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Piercing the Fog
Piercing the Fog

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Challenge: Long Exposure (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada
Date: Jul 29, 2005
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 23 sec.
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2005

A 23 second exposure of the lighthouse at Peggy's Cove. Shot at dusk with a heavy sea fog. First time using my new ND4 filter. Too bad the tide was out: I was hoping for more wave action.

Place: 14 out of 200
Avg (all users): 6.4915
Avg (commenters): 8.1000
Avg (participants): 6.2917
Avg (non-participants): 6.6304
Views since voting: 2607
Views during voting: 415
Votes: 234
Comments: 24
Favorites: 9 (view)

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08/08/2005 12:26:52 AM
Thanks for the votes and comments folks. It's been since January 2005 that I have scored this well on a challenge. I too thought it would have finished a bit higher in teh standings, but I am very pleased with the results. Some mentioned that they didn't like the colour of the light. Well, that's its real colour and I didn't mess with that part of the image at all. Looking back now, I probably could have tried for longer exposures to brighten up the water and foreground, but I think the lighthouse light would have become overpowering.
08/08/2005 12:17:52 AM
Congrats on your finish. Was hoping for this one to come in higher - was one of my faves.
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08/08/2005 12:15:30 AM
Quite dramatic and romantic. certainly a very impressive visual. Good work. Congratulations on your top twenty finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2005 11:55:09 PM
last min bump to 10
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08/07/2005 11:21:02 PM
This is so eerie! Well done!
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08/07/2005 01:21:33 PM
I'm not sure what time of day this was taken, but I wonder if just after sunrise or just before sunset would have been better? There seems to be a lot of detail lost since it is so dark. Also, the green of the lighthouse really overpowers the photo for me.
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08/07/2005 06:40:42 AM
'8' - Nice shot. Criticism (with the caveat I know squat about long exposures) ; I keep viewing this photo with the lighthouse 'out' (using my hand in front of eye to crop) and, although I do like the unusual green, and its combination with the blue, for me, this would be a better photograph without the lighthouse. I like it as is but in my opinion, it would give it a more 'mysterious' feel with just the 'dark rocks' and the foggy sea. An overall nice 'feel' to this photograph - the only other criticism would be that I would like to have seen it larger (but yes I know difficult with the horizontal angle and width constraints for the Challenge).
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08/05/2005 11:03:18 PM
bumping to 9
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08/04/2005 10:21:02 PM
This fulfills the definition of this challenge. It is also a beautiful shot, the subtle blues making it a moody shot. 10.
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08/04/2005 09:46:07 AM
This is very nice. Perhaps a bit dark, but I like the effect.
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08/04/2005 03:45:14 AM
It's a real shame that light is green - kinda kills the mystical feel here, Still I like this. 7
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08/03/2005 08:09:05 AM
Well done. Almost ghost like water and the green light works very well in this photo as I find it adds a certain uniquesness to it. well done and good luck in this challenge. <10>
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08/02/2005 06:28:06 PM
Wow! 10! It is just great!
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08/02/2005 05:44:35 PM
I really like the texture of the rock and the sea. The bright intense green is too strong for me. Maybe you could selectively desaturate it a little bit.
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08/02/2005 04:45:24 PM
This is a beautiful shot.
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08/02/2005 02:24:47 PM
Very cool - just one nit-picking titem. The lighthouse looks crooked (leaning to the left).
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08/02/2005 03:45:48 AM
very beautiful image. The only thing that kind of bothers me is the color of the light in coming from the lighthouse. It kinda seems to go against the cool, serene, dreamy feel of the photo.
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08/02/2005 12:10:18 AM
Stunning. I would like to sit and have a cigarette here. 10
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08/01/2005 03:36:27 PM
Very moody!! You can almost imagine the ghost ship that didn't see the light in the fog until it was too late. Very good work on this photo.
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08/01/2005 02:17:34 PM
Congrats on the ribbon. In my mind anyway.
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08/01/2005 11:55:33 AM
Superb, dramatic effect! Looks like an imaginary place...
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08/01/2005 09:24:24 AM
I like the green of the beacon against the blue. Very vivid image. Nicely composed as well.
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08/01/2005 02:07:11 AM
Very nice earie look. I really like how the fog and the long exposure affected the light. Good job.
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08/01/2005 01:48:30 AM
I don't know if that light is natural or not but it sure looks overdone to me! wow how do I judge? well, I guess wether it's natural or not I don't really like the effect and if it was natural I would have toned it down some. Ok- so, if not for the light a 9 or 10 but for now an 8. Such a superb image other than that!!! when I scroll down (so as to 'crop') it's just enchanting!
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