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John White

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Challenge: Song Titles, 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Location: Sleaford Bay South Australia.
Date: Jan 9, 2007
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 44
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2007

15mm fisheye cropped 44 seconds f 11 Sleaford Bay South Australia.
Ive been wanting to do an image like this for years but never got around to it. So took the kids out to the sand hills, set up the tent and got my oldest son to paint inside the tent with a torch while keeping still!

Place: 1 out of 219
Avg (all users): 7.4385
Avg (commenters): 8.5122
Avg (participants): 7.1667
Avg (non-participants): 7.5545
Views since voting: 10861
Views during voting: 520
Votes: 301
Comments: 85
Favorites: 35 (view)

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02/04/2007 06:34:32 PM
01/23/2007 02:26:07 PM
Looks wonderfully clean and fresh. Makes me want to breathe deeply.
Magic all over.
01/23/2007 03:10:35 AM
Amazing shot - colors, balance, the torch lit kid and a sense of traveling - it makes me want to just go somewhere and be 'far away'!
01/23/2007 12:31:17 AM
Beautiful shot, congratulations on a well deserved blue!
01/22/2007 07:16:26 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon and I love the starry daytime effect of your photo. Truly deserving of first place!
01/21/2007 01:23:12 AM
Beautiful photo, when I saw this I thought it HAD to be in Australia!:-)

01/20/2007 06:23:30 PM
great great shot, amazing color.

seriosuly, poster sounds like a great idea
01/19/2007 05:13:28 PM
This is a wonderful shot. Well deserving of the ribbon. Lovely colors. This should be made into a poster. Congratulations!
01/19/2007 09:52:36 AM
Stunning! I've been wanting to do a shot like this for years as well.... and one day I will! :-) I just hope it looks as good as this!

01/19/2007 04:32:36 AM
stunning John...another win for Australia, South Australia to be exact (but we won't hold that against you!).

super smoothe and a lovely composition, congrats on the blue ribbon and a great score!

great use of (explotation of) children...what else are they for? :-)
01/18/2007 10:30:57 PM
Wonderful light and color in this beauty. Congratulations on winning the blue ribbon!
01/18/2007 05:59:07 PM
Amazing photo! The colors just stand out, and everything goes so well.
01/18/2007 03:05:17 PM
My best picture I have seen in DPC!!!
01/17/2007 08:42:07 PM
If this was my pic. I would call it: "my best pic ever".
Wonderful in every way.. No mistake from my point of view.
01/17/2007 07:50:13 PM
Not to nitpick, but the horizon looks ever so slightly crooked. Just rotate about .5 degrees CCW and it should be perfect. Excellent shot.
01/17/2007 05:08:35 PM
Great shot mate and well deserved! Great capture.
01/17/2007 02:12:46 PM
The result is superb, John. Congratulations, this is a fantastic photo!
01/17/2007 12:47:12 PM
Excellent work! Congratulations.

Looks better, every time I look at it again.

Message edited by author 2007-01-23 18:03:28.
01/17/2007 11:31:35 AM
Love the shot, nice colors
01/17/2007 11:09:08 AM
congrats on your blue ribbon, lovely shot.
01/17/2007 09:37:10 AM
So perfect! Congratulations.
01/17/2007 08:29:00 AM
Great set up, great colors and great shot! Well deserved blue. Congratulations!
01/17/2007 07:29:09 AM
love the silhouettes in the tent and the contrasting yellow of the tent to the blue sky. Well done and congratulations on first place!!
01/17/2007 06:54:53 AM
01/17/2007 06:48:00 AM
Fantastic shot so beautifully captured! Congratulations on your Blue!!
01/17/2007 05:34:01 AM
Congrats! This was my favorite!
01/17/2007 04:30:17 AM
Very cool shot John. I like the method you chose to achieve this. Congrats on your Blue Ribbon.
01/17/2007 04:29:05 AM
Gorgeous shot, John. Huge congrats on the blue.
01/17/2007 03:34:26 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon, well deserved!
01/17/2007 03:31:06 AM
Great shot, congrats on the blue...Very well deserved!
01/17/2007 02:40:41 AM
yohooo!!!:) congratulations John, this is such a beautiful dream!
01/17/2007 02:22:48 AM
Not only do I want to go to New Zealand now, but Australia as well! Oh well, maybe my relatives can put me up for a couple of nights ;-)

Great shot, love the calmness about it.

How did you manage not to get footprints in the sand? walk all the way around?
01/17/2007 12:31:55 AM
Liking this photo came so naturally for me. Congratulations on your blue, GREAT JOB!
01/17/2007 12:27:31 AM
excellent John! well done :)
01/17/2007 12:22:04 AM
Great shot - congratulations!
01/17/2007 12:20:34 AM
I had a feeling this was going to win the blue! SO fantastically deserving! Congratulations on one of your spectacular photos finally winning the ribbon I think all of them deserve :) CONGRATULATIONS!

01/17/2007 12:17:10 AM
Wow the Aussies are doooiiinnnggg well at the moment well done.
01/17/2007 12:12:30 AM
Nice image John. Well done on the ribbon!
01/17/2007 12:07:13 AM
Congrats on ribbon
01/17/2007 12:07:13 AM
Congrats on your new personal best and first ribbon!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/16/2007 06:41:33 PM
The color makes it. I don't think I've seen this great of color in a digital photo yet... it's so great! Well, pretty good composition, I may have liked to see a little bit more contrast out of the dunes, maybe crop a bit off the top. I see some blue in the dunes to the left... is this a result of a cooling filter or something? I would have liked to have seen the dunes not so cold.
01/16/2007 02:20:26 PM
Outstanding. By far the most evocative of the "Far Away" entries I have seen so far. I am returning to this and am still troubled by the slightly off-level horizon, but no matter. Beautiful gradient, wonderful star :-)
01/16/2007 07:32:13 AM
beautiful colors!
01/16/2007 05:12:20 AM
Wicked photo !
01/15/2007 08:59:10 PM
Great lighting. You are getting a ten from me.
01/15/2007 06:41:13 PM
Fabulous, this could be the cover page for an REI (any outdoor gear actually) catalog, nicely done. 8
01/15/2007 01:26:56 PM
very nice... I love the soft pastels and cool colors
01/15/2007 01:08:07 PM
nice job
01/14/2007 04:38:01 PM
Love it.
01/14/2007 01:14:08 PM
Very nice. I love the composition, focus, color, patterns in the sand, and especially the two people in the lighted tent. 10
01/14/2007 03:03:10 AM
fantastic colours, looks like a great location
01/13/2007 06:27:35 PM
Oh my!!!! This evokes so much positive feelings. It's so beautiful, but the idea of being in a cozily lit tent sharing that beautiful place -- breathtaking!
01/13/2007 11:59:37 AM
Probably the best one of this contest. My only miniscule criticism is the portrait orientation. I think this one was more apt for landscape orientation.
01/13/2007 10:34:17 AM
I love this - perfect. Fabulous colors and the silhouettes rock! Back to bump you up - a rare 10 from me.
01/13/2007 09:57:21 AM
I LIKE it! ... 8
01/13/2007 03:38:35 AM
Fantastic - Beautiful exposure and wonderful composition. 9
01/13/2007 01:42:32 AM
Love this sort of shot. Great range of colours with a contrasting message ?? Fantastic 10
01/12/2007 11:29:46 AM
01/12/2007 08:38:55 AM
this is so clear! i like the contours of the dunes against the horizon.
01/12/2007 12:05:46 AM
nice picture! 10
01/11/2007 07:31:35 PM
What a beautiful location. Nice capture. I really like the color contrast between theblue sky and orange light of the tent.
01/11/2007 04:55:20 PM
Please tell where this picture was taken. Cool shot.
01/11/2007 04:16:16 PM
wowee - great depth
01/11/2007 10:25:14 AM
Definitely one of my faves in the challenge. Beautiful!
01/11/2007 08:01:08 AM
I love the lighting in this shot and the faint stars.
01/11/2007 12:17:52 AM
01/10/2007 11:54:28 PM
Wow ! That is ...... awesome ! Beautiful color, texture, and lighting.
01/10/2007 10:05:33 PM
wow, i love how this picture captured the stars so well!
01/10/2007 09:48:21 PM
VERY nice!!!
01/10/2007 08:12:38 PM
i love it!!!
01/10/2007 04:29:29 PM
i like the way the orange looks against the blue :D
01/10/2007 02:46:43 PM
like the colors
01/10/2007 02:09:55 PM
Very nice- like the warm lighting in the tent
01/10/2007 02:03:16 PM
Definitely ribbon material! I predict blue or red. :)
01/10/2007 12:45:46 PM
Fantastic lighting. Nice composition. 7
01/10/2007 12:25:08 PM
Awesome colors.
01/10/2007 11:50:39 AM
I love this. The sky looks really good. Maybe if the stars were more pronounced it could look even better. Definitely my favorite so far.
01/10/2007 10:34:42 AM
Awesome shot. Everything in the shot works to make that tent a powerful focal point, from the lighting and colour to leading lines in the sand on the dune and the lines of the horizon. Spectacular.
01/10/2007 10:08:43 AM
Very nice shot. Meet the challenge very well. The light in the tent really adds to it. 7
01/10/2007 08:43:00 AM
This is really beautiful
01/10/2007 08:38:52 AM
i love the little stars
01/10/2007 06:30:02 AM
unexpected and cool! nice work
01/10/2007 03:11:19 AM
Beautiful blues, this one should finish comfortably in the top five.
01/10/2007 01:10:25 AM
This is one of those images that shows a perfect place to be. Makes me want to be there. Nice.
01/10/2007 12:28:25 AM
Wow! This is beautiful!

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