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Ocean side star trails
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william88


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Challenge: Skyscape (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon
Date: Sep 11, 2010
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 79 min
Galleries: Sky, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Sep 12, 2010

The star trails captured 9/11/2010 at Oceanside of Oregon - to pray for the world peace, always and forever.

Regarding ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Abra's and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' tome's questions, the ocean held still and kept silence for 2 hours for me to pray, haha, just kidding. It was a large area of well leveled ultra fine sands which retained moisture for hours after the tide receded. It's smooth enough to provide good reflections yet held still for hours. I have another shot taken during sunset hour which shows this more clearly, but I won't post it here so I can keep it for free study.

Thanks a lot to all who saved ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' HighNooner from leaving DPC! This is a manual hdr without AEB nor photomatix. Photoshop done all the PP. Thank you so much for all the comments!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 137
Avg (all users): 7.4831
Avg (commenters): 8.7500
Avg (participants): 7.3968
Avg (non-participants): 7.5818
Views since voting: 12142
Views during voting: 367
Votes: 118
Comments: 55
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07/06/2011 02:05:49 AM
Hi any tips please on the tools to remove the noise. I took a photo on Friday night, got much of the noise out but still left with speckles one to three pixels in size.
Thanks
09/27/2010 08:58:48 PM
Originally posted by Abra:

Congratulations on the Blue! Thanks for the explanation to my query. I can see the sand flat now. ISO 800 for two hours did you spend hours removing noise & hot pixels, or is the 7D that good?

I can only dream of one day getting 30 7's, and they were bringing your score down :-)


PP was about 5 hours total.
09/26/2010 11:13:49 PM
Absolutely stunning. One of the best shots I have EVER seen.
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09/26/2010 07:12:38 AM
Excellent work - love the colours
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09/25/2010 11:30:13 PM
Breathtaking!!! Congrats!!!
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09/22/2010 05:08:33 PM
Absolutely fantastic image! Congrats on yet another Blue!
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09/22/2010 11:38:42 AM
happy to see a first prize from an area I know so well! I live about 5 minutes away from Oceanside... I love it here.
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09/22/2010 09:46:34 AM
You are the king of skyscapes!
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09/22/2010 01:51:12 AM
outstanding!
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09/22/2010 01:34:10 AM
A vortex of stars...like an organized maelstrom. I hope your prayers of world peace come true...;-)
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09/21/2010 10:32:05 PM
Okay please for the love of all things chocolate. DO a tutorial on this.
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09/21/2010 07:17:59 PM
Congratulations on the Blue! Thanks for the explanation to my query. I can see the sand flat now. ISO 800 for two hours did you spend hours removing noise & hot pixels, or is the 7D that good?

I can only dream of one day getting 30 7's, and they were bringing your score down :-)
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09/21/2010 06:13:01 PM
So clever to choose this spot where the water seems still.

Good going!
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09/21/2010 05:51:25 PM
Great job and a sweet finish. Love the star trails! So surreal....
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09/21/2010 05:57:37 AM
Breathtaking, William. You're the Master of the skies... many congrats on the Blue.
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09/21/2010 04:16:32 AM
Congrats on a well deserved blue ribbon!
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09/20/2010 10:02:36 PM
OUTSTANDING!
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09/20/2010 09:19:22 PM
Originally posted by tome:

Congratulations on the blue! My favorite won :). I was wondering, what does one do during a 2 hour exposure? :)

Watching shooting stars, walking around, taking nap, eating energy bars, etc. And pray for world peace. :-)
09/20/2010 02:37:59 PM
I rarely give out 10s, but this was one of 'em... very nicely done! Congrats.
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09/20/2010 12:52:55 PM
Absolutely spectacular. You've clearly mastered star trails shots!
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09/20/2010 09:37:58 AM
I found myself looking at this for nearly as long as it took to shoot it ;)
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09/20/2010 09:25:41 AM
This is an awesome photograph, it was my pick for the blue ribbon... great work!!!!
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09/20/2010 08:38:48 AM
This is great, simply great.
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09/20/2010 08:15:36 AM
Just Amazing work mate. Congrats!!
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09/20/2010 06:59:11 AM
Way to go my friend!
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09/20/2010 06:12:31 AM
79 Minutes! Amazing Picture
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09/20/2010 04:37:28 AM
Congratulations on the blue! My favorite won :). I was wondering, what does one do during a 2 hour exposure? :)
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09/20/2010 12:57:54 AM
Beautiful!
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09/20/2010 12:42:10 AM
Stunning shot!Congrats for the blue!
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09/20/2010 12:16:51 AM
STUPENDOUS shot william !!! Congrats on the Blue on this outright winner.
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09/20/2010 12:11:25 AM
Breathtaking! 79 miunutes of amazing light...congrats on a much deserved blue
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09/20/2010 12:08:56 AM
Just as I predicted - a star trail picture to be the winner. And it's a fantastic one. Congratulations.
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09/20/2010 12:03:25 AM
Congratulations. I do not have to leave DPC you got the blue!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/19/2010 11:02:46 PM
Very cool - hope this ribbons.

Only nit is the position of North Star being odd in the frame.
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09/19/2010 10:46:19 PM
excellent detail...will be very curious as to how long your exposure was...
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09/19/2010 08:14:02 AM
This does not get the blue ME LEAVE DPC 10+
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09/18/2010 09:11:40 AM
Great trails photo. I like the supporting landscape, and the cool colors.
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09/17/2010 05:03:13 PM
far out .. !!! .. this must ribbon .. blue would match this masterpiece .. :) .. 10..:)
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09/17/2010 03:23:46 PM
amazing detail in the horizon and texture in the water despite the evidently ever-lasting shutter length. I love it.
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09/17/2010 12:09:46 PM
spectacular- easily my #1
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09/17/2010 08:38:09 AM
Looks like a winner to me. Has to be ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' william88
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09/17/2010 02:25:15 AM
It's amazing how despite the long exposure, the water looks like it has these tiny ripples - like it was taken in a fraction of a second. Was there a flash involved? My favorite in this challenge and I'm anxious to see the camera settings.
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09/16/2010 09:41:56 PM
Gotta figure out how to do this. :o) Looks great.
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09/16/2010 05:25:28 PM
way cool - one of the better sky shots of this type that I've seen in a while
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09/16/2010 02:41:41 PM
astonishing!!!!wow!!!
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09/15/2010 06:06:41 PM
Amazing image. This surely is a top ten.
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09/14/2010 08:25:04 PM
Very nicely done! Outstanding presentation. I think the sky is the subject and the sea coast is supportive. One of my top picks in this challenge. Although, I don't like the distortion of the concentric circles around Polaris.
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09/14/2010 02:51:32 PM
Very nice strar trails. I like this shot
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09/14/2010 12:56:32 PM
geez. that's pretty! What a great capture!
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09/14/2010 02:46:43 AM
You have rated 133 of 136 images (98%)

That's where I'm up to when your shot appears. I predict a ribbon for this great photo!! I'm curious, for such a long exposure the water doesn't appear very smooth. I hope you explain how this shot was achieved. Very well done! 9.
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09/13/2010 04:53:42 PM
Wow. Incredible. An obvious front-pager.
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09/13/2010 03:55:19 PM
One of my top 3 faves!
Superb Job!
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09/13/2010 04:06:39 AM
Very nice star trails image. Great idea.
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09/13/2010 03:27:42 AM
beautiful 10
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09/13/2010 12:04:30 AM
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