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Beagleboy


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Challenge: Bizarre Nature (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: near Tiverton, Nova Scotia, Canada
Date: Oct 30, 2004
Aperture: f 9.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Nature, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Nov 2, 2004

Another shot done with my crappy canon 18-55mm lens @ 18mm. I really have to get a better wide angle lens...

This is a shot of the Balancing Rock, near Tiverton, Nova Scotia. The columnar basalt formation stands out in silhouette against the backdrop of St. Mary's Bay. A truly spectacular site. I still don't understand how it has managed to remain standing for so long with the weather conditions in the area.


Statistics
Place: 2 out of 225
Avg (all users): 7.0316
Avg (commenters): 8.2381
Avg (participants): 6.6408
Avg (non-participants): 7.2207
Views since voting: 7696
Views during voting: 462
Votes: 316
Comments: 36
Favorites: 20 (view)


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08/11/2006 02:26:23 PM
wow....
great job shooting
that rock is amazing
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11/13/2004 09:30:20 AM
Woohoo! Finally got that elusive second ribbon! Thanks to all for the votes and comments.

This idea came to mind as soon as I saw the challenge title. I had only seen pictures of the Balancing Rock of Long Island, near Tiverton in local galleries and tourism guides. So, I jumped in the car at 5 a.m., droved 3.5 hours to the site, hiked in for half and hour and took close to 100 shots. I wanted to get more shots from different angles, but I was by myself in a very isolated spot... not somewhere to get hurt, so I stayed on the viweing platform. I plan on returning later to take more pitures.

Thanks to my wife Julie for giving me day off to capture this image. It was an awesome day!

Message edited by author 2006-06-20 09:38:47.
11/12/2004 09:57:12 AM
I think this is a great shot - congratulations. Why do so many people knock the conon 18-55 mm lens ? I have foud it to be very useful and an ideal carry around lens.
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11/10/2004 11:14:14 PM
Congratulations, Mr. Beagleboy, you rock!
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11/10/2004 08:56:49 PM
Sure fits the bill, good work houndman!
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11/10/2004 08:54:41 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon, beautiful image of a great subject for this challenge.
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11/10/2004 07:15:34 AM
Great Job, Denis
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11/10/2004 05:44:00 AM
Congratulations :)
I was worried a bit how you will end up, but I can see many people found it bizzare or amazing as I did. That is a well deserved ribbon.
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11/10/2004 04:50:57 AM
Excellent capture!! Congrats!!!
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11/10/2004 12:46:38 AM
way to go on the red!-good job
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11/10/2004 12:08:21 AM
Congrats on the Red and your second Ribbon now!
Well Done and spotted Denis!
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11/10/2004 12:04:07 AM
Bro !!!! Excellent shot. Congrats on your ribbon.
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11/10/2004 12:03:49 AM
hey Denis; Congratulations on your red. A very good contender with great interest.
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11/10/2004 12:03:17 AM
how is it still standing? maybe the aliens who built it put an iron shaft through it for support...congratulations on another fine capture!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/09/2004 09:31:50 PM
Wow! This rock seems to balance right on the edge. Congratulations - I hope it wins something.
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11/09/2004 04:04:43 PM
damn. 10!
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11/09/2004 03:11:08 PM
I like the colours in this shot. I find it bizarre too. Great find, well exposed and processed. Very well done.
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11/09/2004 10:50:58 AM
a winner
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11/08/2004 07:18:06 PM
Hallelujah!! I can FINALLY give something a 10!!! This has got to be one of the least inspiring challenges I've voted on. Thanks for allowing me to find a little gold in the pot. An image that not only MEETS the challenge but is beautiful as well. Great colors, lighting, comp. and crop. Love this. It's a fave.
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11/07/2004 09:31:38 AM
Very Very Cool :) I love this shot. Great color, great lighting, great composition. Bizarre rock formation.
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11/06/2004 03:47:44 PM
To the point. Amazing really. 9.
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11/06/2004 08:36:42 AM
i think that you are a good photogragher because you have choose a very good sence. but i think this photo need more work to be exclent
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11/06/2004 01:38:35 AM
Great picture and proportions
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11/06/2004 12:01:10 AM
Beautifully done. 9
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11/05/2004 10:11:03 PM
i really like this shot it seems almost like its a painting only its not...

oh well its an awsome shot! GL
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11/05/2004 01:50:55 PM
Very pretty! !
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11/05/2004 12:40:29 PM
Well done... make you wonder for sure...nice colors and compozition.
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11/04/2004 08:51:03 AM
Very pretty scenic. Looks very peaceful. Also looks like the rock should fall anytime, yet it stands tall.
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11/03/2004 06:53:33 PM
Very nice photograph. It meets the challenge and is a lovely photograph on its own merit.
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11/03/2004 06:25:47 PM
Nice tension in your composition. 9
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11/03/2004 03:56:29 PM
Balance doesnt portray "bizzare" to me, Maybe something off ballance perhaps??
11/03/2004 02:32:39 PM
Whoa! Nice shot! Very nice! Love the composition, the color and the exposure!
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11/03/2004 12:29:02 PM
On my monitor, the brightness on the left is overpowering. but great photo. 8
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11/03/2004 09:38:53 AM
That's AMAZING!, wld have tot that it be placed as a focal point cause at 1st glance the sea caught the eye first instead of the ROCK, which I think was what you had intended to get the audience attention on. 8
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11/03/2004 09:27:24 AM
Absolutely beautiful!
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11/03/2004 12:47:19 AM
Challenge: 2
Quality: 1
Aesthetics: 2


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