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Cuttooth


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Challenge: Free Study 2012-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Kahalu'u, Hawaii
Date: Oct 1, 2012
Date Uploaded: Oct 23, 2012

Thank you very much everyone for the great comments and taking the time to vote.

As 21.gif HarveyG and 21.gif vikas sort of mentioned in their comments, this is the same spot as my April FS entry that also did very well. This small bay on the east side of the island is just gorgeous but very finicky as far as shooting conditions go. The winds this morning were perfect but the tide was high so I was standing (more like wading) in water up to my waist.

I shot this on the morning of October 1st, just a few hours before flying out on vacation for 3 weeks. After looking at the set, I knew I probably wouldn't get any shots better than this during the rest of the month. This is probably my favorite set of shots that I've taken this year.

There were so many fantastic entries this month, I'm really happy this did well.

Thanks again everyone.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 225
Avg (all users): 7.6000
Avg (commenters): 9.1739
Avg (participants): 7.6706
Avg (non-participants): 7.4286
Views since voting: 3892
Views during voting: 275
Votes: 120
Comments: 58
Favorites: 23 (view)


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01/14/2013 10:28:00 PM
I like the colours, the framing, and the plasticity. Anyone can take a good sunset picture which makes it so much more impressive when you see one that is outstandingly above the benchmark. A favourite.
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11/14/2012 02:24:27 PM
Originally posted by cgino:

This image is truly stunning, I absolutely love it! Congrats on your ribbon, and congrats for winning JPEG's Photo of the Week as well!!


Thanks Colleen! :)
And thanks to everyone for all the really great comments.
11/14/2012 01:46:32 PM
This image is truly stunning, I absolutely love it! Congrats on your ribbon, and congrats for winning JPEG's Photo of the Week as well!!
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11/11/2012 03:46:55 PM
Perfect image for a large metal print.
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11/11/2012 01:06:42 PM
if you have a higher dimension copy i'd like to see it... and use it as my desktop!!! :D
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11/10/2012 06:01:56 PM

+1 !!!

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11/10/2012 12:36:17 AM
congrats on the ribbon a very evocative scene.. the boat makes it for me! :O)
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11/09/2012 10:43:29 PM
Superstrong image
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11/09/2012 08:16:26 PM
Yeah baby :)
Congrats, ver nice photo.
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11/09/2012 12:03:03 PM
I love that the mast (is that the right term?) almost cuts the scene right were the color turns from blue to that wonderful gold. :)
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11/09/2012 08:42:51 AM
Way to go, man. That is just brilliant (literally). Hope you have this enlarged HUGE on canvas. It is worthy of a high end gallery.
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11/08/2012 09:37:13 PM
Nice one Mark -- clearly the top image in this FS. Congrats!
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11/08/2012 04:09:12 PM
Congrats, beautiful photo !!
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11/08/2012 01:18:29 PM
Congrats, it's a stunner.
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11/08/2012 11:38:08 AM
One of my few 10's and a wonderful blue. Congratulations.
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11/08/2012 11:19:49 AM
congratulations, Mark! Beautiful shot, well deserved blue!
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11/08/2012 10:57:06 AM
This made voting easy, 10
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11/08/2012 10:44:24 AM
Congrats
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11/08/2012 09:56:56 AM
what I liked here the most was the composition, the vertical pole and the diagonal clouds.
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11/08/2012 09:08:09 AM
Wow, what a dramatic shot. Huge congratulations on the Blue! Fantastic work once again.
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11/08/2012 09:06:52 AM
Congratulations on the blue!

I have my game face on :)
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11/08/2012 06:34:34 AM
Excellent work - congrats on the first place!
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11/08/2012 04:37:11 AM
The right man in the right place, what a combination, congrats on the blue.
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11/08/2012 03:59:43 AM
absolutely breathtaking
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11/08/2012 03:50:48 AM
Fantastic photo, congratulations on your Blue !
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11/08/2012 03:30:58 AM
Wow! Congrats.
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11/08/2012 02:19:11 AM
What a privilege to have witnessed this in person. Congrats on the win.
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11/08/2012 01:33:44 AM
Congratulations on the blue, but more so on an outstanding image.
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11/08/2012 01:23:37 AM
Looooooove this Mark. Congrats on the blue.
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11/08/2012 12:37:54 AM
Congratulations on the blue. Fantastic light and reflections.
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11/08/2012 12:20:07 AM
Very happy for you Mark. Super image. That spot is Ribbon Territory :P
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11/08/2012 12:09:47 AM
Sweet shot Mark! Nicely done! Congrats on the blue :)
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11/08/2012 12:06:11 AM
Fantastic luminence. How do you do that? Congrats on the blue!
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11/08/2012 12:02:20 AM
Ha I was right, this is on the front page, well done Mark, what a beaut find, and great score!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2012 11:54:54 PM
beautiful! awesome colors... bumped it up to a 9
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11/07/2012 09:27:09 PM
Best in show. Ribbon for sure!
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11/07/2012 08:56:56 PM
Incredible sky and reflection in that beautifully still water. Love the inclusion and position of the boat. Top ten for me. Voted earlier.
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11/07/2012 08:52:57 PM
Voted earlier and am back to comment. This is an awesome image. Colours are extraordinary, composition is perfect, and sharpness is mind blowing. This will most certainly ribbon! Well done.
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11/07/2012 05:34:28 PM
Gorgeous shot.
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11/07/2012 01:03:21 PM
Amazing burst of colors and contrast between the dark blue and fiery yellow/orange! Nicely done!!
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11/07/2012 11:56:49 AM
Beautiful light, color and composition. Hope it does well for you.
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11/06/2012 10:48:51 PM
It's interesting how the mast almost creates a border between the cool and warm. Very nice!
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11/06/2012 11:26:50 AM
It doesn't get much better than this.
WOW.
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11/04/2012 03:28:29 PM
great colors, sky and clouds look they're on fire, processing doesn't look overdone to me, nice image, hope it does well for you
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11/04/2012 01:26:08 PM
beautiful colours and composition 10
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11/04/2012 12:27:48 PM
Awesome colors here, love the reflection. 9!
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11/04/2012 11:04:10 AM
Very cool reflection.
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11/04/2012 10:55:42 AM
Love the composition, light, colors. The mast splits the gold and blue so perfectly! It just keeps pulling my eye back ... snapping it back, really. Positively hypnotizing image.
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11/03/2012 11:30:30 AM
sigh...this is just amazing...
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11/02/2012 09:15:13 PM
Breathtaking!
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11/02/2012 07:49:27 PM
Front page stuff
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11/02/2012 08:35:18 AM
Holy cow!! That is some kind of sunset!!!!!
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11/02/2012 12:54:46 AM
Amazing view...10
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11/01/2012 12:45:14 PM
Fantastic composition and PP
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11/01/2012 10:04:16 AM
My favorite of the challenge. Just a wonderful capture. Breathtaking.
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11/01/2012 09:31:19 AM
Absolutely magnificent. Great luminous glow. Should be a ribbon contender. 10
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11/01/2012 08:51:28 AM
I need to get down there and move this boat so that you cannot get another ribbon! :p

Love the fire in the clouds and man those reflections are amazing!

Assuming this is 21.gif Cuttooth's entry.
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11/01/2012 12:21:54 AM
I love the cloud reflections the best, see you on the front page.
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