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Golden Ocean
Golden Ocean

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Challenge: Boats II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Date: Jun 12, 2010
Aperture: 18
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/2500
Galleries: Travel, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jun 15, 2010

Exposed at -0.33ev. Tweaked white balance, bumped contrast and saturation slightly, curves, sharpen, all in Aperture.

[Jun. 16th, 2010 02:07:17 AM]

Sunset in Abu Dhabi, dhows (boats) on the Arabian Gulf. At certain times of the year, the skies have a dense layer of dust on the horizon. At sunset, the sun disappears behind it far above the horizon. Everything turns deep gold.

[Jun. 16th, 2010 01:43:48 PM]

Taken with 100-400 zoom fully extended, plus 1.4x Canon teleconverter (640mm total). With 1.6x sensor factor, it's like a 900mm lens! Woo!

Place: 47 out of 171
Avg (all users): 5.9674
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.6984
Avg (non-participants): 6.1074
Views since voting: 708
Views during voting: 301
Votes: 184
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/23/2010 05:57:10 PM
Wow! Just scanning through the challenge results and saw this. It made me stop & think, "Whoa, this shot is out of place!" I don't understand the low scores for such a striking photo. Great work.
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06/23/2010 03:31:32 PM
I think this is a terrific photo & no way did it deserve those low marks... if you're happy with the shot, then forget about the marks :)
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06/23/2010 08:01:21 AM
Great shot. I had this in my top 10. Too bad about the low late votes. I think it happens to all of us at one time or another.
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06/23/2010 12:32:03 AM

Message edited by author 2015-07-28 06:01:05.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/22/2010 06:26:38 PM
Great silhouettes! I think my favorite part of this image, though, is how the sea just blurs up into the sky with no horizon line - like they are one. Really interesting color up at the top of the frame as well.
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06/21/2010 11:55:10 AM
beautiful- one of my favourites
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06/20/2010 04:50:23 PM
Gorgeous shot.
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06/18/2010 06:53:29 AM
love the golden glow....
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06/16/2010 08:05:53 AM
Very beautiful
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06/16/2010 05:28:57 AM
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