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Challenge: Solo (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Indian Beach
Date: Jun 23, 2007
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160th
Galleries: Water, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jun 24, 2007

Got down to Indian Beach to shoot sunset...but it was a greyout (cloud bank just killed the light). Immediately after stepping out of the car up and stepping up to the viewpoint I see this lady walking along the shoreline and so I made this picture with this challenge in mind.

The title idea came from my dad ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' charliebaker and is basically a latin word meaning meditation. It is the second step in Lectio Divinia. This image shows meditatio through this person's reflective walk along the beach.

Here are outtakes:
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And since I like other people posting originals of their photos (especially ribbon winners), here is my original (straight out of camera and after raw processing):
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As you can see, this image has been pushed past the reality of what I shot. But had I submitted what I shot, I doubt it would have scored this well. I normally do not modify images this much from the original.

Soli Deo Gloria - Only to the Glory of God

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 249
Avg (all users): 7.0000
Avg (commenters): 8.6154
Avg (participants): 6.8500
Avg (non-participants): 7.0891
Views since voting: 6855
Views during voting: 221
Votes: 161
Comments: 36
Favorites: 6 (view)


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07/09/2007 07:13:53 PM
Congrats on your ribbon. Illustrates solo perfectly.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/06/2007 02:39:54 AM
Originally posted by boyd2000:

Can you explain how you managed to create the golden color while keeping the surf nearly white in Basic Editing?
Originally posted by SoulMan1978:

Just out of interest, how did you post process it?

Editing steps in Photoshop CS included Shadow/Highlight, Levels, Color Balance, maybe a little bit of of Hue/Saturation, Image Size and USM. The color shift was achieved using color balance: bumping the reds and yellows way up in different amounts in shadows, midtones and highlights.
07/05/2007 06:51:43 PM
Originally posted by SoulMan1978:

I'm docking you 3 points because of the typo in the title...

Only joking. Great shot!!!! 10 from me :-)


Oh I didn;t realise it was delibarate... That'll teach me to be badly educated ;-)

Just out of interest, how did you post process it?

Message edited by author 2007-07-05 18:53:05.
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07/05/2007 02:33:41 PM
Great work in PP. If I had taken this shot I would have submitted the original and gotten a 4.0 with it if I was lucky. Can you explain how you managed to create the golden color while keeping the surf nearly white in Basic Editing?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/05/2007 02:09:00 PM
congrats, thomas. =]
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/05/2007 01:24:05 PM
Thanks for talking to the SC on getting my ribbon too. Now we both got the yellow which is pretty cool. This is a good shot and looks good next to mine.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/05/2007 12:11:52 PM
thanks for posting your original! your processing was done very well congratulations on your ribbon :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/05/2007 11:25:11 AM
Wonderful golden tones and a beautifully serene image. Congrats on the yellow ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/05/2007 07:39:59 AM
Beautiful image, congrats on the yellow ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/04/2007 09:37:00 PM
This is so great. Glad it finished so well. Congrats.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/04/2007 07:11:11 PM
Another bold stroke of visual magic by Thomas. Congratulations on your Yellow!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/04/2007 03:28:09 PM
Congrats on such a beautiful image!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/04/2007 10:36:46 AM
Awesome picture! Congratulations on your ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/04/2007 08:18:09 AM
I love it! You did a great job.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/04/2007 08:11:19 AM
Attaway! Congrats mang! :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/04/2007 06:08:27 AM
Wow Zoomy, you were right to pick this edit...the "DPC friendly" one. Congrats on the ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/04/2007 03:35:47 AM
congratz ... nice colors and processing, but i have to say the photo is nothing special in my opinion, except you caught great moment and processed it very hard to get what you liked (and voters of course) ... umm okay these two things are very important ... but as i said this is just my opinion NHF :-)

peace
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/04/2007 03:24:46 AM
I'm loving the concept of walking as we meditate! Life as pilgrimage or journey; meditation as our spiritual practice while we walk at the edge of the great mystery of God. Great photo capture of this basic "classic" spiritual practice. Congrats on yet another ribbon to hang on your bedroom cyberwall!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/04/2007 03:08:22 AM
Wonderful golden tones...congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/04/2007 01:20:19 AM
Congratulations teammate! Very well deserved ribbon! It's a very intense image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/04/2007 12:35:55 AM
Great! another of my favorites of this challenge! Way to go on the ribbon!
congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/04/2007 12:10:42 AM
Great color and good finish, congratulations.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/04/2007 12:03:29 AM
Hey, congrats! No big rocks!!!! Beautiful colour.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/03/2007 09:20:24 PM
Possibly a bit oversaturated but a very nice photo, good composition
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/03/2007 01:19:46 PM
I'm docking you 3 points because of the typo in the title...

Only joking. Great shot!!!! 10 from me :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/30/2007 05:15:24 AM
Great textures and excellent expression of loneliness.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/29/2007 11:11:07 AM
Excellent play of colors!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/28/2007 08:26:18 PM
a winner!!! 10!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/28/2007 07:06:53 PM
Peaceful scene which fits the bill.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/27/2007 11:21:12 PM
Stunning shot... and I am not even a fan of golden sunsets... this is well done.. fits the challenge very well and the colors are beautiful.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/27/2007 03:40:03 PM
Great composition and colors. One of my favorites in this challenge. (10)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/27/2007 12:19:14 PM
Nice picture.
06/27/2007 10:09:27 AM
stunning! this should ribbon imho...10 from me (my only one)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/27/2007 07:06:49 AM
nice 7
06/27/2007 01:22:08 AM
Beautiful. The undulating lines of the sea with the single figure - spot on. The rich tones from gold to purple totally awesome. I hate to admit it but this sunset is rockin' my world. ;~D
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/27/2007 12:17:02 AM
BEAUTIFUL colors! WOWWWW! :) 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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