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LaCamas Lake
LaCamas Lake
ace flyman

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Challenge: Silhouettes II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Camas Wa.
Date: May 13, 2005
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 400
Galleries: Sports, Landscape
Date Uploaded: May 13, 2005

Its been heavy clouds & rain all week, this was the only sunset I could capture, it's still cloudy/hazy. LaCamas lake is in Camas, Wa. just about a mile from my house. My son and I like to fly fish here in late April early May.

Processing: shot with a Polarized filter.
white balance, contrast, levels adj, selective color, curves, neat image remove all noise, crop, resized, cloned grass at the bottom left corner, slight usm, save as web. All adjustments were very slight.

Place: 43 out of 248
Avg (all users): 6.1228
Avg (commenters): 7.5882
Avg (participants): 5.8182
Avg (non-participants): 6.4068
Views since voting: 1249
Views during voting: 315
Votes: 228
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0

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09/20/2005 09:50:58 AM
This was a challenge right as I first joined or I would have certainly made a comment. I love the silhouette and the distinct clarity that defines the fishing rod, line, and the person. It is great! The lighting is just enough to make it work, yet you still know that it's late evening and he's there for the last catch of the night. The composition is spot on and his placement in the shot is realy good. I love the intensity of the blue in the sky. It would have received a high score from me. ;~D
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05/26/2005 03:01:19 PM
Nice image Joe...where are the night photos under the bridge though??
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05/23/2005 11:50:09 PM
Thanks for the comments/votes. First time shooting a silhouette and probably a sunset..hmm. I notice him blending into the trees but it didn't click in until I got home to process the shots. Took about 40 shots, this was the best separation I could get. "I just keep learning around here"...its Great...........ace
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/22/2005 08:35:33 PM
Great capture with a very lovely and obedient sky to bring out the silhoutte beauty. Bump.
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05/22/2005 02:36:07 PM
this would have been great if the camera was positioned lower, so that the silouette of the fisherman was not lost amid the treeline. still a nice image, but could have been better
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05/21/2005 12:53:11 AM
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05/18/2005 11:57:30 PM
Nice composition and I hope that it is a fish on the line and not caught up on something. Nice capture and good luck. 9
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05/18/2005 06:24:47 PM
Beautiful sunset. Wish the silhouette of the fisherman was a little more defined and did not blend in with the treeline quite so much. Gorgeous color and detail in the water. Beautiful composition.
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05/18/2005 10:56:01 AM
Wonderfull depth to the photo, The colors are great and the lighting is beautifull. I do wish however that a little more of the fisheman was visible.The head is lost in the trees on the otherside of the lake The silhouette are is very crisp and well defined. great Job. 9
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05/17/2005 09:57:04 PM
beautiful shot and great subject! If the mid-upper portion of his body were not lost in the trees this would be perfect. Good silhouette.
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05/17/2005 09:49:47 PM
Great composition! I really like the subject! And you've done a great job capturing a silhouette. The fishing pole looks a tad bit indistinct. But the clarity and focus on the water look amazing!
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05/17/2005 07:13:35 PM
I think you nailed this shot. Very tranquil and excellent composition.
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05/17/2005 09:41:32 AM
oh so close to spectacular - too bad you couldnt get his whole body against the sky or the water. it loses impact where the treeline cuts him in half. the lines are great - the curve of the fish line continues into the curve of his body, the straight vertical reflections of the trees and horizontal waves - the every which way grasses.
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05/17/2005 07:37:15 AM
Finally see something interesting, great shot!
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05/16/2005 11:46:05 PM
so was it a fish or a snag?
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05/16/2005 10:16:35 PM
This would be just an awesome picture if the subject were more clearly set off from the background. Good interest and tension with the bending of the rod. 8
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05/16/2005 04:29:15 PM
Great Shot. One of my favs in this challenge Great color, action, and a fine Silhouette <8>
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05/16/2005 04:03:52 PM
Living in Portland I've been there many times. ..if it's the same one in Wa. Cool shot. Hope his line held!!
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05/16/2005 02:25:50 PM
I don't know if you tried this, but would the picture have been better from a lower angle? Whatever, you've captured a great picture which portrays angling just as I see it.
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05/16/2005 12:39:25 AM
wish i was there
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