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Challenge: Selfie! (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2014
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Place with the skiffs
Date: Aug 6, 2014
Date Uploaded: Aug 6, 2014

I really don't like being on camera and have always had a hard time trying to smile when I know I'm going to be in a photo so I'll just insert an internet smiley here instead. :D
hehe.

I'm happy this did well. I figured if I'm going to be in the shot, why not take it at a place that's recognized from some past entries. I have my 50D with the 10-22 on the end of a fairly heavy monopod so it did make me a bit nervous trying to keep everything steady while taking the shots. Probably another reason why I have such a serious look on my face. Thankfully I've never had any mishaps there.

It's about a medium tide in this shot and the water is a bit past my knees. If the tide were really low, it would pretty much be dry ground but if the tide were really high, the water would be up to my chest.

Thanks folks for all the really nice comments and votes!




Statistics
Place: 1 out of 56
Avg (all users): 7.0471
Avg (commenters): 7.4667
Avg (participants): 7.0323
Avg (non-participants): 7.0556
Views since voting: 1915
Views during voting: 276
Votes: 85
Comments: 36
Favorites: 2 (view)


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08/18/2014 12:29:49 PM
This is fantastic! Congrats on the ribbon.
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08/17/2014 09:01:27 PM
Congrats Mark! Every time I drop in at DPC, I see your name on the front page, sometimes (like now) more than once! WTG!
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08/16/2014 07:27:29 PM
Yay for you!! Congratulations on the Blue!

(I'm trying to become a poet.)
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08/15/2014 05:36:47 PM
Nice one Mark. Congrats on the blue.
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08/15/2014 01:16:00 PM
Congrats on the blue, Mark. I love that we can see one of your favorite locations.
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08/15/2014 11:27:56 AM
Every time I look at this shot, I'm impressed all over again.

It's a grand image, Mark, and terrific that you took a Blue with it.
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08/15/2014 10:31:33 AM
Originally posted by aliqui:

Do you ever have problems with your tripod sinking in the sand as the tide strolls in and out? That's a problem I've had in the past when shooting from the water.


It's never been a problem at this spot since the ground is a mixture of rock and sand and is pretty solid. There isn't that much movement in the water which also helps. I have shot along shorelines that have some water movement that caused my tripod to sink though.
08/15/2014 10:24:37 AM
Do you ever have problems with your tripod sinking in the sand as the tide strolls in and out? That's a problem I've had in the past when shooting from the water.
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08/15/2014 09:47:34 AM
well executed. Congrats on the blue!
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08/15/2014 07:28:39 AM
Originally posted by Garry:

Congrats, Mark!! Are we going to get to see what the camera in the water took?


:)
Nah, the camera on the tripod was just set up for this shot. It was too windy that day so the water is too choppy. I'll for sure be back though. I noticed that my favorite boat is back, the one in the far background. It's been gone for about a year.
08/15/2014 07:22:30 AM
Congrats, Mark!! Are we going to get to see what the camera in the water took?
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08/15/2014 05:23:04 AM
Congratulations Mark!!!
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08/15/2014 01:40:43 AM
If you have a photo website, this would make a great bio shot. Congrats on a well-deserved win and thanks for taking us 'behind the scenes'!
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08/15/2014 01:25:00 AM
Two Blue's in a row! You are on a roll! Congratulations :)
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08/15/2014 12:04:31 AM
Well done and congrats, Mark!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/14/2014 11:59:38 PM
Poignant.excellent.
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08/14/2014 11:19:56 PM
el guapo!
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08/14/2014 11:01:53 PM
well done Mark
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08/14/2014 04:20:37 PM
Nice selfie, Mark. I recognized the boats before I recognized you.
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08/14/2014 01:06:44 PM
Very cool selfie Mark, featuring The Place! Did you rearrange the boats again? :)
Not comfortable with the unattended salty tripod at 5 o'clock.
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08/13/2014 09:56:08 AM
Intriguing optics!
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08/13/2014 02:30:33 AM
Couldn't vote for this one, but I believe it's the best of the challenge. ...I may be a tad biased...but this image takes the idea of "selfie" to a new level. Well done. Here's hoping the rest of DPC agrees with me.
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08/11/2014 10:16:07 AM
a nice look at how the[user] Cuttooth[/user] seascape sausage is made!
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08/11/2014 09:22:10 AM
This seems to be one of the more interesting in this challenge. I love the serious, professional look to it. And the sort of mystery of standing in the water. The colors are really appealing as well. 9
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08/11/2014 03:50:01 AM
Don't look now, but your tripod's sinking. ;-) Fantastic idea, superbly executed.
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08/09/2014 02:49:59 PM
Why so serious!?
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08/09/2014 12:37:26 AM
there are a a lot of us real cool dudes in this challenge
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08/08/2014 09:14:00 PM
The perfect photographer selfie.
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08/08/2014 08:37:34 PM
Nice to meet you, mark! Is that one of the hurricanes barreling down on you?
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08/08/2014 04:27:50 PM
Goodness, all your trade secrets in one shot! nice one.
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08/08/2014 01:06:29 PM
very nice light! great seascape behind you, did you see the camera someone forgot in the water? it's right behind you

Smile, it's supposed to be fun :)
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08/08/2014 12:44:22 PM
Very nice! Hope you ribbon for your efforts!
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08/08/2014 09:33:45 AM
Perfect spot .. couldn't have been a better place for your selfie. (Can't vote on members challenges, just commenting!)
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08/08/2014 12:41:11 AM
Wonderful selfie.



(commenting only)
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08/08/2014 12:23:58 AM
WOW, did you ever drop a camera into water, Mark??
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08/08/2014 12:17:42 AM
So THAT'S what your secret spot looks like!
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