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Resting in Calm Waters
Resting in Calm Waters
louinsd


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: 4:00-5:00 a.m. II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A900
Location: San Diego Bay
Date: Nov 1, 2010
Aperture: 4
ISO: 800
Shutter: 4 seconds
Date Uploaded: Nov 2, 2010

This picture was taken on my second morning of getting up at 3:45. This can only be described as the low rent district for boats in San Diego. The picture that I took on the first morning had a boat that look like the SS Minnow with a tarp over it

Simple picture...
1. Woke up at 3:45
2. Made coffee
3. Aimed my car towards downtown (can't call it driving when your that tired)
4. Took picture
5. Converted from raw
6. Noise Ninja.
6. Fixed hot pixels.
6. Cropped from big picture (original has 2 sail boats)

[Nov. 9th, 2010 11:57:59 PM]

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This is the original picture that I cropped to create the submission. The water was calmer and flatter than I had ever seen it along the bay.

Thanks everyone for all the nice comments! I wasn't expecting this picture to do as well as it did.

If anyone knows of any tricks that I could have done in photoshop to make the hull look whiter, I would greatly appreciate hearing them. I'm not that great in photoshop and I figured I would probcably goof the picture up rather than improve upon it if I tried to whiten the hull.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 43
Avg (all users): 6.8295
Avg (commenters): 8.1333
Avg (participants): 6.2000
Avg (non-participants): 6.8824
Views since voting: 2370
Views during voting: 656
Votes: 258
Comments: 26
Favorites: 1 (view)


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10/21/2011 04:02:06 AM
Nice shot. I like going down to the harbor to takes pics like these as well. :)
06/07/2011 07:18:51 AM
This would probably make an excellent HDR shot. Do you still have the RAW file?
11/10/2010 06:38:01 PM
Nice work, Lou! I knew this was SD when I saw it, I know exactly where it was shot from too :-)

If you can send me the original file I'll show you how to fix the color cast on the hull. You can mail it to bear_music@yahoo.com

And tell me what programs you are editing with...
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11/10/2010 06:31:21 AM
Congrats on the HM, and also for smashing your PB!
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11/10/2010 12:58:39 AM
Congrats! you were my top pick for this challenge, good to see you did so well.
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11/10/2010 12:33:42 AM
lovely picture
congrats on the HM!
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11/10/2010 12:26:03 AM
Can feel the calm
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11/10/2010 12:24:15 AM
...And Congratulations on you HIGH score and top 10!!!
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11/10/2010 12:16:17 AM
this is one of my favorites in this challenge, but I think the one with the two boats would have done a little better.
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11/10/2010 12:07:55 AM
I soooo LOVED this shot!!! and Thanks for being my #1 fan in this challange LOL!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/08/2010 10:08:37 PM
Simple and serene. I love the dead center image. Any image that can successfully break the rule of thirds earns bonus points with me. 8
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11/08/2010 07:35:22 PM
Really nice shot. Water is mirror sharp and reflecting some lovely tones. I would have set the mast off to a side for the composition but that's just me. Not voting, justing admiring.
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11/08/2010 05:57:31 PM
My pick for blue in this challenge. As calm and peaceful as a downtown could ever get. Beautiful tone to it.
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11/07/2010 11:08:16 PM
Very nice lighting and reflection.
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11/07/2010 06:18:24 AM
little bit boring ,dont you think 7
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11/05/2010 03:16:20 PM
WOW! - 9
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11/05/2010 10:09:32 AM
beautiful
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11/04/2010 02:14:19 PM
Nice and clear, great colours
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11/04/2010 01:57:34 PM
Very nice image.
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11/03/2010 08:33:46 PM
Really well done! Perfect moment! :) Eye Candy!
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11/03/2010 04:06:36 PM
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Beautiful photo! top 3 for me! 10!
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11/03/2010 03:36:24 PM
A nice shot, a little bit overexposed in the background
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11/03/2010 02:48:55 PM
Love the reflections on the water.
Pity the boat is very central but still nice and crisp.
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11/03/2010 10:03:35 AM
Beautiful view.
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11/03/2010 02:02:31 AM
A very beautiful image.
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11/03/2010 01:14:08 AM
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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