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sjhuls


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Tarot Card (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Date: Mar 2, 2011
Aperture: 10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 239 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 3, 2011

A bit of a shoehorn for me. I shot some amazing long exposures and wanted to enter them in something. I was planning on entering them in the March free study but since that has not been announced I thought I better try and make it work for a current challenge.

This was a bit of a stretch but I think it should work.

Predicted score: This is a little tough because I think if it wasn't a shoehorn I could get around a 6.5, but since it is, I am going to go a little lower with a 6.2 and keep my fingers crossed.

[Mar. 15th, 2011 11:45:49 PM]

Wow, just a few minutes till roll over and I am at a 6.99 roll over could take me down a notch or put me over to a 7, I really have my fingers crossed for my first 7. But either way, I am excited to be getting a new personal best.

Wow! Blue, I never expected it on this one! Thanks so much to everyone who gave me great editing advice on this shot, it wouldn't have done half as good without you.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 53
Avg (all users): 6.9704
Avg (commenters): 7.8000
Avg (participants): 7.1429
Avg (non-participants): 6.9429
Views since voting: 4065
Views during voting: 356
Votes: 203
Comments: 43
Favorites: 8 (view)


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03/30/2011 01:43:43 AM
I've been to this pier many times and never thought to shoot it from this angle. I love it.

What time of night did you go out and shoot? I'd love to try this.

Message edited by author 2011-03-30 01:45:40.
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03/18/2011 01:20:39 AM
If my seer were to draw the tower, I would feel exactly how this image makes me feel. Visually appealing? Sure. But anyone can do that. You've managed to capture an image that crosses over from the visual to the kinesthetic. If I printed tarot decks for a living, I'd ask if I could put this on the back of the tower card. Congratulations - it's perfect.
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03/17/2011 01:56:32 PM
Congrats,lovely image.
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03/17/2011 01:01:53 PM
You are doing very well. Beautifully done. Congratulations!
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03/16/2011 09:51:20 PM
Oh, this is sooooo pretttty! Very mysterious and perfect for this challenge!
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03/16/2011 08:14:04 PM
very nice photograph.

It is grate and I wish I had taken the photograph.

Harvey Sherman
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03/16/2011 07:36:31 PM
Congratulations!!!
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03/16/2011 05:51:42 PM
Congratulations
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03/16/2011 05:39:37 PM
Nice work.
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03/16/2011 04:02:52 PM
Congratulations on the blue ribbon. A beautiful B&W image.
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03/16/2011 01:04:43 PM
Well done! Amazing b&w
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03/16/2011 12:57:29 PM
cungrats
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03/16/2011 12:14:24 PM
good for you Jennifer!! Congrats on the ribbon
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03/16/2011 07:52:00 AM
Great shot and I like your processing. Congratulations on your blue!
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03/16/2011 07:19:10 AM
Beautiful shot. Really stands apart from the crowd. Feel kind of silly now for giving you that 1.

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03/16/2011 07:00:48 AM
You are becoming quite the Ribbon winner :)
Great shot and congrats.
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03/16/2011 06:25:31 AM
Spectacular! Congratulations on all counts, Jennifer.
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03/16/2011 03:43:02 AM
Congrats on a well deserved win & PB, lovely shot.
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03/16/2011 03:04:06 AM
This one was one of my favorites in the Challenge... Congrats on the Blue!
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03/16/2011 02:38:59 AM
Awesome. Congrats on your new PB!!!
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03/16/2011 12:35:56 AM
my highest scorer in this challenge, i knew this was destined for the blue!

congrats!
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03/16/2011 12:17:54 AM
Wow, you're on a roll lately! Congrats on your newest ribbon Jennifer. :)
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03/16/2011 12:11:57 AM
As I've said before, ribbon hog in training! Now go stand over there next to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' vawendy!
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03/16/2011 12:11:02 AM
Great Job, a 9 from me, Congrats!
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03/16/2011 12:06:56 AM
There ya go, Jenn! Told ya! Congrats on the blue :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2011 08:18:46 PM
This looks familiar, though I'm not certain. Guessing this is from ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' sjhuls. Looks good and works well. Wondering if the "not prominent enough" crowd might ding you for the tower being a relatively minor element. I've gotten nailed by "not prominent enough" a few times myself, as you could have guessed.

It is an interesting looking tower. What is it used for? Probably a good place to keep in mind to milk for future challenges.
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03/14/2011 10:18:57 PM
This is a really great shot, but doesn't seem to have much to do with the tower.
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03/14/2011 05:05:16 PM
So pretty, love it
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03/12/2011 01:48:27 PM
enchanting, awesome
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03/12/2011 09:28:24 AM
Lovely image. One of my top three.
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03/12/2011 04:41:58 AM
Best tower yet
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03/11/2011 12:24:57 PM
AWESOME...Shez
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03/10/2011 11:16:29 PM
Beautiful nighttime shot. Nice oob thinking.
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03/10/2011 09:44:19 PM
love it!
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03/10/2011 07:33:56 PM
great shot, would like to see the colour version
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03/10/2011 12:20:17 PM
beautiful rich tones...nice
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03/09/2011 09:13:56 PM
Beautiful but the towers lacks exposure. too dark.
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03/09/2011 12:01:19 PM
WOW This is beautiful. Loving the black and white!!
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03/09/2011 08:40:20 AM
I love the lighting in this picture! Excellent!
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03/09/2011 08:39:38 AM
Very nice!
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03/09/2011 08:31:40 AM
The clouds in this photo really tell a good story.
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03/09/2011 07:52:47 AM
Spectacular!! 8. The silver/blue tint in this is sublime!
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03/09/2011 12:39:39 AM
Stunning. Spiritual. Fits the challenge well!
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