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A Trip to the Coast
3rd PlaceA Trip to the Coast

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Travel (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: Ft. Story, Virginia Beach, VA
Date: Dec 25, 2002
Aperture: 5.4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/461 sec
Galleries: Black and White, Travel
Date Uploaded: Dec 29, 2002


Place: 3 out of 131
Avg (all users): 7.0408
Avg (commenters): 8.4286
Avg (participants): 6.7381
Avg (non-participants): 7.2679
Views since voting: 4065
Votes: 196
Comments: 32
Favorites: 27 (view)

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08/11/2007 01:52:14 AM
Love the beach and I grew up in Hampton Roads, although I live in San Francisco now. Very familiar with this lighthouse ;). Great shot. Thanks for commenting on my "Cinco" shot earlier today in the "Pick your favorite from the person above..." thread. You asked about the birds, they are actually Willets I believe...not sure actually. They are pretty common out here in beaches of NorCal. Take it easy!
02/23/2005 06:09:37 PM
gerat shot, great feel, hasn't been a comment on this is over 2 years, but awesome.
01/08/2003 01:57:52 PM
congrats! i cant believed it, why some voters gave you 1 or 2. anyway that's their opinion.
01/07/2003 10:51:35 PM
i haven't been participating but i saw this on the front page and wow, this is a great shot. good job.
01/07/2003 04:25:22 PM
This is a lovely photo. At first I felt it was a little dark but I found that darkness to be appropriate and added greatly to the overall mood. There is power and drama in the lighting and composition and it works quite well as a black and white. There is strong sense of motion in the grass I even thought I saw it move once. Probably just too much coffee for me. I'm not quite sold on the cropping, though. Maybe only because I am so used to a more conventional crop. It seems like ther might be a little more sky than necessary. It's one of those images that demands to be seen large so the viewer can enjoy all of the interesting details in the grass and the lighthouse. Without seeing the original scene or the original photo I am hardpressed to find anything significant to change except for maybe the proportion of the crop and that is iffy. It appears to be very clean and sharp. It clearly nails the challenge theme. I also like the simple border. If all borders were handled this way I would be more in favor of them. Ok, I found one thing to nitpick. That one piece of grass that is standing straight up should be leaning too :- ) Awesome photo. Congratulations.

Tim Jensen
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/06/2003 01:25:17 PM
This is an awesome shot. I love the dark and light tones and the way the grass is lite up. Good lighting and framing. You did a great job. Congrats!!!
01/06/2003 11:01:35 AM
this is great. the best of the top 3, imo :)
01/06/2003 08:05:57 AM
Who gave this shot a 1 or a 2????? Had to be someone trying to get the score down. It is a shame people have to be so lame as to do stuff like that.

Congrats on a great image.... You deserve it...

01/06/2003 12:47:28 AM

You have your ribbon!!! Congrats this is a terrific image. Was it as nice in color? Black and White seems to make images much more dramatic. Keep up the good work.

01/06/2003 12:29:12 AM
Just a super shot, really alive! Congrats to you.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/05/2003 10:07:09 PM
I think this is my favorite of the week. Great feeling and compostion.
01/05/2003 08:26:01 PM
Love this one. Great contrast and mood.
01/05/2003 07:25:39 PM
There is either too much sky or too much grass. Crop out either one and you get a 10 from me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/05/2003 04:57:24 PM
My favorite this week. Good job. Great composition and good contrast.
01/05/2003 01:15:07 AM
So much movements and feeling, beautiful!
01/04/2003 07:49:17 PM
Good dramatic shadows & clouds. A very striking picture. Well done.
01/04/2003 11:47:53 AM
Really like the contrast!
01/03/2003 01:24:02 PM
Nice. I do wish the lighthouse wasn't barely leaning to the right in your picture, but other than that, well done.
01/03/2003 09:56:57 AM
The lighting here is incredible! I\'d love to know how you got the grass so well lit up front and the light sky to pop so well in the background. Great work!
01/02/2003 06:26:50 PM
I really like how the grass in front is light and the rest is so much darker. Nice cloudy background. I don't say this often, so mark this down...Nice use of black and white. 9 Swash
01/02/2003 05:01:30 PM
For this challenge I have not been giving high marks for destination shots, only pics that deal with travelling. However this one deserves high marks regardless. But I guess you can look at it as travel, ships do need light houses don't they?
Great job.
01/02/2003 02:13:39 AM
Great tonal range and combination of whispy grasses and solid geometric shapes. - z [9]
01/02/2003 12:17:39 AM
Nice moody picture, but I feel would be better with more detail and illumination to the band of darkness in the foreground
01/01/2003 05:46:43 PM
Wonderful image... Nice job
12/31/2002 09:10:12 PM
This is one heck of an image. I say chuck away all those tinsel town glamour shots. And sink your eyeballs into something with real merit like this fabulous work. I am in quivering rapture from the feel of those brooding clouds, the stark two tone lighthouse, the brilliant juxtaposition of grasses and sky tones and the emphatic border. Beautiful is a sheer undestatement here. You must recieve many more compliments upon this image. It is a work of art. I am going to give you a 10 to make up for those other fools who absently knee jerk a 5 score. OK you got me grovelling for more gorgeous B&W in future challenges. I won\'t settle for anything less. Good luck!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/31/2002 04:41:37 PM
one word: WOW. 10
12/31/2002 04:39:17 PM
i really love this photo. the dark and light tones really make this.
12/30/2002 02:57:10 PM
Great photo. The more I look, the more I like it. Good luck :-)
12/30/2002 02:23:08 PM
exceptional B&W.... 10
12/30/2002 01:22:18 PM
nice composition. simply like it
12/30/2002 12:04:07 PM
Wish I had taken this one. My first (and only) 8 so far. Excellent job. I love the shadows and the contrast in this image. I would have prefered to see the whites in the lighthouse a little brighter. If there was more of that I would have scored it a 9.

In any event this is an excellent image and one I would love to have hanging on my wall.

Where was this?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/30/2002 09:54:34 AM
Beautiful lighthouse, very nice shot.

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