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A Weathered Tool
A Weathered Tool
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Challenge: Low Tech (Advanced Editing II*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Pecadero, CA
Date: Nov 27, 2004
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2004

Taken of the 115-foot Pigeon Point Lighthouse, one of the tallest in America. The lighthouse is located about 15 miles south of Half Moon Bay between San Francisco and Santa Cruz and has been in operation for over 130 years.

Statistics
Place: 25 out of 177
Avg (all users): 5.9532
Avg (commenters): 7.6923
Avg (participants): 5.6979
Avg (non-participants): 6.2800
Views since voting: 1037
Views during voting: 254
Votes: 171
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0


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06/02/2005 09:54:53 AM
This is cliche. The rock on the bottom is distracting.
12/12/2004 11:49:06 PM
Thanks for telling me about your image. I'm just back in town (having missed the Low Tech Challenge) so I'm especially pleased to have a chance to look at it.

It's beautifully cropped to take advantage of the rocks while eliminating most of the distracting elements around that lighthouse. And of course the mood you set with the lighting is stunning in its simplicity.

Alice
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12/07/2004 09:35:41 PM
Regardless of the placing this remains a winner image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2004 08:00:25 PM
Well, light houses started very low tech with gas lanterns. A nice shot. 7
Bumping up to 8
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12/06/2004 03:45:57 PM
A beautiful scene. Hazy, but muted coloring pushes it into an artistic feel. Now a days I think high tech when I see lighthouses. Could miss the low tech link.
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12/05/2004 09:55:37 PM
An almost greeat shot! Just too murky / washed out.
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12/05/2004 05:00:29 PM
A bit soft, but it makes the scene and colors flow very nicely. Air becomes water becomes land becomes manmade object. The colors goe from deep blue to light yellow-orange in a very nice way.
The composition is nice but I guess that the scene lends itself for a nice and wide panorama (the lighthouse is relatively close to the side of the frame), something dpc is not yet well suited for. :( I like it how the rocks and land lead the viewer to the tower from the left to the right. The light in the lighthouse finishes it off. Is that the lighthouse its own light or a reflection from the sun in one of the mirrors? 7
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12/03/2004 08:47:44 PM
A very neat pastel sky; the water seems misty too (long exposure?) But perhaps have a bit more contrast would help bring out the lighthouse and the rocks below it.
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12/02/2004 08:19:58 PM
I thinks its an advantage you found a misty, hazy day, it really brings out the main purpose of a lighthouse, even if not so much these days of GPS and computers.

Anyhow...10
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12/02/2004 02:07:55 PM
Awesome Picture
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12/01/2004 06:36:28 PM
A little bit crooked on the horizon, but nice thinking. Unfortunately, most people won't know that these things run on oil ;) stupid people of course, shame really, you deserve a good score.
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12/01/2004 07:53:42 AM
masterful, absolutely masterful. thanks for sharing this masterpiece with us.
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11/30/2004 04:28:18 PM
I think this looks great. It eprfectly captures the chilly November evening and the solitude of the lighthouse. Beautiful!
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11/30/2004 12:38:56 PM
Have I seen this photo before, Nice shot but it seems common. I like out of th ordinary.
11/30/2004 11:12:09 AM
I see lots of jpg issues in teh sky. You compressd it WAY too much - this is a 30k file! You can be 4 times bigger and still be well under the 147k limit. Anyway, go to //davegage.com/mmc/digi-darkroom.html and check out the Shudder Sharpening. I ran your pic through it and without making any manual adjustments got a much more dramatic result. The sky is still a problem, but the rest is, well Wow! I can email it to you and you tell me what you think. If you need help/advice on sizing or compression just ask.
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11/30/2004 09:55:04 AM
beautiful composition and range of colors, I think I would have punched up the colors, though.....they are a bit dull.
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11/30/2004 08:39:09 AM
Just WOW ! The composition, mist over the water, perfect in every way ! The lighting superb ! 10 !!!!!
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11/30/2004 02:07:46 AM
Excellent color and great job capturing the flash of the beacon.
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11/30/2004 01:53:54 AM
nice shot great image i like the sky and the whole thing great, great, great! :) -GL
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