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Challenge: Free Study XIII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Walled Lake, MI
Date: Sep 16, 2006
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 28, 2006

Sunset over Walled Lake, MI


Well, despite the border I still managed to get my second highest rated image and the highest percentage to date. I can only imagine how much better I would have scored if I did not violate the DPC laws of conformity.

I plan to post a re-do here with a nicer border.

Place: 94 out of 615
Avg (all users): 6.1969
Avg (commenters): 6.0250
Avg (participants): 6.0822
Avg (non-participants): 6.5532
Views since voting: 818
Views during voting: 299
Votes: 193
Comments: 42
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2006 06:25:04 PM
Yes it is! Great colourful sky!
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10/07/2006 10:14:12 AM
That interior border really spoils it for me. Sorry. 8)
10/06/2006 06:06:16 PM
I'm not a fan of the yellow border. It's an excellent picture otehrwise
10/06/2006 04:59:50 PM
Would have been a 10, but the border threw me off, since the scene travels outside that frame.
10/05/2006 10:03:08 PM
Gorgeous shot, magnificent colors, not overdone. I'm sure you're getting plenty of comments about the border so I won't add mine :)
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10/05/2006 05:58:54 PM
An amazing sunset here!
I really like the wide-aspect ratio crop on this.
I'm sure you have been getting comments regarding the border treatment knowing DPC and the general feeling about bold borders. This would have worked better, as it is, but in a less bold color, perhaps doinig it in white, then fading it back a bit, or in a neutral grey.
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10/05/2006 08:54:19 AM
Stunning colours, awesome sunset. Not too fond of your border though.
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10/05/2006 03:40:13 AM
wonderful colors here...such an great sky you had to work with...the border nearly ruins the entire shot though
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10/05/2006 02:09:38 AM
A great pity you added the yellow border as it distracts and detracts, especially through the building in the lower left corner. Would have got a 8/9 from me instead of a 5.
10/04/2006 10:42:02 PM
Get rid of the yellow line!! A great shot ruined by this border in my opinion.
10/04/2006 12:38:42 PM
Like the picture, but IMO the boarder detracts from this photo, beautiful without it. Wonderful colors.
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10/03/2006 09:55:20 PM
I'm generally not in the anti-border camp. In fact I've seen many that really enhance the photo. This isn't one of them for me. Maybe it's the color. Nice capture!
10/03/2006 09:29:50 PM
Would have been perfect without the frame in my opinion.
10/03/2006 06:18:02 PM
Beautiful sunset. Great colors and detail. The border takes away a bit from the shot but I didnt let it effect my vote. Nice work.
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10/03/2006 05:59:59 PM
Beautiful shot, but the frame doesn't work here for me. However, no deduction... it's truly nice.
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10/03/2006 04:50:34 PM
not a fan of the border, it distracts from a good image
10/03/2006 12:36:52 PM
i really think the border takes away from such a wonderful image.
10/03/2006 12:02:40 PM
Why the border?! :(
10/03/2006 07:20:26 AM
I'm voting for "better without the border". beautiful photo but I really don't like the border.
10/03/2006 01:31:47 AM
wow, the photo is beautiful

the yellow frame couldn't be more distracting.

in my time here (two years now) I've never had somebody comment that they wish I would have added a frame, but have had my frames discussed everytime I put one in - FWIW
10/02/2006 09:06:02 PM
wonderful!! 9
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10/02/2006 08:53:55 PM
love the color and detail in this landscape. I find the yellow inset border very distracting though. 7
10/02/2006 12:35:09 PM
Great sky, love the colours and plenty of other interest as well. 8
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10/02/2006 12:02:32 PM
This is a lovely capture, but to my eyes the aggressive yellow in-line utterly destroys it.
10/02/2006 03:16:25 AM
very good and the border fits just right
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10/01/2006 09:53:53 PM
Border really kills this... there is also something not quite right with the colors but not quite sure what.
10/01/2006 08:32:40 PM
Nice shot. This border doesn't work for me.
10/01/2006 05:58:51 PM
Very nice - I would have preferred it with a more normal border however
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10/01/2006 04:33:15 PM
the border ruins this image. I try to ignore it but it pops into view.
10/01/2006 02:41:07 PM
I don't think the border adds much to this beautiful shot but by the same token, it is minimal enough to not impact the beuty.
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10/01/2006 01:23:45 PM
Pretty shot but that border really pulls it down.
10/01/2006 12:58:45 PM
Amazing colours.
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10/01/2006 12:53:22 PM
I dislike the framing
10/01/2006 12:18:03 PM
I love the sunset, sky and texture of the water, however the first thing that I noticed in this picture was the border. In my opinion, it detracts from the overall mood and distracts the viewer from your serene skyscape
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10/01/2006 11:31:52 AM
I have to be honest, that border is a huge distraction for me.
10/01/2006 11:31:28 AM
...with all this beautiful color...my eye still keeps going to the yellow border/line, perhaps a simple black border around the edge may have been more effective or none at all?
10/01/2006 09:00:38 AM
i love taking photos of clouds! this is awesome!
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10/01/2006 08:38:58 AM
This would have scored high, but for that border. Lovely photograph made distracting!
10/01/2006 07:55:04 AM
Good seascape, like the cloud formations.
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10/01/2006 07:00:47 AM
frame is very distracting, takes away the calmness of the view
10/01/2006 03:13:17 AM
not a fan of the yellow border, it's very distracting and takes away from a nice photo.
10/01/2006 02:05:44 AM
Calander type image here, well done.....
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