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Challenge: Calendar II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Date: Feb 20, 2009
Aperture: 14
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Cityscape, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Feb 21, 2009

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Hmmmm... my first leapfrog ribbon, if it validates. :P Thanks for the votes!


I don't think I've experienced many clear days in SF. It was spectacular and I could have spent hours in the city but my time was short. I was captivated by the breaking waves with wind spray. They were very green! The bridge may be one of the most photographed in the world and I'm sure my angle isn't original--but I like how the landscape dwarfs the GG bridge. I did get soaked to my knees!
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Normally I shoot RAW, not sure why I had switched to jpg.

Processing was pretty basic-mostly localized curves and contrast adjustments to bring out the colors. Gradient to darken the sky, and some selective dodge and burn on the waves, cliffs. USM or sharpen filter. Here is the original, resized only.

I apologize for the mind searing color--I just can't help myself. :)

outtake 769788.jpg
#2 769790.jpg


Statistics
Place: 3 out of 182
Avg (all users): 6.9866
Avg (commenters): 7.8571
Avg (participants): 6.6667
Avg (non-participants): 7.2209
Views since voting: 4994
Views during voting: 256
Votes: 149
Comments: 42
Favorites: 11 (view)


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01/06/2010 04:11:59 PM
If this isn't eye-candy I don't know what is. Amazing!
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03/09/2009 05:59:51 AM
congratz, very nice photo ... only the gray line is not by my taste :-)
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03/08/2009 08:04:51 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon Mark! It's a beautiful seascape with the GG Bridge thrown in for good measure :)
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03/04/2009 09:47:43 PM
Congrats on the ribbon, love the sky and perspective!
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03/04/2009 06:47:37 PM
great capture but perhaps a bit over-processed on saturation. border really hurts this one. congrats on ribbon.
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03/03/2009 07:27:27 PM
Gorgeous! Superb quality, Congrats!!
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03/03/2009 07:09:03 PM
Congrats, beautiful picture!
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03/03/2009 02:28:33 PM
awesome
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03/03/2009 04:01:43 AM
Congrats on a stunning photograph and a very good title to go with it. I like both versions (and I don't think the colors are overdone) - I do like the green of the water in this one and I like the visual impact of the B&W. Lovely work as always!
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03/03/2009 12:47:27 AM
Hey, just noticed you've moved up ;-) Congrats on your ribbon, Mark. It's a fantastic shot.
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03/02/2009 10:09:36 PM
Hey, Congratulations, Mark! I knew this one was destined for a ribbon :) You're awesome!

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03/02/2009 09:38:21 PM
hmmmm....I like it, awesome saturation. Congrats on the leap-frog ribbon. :-P

I'm looking for the shutter speed and aperture info...I thought those were mandatory?
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03/02/2009 07:56:55 PM
Don't sweat how you got here. I gave you a higher score than I did the former #2!
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03/02/2009 07:42:50 PM
Mark, this is lovely!!! The colors are stunning and such great composition. Congrats on the ribbon.
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03/02/2009 07:22:05 PM
Congratulations, well deserved.

Mac,
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03/02/2009 07:21:28 PM
Happy belated Congrats.
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03/02/2009 07:15:25 PM
Congrats on your newly acquired ribbon!
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03/02/2009 07:08:37 PM
Fabulous shot Mark, absolutely gorgeous colors, lighting is dead on, absolutely wonderful shot, very well done, added to faves.
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03/02/2009 05:45:16 PM
I'm so glad you got an HM on this, Mark! If I had to lose a round in the HTH side challenge, I'm glad you STOMPED me instead of just barely easing by. *grin*
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03/02/2009 11:19:36 AM
Yes! This would make a breathtaking calendar photo -- one that I would buy in a heartbeat! Congratulations on winning an honorable mention with this stunner!

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03/02/2009 08:41:42 AM
I almost caught up to you :P Congrats on your HM. It's nice to see a different vantage point of the Golden Gate bridge.
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03/02/2009 05:27:03 AM
Love this! Congrats on the HM.
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03/02/2009 01:01:32 AM
What a stunner! Gorgeous. Congrats on the HM, Mark.
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03/02/2009 12:46:24 AM
Killer scene. Congrats on top 5
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03/02/2009 12:24:33 AM
I love this one. Super Shot !!
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03/02/2009 12:17:56 AM
Great pic! It was a battle to the very end, and I was ahead by a wolf nose! This shot is really nice, a refreshing change of view. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/28/2009 05:36:58 PM
Great shot. Should top 3 IMO
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02/28/2009 01:39:32 PM
great composition...
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02/28/2009 11:14:33 AM
Well composed. I love the greens and the blues in this image.
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02/27/2009 05:40:31 PM
nice shot, love the angle, and the sky is great
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02/27/2009 11:29:32 AM
This photo is beautiful. It shows positive space in the sky and negative space in the mountains and ocean waves.
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02/26/2009 11:03:29 PM
Very punny. Now give me some of those swoopy clouds, I need them for next weeks challenge.
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02/26/2009 09:49:51 AM
Tack sharp all the way - excellent DOF. Good balance between sky and land. 7
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02/24/2009 01:42:44 AM
GREAT perspective of Golden Gate. Where is this? Impressive wide angle, great lines with the foam and the clouds, although the bridge is almost lost. Would have loved to have the red brought out just a little more.
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02/23/2009 10:16:18 PM
Nice!! Truly would fit in a calendar. Well done.
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02/23/2009 09:10:01 PM
Very nice shot. Cute name
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02/23/2009 06:02:54 PM
That is a very clear day for SanFran- and a gorgeous shot too.
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02/23/2009 09:41:56 AM
really good framing...I will have to visit this beach someday...so many good shots are done here...
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02/23/2009 09:41:48 AM
Gorgeous photo, this would definitely sell as a calendar photo.
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02/23/2009 08:18:59 AM
spectacular panorama...8
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02/23/2009 05:48:13 AM
excellent , love the composition , 8
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02/23/2009 02:48:55 AM
I quite like this as the golden gate is usually shown from a different perspective. Very nice composition.
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