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Challenge: Horizon Line (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges: Abstracts /Patterns
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Cape Cod, MA
Date: Nov 29, 2010
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Abstract, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Dec 5, 2010

Thank you for the votes and the great comments. We had this amazing sunset the day after the challenge was announced, and at this time of year the sun sets far enough south that it's over the water of Nantucket Sound. I shot a series with parts of the coastline, and/or rock jetties silhouetted, and then some where I swung the camera horizontally during the exposure for an abstract look, but just before I left the beach, amazed that this band of light still persisted, I noticed that the water was looking particularly lovely as well and took this, grateful for the image stabilized lens.

PS It's a nice image to break up all the "sandy" ones that otherwise dominate my top scoring images!

PPS. Interesting to note that the average vote from participants and non-participants are identical. I don't think that happens often.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 94
Avg (all users): 6.8571
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 6.8571
Avg (non-participants): 6.8571
Views since voting: 3951
Views during voting: 277
Votes: 140
Comments: 41
Favorites: 10 (view)


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11/04/2013 10:18:25 AM
this is such a great shot
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05/08/2011 03:17:15 PM
FAAAABBBBUUULOUS!!!
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12/23/2010 02:18:33 AM
GORGEOUS!!!
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12/14/2010 10:06:57 PM
Very nice..a true horizon shot. Congratulations!
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12/14/2010 05:43:50 PM
Way to go on the Ribbon. Can't let Robert get them all! :)
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12/14/2010 02:30:08 PM
Simple, and elegant. Congrats on your new ribbon!
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12/14/2010 01:06:27 PM
Dynamically serene, and the definitive horizon. Congratulations!
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12/14/2010 02:39:09 AM
Wonderful Penny, one of my favorites!
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12/13/2010 06:41:17 PM
One word... Zen. It's beautiful in its simplicity, and also due to the restraint you showed in processing it. A well-deserved ribbon, and kudos to the voters for recognizing it.

Message edited by author 2010-12-13 18:41:39.
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12/13/2010 04:53:52 PM
Congrats on the ribbon, I loved this shot.
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12/13/2010 02:01:17 PM
Originally posted by Aleema:

not to be mean but i don't get the appeal.
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Originally posted by Tiny:

Nor do I, but Congratulations on the ribbon.


That's OK. I knew at the outset that this more abstract image would not appeal to some people. I was delighted that it did as so well despite this, and the many positive comments I've received indicate that it struck a chord with several people. The images of mine that I enjoy the most include several more abstract ones and I made a decision recently to pursue that style more deliberately, at least for a while. It would be a sad day indeed if we ended up with DPC comprised of members all of whom had the same tastes. Thanks for the comments.

ETA, It's perhaps not so much the image's abstract quality as its simplicity, and the serenity that it conveys, which several of you have pointed out :-). In general I think sunsets are often better enjoyed than photographed, but there seemed to be a special quality in the light that night, and I had a hard time tearing myself away from the beach that evening which is how I came to get this capture.

A side note: It's at times like that evening that I really regret that Robert (Bear_music) cannot use the phone. I wasn't so far away, but too far to go and get him down to the beach in time to enjoy/photograph this too. :-(

Message edited by author 2010-12-13 17:44:52.
12/13/2010 01:57:18 PM
Gave this one a 9 and am so glad that it ribboned! Truly its the simplicity that makes this photo.
Way to go!
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12/13/2010 12:46:47 PM
Nor do I,but Congratulations on the ribbopn.
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12/13/2010 11:56:27 AM
not to be mean but i don't get the appeal.
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12/13/2010 07:54:54 AM
Way to go! Congrats on the yellow!!
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12/13/2010 07:45:21 AM
Well done Penny!
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12/13/2010 06:37:58 AM
So glad this got a ribbon, it was in my top picks. Just gorgeous.
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12/13/2010 05:43:06 AM
Lovely image. Congratulations! Colors, tones, simplicity, peacefulness. A beautiful evening abstract. Nice ribbon to match.
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12/13/2010 03:02:37 AM
I thought only we left-coasters get to shoot ocean sunsets :). Congrats on your ribbon Penny, lovely shot!
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12/13/2010 01:22:33 AM
lovely minimalism - very calming - congratulations :)
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12/13/2010 01:01:32 AM
Simplicity at it's FINEST !! Congrats on the ribbon !!
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12/13/2010 12:53:33 AM
Penny...congrats on your ribbon! Wooooo Hooooo! Stunning colors rich with wondrous hues!
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12/13/2010 12:21:02 AM
Congratulations! I love this and I'm so glad it did well.
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12/13/2010 12:09:03 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! And isn't it interesting - completely different ocean, very similar evening view.
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12/13/2010 12:01:21 AM
Yee Haw! You did it! MWAH!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/12/2010 11:59:44 PM
billiant color.
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12/10/2010 03:07:21 PM
I love sunsets, and the calm water is so pretty. Just right.
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12/10/2010 06:01:25 AM
Nice colors and excellent simplicity - 7
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12/10/2010 02:28:25 AM
This is beautiful... great job - 10
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12/10/2010 01:03:56 AM
Looks very much like the evening view I get some nights here. I'm rather fond of that view. Definitely meets the challege, too.
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12/09/2010 01:43:37 PM
Fabulous, would like to see this on my wall, very soothing pic.
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12/08/2010 07:28:09 PM
Nice is this Ursula ?
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12/07/2010 10:44:38 PM
Great tranquility to this shot. It's not holding a lot of interest for me beyond the first glance of colors.
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12/07/2010 08:39:45 PM
beautiful colour
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12/07/2010 06:27:20 PM
I love the beautiful minimalism of this.
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12/06/2010 09:59:25 PM
This turned out nice. Fantastic work.
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12/06/2010 07:22:13 PM
Sometimes simplicity is the best. Nice job.
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12/06/2010 06:36:04 PM
Simple pure serene fantastic. 8
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12/06/2010 05:02:30 PM
Beautiful shot, water is amazing.
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12/06/2010 11:44:37 AM
Beautiful, simple lines.
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12/06/2010 12:16:19 AM
WOW perfect in it's Simplicity!
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