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 This image was disqualified from the Image Grain II challenge.
By the Sea, Circa 1903
By the Sea, Circa 1903
noraneko


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Image Grain II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: Mar 13, 2007
Aperture: f/14
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Vintage, Water
Date Uploaded: Mar 13, 2007

Thanks to Bear Music for the idea to shoot in JPEG+small to add grain in-camera! It worked! I experimented with high ISO as well, but didn't seem to make much difference - guess there was to much light. To add extra grain, added high degree of USM, converted to sepia, then equalized (not sure exactly what equalize does, but it certainly had a nice effect on this image.) Rotated about 2 degrees left to straighten horizon (oops - can't believe how badly I botched the horizon in camera on this one!) Resize for web.

Note on DQ so others may avoid the same fate: When I installed PS Elements, it included a software to transfer images into Elements. Evidently this software alters EXIF data. It does not rotate the original photos, change the time/date stamp, or change the name of the file, so there was no obvious reason to think it would alter the photo in any way. If you use this software (or other similar software) to upload your images, you will be DQ'd even if you "save as" to perform any editing changes.
Disqualification Details
You must retain your original, unedited file (exactly as recorded by your camera), and provide it to the Site Council along with a list of your editing steps within 48 hours of any validation request. Files that have been saved or altered with any editing or transfer software are NOT originals.

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Views since voting: 1747
Views during voting: 342
Comments: 49
Favorites: 16 (view)


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03/20/2008 02:03:41 PM
I think this is an aweosme photo. You really captured the look of a timeless photo.
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10/04/2007 04:50:46 PM
I love the almost 3D look to this image! Also love the color, subject, composition, processing...all around fantastic :-)
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08/20/2007 10:50:40 PM
Great shot! Sucks about the DQ. The image is really lovely - beautifully executed and presented.
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04/11/2007 09:03:18 PM
wondered wot you'd got the dq for and opened this one up .... far out and a total suck that you got the dq ..... i'v just gone and checked out some of your other work and came to your beautiful free study for march ... 25th place is awesome for a gorgeous photograph ... it would certainly make up for this unexpected and unpleasant dq .... but something i've noticed .....that because of the dq plenty of ppl take a look, like i did ... and you may get more ppl enjoying this stunning photograph than if it'd just been 5TH place .... well, maybe not, but it could make it feel better?? :)
i gave you a 9 for this by the way ....... i can tell because of the red line!!
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03/26/2007 10:20:01 AM
Oh CATHEREINE!!!!!! I didn't realize this awesome photo got dq'd!!! I'm so sorry!!! Having lost a ribbon photo to a dq, I know how disappointing it is to have one finish this strong and lose it! DARN!!!

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03/26/2007 06:34:47 AM
That's an unexpected.... well, live and learn. Still a very nice image. Bet it would be even nicer without grain ;-)
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03/25/2007 12:06:29 PM
Dq'd. That sucks...

Message edited by author 2007-03-25 12:15:48.
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03/24/2007 10:46:11 PM
Catherine- I am so upset about your disqualification! I thought this image was amazing
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03/23/2007 07:46:06 AM
this is just a perfect photo. those colors are excellent!! did you do something special to the woden parts of the peer? I really like the structure there and the white stripes.
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03/22/2007 09:22:03 AM
Love this one. Great finish~
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03/22/2007 04:38:34 AM
Fabulous picture. Worthy of all good accolades.
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03/21/2007 10:49:41 PM
great colouring and sharpness. really liking this one.
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03/21/2007 10:44:46 PM
I really like this and it was one of my favorites for this challenge.....
Well done on your high placement as you did really well with the subject matter, composition, crop, grain and colortones.....
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03/21/2007 10:08:06 PM
I see I was one of the 19 people who recognizes a 10 when they see it. Congrats!
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03/21/2007 09:55:47 PM
Nice scene and nicely processed.
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03/21/2007 11:19:38 AM
Was my favorite! Whished you a ribbon! Exellent shot!!!
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03/21/2007 09:57:39 AM
Catherine!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! I had no idea this phenomenal photo was yours. You keep secrets so well :) This is a PERFECT, FLAWLESS photo! Such a good choice for grain. I'm so happy for your honorable mention!

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03/21/2007 07:23:43 AM
:) yoohoo!!!
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03/21/2007 06:39:13 AM
Great shot and awesome finish! I saw this and had to check to see if it was taken in CHS - is that Shem Creek?

Love it!

With smiles and sunshine,
Marjorie
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03/21/2007 06:31:04 AM
Well done. Glad the photo was appreciated.
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03/21/2007 05:45:57 AM
Very good job Catherine! I don't mind placing behind this image.
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03/21/2007 05:11:24 AM
Woohoo Team suck! Great job and beautiful shot!
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03/21/2007 01:41:02 AM
Congrats on a great finish, Catherine!!
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03/21/2007 01:01:32 AM
Congrats, Catherine! Way to do Team Suck proud. :)
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03/21/2007 12:52:07 AM
Way to go, Catherine!!
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03/21/2007 12:28:17 AM
nice going, neko!
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03/21/2007 12:10:17 AM
Woo Hoo!!! 5th place! Congratulations. Hey, where's the butterfly?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/19/2007 06:55:35 AM
WOW ... excellent ... i love your composition .. love your choice of colours .. and the textures on the pelican and that foreground pole he's sitting on are absolutely amazing ... it like he's become a part of it ..... just love this photograph and your editing .........
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03/18/2007 11:00:59 PM
Nicely done
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03/18/2007 01:30:24 PM
Perfect composition and the toning is excellent. Can't see this done without the subtle grain!
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03/18/2007 09:25:50 AM
Great picture!
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03/18/2007 06:47:09 AM
exellent! -10 - My favorite!
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03/17/2007 11:50:59 PM
Perfect! Just beautiful!
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03/17/2007 04:56:41 PM
Very very cool shot. This is gorgeous. The colors are fantastic. The composition is fabulous, and this belongs in an art galary. Now for the bad part. I would like to see just a little more grain. I don't really see any. Of course my eyes aren't what they used to be. 7
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03/17/2007 04:02:40 PM
great photo. Don't see the grain for the challenge though...
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03/16/2007 09:18:52 PM
great pp on this image - love the pelican (do I know who has been taking photos of pelicans lately?) love the perspective with the bird high in the image and the really great clarity on the dock with the soft grain in the crazy colored sky
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03/16/2007 02:22:12 PM
Looks like the 'grain' is achieved without adding via the PS filter, which is a plus in my mind. That's an interesting ragged deckle-edge border too. Nice work. 8.
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03/16/2007 10:30:24 AM
excellent shot, good composition, very detailed, good color and tones, but I really miss noise or grain - the border doesn't do it. added as fav, though.
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03/15/2007 10:16:32 PM
PERFECT!10
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03/14/2007 04:52:37 PM
Nicely composed and the sepia and grain work well together.
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03/14/2007 03:18:31 PM
wow. this. is. a. maze. ing. !!
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03/14/2007 01:36:41 PM
Wow! This is great. I love the color of the sky here.
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03/14/2007 01:00:19 PM
This is awesome! I love the texture and detail. The slight grain adds so much to the photo too. I think this is my favorite so far!
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03/14/2007 12:00:25 PM
Nice but could have done with more grain.
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03/14/2007 10:14:23 AM
nice 8
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03/14/2007 09:37:12 AM
Very funky, love the PP! Very interesting shot.
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03/14/2007 08:50:04 AM
Neat image, I like the colors and the gradient in the sky, but my mind just won't believe this is 1903. Must be the ship.
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03/14/2007 07:22:18 AM
excellent
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03/14/2007 01:17:34 AM
love the composition and colours but I feel like the challege was to show grain, and this photo's grain, imo, isn't noticeable enough.
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