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Challenge: Day Taken At Night (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Chatham, Cape Cod, MA
Date: Mar 10, 2011
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 185 seconds
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2011

3-minute exposure at f/5.6 The shadows are from the light of the crescent moon. Shot an hour and a half after sunset.

I'm indebted to 21_F.gif PennyClick for dragging me out of the house on the last evening of the challenge and taking me to her "secret spot" this one's for you, sweetie :-)

[Mar. 15th, 2011 03:01:22 AM]

3/15/2011 I'm sitting on 119 votes, 7.2+ score. This has been the most amazingly consistent scoring I've ever seen on a high-scoring image. I seem to have struck a chord with this one. Looking at the other entries, it seems to be one of the few that actually LOOKS like daylight, yet it's clearly long-exposure-night photography because of the star trails. That plus the buttery-smooth tonalities of the 5D and the fine, crisp detail seem to be elevating the shot.

Interestingly, my "Tarot" entry is resting in potential ribbon territory as well, with 22 hours to go: these are my first two entries since starting with CS5, which I find to be a marvelous improvement over CS3...

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Processing: ACR to CS5, Topaz DeNoise, Nik HDR Efex Pro, OnOne's "Black Soft" preset, hue/saturation to tone down color shift to warm in HDR, slight gradient to sky and foreground, Adamus sharpening, resize and save for web.

[Mar. 17th, 2011 04:35:05 AM]

I was on track to a new personal best score, running at 7.71 and climbing, when out of the blue someone hit me with a 1 vote. That was a cataclysmic hit. Should still be my 2nd highest score, but it's unlikely to make to back to 7.71+ unless the scrubber kills that 1 at rollover :-(

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Unprocessed original:

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 39
Avg (all users): 7.6149
Avg (commenters): 8.6897
Avg (participants): 6.5455
Avg (non-participants): 7.7842
Views since voting: 9193
Views during voting: 552
Votes: 161
Comments: 106
Favorites: 24 (view)


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06/04/2014 06:39:31 PM
I'm a sucker for shadows plus your post processing. Lovely.
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06/02/2014 02:15:32 PM
Lovely wood grain!
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07/30/2011 02:21:15 PM
fantastic composition and undeniably good processing.
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03/21/2011 03:31:49 AM
Congrats with blue Robert. I love the image. Great job with PP as well.
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03/20/2011 11:28:15 PM
Beautiful Bear!
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03/20/2011 10:56:47 PM
'Grats on the blue, Bear! Nice image, nice score! Well done!
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03/20/2011 10:50:59 PM
seeing your original and then seeing this amazes me!! How did you do it!!!?? well done!
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03/20/2011 10:09:31 PM
It looks like a beach day! Congratulations Robert!
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03/20/2011 05:51:41 PM
Bear, what a wonderful shot, congratulation on a very well deserved ribbon,
I was among the 10 givvers, and among those who would like to invent an online bunching software to use it with the guy who voted 1.
keep up the good work,
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03/19/2011 11:24:35 PM
i love the way the pier looks. it's so clear! fantastic shot. congrats on the blue!
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03/19/2011 07:01:54 PM
Great Job! Congrats on the B-L-U-E!!!
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03/19/2011 05:49:09 PM
Hi. Fantastic photo! Thanks for taking the time to explain how you enhanced the image, and for including the original. It's great to be able to learn from such experienced photographers. The ribbon was well deserved.
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03/19/2011 03:36:52 PM
nice bear!
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03/19/2011 01:59:22 PM
Expert processing! Nice score for a nice image.
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03/19/2011 01:36:30 PM
This is a fantastic photo! Absolutely FANTASTIC!
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03/19/2011 09:06:53 AM
good for you Robert...I'm a little slow this time...congrats on your ribbon!!!
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03/19/2011 08:48:59 AM
congrats on the blue - thanks for sharing the original and PP - this is a great shot
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03/19/2011 04:18:32 AM
I love seeing the original vs. final image. Beautifully processed! Thanks for sharing.
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03/18/2011 09:39:37 PM
Very impressive result and thanks for the processing info. It may well finally move me to try some of these available tools. The "1" is beyond comprehension, but I guess we still protect free speech and "honor" the fringe elements.
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03/18/2011 07:42:24 PM
A well deserved win. Congrats
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03/18/2011 07:18:21 PM
Congratulations, Bear! Lovely shot, and who would think you would get such convincing 'daylight' shadows from a crescent moon?
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03/18/2011 06:26:26 PM
congratulations on such an awesome image, fantastic and inspired process, the blue and a near pb .. this is amazing .. :)
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03/18/2011 06:05:49 PM
7.6?!?!! Awesome!! I just noticed the blue -- it looks good on you!
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03/18/2011 05:46:21 PM
Congrats Robert! This is awesome!!!
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03/18/2011 05:18:59 PM
Congrats Robert, awesome shot
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03/18/2011 05:03:48 PM
Who were the (14) 5 & under voters? Really? Jeez. I knew this was the blue as soon as I went through the shots. Congrats on a perfect shot for the challenge.
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03/18/2011 04:54:55 PM
Dude !
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03/18/2011 04:30:59 PM
Moon shadows! Awesome! Congrats on the high score and a well deserved blue!
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03/18/2011 03:37:43 PM
Haven't been here for a while and on opening my profile this hit me between the eyes!!
Oh wow!!!
Stunningly beautiful.
Thanks and congrats, Bear.
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03/18/2011 02:22:22 PM
Beautiful work Robert! Congrats on the ribbon!
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03/18/2011 02:15:47 PM
Congratulations on a splendid shot.
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03/18/2011 01:27:45 PM
My fave of the challenge. Congrats!
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03/18/2011 01:15:25 PM
Beaitiful! Any chance of a "the birds"-esque how it was done tutorial? :) I've never been able to edit night time exposure shots satisfactorily.
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03/18/2011 01:06:56 PM
Robert, celle-ci est très belle!
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03/18/2011 12:53:03 PM
Very nice shot,Congrats to you.
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03/18/2011 12:42:20 PM
Yehh I guessed right! Great image, congrats
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03/18/2011 12:38:34 PM
Ohmy! This is spectacular! Many congratulations on top honors!
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03/18/2011 11:10:13 AM
Well done Robert!! You're on a streak these days!
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03/18/2011 11:10:11 AM
Fantastic Shot Bear!
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03/18/2011 10:41:08 AM
The voters got it right. BRAVO!!
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03/18/2011 10:39:29 AM
Very nice Bear, congrats!
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03/18/2011 10:23:55 AM
The colors and grain patterns in the wood, as well as the excellent leading line with the shadows up the middle make this one for me. Congrats to you and Penny for the cooperative ribbon quest!
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03/18/2011 09:20:48 AM
Contests Bear! Beautiful.
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03/18/2011 08:15:35 AM
I've been to Chatham! Now I feel bad for only giving you a 9. Congrats, buddy. Great stuff.
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03/18/2011 07:29:20 AM
Congratulations on the very well deserved blue!
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03/18/2011 06:17:31 AM
Congrats Robert! Really like this one a lot and it seems everyone (everyone but 1 jerk) did....must have voted it a 1 because we can see stars or something silly like that...
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03/18/2011 06:08:46 AM
Congrats, i would have been astounded if this hadn't finished first, well deserved.
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03/18/2011 06:01:47 AM
Simultaneously calm and intense. Quite a feat!

Very nicely done.
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03/18/2011 05:50:38 AM
Beautiful, Robert! Congratulations on a stellar image & score.
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03/18/2011 05:48:40 AM
My top vote, well done Robt

edit for spelling!

Message edited by author 2011-03-18 05:49:25.
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03/18/2011 03:54:56 AM
Congrats on an outstanding image and the blue!
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03/18/2011 03:04:33 AM
Superb, Bear. You and Wendy have been eating up the front page lately. Congrats on your ribbon for this awesome image.
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03/18/2011 02:24:05 AM
Well done, sir. outstanding image
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03/18/2011 01:29:41 AM
Robert, you make it look easy, congrats on a tough challenge
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03/18/2011 01:15:18 AM
whatta shot, whatta score! congrats, Robert!
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03/18/2011 01:14:08 AM
Congrats, Bear, on the well deserved Blue! Love the wood grain. Vanishing lines, leading lines, great comp. This has it all.
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03/18/2011 01:00:23 AM
You got 10 from me. It's just excellent.
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03/18/2011 12:49:14 AM
Wow, you are on a roll sir. Very nice shot, deserving of a blue ribbon indeed.
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03/18/2011 12:43:48 AM
I love the wood grains you got here,congratulations on the blue; shame about the one vote but there is a troll under every bridge.
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03/18/2011 12:43:41 AM
Great finish, Robert, congrats!
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03/18/2011 12:42:53 AM
Nicely done! Lovely spot - you definitely owe your sweetie a finely cooked meal for taking you there. Congrats!
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03/18/2011 12:25:19 AM
A hearty congrats Robert!
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03/18/2011 12:11:13 AM
The Master has mastered it! What makes this so much like day to me is the shadow of the railing on the board walk. Beautiful tones, Robert. Congratulations!
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03/18/2011 12:10:52 AM
Well done Robert!
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03/18/2011 12:08:53 AM
Knew this was a clear winner, congrats.
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03/18/2011 12:06:37 AM
Well I guessed one right, but this was an easy guess for blue. Congrats, you deserve it for sure!
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03/18/2011 12:05:08 AM
Congratulations sweetie! Wonderful image!
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03/18/2011 12:04:48 AM
Hells Yeah... How's bout that Blue Bear... Congrats!
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03/18/2011 12:04:28 AM
Congrats!! Really pleased to see your name next to the Blue!

Message edited by author 2011-03-18 00:04:44.
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03/18/2011 12:02:21 AM
Knew this was you old man. Lovely image.
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03/18/2011 12:01:44 AM
WHOA... Excellent man, CONGRATS ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2011 11:07:20 PM
I like the varied texture and motion blur in the sky. In fact, this is a strong draw for me. <Is that a red hot pixel or buoy on the horizon?> Strikes me as a 21.gif bear_music image given the rather expert use of HDR. 8
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03/17/2011 08:03:30 PM
This is the winner...beautifully toned and clean. After reading the thread I will take a guess this is Robert's. Great job and congrats on your ribbon!!!
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03/17/2011 10:45:56 AM
Caught the daylight feeling along with the stars are wonderful. Very nice.
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03/16/2011 10:32:24 PM
Where the shadow come from any light around ? Its a great shot
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03/16/2011 02:31:13 PM
There are great tones and I really like the Deep POV
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03/16/2011 02:05:37 PM
Color and detail make this another one of my favorites. Beautiful photo. Good luck!
The shadow is fantastic and the more I look at this the more I like it. Has to be in the top of the challenge.
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03/16/2011 07:56:13 AM
Top of the pack in my opinion. Really nice work. Has a bit of a surreal feel to it.
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03/15/2011 10:42:31 PM
Fantastic job. Wonderful photo. The shadow really takes it up a notch in the daylight perception aspect. Excellent lines, great detail. Stars tell the time. Very well done.
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03/15/2011 11:07:05 AM
bumped this up as you have such good detail in the boardwalk but not so much in the sky...but the boardwalk IMO makes up for the sky...nice PP
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03/15/2011 08:11:01 AM
I really really really love this picture.
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03/15/2011 02:20:58 AM
nice lines
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03/14/2011 11:45:07 PM
Stunning, my pick for the bluey. 10
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03/14/2011 09:30:32 PM
structures work well with their coloring 9
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03/14/2011 09:27:55 PM
I love this. It almost feels like an Edward Hopper painting. Love the slight blur of the stars. :)
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03/14/2011 07:57:44 PM
It looks a bit Bear_music esc - if its not take it as a compliment lol. Great how the shadows are centered. Nice star trails as well, 8
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03/14/2011 06:23:44 PM
Looks like the sky is full of little spaceships.
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03/14/2011 08:21:44 AM
Beautiful
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03/13/2011 02:09:27 PM
This is beautiful!
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03/13/2011 12:33:49 PM
great shot
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03/13/2011 11:29:55 AM
Hope to see this near the top.
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03/12/2011 11:01:09 PM
It's almost like two different worlds meeting at the bridge. Great shot
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03/12/2011 01:50:36 PM
awesome
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03/12/2011 07:22:54 AM
Pretty shot, very inviting!
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03/11/2011 11:21:54 PM
Wonderful. I feel sure this will ribbon.
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03/11/2011 10:57:47 PM
Beautiful Image!
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03/11/2011 06:19:08 PM
The best of the challenge, I think we will be seeing two ribbons from you this week.
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03/11/2011 05:35:10 PM
Moon shadow, cool!
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03/11/2011 01:50:25 PM
nice
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03/11/2011 12:10:15 PM
wow great shot! (10)
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03/11/2011 11:25:45 AM
The richness of your colors is very nice, good exposure, I like the line of the bridge drawing my eye off into eternity!
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03/11/2011 09:45:59 AM
Nice texture of the bridge. My top 3
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03/11/2011 07:45:44 AM
I can see this one being at the top of the pack, beautiful shot.
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03/11/2011 07:24:37 AM
Cool mixture of clouds and stars. Gives the sky a dreamy feeling normally only seen in rushing water. I like how this walkway doesn't have an abrupt end, but instead opens up into the vast landscape.
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03/11/2011 01:46:11 AM
Nice shot, love the leading lines
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03/11/2011 12:34:08 AM
Umm... How's about WOW!!! Beautiful! 10 and fav
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