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Challenge: Free Study 2015-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 116 AT-X Pro DX for Canon
Date: Jul 12, 2015
Date Uploaded: Jul 12, 2015

It's hard to express how happy I am that this did so well. For me, this shot represented a departure, a corner turned, pointed towards what's next, whatever that "next" may be. This was one of the reasons I chose to use a line from the last verse of Neil Young's 'After the gold rush' as the title. This has been a very difficult year, and I hope this will signify that a corner has been turned.

I'm sure some will be thankful but this is probably the last shot I use from here...at least for a long while, anyway. I've used it so much and only wanted to submit another shot only if it was very special...and this, to me, was very special.

Thank you everyone that took the time to vote and comment. I appreciate all of it very much.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 146
Avg (all users): 7.6951
Avg (commenters): 9.3750
Avg (participants): 7.3770
Avg (non-participants): 8.6190
Views since voting: 1555
Views during voting: 159
Votes: 82
Comments: 30
Favorites: 20 (view)


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10/02/2015 11:07:57 AM
I think I could look at this for hours, Mark.

Thank you.
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08/27/2015 09:55:26 AM
Originally posted by tfarrell23:

Hey Mark...yo good


Hey thanks Tom! Long time no see.
08/27/2015 09:29:53 AM
Hey Mark...yo good
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08/09/2015 08:58:05 PM
This is breathtaking. So beautiful. I hope it does indeed represent a path to a divine and peaceful year. Congrats on the blue!
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08/09/2015 08:11:52 PM
Congratulations! So beautiful and evokes so much feeling. One of my absolute favorites...ever.
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08/08/2015 09:27:32 PM
A big congrats Mark, you don't keep needing people to tell you that you're the master of the single boat in the ocean theme, so I won't remind you ;-)
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08/08/2015 08:20:10 PM
Such a moving image, Mark. I think this is my favorite of all of your still water shots. Huge congrats on the blue, well done sir!
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08/08/2015 04:12:51 PM
Spectacular image...congrats on FS Blue. :)
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08/08/2015 03:40:46 PM
Mark, this is beyond beautiful. It's downright inspirational. Congratulations on the blue and, even more noteworthy, having this one be one of your all-time top five images. Very special.
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08/08/2015 01:07:53 PM
Wow, I sure hope there's room on your walls for this one, Mark. It's just splendid.
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08/08/2015 12:54:24 PM
Congrats on again a well deserved Blue. And sorry to hear we won't see this place for a while, I really enjoyed looking at those stunning images. Hope you can find another beautiful place. Wish you all the best!
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08/08/2015 12:03:09 PM
A stunner for sure.
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08/08/2015 08:46:51 AM
Congrats Mark!! A well deserved blue.
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08/08/2015 06:10:38 AM
If I had to lose to someone... ;)

Nicely done - Congrats!!
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08/08/2015 05:55:54 AM
I love it when an artist expresses a clear relationship with their image, especially more when it is personally significant, and even more when they are modest and humble about it. Bravo Mark, I wish you he best.
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08/08/2015 02:22:25 AM
Originally posted by Dennisheckman:

The Master!! I think this makes 7 Free Study Blue Ribbons if I have my count right. Congratulations Mark!


9 actually ;)
not that i'm counting, anyway...hehe
08/08/2015 01:35:24 AM
Congratulations Mark. Beautiful and serene - lovely as always.
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08/08/2015 12:56:54 AM
Congratulations Mark,
If this one wouldn't win I would have eaten my keyboard (I don't have a hat)
I personally feel this the best picture from 2015 on dpc
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08/08/2015 12:42:03 AM
Congrats, Mark. Just a blissful, perfect shot.
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08/08/2015 12:28:50 AM
Wow, Mark!! Well deserved! Just beautiful!!
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08/08/2015 12:15:14 AM
The Master!! I think this makes 7 Free Study Blue Ribbons if I have my count right. Congratulations Mark!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2015 05:50:00 PM
I am a sucker for these shots.
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08/05/2015 02:30:09 PM
This might be my favorite of your still waters with boat images
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08/05/2015 11:56:12 AM
Top 3, wonderful image.
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08/04/2015 09:29:30 PM
Brilliant!
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08/04/2015 07:27:32 PM
If I were a gambling man I'd have money on this winning a ribbon so bumping 2. (that's a 10 from me and rarer than me picking a ribbon winner lol)
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08/04/2015 11:30:56 AM
Absolutely stunning
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08/04/2015 12:35:43 AM
okay, I need to stop staring and get back to voting.....fabulous!
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08/02/2015 08:59:08 PM
The only 10 I've seen so far... but... GOLLY! This is one! :D
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08/01/2015 12:31:00 AM
Simply amazing. It's such a pleasure to look at this image. This is ART!!!
A big fat 10 and my favorite for the blue ribbon.
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