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Challenge: Sunset or Sunrise (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Yaquina Head, OR
Date: Dec 6, 2008
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Dec 6, 2008

Drove for the first time to Yaquina Head near Newport, OR. I was afraid the 2 hours drive and getting up at 4:50 was going to be for naught as there was a lot of clouds (was supposed to be clear) and the gate was closed on the park. The ranger finally came to open the gate 10 minutes before official sunrise. Usually the best color comes 20 minutes before sunrise, but not today. There was a band of orange, as you can see, that marched across the sky. That was about it, but it was enough. The little basalt cobble beach is a great place to shoot and I am definitely going to have to return.

[Dec. 12th, 2008 10:20:34 PM]

Wow, this week has been great and terrible. I have been waiting for the shoe to fall all week, but it didn't. I have always dreamed of scoring an 8.0. I think this will fall short, but it's probably the closest I will get. It is also a new personal best which is 17 months after the last. Thanks everybody for the votes!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 167
Avg (all users): 7.8452
Avg (commenters): 7.8636
Avg (participants): 7.3521
Avg (non-participants): 8.2062
Views since voting: 11341
Views during voting: 447
Votes: 168
Comments: 79
Favorites: 44 (view)


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12/19/2008 07:57:19 AM
Congrats Jason! Very well deserved blue. Georgeus shot!
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12/18/2008 01:07:48 PM
hey Congrats,
I am a first-time user and very impressed with your image. What's the spec? camera, lens, etc....
Cheers~~
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12/18/2008 12:12:08 PM
That's the way I like it... Records are made to be broken! Congrats Jason on so many things: - A stunning image, a great score, a personal best and a blue ribbon. A great companion to your Solitude's Dawn. You out did yourself with this one, and Iím loving your work.
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12/18/2008 03:51:07 AM
Very cool! I live here and have not done this angle! Sometimes it is not easy to get around those rangers. They want everyone out exactly at sunset, and as you probably know, sometimes right after sunset is the best time to take some shots. Good job on the early morning thought!
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12/17/2008 06:17:38 PM
Wonderful as always!
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12/17/2008 07:01:11 AM
Gorgeous,it evokes so many emotions.
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12/16/2008 11:37:59 AM
Fabulous dramatic shot! Congratulations Jason!
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12/16/2008 07:11:06 AM
Really nice, Jason! Congrats on a new PB.
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12/16/2008 04:43:42 AM
Congratulations on a superlative win
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12/16/2008 12:43:24 AM
Very nice, Jason! Congrats on your first place win!
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12/15/2008 10:19:43 PM
Jason, well done. So much going on in this photograph. For me the water is washing in, pushing the viewer to the cliff, wrapping around to the lighthouse to bring in the sky. This is one of your most enjoyable landscapes in my opinion. Ben
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12/15/2008 10:11:20 PM
Congrats on the ribbon!!
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12/15/2008 07:07:05 PM
Originally posted by treyvus:

Incredible. I'd be curious to see the original.


Yeah I'd like to see it to! Awesome shot! this is my third time opening up just so I could see it again. ;)
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12/15/2008 06:10:09 PM
Incredible. I'd be curious to see the original.
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12/15/2008 04:30:08 PM
Congraulations on your well deserved Blue. This is beautiful love the lighting, color and composition.
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12/15/2008 04:15:21 PM
BEAUTIFUL, Doc! :) Congrats!
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12/15/2008 02:05:03 PM
Absolutely stunning! The waves are so dynamic!
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12/15/2008 01:50:11 PM
ABSOLUTELY beautiful!
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12/15/2008 01:30:52 PM
hey i was there this summer! you captured the scene marvelously.
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12/15/2008 11:39:26 AM
Beautiful capture......Congrats.

Message edited by author 2008-12-15 21:39:15.
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12/15/2008 11:36:41 AM
Sorry it fell below an 8. You had my ten- loved this shot!!! Congrats on your new PB this is gorgeous!!!! Oh yea don't forget that new pretty blue for you.
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12/15/2008 11:24:09 AM
Congratulations! A truly amazing shot.
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12/15/2008 11:10:40 AM
As scarbrd said, this is a stand-out. Congrats on your PB and blue ribbon!
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12/15/2008 09:35:32 AM
Clearly stands out from the rest of the field.

Congrats on you PB, hard to do at your level!
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12/15/2008 09:16:14 AM
Totally beautiful.
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12/15/2008 08:40:01 AM
Beautiful and Amazing image!
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12/15/2008 08:18:17 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and your new PB. Awesome shot.
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12/15/2008 08:14:10 AM
awesome shot doc, always fun to replace a pb, especially with such a great image, adding to my faves, this is just fantastic.
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12/15/2008 06:49:17 AM
DAMN, it dropped to a 7.8... Still that's a damn good score if you ask me. I would love to have that score. Congrats on your new PB
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12/15/2008 06:47:07 AM
congrats, you finally get on the 5d camera page. well done. :-)

Message edited by author 2008-12-15 11:17:49.
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12/15/2008 06:34:56 AM
Very dramatic shot. When I first saw your photo I thought it was an HDR image. The lighting is perfect. Terrific capture.
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12/15/2008 06:08:36 AM
Awesome capture, congrats on the blue!
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12/15/2008 05:28:46 AM
Doc - Congrats on a great image and a fantastic score. Well deserved for an outstanding image.
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12/15/2008 05:09:17 AM
A deserved winner. Congrats! :)
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12/15/2008 04:03:21 AM
Great landscape. Well deserved blue ribbon. Ciao.
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12/15/2008 03:49:46 AM
WOW......this is a stunning image. So very well done. Look at that score!!! Congrats! It deserved the 10 I gave it!
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12/15/2008 03:38:27 AM
Congratulations for this beautiful image and your deserved blue.
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12/15/2008 03:24:30 AM
Originally posted by FocusPoint:

Oh man... return of a Jedi :)

What a shot :)


No Jedi are good. He's clearly a Sith. :P
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12/15/2008 03:08:28 AM
that's a good one, Jason! I'm glad you took it easy on saturation :). Congrats on a PB!
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12/15/2008 02:24:30 AM
its a great shot, worthy of a blue- the editing is specific and apparent however-
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12/15/2008 02:10:40 AM
Oh man... return of a Jedi :)

What a shot :)
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12/15/2008 02:08:13 AM
Wonderful sky - worth the drive, I'd say - looks like a wonderful place to visit and shoot. Hope whatever was terrible with your week has righted itself because the photography part was certainly quite good! (And yes, to me a bit oversharpened, but hey, what the heck do I know?)
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12/15/2008 01:28:35 AM
Very nice Jason, congrats! I've been giving you all my 10's recently.

Message edited by author 2008-12-15 02:56:15.
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12/15/2008 01:23:33 AM
Way to go Jason, you make the NW proud. Congrats on your PB
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12/15/2008 01:23:17 AM
One of my two picks for the blue. Great work, Doc!
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12/15/2008 01:21:08 AM
Spectacular Doc. Kudos on the well deserved PB too!
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12/15/2008 12:55:51 AM
Wow doc, an exceptional landscape, very worthy of being your new PB... that band of light is just killer, congrats!
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12/15/2008 12:51:14 AM
Congratulations on your Blue! Amazing image!
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12/15/2008 12:29:55 AM
Simply Awesome!!!! Congrats!
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12/15/2008 12:27:05 AM
Doc, I knew for sure that this shot was going to win. The exposure time is absolutely spot-on, and this is simply wonderful. Congrats on a great image, and the blue ribbon. Should have been an 8, too!
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12/15/2008 12:24:26 AM
This is just stunning. Congrats on the ribbon and PB!
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12/15/2008 12:08:55 AM
Well done J. Great score for a great image.
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12/15/2008 12:07:12 AM
WOW!! Congrats!
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12/15/2008 12:04:26 AM
Congrats, Jason! Spectacular! Lens?
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12/15/2008 12:02:32 AM
Has to be one of my favourites of yours...stunning, superb, amazing, God is GREAT...

Adding as a fave now, CONGRATS - Enzo
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/14/2008 10:47:09 AM
Awesome!
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12/13/2008 10:41:23 PM
A super lovely seascape photo...the sunset/rise seems almost an afterthought - to me. I'm sure it will do very well.
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12/13/2008 04:57:03 PM
lovly picture, love the person on the clif, this creats a lot of dreama
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12/13/2008 04:48:37 PM
10.........
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12/13/2008 07:59:07 AM
This was my favorite from the challenge. Love the blurred foam, and the rocky outcropping extening out with the lighthouse is great. The clouds really add a sense of the dramatic to this, emphasizing the magnitude of everything. A smidgeon of the sky appears blown out, but that's nitpicking.
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12/12/2008 12:04:52 PM
Simply lovely!
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12/12/2008 11:09:32 AM
Killer image - lovely all around! among my favorites in the challenge
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12/11/2008 11:27:03 PM
Wow, you really captured a nice moment here. The clouds are awe inspiring and I like the heavy handed contrast. Dodging is fairly noticble but I think it adds to the impact of the shot. Good luck as I think this one will be hard to top!
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12/10/2008 08:18:17 PM
Super contrast, another "wow" shot!
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12/10/2008 06:26:26 PM
the glow within the clouds draws your eye into the photograph, the long exposure of the water creates a sense of movement with the ebbing tide
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12/10/2008 04:27:12 PM
Beautiful! I love the flow of the water.
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12/10/2008 09:21:00 AM
that is really cool!!
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12/09/2008 08:20:45 PM
Beautiful
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12/09/2008 07:05:43 PM
Very nice...looks sightly oversharpened, (halos), but great scene.
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12/09/2008 03:39:08 PM
Beautiful. I don't care for the frame, but I think the picture is dramatic.
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12/09/2008 03:30:47 PM
Strong image, the several curves of the shore and the sky make it very attractive. A bit overprocessed and oversharpened imo, but still a very good work.
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12/09/2008 10:25:14 AM
Im only giving out comments because I cant vote in member challenges but this should be a ribbon. I would give it a 20 if I oculd vote. :=)
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12/08/2008 06:12:17 PM
Wow, this is an awesome image, great color, love the water flow, great composition, the Light House is the final straw.... 10
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12/08/2008 05:25:43 PM
One of my favorites. Hope you ribbon ;)
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12/08/2008 03:28:37 PM
I like the distortion in this image and what a reat job of processing, not your typical sunset image another plus in my book.
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12/08/2008 01:50:32 PM
Simply beautiful... 9
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12/08/2008 12:17:38 PM
strong but IMHO I don't think the border helps
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12/08/2008 11:34:47 AM
This image is too good for a distracting border.
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12/08/2008 06:45:37 AM
Dramatic but IMO the sky is a little overworked
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