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Fisherman's Friend
Fisherman's Friend
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Safety (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Groton CT
Date: Sep 13, 2008
Aperture: f9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 6 seconds
Galleries: Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Sep 16, 2008

Originally shot for the long exposure challenge, I realized I liked the shot a great deal but the slightly off balance horizon and the fact that I really wanted to adjust some of the settings took this shot out of contention. The 'star' from the lighthouse is not ideal, but I was using the wrong lens and only noticed the lens effects after loading the shot on the computer.

Editing Steps: Fixed horizon, adjusted selective colors, noise ninja, crop, resize for web, noise ninja, USM, curves to darken tree line a bit.

Statistics
Place: 14 out of 86
Avg (all users): 5.8706
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.4222
Avg (non-participants): 6.0000
Views since voting: 868
Views during voting: 324
Votes: 201
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0


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09/25/2008 12:35:32 AM
I gave this an 8 during voting. I love it. The ripples in the water, the star effect (which says what I know about things, apparently- :) ), the detail of the rock and birds... just so beautiful. The saddest thing I think is this is a 14th place image with a 5.8 score. Oh well. This is a wonderful image.
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09/24/2008 02:36:23 AM
14th ain't too shabby
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09/24/2008 01:49:37 AM
My best shot from the Long Exposure challenge is going into the FS! Mostly because of sensor dust and not being able to get a straight horizon in the dark! If I figure out any secrets I will let you know :)
The bird in the light is a nice touch.
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09/24/2008 12:16:08 AM
Pretty, Peter, and nice composition.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/23/2008 05:38:29 PM
I love the reflection on the water. :)
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09/22/2008 10:06:55 PM
One of the best I've seen.
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09/22/2008 07:21:37 PM
Very important that you didn't crop off the small tip of that island! Nice work! Perfect pathway of light on the water!
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09/19/2008 05:47:27 PM
=]
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09/19/2008 04:46:35 AM
Nice blue tones. I like how you know theres a lighthouse immediately even though you can barely see it. 7/10
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09/18/2008 08:51:27 PM
Lovely reflection.
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09/18/2008 08:50:16 PM
Oh, what a gorgeous shot.10
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09/18/2008 06:36:11 PM
Meets the challenge: 5
Color and lighting: 1
Focus and DOF: 0
Originality: 1
Camera angle: 0
Aesthetic appeal: 0
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09/18/2008 05:10:43 PM
The shape of the lighthouse would suggest that this isn't in the UK - did other countries have Fisherman's Friend lozenges? The beam from the lighthouse reflecting on the water in such an understated way takes this from the mundane into something t=far more interesting. Nicely observed.
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09/18/2008 03:32:44 PM
What's a friend - the light, the island (but at first I thought it was an alligator in the water), the birds? What - I'm not a fisherman. Ok, let's go with route - what's the 'Safety' item in this photo. Ahh - the fisherman MUST be in a boat so the light is helping to avoid running into the island when returning to port. Is that it?
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09/18/2008 02:05:19 PM
I really like the play of the light on the water in this one! I also really like the "cool" white balance
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09/18/2008 10:21:44 AM
Cool. Composition is good, lighting is good. Nice visual interest with the lighthouse and the birds on the rock. Too bad the lighthouse wasn't a bit brighter, but what are you gonna do in Basic.

Great job.
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09/18/2008 12:46:37 AM
My kind of shot. You should be in the top 10. You're in my top 2.
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09/17/2008 06:05:16 PM
static composition
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09/17/2008 04:02:53 PM
I'm not sure if it's the low light or what but the sea kinda looks like milk! Nice idea, I like the perspective of being out on the water looking at the lighthouse.
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