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Challenge: The Four Elements II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Point Reyes National Seashore, McClure's Beach
Date: May 23, 2007
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: May 25, 2007

I used my blue/yellow polarizer and a graduated ND filter with a tripod.
PP:NI'ed the sky, selective color, I believe I copied the background layer and set to multiply and faded the effect. Used the different channels in levels to get the color balance. Shadow/highlights adjustment and masked out effects in different parts. I ran the clone stamp set to darken around the edges of the rocks on the left to get rid of halos, hope it works well.

Post challenge: Woohoo a ribbon!!! Thanks everyone for the comments and votes, they are all very appreciated. This is great, very excited this did well. The Sigma 10-20, it rocks!! I can now give the update button a little break. :)

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 394
Avg (all users): 7.3471
Avg (commenters): 8.8947
Avg (participants): 7.1698
Avg (non-participants): 7.6406
Views since voting: 13366
Views during voting: 287
Votes: 170
Comments: 74
Favorites: 45 (view)


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11/23/2007 01:48:03 AM
wow, i love that you actually explain how you post process your work, it helps out wee photographers like me... have you written any tutorials on layering or have any tutorials you would recommend?
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06/08/2007 03:32:26 AM
excellent, finally a photo from beach with short exposure time which works great :-), congratz
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06/07/2007 02:51:07 PM
holy crap. this is so amazing & pretty
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06/06/2007 07:46:53 PM
The golden glow awakens tender feelings in the viewer. Congratulations on your RED!
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06/05/2007 11:13:27 PM
Awesome Joe! Congrats and deserved. Go fstoppers
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06/05/2007 10:00:58 PM
Congrats, a well deserved ribbon
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06/05/2007 05:47:25 PM
Super photo. Congrats on the ribbon.
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06/05/2007 10:22:59 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. What a beautiful place and an awsome picture - love the colors. Well done :o)
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06/05/2007 12:31:30 AM
nice shot man
colors are amazing.. would look great blown up really big

that sigma is one heck of a lens
love mine
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06/04/2007 09:48:50 PM
yayyy!! another ribbon for the d50 :)
awesome shot!
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06/04/2007 09:36:26 PM
Amazing! I just wanna take a dive, Congrats!!
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06/04/2007 05:08:01 PM
AWESOME Joe!! Many congratulations on this wonderful picture!

Phil

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06/04/2007 01:25:56 PM
Fantastic, beautiful sky and water.. Amazing colors. Perfect shot.
Congrats on the ribbon.
=)
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06/04/2007 01:13:26 PM
Congrats - well deserved. This is beautiful and such a refreshing change to see some movement in the water.
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06/04/2007 12:04:27 PM
Beautiful...Good job and congrats!!!
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06/04/2007 11:36:45 AM
Great work! Congratulations!
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06/04/2007 11:18:56 AM
Beautiful colors! Congrats on your ribbon.
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06/04/2007 11:14:33 AM
You seem to consistently like this color combo.....

As do I. I call it the copper look.
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06/04/2007 08:42:08 AM
Incredible scene...congratulations on winning the red ribbon! That Sigma lens is the one thing Canon and Nikon users can agree on.
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06/04/2007 08:13:30 AM
Congrats Joe!!
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06/04/2007 08:12:36 AM
smashing photo, congrats Joe!
i especially liked the smoothness of the sky and sand, but coupled with frozen splashes of waves on the rocks. OMG this is cool.

crayon
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06/04/2007 06:32:39 AM
Congratlations on your ribbon and a great shot

Jack
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06/04/2007 04:21:32 AM
Great shot Joe. Congratulations.
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06/04/2007 04:18:44 AM
Congrats, Joe! That lens and polarizer are a killer combination! Well done!
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06/04/2007 03:23:00 AM
Good job. Congrats on the red.
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06/04/2007 02:32:02 AM
This was my pick for the blue. Lots of power in the image and gives the impression to me of what elements are all about.

Great shot.
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06/04/2007 02:10:23 AM
congrats mr dannels
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06/04/2007 02:06:47 AM
This picture really does get all four elements, nice work.
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06/04/2007 01:45:04 AM
Great shot (and title ;-) )
Congrats on the ribbon... very much deserved. You have captured the moment perfectly
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06/04/2007 01:35:23 AM
Good choice to leave this in color, congratulations!
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06/04/2007 01:30:29 AM
this is a stunning image, bud. thanks for the great comment. feels good. it's an honor to share the front page with you.
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06/04/2007 01:15:11 AM
Well deserved Red. Congratulation!
You forgot to mention Sigma 10-20, it rocks ;)
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06/04/2007 12:52:12 AM
Congrats! Lovely, warm image, well deserved ribbon :-)
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06/04/2007 12:47:16 AM
WTG Joe! I want your polarizer.
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06/04/2007 12:39:19 AM
What a beautiful image, the ripples in the water are just perfect. Big congrats on your red ribbon.
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06/04/2007 12:36:13 AM
Congratulations, Joe, on a splendid image. Hope you got it all out of your system before the MS Tournament begins.
:-))
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06/04/2007 12:30:06 AM
Nice work Joe, as usual. Well deserved ribbon here.
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06/04/2007 12:29:51 AM
Congrats on picking up a ribbon for this beauty, Joe!
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06/04/2007 12:29:34 AM
Very nice shot, Joe! I'm loving that blue/gold polarizer. Where were you in Point Reyes?
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06/04/2007 12:28:49 AM
Nicely done, congrats on the red!
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06/04/2007 12:28:22 AM
Way to go. Got a 9 from me. CONGRATS
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06/04/2007 12:28:04 AM
Congratulations on the red for this beautiful shot. Nice job on the post processing. Thanks for listing the details.
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06/04/2007 12:24:09 AM
Awesome image, congratulations...
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06/04/2007 12:23:31 AM
congrats on your ribbon!! beautiful capture.
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06/04/2007 12:22:00 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon!
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06/04/2007 12:21:53 AM
Joe, Joe, Joe...awesome. Congrats on the red man!
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06/04/2007 12:21:21 AM
Congrats, Joe! Another fantastic shot from you. :)
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06/04/2007 12:21:20 AM
Very Nice Joe! Congrats!
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06/04/2007 12:21:14 AM
Congratulations on second place. Good work.
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06/04/2007 12:20:58 AM
Ta-Dah! Great shot, Joe! Congrats on your new red!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/03/2007 12:25:42 AM
Beautiful picture looks like a poster. All the elements are present. Nice stop-motion on the waves. One of the best so far.
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06/02/2007 02:51:57 PM
Beautiful photograph.
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06/01/2007 08:29:42 PM
This is one of the best sunsets in this challenge, fabulous Congrats and good luck 9
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06/01/2007 11:28:39 AM
Taking photos of beach scenes and timing the wavelets rushing in is not as easy as it looks. But you have managed to take the photographer out of the photo (so-to-speak) so the viewer can simply enjoy this delightful scene. Very pleasant. 9.
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06/01/2007 12:21:54 AM
gorgeous colors! Love the slow shutter speed that appears to have been used.
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05/31/2007 11:13:55 PM
10
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05/31/2007 06:08:15 PM
Simply magical, love the pp and the colours, the whole thing is just stunning. 10
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05/30/2007 07:02:56 PM
One of my favorite photos in this challenge. I love the water softly lapping against the shoreline but with the bigger waves crashing behind. And with the beautiful colors in the sky - amazing!
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05/30/2007 04:11:08 PM
Very warm capture, great light and excellent contrast.
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05/30/2007 02:41:22 PM
nice shot.
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05/30/2007 02:40:36 PM
The golden tones in this a beautiful and incredible. You froze the surf pefectly for the composition of this photo. Excellent!
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05/30/2007 12:55:04 AM
Marvelous seascape!
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05/29/2007 09:45:37 PM
Stunning! Adding to my faves! 10
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05/29/2007 04:06:56 PM
Very nice...
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05/29/2007 12:23:22 PM
Great colors...I love the patterns that the incoming water/waves makes! Bravo! *8*
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05/29/2007 03:01:04 AM
Wow. That's spectacular.
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05/28/2007 09:51:51 PM
Man, do I love sunsets. And this one is spectacular
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05/28/2007 05:48:45 PM
My favourite of the challenge
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05/28/2007 03:17:53 PM
Wow, this is pretty amazing. Great job.
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05/28/2007 08:20:29 AM
gorgeous sky, gorgeous colours nice perspective. 7
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05/28/2007 02:53:43 AM
stunning...great colours
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05/28/2007 01:57:42 AM
Wow, this is realy outstanding.
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05/28/2007 12:42:07 AM
Awesome, Other photographer don't like you. You just raise the standard alot higher for future picture.
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05/28/2007 12:19:55 AM
Wow....I love the colors and range of tones in this shot. The sky is magnificent. There's a lot of shoreline shots and this is the best so far and likely the best I will see. Well done!
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