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The Long Summer Daze
The Long Summer Daze

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Challenge: Art of 2016 (Standard Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony Alpha a7R
Lens: Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS
Location: Rock Harbor, Orleans, Cape Cod
Date: Jul 17, 2016
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Date Uploaded: Jan 7, 2017


The saplings are channel markers. They are put in at low tide every spring to mark the channel for the year, as the channel itself changes every winter and resetting conventional buoys would be too expensive. Rock Harbor is a very small harbor, perhaps 30 fishing boats in total.

Place: 12 out of 150
Avg (all users): 6.2347
Avg (commenters): 7.2778
Avg (participants): 6.3158
Avg (non-participants): 5.9545
Views since voting: 385
Views during voting: 229
Votes: 98
Comments: 22
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/27/2017 06:07:58 PM
Cheers Bear! Glad the image did well. ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/50000-54999/50695/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1194314.png', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/50000-54999/50695/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1194314.png', '/') + 1) . ' My comment via the Art Jury:
Quite a beautiful image with lots to look at. Splitting the image itself into 4 would create separate pieces that work on their own with their own stories to tell. So it's quite the splendid composition. The color palette is very reminiscent of J.M.W. Turner. The color portraying the mood, a hot Summer day, with the smaller human elements of detail and then the vaster landscape surrounding it. The subtle application of texture is perfect. Doesn't distract the eye but seems to add a considerable feature that tones down what might've been an overabundance and strips it down to the minimum. Yet plenty of focal points but not overwhelming to the eye. There's a sense that I can look into the image as far as the eye can see. An enjoyable image to come back to. It doesn't get old.
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01/25/2017 02:31:03 PM
Beautiful image, Bear. I love the color cast and the composition.
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01/25/2017 01:20:37 AM
I want to visit this scene.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/24/2017 10:14:30 PM
Postcard richness.
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01/24/2017 08:52:20 PM
this is such a bloomin' treat. watercolour and pen and ink.
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01/24/2017 07:12:02 PM
Beautiful vintage tones on this image.I Possibly, maybe would've cloned out at least one or two of the trees, actually maybe just the one in the middle, they can be rather distracting IMHO, already voted.
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01/24/2017 05:05:57 PM
this is melodic. bump.
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01/24/2017 01:27:16 PM
I really like the retro feel of this. Bump.
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01/24/2017 01:27:06 PM
A classic. Simply lovely.
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01/24/2017 01:26:52 PM
So much to see here, from the multiple shorelines to the trees right at the water line (did you extend them?). The toning is wonderful. Makes me wonder where this is and why it isn't closer to me.
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01/24/2017 12:16:23 PM
For me, this doesn't represent the sort of image I'm hoping to enjoy in this challenge. Of course there's nothing technically wrong with the image, but it holds little interest for me. I'm one of those DPC members that likes the blur, the texture, the unusual motif and will often be pursuing the 'posthumous' thread. You'll know yourself that this isn't that sort of image - for which some voters may be very pleased! I'm just not one of them.

For me the 'Art' challenges are about embracing the avant-garde, going beyond (or falling short of) conventional representations, this image doesn't really do that for me; but I do like the overall scene and coloration - enough for a (not disastrous) 6.
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01/24/2017 08:17:22 AM
postcard from near the edge of paradise...
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01/23/2017 06:11:35 PM
Great processing. I like how you made Rock Harbor / Cape Cod feel like the Mediterranean! Hope this is being appreciated.
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01/23/2017 04:07:19 PM
The muted colors are very nice.
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01/23/2017 12:36:09 PM
The muted, almost transparent colors in this fine image makes this one very engaging.
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01/22/2017 05:40:40 PM
love this image
great colours
love the low and high contrasts
people look busy, relaxed, and otherwise.
great selection
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01/22/2017 10:49:56 AM
This is one of the most pleasing beach scenes I have ever seen. The trees and the people all seem to be perfectly placed and the processing is really lovely.
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01/21/2017 11:38:18 PM
I love this color treatment! Can really feel summer heat. Also fascinated by human figures of watercolor quality and those strange trees...9
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01/20/2017 11:49:48 PM
I love this..it is so ethereal and the pastels are so perfect..fine art!
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01/20/2017 11:14:43 PM
Suummer has been well caught the day at the beach!! great pj photo
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01/19/2017 07:25:40 PM
Beautiful analog pastels. Nice addition to the Art Challenge. Thanks
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01/18/2017 08:56:28 PM
A nonchalant moment in a beautiful pastel hues
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