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Tethered at First Light
3rd PlaceTethered at First Light
bryanbrazil


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Stationary (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Lake Tahoe, CA
Date: Jul 1, 2006
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.3s
Galleries: Nature, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jul 1, 2006

Rotate slightly
Crop slightly
Shadow/Highlights (major bump in highlights)
Levels (minor adjustment)
Curves (minor adjustment)
Selective Color (increased black level on black and red color channels to deepen reds and enhance vignetting look)
Hue/Saturation (mostly on blue and magenta channels)
Resize
Smart Sharpen
Save for Web

...and I used two Cokin graduated neutral density filters, stacked and hand-held in front of the lens. This helped create the deep colors and vignetting effect.

The post-processing on most of my challenge entries would fall under basic editing. I rarely remove anything except sensor dust. I used contrast masking on the shots in my portfolio from this series, but for this challenge entry I just aggressively used the Highlights tool in Photoshop CS 2.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 284
Avg (all users): 6.9500
Avg (commenters): 8.0909
Avg (participants): 6.9200
Avg (non-participants): 6.9636
Views since voting: 7278
Views during voting: 356
Votes: 240
Comments: 49
Favorites: 20 (view)


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09/13/2006 08:57:17 AM
lovely well composed and colorful landscape
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08/17/2006 07:24:26 PM
Love the colour of the sky and detail in the water.

Message edited by author 2006-08-17 19:24:56.
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07/17/2006 10:34:28 PM
Hey Bryan: your work is amazing. Your port rocks. This image is certainly captivating. Congratulations on your Yellow.
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07/14/2006 10:51:36 PM
Awesome. Going back looking at it again I should have ranked it higher.
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07/14/2006 02:55:57 PM
this is something. good work! good work!!
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07/13/2006 07:32:25 PM
Hey Simon, if possible, you should post a photo of the business card here. I'd like to see how they turned out! Thanks for supporting my photography "habit".

Originally posted by grandmarginal:

Really nice pic! I just downloaded it from shutterstock today and made business cards with it for the sales people at the boat store where I work! I did'nt even know it was from a dpc member!!
07/13/2006 06:26:35 PM
Really nice pic! I just downloaded it from shutterstock today and made business cards with it for the sales people at the boat store where I work! I did'nt even know it was from a dpc member!!
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07/13/2006 05:00:21 PM
This is just wonderful. Every time I go to DPC home page, this one gets my eye. Really nice capture. Colors are so wonderful and very soothing. Adding as a favourite so I can see when it's gone from the home page.
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07/12/2006 07:14:34 PM
Congratulations! Wonderful shot!
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07/12/2006 04:44:16 PM
such a beautiful sight you captured! Congrats!
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07/12/2006 02:10:20 PM
LOVE this picture! Much congrats on your placement!
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07/12/2006 01:18:45 PM
Congrats on your ribbon, great shot!
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07/12/2006 01:17:28 PM
Gorgeous
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07/12/2006 11:30:47 AM
Wow, two top tens in a week...very nice! Looks like you had a scenic vacation. Congrats! :)
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07/12/2006 07:48:44 AM
what a wonderful shot and an excellent sky...the colour is superb, a well deserved ribbon Bryan
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07/12/2006 05:24:55 AM
Gotta agree with the extreme colors, they are just a bit over the top for my taste but the rest of the shot is breattaking, nice work and congrats!
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07/12/2006 04:49:20 AM
congrats
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07/12/2006 02:29:02 AM
Nice sunset, Bryan! Congrats on your ribbon!

Correction: sunrise... Should've read the title... LOL

Message edited by author 2006-07-12 02:30:33.
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07/12/2006 02:04:44 AM
Excellent job, Congratulations!
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07/12/2006 12:35:27 AM
The submitted version was edited on my laptop -- that's why the colors are so extreme. Here's another version...
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Here are a couple more taken from the same dock as the one above...
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All these shots were taken on the west side of Lake Tahoe near Homewood. I got there at 5:30 AM, just before sunrise. Pretty much all of the photos from this series were taken while holding two graduated neutral density filters in front of the lens.

Oh yeah, they were all taken with the EF-S 10-22mm lens.

Message edited by author 2006-07-12 00:36:49.
07/12/2006 12:23:56 AM
Sweet! Congrats Bryan :)
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07/12/2006 12:19:16 AM
Great work! GJ on yellow!
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07/12/2006 12:16:09 AM
Congrats on your Yellow ribbon.
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07/12/2006 12:13:08 AM
Splendid.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/11/2006 10:00:55 PM
Niceee picture! My favorite so far
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07/11/2006 06:10:13 PM
awesome colors. nice cap! :o)
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07/11/2006 08:31:23 AM
nice moment in time - very still
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07/10/2006 11:35:22 PM
inspiring...
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07/10/2006 05:49:19 PM
Love the vibrant colors
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07/10/2006 03:41:59 PM
Beautiful sunrise. I wish the boats were somehow positioned differently to strengthen their value in your image. Very beautiful nonetheless.
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07/09/2006 06:22:24 PM
Somewhat unnatural colour cast, but effective and striking none-the-less.
Some weird looking (USM?) halos around the boats on the right...
The post processing is what is faulting this image, as the abstract and technical issues leading up to that point all look fine to me.
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07/09/2006 06:45:12 AM
Gorgeous. Reflection and rays of the sun pull everything together for me here.
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07/08/2006 10:27:44 PM
wow! what beautiful colors.
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07/08/2006 02:11:03 PM
Ahh yes. Very beautiful. Should do well in the challenge.
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07/07/2006 02:52:36 PM
Amazing colors. Definately gets the challenge across.
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07/06/2006 10:44:08 PM
Breathtaking. I love the colors. Well done.
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07/06/2006 10:27:45 PM
Very nice, the radial shadows cast across the sky look really cool. Great job!
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07/06/2006 09:37:09 PM
Beautiful scene, nice that you caught the rays, great colour.
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07/06/2006 09:17:49 PM
Wow. Marvelous sky. I love how there is definition in the rays of the sun.
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07/06/2006 07:48:44 PM
nice capture, the sky looks great.
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07/06/2006 07:16:03 PM
Lovely sunset.
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07/06/2006 01:33:09 AM
Great Colours.
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07/05/2006 10:13:26 PM
DANG!! Beautiful!!!
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07/05/2006 07:24:52 PM
one of the better sunset pics....great job.
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07/05/2006 05:12:24 PM
ooo pretty.
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07/05/2006 10:37:16 AM
What amazing color! This is fantastic! 10
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07/05/2006 09:52:23 AM
wow...spectacular...hope this does really well 9
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07/05/2006 01:22:36 AM
Absolutely top votes for tis magical early morning image..... Just beautiful,
"WOW" factor for sure, and gets a "10" from me.....
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07/05/2006 01:11:54 AM
great colors and framing
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