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Lightkeeper's Threshold
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Challenge: Doors, Gates, Knobs, Locks & Handles (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: Avery Point Light House, Groton, CT
Date: Nov 10, 2011
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Black and White, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Nov 9, 2011

I have been shooting daily during the fall season, mainly looking for foliage etc. as part of a project I have been working on recently.

One morning on my way to work I saw the clouds hanging over the Long Island Sound with the sun reaching out from under the cloud band. I decided to try my hand at capturing some seascapes and drove past my work and headed to the water.

Avery Point Light is a modern lighthouse that was first lit in 1944 at the Coast Guard Training Station here in Groton. It is a small light, only about 45 feet tall, but it is easy to access so I have used it probably 5-6 times for DPC entries.

I shot this with the crop and border in mind, trying to give this a very geometric appearance.

Special thanks to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Bear_Music for sharing the great Nik Silver Efex preset "Forest Floor" some time ago. It is magical starting point for many of my favorite b/w conversions I have done in the past 6 months or so.


Thanks very much for the kind comments and votes during and after the challenge. It has been fun to hit the update button this week...

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 159
Avg (all users): 6.8521
Avg (commenters): 7.8000
Avg (participants): 6.5373
Avg (non-participants): 7.1333
Views since voting: 3191
Views during voting: 272
Votes: 142
Comments: 36
Favorites: 6 (view)


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11/27/2011 03:33:11 PM
Makes me feel like if I open that door, I'll walk through some dimension into that magical place behind it.
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11/24/2011 04:35:39 PM
Yay, Peter! Congrats on your red! Beautiful photo!
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11/24/2011 05:37:13 AM
top notch: congratulations.
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11/24/2011 01:01:16 AM
Originally posted by tome:

I've been using Forest Floor a few times but never got amazing results like this... it's not just the preset :). Fantastic result, congrats on the red!


It's good to see my Forest Floor is making the rounds :-)
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11/24/2011 12:46:48 AM
Congratulations, well seen and processed. It's interesting, there is something about this image that sometimes makes it look like a scaled down version, having a low "Alice in Wonderland" door rather than a full height one!
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11/23/2011 10:58:51 PM
Great image. Really like all of the different tones & textures. Congrats on the ribbon!
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11/23/2011 03:39:33 PM
Congrats! Another great image. :)
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11/23/2011 03:04:12 PM
Congrats on the ribbon.....It was a great shot
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11/23/2011 01:06:23 PM
Cool shot Peter, congrats
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11/23/2011 12:51:45 PM
Glorious tones and image!!! Congrats!
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11/23/2011 12:17:30 PM
Congrats on the ribbon,very good work.
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11/23/2011 08:54:32 AM
Great shot, this should of taken the blue ribbon in my opinion ;)

Message edited by author 2011-11-23 08:55:21.
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11/23/2011 08:48:20 AM
Great shot, congrats! And a woot to Connecticut!
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11/23/2011 07:16:10 AM
I recognized this from the thumbnail! Congrats!
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11/23/2011 06:26:18 AM
I've been using Forest Floor a few times but never got amazing results like this... it's not just the preset :). Fantastic result, congrats on the red!
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11/23/2011 05:45:00 AM
Good work, Peter, and congrats on your deserved red.
I might someday ask you to send me that preset (have to buy silver efex first)
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11/23/2011 04:50:07 AM
so bear music has a hand in the top two qudos sir hehe, great shot and it was the black and white conversion that so fitted the scene which had this in my top 4 of the challenge on a 9
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11/23/2011 02:11:59 AM
So glad you entered this! Congrats!
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11/23/2011 02:11:46 AM
So moody with great tones. Well done and congrats!
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11/23/2011 02:04:11 AM
congrats.!
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11/23/2011 01:51:44 AM
Awesome! Told ya it was a keeper!
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11/23/2011 12:39:53 AM
Oooh this is spectacular. Love the tones. The door really stands out.

Congrats on the Red!
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11/23/2011 12:37:54 AM
congrats on your ribbon! (and isn't it funny that Robert had a hand in both my and your shots?)
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11/23/2011 12:23:14 AM
Wonderful shot! And congrats on a ribbon too :)
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11/23/2011 12:03:30 AM
Knew it would be on the front page, congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/22/2011 09:58:09 AM
Definitely my favorite of the challenge. A very interesting composition.
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11/22/2011 09:03:03 AM
Good find, lucky you, Probably front page for you.
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11/21/2011 06:15:50 PM
Moody, nice.
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11/20/2011 06:00:24 AM
Great crop and lighting. Is against the rules to clone out the white pipe?
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11/19/2011 10:39:45 PM
winner... 10
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11/17/2011 01:33:04 PM
You've done this really well! I love the light/time you chose.
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11/17/2011 12:31:46 PM
Well played, front page stuff
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11/17/2011 10:05:07 AM
Very nice, the stormy looking sky in the background adds to the mood; a very good and sharp image. I can see this ranking quite high.
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11/17/2011 12:10:23 AM
great feeling; super contrast and exposure- and perfectly centered.
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11/16/2011 08:24:46 PM
Quite gorgeous, in my Top 5 for the challenge. Very dark and mysterious, but so intriguing, cant stop looking at it. The positioning of the sun behind the tower is perfect for this composition. Only thing I'd suggest is maybe to clone out the power cable by the door? Nonetheless, exquisite!
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11/16/2011 12:45:28 PM
Has the lovliest of feels to it.
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