DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
Photographer
3rd PlacePhotographer
Zoomdak


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Your Occupation II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Cannon Beach, OR
Date: Dec 19, 2006
Aperture: f9.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40th
Galleries: Seascapes, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Dec 24, 2006

So it's that darn rock again. But I haven't been able to shoot it for the last three months since I've been away at college. I was awesome to come back and shoot one sunset, submit two shots of it, and score 8th and 3rd. Just goes to show that this is a beautiful place (and Im so fortunate to call it home).
Other shots from this sunset:
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/603/120/440605.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/603/120/440605.jpg', '/') + 1) . '' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/5000-9999/9668/120/445411.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/5000-9999/9668/120/445411.jpg', '/') + 1) . '' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/5000-9999/9668/120/445412.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/5000-9999/9668/120/445412.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

How this was taken:
When I was down at this sunset, I was thinking that it would be cool to get a shot of a photographer with a tripod for this challenge. Problem was, I was the only photographer with a tripod down there, and I only had one tripod. Sacrificing the bottom of my camera bag, I set it down in the sand, set my camera on top of it carefully, set manual focus and self timer, and ran out in front of the my camera with the tripod, posed like I was taking a photo (similar to the pose in this picture) and waited to hear the shutter snap. It only took me three tries to get on I liked and I continued photographing the rest of the sunset. It must have looked funny to other people along the beach to see a photographer hovering over a tripod that had no camera on it.

Soli Deo Gloria Only to the Glory of God

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 105
Avg (all users): 6.9132
Avg (commenters): 7.7368
Avg (participants): 6.5472
Avg (non-participants): 7.0159
Views since voting: 9194
Views during voting: 628
Votes: 242
Comments: 43
Favorites: 11 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
02/04/2007 06:33:10 PM
Great shot!

Message edited by author 2007-02-04 18:33:32.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/06/2007 04:52:14 AM
Again you bring me back to my Ecola days and the Rock! Blessings be multiplied to you. You are always striving for the perfect image; no wonder the Rock -- as we strive for the image of the Rock of our Salvation. Hallelujah!
And study hard so you can do more good work and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Maranatha, Laura R.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/04/2007 05:43:20 PM
Congrats with another great shot. I for one don't tire of this location. It might be the only way i ever get to see it!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/04/2007 09:08:26 AM
Very nicely done, congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/03/2007 08:00:09 PM
Damned beach... Damned kids... Go back to school! And this from someone who flew 3000 miles and stole your bedroom so he could shoot the same beach. But at least I had a different POV :-) Congrats on your ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/03/2007 02:33:00 PM
Hey Thomas, nice to see you in the ribbons again. :D
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/03/2007 12:47:26 PM
Originally posted by slickchik:

All that being said, I am really tired of seeing this location in so many challenges. You are so talented...can you drive somewhere else or hide the big rock?
Well, I probably won't be back here until May, so you won't see any more of my shots around this place until then =).
01/03/2007 01:11:34 AM
You continue with the most beautiful images of the same subject and place..
Its so awesome how you do it too...
Congrats on third, should of been first though :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/02/2007 02:32:29 PM
I know I am busting your balls with this location but that´s just partly cause I am jealous :) Congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/02/2007 10:56:25 AM
You take absolutely breathtaking pictures. This image is amazing. Color tones, silhouette, foreground looks like you are walking on water. Lovely images as well in the comment section. I wish I was close enough to this location to take pictures like these. Beautiful, really love them.

All that being said, I am really tired of seeing this location in so many challenges. You are so talented...can you drive somewhere else or hide the big rock? I love the blue toned picture above and it does not wear me out because it does not look like the same old rock again and again and the blue color evokes an almost eerie moodiness.

edit: finish a couple sentences.

Message edited by author 2007-01-02 10:58:07.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/02/2007 01:26:19 AM
What a wonderful image! I'm so pleased for you and congratulations! (Hope you're enjoying college!)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2007 05:08:25 PM
Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations on the ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2007 03:41:21 PM
Hey hey!
Congratulations TRob!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2007 08:51:46 AM
Stunning image! Huge congratulations on the yellow.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2007 07:48:45 AM
Congratulations on the yellow! Another nice shot from this location.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2007 06:48:39 AM
Congrats on the yellow
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2007 04:52:26 AM
I do love Canon Beach, so. My grandparents own a cabin in Manzanita/Neah-kah-nie that I've been privy to for the last 29 years.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2007 03:25:26 AM
Congrats. I only wish you found a way to climb that rock and take a shot a la terje :P

Message edited by author 2007-01-01 03:26:26.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2007 03:14:08 AM
Hip! Hip! Hello! Congrats on the Yellow! Love the photo and the blossoming occupation.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2007 01:53:07 AM
Hey Zoom, it's good to see that wonderful rock again! Congratulations!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2007 01:48:07 AM
-

Message edited by author 2007-01-01 01:48:31.
01/01/2007 12:52:28 AM
Wonderful image, congrats on your ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2007 12:38:53 AM
The shot is very nice, but I'd like to see more of the area. The strength is that you (or the model) do appear to be standing on water. Strong work.

Message edited by author 2007-01-01 00:44:30.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/31/2006 06:42:35 PM
I really like how it appears you are standing on the surface of the water. The colors and lighting are wonderful!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/31/2006 04:39:47 PM
Beautiful!
12/29/2006 03:57:18 PM
My pick for Blue. Nice composition and colors.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2006 09:40:12 AM
Great sky colors and shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/28/2006 11:21:09 AM
Don't you mean ribbon winning photographer?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/28/2006 11:01:46 AM
Nice idea, and also a pretty photo. But your camera and tripod gets lost in the silhouette of your body, so it loses the message it's trying to convey.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/27/2006 10:31:05 PM
Best on of this genre by far!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/27/2006 01:09:25 AM
This is nice. I really like the large structor on the right side. It balances the image out nicely and really allows your eye to draw to the light. Nicely done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/26/2006 11:53:29 PM
Tones are incredible as well as the POV.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/26/2006 11:51:04 PM
beautiful
12/26/2006 05:40:56 PM
Jesus, that a camera or a rocket launcher? Jeeeez. Nice reflection, sky, composition, etc.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/26/2006 11:18:53 AM
wow! this is beautiful. one of the best of the series...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/25/2006 06:54:30 PM
Wonderful scenic image. Love the colors!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/25/2006 06:11:17 PM
These rocks look familiar *_* Beautiful!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/25/2006 03:05:28 PM
Wow! That's all I can say ...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/25/2006 01:15:21 PM
Happy Holidays! 7
12/25/2006 09:03:18 AM
Gorgeous color and silhouettes. Back to bump you up to 8.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/25/2006 02:37:17 AM
Seen this image before in another challenge albeit not exactly the same...pity, wished you had tried something new.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/25/2006 02:07:04 AM
just beautiful
12/25/2006 12:28:21 AM
yes you are!!! wonderful...breathtaking 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2020 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 11/23/2020 11:37:35 AM EST.