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"Beacon" Tribute to Mad_Brewer
"Beacon" Tribute to Mad_Brewer

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Challenge: Deja Vu III (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G6
Location: Washington Park, Michigan City, Indiana
Date: Sep 14, 2007
Aperture: F 3.2
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Sky, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Sep 16, 2007

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Place: 23 out of 111
Avg (all users): 6.7785
Avg (commenters): 7.9333
Avg (participants): 6.8364
Avg (non-participants): 6.7476
Views since voting: 1882
Views during voting: 301
Votes: 158
Comments: 23
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/30/2008 12:07:58 PM
Really awesome image I love the colors and how the line draws your eye to the light house
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02/20/2008 05:43:07 PM
great image! I gave this an 8 during the voting...should have scored higher, IMO

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12/05/2007 04:37:48 PM
Very nice tribute to Ken's shot, very nicely done, congrats on the high score as well
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09/25/2007 11:40:01 PM
Kind of surprised this didn't do any better. It's a fabulous photo.
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09/25/2007 11:20:06 PM
great shot!!
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09/24/2007 12:34:11 PM
Congrats on the strong finish and new PB!
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09/24/2007 02:19:37 AM
I love this shot. I think it deserved a better position.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/23/2007 02:42:43 PM
The feel of Brewer's "Lighthouse" is there but with the placing of his sun and the view of the edifice, his is definitely the better of the two when you are comparing. But...on it's own merits, I think this one also is beautiful (8)

Edited because I was an idiot... I looked at the wrong picture of Brewer's. I apologize to you. The 'view' is almost identical, but I like yours a little better. It is so much nicer with the storm clouds and the breaking waves. Good work!

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09/21/2007 08:27:20 PM
very nice - 9
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09/21/2007 01:59:05 AM
Big difference in surf and sky, but identical scene. I probably should have submitted my identical picture of another scene but didn't. Also the lines on top are very slack now. Totally different mood of an identical scene. I like the clouds and red horizon.
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09/20/2007 09:39:47 PM
Nice variation
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09/20/2007 07:45:37 PM
Very nice. I would like to see a the lighthouse lightened slightly. 7
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09/20/2007 08:29:37 AM
I like this very much...a lot to take in
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09/19/2007 02:56:03 AM
Good attempt using a different time of the day.
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09/18/2007 09:13:46 PM
Such a lovely shot...great re-make of the original! Incredible colors & clarity throughout! Bravo! *8*
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09/18/2007 08:44:29 PM
Here's another that beats the original. I love the lighthouse. I love the pier lights. I love the pier lights at sunset with the big waves coming in. I love this photo.
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09/18/2007 12:41:25 PM
Love the colors and the leading lines that draw the eye to travel the path to the lighthouse off into the horizon. A very beautiful and idyllic scenery. Love how you captured some 'action' going on in the composition as well - the waves off on the right hand side contrast greatly with the more calmer seas on the left. Mad_Brewers composition is more of a lighter & airy early daytime shot whereas your's is a nice companion piece that shows us the sunset & a much more moodier edge/feel. Great job.
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09/17/2007 09:57:13 PM
Wow! Almost an exact duplicate in composition but such a different mood it portrays. Love the light and colors very much. Well done! Bumping up while I'm here.
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09/17/2007 03:06:38 PM
It's inviting and I feel like I could walk out onto the pier into forever.
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09/17/2007 01:26:58 PM
This is very pretty. You did good!
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09/17/2007 10:22:27 AM
How gorgeous! I love this take on the original. It has it all...a sunset, dramatic sky, wet walkway, and crashing waves!
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09/17/2007 08:06:56 AM
I like this one.....
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09/17/2007 06:49:13 AM
beautiful. the waves are nice, and everybody is a sucker for a sundown colored sky.
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