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Challenge: Free Study 2012-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012
Date: Nov 12, 2012
Date Uploaded: Nov 13, 2012

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to vote and comment.

It's been a couple of years since I shot at this place. It's a beach park near where I grew up. I was never really satisfied with the previous shots so figured I'd try it again.

I was a bit disappointed that the owner now had a kayak that was resting on the stand next to the canoe. I took a bunch of shots but knew they wouldn't be very good with a bright green kayak there. I got up the nerve to get the owner's attention by waving at him from the beach (he was in his kitchen) and asked him if I could move the kayak and replace it when I was finished. What I didn't realize was that the kayak was lashed down and was really heavy. Fortunately he was kind enough to hop his wall and help me move the kayak.

We talked during the exposures and come to find out, he was a semi-professional photographer in the 50s. I guess he could relate to what I wanted to do so was happy to help; very cool guy.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 203
Avg (all users): 7.0667
Avg (commenters): 8.4118
Avg (participants): 6.9545
Avg (non-participants): 7.3750
Views since voting: 2297
Views during voting: 242
Votes: 120
Comments: 36
Favorites: 1 (view)


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12/12/2012 05:15:18 PM
Nice job Mark, tones are super. Good story, too.
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12/10/2012 04:49:15 AM
Thanks for telling us more about the image and always love that. Just the Image though beautiful just has so much more to it when some background is given. Congrats on the Ribbon and your name just keeps on popping up..will have to go and check whats happening in the FSM Marathon
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12/09/2012 02:33:24 PM
Originally posted by Melethia:

Great story to go with this exceptional photograph - hopefully you've given him a copy of this!!


I did tell him I'd gladly send him the shot, but he said he already had dozens of shots of this canoe that he'd taken. :)
12/09/2012 02:04:47 PM
congrats - it had to be you :¬)
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12/09/2012 12:28:36 PM
An excellent shot with an interesting story behind it.
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12/09/2012 10:46:17 AM
Great story to go with this exceptional photograph - hopefully you've given him a copy of this!!
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12/09/2012 03:36:16 AM
Congrats on a beautiful image.
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12/08/2012 07:22:39 PM
Deliciously beautiful.
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12/08/2012 04:45:52 PM
Good grief, man. That is fantastic. Congrats.
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12/08/2012 04:31:39 PM
Luminous and delightful. Excellent clarity. gratz!
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12/08/2012 10:34:25 AM
Gorgeous colors, clarity and glow to this scenic and the boat, poised and ready for a higher tide, makes it. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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12/08/2012 10:34:20 AM
Damn - I will have to work harder in December, yet again!

Congrats on the ribbon, with this beautiful image!
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12/08/2012 10:09:49 AM
Stunning light, congrats.
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12/08/2012 07:43:49 AM
Good work,Congrats on the ribbon.
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12/08/2012 06:51:50 AM
Great job sir!
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12/08/2012 06:34:34 AM
Cool Mark another FS ribbon!
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12/08/2012 05:01:28 AM
Destined for the front page. Congrats on the ribbon! One of your best, imo.
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12/08/2012 04:25:26 AM
This is wonderful Mark. Congrats on the Ribbon
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12/08/2012 03:57:08 AM
Congrats Mark!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2012 11:03:49 PM
this image is so silky and so slick that makes me doubt that it's real.
bump
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12/07/2012 10:53:49 PM
The warmth of this image is so inviting, and the lighting on the boat is spot on.
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12/07/2012 06:54:52 PM
cool location - but the image seems way overprocessed, especially around the outrigger
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12/06/2012 04:53:17 AM
Beautiful image, I love the composition, the colours and the smooth transition between sea and sky.
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12/04/2012 09:24:48 PM
Have to give you a premium score for this. But I personally think the contrast is a little strong. Makes the image look un-natural. But, on the other side of the coin, you succeeded with telling the story of the canoe yearning for a future journey with it's passengers.
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12/03/2012 08:47:53 AM
how peaceful
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12/03/2012 01:51:18 AM
Silky smooth and classic Cuttooth. I like the composition. The time of day to capture this, get the tides right AND the light and some cloud all make this a very technically difficult shot. Some people have commented on my images that the technicals of my image are unimportant (when I post them under comments). On the contrary, especially scapes of any format take a lot of planning and technical photography skills. Notwithstanding that this is also a learning channel. Others like to know how to do this and sharing is caring. One nitpick is the horison (horizon) 'appears' CW by 1 degree due the shadows to the right. Optical illusion but it does feel off.

This is right up there.
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12/02/2012 07:46:22 PM
I can just imagine paddling here. It is a tranquil image. I love it.
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12/02/2012 07:23:47 PM
Excellent use of light. The smooth water is mesmerizing.
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12/02/2012 04:06:30 PM
Top 5
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12/02/2012 07:11:17 AM
looks like Cuttooth, lovely skies and reflections, your becoming a FS ribbon hog, lol!
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12/02/2012 05:58:43 AM
This is one of the best...10
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12/01/2012 10:36:57 AM
Nice colors, beautiful setting. Well done all around!
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12/01/2012 10:31:06 AM
Love the way this has been processed,Top tenner in my view.
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12/01/2012 04:08:22 AM
10++
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12/01/2012 03:43:03 AM
Perfect balance between the sharpness of the boat and the blur of the sky
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12/01/2012 01:36:05 AM
crisp with good colour contrast :O)
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