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The Sea Was Angry That Day, My Friends
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Challenge: Free Study 2008-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: Lake Superior
Date: Apr 27, 2008
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Apr 29, 2008

Post challenge:
Thank you everyone for the great comments and the votes, but mostly for the encouragement -- DPC is the best group of people on the Net :)

As to the photo: I'd like to introduce to you mighty Lake Superior, respect must be given to appreciate her beauty.

I was hoping for a good score, I wasn't expecting to ribbon.

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Seinfeld, The Marine Biologist -
Reprinted without permission:

George: The sea was angry that day, my friends - like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli. I got about fifty feet out and suddenly the great beast appeared before me. I tell you he was ten stories high if he was a foot. As if sensing my presence, he let out a great bellow. I said, Easy, big fella!" And then, as I watched him struggling, I realized that something was obstructing its breathing. From where I was standing, I could see directly into the eye of the great fish.

Jerry: Mammal

George: Whatever

Kramer: Well what did you do next?

George: Well then, from out of nowhere, a huge tidal wave lifted me, tossed me like a cork, and I found myself right on top of him - face to face with the blow hole! I could barely see from the waves crashing down upon me but I knew something was there. So I reached my hand in, felt around, and pulled out the obstruction. (Shows Kramer's golf ball, while Jerry's jaw opens in astonishment)

Kramer: (In disbelief) Is that a Titleist? (George nods.)

Kramer: A hole in one, huh?

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u8KUgUqprw

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 468
Avg (all users): 7.4400
Avg (commenters): 8.2917
Avg (participants): 7.3774
Avg (non-participants): 7.5909
Views since voting: 15479
Views during voting: 368
Votes: 150
Comments: 86
Favorites: 43 (view)


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11/25/2009 09:52:54 AM
This really sets a perspective on how small we are against the force of the nature. Lived fairly close to Lake Superior myself a while when in Thunder Bay and I can attest to the beauty. Excellent shot and PP!
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05/31/2008 03:04:14 AM
Perfect absolutely perfect. And to stumble across this image today when it so mimicks my emotions. is just an extra bonus. Kudos and congratulations well deserved blue.
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05/14/2008 07:19:58 AM
Easily the coolest image on the entire front page AND the only one I like. WTG...again
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05/14/2008 06:25:02 AM
My favorite Seinfeld scene of all time. Congrats on the ribbon!
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05/13/2008 10:54:20 AM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon win. Very powerful image, great work. :)
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05/11/2008 07:21:23 PM
"...like an old man trying to. return soup at a deli! "

One of the best Seinfeld lines, IMO. I saw the pic but never noticed the title. Congrats on the Blue. Great shot!
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05/10/2008 01:45:28 PM
Congrats on a great shot and the blue. I love the title and knew the minute I saw it that you were refering to Seinfeld, such a funny episode!
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05/10/2008 10:04:04 AM
that is a fantastic shot, and the best comments about a photograph to date. just let george tell the story for all photographs!! lol
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05/10/2008 07:07:47 AM
Wow, JP! Great to see you back and with such a wonderful image, too! This should be perfect motivation to really get out there and fill up that portfolio! Congrats! :)
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05/09/2008 05:27:24 PM
Beautiful shot/congratulations
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05/09/2008 03:46:33 PM
Congrats on your blue! Fantastic capture!
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05/09/2008 08:45:21 AM
Incredible shot...amazing lake. It is a wonder, indeed...and the lake is, too! This image deserves it's place. Top Knotch!
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05/08/2008 11:10:09 PM
Has any pic never gotten a 1, 2, 3, or 4???
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05/08/2008 10:41:59 PM
Powerful shot. Great capture.
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05/08/2008 10:08:58 PM
Great image...I laughed when I read the title...I knew exactly where it came from...Not fond of the border though.
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05/08/2008 10:07:26 PM
Wow! Congrats!
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05/08/2008 09:28:33 PM
Just spectacular!! now a fav.
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05/08/2008 03:12:31 PM
How can one beat this image? It's wonderful! I'm honored to place second only to this great photograph! Congratulations! :)
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05/08/2008 01:32:02 PM
WTG JP!!! Congrats dude! Man... To win a blue in FS - THAT's a bragging right... Live it up!
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05/08/2008 12:55:17 PM
Congratulations on your first Blue Ribbon.
Yeah, It's been know to sink ships like the famous "Edmund Fitzgerald".
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05/08/2008 12:30:57 PM
What a way to make your comeback! Superman. That is one screamin photo.
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05/08/2008 12:00:53 PM
Beautiful shot...very dramatic!
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05/08/2008 10:20:47 AM
Nice JP, lovely shot. Beautiful as a black and white.
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05/08/2008 10:17:19 AM
I had a feeling this would be up in the ribbon holders. Outstanding job, still love all the clarity of it, very dramitic, you captured a little slice of nature at its best. well done
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05/08/2008 09:55:25 AM
Goodness gracious!!! This is one time when anger is about the most beautiful thing this world has to offer, isn't it! WOW. . .and congratulations! Not only a ribbon -- but in the "Best of the Best" free study challenge! Kudos to YOU and your angry Lake Superior :)
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05/08/2008 09:41:33 AM
Congrats on your blue ribbon! Where have you been lately? Ready to enter more challenges?
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05/08/2008 08:09:50 AM
no entries for 3 months and he comes back and nails a Free Study!

Awesome shot bud, well deserved blue.
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05/08/2008 08:08:19 AM
Great shot, JP. I am now longing for a trip back to the UP after seeing this shot. It's been too long.
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05/08/2008 08:08:17 AM
Hey JP, nice blue, and a Free Study no less! Congratulations on capturing a breathtaking image, and for the recognition it deserves here. Great job!
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05/08/2008 07:29:01 AM
JP, you da man. Awesome photo and even better title!
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05/08/2008 07:09:08 AM
Beautiful Michigan photo! Congrats JP! Very nice! BTW...I love that episode of Seinfeld!
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05/08/2008 07:02:17 AM
I'm so happy for you, J.P. Congrats on a beautiful ribbon to match this beautiful image. :)
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05/08/2008 06:58:47 AM
JP! JP.... That's a ribbon, dude. That's a ribbon on a Free Study!! Dayum, JP! Grats on your first BLUE! :D

Message edited by author 2008-05-08 06:59:35.
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05/08/2008 06:23:38 AM
!!!!!! WOW!!!!

Nice Job! Nice to see your pic on the front page! Great Pic :D
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05/08/2008 05:44:21 AM
That is an amazing wave! Nicely done. Congrats on first.
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05/08/2008 05:19:44 AM
I cannot understand how anyone could give this a 5 or 6...also, it deserved more tens
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05/08/2008 04:58:54 AM
Way to go, JP!! I recognized that title immediately and could recite from memory. Love the image! Congrats!
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05/08/2008 04:53:55 AM
Splendid work!
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05/08/2008 04:32:51 AM
Triple WOW!! to this stunner. What a shot! Congratulations on your deserved win.
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05/08/2008 03:58:21 AM
FANTABOULUS ! nuff said
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05/08/2008 03:11:33 AM
Congrats on your well deserved blue, excellent and spectacualr shot that I missed during voting. And no vote lower than 5, never seen that before.
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05/08/2008 01:52:50 AM
Spectacular! Truly a great shot easily worthy of the blue!
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05/08/2008 01:49:29 AM
Yeeeeeeaahhhh, JP! Congrats on a spectacular shot, your first blue, and your new personal best!
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05/08/2008 01:45:06 AM
Great shot and congrats on the Blue Ribbon. Love the title and description.
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05/08/2008 01:43:15 AM
Oh SO funny! Well done & CONGRATULATIONS!
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05/08/2008 01:36:10 AM
Nice to see another Seinfeld fan. Too bad more people didn't get the reference. :) Congrats on the blue.
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05/08/2008 01:16:50 AM
Congratulations! This is a beauty.
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05/08/2008 12:59:57 AM
Originally posted by hotpasta:

Here is the blue ribbon winner...congrats in advance...the frame so suits this...faultless 10


Yes, I was right...congratulations...just added to favourites
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05/08/2008 12:31:39 AM
Hey... wonderful score for a wonderful photo. Congrats on your first Blue.
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05/08/2008 12:20:31 AM
Most sweetness! Tis perfecto!
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05/08/2008 12:18:23 AM
Congrats! Back with a bang roar! edited so it didn't look like I was copying Deb's comment. ;)

Message edited by author 2008-05-08 01:03:06.
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05/08/2008 12:11:11 AM
Excellent! Grats on 1st place
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05/08/2008 12:10:28 AM
Congrats!!
love
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05/08/2008 12:10:24 AM
Holy Moly, JP! WTG! Great powerful image! Big congrats on your FS Blue!
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05/08/2008 12:07:13 AM
heh - that was the episode that converted me to Seinfeld. Beautiful shot. Welcome back! Congrats on the blue!
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05/08/2008 12:06:39 AM
first blue! well-deserved, especially so in a free study. Well done.
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05/08/2008 12:05:46 AM
wow what a sweet shot! congrats! 1st out 466!
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05/08/2008 12:03:47 AM
DUDE!!! Welcome back - and with a bang I might add. CONGRATS
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05/08/2008 12:02:23 AM
Congrats, JP! Very nice way to return after a bit of an absence. :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2008 11:15:04 PM
Great job. The life in the sea is amazing, and the rich tones are spot on. My only 10 in the challenge. Hope you ribbon. Good luck!
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05/07/2008 10:47:45 PM
Amazing
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05/07/2008 09:55:38 PM
Powerful and dramatic seascape.....
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05/07/2008 02:12:44 PM
Wow, very nice shot. In B&W it looks like it could be a shot from an Alfred Hitchcock movie.
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05/07/2008 01:54:38 PM
Wow.. great moment
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05/07/2008 01:33:40 PM
Amazing catch of the flying water. Love those slick black rocks too.
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05/05/2008 06:21:52 PM
Very Very dramatic and great balance
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05/05/2008 02:14:56 PM
Very crisp, very clean. Awesome sea.
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05/04/2008 08:03:47 PM
B&W combined with the bold borders really give this image a strong powerful feeling. I like your point of view here as it feels like you are down in the surf taking this photo. -BB
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05/04/2008 03:21:21 PM
two black strips are very distracting
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05/04/2008 02:40:21 PM
Wow, that is a postcard and a poster waiting to happen.
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05/03/2008 05:41:48 PM
Wow
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05/02/2008 08:01:28 PM
Spectacular image. Very nice composition.
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05/02/2008 06:33:58 PM
Wonderful capture!! (but wow does that title remind me of a Seinfeld episode! LOL)
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05/02/2008 02:21:13 PM
Very nice high contrast B&W.
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05/02/2008 07:35:49 AM
wow this is stunning. Loving the crashing wave, and the broder suits it 9
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05/02/2008 03:10:19 AM
You sure caught some great action! The tempest!
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05/01/2008 07:13:00 PM
I've done my share of lighthouses but I'd trade them all for this shot. Breathtaking. 10
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05/01/2008 04:42:32 PM
Very powerful shot. Not a big fan off the border.
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05/01/2008 03:31:50 PM
outstanding quality of b/w here, loe what you have done, very clean feeling with crisp waves, good job
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05/01/2008 09:39:08 AM
Here is the blue ribbon winner...congrats in advance...the frame so suits this...faultless 10
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05/01/2008 04:43:07 AM
Well composed and dramatic shot.
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05/01/2008 02:02:54 AM
Love it! Great timing, wonderful processing and love the framing.
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05/01/2008 01:44:38 AM
A beautifully timed and processed image but I dont like the thick black border. 8
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05/01/2008 01:30:30 AM
that lighthouse looks like a toy rocket or soemthing... composition is dead on, great wave blast, 8 from me
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05/01/2008 12:03:49 AM
very nicely done, however there are a few hot spots that could be cloned out to make this an A#1 shot!
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05/01/2008 12:02:28 AM
Like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli! 9
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