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Challenge: Sentinel (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Carl Zeiss 25mm f/2.8 ZF Distagon T
Date: Jan 27, 2011
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 8 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 28, 2011

Thank you for the wonderful comments, the appreciation is appreciated!

This is an 8 second exposure, the first handful or so of seconds was "still", the last few were slowly panned for the texture. 10-stop ND filter was used for the long shutter speed. I choose the aperture to keep the shutter speed reasonable.

Statistics
Place: 43 out of 128
Avg (all users): 5.5969
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 5.7097
Avg (non-participants): 5.4925
Views since voting: 1296
Views during voting: 292
Votes: 129
Comments: 41
Favorites: 15 (view)


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03/30/2012 08:20:41 PM
So glad I saw this on Robert's thread. I would hate to have never seen this beauty.
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09/24/2011 12:20:08 PM
Well, that's not an abstract to me. It is a bit like Watteau's "The Embarkation for Cytera". yes, there is this island where we long to go ...
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06/23/2011 07:36:53 PM
Lovely image. It brings Corot to mind as well.
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06/09/2011 02:20:34 PM
I can't believe I never commentted on this! (perhaps I did before the challenge started though). One of my overall favorites of yours, Ben... wonderful mood, tonality, and textures, just very painterly shot.
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03/10/2011 09:23:28 PM
I never told you how much I loved this image. Got an 8 from me.
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03/10/2011 08:33:42 PM
Oh FANTASTIC.
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03/10/2011 09:26:49 AM
Beautiful textures.
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03/08/2011 04:00:17 PM
Lovely! If a tree fell in the forest and you could see it but not hear it... anyway. This has an awesome sense of motion, like any minute it's all going to pick itself up and waltz away.
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02/08/2011 06:35:51 AM
Thoreau via Turner. My exact thoughts. Lovely indeed.
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02/07/2011 07:45:39 PM
Photographing in the land of dreams again, I see. Loving the symmetry of your histogram.
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02/07/2011 11:18:41 AM
My top pick in this challenge. Congratulations on the well deserved ph blue.
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02/07/2011 10:42:10 AM
So did you use a Vaseline filter for this or some camera shake? :-)
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02/07/2011 06:19:20 AM
Congratulations on your posthumous, many kind comments, and favorites. It's all well deserved for this stunning piece of art.
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02/07/2011 01:08:58 AM
I was sure this was posthumous's, and I guess in a way it is. And 10 faves. Makes for a lovely evening.
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02/07/2011 12:36:26 AM
Ben this was the first image that came up for me in voting. It was an instant 10. It's a wonderful image.
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02/07/2011 12:29:39 AM
Wow, a PH blue for sure. Wonderful.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/06/2011 08:38:53 PM
Absolutely gorgeous, so soft and lovely texture.
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02/06/2011 07:48:28 PM
Clarity through darkness. Lovely. In my top three of the challenge. 10
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02/06/2011 10:31:35 AM
indeed it's a beauty 10
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02/06/2011 10:02:35 AM
sensual, poetic, just so beautiful
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02/05/2011 01:38:30 PM
Superb image. Such light! Wonderful
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02/05/2011 11:43:34 AM
Like a charcoal drawing. Simply beautiful.
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02/05/2011 11:33:08 AM
I almost think I can almost see a saggy old abandoned house back there in the shadows.
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02/04/2011 09:51:45 PM
Wonderful canvas of light and texture. It draws me in.
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02/04/2011 05:04:31 PM
Suitably anarchic. Lovely nonetheless. Thank you.
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02/04/2011 05:54:37 AM
You don't stop discovering things here for a long time when looking at it (and I've been looking a long time! :) )
I don't think I've seen a whole pile relating to sentinel, though...
I also attempted to figure out what Thoreau might refer to... but failed.
I love this shot so it's fav'd. But... I can't score it as high as I normally do favourites I'm afraid. 7
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02/01/2011 11:16:09 PM
a rubbing of a painting of a photo of a dream

Posthumous Blue Ribbon

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01/31/2011 10:04:07 PM
My favorite so far. A beautiful abstract scene that looks fantastic in B/W.
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01/31/2011 09:56:15 PM
I really love the abstract feeling of this one. Nicely done.
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01/31/2011 09:49:29 PM
love the soft image. Need to reread On Walden Pond to pick out the sentinel connection.
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01/31/2011 09:15:34 PM
Love this! It looks like a painting, great job.
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01/31/2011 08:18:45 PM
This is a particularly beautiful image. One of the more outstanding for the challenge as well as one of the best images Iíve seen in DPC. Wonderful!!
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01/31/2011 03:16:52 PM
nice shot, very atmospheric, i don't read it as a sentinel though.
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01/31/2011 02:29:13 PM
Thoreau as interpreted by Turner, perhaps. Splendid picture although I am not convinced that it can stand for "Sentinel" unless we go via Thoreau's writings. 9
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01/31/2011 12:24:11 PM
Grasping for the challenge connection. That said - I am enjoying this image very much. Thank you.
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01/31/2011 10:53:39 AM
Very interesting and engaging image. Makes the viewer feel like a sentinel looking for something in the distance. It also conveys the uneasy feeling of being watched. Maybe I missed what you're saying completely but it's always nice to hear how an image is interpreted.
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01/31/2011 01:23:27 AM
A bit dark but very moody, 8
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01/31/2011 12:33:46 AM
this is magic .. like a wonderful dark brooding atmospheric ethereal painting .. 8..:)
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01/31/2011 12:27:49 AM
You know, nobody would believe me, but I like some stuff like this and this one works for me. 9
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01/31/2011 12:13:43 AM
well, if you're sure it's not Emerson...
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01/31/2011 12:13:41 AM
Sigh...This is really so exquisite, Ben, as though a brilliant thought was had by the world, in the heart of the evening forest.
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