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As Night flees before the Dawn
As Night flees before the Dawn
DrAchoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2007-12 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Oceanside, OR
Date: Dec 8, 2007
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 15
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Dec 18, 2007

Did the 4:50AM departure to the coast. This time I went down to the beach at Oceanside. These rocks can be seen in my last Free Study entry from afar. I caught the tide low enough that I could scramble out onto a large rock in the water between waves.

I like to mislead people with titles. :) The astute may wonder how the heck one captures stars when shooting into the sunrise. Well, instead of the stars being fake (as one might first suspect), it isn't a real sunrise. The light is being provided by a tanker or other large ship on the horizon. The long exposure was enough to make it bleed out like the sun rising. I didn't do it necessarily on purpose, but once I saw it I figured I'd take it.

The stars are definitely worked on. There is a fair amount of dodging to preserve as many as possible. Lots were quite faint and even more get lost on resizing. Basically I dodged the heck out of anything that looked like a trail in the proper orientation. You can go overboard though because they start to look really fake. I may have pushed it a bit already (but I like to push the envelope).

I don't think I'll catch Larus in the marathon, but I'll be plenty happy to hold onto second.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 429
Avg (all users): 6.9261
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 6.7845
Avg (non-participants): 7.2000
Views since voting: 6120
Views during voting: 299
Votes: 176
Comments: 24
Favorites: 4 (view)


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11/11/2008 05:45:48 PM
Amazingly beautiful picture. Well done! I love the BLUE!
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01/08/2008 05:54:52 PM
Gave this a 10 and thought it would ribbon. Definitly a ribbon contender Doc...your landscape images are the best I have seen. Well done Jason
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01/08/2008 04:40:50 PM
Congratulations on your high score. I admire your landscapes so much.. this is simply gorgeous and so crystal-clear-blue.
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01/08/2008 01:23:47 PM
Man, Doc, this shot is very well executed.
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01/08/2008 01:18:10 PM
I like the color on this one Doc. I wondered how the sun could be up with stars still showing. But I figured it was some kind of Washington state magik.
But......

Originally posted by Dr. Achoo:


I caught the tide low enough that I could scramble out onto a large rock in the water between waves.


Ahem, I feel the need to buy some Canon stock. What is this? Your third 5D and you're climbing out on rocks surrounded by water? In the gloaming? Perhaps you should check out some waterproof housings! LOL
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01/08/2008 11:53:17 AM
We're gonna call you the Flim-Flam Man from now on :-) Heckuva serendipitous image. Of course, I knew during voting it couldn't be "dawn" anyway, since I know these rocks and that's looking westerly. It had crossed my mind someone'd actually sent a friend out with a Zodiac and a spotlight :-)
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01/08/2008 03:40:49 AM
Great image Doc. Definitely "faked me out" on the 'sun'.
Congrats on the high finish, and 2nd in the marathon!
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01/08/2008 12:33:12 AM
Way to go Jason, You pulled out all the stops this time.

Keith
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/06/2008 01:15:44 PM
nice the stars seem a little PS
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01/06/2008 11:55:47 AM
Very nice. I love this :) Might be one of the ribbons :)
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01/05/2008 05:28:09 PM
Very nice, "mystical-like" photo. Good composition. I like the stars in the sky. Best of luck in the challenge.
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01/05/2008 01:17:34 AM
Another WOW!!!
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01/04/2008 09:37:27 PM
That's simply awesome. Very nice use of a long shutter. I predict a nice finish for you.
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01/04/2008 05:07:25 PM
Amazing! (10)
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01/03/2008 07:30:49 PM
Up early again, eh? I don't care for the inner border, looks a little green to my eye. I do like the chill I get when I pause to look at this picture.
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01/02/2008 06:50:01 PM
I love the clarity of the stars in this photo. It really adds visual interest to the top half of the photo and makes it stand out as unique.
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01/02/2008 04:20:25 PM
Wow. Nice shot!
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01/02/2008 03:10:17 PM
Is the light a building or ship in the distance? I sure hope you take the time to explain this shot. The deep blues are wonderful with the black silhouettes.
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01/02/2008 12:38:37 PM
Love the dark blues. Great shot.
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01/01/2008 08:35:26 PM
wow..gorgeous!
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01/01/2008 02:46:34 PM
Stunning Image.
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01/01/2008 01:43:18 PM
Excellent positioning of the sun.
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01/01/2008 12:25:03 PM
Stunning!
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01/01/2008 04:49:28 AM
oh. wow...breathtaking! has to be a contender 10
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