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Oceanside California
1st PlaceOceanside California
thelsel


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Where You Live (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Oceanside, CA
Date: Apr 25, 2004
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/170
Galleries: Cityscape
Date Uploaded: Apr 25, 2004

Beach bungalows in Oceanside, CA

Post processing:

1. Adjusted the levels.

2. Tweaked the colors with selective color.

3. Burned the sky.

4. Cloned out a car parked in the distance.

5. Smoothed the noise with NeatImage.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 176
Avg (all users): 7.5176
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 7.4141
Avg (non-participants): 7.6620
Views since voting: 12496
Votes: 170
Comments: 60
Favorites: 30 (view)


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08/05/2004 02:52:36 AM
...i used to live right down the street from there...nice pic
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05/22/2004 06:35:25 PM
yea awsome photo definitly make it a print.it so clear you deserve that ribbon. keep up the good work
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05/07/2004 03:01:37 PM
This is a great shot, i think you should make a print! :) congrats on your ribbon.
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05/04/2004 07:48:56 PM
The angle of the sun and the resulting shadows are spectacular. The colors of the bungalows look very natural but I question the sky even though you did burn it. Looks a bit over done (pun intended) in my opinion but it seems to work for the most part. Nice use of a vanishing point, as well.
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05/04/2004 05:58:06 PM
Originally posted by melismatica:

Can I ask, what is cloning? I've seen this mentioned a few times. I was under the impression it was against the rules to remove objects from the original. How is this done without breaking the rules?

I love this photo by the way.


Cloning is taking a sample from one portion of the photo and re-applying it somewhere else -
Advance editing was permitted:
Entries can and will only be disqualified for:

the photograph being taken outside of the challenge week
adding text to the photograph
creating a submission from multiple images/sources
violating the content rules
use of a non-digital camera
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05/04/2004 05:55:49 PM
Excellent imagery - be sure to move this over to DPCPrints - I'd love to have it!
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05/04/2004 03:40:49 PM
Can I ask, what is cloning? I've seen this mentioned a few times. I was under the impression it was against the rules to remove objects from the original. How is this done without breaking the rules?

I love this photo by the way.
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05/03/2004 11:27:39 PM
Wonderful editing work here. Looks beautiful. Congrats!
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05/03/2004 10:13:21 PM
Congrats! on the blue ribbon This almost looks unreal but a lovely image and I'm sure will put the guide books to shame
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05/03/2004 12:55:06 PM
FABULOUS! Just a wonderful, wonderful shot, and it's so exciting to see a San Diegan (okay, an Oceansidian) take a big blue ribbon! You made me proud with this image!
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05/03/2004 08:42:40 AM
Once again, excellent work Tom. Now I just have to learn to use my 602z with as much skill as you do. Beautiful work and keep it up. Congrats on another ribbon.
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05/03/2004 07:19:34 AM
Congratulations. Well deserved.
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05/03/2004 01:12:33 AM
Hey, Congratulations! Like I said before my favorite and I am glad you got the blue ribbon.
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05/03/2004 12:55:35 AM
YIPPEE! This was my first challenge and this is the ONE I kept coming back to look at!!!!!! I'll buy it if you sell it!!!!!
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05/03/2004 12:12:16 AM
The display of different elements in this photo is just beautiful. Nice to see it got 1st place.

Great work...
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05/03/2004 12:11:37 AM
This is an awesome photo. I love it. I've lived all over California my whole life and am sick of the derogatory things said on the news about it. Yes, the cost of living is more here. Yes, SOME people are egocentric and arrogant. Yes, there's smog and the governor is an actor, but I still think every negative word said is out of jealousy. CALIFORNIA ROCKS!...and its VERY beautiful and you have done it justice.

Thanks. Oceanside rocks too, btw.
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05/03/2004 12:09:37 AM
Really beautiful, and deserving. Congrats!!!
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05/03/2004 12:09:34 AM
great photo ^^ congrats
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05/03/2004 12:07:58 AM
Hey...I actually got this one right! You were up against some very good shots, and I'm glad this one won. Congratulations.
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05/03/2004 12:04:02 AM
Hey Tom, juicy! I love this. Congratulations on the ribbon!
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05/03/2004 12:03:14 AM
Congrats. Just a super all around shot. Fantastic colors.
Love it!
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05/03/2004 12:02:30 AM
One of my top picks for the week -- way to go!
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05/03/2004 12:02:01 AM
Congrats! I rated this a 10 :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/02/2004 02:13:27 PM
My favorite so far. I love the composition with the pier in the background and the shadows of the homes. Clarity and colors are also well done. I predict a ribbon, but we'll see if I'm right!
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05/01/2004 11:40:19 PM
Feels very surreal. I love it!
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05/01/2004 11:13:03 PM
Perfect
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05/01/2004 03:29:56 PM
Amazing! I can almost smell the salty breeze.
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05/01/2004 10:46:39 AM
Very nice. Have you used a Nikon D70 for this? I`m asking because there is some Moire on the roofs. 9 because of the moire, would have been a 10 otherwise.
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04/30/2004 08:46:23 PM
I love the balance, harmony and quiet beauty of this one. It caught my eye immediately with its clean lines and balanced colors.
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04/30/2004 04:38:37 PM
An intriguingly surreal looking scene. Love the lighting, shadows and viewpoint. Sky looks a little too sharp a blue for me.
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04/30/2004 12:56:58 PM
Lovely colors and composition! I like the slanting light and shadows as well.
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04/29/2004 09:28:41 PM
I can see this on a postcard. Lovely color and framing!
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04/29/2004 04:20:27 PM
I lke this very much.
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04/28/2004 07:11:23 PM
I like much: The lighting. - The angles. - The contrast between blue and orange.
I like less: -
Score: 9
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04/28/2004 05:32:42 PM
My favorite, hope this gets a ribbon. I love the uniformity.
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04/28/2004 04:21:12 PM
Seems to lack a bit of clarity...
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04/27/2004 10:03:45 PM
That is such an awesome photo, the colors are fantastic....great job.
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04/27/2004 04:45:29 PM
Beautiful scene and depth. The composition is really great. Nice range of colors. I like how you captured the shadows. Great photo.

Hope to see you in the top ten :)

Great work, keep it up...
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04/27/2004 04:32:35 PM
A definite wow factor. The colors and shadows are excellent. IMO Best of the show.
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04/27/2004 03:49:29 PM
Very good work - I might have photoshopped (is that a verb?) in another palm tree in that empty area and cropped the white thing from the left side, but very nice.
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04/27/2004 01:44:49 PM
Definitely one of my favorites! I love the repetition of the houses and the shadows, and the colors are very appealing, too. Nice work!
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04/27/2004 01:29:45 PM
What a cute bunche of orange houses! great colors in this Good work :-)
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04/27/2004 12:01:31 PM
The ocean looks nice; the regimented chalets not so nice.
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04/27/2004 11:48:19 AM
beautifull. 10
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04/27/2004 03:35:40 AM
I really like the soft colors and the bit of haze in this image and the repeating patterns of the houses and the shadows on the road. I am just wondering whether cropping a small bit of the left side would improve it further, or whether that is needed to stop the eye wanting to move further out of the picture. Good one anyway.
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04/26/2004 11:59:28 PM
Very nice, but the colors seem artificial. Good composotion. (8)
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04/26/2004 09:25:40 PM
Great lighting, diagonal composition. Repeating shares of the building and shadows very effective. Perfect time of day to take this one.
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04/26/2004 08:13:42 PM
great!
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04/26/2004 07:58:30 PM
Hm...how come that dock in the background looks very familiar?...
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04/26/2004 07:36:19 PM
Excellent!! Make a nice postcard.10
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04/26/2004 07:17:34 PM
wonderful shot with great colors and shadows.
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04/26/2004 05:54:55 PM
Wow,this is very cute and well done !
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04/26/2004 05:23:54 PM
so pretty, so colorful, very clear, dreamy! I love it, 10
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04/26/2004 03:04:17 PM
What wonderful use of repetition and of light and shadow. The image has a slightly surreal air to it... excellent!
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04/26/2004 01:39:05 PM
Great compostion. It has an almost surreal look to it. The blue is a little over saturated IMHO - but that's a matter of personal taste. This was one of my highest votes.
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04/26/2004 01:31:46 PM
Very cool, nice color.
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04/26/2004 12:00:38 PM
If you don't win the blue ribbon I'll be surprised. This one is perfect. - 10
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04/26/2004 10:17:51 AM
My top three!!!!! Yummy shot.
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04/26/2004 08:23:29 AM
Lucky person !
Nice image ..well composed

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