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Challenge: Darkness (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Cannon Beach, OR
Date: Jun 13, 2005
Aperture: 2.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jun 13, 2005


Place: 1 out of 373
Avg (all users): 6.8981
Avg (commenters): 8.4706
Avg (participants): 6.5333
Avg (non-participants): 7.1587
Views since voting: 11891
Views during voting: 518
Votes: 324
Comments: 68
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06/23/2007 06:23:37 PM
The deep rich orange is splendid! Great shot!
12/22/2005 07:06:56 PM
this is an absolutely exquisite image. if i had voted this challenge, i'm sure i would have tened it.
06/28/2005 01:30:09 PM
Beautiful image! What a quiet reflection, good color and use of black.
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06/28/2005 02:08:12 AM
Beautifully captured. Congratulation !
06/26/2005 08:52:03 PM
06/25/2005 05:27:05 PM
Been there.
Seen that.
Wish I had your skill in capturing it with the camera.
You're entitled to the ribbon...I'm entitled to be jealous. lol
06/23/2005 11:52:40 AM
A wonderful image! Congrats! :)
06/22/2005 11:03:31 PM
excellent lighting, i love the reflection in the water. congrats on the back to back ribbons!
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06/22/2005 09:10:54 PM
Originally posted by dragonlady:

Congratulations! wonderful color and the water is spectacular..the feather has grown on me now..lol.

Better watch out you don't turn into a bird! :)
06/22/2005 02:05:38 PM
Congratulations o0n your Blue with this stunning shot! Beautiful work!
06/22/2005 12:45:26 PM
HAHAH, this is no longer zoomdak's "private spot".
I was 100% sure this was his shot, but then what a surprise! It's novatiger's shot! Oh well, with such an incredible place, shooting this is even more than a pleasure, it's a blessing! Great work and congrats

Message edited by author 2005-06-22 12:45:54.
06/22/2005 10:06:25 AM
Congratulations! wonderful color and the water is spectacular..the feather has grown on me now..lol.
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06/22/2005 08:46:03 AM
06/22/2005 06:40:13 AM
Congratulations, on your blue.
06/22/2005 04:47:32 AM
Well done! Congratulations!
06/22/2005 04:13:02 AM
A great addition to an excellent portfolio, its good to see young talent. How far can you go?
06/22/2005 03:57:47 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon ! Great shot !
06/22/2005 02:03:12 AM
Congrats on your blue ribbon on a great shot! Yup, ya got Zoomer... But something tells me he is OK with that. :)

Message edited by author 2005-06-22 02:04:35.
06/22/2005 12:59:00 AM
Can we amend the rules now ...? No more shots of the oregon coastline, particularly not this beach!!!

Oh well... congrats on the ribbon, with this pretty shot.
06/22/2005 12:55:23 AM

Message edited by author 2008-03-27 00:41:03.
06/22/2005 12:43:34 AM
Hah! Stole Zoomdak's beach right out from under his nose! LOL

Man, that GTG paid off big time didn't it?

I believe an explanation is in order regarding the feather which, apparently was not popular...at all (and yet I still pulled out a blue!) I was experimenting around and seeing how it looked with the feather in the shot. I was browsing through my shots from the GTG and saw this one and decided it might be workable--but did not notice the feather until I opened it up in PS. I decided to gamble and not crop it out (in part because I felt that was a greater evil than leaving it in) and see what it did or didn't do for the image's score. I'm glad it didn't hurt my score too badly!

Holy crap...a blue...I NEVER thought I'd get a blue. NEVER. Yellow maybe (and I did) but then this, and so quickly after my yellow! You could knock me over with a, well, feather!

Thank you all SO much for commenting! I appreciate every chance I get to learn.
06/22/2005 12:38:14 AM
Really nice shot, congrats on the blue. I wonder which has had a more positive impact on property values in Astoria, The Goonies or DPC?
06/22/2005 12:35:23 AM
WTG Ryan!!!!
So cool! Congrats on your 2 ribbons!!
06/22/2005 12:22:15 AM
Ryan, cool night shot. To think I walked off the beach to go warm up in the car while you were down on the beach shooting a blue ribbon...cracks me up. Congrats. You're square-rigged & on a roll!
06/22/2005 12:21:22 AM
this is completely bogus! nice photo but...well...you know...
06/22/2005 12:14:58 AM
Congratulations on the blue. You deserve it.
06/22/2005 12:10:59 AM
One of my favorites. Congratulations.
06/22/2005 12:04:51 AM
Excellent shot, zoomdak - er, I mean NovaTiger. ;-) Really, I'm just yankin yer chain - this is an outstanding shot and a well deserved ribbon. Congratulations!
06/22/2005 12:04:33 AM
My goodness! I should have entered this same shot as well (not the same, but very similar), lol. Nice back to back ribbons!
06/22/2005 12:03:12 AM
A superb image that meets and exceeds this challenge because while it is a night shot it incorporates and weaves an eerie sense of darkness. Congratulations on your Blue.
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06/22/2005 12:02:02 AM
Nice one!

Keep it up!

It's kinda zoomy!, that's a compliment!

Message edited by author 2005-06-22 00:02:39.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/21/2005 11:22:00 AM
Beautiful!!! = 8
06/21/2005 10:04:47 AM
06/20/2005 08:25:59 AM
I feel like I've been to this beach! Gorgeous colors and reflections. The stick or whatever it is to the left doesn't carry the power of the large boulders so it makes me feel distracted. Even so, this photo is superb and I think it deserves a 10 (the only one I'm giving in this challenge). Maybe I'll see this place for real one day.
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06/20/2005 07:31:34 AM
My favorite of the lot. Great composition, excellent technical execution; fits challenge topic well.
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06/19/2005 09:14:23 PM
Great sky. Love the deep oranges on the left. The feather/ reed in the foreground left is sort of confusing. I'm not sure what the thing is and where it is. Still a great photo.
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06/19/2005 01:43:12 PM
Magnificent view and magnificent colors..
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06/19/2005 11:12:45 AM
My favorite. Beautiful capture of sunset. 10
06/19/2005 01:12:00 AM
Beautiful shot and amazing color and clarity. Is that a feather on the left? What the...? This is my favorite shot of the challenge, so far. Nice work.
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06/18/2005 04:45:54 PM
Great picture!! I love it! A winner!
06/18/2005 03:38:58 PM
I recognize that coastline!

Simple interpretation of the challenge, attractive shot. I like it.

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06/18/2005 09:40:16 AM
Excellent use of color, rule of thirds, exposure. -- 10
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06/17/2005 05:35:46 PM
absolutely gorgeous!
06/17/2005 04:03:13 PM
This is very pretty and who can resist a reflected sunset? Not quite convinced that it needed to be quite so dark (even for this challenge)?
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06/17/2005 02:41:57 PM
Ah, Hah!!! The Oregon GTG did manage to get a submission from the shots taken there. The big question is whose is it? Have to eliminate Zoomdak because it is a two word title and it is not Italian. That still leaves a number of other culprits. :)

Anyway, nice image with great reflections and the color, though enhanced, is not overly done. Composition is good with the possible exception of the seagull feather on the left. It was probably put there for composition in the image but one might question if it adds much to the composition. It makes the viewer ask why it is there. Just looks stuck in the ground for no apparent reason. The haloing on the few small bright edges on the rocks should be removed.
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06/17/2005 02:06:13 AM
Beautiful.. looks like Oregon coast :)
06/16/2005 09:33:13 PM
This has got to be one of the Oregon people...Hmmm....
I love the picture!! That reflection is so beautiful.
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06/16/2005 08:44:15 PM

Message edited by author 2005-10-05 09:48:28.
06/16/2005 08:27:01 PM
Great intensity of the shadows and the remaining sunlight. 7.
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06/16/2005 04:18:18 PM
Light is lovely, reflections are beautiful on tranquil water, and I like the rock silhouettes..one question: is that a feather in the left foreground?
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06/16/2005 12:12:56 PM
Now thats beautiful!
06/16/2005 12:07:59 PM
Amazing can anyone go wrong shooting here? bumping up
06/16/2005 08:35:19 AM
Great coloring! 9
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06/16/2005 07:08:48 AM
06/16/2005 05:23:22 AM
Lovely Image, well exposed & composed!
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06/16/2005 03:59:06 AM
I'm having trouble deciding what to focus on here. The reed, or whatever it is, on the front left really bugs me but even without that where am I meant to be looking?
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06/16/2005 03:22:00 AM
Zoomdak? :) Even the central orange opening in the clouds looks like a Z.
If not much compliments! The feather in the sand is a lovely touch.
Seastacks make such great sunset beach shots. We have lots here in CentralCal. The one I take shots of the most is Morro Rock which is actually a volcanic plug. I endevor not to over-use it, but it's so tempting. Good luck! 9
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06/16/2005 12:24:54 AM
wait, i saw this same pic earlier but with a photographer in it.

didn't know people went out shooting together on this site. that's neat.

Message edited by author 2005-06-22 01:04:24.
06/15/2005 10:35:15 PM
06/15/2005 05:23:44 PM
Great colors. I have to figure out how to get colors like these!!
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06/15/2005 02:32:02 PM
There you have a ribbon photo. The colors and the clearence is awsome. Congratulations. Love it! 10
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06/15/2005 02:22:36 PM
another great photo from cannon beach
06/15/2005 08:36:59 AM
Looks like one of Zoomdak's pictures. I like the cloud formation and the feather in the lower left corner. 8.
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06/15/2005 07:01:20 AM
Oregon Coast ?
06/15/2005 01:46:20 AM
Perfect evening shot. Crystal clear - lovely coloring.
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06/15/2005 01:23:13 AM
Awesome photo! I love the colors and the composition. The image fits the challenge very nicely too. I'm not sure about the feather though. I think you should have either made it a more prominent part of the image, or just left it out.

Normally I don't try to guess who it was that entered a particular photo, but in this case I'm making an exception. Nice work Ryan! :)
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06/15/2005 01:17:05 AM
06/15/2005 01:13:14 AM
This looks a vaguely familar.

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