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Challenge: Landscape IV (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Pebble Beach, CA
Date: Jul 2, 2008
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jul 8, 2008

Finally an entry with my new tool. :)

Evening light at Pebble Beach, CA. Soft edge ND8 filter to hold back the sky.

LR processing for bluish tint
Levels/curves to bring out red in rocks
crop
Usm, high radius
Usm, small radius, .08

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Thanks for all the votes and comments. Lucky break for me, as the challenge coincided nicely with my vacation. :)

Pelicans are easy to train, just carry a bucket of fish!

699980.jpg Here is their approach, far left side.

And one more from the night before.
699747.jpg

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 226
Avg (all users): 7.3298
Avg (commenters): 8.1765
Avg (participants): 7.1579
Avg (non-participants): 7.4030
Views since voting: 6637
Views during voting: 334
Votes: 191
Comments: 45
Favorites: 16 (view)


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07/21/2008 02:57:02 PM
this picture is absolutely stunning and i love it!!!
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07/18/2008 02:02:04 AM
Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon - I love your other capture as well. Both are 10s hands down! Added to favorites!
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07/18/2008 12:59:33 AM
So that's how you use an ND8 filter... :)

Great shot Mark. Congrats on the ribbon.
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07/17/2008 09:05:42 PM
Great capture getting those pelicans in the frame!
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07/17/2008 05:44:39 PM
beautiful, just beautiful.

Hope your vacation was spectacular and you didn't get too much of the smoke from the fires down that way.
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07/17/2008 04:11:07 PM
stunning image added it to my favorites congrats
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07/17/2008 08:34:10 AM
the artist, Winslow Homer, would have loved this image...the surf and rocks are awesome; the birds add just the right touch.
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07/17/2008 01:02:38 AM
That is good as it gets.Birds,time of day,the photo has everything.I t does`nt get better.harvey sherman/mrsherman@yahoo.com.
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07/16/2008 09:28:43 PM
Beautiful seascape, congratulations
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07/16/2008 08:30:00 PM
wonderful shot Mark, congrats!
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07/16/2008 12:51:58 PM
Mark, big congrats on a really stunning image and your red ribbon.
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07/16/2008 12:31:48 PM
Ohhhh...just outstanding and lovely!!! Congrats on your ribbon!!!
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07/16/2008 12:23:13 PM
Wonderful breathtaking scene. The capture of the moment, especially catching those birds in flight pattern, is excellent. Congratulations!
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07/16/2008 11:31:39 AM
Congrats! What a great splay of subtle angles.... a gentle and meditative image.
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07/16/2008 10:48:11 AM
WOW! There are no words. . .just awe and wow!
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07/16/2008 08:58:33 AM
Mark, congrats on a great image and the red ribbon! I love the light in this one, and I think you picked the perfect shutter speed. Well done!
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07/16/2008 07:16:22 AM
Very Beautiful entry, Really love the birds lined up in the shot and the lighting is to die for. Congrats on the Red!
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07/16/2008 06:41:37 AM
wooohooo! stunning photography, my friend
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07/16/2008 05:41:24 AM
Nice work. Congrats on a beautiful image. Hope you give your trained pet pelicans a nice fish treat :D
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07/16/2008 04:46:20 AM
The pelicans really take this up a notch - beautiful result and congrats on the ribbon!!
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07/16/2008 04:10:39 AM
Exquisite lighting Mark
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07/16/2008 02:53:48 AM
Wow, how did you get the birds to do that for you? Congrats on a very well deserved ribbon!
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07/16/2008 02:27:20 AM
Congrats on the red! Fantastic shot, those birds are a huge bonus!
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07/16/2008 01:38:32 AM
Oh wow! this beautiful Pebble Beach is yours. Congratulations on your ribbon and awesome shots!
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07/16/2008 12:38:57 AM
Beautiful! ND8 works well here.
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07/16/2008 12:08:33 AM
Congrats :)
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07/16/2008 12:05:06 AM
What a beauty, Mark! Big congrats on your red!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/15/2008 07:58:15 PM
Wonderful composition, great lighting
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07/15/2008 06:45:58 PM
Beautiful light!
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07/15/2008 04:02:06 PM
Wow the birds really make this picture, that was the first thing that caught my eye...
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07/14/2008 11:06:34 PM
So serene! Love the colors and contrast. The seagulls are just perfect! How lucky are you to witness this beautiful moment! 9!
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07/14/2008 10:53:18 PM
I love your capture of light. The rocks and water look gorgeous. Great timing with the birds too.
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07/14/2008 01:33:49 PM
Those birds lined up quite nicely for you.
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07/14/2008 12:56:50 PM
Lovely seascape.
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07/14/2008 09:01:14 AM
i love the picture but am amazed at the number of seascapes appearing in this landscape challenge
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07/13/2008 10:29:15 AM
Nice composition, the birds give the image scale.
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07/11/2008 09:32:12 PM
This is awesome. If this shot is made without the birds, it will just be an ordinary beautiful sunset. You have made it a step beyond beautiful!
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07/11/2008 02:41:47 PM
10+++
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07/11/2008 02:38:58 PM
Beautiful capture of light. It may be a bit too dark on the lower right, but this is still really nice.
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07/10/2008 07:14:49 PM
Stunning
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07/10/2008 04:04:35 PM
I love the line of geese. The colors and lighting are great.
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07/10/2008 12:06:16 PM
Great how you captured the birds in formation. Beautiful sunset glow ... love it!
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07/10/2008 06:57:59 AM
love it
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07/09/2008 10:02:18 PM
WOW... amazing colours, beautiful composition and perfect timing!
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07/09/2008 12:13:03 AM
Ohhhh, beautiful!! I love it. I really hope it places! Have an early 10.
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