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Sands of Point Reyes

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Sands of Point Reyes
Sands of Point Reyes

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It was Labor Day, last year, around 3 pm. The day had been warm and balmy but when the fog rolled in, the winds came along for the ride and the cold was invading my bones when I shot this.
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Reprocessed this yesterday, using Photomatix tone mapping, and then did a fair amount of dodging and burning to enhance the light dance on the sands.
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Point Reyes, California
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F4.5, ISO:100, 1/250s, 56 mm
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~~ T&P entry ~~

© Michelle Alton
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Renata Gusciora
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    Wonderful tones and mood created,Michelle!


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9/28/2008 3:24:21 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Great scene and fantastic treatment, Michelle.


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9/28/2008 3:33:02 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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What a beautiful image Michelle, wonderful colours and comp, great image.


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9/28/2008 3:35:01 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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It's almost always foggy around the northern California coast..except for in the fall for a little while. Beautiful shot!!


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9/28/2008 3:39:25 AM

 
Henry Miller  

A beautiful capture, and nice work you have done here !!


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9/28/2008 3:54:43 AM

 
Brett Dolsen
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Wonderfull moody beach scene Michelle!!Great effects,tones and composition!!Brett


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9/28/2008 4:16:35 AM

 
Deb Koskovich
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I really like what you did with this, Michelle...it puts the viewer right there with you feeling the same thing you described.


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9/28/2008 4:33:32 AM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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What a beautiful scene, Michelle!
Amazing gallery!


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9/28/2008 4:35:18 AM

 
Paul E. Earl
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What beautiful tones. A lovely image, Michelle!


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9/28/2008 4:39:24 AM

 
Doug Pignet
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What a beautiful image Michelle,doug


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9/28/2008 4:46:49 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Beautifully done, Michelle.


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9/28/2008 4:48:51 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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I can feel the chill! Super job, Michelle! Love the burning on the sand.


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9/28/2008 5:03:46 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Poetic description for this artistic shot, Michelle!


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9/28/2008 5:08:17 AM

 
Joseph N. DiGilio
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This is an especially beautiful scene you have presented, Michelle. The color of the sand and sky interspersed with clouds and their shadow make this image very appealing.
You always lend your special talents to the sky. You sure know your way around up there Michelle. Fine work.


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9/28/2008 7:40:54 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Very beautiful scene and photo
Excellent work, Michelle


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9/28/2008 7:44:58 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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I love the mood here, Michelle, and the tiny figures emphasizing the great stretch of the beach.


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9/28/2008 10:05:05 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Love the endless space! Stunning work, Michelle!


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9/28/2008 10:07:28 AM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Beautiful beach scene..awesome colors and depth. You can almost feel the cold coming in.


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9/28/2008 12:48:11 PM

 
Tamera Phillips
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Wonderful mood to this beach image!


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9/28/2008 4:32:29 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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It's got my vote for a little gold medallion-- beautiful shot, Michelle!!


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9/29/2008 12:56:33 AM

 
Arlene Krassner
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You've created a breath-taking scene Michelle.


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9/29/2008 4:01:33 AM

 
Gail R. Schuett
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Beautifully captured and worked!
Looks like a very lovely place,nicely done.Gail


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9/30/2008 2:08:14 PM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Limentour beach!! Carolyn F. is wrong, it's really foggy only during summer, (and there is a lot of places with microclimat). Beautiful image, Michelle!


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9/30/2008 7:12:02 PM

 
Summer A. Kozisek
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Beautiful moody image Michelle, fantastic editing as well!


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9/30/2008 7:16:35 PM

 
Allen Hughes
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Great job, Michelle. I've walked that beach a few times myself.


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10/1/2008 1:58:37 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Excellent creation Michelle. So many scenes like this are taken but by those who don't have the vision, or the expertise, to capitalize on what they have. You have a very definite helping of both the needed components to accomplish this great end result.


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10/6/2008 8:29:42 AM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo
HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist, best of luck in the next round!


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10/22/2008 7:23:33 PM

 
Gail R. Schuett
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Yes..CONGRATS on this beauitful photo!!


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10/22/2008 7:36:07 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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So stunning, Michelle! Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!


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10/22/2008 7:58:05 PM

 
Teresa A. Burnett
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Huge congratulations on this gorgeous finalist Michelle!! Best of luck in the next round!!


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10/22/2008 8:24:11 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Michelle!


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10/22/2008 8:57:42 PM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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Michelle- I am so proud of you making the qualifying round with this beautiful picture. Your work is amazing. Congratulations and good luck in the next round.


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10/22/2008 9:01:34 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Congratulations Michelle. I love this image.


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10/22/2008 9:54:24 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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CONGRATS ON YOUR FINALIST!!!


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10/22/2008 10:33:03 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations, Michelle!


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10/22/2008 10:37:38 PM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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Very beautiful scenic, Michelle. Congratulations on your wonderful finalist.


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10/23/2008 12:21:17 AM

 
Manuel Barrera
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congratulations, Michelle, very well deserved.


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10/23/2008 1:43:41 AM

 
Brett Dolsen
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Congratulations Michelle on this great finalist!!Brett


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10/23/2008 2:14:06 AM

 
Doug Pignet
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Congratulations Michelle...this is a beauty,doug


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10/23/2008 2:31:38 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Stunning capture and well-deserved finalist Michelle .. worth getting chilled for.. many congrats!


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10/23/2008 3:54:16 AM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!


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10/23/2008 4:48:48 AM

 
Eugenio Diaz  

Congratulations on your AMAZING Finalist!!!
Well done!


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10/23/2008 5:03:19 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Beautiful soft scene. Congratulations!


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10/23/2008 5:18:55 AM

 
Mukesh Srivastava
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Huge Congrats on your finalist, best of luck in the next round!!!


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10/23/2008 6:39:37 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Absolutely GORGEOUS, Michelle!! Congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL finalist! Deb


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10/23/2008 7:48:18 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Wow, wow, wow, Michelle. This is spectacular. Huge congrats on this well deserved finalist.


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10/23/2008 7:50:42 AM

 
Mike Perez
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Congratulations on your great Finalist, Michelle!


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10/23/2008 8:22:30 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Hooray for you, Michelle, for you finalist on this beautiful shot.


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10/23/2008 8:49:30 AM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Congratulations on your beautiful
Finalist!


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10/23/2008 9:33:25 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Congrats. on this very beautiful Finalist.

UB.


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10/23/2008 10:55:04 AM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Big congratulations on this wonderful finalist,Michelle!!


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10/23/2008 11:08:53 AM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Big congratulations Michelle!


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10/23/2008 11:11:27 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Congrats on this beautiful photo Michelle :)))


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10/23/2008 11:40:14 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Love the mood, Michelle. Congrats!!


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10/23/2008 4:57:15 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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Congratulations on your lovely finalist, Michelle! What a perfect spot for peace and quiet...so beautifully captured!


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10/23/2008 5:10:34 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Wonderful Michelle, congrats!!!!!!!!


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10/23/2008 9:44:47 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Michelle on this Excellent Finalist! Jeff


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10/24/2008 3:40:03 AM

 
Bobbie L. Slayton
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Congratulations you your finalist!


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10/24/2008 7:45:39 AM

 
Graeme Chow
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Congratulations Michelle. The prepective is fantastic and the tone too. I thought of buying this photomatix software but yet to buy it. What do you think it is useful? Michelle.


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10/24/2008 9:34:24 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations Michelle on this beautiful finalist!!


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10/25/2008 8:12:47 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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A silver medallion is pretty good too!! Congratulations on your Finalist, Michelle!!


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10/26/2008 10:53:07 PM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Haaaaaaaaa!! Glad to see this one finalist! Bravo Michelle!!! ( And please come back again :)


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10/26/2008 11:01:04 PM

 
Kerry Hill
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Absolutely beautiful scene, Michelle! Congratulations, well deserved!


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10/26/2008 11:30:30 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Congratulations on a beautiful finalist !! I love the colors and lighting.


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11/2/2008 5:29:05 PM

 
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