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Twilight Excursion
Twilight Excursion

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Challenge: Silhouettes IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Canon
Location: Michigan City, IN
Date: Sep 15, 2007
Aperture: F/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Sky, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Sep 17, 2007

I was out taking pictures of the sunset/lighthouse and saw this huge ship coming up from the marina. I haver never seen anything this big at the marina and when most boats were coming in, this one was going out. Quickly. I was able to get a few quicks shots at F5.6, 1/40 sec @ ISO 400. My camera doesn't do anything above 400 very well unless it's really bright out. So it was dull and underexposed to start with and took a lot of work to get it to this. It turned out OK but I don't like the deep blue water, but it's pretty much how it came out of camera.

convert from raw
NI (several passes)
color balance
tweak adjustment layers above until I'm tired of it
save for web

Place: 15 out of 273
Avg (all users): 6.3944
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 6.2308
Avg (non-participants): 6.5196
Views since voting: 1374
Views during voting: 267
Votes: 180
Comments: 11
Favorites: 4 (view)

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01/26/2009 09:39:34 AM
This is beautiful!
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09/02/2008 06:52:15 PM
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03/02/2008 10:50:52 PM
This is sweet! I think that if you had plenty of light to shoot it then it would not have made such an interesting shot. That's a beautiful boat.
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09/26/2007 10:13:38 AM
This is so beautiful! I'm so jealous of people who have access to this kind of beauty any time they want! Congratulations on a gorgeous photo and a strong finish in this really tough challenge!

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09/26/2007 02:19:51 AM
Very fine composition of 3 distinct and interesting elements. (Possibly the high contrast of the orange in the sky with the deep blue in the water is what bothers you about the blue; basically it is the textures and silhouette that make this photo work for me, not so much the colour).
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/25/2007 11:13:54 PM
great textures.
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09/24/2007 07:03:12 PM
or pirates sneaking up :) - 9
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09/22/2007 11:14:48 AM
nice capture here. 8
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09/21/2007 01:19:05 PM
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09/19/2007 06:34:37 PM
Great angle.
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09/19/2007 05:43:49 AM
very nice
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