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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: 3798
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...

54291.jpg


It did the trick, but thanks anyway. Corrected crooked horizon and reframed with larger borders and text on two lines instead of three.
54299.jpg NOW available as a print!

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
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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...

54291.jpg
  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.
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 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.
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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.
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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
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01/03/2004 02:59:05 AM
Good lighting, maybe ensure the horizon is a little more level. Just a slight uneveness
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01/02/2004 08:56:56 PM
The verse you chose was perfect.
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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.
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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 .
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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
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12/31/2003 01:12:05 AM
Beautiful and a winner in my opinion well done
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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.
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12/29/2003 11:22:30 PM
Beautiful colors, composition, very nice photo.
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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!!!
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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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