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Schermer  Summernight Landscape (182s, f/8)
Schermer Summernight Landscape (182s, f/8)
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: 30 Seconds or More (Basic Editing III*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: Schermerhorn, NL
Date: Jun 19, 2006
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 182.2 seconds
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jun 19, 2006

Some of you might recognize the windmill and the location from a wintery landscape that is in my portfolio. It was difficult to get something decent, the light is a big problem and I had to guess the exposure and than count the seconds. I needed 180s at f/8 after experimenting with 90s at f/11 so my counting is fine. :)
To the left there is a busy road with road lights and traffic lights and I also had to hide the light in front of the windmill behind the fence. :)

The outcome was surprisingly bright (app 23.10 was the time of this exposure), it didn't get really dark before 1.00 in the morning. Had to work so no really dark starry night pic.

The colors might seem very saturated. But I didn't touch them with any Velvia or saturation tool. The problem was that the blue channel exposure had clipped, so the photo was way to blue/purple. I had to compensate with negative compensation on the blue channel curve, which in turn resulted in very warm green. I personally like a bit of saturation so I left it that way.
No need for noise reduction whatsoever, the outcome was very clean and sharp. I was surprised even by the sharpness, because the 12-14 had not overwhelmed me so far. Thanks to Manfrotto and Philips (remote) for doing a fine job on a windy night as well.

I bet it will do pretty poor in the challenge and Peter will kick my ass when he has been to Kinderdijk again...

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 170
Avg (all users): 6.7669
Avg (commenters): 8.1667
Avg (participants): 6.6506
Avg (non-participants): 6.7975
Views since voting: 3052
Views during voting: 687
Votes: 399
Comments: 31
Favorites: 4 (view)


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07/02/2006 10:34:42 PM
Awesome picture! Congratulations on your top 10!
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06/29/2006 06:42:32 PM
Congratulations on a top ten with this spectacular image! Outstanding!
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06/28/2006 05:12:26 PM
Congratulations on your 9th place! Beautiful shot!
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06/28/2006 04:32:48 AM
Gefeliciflapstaart, nu baal ik natuurlijk dat ik niet naar kinderdijk ben geweest ;)
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06/28/2006 01:40:22 AM
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

...I predict a top 10 finish! :D

You did not disappoint me. :) Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/27/2006 09:20:33 AM
Outstanding.
Not a word i use alot, :P
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06/27/2006 12:30:12 AM
I really like this shot. IMHO woul have been even better ifte blades were moving.

Marty
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06/26/2006 09:13:41 PM
wow...this should do really well...that little crimson patch in the sky makes a wonderful contribution to the shot...well done
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06/26/2006 08:09:20 AM
lovely color saturation. may be a tad too much for most voters though. hope you do well.
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06/25/2006 07:55:44 PM
wow, great color. It was a calm day eh? I'm surprised that the windmill didn't rotate. 9
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06/25/2006 06:25:15 PM
I like the vivid colours
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06/25/2006 04:46:40 PM
This is well done. It seems a bit brighter than I would have expected and/or preferred.
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06/25/2006 12:36:28 PM
Beautiful.
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06/25/2006 02:43:41 AM
Composition: 8 - Technical: 9 - Creativity: 8 - Appeal: 10 - Challenge: 9 - Overall Calculated Average Score: 9

I predict a top 10 finish! :D
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06/23/2006 06:53:28 PM
Fresh colors, nice one..
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06/23/2006 06:39:18 PM
great shot!
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06/23/2006 06:26:37 PM
very nice!!! 10
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06/23/2006 12:08:34 PM
Meets Challenge:2
Aesthetics:2
Technical: 2
Wow: 1
Originality:1
Total Score: 8
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06/23/2006 10:35:41 AM
Incredible detail and quality. Gorgeous image. Great composition, color and technical quality.
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06/23/2006 09:21:55 AM
Great, just great, you of all people know what I think of windmills ;)
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06/23/2006 02:37:44 AM
Awesome colors......great pic!
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06/22/2006 11:34:14 PM
I really like the color, there's a lot to like about this picture.
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06/22/2006 09:35:54 PM
gorgeous...
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06/22/2006 09:14:35 PM
Back to bump. This is a thing of beauty - very nice job. Lovely composition and such attractive colors.
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06/22/2006 07:59:12 PM
Very pleasing colors and composition.
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06/21/2006 11:41:53 PM
I like the colors and the composition.
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06/21/2006 11:01:35 PM
Has a surrealistic appeal
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06/21/2006 07:37:56 PM
Beautiful scene!
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06/21/2006 11:35:27 AM
gonna be intersting to see how the voters deal with this :-) It's quite lovely either way.
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06/21/2006 10:56:22 AM
Wow! This is stunning. I love the hint of sunset and the effect of the long shutter speed on that sky -- how it all blends together in that beautiful dreamy way! Beautiful photo!
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06/21/2006 01:28:21 AM
Nice one.....
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