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Grand Haven Harbor Entrance
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Drake


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Challenge: Entrance (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Grand Haven Michigan
Date: Jan 20, 2007
Aperture: F8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Water, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jan 20, 2007

Loved the bright ice and dark blue sky, against the black structure and lighthouse in the background.

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Place: 1 out of 200
Avg (all users): 7.0905
Avg (commenters): 8.1000
Avg (participants): 6.7407
Avg (non-participants): 7.1966
Views since voting: 13408
Views during voting: 439
Votes: 232
Comments: 45
Favorites: 24 (view)


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11/03/2010 08:39:19 AM
Wow that is so super cool.
02/06/2007 07:52:33 PM
I love that this is sharp from the front all the way to the end! Great job and congrats on the BLUE!
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02/05/2007 02:20:02 PM
The ice and those lights really stand out against that dark and ominous sky. Nicely done, congratulations on winning the blue ribbon!
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02/04/2007 12:34:12 AM
great capture, congrats
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02/03/2007 08:54:51 PM
Hi Drake. A beautiful image and a truly worthy blue ribbon winner. Congratulations!
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02/02/2007 07:02:14 PM
Wow, it's cold in Michigan! Great photograph, thanks for braving the elements to get this Blue Ribbon.

Message edited by author 2007-02-02 19:02:56.
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02/02/2007 06:26:51 PM
Its a shame that you got the one, two, and three.
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02/02/2007 04:16:08 AM
Absolutely terrific shot. Great light, great composition. Luscious, perfect moment.
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02/01/2007 03:39:57 PM
awesome! i only live about 20 minutes from there!
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01/31/2007 08:40:44 PM
Stunning shot, congratulations on your blue ribbon!
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01/31/2007 10:40:35 AM
those icicles are insane! Very cool..
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01/31/2007 10:05:34 AM
Oh man!!! Great choice for blue! Congratulations on this GORGEOUS photo!!!

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01/31/2007 09:17:25 AM
Great shot ,the right time to the right place.Very powerfull photo
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01/31/2007 08:51:04 AM
Told ya it was going to be a ribbon! Enjoy it!
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01/31/2007 08:15:29 AM
A beautiful shot. I love to go fishing there and anjoy the Coastguard Festival too.
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01/31/2007 08:02:53 AM
Great sight, you were lucky to see, and thanks for sharing that sight with us!
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01/31/2007 03:43:47 AM
Congrats - great shot :)
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01/31/2007 01:50:56 AM
Congrats on another Blue Ribbon Drake.
Exemplary use of making the shot!
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01/31/2007 01:42:11 AM
Congratulations! What a beautiful and special shot.
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01/31/2007 12:31:39 AM
beautiful shot..great angle...congrats!
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01/31/2007 12:28:17 AM
Thanks all for the kind comments. I really like taking shots along Lake Michigan - especially the dramatic ones. The night before this shot, there was a storm with high winds and blowing snow and waves splashing against the structure. The next day (when I took the shot), the result was these great ice formations with the sun making the ice really stand out against the dark sky. The dark clouds rolled in shortly after I took the shot... sometimes you get a break with the timing... Thanks Again!
01/31/2007 12:25:43 AM
Whooo Hooo ... Michigan!!!! Congrats on the blue ribbon !!
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01/31/2007 12:17:44 AM
Congrats!!!!!
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01/31/2007 12:07:40 AM
Great shot and congrats on the blue!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2007 09:16:39 PM
Great shot, love the ice. Wow what a storm. Very well done. Clarity and sharpness on the ice is incredible. Well done.
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01/30/2007 01:11:23 PM
Amazing shot (and weather!) - 10
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01/30/2007 06:28:56 AM
Very pretty but not clear where the entrance is
01/29/2007 10:11:50 PM
cool and COLD looking
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01/28/2007 10:52:15 PM
Wonderful image here.....
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01/28/2007 09:41:26 PM
Great shot
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01/27/2007 11:23:35 PM
vg
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01/26/2007 11:04:02 PM
Beautiful, love this shot. Like the angles, the colors, and the difference between the sky and the ice is lovely. Lake Michigan, right?
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01/26/2007 10:54:35 AM
Smells like another ribbon... 10
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01/25/2007 10:02:15 PM
Awesome!!!! Great contrasting colors. Very nice
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01/25/2007 03:10:18 PM
Amazing natural effect you've captured here. Fantastic skies and contrast with the ice. Love it. 10
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01/25/2007 12:03:54 PM
Looks pretty darn cold! Love the way the wind bends the ice. Nice shot.
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01/24/2007 07:32:27 PM
My favorite shot of the challenge. The composition is unique! Love the little details such as the people. Great lines. Nice moode. Good exposure, maybe just a little low (not much). Highest rated here.
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01/24/2007 07:04:48 PM
beautiful...
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01/24/2007 08:53:00 AM
The Blue .
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01/24/2007 06:13:02 AM
great lighting
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01/24/2007 03:44:14 AM
stunning, impactful, powerful...good luck, one of the best so far
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01/24/2007 02:14:30 AM
Ouch - Great contrast.
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01/24/2007 12:46:54 AM
Man, I really wish this were in another challenge. I think it is an absolutely gorgeous, just not truly "fitting" as an entrance. What I mean is ... if it weren't for your title, I'd have no idea that this was any kind of entrance and the image really needs to speak for itself. But in any case, kudos on an awesome image!
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01/24/2007 12:46:42 AM
Stunning! 8
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01/24/2007 12:39:52 AM
I love freezing rain photos. Nice shot. love the yellow contrast against the blue sky. I may have cut out some of the right side of the photo, as most is just blank space.
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