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The Point Reyes, Cherished Landmark
The Point Reyes, Cherished Landmark

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Challenge: Your Corner of the World II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Pt Reyes National Seashore
Date: Sep 26, 2005
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250th
Galleries: Nature, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2005

Levels, Contrast, Curves, Sharpen, Warming filter. Some dodge & burn.

This landmark out at Point Reyes National Seashore has been there for years, digging deeper in the sand every year. It's a bit of trudge through a bog getting to it, but still worth the muddy feet. The vessel is located at the edge of the Bolinas Lagoon as it touches the little town of Inverness in the Park. Pt. Reyes is in San Francisco's backyard.

Place: 124 out of 299
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Votes: 189
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10/10/2005 06:06:42 AM
A very good image, shot from an angle that accents that it is a landmark to be looked up at as well as looked upon. While I'm sure you could have taken the image from an angle that displays it's fate more clearly -- I like this perspective as it clearly shows the sea-worth vessal it once was.

This is accented by the rest of the shot. The out of focus grass in front brings to mind a rolling sea that compliments the angle nicely. However, I am of mixed feelings about the sky. I tend to agree with the commentor below -- the sky is a bit over-powering for the muted tones of the main subject. But at the same time, while lowering the saturation of he blues (I tried it) gives a more pleasingly even tone over the entire image, it also shifts the image away from a testament to what the ship once was. With the sky as it is, the sensation of what once was is much stronger.

The only real downside for me is the general softness of the image. This is in disagreement with the brightness of the sky and the general feeling of the shot. You state you did sharpen, but as you did so in the middle of your workflow I wonder if resizing didn't steal some of the sharpness from you. If so, an extra sharpening after resizing would have brought it back.

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10/08/2005 12:01:24 PM
its a nice one!
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10/04/2005 03:20:05 PM
Looks like the S.S. Minnow!
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10/04/2005 10:36:29 AM
nice subject, but a bit overexposed to me.
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10/03/2005 05:29:43 PM
Powerful viewpoint. The muted colors on the boat and in the ground are owerpowered by the bright blue sky. Perhaps some desaturation of the sky would give the photo a more balanced feel.
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10/03/2005 01:07:21 PM
this boat makes my boat entry look like crap! wtg good luck on your entry! 8
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