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Dock at Twilight
Dock at Twilight

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Challenge: Free Study (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Clover Pass Resort, Alaska
Date: Jul 9, 2002
Aperture: 5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/2 second
Date Uploaded: Jul 10, 2002


Place: 10 out of 175
Avg (all users): 6.8421
Avg (commenters): 7.5789
Avg (participants): 6.7676
Avg (non-participants): 6.9006
Views since voting: 1792
Votes: 323
Comments: 59
Favorites: 7 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/21/2002 11:38:00 PM
Soothing. It seems like it is a bit unbalanced with the odd angles. Fun.
07/21/2002 08:05:00 PM
Nice image. Love the poles' silhouettes and the touch of definition to the pier. Kind of wish there was either a little bit more color in the sky from the sunset to add some other colors, or a little less to make it all blue. The only thing I really find my eye repeatedly going back to in a bad way is the life-preserver. I don't know what you'd do with it though -- crop it out and you're too close to the pole, put it in and you lose the nice composition you have.
07/21/2002 07:32:00 PM
07/21/2002 06:32:00 PM
Someday when I grow up I want to be in a boat.
07/21/2002 01:25:00 PM
the reflection n the water works good.
07/21/2002 10:21:00 AM
beautiful light, good composition, great photo
07/21/2002 02:23:00 AM
This is a very nice picture - good focus, lighting, and composition.
07/21/2002 01:25:00 AM
Perfect to me... maybe a litle more light management
07/20/2002 10:25:00 PM
07/20/2002 05:13:00 PM
great photo
07/20/2002 02:04:00 PM
It would have loked better, inmho, if you cropped off the top one and a half inches to force the eyes to look further down the dock, see what we're missing at the top of that first one. Know what i mean? Try it. good job though.
07/20/2002 01:57:00 PM
EXCELLENT! I am fascinated with the coloring in this photo - it is just perfect. I sense a little sadness, but at the same time relaxation. It has a calming effect.
Great photography!!
07/20/2002 09:15:00 AM
Nice shot - would have been s-o-o-o-o much better without the life ring at the lhs
07/20/2002 12:03:00 AM
Really pretty seen.
07/19/2002 10:09:00 PM
I do wish you had croped out most of the sky. It would not hurt to let the nearest post go beyond the fram. Center of focus would be the water and skyline. aelith
07/19/2002 07:24:00 PM
Nicely subtle, maybe too much, very blue. 7 Swash
07/19/2002 04:00:00 PM
Beautiful color but it oculd have been much stronger without the half life ring on the right and the boats (?) to the left.
07/19/2002 10:51:00 AM
Very peaceful! 7
07/19/2002 10:42:00 AM
I love photos of docks like this, I have one I took that yours reminded me of - the softness and the quietness - a picture of what peace could look like - I wish that piece of life preserver wasn't in it, but I'm sure you do to. I'm sure you've gotten 'it's too dark' but I like it. good job. 8 cthenk
07/19/2002 07:27:00 AM
Boats on left and ring on the right are cut and distracting..
07/19/2002 12:16:00 AM
Beautiful & mystic
07/18/2002 10:38:00 PM
Wonderful coloration, and very clear for the time of day
07/18/2002 05:47:00 PM
this is incredibly beautiful. the posts leading into the back lead the eye towards the mountains - great composition!
07/18/2002 02:31:00 PM
You definitely should have cropped out that flotation ring on the right side. The sky is a bit ordinary.

6 -Tim J
07/18/2002 01:08:00 PM
I REALLY like this image. The mood here is excellent. The only critique i have is that the partial ring float in the lower right is a bit out of place. I believe that taking about one step to the left and one step forward would have removed the ring float and also hidden the boats on the far left edge... good work! = 8 - jmsetzler
07/18/2002 08:55:00 AM
far right pole is too dominant; cropping it and eliminating the pole might improve the composition even if you lose the sunlight shot; a good photoshop session would take that out -
07/18/2002 02:53:00 AM
07/17/2002 11:35:00 PM
ohh Nice..I like the complementary blues and the receding line of poles...might look better if flipped horizontally...not sure though
07/17/2002 03:53:00 PM
nice crisp edges. clear focus. acurate color
07/17/2002 12:56:00 PM
nice angle.
07/17/2002 11:18:00 AM
i really like these kind of shots, the pier on the left with the poles is great, too. the cut-off life-saver on the right bothers me though, i tried recropping this photo to 640x427 (the other allowed format on this site) and liked it much better. just something to consider ... -- gr8photos (6)
07/17/2002 10:44:00 AM
oooh. i love the blues in this pic. great
07/17/2002 10:25:00 AM
This is REALLY great, from the boats at the end of the dock to the tiny bit of red in the sky...
07/17/2002 10:12:00 AM
the colors are absolutely gorgeous. i would wallpaper my room with this.
07/17/2002 10:05:00 AM
This is so calming. I'm not sure if it's the blue color or just the fact that I love water. Very nice shot. 9- KDJohnson
07/17/2002 01:07:00 AM
Nice job maintaining some texture and detail in the clouds and mountains under low light. Looks like there could have been a great sunset too.
07/17/2002 12:38:00 AM
Nice composition ... The life perserver is a little distracting ... Good lighting to catch the mood ... Nice focus for the lighting used ... 8 ... RLS
07/16/2002 09:17:00 PM
beautiful sky
07/16/2002 09:08:00 PM
I'd have preferred it without that half lifebuoy on the right and with the pole slightly closer to the edge.
07/16/2002 02:44:00 PM
I would have liked it better by framing the shot to eliminate the closest pole and the life thingy, but a nice shot.
07/16/2002 12:43:00 PM
I really like the feel of the shot. I'm not sure I can isolate exactly why, but it is a nice shot. Nicely done.
07/16/2002 10:49:00 AM
Wow! Great composition. I love this. I only wish the sun was over the hills straight ahead. 9 Lisa
07/16/2002 09:22:00 AM
moody lighting works well in this. It is always slightly disconcerting to see a skewed horizon when it is only slighty skewed.

Would be more 'lonely' without the boat on the left, and the bouy on the right
07/16/2002 05:20:00 AM
beautiful colors, I would have moved the camera more to the left, get that life tube thingie out of the shot as well as push that pole more to the right. :) 6
07/15/2002 08:51:00 PM
oooh! beautiful colors!
07/15/2002 07:00:00 PM
The lifesaver needs to be in or out but not both. I'm thinking a angle down the pier would work great ! I love the calm feel of this and the blue tones.
07/15/2002 05:59:00 PM
This is one I would hang on the wall. Great job. I would crop out the life preserver on the right of the image ... and maybe get a guy in a boat or even a nice bird ... but somethings you cant control! Def a 9.
07/15/2002 05:37:00 PM
Nice photo, very calming "9" Dogman ;-)
07/15/2002 04:17:00 PM
Beautiful - I love all of the blue, it really sets the mood. Could be early morn as well. 9
07/15/2002 04:12:00 PM
This is a beautiful image. The only thing I would change is to crop the life saver ring and a little of the left side.
07/15/2002 03:56:00 PM
Super nice shot. My only negitive comment would be the life preserver to the right you could of cropped it out. Over all well done, good shot. Kee
07/15/2002 03:20:00 PM
Serene, restful, beautiful ... good job
07/15/2002 02:14:00 PM
Ooo! another postcard landscape :-)
Early morning, I'd guess, verry well done. One of my top picks this challenge.
07/15/2002 01:25:00 PM
Good shot, like the blues.
07/15/2002 01:24:00 PM
07/15/2002 10:50:00 AM
great shot
07/15/2002 09:31:00 AM
Wonderful ! Excellent colors and composition ! But... can't you remove the little buoy on the bottom right of the picture ? My top 10 this week.
07/15/2002 07:53:00 AM
Very sharp and clear.
07/15/2002 03:57:00 AM
The sky and the wooden posts add something really special to this. The framing and angles are superb.

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