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Challenge: Day and Night (Expert Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Etretat, France
Date: Oct 1, 2011
Date Uploaded: Oct 13, 2011

[Oct. 19th, 2011 09:45:04 AM]

I'm sure some of you recognized the bay of Etretat, France. This is becoming one of my favourite shooting place:
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For that challenge, I decided to photography an overview of the bay, so I spent my day here, in order to take photos from morning to night.

I never created panoramas so far, so this was an interesting first. It is composed by several overlapping vertical shots, taken at various moment of the day. Stitching everything automatically did not work well with the software I tried, mainly due to color and exposure differences. I ended with creating 3 main parts with such software, and then stitched these 3 parts manually in Photoshop:
- 5 shots compose the night side
- 4 shots compose the sunset part
- 3 shots compose the day part

The moon is the one that really was in the sky that night (although I moved it more to the left when compared to its original location), as well as the boats (they were there in the morning).

Even if the result is not extremely creative, I really enjoyed playing with these techniques, gives me new tools for future submissions :-)

Thanks a lot for all the great votes! I'm really glad you enjoyed the view as I did, it's a very nice place.

I will provide a link to a bigger version of it after the challenge, if some are interested (the original is 13383x5350 pixels large, without counting the borders).
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Here is the link.
You can click on the "View all sizes" button in the upper right corner for a 2048 px wide version.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 38
Avg (all users): 7.4682
Avg (commenters): 8.2222
Avg (participants): 6.6818
Avg (non-participants): 7.5828
Views since voting: 2895
Views during voting: 530
Votes: 173
Comments: 20
Favorites: 5 (view)


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10/22/2011 10:52:55 AM
Excellent job Christophe. You certainly put a lot into this.
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10/22/2011 12:49:45 AM
Cool shot Christophe! My wife and i honeymooned in France about 10 yrs ago and Etretat was one of our stops.
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10/21/2011 04:35:45 PM
Congrats on the H.M. Christophe! I really like this image because you made the perfect blend putting the sunset in the middle.
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10/21/2011 09:21:39 AM
Wow! looks like you have shaken the bad mo-jo of the begining of the WPL you are unstoppable these last couple weeks. congrats on the H.M and the great score.
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10/21/2011 08:50:48 AM
Fine job, Christophe!
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10/21/2011 08:50:38 AM
Originally posted by Judi:

Ooooohhhh...I am in serious trouble now...I have beaten you again. I promise not to enter for a while....otherwise you may hit me if I beat you again.....I'm sorry....honest....hehehehehe!!! ;)


It's all good, your shot is much more creative than mine, well deserved :) I'll work harder next time!
10/21/2011 08:42:40 AM
Ooooohhhh...I am in serious trouble now...I have beaten you again. I promise not to enter for a while....otherwise you may hit me if I beat you again.....I'm sorry....honest....hehehehehe!!! ;)
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10/21/2011 01:42:59 AM
I wonder if you get stamps for honorable mentions :-)
I thought this would get the blue. Wonderful image. Congratulations. Stellar. Perfect.
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10/21/2011 12:37:25 AM
Go, Christophe! This is lovely.
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10/21/2011 12:35:00 AM
Wonderful, Christophe. I had a sneaky suspicion this was yours. Quite surprised it didn't ribbon, to be honest. Really like this photo...the only part that made me "uneasy" is the middle sunset part. For some reason, it didn't fit in the image for me. Perhaps if it had set some more, and wasn't so prominent, it may have felt more cohesive and you would have had a more linear progression in terms of time from left to right? I'm not sure.

Anyway, it's late and I'm waffling on :) Great image and congratulations! First time I've been aware of anyone doing panorama's for challenge!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/20/2011 06:38:12 PM
Oooh... very nice!
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10/17/2011 01:52:21 AM
Nice vibrant colors.
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10/16/2011 06:39:36 AM
I really like this image.
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10/15/2011 06:26:08 PM
well done
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10/15/2011 05:55:23 AM
bang. tip top....
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10/14/2011 12:33:17 PM
so far the best image that represents the challenge 10
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10/14/2011 12:29:50 PM
very cool shot..... nicely blended too (unlike mine!!) :(

Good luck - I think you have a shot at the top 5
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10/14/2011 12:04:28 PM
Love it!!
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10/14/2011 11:55:10 AM
Nice!
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10/14/2011 08:52:02 AM
So well done. I like this a lot.
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