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Challenge: Best of 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: Favorite Challenge Entries
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Pigeon Pt lighthouse
Date: Jan 15, 2006
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 8s
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2007

From the same trip as my FS entry back in Jan 06. I've always liked the wider view presented in this shot so...here it is. Tourgh field but hoping for top 10%. It will need to score about 6.4.

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Wow! I guess i'm double dipping but I had looked forward for some time to reprocess this and submit. There is no HDR processing, just a fortunate combination of the right light and a perfect morning for pictures. Single RAW conversion with some local dodge/burn to bring out the greens and the browns of the cliffs. Plus I let the water and the clouds slide heavily towards blue. This processing is influenced by tips/tricks picked up from DPC, most notably from Robert(Bear_Music) and his landscape learning thread. Thanks everyone for a memorable 06.

Thanks for all of the votes and comments.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 712
Avg (all users): 7.3259
Avg (commenters): 8.5814
Avg (participants): 7.2582
Avg (non-participants): 7.5476
Views since voting: 12767
Views during voting: 630
Votes: 359
Comments: 82
Favorites: 32 (view)


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11/30/2007 08:26:40 AM
so peaceful and so gorgeous! Good for you!!
~Anni
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06/27/2007 02:16:03 PM
absolutely a gorgeous shot, love the colors and composition, favorited.
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06/02/2007 01:41:14 PM
What an outstanding capture and what an eyeful of a presentation! An image that weaves and defines beauty and remains a fornidable feast for the eyes.
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02/27/2007 05:49:06 PM
I have shots of this exact smae location! Yours is better than mine...
Great job!
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01/31/2007 03:11:55 AM
great great photo ! i gave this an 8 ... i was wrong ... should give 10 :-)
awesome job !
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01/31/2007 12:37:06 AM
3 words...great light play.
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01/29/2007 10:58:42 AM
Rich color and the dreaminess of this scene are great. Congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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01/28/2007 02:02:47 AM
Not that i have money to waste right now but when is this making print status? lol
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01/27/2007 09:37:56 PM
Wow Simply breathtaking.
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01/27/2007 05:49:48 PM
Beautiful! Congrats!
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01/27/2007 03:40:12 PM
Simply breathtaking and so worthy of your ribbon win. Congratulations!
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01/27/2007 02:15:50 AM
Congrats on your win! I love this and gave it a 10.
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01/26/2007 05:05:23 PM
Originally posted by fatLouie:

Good, but too soft! It looks as if you ran it over with a steamroller, flattening all the detail and reality of the photo
But that could always be the 'wonderful' 18-55 at work ;)


I agree with you... It was really soft and I couldn't come up with a great way to improve the sharpness so i just went with the 'soft' look. ;) It was before sunrise so the light was naturally soft, but...
01/26/2007 04:58:27 PM
An excellent image Mark...a second personal best and a yellow in a tough competition. Congrats on the ribbon...I don't know how people gave this a 1
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01/26/2007 04:05:15 PM
Congrats...Just a awesome seascape.
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01/26/2007 03:16:44 PM
2-1's honestly...... I hope those trolls die from lethel injection of good photography. Excellant shot man....This picture makes you want to get up and and start shooting lighthouses....great work....
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01/26/2007 03:01:48 PM
Super work, Mark! The light is fantastic, and you took good advantage of it!
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01/26/2007 02:07:10 PM
Mark, many congratulations! It's very hard to win a ribbon in a "best of" challenge, but you did it. Way to go!
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01/26/2007 12:13:40 PM
Good, but too soft! It looks as if you ran it over with a steamroller, flattening all the detail and reality of the photo
But that could always be the 'wonderful' 18-55 at work ;)

Message edited by author 2007-01-26 12:14:42.
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01/26/2007 11:49:48 AM
Nice shot. That is just up the coast from me but i still haven't shot it from that side. *puts on list of places to shoot*
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01/26/2007 09:39:41 AM
congrats on 3rd!!
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01/26/2007 09:39:08 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved yellow ribbon. This is an amazing shot!
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01/26/2007 09:15:51 AM
Congratulations on the Ribbon with this stunning shot!!
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01/26/2007 08:11:01 AM
Congratulations!
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01/26/2007 07:15:27 AM
hey congratulations are in order! People - see what can be done with a 300D!!
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01/26/2007 04:29:47 AM
Congrat´s on the ribbon, like this way better than your free study X entry, although that one was pretty nice too, just think this is much better composed and in balance.
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01/26/2007 01:40:00 AM
Yeah I knew this one was yours, I prefer this one also I like the added shoreline. Congrats on third place in the Best of 2006!!!! amazing work.
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01/26/2007 01:39:09 AM
Congratulations! Great shot.
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01/26/2007 01:24:57 AM
gorgeous shot, Mark! i sure am happy we're on the same team. i'd hate to have to compete against you! (not that my work is even capable of competing.) congrats on the ribbon. :-)
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01/26/2007 12:47:13 AM
Look at you Mark.....Another ribbon this month. And a biggie at that! Congratulations!! Beautiful image!
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01/26/2007 12:38:55 AM
Great shot, Mark. Congrats on your ribbon.
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01/26/2007 12:23:04 AM
Gorgeous shot with perfect editing. Congrats on the ribbon!
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01/26/2007 12:08:55 AM
Warming up for WPL4, eh! Great image, Mark! Big congrats on your ribbon!
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01/26/2007 12:07:21 AM
Congrat on ribbon
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01/26/2007 12:07:19 AM
Way to go Mark. One of my favs. Congrats.
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01/26/2007 12:06:52 AM
Wow, Look at you! Congratulations Mark!! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2007 10:13:21 PM
awesome shot, I would love to know how, if any, you did the post processing. This is a great shot.
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01/25/2007 09:51:32 PM
Breathtaking. Beautiful job...one of my favs...Good Luck.
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01/25/2007 05:04:53 PM
Lovely composition and colors.
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01/25/2007 10:32:01 AM
Love the smoothing effect on the water. Third look, bumping it a point to an 8.
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01/25/2007 03:45:49 AM
Perfect seascape here.....
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01/25/2007 12:13:50 AM
Nice colors & scenery - very nice image.
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01/24/2007 10:35:15 PM
very beautiful, in a painterly sort of way; all the same, though, i'm not a real fan of this type of processing.
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01/24/2007 12:30:09 PM
Great color and lighting. Nice job with this image.
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01/24/2007 09:54:20 AM
Beautiful
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01/23/2007 06:15:48 PM
The deep rich tones here add so much to this image, and the lighthouse & buildings work well as a strong main focal point. Well done !
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01/23/2007 05:21:38 PM
Nice scene and nice job post processing. The highlights on the cliffs are particularly pretty.
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01/22/2007 02:57:18 PM
fantastic
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01/22/2007 02:25:56 PM
For a restless sea, this photo really seems calm and serene to me. Love how the lighthouse stands out so brilliantly against the sky.
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01/22/2007 09:00:39 AM
Stunning view, and your shot is nicely done. I really love the composition you chose. Seems most people choose a fairly close-up "portrait" orientation for lighthouses, but I like this far more. Really gives a feel for the mood of the place.
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01/20/2007 01:41:03 PM
AMAZING! I'll give it 10. So pretty....
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01/20/2007 02:50:17 AM
I love the look and feel of this photograph. The light looks real neat as well.
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01/19/2007 08:01:18 PM
Such a beautiful shot! Love the colors and smoothness of the waves! Excellent lighting!
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01/19/2007 06:25:13 PM
Nice shot, what lighthouse is this. Beautiful job. is this HDR?
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01/19/2007 05:39:31 PM
Wonderful.
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01/19/2007 01:56:32 AM
This is lovely. Next time try the "skew" tool in PS to straighten up the vertical of the lighthouse without affecting the angle of the horizon.

I've come back for re-evaluations, and this one is near the top of my pile. Good luck!
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01/18/2007 12:14:38 PM
Excellent,favorite so far. 10
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01/18/2007 12:00:54 AM
Wow. Good luck with this--should be top ten.
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01/17/2007 11:34:56 AM
Beautiful. I love that it has several color groupings. Brown, green, blue, white, a hint of pink. Lovely.
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01/17/2007 10:21:20 AM
Great shot!! Excellent composition. Colors and postprocessing are great!!
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01/17/2007 08:04:35 AM
Surreal. Looks like a painting.
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01/16/2007 06:56:36 AM
awesome, what a beautiful photo!
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01/15/2007 10:41:14 AM
Beautiful processing. I love the HDR look, wish I could do it. 10
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01/15/2007 03:01:49 AM
hmm... pigeon point? Nice shot.. ; )
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01/14/2007 09:17:00 PM
this looks familiar, I like this one also, good luck :)
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01/14/2007 07:19:05 PM
My pick for one of the top 3.
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01/14/2007 06:21:58 PM
surreal !
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01/14/2007 06:09:47 PM
Beautiful, very nice shot
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01/14/2007 04:16:20 PM
very nice 10
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01/14/2007 01:06:21 PM
Good tones, a great milky sea. Look's similar to some of Bear_music's shots in appearance I think, which can be no bad thing for a landscape. 8
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01/14/2007 09:32:47 AM
The sea doesn't actually look restless here - but you've created a beautiful picture with excellent colours and great light.
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01/13/2007 04:48:08 PM
Beautifully captured! I really like the blue hue.
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01/13/2007 04:21:54 PM
Perfect lighthouse image
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01/13/2007 12:44:56 PM
Stunning photo with such a beautiful "feel" to it! I love majestic lighthouse photos!
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01/13/2007 11:20:38 AM
Gorgeous scene, great colours and exposure
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01/13/2007 01:09:17 AM
one of my 10's - I love it - I can gaze upon it at length - seems moody and cheerful all at the same time - awesome job!
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01/12/2007 11:54:36 PM
Beautiful 9
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01/12/2007 10:19:06 PM
Great lighting.
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01/12/2007 05:54:44 PM
very dreamy
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01/12/2007 04:23:33 AM
beautiful, great everything ... i like it
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01/12/2007 01:51:19 AM
WOW! 10!
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01/12/2007 12:12:22 AM
what can i say...?
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