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"Plymouth Rock in HDR"

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Copyright: Linda Unger (shelbeesmom) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4128 W: 1096 N: 12722] (58278)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-19
Categories: Architecture, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon 24-105 mm F4 L IS USM, Hoya PL-CIR 77mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-11-15 7:53
Viewed: 1615
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I got a shot of the place where the Pilgrims first set foot on the new land, called America...well, that's where they SAY it happened. They encased this "rock" which is TEENIE...about the size of the body of an ostrich, with this huge monument. This was the day Tricia took me Down the Cape... (see? I'm getting it!)
Enjoy! I am off to take my bicycle out with Dave and to show him what it means to train in Spin Class.....he he...poor guy.

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To ttreen: Thank you Tricia!shelbeesmom 2 11-15 15:35
To Fortuna: Thanks!!shelbeesmom 1 11-15 15:08
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Hi Linda,

Beautiful plce, very good shot.
I did a WS and hope you like it!
Best regards!


An excellent result in HDR, Linda,
I like the motive, the wonderful light and the brilliant colours.
I don't use HDR very often, too much time to work with it.
At the moment we have about 5000 shot to assort from the holidays in Thailand and Vietnam. We like to make a fotoshow.
I made some HDR-shots also, but to combine them all is realy too complex now.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi, Linda. HDR almost captured the essence of how a human eye looks at this place. The photo is sharp , realistic colors and you avoided the tendency to overdo it in HDR which is commendable. The composition looks good with two triangles one of the rock and the other of the shore balanced by rectangle above with the gray columns. Cheers and tFS.


Nice to see this rock of monumental importance. Appropriate for this Thanksgiving season. I like your lead in with the rocks on the right. The eye just wants to follow the rocks around the curve to get to the "big one" :)! It's a terrific composition Linda, well thought out on your part. :) Lisa

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2009-11-15 10:09]

Hi Linda,
Nice composition and detail the colours and architecture are superb. TFS

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2009-11-15 10:50]

Hi Linda,

Wonderfull vertical frame , excellent details of the rocks and great architecture view of the Plymouth rock.
A very nice HDR picture and amazing composition, thanks for sharing.

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2009-11-15 15:32]
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hey Linda,
I find it amazing that 2 people can be together taking photos and end up with totally different shots!!!!!!!!!!!

yeah the rock is tiny.. if we look close it the tiny part of the encasement (which history tells us they had to enclose it to keep people from chipping pieces off so I it may have been a tad bit bigger lol) that has the bars on the beach that is where the rock is..... yeah tiny...

OK photo time..... =) love the way you edited this... the line that leads us in is really nice as well.. I know how cloudy it was and you did a great job -)

Hi Linda...nice tones, beautiful details...nice work.


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  • psyce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 25 N: 207] (2856)
  • [2009-11-15 21:01]

your composition is just impeccable! including the water and rocks added to the photo! well done and TFS

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2009-11-16 12:08]

Nice POV and leadin
Good HDR

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