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The Violet Dream
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2009 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: Miles Rock Beach, San Francisco
Date: Oct 25, 2009
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.8, 3.2, 13
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jan 21, 2010

Different shot from the Miles Rock sunset series.

PP:

Merge of three images and tone mapped in Photomatix.

In Photoshop

Straighten the horizon and crop
Levels and Curves adjustment
Dodge and Burn
Healing and clonning to remove minor impuritues
Canvase Resize to add border
Image Resize
Shaepening
Image Resize
Smart Sharpening
Gaussian Blur
Save for web

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 445
Avg (all users): 6.7701
Avg (commenters): 7.7857
Avg (participants): 6.6847
Avg (non-participants): 7.0690
Views since voting: 1914
Views during voting: 459
Votes: 261
Comments: 33
Favorites: 3 (view)


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01/31/2010 02:07:54 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

I have to say I've had a couple of really easy shots to critique - hard to go wrong when the shots you get finish in the top of a very competitive challenge! Excellent job with merging the exposures - you obviously did it right and used a tripod (I keep trying to do it handheld and I can tell you it doesn't work nearly as well!). Nice touch with the overall processing - very vibrant and rich without feeling like it is overdone. And very nice use of those foreground rocks. A beautiful photograph! Congrats on the top twenty finish!
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01/29/2010 09:08:31 AM
You just can't get more glorious and breathtaking than that!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/28/2010 09:36:10 PM
OOOOHHHHH Most excellent!
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01/28/2010 04:31:31 PM
Superb. 9
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01/28/2010 08:49:13 AM
This is an inspirational poster if I ever saw one. Very pretty.
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01/27/2010 10:28:17 PM
Excellent coloring and focus. I like the orange rays of light shining through the blue sky. Great shot.
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01/27/2010 07:56:45 PM
Lovely colors, terrific details, great light......8
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01/27/2010 01:37:29 PM
Lovely colors and I like the fact that there is interest in foreground, middle, and background. The sun rays are magical!
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01/27/2010 08:21:04 AM
well composed , gorgeous colors work well here , 8
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01/27/2010 07:43:36 AM
Great light
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01/27/2010 04:02:36 AM
Wow. The orange "rays" make this photo.
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01/27/2010 03:05:32 AM
Excellent, a very relaxing image
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01/26/2010 11:40:56 PM
Great purple colours and the way the yellow sun rays are coming up from the horizon is particularly nice
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01/26/2010 08:38:53 PM
the colors are rich and magical as is the smooth and smoky water, but i find the highlights on the rocks in the foreground a bit blown
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01/25/2010 09:02:37 PM
The colors are pretty enough to eat. Love the sun flare also.8
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01/25/2010 03:49:02 PM
Amazing shot, beautiful detailing, well done
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01/25/2010 03:08:50 PM
quite beautiful with the burst of light coming from behind the rocks...excellent job
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01/25/2010 02:23:18 PM
love this shot, its beautiful. something worth voting and commenting on.
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01/25/2010 01:48:00 PM
Goodness gracious me. Strong comp, beautifull colours and the misty waters with ss brilliant. Glow in rocks in the fore extra special. Nicely done. Luckily im not limited in the number of 9 or 10s I may give. this 9 but have to decide later again.
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01/25/2010 01:26:24 PM
This is gorgeous...love the purple/violet!
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01/25/2010 09:45:09 AM
Technically, this is a good image. I'm not at all crazy about the frame - in this case, it adds nothing. Also - I'm sorry to say - this kind of scene with the rocks and the misty water has been done ad nauseum. Something to perk up the eye would have been beneficial.
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01/24/2010 09:36:25 PM
Beautiful. 10
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01/24/2010 01:28:55 PM
I think this is a great photograph...but, seems to me that there is no particular "subject".
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01/24/2010 04:25:03 AM
nice use of thirds and the sky color is beautiful
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01/23/2010 09:56:20 PM
Firstly let me say, I'm not a huge fan of these sorts of shots as I always think they are vastly over done, but this is one of the more interesting ones so far, due to the texture of the rocks. It almost seems like they are glowing or made of some glass like material.
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01/23/2010 04:40:03 PM
A perfect 10 for this one!!
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01/23/2010 02:57:26 PM
Love the colours, especially the last rays of the sun. Nice exposure.
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01/23/2010 10:59:37 AM
Nicely done. Would make a nice calendar or card print.
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01/23/2010 09:07:55 AM
Very impressive. A beautiful scene perfectly captured. Congrats!
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01/23/2010 12:07:08 AM
Nice color, detail and title for this shot.
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01/22/2010 07:36:42 PM
very nice
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01/22/2010 07:12:42 PM
Very pretty scene! I love the colors of the sky.
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01/22/2010 01:28:14 PM
Nice color and good job with the long exposure.
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