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Isle of Fire / Sea of Calm
Isle of Fire / Sea of Calm

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 116 AT-X Pro DX for Nikon
Location: Makapu'u Point, Oahu, Hawai'i
Date: Nov 11, 2008
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 800
Shutter: 15 sec.
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Nov 27, 2008

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Post Challenge:

Okay, first off, thanks for all of the votes and a top 10 finish! I can't believe it!

This was an interesting photo experience. Myself, my wife and 3 year old daughter decided to visit the Makapu'u Lighthouse on Oahu's east coast.

We arrived a little late that evening, around 5:30pm. When we started climbing up the long, semi-steep lighthouse trail, the sun was already setting behind Koko Head Crater.

When we made it to the top, we were the only people still up there and it was getting dark fast. I rushed over to this lookout point, set up the tripod and framed this shot. My wife kept yelling "hurry up, it's getting dark!" and took off with our daughter to see the lighthouse.

Well, to cut down on time, I shot this at ISO 800 and the packed up the tripod and went to catch up with my girls who were already heading back down the trail.

I never saw the lighthouse nor took any pictures of it. But, it's ok, I guess I can always go there again, right?

I'm amazed how well the photo turned out being shot at ISO 800. I'm a firm believe that the camera doesn't matter but this never would've looked this good with my old D70 at that speed. There's simply no noise in the shot, even when viewed at 100%.

Also, the Tokina 11-16mm performs well at 16mm on a full frame camera...but the corners never completely sharpen up, as expected.

Place: 9 out of 417
Avg (all users): 6.7516
Avg (commenters): 7.7273
Avg (participants): 6.7500
Avg (non-participants): 6.7547
Views since voting: 3890
Views during voting: 307
Votes: 161
Comments: 16
Favorites: 9 (view)

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12/08/2008 08:16:35 PM
Powerful and lovely. Congrats on Top10!
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12/08/2008 10:32:52 AM
The colors in this photograph are amazing. Conrats on the top 10 finish!!!
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12/08/2008 05:11:16 AM
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12/08/2008 12:29:34 AM
Congrats on Top 10!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2008 12:20:58 PM
very very beautiful. Makes me wonder what is going on down there.
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12/05/2008 07:51:33 PM
Wow!! brilliant. 9
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12/05/2008 10:11:38 AM
Stunning image
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12/05/2008 09:50:08 AM
Ooh, I love the colros here and the composition is fabulous.
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12/05/2008 08:43:11 AM
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12/04/2008 09:51:23 PM
love it, love it, love it.
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12/03/2008 08:48:25 PM
Quite intriguing. The blues in the sea are intense.

eta: fixed a silly typo

Message edited by author 2008-12-08 06:44:36.
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12/03/2008 01:42:34 PM
Awesome image, love the colors and range of tones, very well composed
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12/02/2008 09:54:09 PM
Pretty colors... Is the sea really that color?? (not voting yet)
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12/02/2008 06:25:15 PM
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12/02/2008 07:32:58 AM
extremely dramatic vista - the lines and angles really make the shot - the colors seem a bit too saturated for my taste but I am sure other DPC voters will love it so it is a good choice here
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12/01/2008 03:14:42 AM
wow, powerful colours and exposure...fire and emeralds...wow...9 from me
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