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Thors' Well
Thors' Well
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Challenge: Free Study 2010-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Central Oregon Coast, USA
Date: Feb 18, 2010
Aperture: f16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2s
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Feb 23, 2010

Several exposures blended due to the incredibly high dynamic range. Three for the water, Three for the sky, and one for the ocean. Other adjustments include curves, hue, saturation, color balance, dodge/burn, slight blur on the highlights, and sharpening/saving for web.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 379
Avg (all users): 7.0000
Avg (commenters): 8.4615
Avg (participants): 6.9464
Avg (non-participants): 7.1667
Views since voting: 8876
Views during voting: 342
Votes: 148
Comments: 27
Favorites: 14 (view)


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03/31/2010 08:12:22 AM
Magnificent!! What an absolutely breathtaking scene. This is a blue any time of the day. I did not vote on this but this is special.
03/10/2010 09:27:56 AM
I'm not familiar with thor's well....where is it close to?

ETA: just saw your post :) Been through that area many times and had never heard of thor's well. Maybe I'll put that on my list when I head up there this summer.

Message edited by author 2010-03-10 09:31:06.
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03/09/2010 09:45:44 PM
Hi everyone.

I forgot how to post additional information in the Photographers Comments section, so let me use this post to say thanks for the kind comments and really generous votes.

Some of you folks asked about the location of this spot. It's at a place called Cape Perpetua on the Central Oregon Coast. It's an amazing spot, but one that is fickle to photograph. This was my 6th trip there, and the first time I've had a shot I thought was worth keeping. If you end up going to see this for yourself, and I highly recommend you do if you are near the area, please keep in mind that it was DEAD CALM seas this day. Usually, you would not want to be anywhere NEAR where I was standing for this shot. The waves on a normal day would absolutely suck you into this hole, and I'm not at all sure that it would be possible to get out.

Paul, thanks for the nice comment. As far as the difference between the two, it's the size thing. I actually just saved the same TIFF file twice, once for DP and once for 1x. The only difference was the size of the image and file. It IS interesting to see that there actually is a pretty big difference, but I agree with what you are saying.

03/08/2010 07:57:33 PM
wow!!! so pretty :)
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03/08/2010 05:33:00 PM
Awesome effect - and excellent capture.
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03/08/2010 04:31:38 PM
This is beautiful!
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03/08/2010 04:18:01 PM
Congrats on you HM! This sure is an impressive shot and it must be even more impressive in real life. I can almost hear those waves crashing. Thanks for the PP info too.
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03/08/2010 10:21:22 AM
Wow this is a beauty! I gotta learn something like that!
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03/08/2010 08:15:28 AM
Awesome shot !!! Congrats on the HM !!
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03/08/2010 07:55:38 AM
One of my favorites from the challenge - 9
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03/08/2010 12:13:43 AM
Beautiful and scary.
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03/08/2010 12:03:38 AM
I think you could teach a class using this photo alone. Amazing.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2010 05:55:31 PM
Very nicely done! Love the rays of light from the sun and the palpable sense of movement of the water into the abyss.
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03/07/2010 08:44:42 AM
I saw this on 1x Miles, it is a staggering scene. I'm looking at both versions as I type this and have to say that I think the DPC version doesn't quite measure up. I don't think it's just size either, the deeper coloration and higher sharpness of the 1x version are superior. I wonder if you didn't something different in your edit or we are just seeing the difference between a 300K and a 2Mb file size limit.

Having said all that - this is still a superb image and one that I anticipate will make the front page.
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03/06/2010 03:20:52 PM
Nice job on the dynamic range. This was a difficult capture. Looks like a Miles Morgan original. Love your work!
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03/06/2010 04:29:27 AM
Woah! I can't believe this thing really exists. I can't tell if it's a mile across or a tidepool. Very neat photo photo. Well chosen shutter speed to capture the movement of the water into the well.
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03/05/2010 07:53:42 PM
That looks really cool. Looking forward to finding out where this is, and then making some travel plans. Wonder where the water goes?
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03/05/2010 06:21:51 AM
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03/04/2010 08:55:32 PM
Brilliant work. I can't find anything that would take points away.
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03/04/2010 07:21:18 PM
Just amazing, thanks for sharing.
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03/04/2010 03:08:51 AM
Very impressive location!
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03/03/2010 10:48:11 AM
Now that's some picture...I'm hoping you will tell us more about where it is...very beautiful
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03/02/2010 01:59:05 AM
Must be Iceland! Amazing location - and cool photo. Perfect shutter speed.
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03/01/2010 09:42:18 PM
breath-taking capture
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03/01/2010 07:40:44 PM
great location and photo
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03/01/2010 03:14:18 PM
What an overwhelming view. Thank you for sharing this with us :)
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03/01/2010 12:19:55 AM
Beautiful land/seascape.
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