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Arctic sunset
Arctic sunset
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Challenge: Free Study XII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Location: Iceland, Reykjavik
Date: Aug 1, 2006
Aperture: f 9.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250 sec
Date Uploaded: Aug 8, 2006

dodge / burn / sharpen and color balance I believe!

Statistics
Place: 22 out of 684
Avg (all users): 6.6478
Avg (commenters): 7.9286
Avg (participants): 6.6425
Avg (non-participants): 6.6667
Views since voting: 1743
Views during voting: 336
Votes: 247
Comments: 31
Favorites: 0


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09/08/2006 05:23:12 PM
Congrats on your high finish, excellent shot!
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09/08/2006 12:21:11 AM
Sigh. I hate to see this one so underrated! It is spectacular, and should be on the front page!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2006 11:32:33 PM
Great sky and lighting in it. I like the sailboat silhouette but it almost diappears in all that sky. Very nice!
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09/07/2006 08:51:21 PM
Love this shot. Your rule of thirds composition is excellent.
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09/07/2006 07:30:50 PM
Beautiful shot. Almost looks like a tobacco filter was used. Nice.
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09/07/2006 02:33:28 PM
splendid!
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09/06/2006 10:42:14 PM
Amazing sky! Super composition with the boat in a strong position. Nice, emotional mood, too.
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09/06/2006 07:10:06 PM
Enchanting image. The sky is beautiful. 10.
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09/06/2006 02:09:34 PM
Fantastic sunset and brilliant composition. Just love those colours.
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09/06/2006 08:02:44 AM
Very large and peaceful yet a little foreboding .... is that my subconscious ? :)
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09/05/2006 03:32:09 PM
Stunning sky.
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09/05/2006 01:31:15 AM
Wow! Great tones and detail. 10
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09/04/2006 07:08:47 PM
Wow, awesome color tones. Nice minimalistic approach. Maybe straighten horizon a touch.
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09/04/2006 02:15:53 PM
Wonderful shot, I like the way you composed the shot.
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09/04/2006 01:27:00 PM
very nice
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09/03/2006 03:12:49 PM
Absolutely fantastic. Great exposure, color, and the clouds are excellent. Well done
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09/03/2006 08:23:49 AM
One of the best sunset shots I've seen in this challenge. Good luck.
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09/03/2006 08:10:00 AM
the sky looks amazing...like ink on a glass...great that you had the boat there
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09/02/2006 06:33:13 PM
Nice sky!
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09/02/2006 08:12:35 AM
amazing ,,, 9
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09/01/2006 10:26:46 PM
really nice,great colors
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09/01/2006 08:12:34 PM
Beautiful sky. Can't ask for much more than that. Maybe crop horz. halfway up from the bottom to the boat. That's about the only thing I would try. It's very nice as is. Congrats.
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09/01/2006 04:33:15 PM
lovely colors. very peaceful.
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09/01/2006 04:12:27 PM
Beautiful sunset..nice job (8)
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09/01/2006 02:08:19 PM
Yikes! I think people who live in places that allow photo opportunities like this should go into the voting with a handicap :) JUST KIDDING! This is just about as awesome a photo as you could possibly get and I absolutely love it. It's the 2nd 10 I'm giving out so far, and I'm sure I'll see this one on the front page when voting is done! Congratulations on the perfect photo!
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09/01/2006 02:06:39 PM
That is an amazing sky - the tones are gorgeous!
Is this really in the Artic?
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09/01/2006 01:19:49 PM
Simply beautiful, one of my favourites. The colour and clarity are amazing. The sailboat is a wonderful addition and is placed perfectly in the frame.
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09/01/2006 12:32:47 PM
sunsets are getting trite around here but i like this one.
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09/01/2006 12:03:52 PM
Composition: 10 - Spot on :)
Technical: 6 - The sky is great, but the colour of the water doesn't quite work for me, especially the blue parts nearer the horizon. The darks parts should be darker in my opinion, using levels, as they're not quite black at the moment.
Creativity: 6 - I've seen lots of similar shots before but the unique cloud patterns and colours make it stand out above the rest :)
Appeal: 7 - Very nice photo to look at, with just a couple of minor flaws.

Overall Calculated Average Score: 6
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09/01/2006 12:01:35 PM
magnificent! 10!
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09/01/2006 10:45:01 AM
Simple, clean and elegent presentation of this sunset. The sailboat is a wonderful touch to the composition. The colors and hues and wonderful. Only two critques on this photo. There seems to be too much of a yellow tone to the hue of the water such that the majority of the water is a aqua-gold color rather than the normally accepted color we think of what water should be. Most of that is due to the stunning colors of the sunset reflecting on the water but I wonder if hue of the water is is due to playing with the color levels to bring out the sky. It worked beautifully for the sky but it just doesn't look right for the water. If levels were not adjusted then mayhap playing with aperature and shutter speed would get a different color result where the water is a deeper hue. Second critique is that having the sun evident in the shot would move it out of the good category and into the excellent category. That may not have been possible, for mother nature does not always grace us with what we want for our shots but I wonder if the sun was visible before or after this shot that it could have been incorporated for it.
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