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Oregon - We Love Dreamers
3rd PlaceOregon - We Love Dreamers
Mick


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Billboard (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Canon Beach, Oregon USA
Date: Feb 26, 2005
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Emotive, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Feb 27, 2005

A young boy playing on the rocks at Cannon Beach in Oregon.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 148
Avg (all users): 7.0280
Avg (commenters): 8.0556
Avg (participants): 6.9462
Avg (non-participants): 7.0909
Views since voting: 8747
Views during voting: 454
Votes: 214
Comments: 68
Favorites: 24 (view)


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08/17/2008 01:17:46 PM
Beautiful photo for this beach! Awesome!
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06/21/2005 10:29:07 PM
All of these shots are beautiful but I think I prefer this pano crop best. I love the intense, warm colors. The little person on the rock really tops this off. Excellent!
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03/11/2005 08:48:42 PM
Hope you don't take this the wrong way, but you got zoomdak's style down pat. Awsome. I have to get me to Oregon!!!
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03/10/2005 09:42:15 AM
Great shot Michael, love the colors.
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03/10/2005 01:06:04 AM
i live in Cannon Beach by zoomdak. it looks like a zoomdak but without the haystack rock. I love it. It is something new.
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03/08/2005 02:51:58 PM
ZOOMDAK!?!?!?!?!???!?!?!!?!?! IS THAT YOU?!??!

LOL sorry a little too late ;)

Killer shot ---easily one of my favs in the challenge... congrats on the first ribbon!
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03/07/2005 06:59:15 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon. You are well overdue for your outstanding work. Your images are incredible and only getting better.
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03/05/2005 06:22:26 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon for this stunning image. Beautifully done!
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03/05/2005 02:03:35 PM
Thanks to all of you for the nice comments. Even though many of them were directed to Zoomdak (we both had a good laugh over that), it's still very nice to get so much positive feedback. It's also very nice to win a ribbon. I can feel my head expanding already! :)

FYI, I did not set out to fool anyone by doing a 'Zoomdak' photo. It just sort of worked out that way. I did take this photo on Cannon Beach, but I didn't go anywhere near Haystack Rock (Zoomdak Rock?). There were so many people around Haystack at the time that I doubt I could have gotten close enough to take a photo. It's a very popular place. I originally planned to do a Toyota billboard using a photo of my new Tundra parked on the beach with the sunset in the background. But the closest place that I know of where you can drive onto the sand was too far away for us to make it that day. So we stopped by Cannon Beach instead.

I gladly admit that Zoomdak's excellent photos of Haystack Rock did influence some of my decisions while taking this photo; and in the post-shot editing too. He is a very talented young man, and I have no doubt that we'll be seeing even more ribbons on his profile page in the future. I just wonder who I'll have to be to win my next ribbon. So, how far is Iceland from Oregon? :)
03/05/2005 01:40:00 PM
Congrats ! Job well done !
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03/05/2005 07:44:52 AM
Great job, deserving ribbon. Another in the great series of Oregon coast imagery. You do Oregon proud.
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03/05/2005 07:06:25 AM
Excellent picture. Thanks so much for including the play-by-play process. It is good to see that PTLens is legal. I was wondering about that.

Chad
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03/05/2005 06:03:48 AM
Congratulations with your first ribbon. I really like the photo.

I think it would have been impossible to be above 7 two times in a row and not have any ribbons at all!
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03/05/2005 04:48:15 AM
Wow, I think you got more "Zoomdak?" comments than I ever have, lol. Excellent job, I guess this is just a winning beach =).
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03/05/2005 04:27:52 AM
Oswald West, former governor of Oregon, declared the Oregon beaches to belong to all the people, forbidding anyone to claim one grain of sand from the high tide line out to sea, from Astoria to Brookings as private property. This billboard is in that same spirit, welcoming all inlanders to come out to dream, to soak up the beauty of the north Oregon Coast. I love the child on the rock, putting perspective and human story into the scene. The golden glow is extraordinary. By the way, the larger rock in the photo is known locally as Lady Rock. It's either Lady or Lincoln, I get the two confused. Congrats on the ribbon, Michael. Thanks for a great billboard!
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03/05/2005 02:19:28 AM
What is this - the fifth ribbon for this beach ? That's gotta be a record for a single location :). I've gotta say, this is up there with some of zoomdak's best shots of this beach, which is certainly an achievement considering you havent had half the practise he has :P.

Congrats!
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03/05/2005 12:51:24 AM
Congrats...this is long overdue. I took a look at your portfolio and i like the neatness of your shots. I can see STYLE written all over this. I must say this should have been a blue. A favorite.

Manny
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03/05/2005 12:50:46 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon--I thought for sure you were zoomdak. Even wrote my comment like you were. Well this shot is pure gold, so beautiful, cannot wait to visit the Oregon coast.
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03/05/2005 12:25:43 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon Mick! Very nice!
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03/05/2005 12:18:58 AM
Outstanding pic. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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03/05/2005 12:10:51 AM
Nice picture. It's funny how a lot of people thought your were Zoomdak.
He probably thought it was his too. "Hey, who stole my picture?"
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03/05/2005 12:10:44 AM
Congrat's on your ribbon, Mick. You were overdue! Do you have to pay Zoomdack a royalty for using his space ;)
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03/05/2005 12:08:25 AM
Congrats on your ribbon. This was my personal favorite for this challenge.
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03/05/2005 12:05:33 AM
The bridge last challenge was great. This is awesome, you make Oregon Proud. Congrats....ace
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03/05/2005 12:03:25 AM
And not even by Zoomy! Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/04/2005 10:12:57 PM
I love Oregon and your photo, nice work.
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03/04/2005 09:54:55 PM
Nice photo and yes I've seen this rock before. Good luck.
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03/04/2005 09:25:03 PM
Well done.. having the ocean at your door does not garuntee a good photo, it rarely behaves for you. Nice job.
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03/04/2005 08:43:14 PM
No matter how many times I see this beach, it still looks beautiful and you're clearly proficient at shooting landscapes like this. As always, really nice job!
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03/04/2005 08:35:06 PM
Such a stunning capture. Gorgeous color and depth. I'm sure this will be one of the ribboners. :o)
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03/04/2005 08:33:59 PM
Return for comment. Beautiful shot, wonderful light and sillouettes. I wonder if it might have been better though to crop more on the left, so the partial rock isn't even there. The predominant focal point is still the big rock even with the person there, and I think even more off center would be great. Still, a beautiful shot to be proud of. Bumping way up.
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03/04/2005 08:33:26 PM
looks like a place i would love to dream in. great pic
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03/04/2005 07:50:56 PM
Again??? LOL 10, of course.
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03/04/2005 05:55:14 PM
great shot

9

good luck
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03/04/2005 05:34:49 PM
Wonderful warm color and profile. Interesting how the sun doesn't blow out more. The beach is just great, as is the rock. The person on it makes it work. Very good.
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03/04/2005 05:20:24 PM
Zoomdak?
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03/04/2005 04:34:54 PM
One of top 3
10+
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03/03/2005 03:26:31 PM
You really have a treasure place there on this coast near your home. You always manage to make it fit the newest challenge, and very beautifully, too. Good luck on this one!
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03/03/2005 10:06:11 AM
I've been seeing a lot of this familiar image
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03/03/2005 08:03:59 AM
Can somebody say WINNER? I have a pretty good guess who did this one, can't vote though, good luck.
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03/03/2005 04:41:40 AM
Composition: 9
Technical: 9, very nice silhouettes. great colors and reflections off the wet sand
Appeal: 10
Challenge: 10, impressive shot
Overall Calculated Average Score: 10
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03/03/2005 12:00:04 AM
Beautiful shot. Love the whole silhouette effect ya got going on here, but at 65 miles an hour I'm not sure that folks will even notice the little guy standing there and your message may be lost on the viewing public.
TC
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03/02/2005 06:02:17 PM
My evaluation method of this challenge is as follows:
1. Did you catch my eye while I was driving by? Yes.
2. If I didn't catch the text while I was driving, did you intrigue me enough to look for this billboard again? hmm.... not sure.
3. Did you sell your stuff to me? If I got to read the test I might be considering buying.
4. Extra thoughts: Beautiful shot. Bright and eye catching. The kind I would enjoy looking at, after a long day at work, on my way home.
But sunsets are corny and not exactly representing one place or another.
most likely I would forget the picture after driving away.
If I saw this while standing at the traffic lights, I would probably be interested in a trip to Oregon. So I give you a 7 for a beautiful photo.
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03/01/2005 10:54:32 PM
You must be Zoomdak?? What a place to live--what beauty. Haystack fits into every challenge--well almost and you always capture it so beautifull. I hope to see it some day. You are marvelous--keep up the great work.
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03/01/2005 06:13:36 PM
Silky smooth, seductive shot - well composed, but just slighty over-dodged around figure and rock. Why? It doesn't seem necessary.
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03/01/2005 03:57:50 PM
very nice image 9
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03/01/2005 03:02:43 PM
Another rock shot zoomdak? Nice work. 10
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03/01/2005 02:42:52 PM
I wonder whose picture this one might be ...;-) (9)
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03/01/2005 02:30:20 PM
I heard ya have seen the sun more than usual this winter. :) Nice shot.
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03/01/2005 10:06:12 AM
Great colour. Too bad I can't vote, because this looks like a winner to me!
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03/01/2005 06:20:57 AM
Great job... as it was before too...
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02/28/2005 10:39:08 PM
Yay Oregon! (my childhood home) Beautiful shot, but perhaps a tighter frame might be better so the person would be larger. They might be hard for a distracted driver to pick out at this size.
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02/28/2005 09:29:02 PM
maybe as a photograph, but not as a billboard...it's a bit too centered. also, at 60 mph, that person would barely be noticed. great colors and contrast. maybe if you had someone on a bed out there this might have a stronger tie to 'dreamers'...
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02/28/2005 07:16:25 PM
Beautiful composition.
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02/28/2005 04:40:24 PM
smooking! 10
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02/28/2005 01:17:26 PM
Fab!
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02/28/2005 01:07:40 PM
Lovely colors, definitely induces one to start dreaming of Oregon...great ad.
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02/28/2005 01:03:01 PM
And that's really an advertising slogan used here isn't it? (I'm also from Oregon.)

Lovely as usual Zoomdak. ETA: Oops. I guess it isn't him afterall. Another Oregonian though... Thinking I need to get myself out to the coast at sunset one of these days for a shiny sand reflection shot. ;)
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02/28/2005 12:59:33 PM
Zoom is that you??
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02/28/2005 12:15:45 PM
nikon dream? Esplendid dream
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02/28/2005 09:29:06 AM
And the ribbon goes to Zoomdak. Another wonderful shot, love the gradiant yellows. You ought to open some vacation condos, you would keep them fully occupied by DPCr's. Good luck..-10-
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02/28/2005 08:40:24 AM
The color is so warm and I really like the detail on the sand. Hope you win.
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02/28/2005 08:10:13 AM
Gorgeous!!
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02/28/2005 03:27:15 AM
I swear, absolutely swear, if you keep entering this beach at sunset I am gonna come dynamite it to oblivion, dude.

Addendum; Zoomdak says he didn't enter this challenge, LOL. You STOLE HIS BEACH! This is a joke, btw. I have scored the image a 10. Very well done, great billboard shot.
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02/28/2005 01:31:44 AM
Hey, it must be Zoomdak
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02/28/2005 01:31:39 AM
Zoomdak? Nicely done
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02/28/2005 12:34:28 AM
looks like this is one of ZoomDaks... :) beautiful as always
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02/28/2005 12:17:22 AM
Zoomdak?
congrats on winning blue in adrift! i love the golden tones here! 10
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