Avg (all users): 6.5046
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.3418
Avg (non-participants): 6.9333
Views since voting: 570
Views during voting: 188
Votes: 109
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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11/10/2014 02:05:03 AM
Congratulations on the TT finish. This is an unusual treatment, but effective. Well done.
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11/08/2014 10:51:29 AM
Figured it had to be yours with the processing. Beautifully done!
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11/08/2014 09:32:49 AM
Dramatic scene and lighting and I love the color. Congratulations on the top 10.
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11/08/2014 05:54:20 AM
Gorgeous. My favorite.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2014 10:23:07 PM
Popular spot I think. :-) Very nice color. Foreground and trees seem overly harsh / sharpened.
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11/07/2014 12:34:24 PM
Great shot and the clouds are amazing.
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11/05/2014 09:39:33 PM
Very dramatic. I like how the lower half almost mirrors the upper half but it puts its own unique spin on things. Beautiful photo overall.
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11/04/2014 11:19:19 PM
Gorgeous location, great sky, but seems as though there is almost too much going on all at once. Then again, it makes the lighthouse incidental to its environment, and that is fitting.
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11/02/2014 06:35:22 PM
Ohhh... lovely!
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11/02/2014 10:02:27 AM
OTT and all that,I really like it.8.
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11/02/2014 08:10:50 AM
So then their is the folks out there that just make the rest of us look amateur. LOL. Great timing, great colors, great post process technique, and great composition. One of my top choices, good luck.
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