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elsapo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Wide Angle (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: golf course
Date: Oct 15, 2005
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30 sec.
Galleries: Landscape, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Oct 11, 2005

Went out to the golf course to take some night photos with my friend.. while she was taking photos on the hill I told her to hold still for 30 seconds! (made her do it a couple times)....so thank you sarah ;)!

Thanks everyone for commenting and 1st place :)..ohh and it was great to learn the name of the stars!!!

Here is a poem jsas wrote for my photo (thanks!)

"Night Falls"

Night falls
as the sun sets
the blue light
exposes sillouettes
the stars are bright
and dot the sky
clear and perfect
for a sparkling eye
the simple beauty
of an evening watch
no telescope needed
to see so much
just step outside
and hear the calls
of the sun's farewell
as the night falls.

Jeff

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 253
Avg (all users): 7.4533
Avg (commenters): 8.5263
Avg (participants): 7.1261
Avg (non-participants): 7.8058
Views since voting: 18530
Views during voting: 435
Votes: 214
Comments: 91
Favorites: 97 (view)


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03/31/2008 05:39:15 PM
Cool poem. Great shot. Congrats!
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06/21/2007 02:07:37 AM
Awesome photo, and nice poem too Jsas. :)
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06/20/2006 02:19:06 PM
great work! classic.
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01/14/2006 10:04:56 PM
I marvel at this. it is so wonderful. well done.
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10/28/2005 12:32:29 PM
Excellent! The best shot form you, IMHO. Great work. When are you gonna stop winning ribbons?

Manny
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10/27/2005 12:27:43 PM
I can only add my congratulations to you too!
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10/26/2005 08:39:58 AM
Stunning! Congrats!
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10/25/2005 03:32:54 PM
a fantastic shot
congrats :D
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10/25/2005 11:18:35 AM
What a remarkable picture. A well earned blue ribbon.
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10/25/2005 07:37:10 AM
amazing shot. superb
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10/25/2005 06:12:51 AM
Simple,natural and great!
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10/25/2005 12:07:13 AM
I like it a lot. Beautiful sky.
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10/24/2005 09:56:51 PM
This is such a great image and it's one I can't take my eyes off. Well deserved 1st place and many congrats.
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10/24/2005 09:48:00 PM
I thought this smelled like ribbons... ;)
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10/24/2005 05:51:49 PM
absolutely wonderful. This photo is like a painting, careful to show the open sky above and the small world of ours below. wonderful.
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10/24/2005 05:14:50 PM
in my personal ranking, i gave you the yellow... guess, in hindsight, the blue really does go better with this photo ;) just shows the collective voters are smarter than me...

congratulations!
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10/24/2005 04:48:41 PM
loveeeeeeee it sooooooo nice pic
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10/24/2005 04:41:54 PM
Congratulations on your Blue! Wonderful Work
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10/24/2005 12:08:47 PM
So cool!
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10/24/2005 11:26:47 AM
Very good Justin, love the colors.
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10/24/2005 10:55:34 AM
Originally posted by madison461:

Nice work Justin! I hope your work makes it into a gallery sometime! You certainly have a wonderful eye for this! And now we finally know your "muse's" name is Sarah. :-)


this is another muse LOL
10/24/2005 10:29:34 AM
Nice work Justin! I hope your work makes it into a gallery sometime! You certainly have a wonderful eye for this! And now we finally know your "muse's" name is Sarah. :-)
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10/24/2005 09:01:17 AM
Congrats on a well deserved First Place. I love the deep blue tones and the movement in the sky; having your friend's silohouette adds so much, that was a great touch.
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10/24/2005 08:55:22 AM
simply great!
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10/24/2005 08:41:41 AM
What a beautiful image....congratulations!!
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10/24/2005 07:55:15 AM
Great to see this win!! Congratulations!! EXCELLENT shot!!
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10/24/2005 07:17:40 AM
Congrats on your blue and a very nice shot. You kids are taking over DPC.:)
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10/24/2005 05:01:24 AM
great! congratulations
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10/24/2005 02:42:54 AM
Good job, a worthy winner.
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10/24/2005 01:26:34 AM
wow..this takes time, effort, passion and skill...way to go
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10/24/2005 01:21:04 AM
Solid... Wow congrats to a fantastic shot! ;-O
~ Wilson
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10/24/2005 01:14:15 AM
You rule. Congrats.
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10/24/2005 01:03:37 AM
Great job! You are on a real "ribbon grab" roll! Congratulations.
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10/24/2005 01:00:35 AM
One of my favorites in an excellent challenge. Congratulations!
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10/24/2005 12:32:43 AM
You're on a roll! Congratulations on the blue.
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10/24/2005 12:27:38 AM
Congrats, well deserved. I knew it! Just spectacular.
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10/24/2005 12:23:54 AM
This is really lovely! Congratulations Justin.
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10/24/2005 12:23:53 AM
love it justin.. congrats.. just gorgeous...
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10/24/2005 12:19:26 AM
WTG Justin. Great work.
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10/24/2005 12:15:25 AM
Super well done. Congratulations.
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10/24/2005 12:14:01 AM
Hey Justin: you are kicking butt at DPC. My warmest congratulations on this expert rendition. The Blue Ribbon complements it very much.
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10/24/2005 12:12:07 AM
Congrats! I knew this was gonna win it!
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10/24/2005 12:09:37 AM
Oh U Rock elsapo! Amazing, and congrats!
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10/24/2005 12:09:04 AM
Congrats on your well deserved blue! Great shot!
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10/24/2005 12:08:46 AM
WTG Justin!!!! Congrats! Beautiful shot!
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10/24/2005 12:07:10 AM
AWESOME - are you going to get a big head now???

You better not. hee hee Congrats, this is well deserved.
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10/24/2005 12:07:03 AM
Nice win...I gave an 8
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10/24/2005 12:05:52 AM
YESSS
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10/24/2005 12:05:37 AM
Congrats!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/23/2005 04:40:34 PM
I love the guy with the tripod, far off in the distance... :)
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10/23/2005 03:55:01 PM
Amazing photo!! This makes me feel alive. Part of the universe! Best of luck! Hoping you get a ribbon for this! (10) and a new favourite!
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10/23/2005 02:37:57 PM
elsapo?
(if you are not justin black, take this as a compliment)
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10/23/2005 02:33:55 PM
Woah. Incredible at how much action is going on in the sky.
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10/23/2005 12:52:20 AM
Very nice. Your model had to stand still for quite some time it looks.
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10/22/2005 10:36:24 PM
wow.. this one is very nice.
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10/22/2005 06:49:26 PM
very very very good! i bet this will be in the top 10 for sure!
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10/22/2005 05:15:34 PM
Just awesome! I really love this shot. I really like the way you got the other person in there, too... that helps the shot tell a story. A 10 all the way.
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10/21/2005 11:10:13 PM
Very nice. I love the sharpness of the sky, the stars and the person. Great use of negative space.
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10/20/2005 09:35:21 PM
Spectacular image. Great sillouhette. Sky looks very realistic and the photographer ads nice point of interest. The only suggestion - I would have cloned out the reddish glow in the lower left corner. I wish you win ribbon.
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10/20/2005 08:51:16 PM
great shot. i love the lines of light
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10/20/2005 07:03:31 PM
Wonderful shot. Pleadies very distinct. Only quibble is light a bottom left. Hopefully you have details posted on the shot.
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10/20/2005 08:48:31 AM
so well executed -- color, use of light and composition is great... one of my ribbon picks this challenge (also going in my favorites)
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10/20/2005 02:45:40 AM
10
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10/19/2005 07:11:19 PM
I always look for two things in a photo entry. The first, is does the photo draw the "oh my god" out of me the moment I see it. the second is, I ask myself "would I hang this on my wall?" In both cases the answer is an astounding yes! Well done.
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10/19/2005 05:56:06 PM
Fantastic. You've made a great job of this - Must've been pretty difficult to achieve. Plus, you can see the Plieades! I like this one a lot.
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10/19/2005 05:38:10 PM
Very nice, great exposer. The satellite streak is a nice touch
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10/19/2005 04:34:30 PM
so relaxing,
i would have erased that left bottom line
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10/19/2005 01:32:54 PM
Stunning....wow, only photo so far that has left me speechless
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10/18/2005 10:37:03 PM
great shot..
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10/18/2005 09:16:15 PM
Very well done. This will score high, I'm sure.
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10/18/2005 09:06:41 PM
uhm... wow!!! My only nitpick (and it's a small one) is the light source on the far left.
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10/18/2005 05:46:16 PM
I really like this shot and the silhouette provides a great reference to the vast sky!! Well done!
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10/18/2005 12:58:37 PM
Very simple and straight forward photograph...though I suspect somewhat challenging to pull off technically. Excellent work. I gave it a 10. =)

Good Luck =)
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10/18/2005 10:21:25 AM
Wow! This is reallly beautiful.
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10/18/2005 09:52:33 AM
Since I know the sky, I can tell that this is a decent "wide" shot. I also like the way you've caught lots of stars even though it appears to be verrrryyyy early after sunset. The fact that the lower sky is not overexposed amazes me! I'm going to have to try this one day. Solid 8 from me.
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10/18/2005 05:20:40 AM
A wonderful image. Nice sharp silhouette. Awesome composition (a nice rule of thirds rule breaker!) Wonderful colours. My only nit is the flash of colour at the bottom left corner. Because it is so different from the rest of the image, it stands out very much and as such, is a bit distracting to me. Overall, a very good job.
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10/18/2005 03:14:15 AM
Too good. Just. Too. Good.
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10/18/2005 02:32:06 AM
Well deserved 10, just so many great photos this challenge...
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10/18/2005 01:43:50 AM
In my opinion, one of the best of the challenge. Great shot.
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10/17/2005 11:16:58 PM
Awesome....Great job..!!!
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10/17/2005 06:19:13 PM
Very nice!
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10/17/2005 04:13:23 PM
Very nice! This is what I was aiming for too, but failed miserably......
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10/17/2005 02:01:32 PM
Alright, this is VERY nice. Great picture plus it's this good due to the wide angle lens. Awesome job exposing for the sky and stars. The person on the ground adds great interest as well. Not nearly as good a picture without him/ her. This ribbons in my book...10.
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10/17/2005 01:08:48 PM
Lovely photograph
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10/17/2005 12:36:59 PM
If this doesn't ribbon there is something wrong with the alignment of the planets. Awesome. :)
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10/17/2005 10:30:03 AM
breathtaking! i've seen many photos of amateur astronomers silhouetted against the night sky, but few that have done as nice a job as this. beautiful colour, detail in the sky. nice chioce to centre on pleiades. i'd consider cloning out the satellite streaks for prints. excellent work!!
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10/17/2005 06:18:01 AM
Very cool, how did you get the person to stand still for so long?
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10/17/2005 05:21:00 AM
I suspect this has to be a winner. It's very beguiling.
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10/17/2005 03:03:18 AM
Excellent, very good editing, no noise I can see! I love the composition with the foreground and the small silouhette
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10/17/2005 12:52:35 AM
OH WOW. This is just outstanding. I am in awe. Terrific. 10 10 10
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10/17/2005 12:21:17 AM
Very nice capture of Mars, the Pleiades, and Hyades. Nice work capturing the sense of false dawn from the city lights to the east. Collapsing the horizon right to the bottom of the frame gives a great sense of wide-open-ness. I really like your use of the sillouetted phtographer/astronomer as a catch. Bummer that noise smoothing ended up cancelling out some of the fainter stars that were likely evident. But I know how the "too much noise" responses can be an incentive.
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