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Summer's First Saturday Sunset 2007
1st PlaceSummer's First Saturday Sunset 2007
xtian


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Weekend (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Huntington Beach, California
Date: Jun 30, 2007
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jul 1, 2007

Man, I'm having a lucky week! Thanks for all the comments again. This was taken in Huntington Beach. These two boys were having so much fun body boarding. The title says first Saturday Sunset of Summer but it is actually the second Saturday of this summer. I realized it only after the submission ended a few days later. Oh well, I thought it was the first when I took it so I guess that's what matters. It's my obligatory sunset shot for DPC and I'm so glad I made that decision.

For those who asked what's on the horizon, those are actually giant cranes from the port of Los Angeles in Long Beach. The sun sets behind them, thus the unusual robot like silhouettes.

Thanks again for the votes and all the comments! :) :) :)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 215
Avg (all users): 7.2477
Avg (commenters): 8.2941
Avg (participants): 7.4906
Avg (non-participants): 7.0179
Views since voting: 7037
Views during voting: 208
Votes: 109
Comments: 48
Favorites: 26 (view)


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02/17/2010 09:05:50 PM
I love the high contrast.
02/17/2010 08:54:02 PM
Cool photo,I just love it, a fave now.
07/16/2007 04:26:38 PM
congratulations on the blue ribbon!!. It is a beutiful image.
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07/11/2007 09:21:10 AM
Congrats on a well deserved blue ribbon! Wonderful shot!
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07/11/2007 04:52:40 AM
excellent, deserved winner ... yea the cranes are awesome !
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07/10/2007 09:01:34 AM
Wow, way to go!
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07/09/2007 07:40:09 PM
Wonderfull!! Congratulations on the Blue with this splendid capture!
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07/09/2007 03:49:12 PM
Wow what a great way to ruin a sunset. Take the color out of it. But fear not, thanks to all the pretentious knuckleheads that would rate a picture of dung with high marks if it were B&W, you've scored a ribbon. WTG! Congrats on figuring out how to win the popularity contest among these wacky voters. Now if only you'd run for president to give the economy a boost by giving the comedians some more material for the next 4-8 years we'd be set.

Oh I'm kidding! Seriously nice work. I would never have thought to desat a sunset but it works.

I guess,

To each his own.

Sincerely,

HeadKnucklehead.

That should have been my username. HeadKnucklehead. It's like H2O, only it'd be H2K. Unlike Y2K, actually a real disaster waiting to happen.

Yours Truly,
H2K
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07/09/2007 01:53:59 PM
Beautiful! Big congrats on your well deserved blue.
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07/09/2007 01:34:04 PM
Congrats!! Your blue ribbon is SO well deserved, this was a 10 for me :-)
I used to go sailing in those waters but didn't recognize Long Beach port (tsk tsk tsk). Quite the perfect image!
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07/09/2007 12:32:56 PM
Beautiful b&w. Unusual to take the color out of the sunset, but it certainly worked well for you here. Congratulations on your blue ribbon.
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07/09/2007 12:14:37 PM
Congratulations on taking such a beautiful shot all the way to the blue ribbon.
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07/09/2007 11:23:17 AM
What a wonderful moment in time. Almost like a memory, which someday it will be. Fantastic photo.
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07/09/2007 10:14:29 AM
Very cool dreamy quality to this photo. It is nice to see artistic photos finishing well recently on DPC! Congratulations on well-deserved blue!
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07/09/2007 09:43:56 AM
Beauatiful! Congratulations on your ribbon!!
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07/09/2007 08:43:05 AM
Fantastic light to this great scene, wonderful photograph...congratulations on winning the blue ribbon!
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07/09/2007 08:25:41 AM
Happy to be one of your "10s" -- congratulations on your well-deserved blue ribbon. Two entries currently on the front page -- wow!
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07/09/2007 07:58:53 AM
a black and white sunset.....excellent work.
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07/09/2007 07:16:06 AM
beautiful! love the tones in the waves. congratulations!
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07/09/2007 02:46:59 AM
Congrats on the blue, fantastic shot!
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07/09/2007 02:45:53 AM
Beautiful processing - congrats!
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07/09/2007 01:28:13 AM
This is just amazing, I'm incredibly impressed :)
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07/09/2007 01:10:29 AM
This is just FANTASTIC!! Wonderful shot!! Congratulations on the ribbon!! Way to go!
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07/09/2007 12:16:56 AM
Between you and Enzo I think we will have to take a swab, Congratulations on your Blue.
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07/09/2007 12:12:56 AM
Another one? Geez, you sure got the hang of this place! Awesome shot!
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07/09/2007 12:07:33 AM
Perfection Christian...well done on another ribbon! Congrats on the blue...from the guy next to you
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07/09/2007 12:02:14 AM
two on the front page, look at you. GREAT job, very well deserved

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07/09/2007 12:01:42 AM
Congratulations on such a beautiful image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/08/2007 08:03:30 PM
beautiful capture.
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07/08/2007 06:40:42 PM
This is really awesome, the interesting shape of the sun as it is setting behind (what I assume to be) the pier. One of my favs!
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07/08/2007 01:25:44 AM
the water is just fabulous, the light, the highlights, very nice
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07/07/2007 09:03:04 PM
The lighting is great. Really nice shot.
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07/07/2007 08:17:13 PM
What a great shot!!! Too cool!! 9
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07/06/2007 11:32:44 AM
Fantastic. 8
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07/05/2007 10:05:40 AM
Easily my favourite. Magical use of contrast and light. Will be disappointed (but not necessarily surprised) if you don't win.

Good Luck!

In case you hadn't guessed - the above equates to a solid 10.
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07/05/2007 08:47:39 AM
Very nice b&w conversion...you wouldn't think to do it for a sunset photo, but it really looks great. Excellent photograph!
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07/04/2007 09:47:50 PM
Very nice capture. and I like that you did this in B/W
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07/04/2007 12:58:21 PM
Ok, somebodies turned pro here. Wow - ribbon contender written all over it: absolutely nothing lower then 10. Too bad there's not an 11, 12 or for that matter, a 100 button!
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07/03/2007 05:05:25 PM
Now why on earth would you want to turn a sunset into a black and white?
TC
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07/03/2007 04:50:34 PM
AMAZING black and white....the lighting here is so DIFFERENT and wonderful! what an incredible capture
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07/03/2007 02:19:46 PM
B&W works really good here, well done.
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07/02/2007 10:56:22 PM
Nice shot, good use of d/b. What in the world is on the horizon though? It almost looks like writing?
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07/02/2007 05:09:14 PM
strong image. great b&w
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07/02/2007 01:28:35 PM
ok, what's the the background. Is that a city or oil platforms?
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07/02/2007 12:05:17 PM
Quite stunning.
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07/02/2007 08:56:20 AM
I miss these days gorwing up in San Diego. Nicely captured.
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07/02/2007 03:32:41 AM
Beautiful tones and I love how silvery the water looks, great stuff!
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07/02/2007 02:49:43 AM
awesome...can't fault this...10 from me
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