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Challenge: Free Study 2013-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2013
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Date: Mar 26, 2013
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 180
Date Uploaded: Mar 26, 2013

I'm incredibly surprised at the finish!

My inspiration for this was this painting by surrealist Georgio De Chirico.

I took a shot of this lighthouse a couple of years ago but wasn't really satisfied at how it turned out so I wanted to make another attempt at shooting it. I'm still not quite happy with how it turned out so it will probably make another appearance in the future. :)

Thank you everyone for all the votes and great comments.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 239
Avg (all users): 7.0893
Avg (commenters): 8.1250
Avg (participants): 7.0366
Avg (non-participants): 7.2333
Views since voting: 2671
Views during voting: 214
Votes: 112
Comments: 44
Favorites: 8 (view)


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05/09/2013 05:11:38 PM
Awesome work the lighting is unreal. I love the added door mat and shoes.
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04/11/2013 04:57:44 PM
Congrats on your blue ribbon, great shot!
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04/11/2013 04:13:05 PM
Fantastic shot, congrats!!
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04/10/2013 11:30:27 AM
Fantastic shot, Mark. The sky is truly amazing. Congrats on the blue.
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04/09/2013 09:17:19 PM
Wow! It has been a LONG time since I've seen a winning image on DPC that made me stop dead in my tracks, gasp and whisper, "WOW! FANTASTIC!"

This is amazing and such an inspiration.

How about a "How I Made This Shot" thread!!
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04/09/2013 06:12:08 PM
Congrats on the blue! Much deserved; I think it is awesome.
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04/09/2013 09:31:35 AM
Way to go, man! It is stunning.
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04/08/2013 08:52:05 PM
Congrats man! Amazing shot and well deserved first place :)
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04/08/2013 07:16:25 PM
Dayum Mark! Congrats on the ribbon with this wonderful image - it was my blue-choice of the challenge!
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04/08/2013 06:28:21 PM
Congratulations Mark. Wonderful shot.
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04/08/2013 06:21:44 PM
Beautiful shot Mark, I only gave it a 9 but I really do like it almost a 10!
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04/08/2013 03:40:59 PM
congrats Mark! you are unbeatable at free studies!
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04/08/2013 03:09:42 PM
Congrats! This is beautiful!
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04/08/2013 12:46:52 PM
Great picture!! very well done and I'm glad you got the first place good work!
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04/08/2013 11:59:57 AM
This is incredible!! It almost looks like a portal to another world. I can't wait to walk thru!
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04/08/2013 10:39:07 AM
AWESOME shot.
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04/08/2013 08:08:27 AM
Quite stunning, Mark. Knew this was front page material as soon as I saw it. Now, if only I could convince my work to move me to Hawaii!
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04/08/2013 07:15:08 AM
Are they still giving away those FS Winner camera straps?
Congrats, again!
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04/08/2013 06:23:34 AM
I remembered the previous shot - this is much better. The King of FS!

You're like Michael Schumacher in his consecutive years at Ferrari ^_^

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04/08/2013 05:20:30 AM
wow you are just on a roll! congrats again!!!
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04/08/2013 03:48:23 AM
Congrats, stunning as always.
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04/08/2013 03:21:30 AM
Congrats Mark! Beautiful scene, very interesting and mysterious light.
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04/08/2013 02:20:08 AM
Congrats on the Blue. Surreal shot and well processed.
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04/08/2013 02:06:22 AM
Very nice Mark. Congrats!
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04/08/2013 12:39:27 AM
That... is very cool ;')
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04/08/2013 12:05:03 AM
Mark -- congrats on the blue!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2013 11:21:48 PM
Loving the center composition here.
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04/07/2013 09:21:21 PM
10 if you lost that border. terrific job on this. 9.
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04/07/2013 09:08:56 PM
Wonderful long exposure
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04/07/2013 08:03:28 PM
Great job on the perspective and the sky.
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04/07/2013 05:52:10 PM
Fabulous use of UWA and timing to get the eerie streaks. VWD.
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04/06/2013 09:09:18 PM
A little off centre but otherwise perfect effect for this scene. Came back to mark as a Fav!
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04/06/2013 07:39:09 PM
Great point of view the colors are very dynamic they really make the image POP wonderful processing ..and great cloud effect ..Well done
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04/06/2013 03:05:47 PM
great use of long exposure, very strong photo with great colors
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04/05/2013 07:15:41 PM
This has blue ribbon written all over it - glwc!
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04/02/2013 09:16:43 PM
Incredible sky takes this to the next level.
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04/02/2013 04:52:18 PM
Love it !
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04/02/2013 10:35:47 AM
Nobody could remember when the portal had arrived. Some of the old timers seemed to remember a time when there was a clear horizon, but now everybody was used to its dominance of the skyline and had ceased to even notice it anymore. Until now. The gentle, almost inperceivable, hum had grown over a period of weeks until crowds had started to gather, and then the glow. Orange, into yellow, green and finally blue. Bright neon blue like St Elmo's fire reaching up to the clouds, through the clouds and beyond. Nobody knew it yet, but it was down this energy that 'they' would come. Tomorrow, they would come.
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04/01/2013 08:13:59 PM
Beautiful.
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04/01/2013 02:48:28 PM
Fantastic shot. I love the perspective and the way the long exposure affected the clouds.10
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04/01/2013 12:23:41 PM
Love the unrealness here.
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04/01/2013 08:19:13 AM
Stunning. Love the long exposure. :)
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04/01/2013 12:39:50 AM
front page stuff
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04/01/2013 12:37:37 AM
good use of motion blur, strong image, for the subject matter
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