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Challenge: Reflections Without Mirrors II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-105mm f/2.8 LD Aspherical IF for Canon
Location: Sandy Hook Lighthouse, NJ
Date: Oct 16, 2005
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Architecture, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Oct 18, 2005

Sandy Hook Lighthouse in NJ reflected in a window of the building across from it, while we were doing the NJ Lighthouse Challenge on OCt 15th & 16th. Sandy Hook was the 11th & last stop of the weekend. My 12 yr old daughter actually came up with the idea when we had no idea about this challenge topic.

Levels, Channel Mixer, Brightness Contrast, cropped, resized & USM

Place: 97 out of 371
Avg (all users): 5.5957
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 5.3036
Avg (non-participants): 5.7939
Views since voting: 983
Views during voting: 368
Votes: 277
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/26/2005 08:56:13 AM
Nancy, I again want to take the time to compliment you on this shot. Reviewing my comment below, the yellow splash of color is, of course, upper left; not what I wrote (I'd be dyslexic, if I weren't so backward to begin with....) Now that I have seen your portfolio, I admire this shot even more. Since you specialize in lighthouses, this was not a case of a passing shot of a random scene that struck you. It is a well thought out decision for an interpretation of something extremely meaningful to you; which, to me, is the essence of photography. I am becoming inactive on this site, but will pop back in from time to time to look at your work, among others. I feel your touch is that good. I shoot my first lighthouse in January. I hope I can convey its rusticity and sublime beauty the way you have done time after time.
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10/26/2005 12:41:12 AM
Thank you all for the comments. The lighter high key color was intentional. I liked the look. For the lighthouse, I think it spoke more about its history this way. Judging from the comments & score spread, many like it & many don't....just a matter of taste. As a whole, I photograph to appeal to a select market, so it wont appeal to all.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/25/2005 08:28:37 PM
I love this photo! the way the panes of glass highlight the light house is perfect. an absolutely wonderful job. I hope this photo places high!
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10/25/2005 06:15:26 PM
from the title, i gather that you were going for a washed-out feel for the photo. i'm not so sure that it works for me...primarily because of the greens in the window frame. i do like the graininess of the photo, however.
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10/25/2005 09:00:09 AM
Great photo, great tones and tons of character. Keep up the good work!
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10/25/2005 03:10:37 AM
The rustic finish to the window perfectly compliments the reflection subject. Has the green been brightened - is it perhaps a shade too bright? Maybe not. Great chalky quality, though. I like it.
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10/23/2005 11:06:45 AM
Very nice. I like the vivid color to the window frame. the distortion given by the glass and the disjointed effect on the immage makes this. Great selection well executed.
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10/23/2005 11:05:31 AM
It's "ok" , I don't like the blown out green, would have been better IMO to use a faster shutter or a slower aperture.
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10/22/2005 06:06:34 PM
this looks too bright and blown out.
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10/21/2005 09:09:58 PM
Wow! Nice find! This is extraordinary in every way. The broken reflection ... the enigmatic splash of yellow upper right corner ... the tonal qualities of the reflected buildings that evoke the mood of bygone seasons and lives that have passed this way in time.... even the washed out shade of green... it all adds up to a perfect photograph. I don't give many, but you get a 10! My top pickfor this challenge.
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10/20/2005 04:07:08 PM
Something about this window I like...even though overall it's a bit washed out, the texture of the salt-water weathered glass is great.
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10/19/2005 05:09:31 PM
my highest voes so far very thoughtful looks like a painting
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