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Challenge: Wind II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-105mm f/2.8 LD Aspherical IF for Nikon
Location: Holland, MI
Date: Oct 28, 2006
Aperture: f16
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Nature, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Oct 28, 2006

Shot at Holland State Park in Holland, MI during a 'High Wind Advisory' on 10/28/06

-rotate
-crop
-curves & levels to increase contrast
-dodging & burning on rocks and structure
-cloned out a few distracting birds & sensor dust
-used 'selective color' to redden the yellows and darken blacks
-border

Post challenge:
Hey! A ribbon! I hope I didn't peak too early... :)
Thanks everyone for the votes and the nice comments, I appreciate them all!
I look forward to improving my photography skills and participating in future challenges!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 159
Avg (all users): 7.5796
Avg (commenters): 8.3636
Avg (participants): 7.4235
Avg (non-participants): 7.6625
Views since voting: 17547
Views during voting: 531
Votes: 245
Comments: 100
Favorites: 41 (view)


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07/26/2007 06:32:50 PM
Super!
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11/18/2006 09:38:09 PM
Absolutely Stunning.
Looks like a painting that Thomas Kinkade would do.

Message edited by author 2006-11-18 21:38:55.
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11/12/2006 11:16:44 PM
Haha, damn dude, nice shot, welcome to DPChallenge!!
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11/12/2006 06:34:30 PM
I really love his pictures...
Seams so irealiste...
reminds of times I have been there and thought it was not possible... the lighting the colors...
great capture..
I wonder how long you waited to capure it... great work
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11/12/2006 05:10:24 AM
i really love the photographer when he captures a scene and makes me dream of being there.

thanks.
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11/11/2006 04:25:56 PM
nice shot, fascinating.:)
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11/09/2006 06:39:25 PM
beautifully captured image.
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11/09/2006 02:20:44 PM
Very dramatic photograph, congrats on winning the blue ribbon!
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11/08/2006 09:49:52 AM
Congrats on the blue! Great picture!
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11/08/2006 06:09:46 AM
fantastic catch, great photo ...
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11/08/2006 04:58:34 AM
Love the ocean and the colors.. Great photo, congrats on your ribbon.
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11/07/2006 03:40:19 PM
uh, I don't think you're Dutch..?

anyway, congrats!

Message edited by author 2006-11-07 15:42:47.
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11/07/2006 11:47:45 AM
What a beautiful scene and perfectly timed.
Congrats on your ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib1.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib1.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Justin!
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11/07/2006 11:30:44 AM
Amazing!!!!!
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11/07/2006 08:42:43 AM
Congrat's...a great photo, well done!
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11/06/2006 11:40:11 PM
Amazing!
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11/06/2006 08:50:20 PM
Excellent shot! We really enjoy the Michigan shoreline....
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11/06/2006 06:16:33 PM
Congratulations on your Blue!! Beautiful image!!
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11/06/2006 04:33:59 PM
B E A U tiful ... photography very well done.
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11/06/2006 04:29:42 PM
SPECTACULAR.
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11/06/2006 03:22:46 PM
Many congrats on your first (well deserved ) ribbon! And BLUE, nonetheless!! You give us all something to shoot for! (no pun intended)
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11/06/2006 11:59:35 AM
Yeah congrats very nice
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11/06/2006 11:32:06 AM
Congratulations, this was one of my top picks new it would do well.
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11/06/2006 10:59:46 AM
Congrats!
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11/06/2006 10:39:49 AM
Nice one, Justin. Very elegant.
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11/06/2006 10:31:22 AM
Beautiful light. Love how it is raking through the spray.
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11/06/2006 10:26:43 AM
Ohmy!! What FABULOUS photography!! If you keep entering photos like this -- you don't have to worry about peaking to early! WOW!

Congratulations on your first ribbon -- a blue -- in only your 2nd challenge! That totally rocks :)

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11/06/2006 10:00:27 AM
Dude !
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11/06/2006 09:07:51 AM
WOW! congratulations on such a gorgeous shot and a great score for a "noob"! I knew you were worth watching when I saw your bokeh entry- still a favorite.

Sweet. :oD
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11/06/2006 05:49:02 AM
awesome...a striking image...congrats
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11/06/2006 03:07:11 AM
Congrats. I love this photo.
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11/06/2006 02:48:59 AM
Congrats, Justin to a very well deserved blue ribbon, outstanding shot. I knew, only this could be yours from the first post in the scores-forum ;-)
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11/06/2006 01:19:44 AM
Very beautiful image...well done.
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11/06/2006 01:11:32 AM
Originally posted by RulerZigzag:

Oh wow, great color . Try it with a faster shutter. Congratulations, this is great.


Funny how we all like different things. I like the look he achieved with this shutter speed and processing but the color is a bit too out there. A super image nonetheless. Congrats!
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11/06/2006 01:07:28 AM
Oh wow, great color . Try it with a faster shutter. Congratulations, this is great.
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11/06/2006 01:06:50 AM
Happy to this image emerge on the top. There is so much going on here and what a great capture. Congratulations on your Blue.
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11/06/2006 12:57:46 AM
Fab job. Congratulations. I'm a Livonia gal, myself. Go Michigan!
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11/06/2006 12:46:24 AM
Congratulations! Epic shot dude, sharp shooting
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11/06/2006 12:35:30 AM
Many congratulations! This is a beautiful image, well done.
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11/06/2006 12:27:17 AM
Lovely image, well executed. Congratulations.
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11/06/2006 12:25:20 AM
Congratulations on a great image and an even more impressive debut. Good luck in your future challenges!
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11/06/2006 12:18:05 AM
Congrats!!!! One of my favs.....this was fun :)
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11/06/2006 12:15:23 AM
congrats!!
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11/06/2006 12:11:37 AM
Congrats! well done
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11/06/2006 12:11:21 AM
Well deserved, congratulations!
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11/06/2006 12:10:10 AM
Nice slide! Congrats on the blue!
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11/06/2006 12:08:00 AM
Lovely image. Congratulations! Nice to see a fellow West Michigander do well.
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11/06/2006 12:07:26 AM
Congrats on an awesome picture and first ribbon! I drove through Holland on both 10-27 and 10-29. Great to see that somebody captured it!
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11/06/2006 12:07:00 AM
This is just amazing. Well done on the win you deserve it
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11/06/2006 12:05:13 AM
congrats on blue ribbon
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11/06/2006 12:05:12 AM
Let me be the first to congratulate you!! this is wonderful! Love the detail and light. You really captured the fury of wind!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/05/2006 11:52:17 PM
very nice, looks like an amazing post card. You should make this into a print, I'm sure people will want this.
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11/05/2006 08:36:51 PM
Hyper state of activity with crashing waves. Bump.
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11/05/2006 02:14:56 PM
I like the wave and the sunset great capture
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11/05/2006 01:47:29 PM
great light...love the birds
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11/05/2006 10:54:52 AM
like the blend of elements (lighthouse, birds, water, pier) for a framed filled with interesting movement -- one of my favorites this challenge
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11/04/2006 10:43:26 PM
Return for comment. Great tones, and a clean, painterly capture. Great work. Bumping to the top.
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11/04/2006 02:41:46 PM
great capture.
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11/04/2006 04:44:32 AM
Beautiful shot, capturing the crashing waves, golden sunset, and birds on wing. Hope it does well.
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11/04/2006 04:42:31 AM
Dramatic shot, well captured. Bet this looks awesome at full size.
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11/03/2006 08:16:11 PM
back for comments. Nice light, well composed
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11/03/2006 07:03:57 PM
Just simply beautiful, amazing colours, lighting, well ok its just amazing!
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11/03/2006 05:45:03 PM
wow, terrific capture with the sunset.
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11/03/2006 02:35:24 PM
wow! amazing ... very well done ... the only thing that seems a little strange is how well lit the light house is, might have worked better as a silhouette ... 9
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11/03/2006 09:18:00 AM
You probably don't need anymore comments on this, as it is so excellent! How could this not take the blue? 10
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11/03/2006 08:58:25 AM
Love the scene and color. Great composition.
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11/03/2006 02:24:52 AM
Now there's a jigsaw puzzle waiting for me to buy. I like to glue them together and hang 'em on the wall. Nice job!
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11/02/2006 10:52:32 PM
Just like a painting love it ...hope you place tops 9
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11/02/2006 10:37:56 PM
excellent capture. great post processing as well. looks natural.
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11/02/2006 07:23:52 PM
Wowzers....looks like an elegant painting....Bravo! (9)
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11/02/2006 04:54:33 PM
Maybe not a tempest - it actually looks quite lovely and serene. It is, however, a very nice shot - well composed and the colors, clarity, and depth are wonderful, particularly when limited to this size presentation.
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11/02/2006 11:40:18 AM
Excelent colors and a great capture of the wave breaking.
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11/02/2006 08:21:47 AM
Nice and impresive...lovely golden sparks in the water.
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11/01/2006 10:09:32 PM
Simply awesome!
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11/01/2006 08:31:01 PM
very well done !! beautiful picture. (8)
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11/01/2006 05:53:32 PM
Great lighting. It looks like a painting!
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10/31/2006 11:36:47 PM
Wow, powerful! I like the lighting and the birds.
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10/31/2006 10:13:19 PM
Great shot. I love the sunset. (Sunrise?)
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10/31/2006 09:47:33 PM
wow ........ =8
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10/31/2006 07:34:42 PM
ok, this is my third prediction for a ribbon. let's see if I'm right.
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10/31/2006 07:10:12 PM
A wonderful all around shot, looks really great. Doesn't particullary speak wind to me, the sky looks like storm has already passed but the surf is rough though.
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10/31/2006 01:20:29 PM
Absolutely amazing. I love the touch of gold throughout the water. The birds kind of threw me off, but overall, stunning!
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10/31/2006 10:36:14 AM
Beautiful colours and the silhouetted gulls really make this stand out. 9.
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10/31/2006 09:29:30 AM
deserves the win, hands down
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10/31/2006 08:42:14 AM
Beautiful! Looks like an oil painting.
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10/31/2006 05:27:28 AM
Ribbon for sure! Wonderful work.
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10/30/2006 09:14:58 PM
lots of energy in this photo.. nice! 9
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10/30/2006 08:31:44 PM
Great reflections on the water.
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10/30/2006 06:06:16 PM
Beautiful colours, beautiful display of the wind's power, one of my favourites.
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10/30/2006 11:58:47 AM
Beautiful colors and movement. We really get a sense of wind. Excellent compsosition.
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10/30/2006 11:07:09 AM
Excellent photo - I love your positioning so that the sun is just of screen.
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10/30/2006 10:15:54 AM
The composition is strong, the colors are great and this shot is beautifully photographed. What really made me give it a 10 is the feeling I get when I look at it.. I think of the times I was out when it was blowing a gale and the waves were crashing and the excitement and aliveness I feel - that's what great photos should do.. make us feel/think - thank you
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10/30/2006 09:33:24 AM
very good image. perhaps the horizon on the middle isn't the max expression of the classic composition but the image is effective.
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10/30/2006 09:31:35 AM
Very Interesting, great shot.
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10/30/2006 07:33:24 AM
excellent capture. period.
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10/30/2006 06:45:45 AM
Out of all the images in this challenge, even though I can't see the wind, no one can see the wind, it is there, by the huge swell of the waves, so this image gets a high score from me.....
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10/30/2006 01:57:46 AM
lovely...really great colours and composition...good luck
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10/30/2006 01:45:49 AM
Excellent!! Best in the challenge! (10)
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10/30/2006 12:42:33 AM
Fabulous shot and composition. The gold appears slightly oversaturated but at little expense to the shot. Great work and good luck! 7
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10/30/2006 12:26:05 AM
Wow this is beautiful. I know that it's always windy at the beach, but I'm sensing more the power of the waves than the wind here. Nonetheless, a stunning seascape. The colors, lines and composition are perfect.
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