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 This image was disqualified from the Reflections Without Mirrors III challenge.
The Way to Fremont Island
The Way to Fremont Island
dsidwell


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Reflections Without Mirrors III (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony DSC-F828
Location: Promontory Point, Utah USA
Date: Nov 7, 2006
Aperture: f 8.0
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Rural, Water
Date Uploaded: Nov 7, 2006

What the DQ really gets at is that I used the DISTORT tool to crop rather than actually cropping. I selected the entire image, and basically pulled the right corner down and to the right. It did distort the pilings and reflections a little, but it's quite subtle. I just wanted to get the pilings centered and eliminate some objects at the edge of the frame on the right. Many folks upon inspecting this and the original couldn't tell what I had done at all. Well, live and learn!


These are pilings at Promontory Point, 30 miles south of the famous Promontory Point where the transcontinental railroad was completed with the golden spike. It's a really amazing place that I like to go to a lot!

I liked the sunset lights on this one.
Disqualification Details
The use of any type of selection tool is prohibited except to select a non-feathered, non-anti-aliased rectangular area for cropping.

Statistics
Views since voting: 5074
Views during voting: 386
Comments: 63
Favorites: 17 (view)


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09/10/2013 12:08:18 AM
Fabulous image, David! I've been away from dpc for a while, and THIS is extraordinary!
11/17/2006 01:41:35 PM
David to bad about the DQ, I had one DQed for similar reasons. It's still a very nice picture and you should be proud.

Get'em next time!
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11/17/2006 07:39:42 AM
David, I'm one that reeeeally feels your disappointment. The same thing happened to me on a photo that made people wonder why it got DQ'd!

This is such a gorgeous photo! I'll always see it with a blue ribbon under it!

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11/17/2006 03:37:16 AM
I've seen the original... I still don't get the reason of DQ..... :O
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11/16/2006 05:40:27 PM
a stunning image, too bad about the dq. you're handling it very well!
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11/16/2006 04:13:22 PM
Please post the original so we can get an idea of what the DQ actually means.
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11/16/2006 03:59:58 PM
I dont get it, the image doesnt look distorted or stretched
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11/16/2006 03:07:26 PM
I concur, still an amazing shot. Sorry to hear about the DQ!
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11/16/2006 02:15:24 PM
Ouch! No matter, it's still an amazing photograph. :)
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11/16/2006 02:05:13 PM
Wow, what a bummer. A beautiful image regardless!
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11/16/2006 09:16:46 AM
Congratulations, David!! This is beautiful, really great. Wow, it's such an honor being on the same team as you - whooooohooo, I feel proud even though I don't deserve to. :)
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11/16/2006 01:21:30 AM
I was one of your 10's. Great image. One of my favs!
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11/15/2006 07:53:52 PM
Amazing light! Well done :)
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11/15/2006 03:13:13 PM
Dave,
Great shot. Gave the Fstops quite a scare ;)
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11/15/2006 01:37:58 PM
Good to see you back in the ribbons Dave. Wonderful shot!
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11/15/2006 12:14:29 PM
Congrats, beautiful shot
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11/15/2006 11:45:19 AM
Great shot, congrats!
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11/15/2006 10:18:41 AM
Originally posted by dallasdux:

This is my blue ribbon pick. Nice job. 10.


Wow, my pick for Blue actually got a Blue! Now, if only I could get voters to agree on how MY images SHOULD score, lol.

Congratulations. Great shot.

Message edited by author 2006-11-15 10:18:52.
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11/15/2006 08:58:07 AM
Beautiful light in this wonderful photo, congrats on winning the blue ribbon.
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11/15/2006 08:36:15 AM
2nd time i'm right!!!! :-)
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11/15/2006 08:24:30 AM
Nice job David! Congratulations
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11/15/2006 07:43:39 AM
awesome ... congratulations!
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11/15/2006 07:25:47 AM
Beautiful Congrats on your blue.
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11/15/2006 07:16:31 AM
Oh yeah!! This one deserves blue! Wow! Congratulations! This is gorgeous! You're right, the sunset lighting on the posts make it stand out even more!

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11/15/2006 07:07:05 AM
beautiful!! I am proud that you are in our team ;)
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11/15/2006 06:26:43 AM
Another stunning shot from you David, well worthy of the blue ribbon!
Congratulations!
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11/15/2006 05:18:39 AM
hey congratulations on the blue. great photo.
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11/15/2006 04:23:29 AM
Congrats Dave, really dig this shot and would have voted a 10, the composition is just spot on and to my taste, went to my faves, nice work.
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11/15/2006 03:32:27 AM
Excellent shot David. Congratulations on the blue.
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11/15/2006 03:29:05 AM
lovely shot, congrats.
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11/15/2006 01:36:09 AM
Brilliant! Congratulations David, what encouragement for our team, talk about keeping our heads above water :)
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11/15/2006 01:26:13 AM
Congratulations on a great image and welcome back to the top of the heap!
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11/15/2006 01:02:17 AM
David, what a wonderful shot, what an impressive start to WPL3 - the blue! It will be my guideline for the next few weeks.
Congratulations on the ribbon, you truly deserve it.
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11/15/2006 12:54:24 AM
What a lovely find for this challenge. An expert capture with an intriguing dimishing point into the mystical heart of this lovely island. Congratulations on your Blue.
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11/15/2006 12:49:34 AM
David, excellent work, well done
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11/15/2006 12:38:42 AM
Congrats.
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11/15/2006 12:28:39 AM
Way to go, David!
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11/15/2006 12:17:14 AM
Great lines and reflections, and congrats on the blue and a monster score!
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11/15/2006 12:11:46 AM
Great to see you on the front page again David. Nice work and congrats!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/14/2006 11:08:23 PM
looks a bit red oversaturated on piles. but great picture
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11/14/2006 07:27:39 AM
Very nice idea ofperspective (the connecting lines)
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11/14/2006 01:26:53 AM
I'm really drawn into this picture. I'd say the horizon looks crooked but the point of entry for the front two posts is dead on, so this works for me. The lighting is stunning, too. In my top 10.
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11/12/2006 10:14:03 PM
gorgeous shot!
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11/11/2006 01:22:06 PM
Fantastic colors - 10
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11/11/2006 06:35:58 AM
zwesome colour and light...I love the composition here
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11/10/2006 04:24:11 PM
This is pretty cool. I think this would be great BW. 8
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11/10/2006 12:44:53 PM
Captivating image. Nice colours. 8.
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11/10/2006 09:40:04 AM
Great warm light and wonderful leading lines. Very nice!
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11/09/2006 02:42:15 PM
This composition really appeals to me! Excellent photo!
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11/09/2006 10:46:29 AM
Great shot.
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11/09/2006 10:14:41 AM
i'm calling this as the win
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11/09/2006 05:52:01 AM
amazing and dramatic shot .......
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11/08/2006 10:01:37 PM
fantastic shot
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11/08/2006 08:09:55 PM
beautiful...7
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11/08/2006 05:29:36 PM
nice 10
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11/08/2006 04:33:45 PM
very well done .. love the colour contrast ... 9
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11/08/2006 03:52:29 PM
Excellent processing...color, composition, reflections....(9)
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11/08/2006 02:36:10 PM
great shot and great refections well taken. Also love the composition and colour
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11/08/2006 01:32:10 PM
love it, love it, love it - colors great, reflections are interesting and the composition of the photo is right on the mark
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11/08/2006 12:47:28 PM
I like!!
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11/08/2006 12:38:47 PM
Nice leading lines. You should have leveled the horizon line...
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11/08/2006 11:57:57 AM
This is my blue ribbon pick. Nice job. 10.
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11/08/2006 08:46:08 AM
good color and composition, a tad too dark at the bottom - 9
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