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Moonlight...
Moonlight...
gipomontesanto


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: 30 Seconds or More (Basic Editing III*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Acitrezza, Catania (Italy)
Date: Jun 18, 2006
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 30 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jun 19, 2006

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Adobe Photoshop CS2:
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USM

Noise Ninja

I have deleted a dust point of the sensor. I hope is valid!
Disqualification Details
Spot editing is not permitted in 'Basic Editing.' Please review the challenge submission rules.

Statistics
Views since voting: 4733
Views during voting: 783
Comments: 83
Favorites: 14 (view)


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AuthorThread
07/13/2006 09:23:01 AM
thanks to all the photographers and the sensor-dust-cleaner... i hope this can be added to besic editing rules...
06/30/2006 08:48:57 AM
i wanted to add this to my favs cause in my mind this is still a ribbon picture-so beautiful!!
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06/30/2006 07:20:50 AM
I think it's way to hard to DQ someone because of some dust that has been deleted. Dust happens!
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06/30/2006 05:39:17 AM
I've used alien skin plug-in to remove dust from image... i think is valid...

Message edited by author 2006-06-30 05:39:37.
06/30/2006 02:43:41 AM
Outstanding image!! Sorry about your DQ.....there will be more ribbons in your near future, of that I am sure!!
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06/29/2006 06:36:49 PM
Congratulations on your Ribbon with this beautiful image! Fantastic work!
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06/29/2006 03:14:19 PM
Love the lighting, congrats on the well won ribbon.
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06/29/2006 09:52:16 AM
I hope i'll not disqualified. I've used an alien skin plug-in to remove dust from entire image.

Thanx for all visiting and comments!

Gipo ;-D
06/29/2006 05:19:28 AM
Wonderful shot! Congratulations on being in third place, it is a great shot although it will probably be disqualified because you cloned out the sensor spot. I have said it in a discussion before and I'll say it again here: It should be allowed to clean sensor spots in basic editing.
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06/29/2006 02:41:48 AM
Lovely picture. Very atmospheric. Well done.
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06/28/2006 06:46:22 PM
Stunning.
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06/28/2006 06:39:51 PM
Very cool indeed.
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06/28/2006 06:30:26 PM
Very cool! Congratulations.
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06/28/2006 06:24:28 PM
You ribboned! great shot...this was one of the standouts in this challenge
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06/28/2006 03:44:48 PM
Congrats with your first ribbon! Way to go!
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06/28/2006 02:06:55 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon! Great shot!
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06/28/2006 10:54:42 AM
excellent photo ... congratz
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06/28/2006 10:39:08 AM
Nice shot - congratulations on your 3rd place ribbon. Beautiful blues.
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06/28/2006 10:38:05 AM
Hey congratulations, I really like this one, it looks like you should name all your entries Moonlight... they score really high!! ;)
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06/28/2006 09:02:20 AM
Very nice shot. My favorite of the three ribbon winners. Unfortunately, you are not allowed to clone out sensor dust, though! Too bad. Still a great shot.
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06/28/2006 07:34:22 AM
I sure like this one. Very nice colors and balanced composition. Congratulations! I hope it sticks!
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06/28/2006 06:15:03 AM
Awww man - great image, congrats on the ribbon, too bad about the dust :(
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06/28/2006 05:16:20 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, too bad it will be disqualified if what you are saying about the dust spot is true :(

Well you´ll just have to get another one then :)
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06/28/2006 02:49:21 AM
Spero non mi bastonino per un commento in italiano :)
Complimenti!!!!
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06/28/2006 02:35:32 AM
You should have left the dust spot Gipo. Since there is no spot editing allowed under the basic editing rules the photo will probably be disqualified. It's a shame too because you made a wonderful image. In fact, I'm finding lots of really good stuff in your portfolio. No doubt you will have more ribbons very soon. Good luck!
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06/28/2006 02:07:15 AM
Too bad... I really liked this one. For future reference, stay away from any tools that touch the image when in basic editing.
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06/28/2006 01:44:47 AM
Hmmm... I'm afraid your cloning will be grounds for a DQ :(
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06/28/2006 01:44:10 AM
Wooooooooow! It's my first ribbon... I'm very happy! Thanx to all!
06/28/2006 12:59:42 AM
congratulations on the well deserved ribbon
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06/28/2006 12:51:48 AM
Well done on your first ribbon!
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06/28/2006 12:42:13 AM
Beautiful! Congrats on your first ribbon! :)
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06/28/2006 12:38:16 AM
I am so glad this won a ribbon. It blew me away the minute I saw it! Congratulations! This is BEAUTIFUL!!!

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06/28/2006 12:30:10 AM
Congrats on your first ever ribbon!
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06/28/2006 12:27:06 AM
Love the shapes in the background of those big rocks. Don't tell the others but this was my pick for the Blue. Congrats on your well deserved Yellow.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/27/2006 01:37:36 PM
I'd have loved to see the moon captured in the photo.
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06/27/2006 12:03:32 AM
Fantastic. Looks almost fake.

Very Nice.
Marty
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06/26/2006 09:20:55 PM
wow...amazing colour in the green...that looks like an eye just at the bottom of the light path...hope you do really well with this...
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06/26/2006 04:45:47 PM
Very.Cool.

Great color. It almost has and eerie, creepy feel to it.
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06/26/2006 12:43:00 PM
very surreal image, and i like the fact that i can see the rocks under the surface of the water towards the foreground. 8.
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06/25/2006 11:07:57 PM
Wow. One of the best of the challenge. Remarkable lighting on the foreground rocks. Good luck!
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06/25/2006 04:32:00 PM
Absolutely wonderful colors. There is a rock in the moon's reflection that almost looks like an eye. One of my top picks for this challenge.
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06/25/2006 12:14:01 PM
Almost perfect. My eye keeps jumping from the left to right backgraund rocks. Maybe a more vertical shot using only the left side of the background would have been better.
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06/25/2006 02:49:57 AM
Composition: 5 - Technical: 7 - Creativity: 6 - Appeal: 7 - Challenge: 6 - Overall Calculated Average Score: 6
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06/24/2006 04:54:43 PM
Very interesting image. The horizon is pretty much undetectable. I assume there were some lights behind you since all of the close features are lit. Nice choice for location. Giving it a bump up.
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06/24/2006 01:56:56 PM
Almost looks like it is from another planet! I really like this. Gave it a 9.
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06/24/2006 01:23:41 PM
This is simply beautiful.
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06/24/2006 10:26:51 AM
I love the blue hues in this and the clarity of the water, the focus seems a tad off, but overall very nice.
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06/24/2006 02:08:10 AM
Ok now my favorite pic love the scene and color and lighting on the water
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06/23/2006 07:13:56 PM
Lovely shot. It feels like a fantasy setting ... like something wonderful is about to happen. Superb reflections. Nice hint of moonlight from above. Neat that I can see the rocks below the water's surface. Well done.
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06/23/2006 07:09:50 PM
Fabulous shot. The sharp rocks against the calm water make for an incredible image. It's amazing how clear the water is as well. This shot is very cool. My only "criticism" is the greenish color cast that the rocks seem to have.
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06/23/2006 06:44:28 PM
Beautiful. Good work .
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06/23/2006 06:30:06 PM
this is awesome!! 10
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06/23/2006 05:39:13 PM
... moonscape! It would be cool to see the moon, but I have the feeling it is probably too bright? Nice shot.
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06/23/2006 11:35:12 AM
Photo makes me want to know more about the place..and go there. Great job.
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06/23/2006 11:02:50 AM
Looks like Mono Lake.
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06/23/2006 08:32:35 AM
the white balance on the foreground rocks appears to be different from the rest of the photo - was there a different light source? Nice photo, and I like the border on this
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06/23/2006 03:54:00 AM
i note it's your title, and therefore should be the principal subject, but i think your overall composition has suffered a bit from the reflection of the moon... i would really have been tempted to crop out the reflection and (flash lit?) rocks in the bottom third and have more emphasis on the rocks and the lovely lush blues in the background, both of which you have captured very well in a fairytaleesque kind of way. my favourite aspect is that there is no horizon - it's so nice... 6.
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06/23/2006 02:51:27 AM
WHOA!!!! Post card quality and then some!!
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06/22/2006 08:40:25 PM
Very awesome photograph.
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06/22/2006 08:31:56 PM
Beautiful shot!!!
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06/22/2006 07:57:32 PM
Has an eerie quality to it.
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06/22/2006 06:45:35 PM
Simply beautiful. Shame this was basic editing, I would've taken out the buoey (spelling?)
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06/22/2006 06:04:06 PM
oh my!
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06/22/2006 05:08:02 PM
Wow. This is brilliant.
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06/22/2006 01:22:34 PM
Meets Challenge:2
Aesthetics:2
Technical: 1
Wow: 0
Originality:1
Total Score: 6
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06/22/2006 11:51:27 AM
Wow.

Brilliant. The lighting is cool, the colors are pretty, the way to sky blends with the water is interesting. Very nice.
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06/22/2006 11:39:22 AM
An amazing capture of light. So calm. so peaceful.
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06/22/2006 07:09:08 AM
"Breathtaking" night image here.....
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06/22/2006 04:55:35 AM
deserves a high rate well done for a beautiful picture
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06/21/2006 11:52:01 PM
Excellent work... I love this :) 2... no, I mean 9 :)
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06/21/2006 09:17:09 PM
moonscape. Very good photo.
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06/21/2006 09:14:44 PM
For a microscopical burn on the water I rate this beautiful image only 9.
best regards
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06/21/2006 08:50:45 PM
Interesting scene
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06/21/2006 07:37:27 PM
The blues and greens are beautiful!
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06/21/2006 06:04:12 PM
WOW!
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06/21/2006 03:58:59 PM
Best I've seen so far. Fantastic composition and great lighting!
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06/21/2006 02:15:08 PM
I like the contrast of colors, but I would have liked to have seen the moon in the sky.
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06/21/2006 12:26:28 PM
Looks like this could be in a fairytale, beautiful shot. The reflection of the moon has really nice colors in it. Great job!
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06/21/2006 11:42:12 AM
Oh WOW! This is breathtaking!!! What a striking composition! Amazing too how you can see the rocks under that crystal clear water. Fantastic photo!
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06/21/2006 11:22:30 AM
It's a great shot. Has had me looking at it for ages.
The way the colours of the water and the sky blend into one another make it look like it's taken in a huge indoor tank - kinda like the one they used to film "Titanic" in - as if the water just drops off in front of a solid backdrop. It also has to do with the quality of the light - the moon seems more like a studio spot light.
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06/21/2006 07:08:58 AM
This is pretty cool, however, the bright stones at the bottom are a bit of an attention stealer, if this were an advanced editing challenge I would have darkened them to be in theme with the rocks in the backround but I still really like it as it is, don´t get me wrong. 7 from me.
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06/21/2006 07:01:24 AM
Nice exposure, but the composition leaves a little to be desired.
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06/21/2006 12:42:04 AM
Stunning....
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