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The Setting Star
The Setting Star

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Challenge: Sun in Frame (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Blackpool
Date: May 4, 2008
Aperture: 13
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: May 4, 2008

How very DPC of me...

Curves for the colour. Big dose of USM on 15/60 for local contrast. Curves again for global contrast. Levels- move middle one left and left one right. Increase saturation by about 15%. Saturate red channel only by about 30% and yellow channel 15% and blue channel 20% to make it look a bit purple, then raise contrast a tiny bit... not too much because then the colours would blow out.

Big USM again of 12/20 then a final sharpen of 55/.5.

Easy peasy.

If you've ever been to Blackpool you've probably seen this... you can't miss a beach. The town itself is disgusting, but it has this that stretches for miles in either direction. My nan has a place right across from the sea and we were staying there for a night and this sunset was too good to miss... i do wish the clouds could have been a bit more symmetrical and impressive but hey, next time :)

Place: 21 out of 161
Avg (all users): 6.2613
Avg (commenters): 7.4545
Avg (participants): 5.9231
Avg (non-participants): 6.3647
Views since voting: 1105
Views during voting: 324
Votes: 222
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/12/2008 01:33:01 PM
nice solors to the sky and love the refelction in the wave trails on the shore
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05/11/2008 04:11:25 PM
Great movement created by the waves and nice colors.
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05/09/2008 09:27:13 PM
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05/09/2008 10:15:04 AM
So pretty i love how its bright but dark at the same time
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05/09/2008 10:13:58 AM
the colors are really nice in this. i like the waves as well
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05/09/2008 10:10:51 AM
Very beautiful, the lines in the waves add a lot
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05/09/2008 12:53:47 AM
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05/08/2008 12:38:13 PM
Could maybe have been a little bit of a longer exposure to make the waves have a sense of motion!
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05/07/2008 11:58:53 PM
I like this picture a lot.. a bit too much on the color adjustment but it works.
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05/07/2008 10:19:28 PM
Oh wow stunning colours! One of the best thus far in the competition :) 9
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05/07/2008 09:52:11 AM
love the red!
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05/07/2008 06:03:05 AM
beautiful colours
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