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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D60
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Koceli,Turkey
Date: Oct 11, 2009
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 124 secs.
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2009

I used B+W ND#110 filter.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 7.1721
Avg (commenters): 7.9709
Avg (participants): 7.2098
Avg (non-participants): 6.9467
Views since voting: 10804
Views during voting: 844
Votes: 523
Comments: 147
Favorites: 59 (view)


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03/24/2009 02:18:08 AM
awesome shot .. i hope one day i can do this with my d60 .. congrats on the ribbon
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03/22/2009 11:50:32 PM
Gorgeous!! Congrats!
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03/21/2009 07:13:19 PM
Well done Alper.
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03/19/2009 10:41:25 PM
Of the top three this was my favorite. Congratulations, for the yellow.
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03/19/2009 03:28:08 AM
Such a peaceful, tranquil, gorgeous image! If this is only your second entry on this site, you are going to do quite well!
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03/18/2009 11:29:56 PM
Very nice, I love the composition. Congratulations.
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03/18/2009 05:04:13 PM
This is a very beautiful image. Where exactly in Kocaeli, Turkey was this taken?
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03/18/2009 04:46:35 PM
Time is the Time machine @ 10-11-09 ;-P
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03/18/2009 03:16:25 PM
Many many thanks to everybody for their nice comments and support.
( Of course,the photo was taken 11.10.2008, I had mistyped the last digit :) )
03/18/2009 03:11:59 PM
I am so happy to see this one with a ribbon! It is beautiful beyond words! You are such an amazing photographer. Both of your entries won deserving ribbons! Congratulations!!
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03/18/2009 01:25:52 PM
This is fantastic well done
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03/18/2009 12:39:41 PM
Congrats on the ribbon! Very well deserved.
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03/18/2009 12:23:18 PM
so nice that you did not over-process this one
congrats on your ribbon!
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03/18/2009 12:18:32 PM
According to the attached EXIF data on the photo it was taken October 11th 2008 at 6:05pm. So I'm guessing the 2009 was a typo.

I do want to congratulate you on going from your first entry being DQ'd to winning a ribbon on your second try. Very well done. The photo is excellent.
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03/18/2009 12:15:29 PM
Wow! your ribbon ratio is 100% Congratulations.
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03/18/2009 11:56:46 AM
Very well done indeed!!!
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03/18/2009 11:34:31 AM
congrats!!! for the Sony Photo Award as well ;)
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03/18/2009 11:08:35 AM
Date: Oct 11, 2009

You mean 2008?
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03/18/2009 10:44:09 AM
Congrats on the deserved ribbon on your first valid entry!!
Just make sure about the date, because according to the info you entered the shot has not been taken yet :-)
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03/18/2009 10:32:32 AM
Congratulations on your 3rd place with an excellent entry. No mean feat when you consider how many entries there were.
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03/18/2009 09:43:42 AM
Congrats on your ribbon!
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03/18/2009 09:00:02 AM
Your first entry? Wow. Sincere congratulations.
By the way, check the date under your photo information. :-)
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03/18/2009 08:08:17 AM
Congrats on your ribbon! Supper image!
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03/18/2009 06:29:21 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon. I loved this when I first saw it. Now I know how long the exposure was I am in awe of your achievement.
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03/18/2009 06:18:57 AM
124 second exposure, wow! At least I understand the smeared clouds now and I have learned a new technique. Thank you and congratulations on the ribbon. This was one of my 3 in my top 10 to be in the top 10. . . .
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03/18/2009 06:17:31 AM
124 second exposure, wow! At least I understand the smeared clouds now and I have learned a new technique. Thank you and congratulations on the ribbon. This was my only top 10 to be in the top 10. . . .
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03/18/2009 06:00:14 AM
Beautiful image. Congrats on the ribbon.
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03/18/2009 05:28:28 AM
congrats on the ribbon such a beautiful image
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03/18/2009 04:04:54 AM
That is as good as it gets.I have seen and photographed the ocean.I have used Velvia Film.But this is good as it gets. Harvey Sherman
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03/18/2009 03:20:23 AM
WOW!!! Spectacular. Great finish.
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03/18/2009 03:18:34 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, gorgeous shot
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03/18/2009 02:42:43 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and very nice photo.
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03/18/2009 02:34:39 AM
love this image - different dynamic with the clouds. Congrats on the ribbon.
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03/18/2009 02:13:08 AM
Absolutely gorgeous image, with beautiful dynamism in the clouds and dreamy serenity in the water.
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03/18/2009 01:53:46 AM
Congratulations on the Yellow!
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03/18/2009 12:26:09 AM
Very smooth shot. Congrats on getting the Yellow.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:18:04 PM
Interesting blur in clouds, and juxtaposition of grey and pink. The dock adds interest.
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03/17/2009 09:47:27 PM
Good sense of design in this waterscape, nice soft hues. 7
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03/17/2009 09:30:45 PM
I could easily see this shot on the front page. Beautiful job 10! Instant fave...and this is the first time during voting that i have ever added a photo to my favorites...so yeah...it's that good..lol ;-)
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03/17/2009 05:53:00 PM
Nice horizon break. Nice visual lead of the eye. 7. Quite meditative.
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03/17/2009 05:13:23 PM
Bears the weight of this challenge! Worthy, of first place. I wish it was bigger in size. it feels like 640x640 not 720X720. 10
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03/17/2009 04:03:17 PM
So very very pretty - great work!
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03/17/2009 03:12:27 PM
well balanced, subtle colors, yet dramatic effect with the time blur
a certain Zen to the moment, with the feel of Japanese water and brush paintings +3
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03/17/2009 01:01:02 PM
like the sky
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03/17/2009 11:41:12 AM
Great smooth lines and textures in this, could be a painting.
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03/17/2009 04:58:56 AM
very nice, its seven from me ;D
brano
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03/17/2009 04:22:49 AM
great cloud motion on this shot, fantastic glassy water, great colours. Nice use of the rocks in the foreground to follow the lines of the jetty
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03/17/2009 02:59:24 AM
Just beautiful. It gives me such a sense of calm and acceptance. Lovely.
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03/16/2009 11:14:19 PM
Really amazing image! Love it!
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03/16/2009 11:00:09 PM
Beautiful colours, and I love the smoothness of the water. Long shutter?
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03/16/2009 08:20:10 PM
beautiful and smooth. 9
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03/16/2009 06:46:12 PM
Lovely pastel tones makes this a pleasure to view. Among best of show.
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03/16/2009 03:28:08 PM
just love the sunset shots...they are so good in this challenge...nice soft colors...like the curving line of the bridge/pathway
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03/16/2009 02:37:47 PM
one single word....BEAUTIFUL! double digit score...10.
At the end of looking - this has got to be one of the top two! Good luck.
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03/16/2009 02:31:02 PM
Man oh man, those colors together are awesome. What a gorgeous scene. Favorite!!
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03/16/2009 02:20:40 PM
Nice shot. I like the color and composition.
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03/16/2009 01:33:37 PM
WOW, what a great landscape!! But why only 600 pixels when 720 allowed? I think this would have ended much higher if it was bigger.
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03/16/2009 11:21:20 AM
Stunning... The tones are so beautiful in this - and I LOVE the slightly curved leading line of the dock. Bumping up to 9.
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03/15/2009 10:56:16 PM
Nice capture and well processed.
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03/15/2009 10:48:11 PM
Love the lines in this one. Maybe a thirds composition with more sky would have improved this?
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03/15/2009 10:15:12 PM
Beautiful!
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03/15/2009 06:41:07 PM
An interesting image with pretty colours I like this 9
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03/15/2009 06:37:29 PM
I bet you had to stack up the ND filters on this one.. defintely worth it as it is outstanding.
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03/15/2009 06:12:23 PM
Love the light!
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03/15/2009 04:10:16 PM
love the soft glow and and the sky.
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03/15/2009 01:03:29 PM
For such a serene scene the is a definite sense of motion due to the rays through the clouds. Fascinating.
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03/15/2009 11:58:18 AM
Excellent long exposure. I really like this one!
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03/15/2009 10:34:38 AM
wonderful composition, lovely colors overall, 8
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03/15/2009 10:33:40 AM
so calm, so peaceful. one of my favorites. 10
03/15/2009 10:26:02 AM
Beautiful colors and sun rays in the peaceful looking land/seascape.
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03/15/2009 10:17:30 AM
Very nice image. It's good to see a few "great" images. This is a perfect reflection of your abilities as a photographer.
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03/15/2009 10:04:17 AM
That's a pretty amazing sky, the water is so smooth. I really like the curve of the pier too.
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03/15/2009 09:37:27 AM
Such gorgeous colours and the movement and softness that it creates is wonderfull. Well done and good luck for the rest of the challenge.
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03/15/2009 09:15:56 AM
I like this a lot. Thanks for sharing.
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03/14/2009 11:23:22 PM
great pic! If it wasn't for the rocks in the bottom right corner.

I think this would have worked much better with just the sea, sky and wharf. The rocks don't do anything for me apart from remind me that i'm on the land and not in the middle of the lake/sea like I would like to be.
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03/14/2009 11:22:03 PM
A classic in a square :) Lovely colours, the touch of green at bottom right adds a lot to this.
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03/14/2009 11:16:38 PM
What a breath taking photo. Just mezmerizing. 10
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03/14/2009 08:35:49 PM
Perfect balance! Great choice on the shutter speed!
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03/14/2009 06:47:43 PM
Very smooth but not so much so where you dwell on it negatively. The simplicity is just right. The rocks on the right complicates the scene just enough to make it work. Color and light are exquisite. Overall, technically flawless. Could use something to make it more emotive.
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03/14/2009 04:53:24 PM
Gorgeous sky
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03/14/2009 04:18:59 PM
I think this is going to place very, very high :-)

Not only is it a stunning landscape, it has incredible movement and dynamics. The colors are incredible and complimentary. The curved movement of the pier, with the short vertical pylons add visual contrast. Great reflection, incredible depth. A fave.
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03/14/2009 01:18:29 PM
So peaceful, so beautiful. Almost wish the rocks weren't in the foreground; they're a bit too harsh for the overall softness of this scene.
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03/14/2009 12:19:42 PM
And now is now, beautiful image.
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03/14/2009 12:00:02 PM
Beautiful!
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03/14/2009 11:27:14 AM
Beautiful and quite unreal scene. Nice processing. 8
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03/14/2009 11:17:34 AM
Really depth in this presentation.
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03/14/2009 08:58:04 AM
I like the way the long exposure creates brush strokes of the clouds. Really nicely done.
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03/14/2009 08:35:50 AM
Snap crackle and POP.
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03/14/2009 07:42:02 AM
Don't understand the streaks in the sky but a charming shot all the same.
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03/14/2009 07:13:00 AM
Beautiful sky. I like the long exposure you used.
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03/14/2009 04:14:21 AM
Stunning! 9.
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03/14/2009 01:42:55 AM
Yikes! I have seen some impressive photos here, and I've only voted on 22% so far, but if it were me handing out ribbons -- this one would have the blue so far! That curved pier adds interest and uniqueness to this glorious sunset scene.
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03/13/2009 11:39:20 PM
quite a light show there - great perspective and I like the sharp dock contrasted with the blurry water - very effective -10-
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03/13/2009 10:44:03 PM
Great shot, and I like the centered split of your water and horizon. At fist glance it looks like a long exposure with a lens zoom. The dock and rocks give this one nice focus and very strong elements of interest.
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03/13/2009 08:52:28 PM
Great tones. nice subject. Makes you feel peaceful.
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03/13/2009 08:30:02 PM
Nice velvety textures and colors. The foreground does not go too dark either.
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03/13/2009 07:25:27 PM
nice HDR. I think a cooler effect could have been reached shooting from close to the ground by the rocks.
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03/13/2009 07:21:19 PM
Very moody! Well done :)
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03/13/2009 05:49:04 PM
Lovely image. The water is gorgeous and the sharp pier is wonderful.

Not voting yet.
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03/13/2009 03:23:00 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 lots of sea/sunset/pier pictures in this challenge, but yours is one of my favourites. I like the way the long exposure has fogged the water, giving the reflections of the sky a very muted appearance. Just enough foreground to tie the image together wonderfully with an extra splash of colour.

Good luck for a strong finish in this challenge.
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03/13/2009 01:49:43 PM
So calm and silky-smooth. Beautiful colors. Althoug I like the contrast that green rocks in the lower right corner provide, I think it would look better without them, just the greys and pinks. Beautiful image.
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03/13/2009 12:47:44 PM
Beautiful soft colors
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03/13/2009 11:46:28 AM
I really like the dynamics in the clouds here. The water looks like ice it is so silky smooth.
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03/13/2009 08:23:08 AM
Wow. You're about to get my first 10. The shutter speed made he sky look absolutely amazing.
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03/13/2009 07:54:04 AM
Very smooth. Nice colors and good detail. Love the foreground rocks.
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03/13/2009 05:34:19 AM
Excellent!
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03/13/2009 03:14:38 AM
just awesome colors and subject is really interesting
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03/13/2009 02:38:41 AM
Gorgeous light.....terrific, sliky, smooth, water, wonderful composition!!
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03/13/2009 02:34:35 AM
Don't make me give you a 10. OK, 10
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03/13/2009 01:12:26 AM
Excellent shot, the sky is very dramatic and the colors are great.
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03/12/2009 11:19:43 PM
gosh this is lovly i gave it a 10
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03/12/2009 10:37:33 PM
Lovely!
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03/12/2009 08:14:39 PM
For a simple photo, there is a lot of good elements.
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03/12/2009 05:32:36 PM
excellent. great movement in the sky - You must have been very pleased with this photo. great work.
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03/12/2009 05:25:28 PM
Very soft, nice lighting and colors.
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03/12/2009 05:24:11 PM
very very nice indeed
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03/12/2009 05:03:37 PM
I really like this, the long exposure has made the water beautifully smooth. The colours are lovely too.
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03/12/2009 04:37:41 PM
It's interesting how nature's colours always work so well together. Lovely image :)
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03/12/2009 04:30:21 PM
Very dramatic photo. I love the hint of color.
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03/12/2009 04:00:14 PM
serenity meets drama - great
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03/12/2009 03:50:11 PM
Wonderful soft glow. The coloring in the sky is very nice.
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03/12/2009 01:34:07 PM
Not much to say here, except for Excellent!! Hope it does well.
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03/12/2009 12:58:16 PM
Very beautiful!! a 10 from me.
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03/12/2009 12:21:58 PM
wow this is beautiful, not sure how you got the sky to look like that or the water to look so silky but it really works
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03/12/2009 09:39:40 AM
Lovely scene, well done!
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03/12/2009 08:25:11 AM
Great! I'm a little puzzled by the wind direction though, which way is it moving?

The stillness of the water really adds to this. did you use selective NR on the water to get the silky effect?
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03/12/2009 06:29:05 AM
Love the clouds and wonderful stillness.
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03/12/2009 05:56:19 AM
I like the drama and colours of this shot
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03/12/2009 05:08:34 AM
Eerie water. Well taken, the green in the corner is great.
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03/12/2009 04:22:55 AM
The water is lovely but I think the effect in the sky is a bit much
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03/12/2009 01:48:14 AM
What a sky!
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03/11/2009 11:35:42 PM
great shot,
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03/11/2009 11:23:36 PM
Great elements in this photo. But I think in this case simpler would be better and perhaps crop out the rocks in the bottom right. Still, a very strong photo.
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03/11/2009 07:14:11 PM
very serene, I love it
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03/11/2009 07:10:57 PM
I love your choice of exposure here. Such a cool surreal feel to the image. Very cool, I like it!
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03/11/2009 05:10:12 PM
Very nice! How long was the exposure? Think this is my fav so far. What would it look like if you brought the horizon down or up just a little?
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03/11/2009 05:07:39 PM
So beautiful. Simple composition yet so much to look at. I've been drawn back several times to this. Congrats to this on such a great shot. 10
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03/11/2009 03:52:13 PM
Your title has me perplexed. Incredibly smooth water.
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03/11/2009 03:45:29 PM
I love the top parts of this image. I think a crop off the bottom would have made it better. put more emphasis on those fantastic moving clouds and sweeping pier.
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03/11/2009 11:31:24 AM
very tranquil shot. a slightly higher POV had separated jetty and horizon better
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03/11/2009 09:04:09 AM
I love the effect from the sky from the long exposure and how silky smooth the water is, very nice
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03/11/2009 07:35:09 AM
Love the colors
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03/11/2009 02:31:24 AM
very cool, has alot of gradiation
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03/11/2009 01:47:44 AM
Subdued sunsets are just as beautiful as the lurid ones, and this is a glorious shot.
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03/11/2009 01:46:25 AM
Beautiful tones and composition. Gorgeous shot!!
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03/11/2009 01:32:02 AM
nice mood
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03/11/2009 12:14:06 AM
Incredibly gorgeous. I love the smoothness. Like a velvet day. :~)
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