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Stormy Seas at Dawn
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DrAchoo


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Challenge: Landscape II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Ecola State Park, Oregon
Date: Nov 8, 2005
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 4
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Nov 8, 2005

Got up on Tuesday at 4:45AM take the 2 hour drive to Cannon Beach before the sun came up. I took about 300 shots (lots of bracketing) and this is the best result for the small canvas size. I really went back and forth between this one and another different type of landscape of the beach. I had the other in originally and then changed last minute. Used a Neutral Density filter and a Polarizer for this shot.

As a neat aside. I planned this shot from 200 miles away using Google Earth. I found a similar shot on the net and figured out where it was taken from by lining up features (the rocks) on Google Earth. Ain't technology great?

Post processing is boring. Typical stuff.

POST: Wow! What a challenge. I'm honored to take third in this one. There were at least a dozen pics which deserved ribbon as much as mine.

Full props to my wife who convinced me to change to this entry from another I had already entered.

It's also pretty wild that I fulfilled all three of my goals on my profile with this shot: 1) a 7+ shot 2) get my average over 6.0 and 3) a second ribbon. Where do I go now?

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 403
Avg (all users): 7.2703
Avg (commenters): 8.4857
Avg (participants): 6.9924
Avg (non-participants): 7.4434
Views since voting: 20110
Views during voting: 525
Votes: 344
Comments: 78
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04/05/2007 07:54:29 AM
I love this! And, congrats on ribbon!
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01/26/2006 06:16:08 PM
AWESOME DOC!

See ya won a Blue ribbon Fair and Square! You Master you:)
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01/26/2006 05:35:24 PM
Doc, they should put this challenge back on the front page for a week, so as to let ya celebrate in deserved style ... congrats man!
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01/26/2006 05:11:55 PM
well, um... I guess you got that blue ribbon you were coveting, albeit in an unexpected way...

kind of anticlimactic, eh? :/
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11/22/2005 03:08:42 PM
Great picture. I'm curious, why in black and white gallery? It does have a somewhat monotone feel but still colorful too. Nice job.
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11/21/2005 11:43:35 PM
Congrats, Doc... Contrats. Gotta love Google Earth. In answer to your question... where do you go? Same way you’ve been headed... Up. Keep it Up, Doc.
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11/20/2005 11:34:12 PM
Excellent shot.
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11/20/2005 10:58:48 PM
Not to be the odd man out, the picture is awesome, but isnt this really a Seascape, not a landscape?
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11/18/2005 03:47:52 PM
I love this area of the Oregon coast and south to Newport. Wonderful shot and well deserved ribbon. Van
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11/17/2005 05:10:32 PM
Wow, I can almost feel the wind and the water splashing..excellent..congrats
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11/17/2005 05:54:25 AM
Congratulations, a well deserved ribbon.
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11/17/2005 02:21:17 AM
Jason, this is wonderful...I know the spot exactly!
Great job and congrats on the ribbon.

Cheese!
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11/17/2005 12:37:51 AM
Congrats DrAchoo!! An absolute beautiful shot...And as a fellow geek, I love the google earth technique!
No where to go but up!
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11/16/2005 06:26:35 PM
Marvellous shot. Great capture and a ribbon to the right man... to fulfill his goals! Congratulations.
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11/16/2005 01:43:46 PM
You rock! Congrats. Awesome entry.
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11/16/2005 12:10:03 PM
Congratulations, Jason, way to go (and congrats to your wife for her excellent eye).
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11/16/2005 10:05:14 AM
Wow - Love your explanation! COngrats on a terrific image and another well-deserved ribbon.
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11/16/2005 09:05:10 AM
Way to go! One of my 10s this time around -- excellent shot!
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11/16/2005 08:57:11 AM
WOO-HOOO!!!! Big Fat Way To Go there Doc!!! I've been following your work pretty closely, I'm very glad to see you ribbon on this one!!
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11/16/2005 08:49:36 AM
I love this picture, nice capture.
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11/16/2005 07:27:28 AM
Another ribbon already? I'm not surprised! Congratulations Jason on your ribbon and another great shot.
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11/16/2005 07:10:43 AM
Congrats on your ribbbon..!! Pretty shot!
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11/16/2005 06:07:16 AM
Congratulations. It is good to see someone who brings so much extra to this community, enjoy the fruits of his labor and talents.
--JR
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11/16/2005 03:54:19 AM
I recognize those very rocks! Beautiful capture of Indian Beach!
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11/16/2005 01:57:33 AM
Congrats on the ribbon this is very nice I liked it very much. Now go for another. Lol
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11/16/2005 01:38:46 AM
Way to go Doc! Killer nice shot, not the usual perspective.
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11/16/2005 01:27:33 AM
Congrats on this great image and achieving 3 of your goals in one hit. Well done.
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11/16/2005 01:04:11 AM
Should be one of the high point captures in your port. Simply breathtaking. Congratulations on your Yellow.
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11/16/2005 12:57:19 AM
Beautiful! Sometimes it's worth getting up early (well, at least for photograhy!). Congratulations!

I'm jealous of the beautiful scenery you have in Oregon!
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11/16/2005 12:49:13 AM
Congratulations on your Ribbon! This is Gorgeous!!
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11/16/2005 12:35:15 AM
Nice job, 4 seconds eh.. note to self... Great image awesome! I would change nothing!
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11/16/2005 12:32:49 AM
haha. Great shot. I have shot that exact spot numerous times with my freind zoomdak. We still have dibs on it when we return from college. great work!

mH
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11/16/2005 12:19:02 AM
Congrats Doc
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11/16/2005 12:17:46 AM
Way to go Doc. Yer crankin. Congrats!
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11/16/2005 12:17:09 AM
Congrats dude! I knew it ;)
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11/16/2005 12:15:58 AM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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11/16/2005 12:14:51 AM
Good Job Achoo.
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11/16/2005 12:13:46 AM
CONGRATS DOC!!!!!
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11/16/2005 12:13:46 AM
congratulations on a well-deserved ribbon, jason -- very impressive work!
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11/16/2005 12:13:23 AM
Your trophy case is growing. Congratulations on your second ribbon! And with regard to your planning of this shot - cripes, that's just nuts.
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11/16/2005 12:12:32 AM
Awesome shot Doc! congrats :-)
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11/16/2005 12:09:38 AM
Congrats!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/15/2005 04:59:50 PM
Beautiful
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11/15/2005 11:01:03 AM
Very nice. Good Luck.
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11/15/2005 10:31:08 AM
Something about this really caught my eye. Reminds me of a painting I have. Good job!
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11/15/2005 08:44:18 AM
Very nice. Good creative use of long exposure. Use of ND filter I presume? This one is very good.
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11/14/2005 11:29:44 PM
Oh I love this challenge - what a beautiful shot 9
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11/14/2005 12:18:35 PM
pretty
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11/14/2005 11:12:54 AM
I likethe comp and presentation very, very much.
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11/13/2005 08:39:09 PM
Wish the sky was a bit darker. Nice photo
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11/13/2005 04:33:46 AM
this photo is absolutly my favorite! hope you win a ribbon :)
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11/13/2005 12:52:26 AM
Exceptional seascape. Your highlighting works very well and the slower shutterspeed (or noise reduction) used for soft focus on the ocean surface is nice.
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11/12/2005 02:13:49 PM
Great DOF and beauiful colors... spectacular landscape
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11/12/2005 01:45:01 PM
One of my favorates, Like how "foggy" the sea/water is.
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11/11/2005 09:32:09 PM
wow! post card or national geographic quality image - I want to be able to take images like this - nice work :)
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11/11/2005 07:33:20 PM
Sweet flow, contrast and colors!
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11/11/2005 06:32:54 PM
very nice..!!
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11/11/2005 05:02:56 PM
Powerful image showing mother nature at her best :) I love the mist and the textures this image has shown me :) Very lovely. 9
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11/11/2005 09:19:43 AM
Great lighting, exposure and composition. This is a contender in my opinion.
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11/11/2005 04:11:28 AM
Great example of employing long exposure...9
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11/11/2005 12:45:53 AM
awesome, beautiful composition and the haze is great
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11/11/2005 12:11:32 AM
Stunning.
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11/10/2005 10:52:40 PM
Very nice - great exposure! I like how you were able to capture 'some' color and not overexpose the shot. Nice job.
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11/10/2005 09:32:01 PM
7 - Nice shot and effects. Criticism; the frame may be a touch too 'heavy' for this scene, in my opinion, not sure. Like the contrasting 'scapes.
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11/10/2005 08:18:33 PM
FRIEKING gorgeous!! lovin it! 9
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11/10/2005 04:50:31 PM
I like the photo, but the border is really distracting. It might be ok if it were just the black, but the white part really draws your eye away from the photos, perticularly because it stands out on the bottem and fades into the image at the top...makes it seem out of place on the bottom and right.
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11/10/2005 04:19:41 PM
One of my favs. 9
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11/10/2005 01:24:56 PM
Gorgeous. Adding to my favorites. I love how the slow shutter speed makes the water look like it has mist hanging over it. The contrast between the rough dark rocks and the smooth white water is stunning. Would love to know where this was taken. The only thing that could maybe improve the shot for me would be some burning (not allowed for this challenge) to the sky and hill at the backs.
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11/10/2005 07:56:26 AM
A bit over saturated in the red's but otherwise perfect! Great composition and mood. 10
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11/10/2005 02:36:12 AM
I just say - Magnificent!
Nice and soft in the background (perhaps a little bit to light) contrasting with the dark ruff in the foreground. Movement in the sea to the left contrasting with the static elements in the right. Very interesting.
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11/10/2005 01:21:35 AM
Awesome image!! My choice for first so far...
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11/09/2005 05:31:01 PM
Beautiful shot. Contrasts are superb
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11/09/2005 12:03:45 PM
amazing landscape. Love this. Nice foreground interest and drama in the sea (9)
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11/09/2005 11:16:10 AM
One of my top three this week.

Just a great capture. I envy you to live in a place where you can have this type of landscape to explore with your photography.
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11/09/2005 10:52:20 AM
Beautiful, I love the water and mist.
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11/09/2005 08:42:15 AM
You've captured the feeling of the ocean, very nice.
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11/09/2005 12:26:30 AM
Beautiful shot. I like the contrast of the rocky coast and the water. But isn't this seascape and not landscape? Hmmmmmm
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11/09/2005 12:18:58 AM
really really beautiful.. adding to my favorites and giving it a 10... superb!
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