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Drake


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Cold II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Point Betsie Light, Michigan
Date: Jan 31, 2010
Aperture: F7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Water, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jan 31, 2010

Taken at Point Betsie, north of Frankfort Mi, on Lake Michigan. It was very tricky taking this shot as there was ice everywhere - some places could not access, as I would have slid all the way down to the lake... The sun came out for a few brief minutes so I captured this winter wonderland

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 154
Avg (all users): 6.9579
Avg (commenters): 8.4444
Avg (participants): 7.0526
Avg (non-participants): 6.9236
Views since voting: 5210
Views during voting: 376
Votes: 214
Comments: 34
Favorites: 8 (view)


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02/16/2010 02:09:56 AM
Love the breaking wave! Congrats on your ribbon!
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02/15/2010 07:59:12 PM
Beautiful photo. I love it, especially the light. The wave action is very dramatic. Glad you didn't slide into that freezing lake. :)
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02/14/2010 10:18:32 AM
A perfect postcard and an amazing pic. Congats!
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02/14/2010 01:16:40 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club

First off, congratulations on the ribbon. Very happy to see that your brief moment with the DQ was reversed.

Very glad to read in your notes that you did not slip trying to get this image. I know that feel all too well here!

I think the first thing that struck me about this image was the lovely wintery light. For an image that so clearly portrays cold, it gave a warmth to it that was appreciated. I notice a lot of people used blue to enhance the feeling of cold in their images.

It's difficult to offer too much by way of critique, as it is evident both from your score and placement that this was a well received image that clearly met the challenge. I'm not sure I would have done anything differently.

Sarah
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02/13/2010 11:35:19 PM
Very happy to see this back on the front page. This is one of my favorites from the challenge. Congrats on the ribbon.
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02/13/2010 01:20:42 AM
This is spectacular! Can I share it?
Jack
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02/12/2010 11:58:30 PM
Very Cool....Glad to see this image back on the front page...Double Congrats!!!
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02/12/2010 09:40:46 AM
Sorry about the DQ, great photo...too bad!

edit: Hello, lazarus :P

Message edited by author 2010-02-13 02:28:27.
02/11/2010 10:16:53 AM
Wow! How breathtaking! Congratulations on winning a ribbon with this amazing photo.
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02/10/2010 09:12:26 PM
Cold. And perfect. I really like that wave and the sharpness of it all. Congrats!
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02/10/2010 03:11:40 PM
Beautiful shot
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02/10/2010 12:54:23 PM
Interesting and very pretty. Congrats on your ribbon, Drake.
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02/10/2010 10:12:27 AM
Congrats Drake! I enjoy the composition and how it sends my eyes searching for more to find. Great Job!
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02/10/2010 09:16:25 AM
YOu know, I've been looking at your portfolio, and every image you've done well with, has been shot in the bitter cold. I dub the "Icemaster Drake"... Nice job. I expected the same damned lighthouse from you, and was pleased to see something else :-)
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02/10/2010 08:45:41 AM
You've done what's been on my To-Shoot List for quite some time - gotten gorgeous pictures of our beautiful Lighthouses in Winter. Congratulations on a most special capture, and on the high placement in the Challenge.

Message edited by author 2010-02-10 08:47:36.
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02/10/2010 07:24:22 AM
Thank you all for the ribbon! As you can tell I like taking lighthouse shots. This one was very interesting, with the wave action and icy buildup around the jetty and lighthouse - and then the sun actually came out for 5 minutes (unusual in Michigan in the winter...). Wish that tree was not there...
Thanks again,
Drake
02/10/2010 07:12:00 AM
Love this is so beautiful!!! Congrats on your Yellow ribbon.
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02/10/2010 01:47:29 AM
A very beautiful shot. It really shows how old the place is.
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02/10/2010 12:58:28 AM
Beautiful scene. I like the splashing waves. One of my top picks. Congrats on the yellow!
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02/10/2010 12:18:25 AM
Congratulations Drake! A well earned ribbon!
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02/10/2010 12:16:50 AM
Just outstanding, I love the way the snow is falling off the jetty, perfect composition, definetely one of my faves now. :)
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02/10/2010 12:09:34 AM
Congrats on the ribbon!

Raj
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/09/2010 11:29:35 PM
I love the waves splashing against the frozen. I feel that the tree was cut off and shouldn't have been. could have cut out some of the lower beach to keep the top of the tree.
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02/09/2010 11:31:08 AM
this is a beautiful lighthouse where is it???
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02/07/2010 08:48:16 PM
Wow. One of my favorites in this challenge. Great color and perfect depth of field.
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02/07/2010 06:08:57 PM
Wow, a beautiful shot, shame about that tree that you had to cut the top off, but not your fault of course..
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02/06/2010 09:36:33 AM
Wow...beautiful place! North pole? :)
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02/05/2010 10:32:49 PM
Nice lighthouse and ice. (no vote, just a comment)
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02/04/2010 10:25:58 PM
Absolutely beautiful! 9
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02/04/2010 08:53:38 AM
Outstanding exposure and composition. 9
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02/03/2010 12:03:27 PM
Great composition.
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02/03/2010 10:16:12 AM
Fast shutter was a great choice for this; it makes it look like even the waves were frozen in the act of crashing.
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02/03/2010 09:57:00 AM
Well done, in my top 3. Very nice.
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02/03/2010 05:07:21 AM
a little bit stronger contrast would do well in my opinion, great view btw
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