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Challenge: Free Study XII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4.0G IF-ED
Location: Baker Beach in San Francisco, CA
Date: Aug 22, 2006
Aperture: f22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1 sec
Galleries: Black and White, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Aug 23, 2006

Shot of the Golden Gate on Baker Beach in San Francisco. This was a really fun night of shooting while on a business trip for work. (I know my job sucks hu?)

I did get soaked on this but it was worth every second of it.

Color Version of my entry without most of the post processing done to the final entry:

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THANK YOU ALL for the awesome comments and 5 favorites during voting, that made my week!

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 684
Avg (all users): 6.9632
Avg (commenters): 8.5185
Avg (participants): 6.9450
Avg (non-participants): 7.0370
Views since voting: 2530
Views during voting: 389
Votes: 272
Comments: 41
Favorites: 13 (view)


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03/19/2007 06:50:09 PM
Beautiful work. The water looks amazing!
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12/24/2006 12:43:04 AM
Voted this a 6. I thought It could of used some dodge and burn. Highlights and contrast are not strong so you could of helped it to put this in 1st place. But still very great and a fav of mine.
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09/10/2006 11:54:22 PM
What a beauty and quite a serious exhibition image. Congratulations on your top ten finish.

Message edited by author 2006-09-11 00:49:13.
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09/08/2006 09:47:14 PM
Steve,
What a great pic, perfectly shot .... so the real question .... what was you doing at a nude beach in San Fransico at night? ;) Or better still how did you keep from being distracted ;).. Super work!!
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09/08/2006 02:05:02 PM
Congratulations on your top ten, great shot!
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09/08/2006 11:23:09 AM
I have seen too many slow blurry water shots lately...but man this one kicks ass!
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09/08/2006 10:41:10 AM
stunning shot!
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09/08/2006 10:37:44 AM
Great finish. One of my favs of the challenge.
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09/08/2006 10:31:06 AM
Excellent finish and outstanding work! SIKLY SILKY SILKY......
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09/08/2006 12:40:52 AM
congrats on top 10! great B&W!
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09/08/2006 12:23:37 AM
Steve, this is terrific. You rock. What a great placement. I'm so proud of you.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2006 11:34:51 PM
wow, look at that water! so inventive! 10
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09/07/2006 11:27:12 PM
Good use of long exposure. The motion blur in the water makes the image very dynamic.
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09/07/2006 02:32:39 PM
wonderful shot! your b&w conversion is perfect.
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09/07/2006 02:00:43 PM
Seldomly see the bridge from this side, but imo it is the better side.
Great compo with the lines of the flowing water, the line of the beach, the bridge itself and the hills. That big rock in front with the water flowing around it finishes it off. Looks very good in b&w.
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09/07/2006 01:20:24 AM
Nice shot, would like to see it in color also.
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09/06/2006 09:04:10 PM
This is a fantastic Landscape photo and I love that you chose B&W processing for it. The water in the forground looks awesome. Cool shot! 9
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09/06/2006 08:42:32 PM
I like everything except the sun and water, sun to me is too bright at the farthest left point and the watter looks wierd. the lines don't look normal.
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09/06/2006 02:26:35 PM
Very Ansel Adams indeed. Great light and contrast. Deserves to do well.
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09/06/2006 10:17:55 AM
Beautiful
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09/06/2006 06:25:10 AM
Spectacular black & white!
The perspective, composition and primary & secondary focal points are very well done and placed in this image. The overall tones are wonderful and a great title to go with it.
Adding to my favorites and hope this does very well in this challenge!
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09/05/2006 08:11:23 PM
gorgeous. instant fav.
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09/05/2006 02:27:19 PM
Very nice b&w, the rock and moving water make a very strong foreground elelment. Excellent!
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09/05/2006 01:52:38 PM
wow. 10.
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09/05/2006 01:19:06 PM
This is a beautiful B&W shot of the waters of the bay and the SF bridge. I like how you composed the shot taking it from a low angle level to the rock in the foreground. This creates such a visuallly interesting photo. I see two sentinels here. The composition shows them both off perfectly for one dominates the foreground while the other dominates the background. The first is the rock who has been sitting there for countless years enduring the waves of the river. The second is the bridge that towers over the river off to the right hand side of the composition. One last note about the rock in the foreground, I love how you captured the movement of the waters for it is the sweeping motion that adds visual interest as well as movement to the piece.
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09/04/2006 03:47:31 PM
Would love a print of this photograph
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09/04/2006 03:10:44 AM
first reaction was a very immediate "wow". this certainly has something grand about it, and not just in terms of the scale. i love how the golden gate is just scenery here; i don't think i've ever seen it taken from this sort of angle before, and frankly, it's beauty and majesty is massively enhanced because you see clearly how it just fits within its environment. the long exposure adds another dimension (dark filter??) with the water being very visually pleasing. the only shame is that the sky is so overblown over the hills on the left, but it isn't that obtrusive a distraction... very lovely scenery; and especially warm because you also feel a personal love of the location from you the photographer. 9.
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09/03/2006 09:02:27 AM
wow, a stunning image, a wonderful composition and a different look at a familiar landmark...love the shape of the water/wave washing up on the sand and the movement it gives the image 9
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09/03/2006 08:22:58 AM
Love the water motion and the grey tones. Very soothing.
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09/02/2006 09:34:39 PM
great effect in the water. very cool. 8
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09/02/2006 12:17:18 PM
Very dreamy surreal feel! Excellent work. 8
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09/02/2006 11:55:26 AM
Nicer than all of the previous photos of this entered in DPC challenges this year. The movement and stillness are attractive.
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09/02/2006 10:10:49 AM
-8-
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09/01/2006 06:48:08 PM
excelent! but for me may be is beter in color! "9" well done!
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09/01/2006 06:04:17 PM
Well shot. Cool!
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09/01/2006 12:58:21 PM
Wonderful motion and composition!
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09/01/2006 10:53:57 AM
nice motion capture and black and white works very well.
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09/01/2006 10:34:12 AM
Yup, homerun!!! Great pic! my first 10, only 600 more to go!
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09/01/2006 07:29:48 AM
Nice angle - like the B&W
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09/01/2006 02:31:32 AM
10
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09/01/2006 12:15:46 AM
Very nice. The progression of elements is perfect. I like it alot! Great contrast. IT has movement, light, nature. Good job. 8
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