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Challenge: Working Without a Net (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: Aug 25, 2007
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/600
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2007

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This actually is not the "Star of India"; it is "HMS Surprise", a smaller privateer being exhibited by the maritime Museum, and recently seen in "Master and Commander" on the big screen.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 86
Avg (all users): 6.7238
Avg (commenters): 6.9130
Avg (participants): 5.8919
Avg (non-participants): 6.8474
Views since voting: 1593
Views during voting: 475
Votes: 286
Comments: 33
Favorites: 2 (view)


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09/07/2007 07:48:40 PM
Funny shot. Perfect fit for the challenge. Congrats on the score and placement.
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09/05/2007 10:44:27 AM
Two shots of the Star of India in the top 10. I shoulda figured it was you two, after reading about your exploits in the forums. Great shot! Congrats!
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09/05/2007 06:08:30 AM
Great to seee you on the front page Robert...great image, great finish
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09/05/2007 01:05:46 AM
Great shot! And I was wondering if this was Star of India also. 3 of the top 10 in San Diego County. Woohoo! Of course we have an unfair advantage with everything there is to see here, but still...
I filled an 8GB CF card today at Quail Botanical Gardens in Encinitas with a great borrowed 2.8 zoom lens and then got busy and never submitted before the deadline. Doh!
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09/05/2007 12:52:38 AM
Congrats on a top 10 with this Brad knock-off. ;-)
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09/05/2007 12:48:00 AM
Awesome shot.
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09/05/2007 12:34:03 AM
Brad's may be more DPC friendly, but this has a quiet understated elegance, and I really love the clouds. Looks like they're working completely untethered to the earth, doesn't it?
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09/05/2007 12:23:18 AM
Lovely Bear, great finish for you with this classic image
CONGRATS!!
~Anni
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09/05/2007 12:18:43 AM
Like I told you already Robert, I would hang yours on my wall before I'd hang my own, and it has nothing to do with mine not blending with the interior decor. (that I don't have btw)

I took a chance in my wild PP, and it payed off, but at a cost. The cost of not being something I would hang in my house.

A heartfelt congrats Robert - you won.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/04/2007 11:59:17 PM
No net, but they all appear to have safety harneses. But yes, a risky buisiness up there!
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09/03/2007 09:01:38 PM
Be vewy vewy quiet... Bwad and Wobert are hunting wibbons.... huh, huh, huh, huh!

Perfect subject, well executed. 10
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09/03/2007 07:05:10 AM
Scary to think that these jobs were once done without harnesses. Great capture for this challenge. Only thing that could make it better is that it might be a bit crisper. Nice work though.
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09/02/2007 10:40:12 PM
another great shot that meets the challenge, I would have liked to seen more of the ship and perhaps it would have enhanced how high they were great shot
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09/02/2007 11:42:27 AM
Good one! Higher score if the photo screamed height by shooting from the base of the mast or something, now I have to interpolate that they are really high.
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09/01/2007 12:31:10 AM
I like the composition.
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08/31/2007 11:17:22 AM
Not bad but the darker areas are kindof too noisy for my taste, did you overdo it with something like shadow/highlights? Dig the lines and composition though, gave an 6.
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08/30/2007 04:05:32 PM
Fantastic shot! Almost looks like it is above the clouds.
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08/30/2007 12:11:00 PM
Overall a good photo! Shiver me timbers!
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08/30/2007 02:43:25 AM
Oh cool! I would be scared up there though =)
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08/30/2007 01:58:13 AM
Nice capture - Like the lighting and nice composition - Wish we could see a little more of the height they were at though.
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08/29/2007 10:16:27 PM
Beautiful shot; too bad the basic editing doesn't allow you to darken the sky a bit.
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08/29/2007 10:08:08 PM
great shot for this challenge ... I'd be freaking out if I were up there with no safety net!
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08/29/2007 09:50:53 PM
Great shot. Well done.
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08/29/2007 08:45:55 PM
Exactly without a net. Nice choice of perspective to have the cross piece at the same elevation as the clouds. With no ship or water visible, I get the uneasy feeling of a vessle moving high through the sky (but the sailors don't look like the crew for Peter Pan). Wonderful image.
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08/29/2007 04:28:16 PM
Yeeek! You couldn't *get* me to do that! Great shot!
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08/29/2007 03:31:34 PM
Would have liked to see the symmetry of the rigging reflected in the composition.
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08/29/2007 12:21:24 PM
Great composition. This has great potential. The boat seems to be pixelly however.
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08/29/2007 12:06:45 PM
classic old salt image...lovely
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08/29/2007 11:03:19 AM
Hmmm...I'm gonna guess either Brad or Bear on this mast photo. I really like all the detail in this and how you kept it from getting too busy. Nicely done!
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08/29/2007 07:18:02 AM
They are harnessed, where is the risk?
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08/29/2007 12:53:14 AM
I like how you can't see the ocean.. With the clouds in the background it almost gives the illution of flying :)
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08/29/2007 12:45:23 AM
wow...it looks like it's in the clouds! awesome
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08/29/2007 12:21:53 AM
HA - I nearly used this same shot! Got some great detail out of the shadows on this Robert.
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