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1st PlacePurgatory

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Challenge: Boats IV (Standard Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 116 AT-X Pro DX for Canon
Date: Aug 19, 2019
Date Uploaded: Aug 19, 2019

Thank you to everyone that took the time to vote and comment. Iím happy this did well, I havenít really been taking pictures much in the last couple of years but slowly starting to get out there again now that things are settling down for me in general.

This boat made an appearance in a FS in 2015 and has since broken its ties it had and slowly made its way in closer to shore over the years. Anita asked about the title (and so did a few other people on some of the other sites Iíve uploaded this shot to) and thatís why I named it ďPurgatoryĒ. This poor speedboat has been here for well over 4 years, stuck between the exciting life it surely once had and speedboat heaven.

Hereís the FS shot:
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I also wanted to include this outtake shot the morning before. I really like how this one turned out as well but know itís a very familiar scene for me and wanted to enter something totally different. The water was decently calm this morning but there had been an influx of portuguese man of war (also called blue bottles in other parts of the world) which are jellyfish with long strings of stingers. Walking around in the water before sunrise while it was still decently dark rewarded me with a bunch man of war stings. Ugh.

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Thanks again everyone.

Place: 1 out of 36
Avg (all users): 7.3913
Avg (participants): 6.9000
Avg (non-participants): 7.7692
Views since voting: 591
Views during voting: 92
Votes: 46
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/07/2019 11:15:31 AM
Thanks Sandy! And thanks everyone for the very nice comments.
09/07/2019 11:04:33 AM
What a great ďIím still hereĒ come back entry! Itís so ethereal and breathtaking! Congratulations!!!
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09/07/2019 07:53:29 AM
Aghh very nice, sorry about the stingers, yikes!
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09/06/2019 08:54:32 AM
Beautiful as always Mark. I thought this might have your name on it. Congrats!
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09/06/2019 03:57:09 AM
Congrats on the blue - beautiful!
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09/06/2019 03:00:30 AM
Excellent photograph. I have always avoided doing long exposures with boats due to the boat movement but you have nailed this. Congrats!
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09/06/2019 02:24:23 AM
So great you're back Mark! Congratulations!
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09/06/2019 12:31:37 AM
I had suspicion as well. Congrats on the Blue
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09/06/2019 12:05:30 AM
Could only have been you :)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/05/2019 08:48:51 PM
Not sure I get the title but maybe itís the way youíre feeling, nice minimalist image. Already voted.
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09/05/2019 03:56:23 PM
Beautiful colours
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09/05/2019 03:28:06 PM
Not sure about the smooth water... It feels like texture would have been more interesting?
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09/05/2019 11:06:38 AM
To say I wasn't looking for this one would be to lie thru my teeth.
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09/04/2019 06:42:54 AM
Gorgeous. My favorite in this challenge.
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09/03/2019 03:39:57 AM
Fantastic! Love the long exposure here. Perfect in every way!
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08/30/2019 01:41:09 AM
I saw this as a thumb on my phone looking at all the photos in this challenge ..
this jumped right out at me for the gorgeous colours and the title .. which I thought was a joke .. considering the beauty of the scene ..
so I opened it up .. absolutely stunning image ..
and the title .. perfect ..
I would imagine purgatory could feel like a sinking into the depths .. altho my beliefs don't include purgatory etc when we die ..
I feel the reality is .. heaven hell and purgatory are all here .. we don't have to die to experience them ..
I haven't seen your competition yet but this is so beautiful it must ribbon .. :)
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08/30/2019 12:48:00 AM
Nice long exposure
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