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PURPOSE - It is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving...
PURPOSE - It is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving...
Beagleboy


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Challenge: Motivational Poster (Advanced Editing I*)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada
Date: Dec 28, 2003
Aperture: f 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/280
Galleries: Sky, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Dec 28, 2003

Shot of the Peggy's Cove lighthouse at dusk. Perfect evening for a shoot. Slightly cropped from original and colours modified using Hue / Saturation and Color Balance.

Had tons of fun with this one. The only thing missing is the border around the text that I couldn't figure out. Just didn't have the time to figure it out.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 94
Avg (all users): 7.0795
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.8636
Avg (non-participants): 7.2091
Views since voting: 3896
Votes: 176
Comments: 28
Favorites: 0


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01/09/2004 10:06:18 PM
Originally posted by mgrundy:

Critique Club Comment

I must say to start that this is a stunning image. The colours are magnificent and you have still managed to capture detail in the lighthouse and the rocks in the foreground rather then end up with a silhouette against the sunlit sky.

The square(ish) format suits the picture along with the white frame around it and the verse and picture go well together. I only have one problem - the horizon really spoils what could be a perfect picture. Given the December rule set and assuming the picture couldn't be taken again, a quick minor adjustment in PS could have done the trick...

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It did the trick, but thanks anyway. Corrected crooked horizon and reframed with larger borders and text on two lines instead of three.
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Message edited by author 2004-01-12 18:12:31.
01/09/2004 01:17:23 AM
I voted this a 9 and I am pleased for you that you achieved two ambitions
I have yet to crack the 7 even though I have achieved 4th
It's a beautiful photo and I guess the only reason it didnt win a ribbon is because there were a lot of amazing posters
Good luck to you in 2004
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/08/2004 05:54:48 PM
Critique Club Comment

I must say to start that this is a stunning image. The colours are magnificent and you have still managed to capture detail in the lighthouse and the rocks in the foreground rather then end up with a silhouette against the sunlit sky.

The square(ish) format suits the picture along with the white frame around it and the verse and picture go well together. I only have one problem - the horizon really spoils what could be a perfect picture. Given the December rule set and assuming the picture couldn't be taken again, a quick minor adjustment in PS could have done the trick...

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/15220/thumb/54291.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/15220/thumb/54291.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/05/2004 10:29:33 AM
Thanks for the vote folks.

Well, I must say I'm pretty happy with results. I attained two of the goals I had set out for myself on DPC in 2004:

1) I finally got a top-10 finish
2) I got one of my submissions to crack the magical 7.0 barrier.

The "cherry on top" would have been a ribbon.

Thanks for all the comments. I plan on re-doing this poster for a print available through DPCPrints.

EDIT: And oh yeah, I'll be straightening out that crooked horizon too. Always check that from now on. Live and learn

Message edited by author 2004-01-05 11:13:31.
01/05/2004 09:04:59 AM
He bro, congrats on your first + 7 shot. Shoulda won a ribbon. Good work.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/04/2004 06:47:52 PM
Amazing shot
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01/04/2004 03:09:24 PM
Very nice, one of my top rated. Do not like the white line around the photo, I think I would have chosen the same color as the font color, or very close. The white is somewhat distracting to me. I would also like to have seen the width of the black border be a bit wider.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/04/2004 01:49:32 PM
Very well done.
Quickly on ething I do not like is the square format but that is minor. I think a horizontal or panorama shot would have been great.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/03/2004 04:48:43 PM
One of the top ones! Like the metaphor of the lighthouse, it compliments the quote and the title. Minor suggestion - the font/size of the font for the quote could be bigger/kept to two lines/type set differently. Something about it is a smidge off. 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/03/2004 02:59:05 AM
Good lighting, maybe ensure the horizon is a little more level. Just a slight uneveness
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/02/2004 08:56:56 PM
The verse you chose was perfect.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/02/2004 08:50:14 PM
Beautiful photo. I like the lighthouse as a not-quite-silhouette, with the windows discernable. Good composition and poster layout. A sailboat would have fit the text better.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2004 01:41:27 PM
Very good shot and the text goes well with it. Would love to be able capture a shot like this. A 10 .
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2004 10:15:09 AM
Beautiful capture, great color, layout, borders, etc. Nice selection of font placement, size, etc. Great quote ( You should have given credit for that to Oliver Wendell Holmes ).
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/31/2003 11:10:09 AM
Absolutely beautiful and REAL. 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/31/2003 01:12:05 AM
Beautiful and a winner in my opinion well done
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/30/2003 05:56:43 PM
Who is the autor of this?!
12/30/2003 12:42:32 PM
It is not in which direction we are moving, but whether we straighten up our horizon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2003 11:22:30 PM
Beautiful colors, composition, very nice photo.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2003 11:06:10 PM
Excellent work,well deservet 10 here !
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2003 03:35:09 PM
The is a gorgeous picture. love the colors and the quote is great too. Very nice poster layout IMO. Great as a picture on it's own and great as a poster too. Good luck with the challenge!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2003 02:04:13 PM
Bravo. Compliments to you. Text is a bit small. Maybe it needs quotes and the author? Still a dandy shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2003 01:57:13 PM
For me, too much text, with a title that's too small. Nice composition, though I'd like to have seen more light on the lighthouse and a straighter horizon. Given the flexibility of the December rule set, I'd also have changed the color of the green beacon as it distracts a little.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2003 08:24:52 AM
I personnaly find the image more fitting to something like "standing strong and guiding others", but I like your choice as well.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2003 06:54:02 AM
Lovely! I like the sentiment and the shot that goes with it!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2003 03:25:46 AM
Beautiful, simple, clean. Stands out from some of the more busier posters. Colours are very nice, lovely contrast. Border OK. The text (the main word) could have been a bit larger (but just a tiny bit). You've done great job with this.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2003 12:33:03 AM
Beautiful photo and really good choice the way you've done the text and border.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2003 12:12:25 AM
This is a beautiful shot.. wish the horizon was level.. that woud make a great improvement :)
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