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Sunset at Carmel Beach
Sunset at Carmel Beach

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: 17 mile drive, Carmel Beach
Date: Jan 3, 2009
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.8
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jan 30, 2009

Taken on 17-mile drive near Carmel Beach, CA. It's a beautiful drive with lots of photo opportunities. I didn't carry my tripod, so I have to rest my camera on the rocks.


Rotate and Crop to fix horizon
Levels and Curves
Shadow and Highlight adjustment
Dodge and Burn
NI and Noise Reduction
Canvas resize to add border
Color Balance
Image resize
Dodge and Burn
Save for web

My first entry for FSM 2009, hoping to score it well above my average(Fingers Crossed).

Place: 10 out of 454
Avg (all users): 6.7212
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.5310
Avg (non-participants): 7.1346
Views since voting: 4745
Views during voting: 264
Votes: 165
Comments: 14
Favorites: 2 (view)

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02/11/2009 12:40:31 PM
Beautiful picture. Congrats on your high finish!
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02/09/2009 01:46:20 PM
It looks like a beautiful painting. Very dramatic! Congratulations on your top 10.
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02/08/2009 10:49:41 AM
the color and details in the sky are wonderful! i love the detail and texture in the foreground rock. are the specks on the water some birds? congrats on 10th place!
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02/08/2009 09:08:19 AM
Hey Shailesh

A big congrats on your top 10. Very well deserved. Keep rocking.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2009 09:29:39 PM
Well I know exactly where THAT is :-)
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02/07/2009 06:43:50 PM
I like the color palette; makes the fiery sunset really stand out.
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02/05/2009 08:24:51 PM
Oooooooo... This is soo surreal! It looks like it could be a 'Doomsday' image. Nice light on the rocks and the waves are awesome. Overall a very neat image, Well done!
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02/04/2009 08:47:11 PM
Wonderful color and exposure, well done
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02/02/2009 11:45:58 PM
Beautiful colors and textures. Very nicely done. 8
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02/01/2009 09:05:56 PM
That fiery sky is awesome.
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02/01/2009 08:55:11 PM
This image is one of the most beautiful I've seen on DPC. I truly love the composition and colors in this image, plus how you expressed your tone and idea. 10/10
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02/01/2009 08:01:26 PM
Normally I would criticize this as being over processed, the red in the sky is too much, BUT it all seems to fit together in this image
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02/01/2009 11:04:44 AM
I like it....great color, great capture.
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02/01/2009 10:04:55 AM
Beautiful shot.
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