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Challenge: Layers (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Successful Challenge Entries
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Date: Dec 22, 2010
Aperture: f10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Nature, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Dec 27, 2010


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My good buddy 21.gif justamistere
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_928404.jpg let me use his lens with a 2x doubler
So this is effectively 320mm.

It was an amazing experience - being on the edge of an icy pier where we could have easily been killed had we slipped or been pushed off ;)

Side thought: He'll probably be so pissed if this does well. =)

[Dec. 29th, 2010 04:38:11 PM]

Traditionally, this is a fun week since work is limited and we have NewYEar's eve to look forward to but now I have a 7.55 in this challenge so it gives me something extra fun to keep checking all week =)

[Dec. 30th, 2010 01:58:03 PM]

So I'm looking at an awesome score and thinking "I'm glad I did this photo shoot but how?"
Well I had a huge scratch in my cornea which kept me off of work for 3 days. This was the day before I was going to go back to work and look at computer screens again. I decided to give it a shot - heck you really only need one eye to use a camera anyway =)

Anyway, I suppose without the scratched cornea, I may have never had this opportunity.

BTW: same subject at around 10mm:
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_928405.jpg

I also need to thank 21.gif Bear_Music, 21.gif paulbtlw, 21_F.gif colorcarnival, and 21.gif Yo_Spiff and my wife for feedback regarding the image. I wasn't sure if this was even the correct challenge to enter =)

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 98
Avg (all users): 7.5813
Avg (commenters): 8.4643
Avg (participants): 7.3810
Avg (non-participants): 7.6335
Views since voting: 5914
Views during voting: 442
Votes: 203
Comments: 74
Favorites: 41 (view)


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11/11/2015 05:26:47 PM
Jeeez C-C-C-Cleveland is C-C-Cold.
02/15/2011 08:43:30 AM
You are amazing. I am always in awww when looking at your photos :). I think someday you will realize your true calling.
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01/11/2011 08:12:33 AM
Superb... Looks like a candle wih vax all around.. or a cake..
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01/10/2011 12:16:40 PM
Beautiful shot. Amazingly sharp!

I wanted to get out to the Lake and take a shot as well. But...you know what they say about those that hesitate.

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01/09/2011 06:07:39 PM
It's strange...but this picture is making me hungry. I guess it looks like a cake.
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01/08/2011 02:32:43 AM
i think i want my wedding cake to look like this.
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01/07/2011 06:17:24 PM
Astonishing shot - excellent.
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01/07/2011 10:41:59 AM
Simply a phenomenal picture. When I originally voted on this, I skimmed through the thumbnail, not really appreciating how great this picture is. At full size, the details are outstanding -- probably would've given you +2 on my original vote. Glad you took blue though!

Vignetting really adds a gloomy sense to the picture..in a good way. Lovely!
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01/06/2011 09:16:50 PM
Wow! Looks like something out of a Sci-Fi movie. Amazing image.
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01/06/2011 10:59:42 AM
Congratulations ,stunning stuff indeed.
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01/06/2011 07:00:47 AM
Absolutely amazing image! Congrats. Added as a fave
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01/06/2011 01:20:03 AM
This is an awesome image, particularly after seeing the shot at 10mm. The clarity and detail are amazing! Congrats on the well deserved blue!
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01/05/2011 09:11:44 PM
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

Amazing. I see all sorts of Tolkein characters in the ice.


Not for the first time, 21.gif Tate, I must agree with 21.gif Strikeslip!

this is a fabulous image and one you can use for 'basking in glory' anytime you wish.

I hope you eyesight is completely restored now and that you will be up for DPL, Act III when that curtain rises.

:))Alice
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01/05/2011 06:50:32 PM
Thrilled to see this get the blue, my pick for sure. FANTASTIC image.
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01/05/2011 06:25:38 PM
Amazing. I see all sorts of Tolkein characters in the ice.
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01/05/2011 01:34:04 PM
FABULOUS! FABULOUS! FABULOUS!
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01/05/2011 01:11:56 PM
This is absolutely amazing! It almost doesn't look like a real lighthouse - it almost takes on the aspect of a chilly layered cake with killer ICI(ng)CLES :-) The ice and icicles are just amazing to see coated on this lighthouse - glad you were able to capture some seagulls in the shot for it greatly complements this winter seascape shot. Congrats on the blue!
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01/05/2011 12:44:09 PM
This is nuts. Congratulations on a well-deserved blue.
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01/05/2011 11:36:27 AM
This is amazing. Love it!! If I would of voted it would of been a 10.
Congrats on your BLUE!!!
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01/05/2011 11:22:28 AM
Congratulations on the BLUE ribbon. I got a few interesting Stills and Video clips during our shoot time. I haven't entered any contests, yet, trying to copyright, then sell them. It's now a necessity for me. "Mister E Photography".

I'm not sorry I invited you for this photoshoot even with your hurt eye. He got poked in the eye by a tree, just about 2 days before.
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01/05/2011 10:49:19 AM
This lighthouse just keeps giving up great shots. Congrats on a picture for the wall!
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01/05/2011 10:22:30 AM
Amazing, shot, amazing clarity, just wowowow
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01/05/2011 09:33:08 AM
Excellent close-up of a news-worthy subject. (I seem to recall that this lighthouse showed-up on Yahoo News recently. Isn't that right?) Great Work! Congratulations! :)
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01/05/2011 08:44:35 AM
GREAT photo and Its fun to see Cleveland on the front page. I know this lighthouse; And this is such a magical image. Congrats on the blue!!
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01/05/2011 07:58:14 AM
WOW! Congrats on a well deserved blue! THis is awesome!
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01/05/2011 07:05:09 AM
I'll assume this is the same lighthouse I saw in the news. I'm glad someone was able to get some great photos from it. Congratulations!
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01/05/2011 06:24:06 AM
Glad to see this take the blue. Excellent image with a nice back story.
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01/05/2011 06:11:05 AM
Beautiful! Congrats with blue.
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01/05/2011 04:43:55 AM
Wow dude, this is fanstastic !
I saw a video of this lighthouse and I was waiting for someone of DPC to shoot it ;)
Congrats for this stunning shot !!
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01/05/2011 04:36:16 AM
Ok fess up. You're really a CGI artist who worked on Ice Age 4.
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01/05/2011 04:12:55 AM
excellent. worthy winner.
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01/05/2011 03:50:40 AM
I want to live in this Tim Burtonesqe place.. magical!
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01/05/2011 03:46:16 AM
I saw the video of this iced over lighthouse on the news recently. I KNEW I'd be seeing it shot by someone here on DPC. Well done and congrats.
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01/05/2011 02:55:56 AM
Congrats on the blue. To match your lips :-)

PS - this image is SO superior to the one being used in the news.

Message edited by author 2011-01-05 02:59:47.
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01/05/2011 02:32:19 AM
One heck of a stunning shot. Definitely deserves the Blue. Congratz.
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01/05/2011 01:36:22 AM
Tate was responsible for keeping lit a string of 42 lights stretching over 65 miles of waterway. In addition, William was also responsible for maintaining his Keepers Quarters. During his years of service, William J. Tate was cited frequently in the Report of the Commissioner of Lighthouses for saving lives and property, which is no small feat. In fact, he is cited so often that Coast Guard Historian Dr. Robert Browning remarked, "it is truly amazing that any one man would be cited so many times."
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Earl Nunes
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01/05/2011 12:41:57 AM
wonderful! congratulations! love the tones... is it natural, or toned BW?
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01/05/2011 12:29:50 AM
What'd I tell ya! WTG Tate!

R.
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01/05/2011 12:16:39 AM
So magnificent! Congrats on the Blue!
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01/05/2011 12:15:31 AM
This is great....I thought it was a model or something! I can't believe it is real !
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01/05/2011 12:11:56 AM
Quite the bling. Congratulations
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01/05/2011 12:07:10 AM
congrats to you Tate...great capture and execution of the subject...amazing shot
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01/05/2011 12:05:47 AM
Congratulations! This is such an amazing image, the win was almost inevitable.
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01/05/2011 12:03:38 AM
Yeah! I'm gonna have to come out and shoot with you guys some day. Congrats on the blue!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/04/2011 11:04:26 PM
what a thing
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01/04/2011 10:19:31 PM
Like a fancy cake. Nature is amazing. Well done.
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01/04/2011 06:46:19 PM
This is a great photo. I wanted to give it a ten but the crop is a bit off for me so its a 9.
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01/04/2011 04:56:13 PM
What in the world? It almost looks like a Christmas piece for a arctic train set. I think I see an iced Santa with a hat on in the center and a walrus at the top. Cool pic.
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01/03/2011 03:21:07 PM
Brilliant!!
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01/03/2011 02:33:19 PM
This must be the most famous lighthouse in the world right now! Your choice of split tone is a good one - works well, as does the inclusion of the seagulls. A bit of noise reduction in the sky only might be worth considering - and a little less sharpening.
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01/03/2011 12:42:56 AM
Wow. Unique.
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01/02/2011 07:51:13 PM
Awesome! I wish the vignette was a little less obvious.
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01/02/2011 04:49:22 PM
giving you an extra point for braving the $@#! freezing cold to take this pic...
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01/01/2011 11:41:53 PM
wonderful! where did you find this subject?
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01/01/2011 09:48:24 PM
AMAZING! This is beautiful. My favorite of this challenge. 10
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01/01/2011 12:02:59 AM
Wonderful! I have seen a number of ice formation photo lately, and have liked them all, but this one really stands out.
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12/31/2010 09:14:27 PM
Wow! Those are some definite layers of ice!
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12/31/2010 10:30:08 AM
Love the processing
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12/30/2010 09:38:55 PM
Awesome. I saw this on the BBC last week and knew someone would be in Michigan with a great photo op. But I never knew it'd be this good. Excellent capture. A ribbon's headed your way, deservedly.

Ahhh, right. I was thinking it was the Michigan lighthouse but it's Lake Erie near Cleveland. Regardless, it's a stunner.

edit: I'm back to make this a favorite. The gulls stopped in motion put it over the top it was already over. Should be blue.
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12/30/2010 09:12:15 PM
Brrrr. Really? Would have liked the location revealed.
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12/30/2010 08:34:36 PM
i didnt realize that this was real... but wow this is amazing if it is or not. 10
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12/30/2010 10:44:42 AM
That is so cool. 8
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12/30/2010 02:00:14 AM
WOW!
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12/29/2010 08:02:41 PM
Amazing shot... is there actually a lighthouse under there?
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12/29/2010 07:52:54 PM
so surreal. great detail. tone works well. 9
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12/29/2010 05:55:30 PM
This is so otherworldly looking. I love it. 10
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12/29/2010 04:02:20 PM
What the heck???!!! Does not look real. Phenomenal. And I can't tell if you desaturated this but the tones are perfect. There is real magic in this image, and the birds and like feathered pixie dust. Front page. And a ribbon.
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12/29/2010 02:10:04 PM
I usually appreciate a vignette, but in my humble opinion this subject is big and bold and doesnt need help to keep me enthralled with every aspect of it. I gave you a 10 anyway because this is great and you must have suffered for this art! Brrrrr! Good luck!
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12/29/2010 09:18:08 AM
ok... you win. A little tilted to the left? (LOL I'm trying hard to find something wrong!) - 10
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12/29/2010 07:12:30 AM
dream image. lovely.
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12/29/2010 06:39:20 AM
Cool shot, it was on the tv over here in Europe, amazing phenomena & nicely captured.
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12/29/2010 05:09:57 AM
A great scene, well presented.
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12/29/2010 01:09:21 AM
That is blow-me-away incredible.
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12/29/2010 12:58:15 AM
Unreal!
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