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Stars...the Poetry of Nature that uplifts the spirit within us.
Stars...the Poetry of Nature that uplifts the spirit within us.
DrAchoo


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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Mar 8, 2009
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Mar 8, 2009

A fairly altered quote from John Ruskin. The proper quotation reads, "It is written on the arched sky; it looks out from every star. It is the poetry of Nature; it is that which uplifts the spirit within us."

This picture was taken the first week I got my 5D back in 2006. What fond memories. And while I won a Free Study Blue Ribbon with another version, I always did like this one too with its portrait crop.

Statistics
Place: 19 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.9396
Avg (commenters): 7.8161
Avg (participants): 6.9502
Avg (non-participants): 6.8800
Views since voting: 2548
Views during voting: 770
Votes: 497
Comments: 103
Favorites: 18 (view)


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04/23/2009 03:27:20 PM
Originally posted by mpeters:

I prefer the blue over the purple. Good luck Jason.


Nope...this one is just a mere outtake to the superb purple version which captured my photographic heart...;-P
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03/18/2009 11:20:16 PM
Congratulations - beautiful entry
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03/18/2009 07:22:35 PM
gave this an eight. lovely scene.
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03/18/2009 02:35:07 PM
gave you a 10, great image and congrats on the top 20 doc!
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03/18/2009 01:18:16 PM
title no doubt really hurt this one. nice capture and post work.
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03/18/2009 04:00:34 AM
Brilliant shot Doc, you got a 9 from me.
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03/18/2009 02:42:07 AM
beautiful! Congratulations on the top 20 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 11:30:29 PM
good balance of light in the sky and on the ground
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03/17/2009 10:55:36 PM
I remember this or a similar shot. It's amazing how they stay with you. I'll look for it after challenge is over, but I recall a story about erasing pictures off memory card to put new ones on. Maybe not this one, but it's still a great shot.
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03/17/2009 09:18:33 PM
i typically hate cannon beach, bet i'm willing to put my pettiness aside for a shot like this. nicely done.
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03/17/2009 07:47:03 PM
This must be a whiterook! :P
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03/17/2009 07:06:54 PM
great stars
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03/17/2009 06:15:12 PM
I think you've said it all!! Excellent capture!! 8
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03/17/2009 02:23:28 PM
I prefer the blue over the purple. Good luck Jason.
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03/17/2009 12:48:13 PM
Amazing. Gorgeous sky, in particular. Favorite. Love it!!
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03/17/2009 09:18:59 AM
Amazing photo, one of my favourites of the challenge
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03/17/2009 09:03:15 AM
hm very nice, 6 from me ;)

brano
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03/17/2009 03:09:07 AM
I really like the compostion here. Excellent exposore and colors.
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03/17/2009 01:15:22 AM
Incredible shot. Beautiful.
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03/16/2009 11:55:00 PM
very well done and the campers in front adds to the scene
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03/16/2009 11:48:19 PM
Great Cannon Beach photo. Guessing that it'll beat mine...
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03/16/2009 10:50:44 PM
Beautiful image. I like the story that it tells.

Not voting yet.
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03/16/2009 10:36:46 PM
Looks like fun ! Great sky! Is this an outtake from an old challenge in the past ? I saw a photo like this before.
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03/16/2009 10:10:48 PM
Haystack rock after dark, with a beach fire to keep you warm. What a wonderful thought - and picture.
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03/16/2009 07:17:54 PM
Beautiful starry sky and great company. What a great looking evening. Good times :) (no vote)
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03/16/2009 06:13:24 PM
This is awesome! Great shot, Lighting is perfect. 9
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03/16/2009 04:10:21 PM
very nice shot indeed...wonderful long exposure...really like the colors and tones...
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03/16/2009 02:18:24 PM
I wish I was there. What a great presentation.
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03/16/2009 10:58:54 AM
Wow! Love it!
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03/16/2009 03:22:57 AM
really interesting image
i like the lighting
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03/16/2009 02:28:03 AM
great composition and such bright stars!
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03/15/2009 10:48:59 PM
Great color and lighting. Nice job.
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03/15/2009 09:58:30 PM
Real nice capture. 8
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03/15/2009 08:43:40 PM
WOW - WOW
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03/15/2009 05:46:37 PM
The stars don't seem real, but if they are... wow, what an image.
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03/15/2009 02:38:02 PM
Very well done!
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03/15/2009 12:22:38 PM
What a picturesque scene... Love the colors and lighting. Great job.
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03/15/2009 11:58:26 AM
This is amazing, long exposure at it's best
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03/15/2009 11:21:15 AM
I'll be back after voting to see exactly how you pulled this off. Wonderful capture!
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03/15/2009 10:12:27 AM
That's a lot of stars. I remember a similar photo from a past challenge, was it Jason's? A gorgeous photo.
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03/15/2009 09:48:39 AM
I love the colors. Nice job.
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03/15/2009 09:18:51 AM
I think that this is a stunning picture and original too in that it is a night time landscape that also captures a moment. You can almost imagine the spookey stories being told around the fire. Very cool indeed. I gave it a 9. Good luck for the rest of the challenge.
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03/15/2009 07:02:05 AM
Beautiful sky and color combination with the beach.
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03/15/2009 05:51:07 AM
Aaaah.. the old haystack rock. Amazing photo!
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03/15/2009 01:16:32 AM
this is fabulous , top notch night shot, 9
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03/14/2009 08:39:16 PM
A 'signature' image; a signature 10! Makes me want to be there and share in the comradery.
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03/14/2009 07:14:41 PM
great shot
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03/14/2009 03:15:22 PM
Great colour
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03/14/2009 02:37:40 PM
Coming back to comment...

What a place to party!
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03/14/2009 12:40:44 PM
WOW, awesome sky!
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03/14/2009 12:00:06 PM
A very good timing for this. The blue helps fill the photo with subject.
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03/14/2009 08:02:31 AM
Something magical about this one, very nice.
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03/14/2009 06:54:24 AM
Amazing.
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03/14/2009 05:59:02 AM
Wonderful image with all those pinprick stars against that blue and the huddled figures on the beach bathed in the light of their campfire. Nice lighting and processing. 8
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03/13/2009 09:24:15 PM
Great job - stunning image.
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03/13/2009 04:45:48 PM
Wonderful story-filled image. The stars look great and sharp and the light of the fire really draws the eye in. Looks like fun!
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03/13/2009 04:37:23 PM
Beautiful shot, and excellent choice of shutter speed to bring out the twilight, and still keep the people in focus.
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03/13/2009 04:24:47 PM
Amazing!
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03/13/2009 03:23:45 PM
I'm hoping to leave comments on as many photo's in this challenge as possible... out of (currently) 1124 images, I gave 31 of them a 9. Your image was one of those 31.

There are a lot of starry sky photos in this challenge, but this is one of the standout images for me. The warm glow from the fire is so inviting, and the whole scene is serene and as you say uplifting. A perhaps stark and maybe even "boring" location in the twilight, you have converted it into somewhere special!

This is an amended comment... it was originally "Adore the colours :-)". That said, I do adore the colours :-) Good luck for a strong finish in the challenge!
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03/13/2009 03:10:56 PM
Wow, light is doing amazing things in this photo. The stars look great, the light from the fire is spectacular.
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03/13/2009 03:01:26 PM
Amazing capture, great composition.
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03/13/2009 02:51:08 PM
This must have been a wonderful evening. Incredibly sharp considering the length of exposure. Love all the stars, and the fire haze over the campers.
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03/13/2009 01:31:47 PM
Wow! Amazing sharpness and lighting. I love the balance of star/moon light and campfire. Well done!
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03/13/2009 12:33:42 PM
what an amazing place for a fire, great sky, love your title
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03/13/2009 11:17:39 AM
Great shot!
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03/13/2009 10:43:35 AM
Isn't nature wonderful?
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03/13/2009 08:57:53 AM
wow, thats quite a view
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03/13/2009 02:53:48 AM
Stunning shot. The campers in the forground really make this shot for me.
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03/13/2009 12:40:47 AM
Very nice
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03/12/2009 10:34:57 PM
Wow. Really spectacular!! Looks like a great night there.
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03/12/2009 08:41:08 PM
Really cool image
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03/12/2009 06:03:10 PM
Magical! I love it!
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03/12/2009 04:29:00 PM
love this shot... I actually try to achieve this every time i go camping, with mixed results, never anything as perfect as this, so I know its not easy. I think the key is to block the actual fire. The image at once encompasses the sublime beauty of this earth along with the wonder of being out in and experiencing that sublimity. One of two 10's so far. GL.
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03/12/2009 04:13:43 PM
The glow of the fire and stars is excellent. Crisp and clear.
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03/12/2009 03:55:32 PM
I'd love to be sitting around that fire in this great setting. Thanks for the momment.
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03/12/2009 03:50:15 PM
Nice pic. Where was this taken?
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03/12/2009 03:27:35 PM
Excellent
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03/12/2009 01:56:50 PM
Ha, find your gem, the perfect gem. I can even see the details on the rock. The composition and the colors are perfect too. 10
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03/12/2009 01:37:52 PM
outstanding
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03/12/2009 01:03:54 PM
love the shot, title is a bit cumbersome /7
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03/12/2009 12:52:10 PM
Love the stars and the colors.
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03/12/2009 10:43:04 AM
Wow...great sky.
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03/12/2009 09:54:29 AM
Beautiful capture and love the campers. Nice detail and lighting.
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03/12/2009 09:13:30 AM
Really beautiful and interesting scene, nicely captured.
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03/12/2009 06:58:14 AM
I love the people around the campfire - so great! Your processing of the stars has really made them pop, but they look a little fake now.
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03/11/2009 10:54:22 PM
Doc, work on the poetry...
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03/11/2009 09:41:57 PM
Stars really look fake but it has very nice color.
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03/11/2009 09:02:55 PM
how fun 10
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03/11/2009 04:33:32 PM
Man those stars look fake. I bet you just painted them in. ;)
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03/11/2009 03:31:15 PM
Pass me a marshmallow.
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03/11/2009 03:21:18 PM
great shot, and mood. too bad the shadow of the photographer is so visible, takes away from the magic of the shot
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03/11/2009 02:38:04 PM
Hiya, Doc!
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03/11/2009 01:34:09 PM
Cool shot, I love the stars.
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03/11/2009 12:23:09 PM
Gathered near the foot of the spire of stone, the friends gathered around the fire for warmth & good company under a sea of stars. Love the imagery here and the colors are absolutely magical. Beautifully captured and presented, thank you for sharing this beauty.
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03/11/2009 11:35:05 AM
Fabulous shot I really hope it does well. I like the colouring of the sky and the brilliance of the stars. Composition is well thought out.
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03/11/2009 11:05:22 AM
I recognize this one ;)

I love how the stars "pop". Good use of the rule of thirds.
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03/11/2009 10:31:27 AM
Congratulations on being part of this 1000th challenge on DPC. Keep up the good work!!
03/11/2009 09:33:21 AM
Love that sky.... 10/10. This is my pick - well done.
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03/11/2009 06:34:02 AM
What a location! Would love to hear the story behind this shot. Beautiful colour, clarity and composition. just a really captivating image. Good luck: 10.
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03/11/2009 06:05:38 AM
Love the concept and execution
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03/11/2009 01:30:57 AM
Looks like something I'd see in a Nat. Geographic magazine. WOW
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03/11/2009 01:13:49 AM
Magnificent image, the people around the fire really ground this image
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03/11/2009 12:36:48 AM
NICE.......! 7
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