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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Date: Nov 20, 2005
Aperture: 16
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/3200
Galleries: Family, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Mar 5, 2009


Place: 140 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.2763
Avg (commenters): 7.4627
Avg (participants): 6.3066
Avg (non-participants): 6.1139
Views since voting: 862
Views during voting: 733
Votes: 503
Comments: 68
Favorites: 4 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:22:38 PM
And baby make three. This is a great shot. Love the sun path, the shadows, etc.
03/17/2009 09:52:13 PM
Wonderful composition. A picture that tells me a story. I like the golden glow on the water and in the sky. Great job.
03/17/2009 07:11:55 PM
wonderful! what a perfect family portrait for the wall. Lovely colours, composition and a nice softness. Good work
03/17/2009 05:55:25 PM
Very nice!
03/17/2009 12:59:34 PM
Well composed and well processed.
Really like the contrast of the horizontal lines and the vertical subjects.
03/17/2009 10:58:21 AM
Looks like a postcard.... good work...
03/17/2009 10:39:00 AM
Great family shot, the composition is great the way they are walking along the sun's reflection.
03/17/2009 01:07:57 AM
Very, very beautiful. I love this. 10
03/16/2009 10:52:48 PM
FABULOUS! THe composition is PERFECT and the family is very emotive. I hope this does well for you. One of my faves so far!

Not voting yet.
03/16/2009 05:49:05 PM
Love this.
03/16/2009 04:00:03 PM
a wonderful moment for you and yours...nice tones
03/16/2009 03:32:22 PM
Very nice, hang that one on your wall
03/16/2009 01:23:58 PM
Good shot. Could be a nice painting.
03/16/2009 12:54:01 PM
P-E-R-F-E-C-T-I-O-N /10
03/16/2009 12:53:36 PM
Top notch photograph. Duo-tone is perfect, and I love the ethereal beautifulness of the sentiment of the photo. Muy Excellente!
03/16/2009 10:55:38 AM
nice moment ;D

five from me , brano
03/16/2009 10:09:51 AM
Nice shot but I think it would be even more effective without the sun in the top part and their complete shadows.
03/16/2009 05:43:46 AM
Nice concept & very well taken.
03/15/2009 11:56:40 PM
We see a lot of the warm family at sunset photos here, and mostly they're not worth the energy it takes to display them ... but this is different. It has a "going toward the light" feeling ... with great definition of the sand and these wonderful banded waves. I think you've overcome the genre. Among best in class.
03/15/2009 11:53:27 PM
I really love this. So emotional.
03/15/2009 11:22:23 PM
Sweet family portrait. Well done.
03/15/2009 09:38:05 PM
I love this series ... I am going to the beach in April ... I am def going to try and this sort of shot
This is beautiful congrats
03/15/2009 09:17:20 PM
very hallmark
03/15/2009 06:12:14 PM
Wonderfully warm and calming shot. Very emotive. Great job!
03/15/2009 04:18:47 PM
What an emotive image, great composition and color.
03/15/2009 01:28:54 PM
What a lovely moment to capture. Looks like something from a greeting card.
03/15/2009 12:45:31 PM
Wonderful placement of the subjects and sun. Very appealing photo.
03/15/2009 12:18:56 PM
Classic... Beautiful composition and tones. Full of life, energy, and emotion.
03/15/2009 12:00:44 PM
Really nice, would make a lovely greeting card or inspirational poster.
03/15/2009 10:10:20 AM
Beautiful shot... love lighting!
03/15/2009 09:47:32 AM
top 10 picture in this challenge. Very nice!
03/15/2009 09:22:52 AM
Great composition.
03/15/2009 07:09:11 AM
Great PP job - love the tone - keeep up the good work and good luck in this challenge
03/15/2009 12:18:23 AM
ahh I remember a similar one to this very well. It is still enjoyable to see this. Nice distinct silhouttes , nice tones. 7
03/14/2009 11:42:09 PM
I like this, it gives a great sense of family. I probably would have darkened the area around mom and child that the sun took out, but it's not a big deal.
03/14/2009 11:05:43 PM
love the warmth in this
03/14/2009 09:21:07 PM
03/14/2009 05:05:01 PM
A motivational poster! Great shadows, lines and tones.
03/14/2009 04:34:06 PM
Coming back to comment...

Beautiful portrayal of the perfect family vacation! Wonderfully toned!
03/14/2009 03:42:54 PM
what a touching image - this makes me smile...
03/14/2009 08:58:52 AM
Nice silhouette and good shadow effect on the beach.
03/14/2009 08:51:36 AM
Wonderful image that radiates warmth, beauty, love and eternity. 8
03/14/2009 08:24:30 AM
*exceptional* composition with a very good use of lines and repeating themes.

3 people.
3 sun spots
3 waves
3 primary areas (sky, sea, land)

The balance of light and shadow is also very, very well done here.

First 10 of the challenge for me :)
03/14/2009 03:33:48 AM
Beautyful picture
03/13/2009 08:50:58 PM
Great work. Nice comp and tones.
03/13/2009 02:31:31 PM
Voted earlier coming back to leave comments. An evening stroll at the beach during low tide watching the waves as the sun slowly sinks in the horizon casting it's last warm golden rays for the day. I LOVE the warm golden hues in this composition. The young couple with their little one hand in hand between them as they enjoy the sights and sounds of the beach adds alot of visual interest to this beachscape capture. Nicely done!
03/13/2009 01:15:19 PM
nicely framed/cropped. could be a postcard (9)
03/13/2009 08:29:33 AM
Lovely silhouette and story. Nice detail and great colors. 9
03/13/2009 05:23:55 AM
Yup, good chance for a ribbon here. Hope you have this up on a stock site as it would sell really well..
03/12/2009 05:53:29 PM
Nicely family shot! I really like this capture.
03/12/2009 05:44:45 PM
Reminds me a bit of Spielberg's film "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", walking from the alien ship with the light from behind ...
03/12/2009 05:31:14 PM
Nice composition, well captured scene with very strong horizontal lines and diagonals to break up the horizon.
03/12/2009 03:35:35 PM
makes me think of those inspirational posters, or an apocalyptic movie poster.
03/12/2009 12:19:16 PM
nice silohuette and sunset, good luck
03/12/2009 10:14:13 AM
dreamy, and well done shot. very nice mood. great shot
03/12/2009 09:08:30 AM
One of my favorite images. I love the textures in the sand & sea, and the light is gorgeous.
03/12/2009 07:00:05 AM
This is lovely, the light, the silhouettes, makes for a great family feeling
03/11/2009 10:15:42 PM
Almost a fantasy, it's so beautiful.
03/11/2009 09:47:00 PM
03/11/2009 07:17:35 PM
Awesome family portrait... strong silhouette.
03/11/2009 06:53:51 PM
love this photo, the silhouettes are extremely powerful.
03/11/2009 03:46:07 PM
Perfect moment, colors and exposure.
03/11/2009 02:28:53 PM
This should be used for a motivational poster.
03/11/2009 01:57:53 PM
I really like the soft, dreamy feel to this image ...
03/11/2009 10:16:28 AM
Just perfect. Looks like the begining of a movie.
03/11/2009 09:38:57 AM
Simple, emotive, interesting. Love it!
03/11/2009 09:27:03 AM
Beautiful colors and silhouettes. I like the shadows.
03/11/2009 08:13:04 AM
Did you try turning that around and using a fill flash? It may have been a real nice photo too.

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