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Long Winter
Long Winter

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Challenge: Harsh Environments II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Quantaray AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 LD Tele-Macro for Canon
Location: Homer, AK
Date: Mar 12, 2008
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Still Life, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Mar 15, 2008

I this boat on my way out to Land's End in Homer, AK. It was in a junkyard of old boats and a bus. I thought this would be the perfect picture of a harsh environment.
I used my 70mm-300mm at 70mm to capture the shot. It was getting dark and was very cold so I had to use a higher ISO because my hands were so shaky. I know this produced some grain in the clouds but it was the best I could do. There is an ice rink behind the boat and it seemed like everywhere I turned to take the picture, the rink would be in the back ground. This is not the angle I originally wanted but it is growing on me.

de saturation
dodge and burn
cloned out an accidental power line
save for web

Place: 11 out of 129
Avg (all users): 6.4945
Avg (commenters): 8.1250
Avg (participants): 6.0625
Avg (non-participants): 6.6493
Views since voting: 2045
Views during voting: 316
Votes: 182
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/22/2008 11:42:45 PM
Great shot.
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03/21/2008 11:41:15 AM
Love the contrast of color and monochrome, nice composition
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03/20/2008 01:36:36 PM
I like this. The partial desaturation gives it some eye-leading impact that I like.
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03/19/2008 10:14:17 AM
powerful image great job
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03/18/2008 09:29:47 AM
I love the red thing hanging over the side, great pic
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03/18/2008 05:07:39 AM
Wow, what a stunning photograph that wonderfully epitomises the challenge. Love the sense of aged dereliction in terms of the hull of the ship and the feeling of entrapment by the ice (which looks incredibly powerful). perhaps just a fraction overdone on the red hue and sat (and then it is only the leading buoy that looks a bit odd as it works well on the red paintwork elsewhere) but still a wonderful 9.

Great image
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03/17/2008 10:53:10 PM
Neat image, comp and colors are nice, the pink thing is a bit distracting, other than that nice take, 7.
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03/17/2008 05:35:07 PM
nice saturation of red in this one, might have cropped out the cliff though since some of that red showed there as well, still giving this a high vote
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03/17/2008 05:23:37 PM
I'm unable to vote on this challenge but if I could it would be a 9. Awesome.
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03/17/2008 01:30:52 AM
I would like to see more of this scene. Nice shot, lighting is very nice!
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03/17/2008 01:27:54 AM
I like this a lot--could go gray on that little bit of pinkish red in the background on the left 7
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