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Curling towards the mid-day sun
2nd PlaceCurling towards the mid-day sun
Drake


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Mid-Day Sun (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: South Haven, Mi
Date: Oct 26, 2010
Aperture: F4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Oct 26, 2010

50+ MPH winds 15 ft. seas - sun shine - LIFE IS GOOD! My biggest challenge was steadying the camera on the tri-pod. If I would have let go of it, it would have toppled over.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 94
Avg (all users): 7.1622
Avg (commenters): 8.3846
Avg (participants): 6.6750
Avg (non-participants): 7.2966
Views since voting: 4999
Views during voting: 385
Votes: 185
Comments: 35
Favorites: 13 (view)


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11/13/2010 11:18:33 PM
50+ MPH wind, eh? That makes me really admire that bird! Great shot, really brings the location to life.
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11/09/2010 10:35:58 AM
great location, subject and moment !!!
huge congrats on a well deserved ribbon!
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11/07/2010 07:15:15 AM
The combination of the sun's rays and that magnificent sea make this an outstanding shot. Congratulations.
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11/07/2010 01:37:26 AM
VERY GOOD SHUTTER SPEED.NICE SHOT.
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11/05/2010 05:03:04 PM
Great capture - Love it!
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11/05/2010 01:32:56 PM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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11/04/2010 11:08:45 PM
Congrats Drake!
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11/03/2010 11:24:54 PM
This was my Favorite shot of the whole challange!!! I went to see your portfolio and OMG such awesome photos!!! What a Beautiful place you live to shoot shots like this... Ahhh but I think I'll stay down here in the midwest where it is semi-warm and admire your awesome weather from afar!! (burrrrrrrr)
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11/03/2010 07:31:54 PM
Beautiful. I look forward to these shots of yours every time you have a new one. Don't stop with this subject!
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11/03/2010 05:26:09 PM
Congratualations on ribbon. Well deserved.
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11/03/2010 03:02:51 PM
Thank you all for your kind words and comments. If you look at my portofolio you see a lot of this South Haven lighthouse - hope you are all not getting board with this structure - but this day was my best shooting there so far!

Thanks again for the ribbon,
Drake
11/03/2010 02:05:46 PM
Tremendous shot and well deserved ribbon
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11/03/2010 01:27:41 PM
Congratulations on such a wonderful and spectacular shot, and on your Second Place. I have to laugh, though - Shots of the South Haven LH have been winning all over the place this past week. The October 26, 2010 storm was the strongest ever recorded on the Great Lakes, even surpassing that which sunk the Edmund Fitzgerald in 1975. You are truly one of the dedicated photographers!
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11/03/2010 10:36:08 AM
Awesome! Congrats on the red!
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11/03/2010 10:21:33 AM
it is my goal to see this lighthouse...I grew up in St. Joseph, MI, so every time I see one of your pictures it makes me very, very homesick...very well done
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11/03/2010 09:44:52 AM
Great shot! Congrats!
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11/03/2010 09:12:50 AM
Good photos of this lighthouse never fail to draw a crowd here at DPC, and for good reason. It's a thrill to go out and face a storm, and you captured the energy with this shot. Well done.
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11/03/2010 08:41:06 AM
I was close, in saying you'd be a winner, well done. You have some awesome photos in your collection. You must live in a beautiful part of the world.
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11/03/2010 02:13:44 AM
Congratulations, and wow! Great shot. Those sure are impressive waves. I like the presence of the poor little bird.
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11/03/2010 01:49:46 AM
Fantastic shot! The shot really portrays the power of the sea. Cheers.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/02/2010 10:53:25 PM
Very nice shot! I'm jealous!
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11/02/2010 09:01:43 PM
Beautiful image. One of my favorites of the challenge.
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11/02/2010 01:49:37 PM
This photo needs more contrast.
11/01/2010 04:17:49 PM
powerful!!
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10/30/2010 11:40:48 PM
This kind of image takes my breath away. Doesn't look like midday sun, but a stunning image nonetheless.
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10/30/2010 12:24:28 PM
Great timing here.nice shot.
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10/29/2010 04:10:55 PM
nice!
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10/28/2010 02:31:32 AM
Probably a winner.
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10/27/2010 09:35:29 PM
Stunning image. The sun seems quite low for mid-day, but perhaps that's due to your location.
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10/27/2010 06:48:35 PM
In my top 3 maybe the winner Well made image the bird helps the image and make it to be a 10+++ in my book
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10/27/2010 03:05:35 PM
Amazing shot... sure to ribbon
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10/27/2010 01:04:11 PM
WOW Stunning Capture!!!
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10/27/2010 12:52:22 PM
Great wave action and fab light.
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10/27/2010 12:08:06 PM
Perfect 10.
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10/27/2010 12:58:23 AM
Doesn't look very mid-day'ish but...it could be the processing, either way, it's unbelievebly gorgeous. 9
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