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Challenge: Long Exposure II (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Favorite Challenge Entries
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: Pebble Beach, CA
Date: Nov 5, 2006
Aperture: 18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 15s
Date Uploaded: Nov 5, 2006

Trademarked by the Pebble Beach Company :)

Post Challenge~ Thanks all! It's cool to get my first ribbon along with a message that my membership is set to expire shortly! (I'll be renewing) Now to dig up my original file!

Shot this on a quick family vacation to the coast and had to process quickly with PS Elements(thankfully it is very similar to PS)on a borrowed computer to meet the 9:00 deadline. Oops, missed some dust spots! The tide was -1.1ft near sunset so the timing was perfect to catch the exposed grass/rocks. Held a too small cokin GradND filter with my fingers to even out the exposure.

It's a beautiful coastline and even if the Pebble Beach Company 'owns' the tree and charges cars $9 to travel on their road, it's worth the trip.

My favorite comment ever. "This is ribbony, but what is it really saying, anyway? Do my grandchildren need to see this?" Thanks, posthumous.

Another one


Statistics
Place: 3 out of 239
Avg (all users): 7.1420
Avg (commenters): 8.1111
Avg (participants): 6.8929
Avg (non-participants): 7.3696
Views since voting: 10908
Views during voting: 341
Votes: 176
Comments: 41
Favorites: 34 (view)


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08/21/2007 11:09:20 PM
I grew up in Carmel. When I was young, this tree had alot more branches...lol. Stunning photo and I'm marking it a fav!!! Brings back so many memories for me!!!
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01/15/2007 12:58:05 PM
What a beautiful photo of Pebble Beach!
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11/17/2006 09:17:41 PM
And I think it would be safe to tell Posthumous that "YES. Your grandchildren DO need to see this!!!!!" They need to learn early to appreciate the beauty of nature and "getting away" to the quiet places, away from the cell phones, fax machines, and computer games! This the kind of photo that takes you there!

AWESOME! So so deserving of a ribbon! I'm just surprised that its just your first one! You have very impressive work! :)

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11/16/2006 11:36:38 AM
Outstanding piece of work! Congrats on your well-deserved ribbon. :-)
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11/15/2006 05:59:19 PM
What a beautiful job. Congrats on your yellow!
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11/15/2006 11:41:25 AM
Magnificent shot, congrats!
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11/15/2006 06:26:00 AM
Whoa, what an amazing landscape! Love it! Love it!

Congratulations man!
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11/14/2006 04:33:01 PM
I used to live in Monterey, and I have to say, you have captured the Lone Cypress in quite a magical photo! Awesome!!!!
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11/14/2006 08:01:07 AM
Congratulations on your Ribbon with this Stunning view of the Pebble Beach coastline! Beautiful work!!
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11/14/2006 05:07:02 AM
Congrats on your ribbon! The lighting and colors are outstanding!!
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11/13/2006 08:03:43 PM
Way to go Mark! Nice shot...nice ribbon!
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11/13/2006 06:02:50 PM
Congrats on your ribbon! Very well done, makes me go there again
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11/13/2006 01:22:39 PM
Originally posted by cosprenks:

great picture !! I'm still looking for those dust spots !


Top right. Hard to see on my work monitor. Shows up at home.
11/13/2006 01:18:05 PM
great picture !! I'm still looking for those dust spots !
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11/13/2006 12:24:34 PM
Terrific shot Mark! Congratulations on your first ribbon!
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11/13/2006 12:11:54 PM
Fantastic photo. Congrats on winning the yellow ribbon.
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11/13/2006 09:30:32 AM
i loved this shot, and this was my high scoring image in the challenge. The lighting is just perfect! Congratulations on the yellow ribbon!
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11/13/2006 09:14:10 AM
Wonderful job. I'm still looking for that elusive ribbon...this one was well deserved.
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11/13/2006 07:34:17 AM
Pebble Beach never looked so good - you should show them your photo, might get a sale. Excellent shot, beautifully photographed.
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11/13/2006 03:07:07 AM
Yeah Mark, great shot!! and congrats on the first ribbon. Not a bad first week on the f-stops, next week I want a red! :P.
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11/13/2006 01:35:15 AM
Congrats for your ribbon ! Well deserved for a beautiful photo !
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11/13/2006 01:03:08 AM
Very magical. Congrats.
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11/13/2006 12:45:08 AM
Now speak about a lucid dream, I am having one looking at this image. Congratulations on your Yellow.
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11/13/2006 12:21:25 AM
stunning photo! congrats on the well deserved ribbon! :)
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11/13/2006 12:17:43 AM
Fantastic photograph, congrats on winning the yellow ribbon!
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11/13/2006 12:15:29 AM
Really amazing, lovely image! Congratulations!
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11/13/2006 12:08:12 AM
One week on the F/Stops! and you got yourself a ribbon!! Woo Hoo, WTG Mark! This is gorgeous!!
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11/13/2006 12:07:31 AM
Heck of a great time to get a ribbon, Mark! Big huge congrats. Wonderful colors and softness of the water! Hurray!
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11/13/2006 12:07:07 AM
Congrats on the Yellow!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/12/2006 03:42:17 PM
excellent composition, focus, and lighting.
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11/12/2006 02:37:48 PM
Lovely soft light - excellent work
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11/12/2006 09:40:18 AM
gorgeous!
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11/11/2006 12:03:33 AM
very sweet. Too bad we cant depict the ebbing and flowing individually.
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11/09/2006 02:57:13 PM
I never tire of these types of photos with the blurred waves, especially when done as well as this. Very nice!
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11/09/2006 09:54:50 AM
Pretty without being excessively ethereal. 9.
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11/08/2006 02:29:05 PM
This is ribbony, but what is it really saying, anyway? Do my grandchildren need to see this?
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11/07/2006 01:59:19 PM
All on scale of 0-2
Focus: 2
Lighting: 2
Composition: 2
Creativity: 1
Wow Factor: 2

Total: 9
Lucky you - living in Monterey, I presume! I love that area. Beautiful, well-rendered photo.
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11/06/2006 12:31:34 PM
great shot great DOF
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11/06/2006 03:43:56 AM
Lovely. I've come back to this several times. Really a beautiful image. The one craggy tree up on the cliff adds to it. Love the lavender of the water with the warm tones of the rocks. Add that to the touches of green and the whole image really gives the viewer a wonderful sense of color.
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11/06/2006 02:44:01 AM
Nice lighting! Great composition.
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11/06/2006 01:32:15 AM
this is the lone cypress right ? I didnt' know there's a way to get that close to the beach at this point
and yes its a lovely shot. I like the green at the bottom with warm colors on the top
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