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The Night Capturer
1st PlaceThe Night Capturer
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Challenge: Darkness II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D
Date: May 1, 2009
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 800
Shutter: 61 sec
Galleries: Sky, Nature
Date Uploaded: May 2, 2009

I did not expect to take the blue, not even a ribbon, with such a tough competition. Thanks for your votes and kind comments.

The pg is my brother Andy (' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' senor_kasper). Actually he was also shooting. Thanks brother.

Shot in raw, slightly rotated and cropped, a little s&h on the camera to bring up some detail + usual stuff.

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 125
Avg (all users): 6.9235
Avg (commenters): 8.1667
Avg (participants): 7.0833
Avg (non-participants): 6.8716
Views since voting: 6712
Views during voting: 328
Votes: 196
Comments: 34
Favorites: 4 (view)


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06/13/2009 06:02:45 PM
I really like your brother in the picture, looking at a scene through his camera. It makes me wonder what he was focusing on across the lake. :o)
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05/22/2009 09:10:44 AM
many congratulations alfredo on such a stunning photograph ..
its not only very beautiful but has such a sense of peace ..
the blue ribbon goes perfectly with this impressive shot .. :)
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05/15/2009 07:10:54 PM
many grats on the blue
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05/15/2009 04:08:37 PM
This is so beautiful. I wish I could capture skies like this. I remember having to do a gradeschool report on Orion so it is one of the first things I recognize in the sky. Congrats on the blue!
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05/15/2009 02:35:23 PM
The markings are correct enough for us here at DPC ! The three stars in the bottom polygon (not the ones that form the belt) make up his sword. These are the stars that are going from upper right to lower left in the middle of the bottom polygon. The top right star is very dim. If I recall...it is not a star at all but the Orion Nebula...which IMO you can just about make out the "purplish" tint in your photo.
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05/14/2009 11:39:49 AM
I can see Orion the Hunter from here !

How did you get so little of a star streaking effect with a 61 second exposure? Does it have something to do with the 16mm lens?

Message edited by author 2009-05-14 11:41:49.
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05/14/2009 05:28:16 AM
just stunning congrats on the blue so well deserving
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05/14/2009 12:48:57 AM
Stunningly beautiful image. The stars make it so special. Hugs congrats on your ribbon, Alfredo.
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05/13/2009 11:00:02 PM
Congratulations!!!!!! It's a magnificent picture. I love it!!! I imagine your brother is very proud of you :)
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05/13/2009 05:21:21 PM
Wow! What a place to be on a night like that! Congratulations on 1st place. Its just beautiful!

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05/13/2009 11:15:38 AM
Congratulations on your blue!! Beautiful night scene!!
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05/13/2009 09:28:53 AM
sensational! congratulations
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05/13/2009 09:17:59 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and on having a fun relationship with your brother! So many folks have neither. :)
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05/13/2009 09:16:21 AM
Huge congrats on the blue !!!! got top score from me and deservingly so.
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05/13/2009 08:42:01 AM
Nice use of light and dark areas to compose a very relaxed looking scene. Congrats on the fine image, and that it was recognized as being exceptional. You were fortunate to be where you could have that clear blue sky to the west of your position.
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05/13/2009 02:46:31 AM
Congrats! Terrific - all of it.
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05/13/2009 02:28:37 AM
Great fill of the frame, all components complete the lovely image.
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05/13/2009 01:21:56 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon!
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05/13/2009 12:46:29 AM
DEMONIOS !!!! este blue SI que me emocionó! A. lfredo! Congratulations for this, another one, really deserved ribbon, EXCELLENT PIC! And a BIG WOW to your magnific Mr. Elmer brother!
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05/13/2009 12:10:02 AM
Congrads on the blue, very nicely done
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05/13/2009 12:05:02 AM
Outstanding image and most deserved blue. Congrats brother!!!
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05/13/2009 12:04:32 AM
Awesome! Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/12/2009 08:09:34 AM
Nice exposure. Lighting and clarity make this one a gem.
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05/11/2009 06:45:33 AM
beautiful! 9
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05/09/2009 12:19:02 AM
a lovely, rich image...9
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05/08/2009 11:10:59 PM
excellent clarity , very crisp. composition is excellent. This will finish high IMO, 9
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05/07/2009 02:44:23 PM
Gorgeous and pacific place. Beautiful capture of stars and sky, I also like the reflection. Lovely!
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05/07/2009 09:43:33 AM
Highlights right on the edge, prefectly back lit, crisp and sharp and very, very well controlled color and light. While not terribly interesting from an artistic sense, it still is an excellant image close to perfect as possible.
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05/06/2009 03:05:05 PM
I keep looking at this. Well done, love this rich, clear, amazing shot.
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05/06/2009 11:38:31 AM
very nice - I don't normally go for photographers included in photos but this is exceptional - good luck
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05/06/2009 08:34:11 AM
stunning! beautiful reflections and shapes of the hills
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05/06/2009 08:31:08 AM
I love the scene, inspite of being so dark it has some attraction in it. Simply Voted
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05/06/2009 12:50:33 AM
if there was an award for best lighting on a challenge about darkness, youd win it :) the stars really bring a new dimension to the picture :)
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05/06/2009 12:26:00 AM
I think the photographer ruins the mood. Feels like an intruder in a very serence scene. The night sky is fabulous.
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