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Sunset fantasia of a rocky beach
Sunset fantasia of a rocky beach
william88


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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Date: Sep 22, 2007
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 15
Galleries: Nature, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

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Statistics
Place: 6 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 7.1360
Avg (commenters): 8.2784
Avg (participants): 7.1708
Avg (non-participants): 6.9518
Views since voting: 5350
Views during voting: 836
Votes: 522
Comments: 114
Favorites: 38 (view)


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03/24/2009 02:31:33 AM
Great shot ,, love the colors
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03/21/2009 02:03:16 PM
Beautifully peaceful, a wonderful image. Congrats on your great finish, William.
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03/21/2009 01:31:53 PM
simply amazing. contrast, color, light, timing, composition, all perfect.
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03/18/2009 12:21:18 PM
this is a WOW
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03/18/2009 12:02:42 PM
Excellent finish!!!
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03/18/2009 08:09:55 AM
Congrats on top 10! Beautiful beach!
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03/18/2009 03:22:02 AM
william , congrats on the Top 10, excellent shot.
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03/18/2009 03:21:11 AM
WOW!!! Spectacular. Great finish.
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03/18/2009 02:41:12 AM
I really like the surreal effect that the time exposure creates. Excellent and congrats on the top 10 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 09:56:20 PM
It looks so surreal! I love it!
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03/17/2009 05:50:01 PM
Peaceful sunset. Really nice color. 8. New fav.
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03/17/2009 12:07:53 PM
Reminds me of ghosts sweeping over the rocks.
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03/17/2009 11:56:37 AM
A fabulous capture!
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03/17/2009 04:52:27 AM
nice capture!! 9
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03/17/2009 03:04:59 AM
Nice silky smooth water. Great details on the rocks. I didn't like the composition that much. I would like to see little bit more cloud here.
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03/17/2009 03:02:31 AM
good luck william :P
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03/17/2009 12:42:42 AM
Beautiful shot.
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03/16/2009 09:51:36 PM
Nice sun path, colors, and silhouettes
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03/16/2009 06:37:35 PM
Simply magical - Bravo!
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03/16/2009 06:09:18 PM
Beautiful rocky shoreline. I like the swirling water and the contrast in the colors of the water and the dramatic sky.
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03/16/2009 04:24:22 PM
The colors are outstanding. The water is otherworldly. Fantastic image...10
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03/16/2009 03:08:08 PM
WOW .. this is so beautiful .. love the gorgeous colours and that amazing blur of the water .. great shot .. :)
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03/16/2009 02:08:37 PM
I'd guess it is William's, as close to perfect as can be.

This would be my pic for ribbon, best landscape in the bunch!
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03/16/2009 01:22:26 PM
Voted earlier coming back to leave comments now. Wow! The long exposure has turned the motion of the water on the rocks into something truly magical and mystical. It looks like the there is mist hanging over the water. The colors are absolutely magnificent!! Processing is truly wonderful on this composition! Great job in capturing and presenting this beautiful sunset beach scene.
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03/16/2009 01:10:15 PM
My 1st 10 vote of the challenge, and there are some amazing images here! Love this!
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03/16/2009 12:51:20 PM
ok im sure you've gotten a million comments saying how awesome this is, but im going to be forced to say it again:)

this is AWESOME!!!!! that water in the rocks just makes me shiver. i want to go to the coast soooo bad so i can completely fail at making such a pretty photo lol

my guess is top 50, maybe top 25.-10
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03/16/2009 11:51:57 AM
What a wonderful long exposure. Well done!
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03/16/2009 11:33:33 AM
Love the colors, so bright and vivid. I really like the long exposure and the creamy ocean effect it gives.
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03/16/2009 10:59:36 AM
Certainly a "WOW" shot. Incredible tones and comp. Truly a beautiful scene.
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03/16/2009 10:40:54 AM
Nice shot. Dreamy ocean and a sunset.
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03/16/2009 10:21:01 AM
What I like about this one is that there is still some structure in the water. On similar shots the water is often just a white surface, but this is actually more interesting.
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03/16/2009 09:22:27 AM
This photo looks like it's out of this world! great concept and framing. The sun on the horizon really adds to the photo.
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03/16/2009 06:40:44 AM
Love the time effect smokey water of the surf with the sun peeking over. Congrats.
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03/16/2009 06:16:18 AM
spectacular capture - wonderful image
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03/16/2009 05:39:46 AM
lovely misty water with a great sunset
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03/16/2009 04:37:29 AM
Awesome capture and presentation. Gorgeous.
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03/15/2009 11:40:09 PM
I'm hoping to leave comments on as many photo's in this challenge as possible... this was one of the few images I scored a 10. One of my criteria for scoring a 10 is "Would I have this photo on my wall?" and for this one, I surely would.

There are quite a few sea/sunset pictures in this challege, but this one is simply awesome. I love how the sea has fogged due to the long exposure, and the sunset looks incredibly beautiful. Great depth of field, and definition.
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03/15/2009 06:27:31 PM
Just beautiful, well done.
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03/15/2009 05:31:51 PM
beautiful

seven from me


;D brano
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03/15/2009 04:45:11 PM
Amazing shot, the detail and colors are extraordinary.
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03/15/2009 01:20:33 PM
Love the contrasting colors and the misty feel of the water. Beautiful!
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03/15/2009 10:44:37 AM
Breathtaking. So peaceful and serene.
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03/15/2009 10:39:56 AM
beautiful, love the effect of the longer exposure on the water, and just perfect how the sunlight hits the water, really beautiful 10
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03/15/2009 10:17:23 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 10:08:33 AM
I love this photo. Beautiful. Great shot. One of my favorites in the challenge.
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03/15/2009 08:57:10 AM
I just love the exposure on the water, gorgeous.

Back to vote, I gave this an 8.
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03/15/2009 08:50:44 AM
Misty looking sea and rocks with nice light and colors!
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03/14/2009 10:16:57 PM
very nice shot, seems a little too long of an exposure for my tastes.
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03/14/2009 07:13:03 PM
Amazing the range in this and the colors.
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03/14/2009 06:04:02 PM
unbeliveable exposure-its so great I have to give u 10
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03/14/2009 05:33:33 PM
Beautiful!
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03/14/2009 10:06:08 AM
The water is really magical in this shot.
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03/14/2009 09:22:09 AM
Lovely fantasy like scene. Great processing. 8
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03/14/2009 06:29:31 AM
Wow - the water looks like smoke wisps.
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03/14/2009 05:58:01 AM
wow amazing
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03/14/2009 12:39:27 AM
Although Im not overly fond of the strong blue hue in the water this is gorgeous! Maybe a little more sky but beautiful the way it is.
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03/13/2009 11:43:11 PM
Fabulous long exposure shot.
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03/13/2009 07:56:29 PM
Absolutely amazing! I hope to see a blue ribbon with this image in the upcoming week, perfect 10!
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03/13/2009 07:39:46 PM
Just a perfect sunset and water shot! Lovely, peaceful vibes given off by this.
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03/13/2009 06:43:42 PM
Very moody! Well done :)
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03/13/2009 05:01:32 PM
I never get tired of these shots. Your shutter speed was perfect, and the photo has a great colours.
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03/13/2009 04:59:09 PM
love the long exposure effect on water in foreground and the vibrant sunset colors
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03/13/2009 03:49:40 PM
Looks like we have a winner here. A straight 10 and probaly a blue ribbon. Good luck.
I`ve finished voting and pick this for the Blue. Congratulations on your ribbon :)
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03/13/2009 01:59:32 PM
Beautiful colors and beautiful water. What a lovely seascape shot!
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03/13/2009 12:45:27 PM
Beautiful seascape
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03/13/2009 12:34:16 PM
pretty good...
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03/13/2009 12:03:04 PM
wow, this is beautiful
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03/13/2009 11:46:43 AM
excellent exposure, cropping this image much tighter on the foreground with just the reflection of the sun, really creates a dramatic image IMO
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03/13/2009 10:07:57 AM
This has classic appeal. I love the 'starbursts' coming from the sun. :~)
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03/13/2009 09:48:26 AM
this one is making me drool.. literally. 9
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03/13/2009 05:04:52 AM
can't reall find anything wrong with this :)
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03/13/2009 02:32:32 AM
delic10us
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03/13/2009 12:40:33 AM
My only nitpick is that the sun is a little too prominent in the frame for my liking, otherwise a great mystical feeling is evoked
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03/12/2009 11:49:10 PM
This is stellar. Just enough shutter to make everything perfect, from the water to the starbursted sun.
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03/12/2009 10:17:13 PM
beautiful scean, looks a bit over sharp and guessing HDR exp
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03/12/2009 09:55:52 PM
more sky would have looked awesome
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03/12/2009 09:51:05 PM
The dreamlike water really makes this picture.
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03/12/2009 08:27:43 PM
Dramatic interpretation of a classic theme.
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03/12/2009 08:19:10 PM
Simply beautiful
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03/12/2009 07:58:40 PM
nice long exposure. very well captured , 7
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03/12/2009 07:37:24 PM
Very nice detail on the rocks and motion blur. Good lighting and natural colors. 9
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03/12/2009 07:11:35 PM
Like a fairy tale. The setting sun really draws the eyes. I like the violet blue tones on the water.
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03/12/2009 07:07:33 PM
This is seriously beautiful. So far my favorite image.

Edit:
Winner! Winner! Chicken dinner! My vavorite in the whole challenge. Back to bump to a 10
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03/12/2009 06:53:29 PM
HOW?? WOW
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03/12/2009 05:22:22 PM
nice one
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03/12/2009 04:50:21 PM
Lovely classical image done very well:)
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03/12/2009 03:04:54 PM
Smoke on the water, fire in the sky...
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03/12/2009 01:47:57 PM
one of my favorites so far 9
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03/12/2009 01:08:35 PM
This is lovely! 9.
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03/12/2009 12:26:16 PM
This is really beautiful. I like the colors and the "texture" of the water.
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03/12/2009 11:28:03 AM
I wonder if the image is stronger if the sun is just disappeared. Nice shot though.
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03/12/2009 08:51:33 AM
INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!! This is just the perfect landscape photo. I'm absolutely amazed, I have to know who took this. Congratulations on such a wonderful enrty. 10 from me and into my Favs.
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03/12/2009 01:01:04 AM
I like the colors, long exposure and contrast. Well done.
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03/12/2009 12:31:35 AM
Yup, nice! No comments, a very "DPC" shot, this will be on teh front page.....!
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03/11/2009 10:45:32 PM
Very nice, I like the shrouded rocks, and the reflected sunlight.
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03/11/2009 09:42:18 PM
On first glance, i like the photo. But, the more I look, the more I see that it is waaaaay overprocessed. While it looks good, you know, "eye candy", I just think this is a photography contest, not a photoshop contest.
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03/11/2009 09:30:12 PM
A sea of milk! Great effect and good processing. Top shot!
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03/11/2009 08:29:38 PM
Very surreal-looking, I like the sun's reflection on the water and the smokey effect of the water around the rocks. Exceptional!! 10
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03/11/2009 07:53:43 PM
Very cool shot. I have an idea who this might be, but with 1100+ entries, I'm not gonna take the chance :P
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03/11/2009 06:18:34 PM
Its pretty nice. I'd really like to be able to get a shot like this some time.
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03/11/2009 04:36:08 PM
Many sunrise/sunset photos in this challenge, but this one is breath-taking! Absolutely gorgeous!
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03/11/2009 04:16:21 PM
nice sunset shot great composition
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03/11/2009 03:10:44 PM
stunning,the sky.the rocks,the water...just wonderful.
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03/11/2009 02:26:16 PM
Wonderful shot. I love the glow from the fleeting sun.
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03/11/2009 02:16:56 PM
Absolutely beautiful. I love the slow motion of the water. What really impresses me here is how little of the sky you need to make this image work.
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03/11/2009 01:37:00 PM
ohhhh, can always get me with a sunset...love the colors and the soothing water...really appeals to me
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03/11/2009 01:36:21 PM
This is my type of pictures, amazing!
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03/11/2009 01:28:18 PM
Can't go wrong with a photo like this. Definitely one of the better sunset photos I've seen in quite a while.
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03/11/2009 10:57:36 AM
Absolutely stunning a ribbon for sure IMHO. You should be proud.
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03/11/2009 10:57:25 AM
lovely composition
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03/11/2009 09:58:16 AM
fantastic shot and processing. top 10 for sure
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03/11/2009 07:59:40 AM
I'm fond of this kind of mysterious waters, I can imagine the relaxing sounds of the waves shoking on the rocks and even the smell of the sea.
I love the dreamy mood, the tones, the sharpness, every element in a perfect dose, nothing is over... or under...
Technical comments are far beyond my skills and I'm unable to achieved such a nice editing like this one. The only little detail I've found is maybe some sharpening halo in the big rocks, the farest ones.
My vote : 10
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03/11/2009 05:27:53 AM
great photo, really !
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03/11/2009 02:45:07 AM
Sometimes a little more sky is good, great looking hazy water, but maybe a bit too much, very good impact here overall.
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