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A Day in the Life of a Lighthouse
A Day in the Life of a Lighthouse
KarenNfld


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Challenge: Boats (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 6s
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC for Canon
Location: Fort Amherst, Newfoundland
Date: May 21, 2008
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160s
Galleries: Seascapes, Transportation
Date Uploaded: May 25, 2008

I had several photos to choose from for this challenge, I had no idea what to enter! I probably chose the wrong one (again).

This is Fort Amherst, it's located at the entrance to St. John's Harbour. I went out to get pictures of the iceberg that was fairly close to shore. I saw a supply ship off in the distance and waited for it to come in. The only way I could get the iceberg, lighthouse and ship in the same shot was to climb up the cliff. I like the old wooden boat behind the lighthouse (it's been there for years). It's sort of wistful to me, the old boat tucked behind the lighthouse, will probably never get out to sea again, sitting there watching all the ships coming and going in the harbour.

I want to be like ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' MAK and put down an estimated score and a dream score but I figure if I am brazen enough to put down 6.5 it'll backfire on me and I'll only get a 5.2, so no estimates from me.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 162
Avg (all users): 6.9239
Avg (commenters): 7.9565
Avg (participants): 6.8143
Avg (non-participants): 6.9912
Views since voting: 3274
Views during voting: 375
Votes: 184
Comments: 46
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/09/2010 03:55:28 AM
I like this image. Tells a story. Varieties of crisp colors are nice as well.
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07/19/2009 07:07:47 AM
I really love this image. A beautiful and unusual combination of setting and things happening. Title is nice and fitting too.
Browsed your portfolio and i must say i am impressed by the quality of much of your work in there.
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07/09/2008 04:54:46 PM
I guess I never came back to see how this challenge finished - congrats on the top ten! (I was one of your 9s.) I love the commentary you provided with the shot, too. You really did have an awesome set of shots to choose from!
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06/05/2008 09:47:04 PM
You are very lucky to live near these types of scenes!
Good Job.
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06/04/2008 06:38:00 PM
Hey Karen, you already got my view on this shot but I just wanted to add by congrats on the top 10 finish!!!! Great image and thoroughly deserved it
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06/02/2008 09:19:03 PM
Karen, this is simply an incredible shot and the editing is the icing on the cake. Congratulations on a great finish!
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06/02/2008 08:26:52 PM
Loved reading your notes, what a great outcome score-wise. I also like the repetition with the boat in the back yard that's perhaps no longer up to snuff. And how its colors match the house. Great job eking colors out of what looks like a gray day. Worth the climb!
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06/02/2008 12:43:59 PM
Wow, beautiful shot!
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06/02/2008 12:22:50 PM
You just missed a 7.0! Congrats. Great shot, and I love the title.

P.S. Do you get that up-close and that personal that often with icebergs???
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06/02/2008 12:11:26 PM
Alrighty! Top ten. Great shot Karen. These bergs are still around I see.
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06/02/2008 10:36:03 AM
Karen, how beautiful! I had a feeling you would come up with something front-page worthy :)

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06/02/2008 09:12:23 AM
Beautiful scene Karen. CONGRATS
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06/02/2008 07:17:52 AM
6.9!! yay and a graet finish too Karen, one of my favs, such an interesting scene & an iceberg to boot!
CONGRATS on Top 10
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06/02/2008 06:21:35 AM
This is amazing. I love the iceberg! Congrats on your top ten finish.
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06/02/2008 02:25:15 AM
I love your title for this...what a great image Karen
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06/02/2008 02:24:32 AM
Way to go, Karen! A spectacular image! Congrats on the top ten.
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06/02/2008 02:15:19 AM
Beautiful shot Karen. Congrats on top 10
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06/02/2008 12:38:23 AM
Absolutely stunning, Karen. Congrats on the great score and top 10.

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06/02/2008 12:30:31 AM
Hey Congrats on such a high scoring image! I gave you a 9....I love everything about your image...there's so much to look at. Well done Karen!
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06/02/2008 12:14:44 AM
The climb up the cliff was worth it. The image is beautiful. I love the rich colors and the light in the yard. Congratulations on 7th place.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/31/2008 11:39:48 PM
I can't wait to read where this is. The pile of scrap wood (?) is a bit didstracting, but you kind of have to look for it (and more wonderful things are competing for the viewer's attention). A seven for you.
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05/31/2008 06:33:36 AM
beautiful pic...Good job.
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05/31/2008 02:24:52 AM
Wow the iceberg really makes this image remarkable and interesting!
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05/31/2008 02:07:03 AM
Iceland? Beautiful shot, good boat trail with a lighthouse and a nice iceberg making it a difficult photo to get.
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05/30/2008 10:45:18 PM
Newfoundland? I like this shot a lot.
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05/30/2008 06:53:38 PM
I like the spacing of the 3 distinct subjects, keeps my eye moving around the frame.
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05/30/2008 04:23:52 PM
I went from "boring" to "hey, this really has something" in a matter of seconds. I guess you will have given the surroundings of the house a bit of an "enlightening", which gives that little edge. The house looks positively inviting compared with the harsh surroundings. The ice of course elevates it further from the masses. This is definitely an "I like it" picture!
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05/30/2008 10:39:28 AM
Nicely done, Love the composition showing the vast ocean. Wonderful job.
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05/29/2008 08:56:41 PM
The colors work real well. Great lines with the ship wake.
The iceberg is excellent, don't see many in Texas. :)
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05/29/2008 06:29:36 PM
Just curious: wouldn't it have been more visible if the lighthouse were where you are standing? Anyway, not something one sees everyday - very good. I like the earth-toney colors and contrast. 9
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05/29/2008 01:17:02 AM
I see an iceberg... this must be Karen's :)
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05/29/2008 01:11:28 AM
Awesome shot. If the sky were just a touch less hot, it would be a 10.
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05/28/2008 06:27:29 PM
Interesting viewpoint. Tells a story.
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05/28/2008 02:36:02 PM
Awesome perspective, great shot - love the wake left by the boat passing - like a lane in the water. I also really like the contrast of the cool colors of the water/boat/ice contrasted with the warmth of the land and the lighthouse.
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05/27/2008 02:07:10 AM
10
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05/26/2008 10:27:48 PM
nice take, the sky puts the focus on the lighthouse which may hurt you because of the anal challenge focused people
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05/26/2008 09:13:07 PM
clever, very clever!
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05/26/2008 08:05:53 PM
Beautiful photo, nice capture of both boats! Great perspective on this and nice addition of the ice berg. 8
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05/26/2008 06:48:50 PM
Karen... I humbly presume? Love this shot! It has everthing encompassed in one perfect visual presentation. Did you launch yourself in a hot air balloon to get this fantastic vantage point?:) My winning pick in a sea of many interesting images. Good Luck! If this is not the famed Karen.......
please accept my apoligies. It just strikes me as a signature piece. I think it is that wonderful iceberg that gave it away. I LOOOOOOVE icebergs!
Please send some down the New England coast :)
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05/26/2008 12:56:53 PM
Hmmm An iceberg, this has to be in Newfoundland somewhere, me wonders who's image this is...but I could be wrong so i'll stop here.

Beautiful shot that conveys the calmness of the region. I want to live there.
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05/26/2008 10:59:56 AM
Hey If I am right then the Icebergs are still floating in BC. Very nice image (you know that icebergs impress me anyway). Love the triangulation of the shot and the red/cyan white mix on the points of the triangle

Great POV
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05/26/2008 10:42:18 AM
Great shot! In a perfect world, the shot would be better IMHO without the speeding boat and iceberg...with just the little boat on ground. But I'm a sucker for lighthouse shots and this is a nice one!
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05/26/2008 09:15:05 AM
wonder how this would have looked without the boat in the sea, just the lighthouse, iceburg and the boat on the ground, still an awesome shot and one of my favs in this challenge 7
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05/26/2008 08:04:54 AM
A fascinating image. WEll done.
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05/26/2008 06:14:19 AM
What a great shot !!
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05/26/2008 01:00:27 AM
I sucked my breath in when I saw this one - incredible - hope you ribbon!!! (10)
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