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Dark Lantern
Dark Lantern
MackFlix


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Challenge: Darkness (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Leamington, Ontario Canada
Date: Jun 9, 2005
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 7
Galleries: Emotive, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jun 14, 2005

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Statistics
Place: 4 out of 373
Avg (all users): 6.7827
Avg (commenters): 7.5862
Avg (participants): 6.2901
Avg (non-participants): 7.1374
Views since voting: 2767
Views during voting: 533
Votes: 313
Comments: 40
Favorites: 11 (view)


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06/25/2005 08:57:40 PM
very nice....
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06/22/2005 04:39:11 PM
nothing else to say but wow
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06/22/2005 01:27:20 PM
Thanks to everyone who took the time to leave a comment!

I'm very pleased with how the shot turned out, this is my best finish in a Challenge to date. The shot itself was a (hopefully not) "Once in a Lifetime" capture for me, and I'm just glad I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.

For those who were wondering where the "Darkness" element was in the shot, If you've ever been alone in the wilderness under a moonless night sky, with a lantern as your only source of light. You'll know exactly the feeling invoked by a gradually dimming, and ultimately "Dark Lantern". When the only sense of your surroundings is revealed to you in momentary flashes by the approaching storm.

That is what "Darkness" means to me.

Thanks again for all the kind words!

Bill
06/22/2005 09:27:00 AM
This is my favorite shot. I think this should have won the blue!
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06/22/2005 06:29:14 AM
Stunning capture. Just amazingly clear.
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06/22/2005 12:07:40 AM
Missed it by this much! One of my faves. Nice finish! Great job!
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06/22/2005 12:07:31 AM
Scary bisbuits. Great lightning! Congratulations on your top 5 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/21/2005 03:49:25 PM
Magnificent!! I hope this one will get the blue!!
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06/21/2005 11:37:40 AM
One of the best lightning strikes I ever seen! great capture!
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06/21/2005 08:59:05 AM
wow
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06/21/2005 06:42:36 AM
good one. 7.
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06/21/2005 04:29:30 AM
this is one of the best in this challenge.
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06/20/2005 10:54:14 PM
Beautiful shot!! Well comosed & framed.
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06/20/2005 08:06:40 PM
An excellent lightning bolt capture. The clarity is outstanding. You can take pictures all night and not get one that nice. The bolt itself provides wonderful lighting for the scene.

Just a couple of small items. The bird feeder or whatever that is competes with the bolt for attention and is a little distracting in the image. It appears to have a little electronic noise you may want to remove if you make a print of this shot.

It could be that the pole supporting the object is just a little crooked itself but you might want to check your horizon and rotate it ever so slightly counterclockwise if that is needed.

Congratulations on a great capture!

Message edited by author 2005-06-22 02:17:01.
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06/20/2005 04:18:49 PM
I think this is a fantastic shot!
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06/19/2005 02:27:16 AM
Awesome shot, gave it a 10
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06/18/2005 10:57:28 PM
A brilliant lightning shot (excuse the pun). I've never tried to take such a shot, but this looks about as good as it gets. Doesn't say much to me about darkness in the emotional sense, but it's nevertheless a very fine photograph. 8
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06/18/2005 04:33:46 AM
I REALLY like lightning pics. This is one of the better ones. Awesome timing.
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06/17/2005 07:07:15 PM
one of the best lightening shots i've seen in this challenge thus far. i like it, obviously.
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06/17/2005 05:34:14 PM
Very striking capture. Darkness means this?
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06/17/2005 04:07:34 PM
I know how hard these can be to get! But, I would have looked for a slightly different vantage point. The foreground isn't all that appealing (and believe me I have ruined a few similar shots the same way!). Anyway I love lightning pictures!
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06/16/2005 08:29:50 PM
Whoo! Nicely captured, great bolts! The table in the bottom left is slightly distracting, though. 8
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06/16/2005 08:24:15 PM
fantastic shot of light(ening) The darkness is in the storm perhaps? Personally i would have cropped out the traintracks(?) in the bottom left corner. I find them a smidge distracting from the subject. A little more to the left would have been nice - but youre a human not a great lightening predictor, so it isnt a fault at your end.
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06/16/2005 08:07:02 PM
wow, that's amazing! great timing-9
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06/16/2005 06:56:57 PM
Not only great lightning, but great composition with the lantern as well. How clever of you to position the lightning exactly there!
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06/16/2005 06:19:04 PM
This seems like Anti-Darkness, but well a very good shot and I am sure this will score well from the voters and from me too.. 8
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06/16/2005 06:08:42 PM
WoW , I can't believe it .
over 10 if it's real .
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06/16/2005 05:53:29 PM
great shot. I probably would pay attention to the lantern without the title, but now when i see it, it definitely adds to the appeal of the image.
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06/16/2005 05:09:17 PM
wow!
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06/16/2005 08:50:43 AM
Gorgeous. Great capture! The only problem I have is with the lantern(?) stand - I find it a little distracting, but I don't know if there's any way you could have taken it out. Still a beautiful shot. 8.
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06/16/2005 08:34:44 AM
WOW! Great catch! THe bottom is a little distracting though.
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06/16/2005 05:42:07 AM
great shot! if the dark lantern is actually the subject, you should've lowered the POV in order to frame it in the night sky. that way it wouldn't look like a distraction.
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06/15/2005 12:58:12 PM
Is this for real? What a moment to catch!
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06/15/2005 12:11:37 PM
I think the composition could use some work.
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06/15/2005 11:20:57 AM
too bad u could not spot edit out the bird feeder. IMO I would have cropped more off the bottom up to the bottom of the feeder as the table and the rest is distracting.
EXCELLENT capture of lightning!
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06/15/2005 04:52:50 AM
Fantastic. Good luck
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06/15/2005 02:41:14 AM
pretty good
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06/15/2005 01:36:35 AM
Nice capture..
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06/15/2005 01:22:34 AM
Very nice lightning shot!!!!
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06/15/2005 12:40:33 AM
Very nice
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