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Challenge: On the Beach (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Bamburgh, Northumberland, UK
Date: Jul 15, 2006
Aperture: f22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.6 seconds
Galleries: Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jul 16, 2006

The lighthouse at Bamburgh, Northumberland

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Statistics
Place: 5 out of 326
Avg (all users): 7.1601
Avg (commenters): 8.3214
Avg (participants): 6.8485
Avg (non-participants): 7.3092
Views since voting: 2896
Views during voting: 475
Votes: 306
Comments: 35
Favorites: 8 (view)


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07/31/2006 11:02:57 AM
Thanks for all the comment everyone, glad you liked the image.
Just to give you a little background I planned to go away that weekend with the family, but as soon as the challenge was set I knew we had to go to the beach.

I checked Tide Tables and Sunrise times to give me a narrower choice of locations. It came down to Northumberland for dawn shots or Cumbria for Sunset. Northumberland it was.

So we packed up the kids and set off on the Friday night, drove 3hrs north and checked into teh hotel. At 3:00am I was up again and heading down to the beach ready for dawn. Only to be met by 15 other photographers all pointing cameras at Bamburgh Castle (my first choice).

Quickly looking round I opted for the lighthouse, which everyone else was ignoring.

I set the tripod up on an exposed rock and waited for dawn. The incoming tide got closer and closer, then started to lap around the bottom of the tripod. Still no sunrise. By the time I took the shot the water was 9 inches up the tripod legs and almost upto my knees. The North Sea is COLD ;-)

Used several cokin P ND filters and 2 ND grads to get the long exposure for the sea, whilst maintaing the correct sky exposure. Oh then I dropped the cable release into the Sea too.

All in all an expensive image, but worth every penny.

BTW - if youe want to see the final result of a similar image fully worked up in PS then go here

Message edited by author 2006-07-31 11:03:59.
07/30/2006 06:37:00 PM
Great water movement and lovely spatial expanse. Congratulations on your 5th place finish.
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07/27/2006 11:54:16 PM
Gorgeous shot! Congratulations on top 10!
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07/26/2006 05:07:16 PM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Great shot!
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07/26/2006 09:37:10 AM
Lovely work and glad to see you score so highly.
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07/26/2006 12:42:58 AM
Welcome to "I scored a 7 in a challenge and didn't ribbon" club ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/25/2006 02:22:16 PM
moody and soft.
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07/25/2006 01:38:42 PM
Great job! The colors and movement in this are very nice. The building on the upper right corner seems a bit at odds with the surrounding nature. However, a water shot, or even a shoreline shot, does not always mean 'beach' in my opinion. And meeting the challenge, to me, is the first and most important thing, if that isn't done, then anything else is unimportant. Doesn't mean it's not a beautiful and creative shot, because in this case, it absolutely is! I do love it! I went back and forth on how to score your pic, but I do vote low for those that I don't think meet the challenge, so to be consistant, I am voting this lower than I want for the reasons stated above.
07/25/2006 01:13:56 PM
Meets Challenge 1/1
Technical 3/3
Aesthetics 1/1
Composition 3/3
Creativeness/Wow factor 2/2

Love the flow of the water! Very well done!
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07/25/2006 12:52:00 PM
Beautiful colors and nice feeling of streeming water.
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07/25/2006 02:14:13 AM
Very nice job of capturing the sunset. Love the long exposure used. And the color contrast is very nice.
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07/24/2006 04:24:18 PM
Really nice colors, I loved it!
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07/24/2006 01:38:54 PM
Oh how I love these long shutter speed water photos!!! This is just stunning! 10
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07/24/2006 01:23:59 PM
great shot!
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07/23/2006 08:54:06 PM
Great shot, the long exposure time makes for nice effects on the rocks
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07/23/2006 10:41:44 AM
Classic shot with long exposure ...
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07/23/2006 06:09:53 AM
I like the way the water looks. Great combination of colors also. 9
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07/23/2006 05:31:03 AM
Can see this in the top 10.
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07/23/2006 05:12:19 AM
Gorgeous colours!
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07/22/2006 07:26:26 PM
nice. this should get you a ribbon
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07/22/2006 12:54:06 PM
Beautiful!
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07/21/2006 07:32:50 PM
Great shot, you have done a good job with the water especially in the foreground
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07/21/2006 01:20:42 PM
The movement of the water really give gives this photo life. I also like the turqoise color in the water, the colors in general are great. Well done!
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07/20/2006 08:55:14 PM
Words do little justice... Simply amazing. Everything about this is divine. Lovely colors, great composition, sense of motion.... Speechless!
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07/20/2006 02:52:27 PM
Nicely done
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07/20/2006 12:10:57 PM
I love the water in the foreground; excellent choice!
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07/20/2006 11:18:56 AM
Great colors and sense of motion in the water! 10
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07/19/2006 10:41:32 PM
great wide angle landscape. love the motion of the waters
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07/19/2006 09:16:44 PM
8 :) very nice seascape.
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07/19/2006 08:51:46 PM
Coming back for comments. Beautiful sunset, nice dreamy water. The structure looks vaguely familiar so you probably shot here before. Not that I'm holding that against you, lol! 10
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07/19/2006 11:32:09 AM
Ding, ding, ding...winner!
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07/19/2006 05:11:29 AM
wonderful...love the colours, particularly in the water and the movement there...the sunset...fantastic, good luck with this 9
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07/19/2006 04:38:05 AM
Very nice, you waited for the perfect moment.
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07/19/2006 02:36:21 AM
Stunning...is that a mist on the water?....8
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07/19/2006 01:40:56 AM
wow... great comp
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