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Sailors Be Warned
Sailors Be Warned

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Challenge: Point of Color (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Newport RI
Date: Jul 5, 2008
Aperture: f16
ISO: 800
Shutter: 30 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jul 6, 2008

I had a chuckle just now when I read through the current thread for this challenge. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/17203.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/17203.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Scalvert actually said "so it stands out like a neon-colored lighthouse in the fog". Oh crap!

Taken at Castlehill Light in Newport, RI, the site of where ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/12253.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/12253.gif', '/') + 1) . ' nshapiro and I took our January Free study entries. Was in the neighborhood this weekend, so I popped over for 2 nights of shooting (the first night my battery died just as I was getting ready to take this comp, so I had to go back a second night!)

PP - slight rotate, and crop. cloned out a couple of dust spots, and a single green streak from a passing boat. Also, a specular reflection from the lighthouse. Noise Ninja, layer for curves just to brighten the entire image. USM at large radius, then small. resize and added border. save for web.

Place: 7 out of 200
Avg (all users): 6.6026
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 6.3934
Avg (non-participants): 6.7368
Views since voting: 2121
Views during voting: 271
Votes: 156
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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07/21/2008 11:52:08 PM
I didn't know this was yours - you'd think I'd recognize the location at least! At any rate, it's a gorgeous shot, perfect for the challenge, and I love the amount of detail. Very well processed and congrats on a great score!
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07/19/2008 11:58:37 AM
Steve, congrats on making the front page! This is just beautiful!!!
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07/15/2008 06:50:43 AM
Really nice image Steve - Great job of composing this shot. Congrats on another top 10 and a really good score
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07/14/2008 12:12:24 AM
One of the best and met the challenge well!
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07/14/2008 12:03:02 AM
Congrats, Steve! Another high score for this lighthouse. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/13/2008 09:21:46 PM
Perfect idea for the challenge. Well composed and executed. A seven for you.
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07/12/2008 08:22:56 PM
Very nicely done! I'm jealous you went back! I want to go back, but it's a bit far for a casual ride. Must have been a bit spooky there at night though, walking on the rocks. (At least I'm sure it was warmer!)
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07/10/2008 10:47:50 PM
Nice blues, great comp, 8.
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07/09/2008 09:13:25 AM
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07/07/2008 12:20:37 PM
meets challenge and well taken 8
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07/07/2008 01:12:01 AM
Beautiful! It looks like there's some lens diffraction in the uper left corner of the lighthouse, which is easily fixed in PS. You can either clone it out, or try your luck with the diffraction correction tool. Other than that, it's a nice shot.
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