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43 Minute Exposure
3rd Place43 Minute Exposure
mgarsteck


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Obvious Tripod (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Location: Davenport CA
Date: Jun 14, 2011
Aperture: 9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2627 seconds
Date Uploaded: Jun 18, 2011

Davenport California, there is this pier out there that used to be used for the cement factory. When they ran out of limestone it shut down. They blew up the pier but these pylons still sit there.

I saw this picture on google when I was looking for pier pylons to shoot for this very type of photo. I came across this and finally got the chance to check it out. Its a great town and pretty small. The people are super nice and it has some beautiful beaches and surf spots.

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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 89
Avg (all users): 7.2754
Avg (commenters): 8.1176
Avg (participants): 7.1200
Avg (non-participants): 7.3419
Views since voting: 5659
Views during voting: 485
Votes: 167
Comments: 44
Favorites: 14 (view)


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07/01/2011 04:13:11 PM
Assuming this image was taken during the day and not at night, what ND filter did you use for this?
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07/01/2011 10:08:42 AM
Originally posted by mgarsteck:

Originally posted by ccarter:

Nice shot deserving of the award - but expected more then a yellow? A bit arrogant I'd say.


Like Levt said, hoping is a better word. If you dont shoot for the best and have high expectations for your work then your work will not
improve as quickly. I want to be the best and so I shoot like it, and that mentality has done me well in my professional career.

This is literally my favorite picture that I have taken so far, I only want the best for it, I take a lot of pride in them, just like they are my kids or something.

And Yes Deb, I like the birds as well, its the cherry on top for me. I dont know if they were sleeping or not but thats my best assumption. I would like to come back to this town, it was a lot of fun.


No matter what you say, you'll always offend someone, you go with your bad self :)
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06/30/2011 11:11:50 PM
Gasp! I about fell out of my chair when I saw this. It's amazing!!!
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06/30/2011 03:56:20 PM
Originally posted by ccarter:

Nice shot deserving of the award - but expected more then a yellow? A bit arrogant I'd say.


Like Levt said, hoping is a better word. If you dont shoot for the best and have high expectations for your work then your work will not
improve as quickly. I want to be the best and so I shoot like it, and that mentality has done me well in my professional career.

This is literally my favorite picture that I have taken so far, I only want the best for it, I take a lot of pride in them, just like they are my kids or something.

And Yes Deb, I like the birds as well, its the cherry on top for me. I dont know if they were sleeping or not but thats my best assumption. I would like to come back to this town, it was a lot of fun.
06/29/2011 09:11:47 PM
Sorry you're disappointed with the ribbon color. I'll take it off your hands if you don't want it. :-) Still can't get over the length of the exposure, and the sleeping birds!
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06/29/2011 08:02:59 PM
Nice shot deserving of the award - but expected more then a yellow? A bit arrogant I'd say.
06/29/2011 11:27:47 AM
Originally posted by mgarsteck:

Originally posted by levyj413:

Congrats on the shot, ribbon, personal best (and first time over 7.0. Well deserved.

I'm sorry to see, however, that it wasn't enough for you: "Well Im glad I got a ribbon, but I was expecting something more than a yellow."


Im happy and content to get the ribbon I just expected more out of the picture thats all. Nothing wrong with wanting to go for the top right?

Of course! Wanting to go for the top is natural. Maybe you meant "expecting" as "hoping." I just get tired of others on DPC who indicate via their comments that they feel they're entitled to the highest honors, as if the voters erred in choosing another shot to get a better score.
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06/29/2011 02:34:51 AM
Originally posted by levyj413:

Congrats on the shot, ribbon, personal best (and first time over 7.0. Well deserved.

I'm sorry to see, however, that it wasn't enough for you: "Well Im glad I got a ribbon, but I was expecting something more than a yellow."


Im happy and content to get the ribbon I just expected more out of the picture thats all. Nothing wrong with wanting to go for the top right?
06/29/2011 01:32:31 AM
Congrats on the shot, ribbon, personal best (and first time over 7.0. Well deserved.

I'm sorry to see, however, that it wasn't enough for you: "Well Im glad I got a ribbon, but I was expecting something more than a yellow."
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06/28/2011 09:07:36 AM
Incredibly beautiful! Congrats on the yellow!
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06/27/2011 12:39:17 PM
Beautifully done! Haunting image. Congrats!
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06/27/2011 10:47:45 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon.
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06/27/2011 08:26:40 AM
Excellent image, Matthew. Congrats on the ribbon.
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06/27/2011 04:59:22 AM
Very inspiring, a wonderful example of what can a (very) long exposure achieve. Congratulations on your great photo and on the ribbon: I like your photo much more than mine!
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06/27/2011 04:50:02 AM
I read your blog about this image, congrats on it working out for you :-)
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06/27/2011 04:48:44 AM
I'm sorry I didn't vote in this one, as this would be a 10. Not what you want to hear, I know, but it's good to remember that these photos have legs beyond DPC. Incredible image.
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06/27/2011 02:31:13 AM
Sublime! What a wonderful image to see in the top 3.
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06/27/2011 01:53:11 AM
Told you it would ribbon!!! COngrats, Matt.
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06/27/2011 01:32:03 AM
Excellent job! Congrats on the ribbon and outstanding image!
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06/27/2011 01:15:52 AM
Always a bridesmaid... ;-) Congrats, Matthew! This was an awesome image, top pick from me with a 9.
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06/27/2011 01:12:14 AM
Congratulations ... I have been to that exact spot many times and have some interesting shots of the pylons. Great idea using such a long exposure - really made it an exceptional shot.
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06/27/2011 12:51:35 AM
Yep, my third one. Pretty happy about it.
06/27/2011 12:49:09 AM
Wow! A ribbon! Congrats!
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06/27/2011 12:07:22 AM
Way to Go Congratulations on your PB and your Ribbon!!! Pylons that's what I was grabbing for word wise when I left you the comment.. bridge bottoms, pylons close!
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06/27/2011 12:02:39 AM
ATTA BOY!!! Way to get a new PB+Ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/26/2011 11:14:05 PM
Elegant.
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06/26/2011 05:15:06 PM
those are pretty lazy birds if they didn't move for 3/4 h! ;-)
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06/26/2011 02:12:16 AM
nice nice nice
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06/25/2011 11:32:25 PM
Artistic. Beautiful image.
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06/25/2011 06:47:40 AM
This is great.
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06/22/2011 04:36:01 PM
Ghostly and apocalyptic...
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06/21/2011 04:43:35 PM
Lovely and evocative, one of those that could ribbon and win a Postumous.
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06/21/2011 03:34:19 PM
Alien forms! Great work.
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06/21/2011 03:16:31 PM
just goes to show you how long a bird will sit still! beautiful and so creative and the title is perfect.
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06/21/2011 03:05:04 PM
Obvious use of a tripod, or any other long-term stabilization tool (1-10 *is not the score of the shot though*): 10
Looks like a former bridge or pier. The water is unrecognizable. Very cool.
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06/21/2011 02:35:04 AM
I see it, but I don't believe it, EPIC. 10
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06/21/2011 12:12:51 AM
Very nice. My top of the bunch....other than mine!
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06/20/2011 11:08:08 PM
43 minutes...wow. The effect is stunning. A lot of those birds must have been sitting there for a while!
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06/20/2011 02:10:14 PM
Very cool minimalistic image, especially with the birds in there. A definite stand out from the crowd.

Obvious tripod use: Very high.
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06/20/2011 11:29:15 AM
Matthew you should wait until the voting is over before posting your challenge entry in your personal website portfolio. Nice entry anyway.
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06/20/2011 09:57:23 AM
One of my favorites. Love the simplicity and negative space.
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06/20/2011 02:37:21 AM
43 minutes! I'm amazed the birds stayed still long enough to be able to make them out at all. I can only assume that was taken at night and that they were asleep. All makes for an interesting shot though.
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06/20/2011 02:08:47 AM
Handheld?
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06/20/2011 12:29:15 AM
Wayyyyyyy Cooooool, hummm first thought it was bridge bottoms, but not sure now. still waaaaaayyyyy coooooool
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