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DrAchoo


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Challenge: Purple II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Cannon Beach, OR
Date: Sep 23, 2006
Aperture: f/13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Sep 23, 2006

Taken at the needles on Cannon Beach during a cloudless sunset. Not much is done to the picture other than changing the WB in the RAW Converter (temp 5850, tint +150). The only thing done in PS is a -10 on Brightness and USM stuff. The biggest annoyance was a nice dust speck on my new 5D which forced me to crop closer than I wanted. I'd like a little more negative space, but there is a spot (and a big one) just off the canvas on the left just above the horizon.

Thanks everybody! It's fun to ride a wave. I'm sure it will end soon enough...

A No PS-edit original:
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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 290
Avg (all users): 7.3972
Avg (commenters): 8.4000
Avg (participants): 7.1748
Avg (non-participants): 7.5251
Views since voting: 16104
Views during voting: 556
Votes: 282
Comments: 91
Favorites: 53 (view)


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04/22/2009 02:55:26 AM
Well deserved honor! Makes me think about messing around with the colors in camera as well. Thanks for the idea!!!
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11/15/2006 07:09:35 PM
All I can say is WOW, and thanks for making me think of off setting my white balance and tint inside the camera on purpose to achieve color effects. I'll bet my new camera will allow me to do this completely internal now.
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10/10/2006 03:39:09 PM
Simply beautiful!
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10/06/2006 06:09:44 PM
well done
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10/06/2006 01:39:23 PM
Beautiful picture, well done and congratulations!
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10/06/2006 09:49:11 AM
I leave town for one week and come back to this. WOW!! Congrats on yet another ribbon and an amazing shot! Great job!
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10/05/2006 08:24:28 PM
Hey Jason, congrats on the blue ribbon, great to see Cannon Beach on the homepage! It's a well taken shot, and fits the theme of purple, but it seems unrealistic to me (which also may be a reason it ribboned).
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10/05/2006 03:38:42 PM
Great shot Jason, congratulations!
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10/05/2006 10:13:21 AM
Excellent shot Jason, congrats!
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10/05/2006 01:19:20 AM
Congrats on your ribbon. Couldn't believe you did not mess with the colors. Magnificent photo. Definitely worth the blue.
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10/05/2006 12:52:49 AM
I would like to see a page devoted to ribboning Cannon Beach shots. Congrats on the retina searing quality of this pic. Dont care for the bird FWIW, and is suspect you might have cropped it out if cropping wouldn't removed the seastacks dome. Congrats!
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10/04/2006 08:56:52 PM
Dude !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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10/04/2006 04:01:01 PM
Not Again!lol. Adding to favs.

Message edited by author 2006-10-04 16:01:25.
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10/04/2006 01:09:40 PM
Congratulations Jason for the well deserved blue, I was sure this would win, fantastic shot.
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10/04/2006 11:38:38 AM
Jason, welcome back to the most beautiful beach in the world! Sweet to see the needles in full glory! Next time you're down, stop in. Congrats on your Blue/Purple ribbon!
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10/04/2006 11:23:49 AM
The bird finishes off an awesome image, nice going Jason!
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10/04/2006 10:31:06 AM
Congrats! My top voted picture in this challenge, excellent.

Mike

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10/04/2006 09:10:51 AM
Great shot Jason, I agree on the uncropped version, would have done for me, could be a bird. well ribboned..again :-)
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10/04/2006 08:48:33 AM
I need to start submitting more now! congrats on your 10th ribbon for 2006!
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10/04/2006 07:44:17 AM
Hey DrAchoo

Congrats.... just beauuuuuutifuuullllll
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10/04/2006 06:23:51 AM
Congratulations! I thought this was Zoomdack's or Charlie Barker's.
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10/04/2006 05:38:53 AM
Copngrats on the bluey, Excellent entry
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10/04/2006 05:31:22 AM
Wow - stunning colors and a beautiful picture... Well deserved ribbon, congrats :o)
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10/04/2006 05:25:29 AM
Get out of here!!! :) Goddamn, it´s gonna be hard catching up to you if you keep going like this, hehe :) Congrats dude, yet again (I am starting to feel like a broken record...)
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10/04/2006 04:17:00 AM
Congrats on the blue doc! You rock even more with your new 5D!
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10/04/2006 04:12:50 AM
nice man.
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10/04/2006 03:59:45 AM
Congrats, Doc, well deserved ribbon. Heard, you like to come up with a nice 5.3 after a ribbon - that may give us others a chance in High Contrast II or Unrelatedness...
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10/04/2006 03:37:54 AM
Very nice. I didnt't get to vote the whole challenge but this would have been amy pick for top 3.
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10/04/2006 03:32:13 AM
Very special, doc, congratulations!
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10/04/2006 03:23:14 AM
The good Doctor Jason...man you are on a roll here mate! awesome image and a deserved blue
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10/04/2006 02:51:59 AM
Excellent shot, huge congrats on the blue.
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10/04/2006 02:24:39 AM
Cheater.. cheater.. cheater! No fair sneaking over to Cannon Beach and taking pictures at sunset. LOL!

Congrats on another well deserved blue. I like your judicious use of RAW conversion parameters in your image processing. That is what set this picture apart from the others.
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10/04/2006 02:22:00 AM
Well of course it is Cannon Beach...you used a Canon didn't you? Outstanding and congrats.
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10/04/2006 02:07:47 AM
congrats, you sure are on roll............. !!
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10/04/2006 02:06:06 AM
Another GREAT shot man! Nice job. I need to get to Cannon Beach before the good weather goes away!
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10/04/2006 01:36:14 AM
Excellent, a tasty visual image, I told you it was a ribbon, although I am sure you knew that too. Congrats on your second highest score too.

Message edited by author 2006-10-04 02:16:14.
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10/04/2006 01:29:58 AM
Congrats, Doc!! What colors!!
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10/04/2006 12:53:02 AM
Sweet, sweet, sweet! Congrats, Jason!
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10/04/2006 12:48:08 AM
Nice job Doc... congrats... :)
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10/04/2006 12:47:53 AM
Excellent!
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10/04/2006 12:45:50 AM
very very nicely done. congratulations on yet another blue!
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10/04/2006 12:31:39 AM
Congrats. The admins might as well just leave your name on the front page since it's always there.

Message edited by author 2006-10-04 00:32:01.
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10/04/2006 12:31:26 AM
..and again and again...

Good going Doc!
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10/04/2006 12:20:48 AM
Congrats again. And again. And again...
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10/04/2006 12:18:53 AM
Geez...we get it, you're good, enough already!!

Just kidding...
ANother beauty Doc :) Congrats!!
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10/04/2006 12:18:24 AM
Nicely done and definitely not an unexpected result here.
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10/04/2006 12:16:34 AM
Dr. Ribbon Machine!

It is a wonderful image despite the crop. :-) Congrats!
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10/04/2006 12:14:50 AM
Argh but the over-sharpened haloing is so tacky :(
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10/04/2006 12:11:25 AM
Congrats. Dont you wish the 5D had the new dust removal stuff!
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10/04/2006 12:09:08 AM
Oh God, you didn't.....*&^@$% Cannon Beach. I am voting a 1 on every image from that place from here on. You are a bad, bad man to shoot there.
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10/04/2006 12:06:15 AM
YAY! Another ribbon for the Doc! Absolutely beautiful!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/03/2006 07:05:34 PM
beautiful
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10/03/2006 11:15:35 AM
beautiful lighting and reflection, i like the positioning within the frame with the fact that the rock is comfortably off centre and also occupying the majority of the height of the picture. Can't make up my mind about the bird, on the one hand it brings a feeling of it being deserted all but the bird but on the other hand I'm wondering if the picture would look better without it...?
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10/03/2006 08:17:27 AM
I vote a perfect 10. Nice job.
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10/02/2006 11:11:44 PM
the bird is a nice touch. wish we had just a bit more room at the top and bottom to not be so constrained.
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10/02/2006 08:39:08 PM
Wow, teriffic! It seems fake. If it is, shame on you, but if not, WOW!
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10/02/2006 08:18:17 AM
Nice mirror effect on water.
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10/01/2006 05:09:25 PM
love the rich color of this, and the sun just barely peeking around the rock formation.
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10/01/2006 10:58:02 AM
Lovely colours! Well done! 8
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10/01/2006 05:21:24 AM
I really love this picture, fantastic composition and the purple color is purple indeed:). really beautiful and even magnificent. I give it a 10.
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10/01/2006 04:00:32 AM
Gorgeous Oregon coastline. Beautiful photo ...... tinted purple .... but there seems to be lots of that in this challenge. Good luck 7.
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09/30/2006 01:37:21 PM
this has to do well...
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09/30/2006 10:36:46 AM
Very beautiful place and photo!
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09/30/2006 05:57:08 AM
I think you got it hands down with all the other sunset/rise type photos for this challenge and best of all...Hooray for not flowers! 10
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09/29/2006 10:19:22 PM
Stunning color!
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09/29/2006 02:22:46 PM
wooooo...awasome!!!
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09/29/2006 07:45:18 AM
Wow, this is amazing.
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09/29/2006 06:28:41 AM
I would prefer more negative space at top and bottom. Anyway: nice shot!
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09/29/2006 06:06:38 AM
Photoshop purple...
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09/29/2006 05:02:15 AM
you know this is ribboning don't you? I do :) 10
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09/28/2006 10:32:52 PM
great great great picture !! love it...10
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09/28/2006 06:11:08 PM
Excellent composition and colors!!
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09/28/2006 04:53:03 PM
gorgeous
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09/28/2006 04:03:44 PM
wow...impressive landscape, very good shot.
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09/28/2006 01:54:36 PM
good. I think that a biggest space in the upper side was better.
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09/28/2006 01:30:41 PM
Back to comment. Coming across this the first time around I said to myself "There is the winner". Didnt even have to look at all of the entries (though I did). I dont think I could list all of the things that are excellent about this pic and I dont think I could find one thing wrong with it. This should be a print. Hope you are watching your score cause you are about to see a serious bump. Started you with my obligatory 7 as an image marker for my return view. Good luck inthe challenge (though I dont think you will need it).
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09/28/2006 09:07:33 AM
has to be in contention for a ribbon...great exposure...9
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09/28/2006 02:55:10 AM
Please offer print on this.
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09/28/2006 02:18:34 AM
Great image, but appears to be oversharpened re the halo effect....
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09/28/2006 12:00:16 AM
Nice, especially the central portion. Think I'd like it a bit better without the bird.
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09/27/2006 10:21:19 PM
Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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09/27/2006 08:07:06 PM
Composition/Crop = Great (horizon is in the center but works here. the main rock silhouette is set on the right 1/3rd very well. Bird could have been in a better location. darn him!
Lighting = Exceptional (love the fact the sun is completely behind the main rock formation)
Color = Exceptional (The gradient is spectacular)
Creativity = Great (I have not seen many similar scenery images)
Concept/Story = Great
Focus/DOF = Great
Subject = Great (Meets challenge requirements)
Wow Factor = Exceptional
Marketability = Exceptional

Overall I love everything about this image. Especially the 'ghostly' apearance of the furthest rock formation. I don't think this image would have worked without it.
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09/27/2006 05:41:24 PM
Well done. Lovely colors and composition. 10.
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09/27/2006 01:21:36 PM
A beautiful purple.
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09/27/2006 11:54:00 AM
center horizon really works here. Fantastic
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09/27/2006 09:06:27 AM
Wow - striking shot! Great contrast and color!
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09/27/2006 08:00:16 AM
love the reflection
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09/27/2006 06:27:16 AM
i like! even better without the eagle i think
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09/27/2006 05:02:32 AM
Oh Wow - so very lovely.
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09/27/2006 04:33:53 AM
crop at top and bottom is a bit tight, otherwise beautiful color and composition, you were lucky to get the bird in
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09/27/2006 12:30:12 AM
Ribbon? definatly . this is so balanced and the sand looks like its right in front of me.
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