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Challenge: Deep DOF II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Nikon
Location: Marin Headlands
Date: Sep 22, 2009
Aperture: f9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 30 seconds
Galleries: Cityscape, Sky
Date Uploaded: Sep 22, 2009

Maybe you haven't heard of this bridge, it is called the Golden Gate and is located in San Francisco. :P

Not the most textbook Deep DoF image, with no foreground object but I wanted to enter for the DPC Open.

Taken with ND110 10 stop neutral density filter and cropped heavily since I don't have a long zoom... yet ;-)

Post challenge: Wow, this was a surprise! I even told my girlfriend a few hours before this challenge started that I should go out and try to shoot something else because I didn't have anything. haha. Thanks everyone for the votes and comments. No 1s, 2s, or 3s!

If you would like to see more images with the ND110 filter I have a folder with them here.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 151
Avg (all users): 7.6032
Avg (commenters): 8.3478
Avg (participants): 7.5254
Avg (non-participants): 7.6385
Views since voting: 7453
Views during voting: 420
Votes: 189
Comments: 61
Favorites: 12 (view)


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07/12/2010 09:27:40 PM
WOW!!!!
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10/03/2009 09:24:01 PM
Nice shot
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10/03/2009 11:16:23 AM
Fabulous for me! It packs a supermarket of space in a single shot! Congrats on the blue!
Goes into my favs!
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10/01/2009 07:53:38 PM
Nice light, but I am not a fan of the foreground.
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10/01/2009 09:18:20 AM
Wonderful! Yet another spot I need to go to next time in Berkeley.
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10/01/2009 03:06:01 AM
Wd! Here's a good argument for that Tamron
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09/30/2009 09:56:45 PM
One of the nicest photos of the bridge I have seen. It really illustrates the enormous size of it.

Message edited by author 2009-09-30 21:58:08.
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09/30/2009 08:12:10 PM
Incredible shot Joe, congratulations!
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09/30/2009 05:57:08 PM
Super job, Joe! Great POV. Many congrats on your Blue!
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09/30/2009 05:56:23 PM
this is gorgeous, in basic and the play of lighting variations perfect!! Great finish too! Congrats!!
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09/30/2009 05:28:22 PM
This brings back so many childhood memories! I lived in San Jose for 30 years and visited SF regularly! Beautiful job!
Debbi
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09/30/2009 05:07:29 PM
Excellent! Love the composition, and the slightest hint of the reflection of the bridge. Congratulations on the well deserved blue.
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09/30/2009 02:40:51 PM
Wow!! This is the best of the best! What a beautiful perspective! Congratulations!!!
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09/30/2009 02:00:52 PM
It's the Orange Gate Bridge! :) Congrats, Joe!
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09/30/2009 12:06:50 PM
Oh Joe! Congratulations on your BLUE!!! Wooooo Hoooooo! (I'm kinda thinkin' this photo needs more PURPLE though...;-P)
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09/30/2009 12:04:16 PM
Congrats on the well deserved blue!!!

Raj
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09/30/2009 11:59:37 AM
Sweet shot Joe! Nice to see the Northern CA crowd grab 1st and 2nd place! :-)
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09/30/2009 10:37:34 AM
Congratulations on a compelling image. A well deserved blue ribbon!
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09/30/2009 10:20:08 AM
Joe, as is usual in your photography, a beautiful interpretation.
Congratulations on your ribbon.
:-))
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09/30/2009 08:59:13 AM
... still love it! What a great shot! Congratulations.
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09/30/2009 07:15:43 AM
Cool shot mate, congrats on the ribbon, that cloud is awesome, makes the shot!
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09/30/2009 07:13:29 AM
Congrats Joe. Great shot. That bridge is just magic. I stayed in Berkeley for a year back in 1995 when I was 10. Man I wish I could go back there, this time with my camera in my hand.
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09/30/2009 07:00:56 AM
Outstanding shot. Congrats on the blue!
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09/30/2009 06:41:12 AM
Congratulations, an amazing shot and an amazing score. Adding straight to my fav's
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09/30/2009 06:35:58 AM
Looks like a hole in one to me! That should help you in the DPC Open :)
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09/30/2009 03:19:56 AM
Bravo Joe!!!!
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09/30/2009 02:07:05 AM
WTG, Joe! Congrats on winning the blue with this beauty.
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09/30/2009 01:26:37 AM
It's that tower thingie that did it for you in this one. Congrats on more hardware to hang in the garage. (You do print the ribbons out, attach them to a hook and hang them somewhere, yes?)
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09/30/2009 01:13:43 AM
A bird's eye view for sure, nice job co-operating with the weather for such expansive tones, congrats!
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09/30/2009 01:01:24 AM
A Beauty Joe !!!!! Huge congrats on the ribbon
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09/30/2009 12:45:12 AM
Beautiful shot man, really great.
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09/30/2009 12:24:52 AM
Hey there Joe! Congrats! Guess we both have our favorite places :). I'll admit it, I penalized you for the lack of clear foreground subject matter. :/
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09/30/2009 12:11:24 AM
Congrats, Joe! And now you once again "own" this lens. :)
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09/30/2009 12:07:42 AM
Nice job Joe! Congrats @ ya!
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09/30/2009 12:05:42 AM
Well, how about that :-) Non-textbook winner! Way to go, Joe.
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09/30/2009 12:04:28 AM
Gorgeous! A Big Congrats!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/29/2009 11:12:13 PM
This is Deep DOF folks.
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09/29/2009 01:52:01 PM
Well shot, great composure, exposure, DOF. Spot on DMC. Only thing is the shadow in front that throws me a bit. 9.
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09/28/2009 06:24:41 AM
Nicely done, The comp, colors, crop are excellent.
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09/27/2009 04:29:26 PM
Excellent! Just this silly cloud, which put the hill in the shadow :( Fantastic view. Good luck 9.
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09/27/2009 11:22:44 AM
love it!
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09/26/2009 11:54:00 PM
Great vantage point. Cool, soft, fluffy fog.
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09/26/2009 05:12:39 AM
surreal! i wish there was more light on the road also, but it's a clear 10!
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09/25/2009 03:41:17 PM
Nice sharpness in the foreground, middle ground, and the background tower beyond the clouds. Very picturesque too. Nice image.
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09/25/2009 11:37:58 AM
Wow, so pretty, i've never seen this spectacular composition before. I keep thinkig how neat would it be to duplicate it with a car headlight trail along the road. It probably can be done with just one more ND and lucky timing. It may even be worth planting the car and synchronizing via cell phone. I hate not living in San Francisco. If this picture does not ribbon then none of them should. (not voting)
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09/25/2009 07:17:32 AM
The bottom half of the photo is pleasant, the top half fantastic. It is like two separate shots. Wierd and awesome. Great DOF
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09/24/2009 04:00:50 PM
unbelievable clarity. beautiful shot
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09/24/2009 12:46:28 PM
Superb. My favorite: first, it's beautiful - I love the colors, the softness of the fog vs the sharpness of the bridge & landscape. It actually is deep dof (strangely, this is unusual in this challenge), and the deep DOF is there for a reason & adds to the image. Good luck!
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09/24/2009 10:34:42 AM
The only 10 I gave. (voted earlier)
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09/24/2009 12:38:52 AM
Clean shot.
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09/23/2009 06:44:16 PM
A hard subject to improve upon, given so many awesome shots of the Golden Gate floating around..... the clouds make it more interesting and the communications tower peaking over the top draws nicely from the color of the bridge
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09/23/2009 06:14:00 PM
wow amazing
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09/23/2009 06:12:34 PM
fabulous picture, wonderful colours
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09/23/2009 04:41:14 PM
All I can say is "WOW"....I love it
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09/23/2009 02:59:15 PM
That's a hell of a view of my favorite bridge; I shot from that exact spot once myself.

It does raise certain questions re: the challenge topic, inasmuch as nothing in the foreground is particularly close, so we're arguably not really seeing "deep" DOF. On the other hand, it's shot with a long lens, and it wasn't easy to get the DOF as deep as you HAVE gotten it :-)

Anyway, I'm not an angels-on-heads-of-pins guy, so I just ignore that navel-gazing and give you a nice score. You're certainly MUCH closer to nailing the challenge than all the shallow-DOF shots I'm seeing :-)
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09/23/2009 12:26:52 PM
A different perspective of Golden great bridge and a good one at that.. beautiful capture.. love the road in the foreground! 9
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09/23/2009 10:11:36 AM
I really want to see this myself one day....beautiful!
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09/23/2009 09:03:20 AM
Very cool image. I love the distant tower poking up above the fog. This will score well, but might have scored even better with an element in the immediate foreground. That would have clinched the ribbon. 9
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09/23/2009 04:31:09 AM
This photo is simply awesome, I just wish you have captured more early in the day, the great shadow on the front mountain is kinda distracting but still well worth for a 9
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09/23/2009 03:52:30 AM
beautiful shot
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09/23/2009 12:24:17 AM
I would have cropped out the mountains in the foreground.
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