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Longing For The West Coast
3rd PlaceLonging For The West Coast
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Parallel Lines (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G5
Location: Old Tampa Bay
Date: Mar 13, 2004
Aperture: 4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Sky, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Mar 15, 2004

A bunch of old boat dock pilings. Wanted to achieve the feeling of them reaching toward the sun. Kind of lucky with a clear,semi-calm day and the sun cooperating by dropping in an undistracting part of the horizon this time of year. Though some folks in the north might disagree, the hardest part was wading into the fridged 65F/18C degree water ;)

Yellow Hue -15
Brightness -10
Resized
Border
Still looked kind of light and a bit fuzzy
Brightness -10
Contrast +15

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 325
Avg (all users): 6.9322
Avg (commenters): 8.3429
Avg (participants): 6.7600
Avg (non-participants): 7.1103
Views since voting: 5042
Votes: 295
Comments: 44
Favorites: 15 (view)


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03/29/2004 09:42:22 PM
this is gorgeous
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03/25/2004 01:43:10 PM
Thanks to all for all the kind words.
03/25/2004 01:26:46 AM
Matt... Congrats on your first ribbon for a very deserving image. Yours was one of my top three picks for this challenge. The strength of it is in the clarity and definition of the sun and the nice reflections of the parallel posts in the water. An excellent capture all the way around.

Message edited by author 2004-03-25 01:42:08.
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03/24/2004 03:41:41 AM
I knew you would beat me also, Kudo's on great work.
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03/24/2004 12:39:44 AM
Congrats on your photo & ribbon. It was the highest placing of my favorites!
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03/24/2004 12:04:22 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon Matt. I live in Tampa too!

Keep it up...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/23/2004 07:09:37 PM
Excelent! first place for sure. I hope. ;)
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03/23/2004 05:47:31 PM
This is a beautiful image. Just the right light too.The reflection of the sun accompanies those of the poles and works extremely well. It looks hot!
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03/23/2004 03:55:17 PM
Excellent capture and fits the challenge perfectly.
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03/23/2004 02:43:00 PM
Very nicely done. Good use of parallel lines in an outstanding sunset image.
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03/23/2004 01:46:42 PM
simple, leading lines creates a serene composition, one of my top picks.
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03/23/2004 03:03:00 AM
Very Nice... You did a nice job of shooting at the sun and keeping out or getting rid of all the flare.... I like the colors and the dark reflections in the ripples. Very nice composure too.
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03/23/2004 01:47:32 AM
Nice.
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03/22/2004 09:59:45 PM
I love the reflection in the water. Nice.
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03/22/2004 07:48:27 PM
I Love the way that the dark verticals lead my eye to the sun. Very nice.
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03/22/2004 06:42:17 PM
beatufil!
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03/22/2004 11:27:52 AM
Beautiful colors and excellent use of reflection. Nice composition. The moorings focus the gaze toward the sun nicely.
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03/22/2004 03:52:46 AM
Great picture, very nice the reflection on the sea and the sunset
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03/21/2004 05:34:04 PM
simple and effective
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03/21/2004 08:43:50 AM
I like this photo as it relates to the challenge, but the picture on its own seems a little off. The pillars are nice, especially the way you have the shadows almost straight below the pillars. The waves are an interesting element. But, the colors feel forced, like they were played with in photoshop. If they weren't then I appologize for marking this a little lower because of it.
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03/20/2004 09:17:08 PM
wonderful shot. I love the colors and how pure black the posts came outl.
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03/20/2004 08:21:19 PM
Fantastic....what great colors, what an awesome setting......terrific photo....10
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03/20/2004 06:22:51 PM
It's a beautiful image and if it isn't the west coast, you sure have made it appear as if it is! Terrific colors and fine take on the Challenge.
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03/20/2004 08:42:52 AM
Stunning. VIbrant yet subdued colours. Rich theme. Effective composition This one is in the ribbon race for sure. 10
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03/19/2004 01:31:56 PM
This is a photo that I wouldn't change. You've managed to use strong, soft colors, and a mix of detail and simplicity that successfully creates a brooding mood. Top score of the week.
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03/19/2004 11:03:09 AM
The parallel lines lead me right into a perfect sunset and the reflections on the water are wonderful. Great shot, good luck!
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03/19/2004 08:11:57 AM
Beautiful... 10
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03/19/2004 05:07:04 AM
Great, my top pick, would have been great for Orange challenge.
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03/18/2004 06:25:13 PM
Excellent choice of subject... absolutely fabulous composition! 10!
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03/18/2004 09:46:28 AM
Very nice, expecially the reflection on the sea. I´m not very fond on the purple color in images like this, like a litler warmer WB with more red and orange but thats of course always a matter of a taste.
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03/17/2004 11:16:25 PM
fantastic shot...captured the topic well...the colors are great
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03/17/2004 05:49:55 PM
Absolutely beautiful image and the composition is just so perfect it's the kind of example I can see being displayed in a user guide to composition. Just wonderful lines with the beautiful reflectoins, the way that they form a leading line to the sun, the colours in the sky and water... A real winner. PS This is my absolute favourite in this challenge. LOVE IT!
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03/17/2004 05:05:15 PM
Gorgeous color and composition making a wonderful interpretation of the challenge. - 9
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03/17/2004 10:53:53 AM
Good composition..the reflections give it the feeling of a painting.
Nice work
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03/17/2004 10:51:50 AM
Love the colours. A good entry forthis challenge.
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03/17/2004 10:19:02 AM
This is one of the best shots of the challenge. a top three indeed! One of the few tens I am giving!
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03/17/2004 08:46:31 AM
Beautifula composition and great colours. Well done
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03/17/2004 07:52:36 AM
Beautiful shot, nice overall tones, the poles are super, leading to the sun, and the reflection is great. Horizon interesting as well. Great job.
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03/17/2004 07:19:25 AM
Nice sunset, the posts definately add to the picture
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03/17/2004 04:48:15 AM
Great colours. Fits the challenge perfectly
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03/17/2004 02:20:47 AM
Beautiful picture. One could look at it for ages. The colors are wonderful. The lines of the posts really contribute to the shot.
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03/17/2004 12:25:34 AM
I've got nothing to say other than beautiful image! [8]
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03/17/2004 12:21:02 AM
Great photo -- the contrast seems just a touch much for me, but nice nonetheless. 7
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03/17/2004 12:19:52 AM
This is really beautiful. The colors, reflections, everything. 9

Good luck...
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