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Summer's End  Sunrise
Summer's End Sunrise
Bear_Music


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: High Contrast (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Harwich Port, MA, USA
Date: Aug 29, 2005
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Aug 30, 2005

FOR THE RECORD: This image was taken shortly after I bought my 20D, and the shop had set the time/date stamp for me. They set it 12 hours off. I shot this at dawn of the first day of the challenge, and it stamped to 6PM of the day BEFORE the challenge :-( I didn't discover this until EXIF was requested, at which point I notified SC of the error... Original placement was a yellow ribbon at 7+ score.

If ONLY this sunrise had occurred on Tuesday instead of Monday, it wouldn't have mattered :-(

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Canon 10-22mm zoom at 10mm Got to love this lens.

Naturally high-contrast shot. Shot in RAW, converted to TIFF.

Levels, Hue/Sat, Selective Color to add some tint to the brightest portion of sky.

USM, resize, border
Disqualification Details
Your photograph must be taken after the challenge is announced. Your camera's date and time must be set to correspond with your local timezone. Please review the challenge submission rules.

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Views during voting: 457
Comments: 113
Favorites: 65 (view)


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06/04/2014 02:50:40 PM
The colors and the composition are stellar. Nice contrast in the reflections in the smooth and rippled water.
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12/11/2008 10:34:54 PM
Definitely on eof my favorite photsd of your Bear..... love shez
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06/10/2008 12:39:17 PM
Robt-- this is a super image, it says much more than pretty sunrise. Appropriately titled.

Message edited by author 2008-06-10 13:11:11.
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03/21/2006 07:07:53 PM
Hey mate, I have already added this magical image to "my favorites" as I just "LOVED' it so very much......
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01/21/2006 02:00:28 AM
This is beautiful. Very much reminds me of some parts of my beloved Everglades. :)
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12/14/2005 02:59:03 AM
Shame that this photo got DQ'ed. It definately looks very much like a winner. It probably is too, just count the votes yourself.
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11/07/2005 05:45:09 PM
Love the colors on this, and the lines of the clouds and the shore/reed line have an amazing effect of drawing you deep into the scene. Excellent shot. Too bad on the DQ.
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10/11/2005 09:47:02 AM
You know how I raved about this originally. Man - it is something. You have quite the eye and gift for capturing the beauty of nature. WOWeee
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10/11/2005 09:15:45 AM
Very nice image that carries a light dreamy feel to it.

Ben
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09/18/2005 08:27:49 PM
Beautiful! I love this picture!
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09/15/2005 07:23:05 PM
I like your own analysis of your picture (in the "Cheater, cheater ..." thread). It is not presumptuos to analyse your own pictures, but it is quite daring to do so in public :)

To me, you picture is beautiful because it speaks of peace, gentleness and kindness, and good times outdoors, and because it has strong and vibrant colours. It is a very restful picture, yet not at all static. It makes me go, "Ahhhh!", and then, "I need to go for a walk!".

I'm sorry you couldn't keep the ribbon for it. It is a virtual ribbon, but so much fun.

Congratulations on your ribbon anyway.
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09/14/2005 03:42:43 AM
Tough break on the time zone issue, but at least you know that you earned the ribbon.
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09/14/2005 12:35:47 AM
Originally posted by hawkeyeking:

where is this taken?


Herring River marsh just off Highway 28, Harwich Port, MA on Cape Cod. Just down the road from me.
09/13/2005 10:49:09 PM
Excellent balanced light ..
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09/13/2005 09:44:45 PM
where is this taken?
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09/13/2005 11:32:51 AM
That is awesome picture. It is a total bummer that you can't use it.
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09/13/2005 10:47:26 AM
Ah no! What a disaster! Hard luck, man - This was a deserving ribbon winner and it's a shame to see it DQed for such a silly mistake after all the hard work had been done! Either way, digital trinket or no, it's an image to be proud of :)

Alex
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09/13/2005 03:06:51 AM
this shot is just bangin !
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09/13/2005 01:22:08 AM
I'm happy to be the first to add this as a favorite
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09/12/2005 08:36:09 PM
DOH! happens to us all at some time. You were just unlucky to have such a fantastic shot that proof was required,
Onwards and upwards

Kev
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09/12/2005 05:36:52 PM
THAT SUCKS, I really like this image.

GG
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09/12/2005 04:42:23 PM
This is extra beautiful, I always check on the DQ'S, I love to look at them all. This pic makes me wonder why I ever left New England. Thanks for the memories.
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09/12/2005 04:26:31 PM
Originally posted by bear_music:

Originally posted by legalbeagle:

Bad luck Robt - your image was very impressive. The colours are sublime (I must admit, I see the colour contrast rather more than any than luminosity contrast).

Keep that 20D charged in future (how did the date get reset? My backup battery seems to keep forever).


It was never properly set to begin with; it was 12 hours off. Dumb error.

I still love ya
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09/12/2005 03:57:34 PM
Originally posted by legalbeagle:

Bad luck Robt - your image was very impressive. The colours are sublime (I must admit, I see the colour contrast rather more than any than luminosity contrast).

Keep that 20D charged in future (how did the date get reset? My backup battery seems to keep forever).


It was never properly set to begin with; it was 12 hours off. Dumb error.
09/12/2005 03:41:41 PM
Bad luck Robt - your image was very impressive. The colours are sublime (I must admit, I see the colour contrast rather more than any than luminosity contrast).

Keep that 20D charged in future (how did the date get reset? My backup battery seems to keep forever).

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09/12/2005 03:40:56 PM
This was my pick for the top, An amazing work of art to be proud of. Unlucky bear_music
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09/12/2005 01:21:36 PM
Sorry to see this was dq'ed. Still doesn't change my opinion of it or you. We all make mistakes, or the camera does :-)
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09/12/2005 10:36:14 AM
Darn those time stamps! You don't need me to tell you that this shot is absolutely amazing! Surely no consolation for a lost ribbon; but it's going right into my favorites...or not? It won't let me do that, I take it? OK, it's my new desktop, then.

Message edited by author 2005-09-12 10:37:52.
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09/12/2005 09:44:09 AM
Congrats, Rob, guessed this might be you,
wonderful work, one of a few 10 for me.
!
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09/12/2005 09:16:47 AM
Bear-absolutely beautiful shot! Congrats on the ribbon!!
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09/12/2005 08:34:48 AM
Congrats! :)
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09/12/2005 08:23:54 AM
This is a great shot. Congratulations.
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09/12/2005 08:22:59 AM
Very lovely image! Congratulations!
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09/12/2005 08:18:13 AM
Robert,
This is an Awesome photograph and is an excellent example of high contrast. Congratulations on your well deserved ribbon.
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09/12/2005 07:57:50 AM
Congrats on your ribbon! Awesome photo!
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09/12/2005 07:47:57 AM
Wow, congrats bear, beautiful shot and another ribbon for you!
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09/12/2005 07:09:27 AM
Way to go!!!! Awesome photo!
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09/12/2005 06:59:29 AM
Beautiful! Great use of contrast..congrats.
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09/12/2005 06:39:21 AM
Congrats bear!!!! Well deserved ribbon.
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09/12/2005 06:27:01 AM
Wow, this one is awesome! My favorite in the challenge. Congratulations on the well-deserved ribbon!
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09/12/2005 06:07:12 AM
Wow! This should be hanging on my wall!!!
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09/12/2005 05:37:50 AM
Congrats on the ribbon Rob, you look like you are having a lot of fun with the new toys, which are helping to produce some excellent images, well done.
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09/12/2005 04:41:12 AM
I had figured it was yours as soon as I saw it, and so I deliberately saved it so I could compose an especially juicy comment. Alas, I entirely forgot to get back to it! So now I'll just say I'm pleased you have got a little bit more of the recognition you deserve ,,, for terrific but often bold photography, and patient but always sharply focused advice. You're DPC's premier mentor, Robert. Bravo!
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09/12/2005 03:49:50 AM
Awesome shot Robert! Congrats! :-)
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09/12/2005 03:00:13 AM
Once again convinced me that I want this lens, great shot, colour, composition, everything, I'm going to come back and back to this one.
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09/12/2005 02:59:00 AM
Woohoo!! WTG Robt! Superb work, congrats on your well deserved ribbon!
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09/12/2005 02:46:50 AM
well done rob!!
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09/12/2005 02:39:43 AM
Thanks for all the lovely comments. I almost didn't enter this because I knew it would blow my anononymity out of the water, but then I thought "What the hell, it's the best shot you've taken all summer and it fits the challenge, so..."

I wasn't the least surprised at all the comments during voting that pegged this one as being mine :-)
09/12/2005 02:16:15 AM
Awesome job, my friend. One of the few 10's I doled out and it was richly deserved. When you're rich and famous I can say "I knew that guy." (well, sort of) LOL

Congrats on a great finish!!!
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09/12/2005 02:01:55 AM
Congrats Bear.....you really outdid yourself this time. Enjoy your ribbon on a great photo.
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09/12/2005 01:44:44 AM
Wonderful job Robt. and with your fairly new lens?? Knew it would do the trick.
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09/12/2005 01:37:49 AM
Well done from someone who is such an intregal part of this community. Simply stunning! I'm really happy for you!
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09/12/2005 01:27:15 AM
I Thot that was you Robert! Way to GO!!
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09/12/2005 01:02:28 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon!
This one's worth framing and placing in the living room!
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09/12/2005 12:41:28 AM
GORGEOUS congrats on your ribbon.... well done.... i'd LOVE to love that lens....
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09/12/2005 12:34:47 AM
Hey Rob: This image is nothing short of superb. Outstanding work, my friend. Congratulations on your Yellow!
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09/12/2005 12:34:34 AM
Congratulations Robert--Lovely shot!
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09/12/2005 12:28:14 AM
Nice job and a great shot bear! Couldn't see the ribbon going to a more deserving, great guy!
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09/12/2005 12:26:52 AM
Congratulations Robert :)
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09/12/2005 12:26:01 AM
Somehow, I thought this one might be yours bear. Congrats on your ribbon and truly spectacular shot! :-)
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09/12/2005 12:24:47 AM
Stunningly beautiful shot. Congratulations on you ribbon, Robert. Still waters run deep ;-)
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09/12/2005 12:18:47 AM
Congrats on the ribbon Bear! Thought this was yours (location kind of gives it away).

Very nice work. The colors are fantastic and the scene is perfect! Very well done!
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09/12/2005 12:17:15 AM
Robert, Congrats on an Excellant shot and Your ribbon!!! Stunningly beautiful!
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09/12/2005 12:14:46 AM
Thought this was yours...something about that boat looked familiar. Thanks for the all the High contrast info in the forums. Big congrats on your ribbon, Robert!
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09/12/2005 12:14:26 AM
Woohoo! Bear! You da man! I knew it man :) Great job buddy :)
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09/12/2005 12:13:46 AM
Haha, I had a feeling this was yours bear. One of my 10's this challenge. Loved it.
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09/12/2005 12:04:35 AM
whoo hoo! One of my favorite photos and my favorite photographer! What a match! Good job on your ribbon!
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09/12/2005 12:03:31 AM
yay!!! good one bear, this is stunning
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09/12/2005 12:03:09 AM
TOLD YOU!!!!!!!
congrats!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/11/2005 11:58:10 PM
Let me guess - bear_music?

Very nice photograph.. love the composition and colors.
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09/11/2005 11:52:13 PM
Wow! Clearly a winner. My only 10 in this challenge. That has to be the best use of color-contrast in a non-studio photo I've ever seen!
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09/11/2005 07:04:24 PM
Beautiful, lovely, calming. I love this shot. It has all the right elements. 10!
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09/11/2005 01:12:38 PM
I'd say this is bear_music's... feels slightly familliar :) Nice colours, good darkness/light balance. The boat would add much more to the athmosphere if it was wooden. 8.
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09/11/2005 09:02:33 AM
Drop dead gorgeous. A shot most of us would give our left arms for. Should be a ribbon for sure. Well done.
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09/11/2005 12:51:44 AM
This is my favorite pic I've seen on this site yet.Awesome!
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09/10/2005 01:59:36 PM
I am really impressed here it is so serene and beautiful. Very niceely done.
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09/10/2005 10:48:26 AM
Nice deep colors. The reflection is wonderful. The highlights are preserved and the green grass is a nice touch.
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09/10/2005 02:53:20 AM
nice picture robert
this will eb your highest raited photograph yet i bet
10!
good luck
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09/10/2005 02:03:51 AM
Beautiful, amazing color and contrast. Wonderful job.
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09/09/2005 10:51:00 PM
Breathtaking shot! This is one that just makes me say "Wow". Lovely colors, the composition is wonderful and the reflections are amazing. Forgive me for the "only praise" comment but there's just nothing "wrong" about this photo. :-)
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09/09/2005 07:47:37 PM
Wow! Wonderful.
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09/09/2005 05:49:56 PM
Two compositional comments: Horizon might be straight but it feels like it is a bit tilted to the right and the horizon s a bit in the centre of the frame.
However, the way the lines work and how the boat is position compensates a lot for that. Love the color and the light on the grass vs the trees, the sky and the reflection. 9
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09/09/2005 02:40:35 AM
Bear as always, these images are stunning! You never seem to miss a beautiful sky color. The comp is wonderful as the DOF in this image. I never get tired seeing images such as this. I need to get a 10-22 :)
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09/08/2005 11:07:29 PM
Wow....This is an amazing shot. Really wonderful. The placid water with the reflection and the greenery....Just Lovely --- 9
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09/08/2005 03:17:54 PM
love the colors in the sky and the clear reflection but looks a little over-processed to me; overall pretty dark, especially in the lower left; but a very nice image just the same
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09/08/2005 10:27:07 AM
The reflections are great and the colors are bold. I like this. Nice work.
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09/08/2005 08:17:38 AM
one of the best, really nice shot
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09/07/2005 09:35:56 PM
Nice shot. Great reflection
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09/06/2005 11:47:17 PM
WOW. Now there's an amazing sunset! The reflection on the water makes it even better, although the crowning point is the light on the cloud fronts. You're very lucky to have seen this!
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09/06/2005 10:42:11 PM
so serene and tranquil, just looking at this photo relaxes me, well done. 9.
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09/06/2005 03:42:19 PM
10
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09/06/2005 01:42:56 PM
Beautiful skies, nice contrast, I don't know if the boat adds to the picture or if it would have been better without it.
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09/06/2005 09:57:59 AM
Nice shot bear...I like seeing a good color contrast pic in this challenge. The reflection and distant horizon give this image a 3D feel. You must have been drooling when you saw the sky light up like that! ;^)
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09/06/2005 05:51:43 AM
Lovely colours, a beautiful sense of calm and the river draws your eye up the picture, but I can't stand the border(just a personal thing and it won't affect my vote much but it really spoils the picture for me)
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09/05/2005 08:06:35 PM
Truly beautiful shot. Perfectly meets the challenge IMHO. Great capture.
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09/05/2005 07:40:57 PM
I'm not all that technical and while there is definitely a nice high contrast area on the upper right of your photo, other parts are similar in tonal values. I think this is a beautiful and peaceful photo though.
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09/05/2005 03:34:12 PM
Looks like Bear_Music to me: Beautiful job with the colors and reflections, as always!
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09/05/2005 03:24:33 PM
Brilliant colors, wonderful contrast!
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09/05/2005 02:39:49 PM
If this isn't a robt, then someone has kidnapped him and daringly placed the horizon in the middle. Either way, beautiful sky and reflection.
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09/05/2005 01:15:32 PM
This is absolutely beyond compare. WOW! Contrast in color and light.
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09/05/2005 12:28:38 PM
very nice photo. good contrasts,sharp focus, and great strong colors! awesome photo. good luck!
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09/05/2005 12:04:47 PM
Good job, old bear. This is a very nice example of a high-contrast colour image. I like this one a lot. I love how it goes from light to dark when travelling right to left.

Edit: spelling

Message edited by author 2005-09-12 07:06:27.
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09/05/2005 11:02:10 AM
Looks like the Bear's work.
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09/05/2005 10:46:03 AM
very nice contrast between the cool and warm colors...bear_music?... best of luck
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09/05/2005 09:52:30 AM
awesome picture....
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09/05/2005 09:21:00 AM
Lovely right colours and great tonal range frmo light sky to deep dark shadows. Amazing sense of vastness and solitude.
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09/05/2005 07:32:11 AM
jejeje I thnk I know whose this is. I feel like the horizon is a bit tilted but otherwise this one rocks :)
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09/05/2005 05:37:57 AM
stunning photo. not sure there is a real contrast/impact though? 7
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09/05/2005 01:18:01 AM
Great colors, and dof...9
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09/05/2005 01:07:10 AM
Stunning image. Man - this is perfect. The tonality, the composition, but lighting. WOW 10
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09/05/2005 12:54:06 AM
is this a bear? beautiful scene. should do quite well. 9
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09/05/2005 12:34:02 AM
just lovely
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09/05/2005 12:21:27 AM
Beautiful...10.
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