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STARRY NIGHT
1st PlaceSTARRY NIGHT
Philos


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Your Corner of the World II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Kinderdijk Netherlands
Date: Oct 1, 2005
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 30 sec.
Galleries: Landscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Oct 1, 2005

30 seconds exposure
Time 21:50 (3 hours after sunset)
iso 800
Many thanks to Deryk Baumgartner and Serdar Ugurlu, who I met at Kinderdijk.
They told me they where going to do some nightshots later and asked me to join.
I didn't even come close to what those guys can do.
Discussion, explanation, postprocessing and outtakes here

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 299
Avg (all users): 7.4623
Avg (commenters): 8.4231
Avg (participants): 7.2377
Avg (non-participants): 7.8182
Views since voting: 26802
Views during voting: 374
Votes: 199
Comments: 75
Favorites: 95 (view)


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01/25/2006 10:43:59 PM
Very very nice. I really like the colors and the stars. Great job. Adding to my favorites...
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10/16/2005 12:08:13 AM
Wow, if those guys are better than you..............they must be photo-gods!

Your talent and eye for "the" shot is always awe inspirering!

Congrats!
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10/14/2005 03:22:48 AM
great shot mate! im only 13 but I know talent when I see it!!!!
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10/12/2005 10:52:57 PM
This is such a fantastic shot! I know the horizon has been mentioned before, so I'm gonna leave that alone, but dude, you nailed it - congrats again on your blue!!! WTG!!! I'm really happy for you!

EDIT: Having been to Kinderdijk before myself, I think you captured its essence beautifully. Such a magnificent locale. Great job!

Message edited by author 2005-10-12 22:54:49.
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10/12/2005 06:56:09 PM
WOW, you were quick to tell me by pm you didn't like my comment on your photo. Well, I don't like nasty pm's, so I deleted it from the server.
Remains the fact that I don't like crooked horizons. Just a matter of opinion. As I said before, it's a beautiful mill.
By the way: I really don't care about numbers, therefor a 6+ average doesn't mean a thing to me.

But...despite that I stick to my own opinion, I'm still a nice person, so...congrats on the ribbon.

Message edited by author 2005-10-12 22:18:49.
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10/12/2005 05:51:38 AM
So nice and so nice
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10/11/2005 04:48:50 PM
Originally posted by DERYK:

CONGRATULATION Peter !!

I told that you gonna win this contest ;-)

DERYK


Am I glad YOU didn't participate ;)
10/11/2005 04:44:58 PM
Congratulations! Clicking the update button must have been sweet this time round :)
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10/11/2005 04:12:49 PM
WOW....................... Super Super shot! This photo Tops the Charts......too bad scores stop @ 10 I guess I would have scored it 20!
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10/11/2005 04:09:55 PM
CONGRATULATION Peter !!

I told that you gonna win this contest ;-)

DERYK
http://www.outdoor-photography.net
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10/11/2005 12:55:22 PM
that's a wonderful picture
I shall visit Kinderdijk next year...
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10/10/2005 07:41:53 PM
Superb image Peter, I'm envious....
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10/10/2005 05:04:07 PM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon! A beautiful shot of your corner!
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10/10/2005 02:52:43 PM
Absolutely gorgeous shot Peter!!!! Congratulations. :)
And thank you for your explanations, I'll try to follow you..
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10/10/2005 02:36:22 PM
Great image! I love the setting :) COngratulations!
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10/10/2005 01:38:54 PM
Heel mooi gedaan Peter! Nederland kan echt wel mooi zijn :)

Gefeliciteerd met de blauwe!
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10/10/2005 01:25:17 PM
Goooooooooooooooeeeeeed! :)
Echt wel. Zeer creatief, 1e plaats is zeer terecht.
Ik moet nog even uitzoeken hoe het zit met die vuurtoren, dat hoor je nog.
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10/10/2005 11:53:51 AM
Really nice shot Peter! I had this pegged for blue when I saw it. You might ocnsider leveling the horizon on this one now to make it even "purer".
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10/10/2005 09:54:37 AM
Congrats Peter on your Blue! What a beautiful capture, I gave it a 10 during voting.
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10/10/2005 09:02:31 AM
Congratulations Peter. This was one of my 10's. Beautiful shot.
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10/10/2005 08:58:54 AM
Peter, this is very lovely. Congratulations on the ribbon!
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10/10/2005 08:18:50 AM
Congrats on the blue ribbon Peter!
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10/10/2005 05:31:38 AM
Holland is in the house!!

Congrats ! Excellent picture, I many time thought about going to Kindedijk but thoughti would come home with cheesy pictures, but this gives me hope :)
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10/10/2005 04:08:34 AM
Beautiful! Congrats on 1st!
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10/10/2005 04:07:26 AM
Fantastic photo! A great piece of work! Well done and congrats!
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10/10/2005 03:58:08 AM
Superb work! Congrats on your blue :-))
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10/10/2005 03:24:18 AM
Congrats on your win :)
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10/10/2005 03:07:58 AM
Originally posted by zara-opal:

can u really see the stars that vividly so early into the night?

I am making a post in the forum with total explanation, outtakes and original and some links to even better photo's then this one. Please check back soon...

Message edited by author 2005-10-10 03:09:02.
10/10/2005 02:49:43 AM
can u really see the stars that vividly so early into the night?
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10/10/2005 02:12:40 AM
Convincing win. Very convincing, as a matter of fact.
You only have two ribbons but all blue. Now, they really say it all!

Congratulations.

Manny
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10/10/2005 01:38:15 AM
Congrats on the blue!
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10/10/2005 01:06:24 AM
Great picture. Congrats!
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10/10/2005 12:52:16 AM
you're rockin! congrats!
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10/10/2005 12:26:26 AM
is this level?
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10/10/2005 12:17:19 AM
Woohoo... I was one of your 10's. Glad to see you got the blue. Beautiful image. The colors are superb. And capturing the stars like that is the clincher on a knockout performance.
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10/10/2005 12:16:56 AM
congrats on the blue!
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10/10/2005 12:13:38 AM
man this is a great shot, but I wish it had a distinctively more tilter horizon, that or straighten it out. Good colors for a night shot as well.
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10/10/2005 12:12:08 AM
Congratulations on this superb effort to snatch the Blue!
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10/10/2005 12:06:30 AM
Powerful and breathtaking! Love it!
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10/10/2005 12:03:30 AM
I did not vote this challenge, but I did glance through the thumbnails and this one immediately caught my eye as a ribbon. Congrats! An excellent picture.
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10/10/2005 12:02:49 AM
Congrats on the blue!!! Well deserved!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/09/2005 11:39:09 PM
An adorable capture. 8
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10/09/2005 06:30:40 PM
This was always going to eb a high-standard challenge, this image has raised the bar yet again
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10/09/2005 01:07:00 PM
Just beautiful, I love the whole mood of the photo. 10
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10/09/2005 06:13:22 AM
Amazing....
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10/09/2005 04:57:52 AM
I was thinking, what shall I post to this challenge, yet another windmill pic? What can you do to still make it look interesting?
This way does!
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10/08/2005 03:57:45 PM
Really wonderful! :)
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10/08/2005 11:25:45 AM
Georgous. Almost to perfect to be real. More like a fairy land. 9
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10/08/2005 05:58:37 AM
They can' put a good picture down. I smell a blue. 10
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10/07/2005 05:52:40 PM
It looks almost like a painting, great image!
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10/06/2005 09:51:13 PM
You have probably already received heaps of comments about the horizon. I think that is the only thing that prevents this from being perfect. But in my books I still am in awe of it. 10.
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10/06/2005 07:42:50 PM
Great capture, nice long exposure. I'm guessing a high ISO is the reason for the grain. My biggest nitpick is the tilted horizon.
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10/06/2005 01:32:16 PM
WOW! this is simply amazing!! the cars subtract from the photo a bit but i know theres nothing you could've done about that. I am almost positive this will recieve a ribbon! 9
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10/06/2005 11:35:50 AM
please straighten the horizon, you'll then have a lovely photo!
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10/06/2005 09:46:01 AM
No Comment
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10/05/2005 04:27:42 PM
Looks like it could be an illustration for a children's book. Nicely done.
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10/05/2005 02:02:48 PM
Apart from a slight tilt of the horizon line (to the left), this is a lovely image. The tilt is problematic, though.
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10/05/2005 01:49:56 PM
Great Picture. I love it. The colors, reflection and the stars through the clouds. Great shot!
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10/05/2005 12:53:18 AM
Very nice. I like it.
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10/04/2005 04:57:56 PM
Pretty colors. I would have preferred the full reflection be visible, if possible. Or maybe a little more foreground, shoreline if that's all there was just outside the frame there. That plant on the left side seems a little out of place, but if there was some foliage all along the base of the image it might have been nice. I don't know, I guess it depends what the actual location was like. Hopefully you did the best you could with what was there. :) It's very pretty, regardless. I'd love to know what your settings had to be to get both that color, and the stars!
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10/04/2005 12:52:28 PM
Beautiful
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10/04/2005 06:17:42 AM
Very nice, bumping up cause I like it.
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10/03/2005 09:47:35 PM
lovely picture, slightly tilted tho I think
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10/03/2005 06:37:02 PM
8
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10/03/2005 06:19:09 PM
Wow. This one is a ribbon winner, sure of it. 10
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10/03/2005 05:54:16 PM
This is spectacular! Definitely one of my favorites. What a great mirror image of the windmill. Congratulations on a perfect image!! 10
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10/03/2005 04:22:58 PM
Great night shot. I guess about 25 seconds exposure as the stars are just starting to trail.8
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10/03/2005 01:30:08 PM
amazing!! nice and subtle..moody too!
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10/03/2005 09:07:50 AM
Beautiful! Lighting, composition, and subject are all outstanding! I am sure this will place very high! Great job! I've found another favorite!
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10/03/2005 08:53:17 AM
Very well done.
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10/03/2005 01:42:20 AM
I love this but it bothers me that the horizon isn't level. Other than that, the stars, the rich colors and the beautiful scenery is spot on.
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10/03/2005 01:41:16 AM
very wonderful job! there are a few distractions like the foreground plants and the house[?] lights to the left, but the mill is so beautiful you almost don't notice anything else.
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10/03/2005 01:36:05 AM
Wow, this shot is really beautiful.
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10/03/2005 01:25:38 AM
very good twilight capture...we don't see many stars in the sky here where I live
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10/03/2005 01:23:49 AM
Damn is that cool! I like it the way it is, but the horizon ahs a bit of a til to the left, and I would have LOVED to see the whole reflection! 9 anyhow! I was just nit-piking! Best I ahev seen yet!
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