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Challenge: Motion Blur III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Goat Rock, Sonoma State Beach
Date: Oct 25, 2008
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 4.0s
Date Uploaded: Oct 27, 2008

Another ocean shot... bleh. :) The thing is, this is what I truly enjoy shooting so I'm not selling out for ribbons. Out at 6:30 a.m., enjoying a Pacific sunrise is as good as it gets. This is the coast north of Bodega Bay--really can't do the waves justice with a picture, as they were huge all weekend.

I can't remember for sure but I think I used a ND8 soft Grad ND to hold back the sky even though the light was very soft that early in the morning. The sun was coming up on the left of the frame.

LR adjustments to color and clarity. Increase saturation, high radius USM, low radius USM, submit.

I think this is good enough for a ribbon but not sure if it meets the challenge like most of the high scorers in MB 1,2. We'll see. I'll be pleased as punch with a 6.6!

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 201
Avg (all users): 6.5642
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.4737
Avg (non-participants): 6.6066
Views since voting: 1952
Views during voting: 338
Votes: 179
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)


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11/08/2008 03:26:14 PM
Beautiful shot. Congrats on your high finish!
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11/05/2008 05:52:42 PM
A lovely early morning photo...love the PURPLE!!! Congrats on your Top 10!
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11/05/2008 10:42:45 AM
Beautiful. Should have finished higher, I think.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/04/2008 02:05:57 PM
I like the colors and the movement (swish) of the water...exposure???
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11/04/2008 01:40:34 PM
classic beauty
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11/02/2008 11:07:56 PM
Beautiful photo.
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11/02/2008 01:15:39 PM
I would have givn this more points, but the crooked horizon got to me. Still a nice photo. Good composition. Foreground interest to draw you in.
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11/01/2008 08:37:04 PM
Beautiful composition. I really like the color.
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10/29/2008 11:52:29 PM
Very purple. I'd like to see a lower angle for depth. Overall, a deserving high scorer.
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10/29/2008 08:11:53 PM
alternative title = 'water into wine' - nice
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10/29/2008 01:46:47 AM
Beautiful
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