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Winter's Last Gasp
Winter's Last Gasp

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Michigan City, IN
Date: Mar 13, 2008
Aperture: F/5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/6, 0.6, 2.5
Galleries: Sky, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Mar 31, 2008

Taken the same day as my Harsh Environments II entry. I didn't take any of these for a challenge but they just seemed to work out. I used the polarizer and the water was indeed a deep green - something I've only seen a few times.

HDR from 3 images (-2, 0, +2)
Nik Efex Tonal Contrast
Nik Efex Contrast Color Range
Lots of color dodge/burn
clone out couple small distraction on horizon
save for web

Place: 22 out of 500
Avg (all users): 6.6776
Avg (commenters): 8.2857
Avg (participants): 6.4953
Avg (non-participants): 7.1111
Views since voting: 1655
Views during voting: 280
Votes: 152
Comments: 13
Favorites: 2 (view)

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07/26/2008 08:56:11 AM
You definitely have the magic touch when it comes to seascapes, sunsets, reflections, jetties, lighthouses, and cloudy skies.....

I always love the colors you capture..... Always stunning.....
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04/08/2008 11:14:51 AM
Woooohooooo! Another great finish for you. Glad that your picture did so well as it is beautiful and rich in detail. May you continue to be inspired by nature!
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04/08/2008 02:43:12 AM
Beautiful, Ken - that water is magnificent. Congrats on excellent FS finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2008 12:46:43 AM
Gorgeous. Fantastic use of a wide angle lens, and the contrast between the cool blue colors and that thin ribbon of warm colors (along with the light in the building) is just captivating. 9
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04/05/2008 01:24:53 PM
This shot has the WOW factor I think. Nice color balance and the wide angle works nicely.
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04/05/2008 10:08:17 AM
I love this shot. Looks like a Lake Michigan light house to me.
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04/05/2008 02:31:25 AM
Hooray for tone mapping! Strong composition and great leading lines into the fantastic sunset and icy water. This should score well for you; wish you luck.
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04/04/2008 11:42:38 PM
Energy/Range/Story: 6/6/5
Composition/perspective/manner: 6/7/6
Presentation: 6
Total: 6.2
Vote: 6

Remarks: I suppose my personal taste for tone-mapped photos (?) is a little restrained by a little too much of a good thing. Here the landscape has survived the technique, not only intact but with good detail and a credible colour store.
A quiet shot, clearly composed and enjoyable.
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04/04/2008 09:23:46 PM
Hasn't this lighthouse won enough challenges? Very nice.
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04/03/2008 06:23:28 AM
stunning...hope you end up on the front page...hope this helps 10
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04/01/2008 04:15:21 PM
The blur in the greenish area of the water pulls focus for me. Would this look better if that was cropped out?
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04/01/2008 01:52:56 PM
Amazing. Fantastic colors and lighting, excellent composition, that's a 10 right there.
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04/01/2008 01:12:39 AM
winter's last gasp is screaming at me ;-)
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